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DJ Quik Says The MPC 60II Changed His Life

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One Of The West Coast’s Most Prolific Beatmakers (Producers) Drops Jewels About Recording

By Amir Said (Sa’id)

Some people (mostly newer beatmakers) sleep on DJ Quik. I don’t know if it’s the perm or what, but this is one of the most musically intelligent beatmakers (producers) to emerge from the beatmaking tradition.

For educational purposes…

DJ Quik on SP1200, MPC 60, MPC 3000

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About Author

Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual

  • Quik is dope man, I’m sure many of the newschool cats have no idea. That dude’s beatmaking skills are off the charts fam!