Born David E Long but known to the musical world of Hip Hop as David E Beats, this 20-year-old music genius is now creating a name for himself. As a child, he grew up in one of Washington D.C roughest neighborhood. Although he lived in a single-parent...
Born David E Long but known to the musical world of Hip Hop as David E Beats, this 20-year-old music genius is now creating a name for himself. As a child, he grew up in one of Washington D.C roughest neighborhood. Although he lived in a single-parent home, he made sure to stay out of trouble. Writing poems, painting and playing flute were the gist of his existence.
He started to develop an interest in Hip Hop music at the age of 15, when he bought his first Rap CD ever ‘’The Blueprint- Jay Z’’. He developed a knack for putting words together and soon started to rap, getting on the scene and battled other rappers. At 17, his interests turned more to the production side. He received more than 9000 plays on his Myspace music page in only 2 months. One of his beats ‘’ So Paranoid’’ on soundclick.com hit the 2 on all the charts with like 30 000 hits. He has over 500 beats that he describes as ‘’ versatile, passionate and really catchy’’. This maverick, music-maven producer is continuing to build a hefty catalogue.
His work has been credited for (New York Rap artist) JUMZ single ‘’Pressure” for his upcoming LP ‘’Back From 95’’, Aerias from Chicago for the single ‘’Halfway to heaven’’ that he performed all over the US, and Ohio-based rapper Dominique Larue for her single ‘’Toast to the Nightlife”. He also works with indie artists on a regular basis.
Inspired by the likes of Swizz Beats, Mad Lib, Fefe Dobson, and Kanye West, David E beats is far from being a one-dimensional producer. He has been diligently working hard for the past year to break through the music industry. Those who have followed his path know that his interest in exploring new productions keeps on growing.
Keep a keen eye and a sharp ear on this soon-to be Hip Hop ‘s new sensational beatmaker!
David E Beats Releases‘’David E Beats Boulevard'' by Music producer/rapper David E beats will release his first effort on May 13th, 2009. The 10-track project has collaborations with DC and New York local artists: Kendall Elijah, Ihsan Bilal, Phz...
URB Magazine Features David E Beats by DC native Hip Hop producer David E Beats is currently named in URB magazine’s Next 1000 contest for the track he produced ’’Blue Collar Chronicles’’. URB Mag’ online website devoted to electronic...
David E Beats Releases‘’David E Beats Boulevard'' by Music producer/rapper David E beats will release his first effort on May 13th, 2009. The 10-track project has collaborations with DC and New York local artists: Kendall Elijah, Ihsan Bilal, Phz sicks, R’n’B singer Nureya hailing from the DMV area; Rap artist JUMZ, singers Nate and RNB representing New York. David E beats is credited with producing; mixing and mastering; writing and rapping on all the songs.
‘’The project has been in development for over 6 months’’, David E Beats explains, ‘’I wanted to take my time and put out something great. 90% of the songs were written earlier this year, I just kept rewriting them until I was satisfied. It’s a well-thought-out project.’’
When it comes to the title of the mixtape ‘’David E Beats Boulevard’’, David E Beats explains: ‘’Boulevard by definition is a broad city street; often landscaped. Back when I lived in DC, I would come up with acoustic songs, up-tempo beats and Rock influences would often turn up in my productions. I felt like I was welcoming artists’ onto my musical boulevard.
Songs such as ‘’Bulletproof’’ featuring Coldplay gives a dramatic tone to the project, while club bangers tracks such as ‘’ Can’t Get Enuff’’ and ‘’We On’’ are dedicated to partygoers.
The mixtape is comprised of the following tracks:
1) Walk In – Feat. RNB
2) We On- Feat. Kendall Elijah
3) Yezzur !!!
4) Cant Get Enuff- Feat. RNB
5) Her Features Feat.Nate
6) KING Feat. JUMZ
7) I Want U- Feat. Ihsan Bilal x PHZ Sicks
8) Davey's World Feat. Nate
9) Ain’t What It Seems Feat. NuReya
10) BulletProof Feat. Coldplay
‘’We are very excited for David E Beats as he releases his first – yet - anticipated mixtape, says associate director of PDG PR, Greg Raimes. Our favorite songs include ‘’Her Features’’ which is an ode to women, ‘’Yezzur’’ and ‘’King’’, a very empowering song dedicated to the underdog. We really believe his project will do well and he receives much success in the future’’.
The first single ‘’Walk In’’ Feat. RNB is now available on digital platforms.
About David E Beats
The 20 year-old DC-bred music producer is mastering his craft over time. Often labeled as ’’the next big artist in Hip Hop’’, David E Beats productions are ’’unique, catchy and inspiring ’’.
Influenced by the likes of Swizz Beats, Mad Lib, Fefe Dobson, and The Decemberist, David E beats is now creating a name for his self especially after producing ‘’Pressure’’ for Rap artist JUMZ. The song garnered very positive reviews with features on AllHipHop, OnSmash and WorldstarHipHop; just to name a few. Additionally, the song ‘’ Doing My Job’’ that he produced was featured on URB Mag’s Next 1000 contest.
URB Magazine Features David E Beats by DC native Hip Hop producer David E Beats is currently named in URB magazine’s Next 1000 contest for
the track he produced ’’Blue Collar Chronicles’’.
URB Mag’ online website devoted to electronic music, hip-hop and urban lifestyle and culture has just featured a David E Beats exclusive track. "I am always taking my music outside of the box and this song has the potential to win. It has received very good reviews and a significant amount of attention. I’m aiming to raise the stakes in this competition!’’ says David E Beats.
For your listening pleasure, take a sneak peek:
Additionally, Greg Raimes of PDG PR, with whom David E Beats recently signed, says ’’We are thrilled to add David to our client roster, our mission is to blow up the boundaries, David E Beats’ passion, creativity, and drive will allow us to tear down the limits.’’
David is currently working on his first album entitled "David E Beats Boulevard"
About David E Beats
His interest for production started at the age of 17. One of his beats ’’ So Paranoid’’ on soundclick.com hit
the #2 on all the charts with 30,000 hits.
This now, 20 year-old DC-bred music producer is mastering his craft over time. His productions are ’’inspiring, unique and versatile’’. Inspired by the likes of Swizz Beats, Mad Lib, Fefe Dobson and Kanye West, David E beats is now creating a name for himself.
David E Beats Releases Second Single 'Her Features by top40charts.com NEW YORK (Top40 Charts/ PDG Public Relations) - One week after releasing his first mix-tape debut "David E Beats Blvd", which received tremendous success among his peers and online (with features on AllHiphop.com, Dcrap.com, DJ Heat website and radio plays on 89.9 FM in North Carolina), DMV-bred-now-New York artist David E Beats releases his highly anticipated second single "Her Features featuring R&B singer Nate.
Her Features" is a very up-tempo, 1920s-swing style instrumental with a complimentary flow.
The song is about a special relationship one feels with his woman.
It is dedicated to lovers. The lyrics come from past experiences and also from conversations he had with women.
Most of the lyrics in this song were taken from a particular conversation I had with my current lover. She was always complaining about her looks but I felt as if she was perfect in herself. I decided to dedicate the song to her, and she; in turn, loved it".
David E Beats chose to collaborate with R&B artist Nate from New York City.
The collaboration was amazing; the chemistry we shared was remarkable! Nate is very talented and definitely hones his skills. When it comes to the song, I am sure that it will speak to anyone who is in love.
Her Features" Feat Nate is now available on digital platforms
David E Beats Blvd" Mix-tape
About David E Beats
The 20 year-old DC-bred music producer is mastering his craft over time. David E Beats productions are "unique, catchy and inspiring ". Influenced by the likes of Swizz Beats, Mad Lib, Fefe Dobson, and The Decemberist, David E beats is now creating a name for his self especially after producing "Pressure" for Rap artist JUMZ. The song garnered very positive reviews with features on AllHipHop, OnSmash and WorldstarHipHop; just to name a few. Additionally the song " Doing My Job" that he produced for DMV artist Lyriciss was featured on URB Mag's Next 1000 contest. Lately, David E Beats released his first single "Walk In" off his "David E Beats Boulevard" Mix-tape debut.
For more information on David E Beats, please visit: http://davidebeats.com
I USE IT AS A METAPHOR - David E. Beats by Soul Pitch Street Wire David E Beats latest mix-tape project is a genre-blurring blend of Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rock and Electro, an absolute tapestry of diverse musical influences. He succeeded to go from groundbreaking Hip Hop samples to high-electronic sound reasonably and surprisingly in a handful of tracks. This artist's creativity follows none and his talent defies many." – "I am PR Agency
''David E Beats Blvd'' Does your name have a specific meaning?
Yes. The definition of Boulevard is a broad street, often tree-lined. I use it as a metaphor to stress the fact that I draw from multiple musical styles. I make music on such a broad scale that it can be interpreted and loved by all who happen to listen to it; and isn’t that what making music is all about?
For those who haven't heard about you yet, what would you like them to know?
That I will always be better; that each album shall be exponentially better than the last. As I learn new instruments; such as the guitar I am currently learning now, my music will grow and take on new shapes and forms. In short, don’t get used to a certain sound; I always aim for change!
You’re a producer/Rapper at twenty; at what age did you produce your first beat?
At 17, and it took me a few weeks to fully finish it. But like Aristotle said, the first step is the hardest, and once that obstacle is cleared you will wonder why it was so difficult in the first place.
You’re influenced by the likes of Swizz Beats, Fefe Dobson and the Decemberists, any plans on reaching out to them for future collabos?
Definitely, I am open to collabs with anyone actually. I’d love to do a song with Soulja Boy and Jeezy when I will have the opportunity.
Do you have a different approach to mark your name in the game?
The best approach is to remain true to your own interests and tastes. Trends change, sound evolves, and with it you must evolve as well, but always keep your general style. It may be hard at first, but I will become loved for doing what makes me happy.
What happened with Wale?
The situation with Wale was one where I had an opportunity and passed on it. My cousin saw him at a Downtown Locker Room in Wake Forest Mall, MD. Back when he was a local artist I heard he often frequented that mall. My cousin said that Wale was looking for new instrumentals and he told him I had the best beats in DC. My cousin came to my studio, and told me the story. I was 18 at the time, and saw no real future for myself. I ended up never sending Wale a single instrumental, and watched him blow up locally and nationally. I still kick myself for doing that.
Are you watching the new artist in the game that is exploding rapidly? Do you think they will have an on going success?
There are a few artists back home I think may make it. But as far as the unsigned crowd I haven’t heard too much music that will lead me to think they will blow, except for my boy Phil Ade, and Kendall Elijah. These 2 guys are extremely talented and I am currently producing a project for Kendall and contributing to Phil’s.
You produced and wrote all the music for your project, will you consider rapping over other producers beats? And if so which producer you would like to work with?
I would love to rap over other producer’s instrumentals. I often rap over my friend’s Prophecy’s instrumentals, as his laid back style often compliments my heavier, up-tempo beats. I love instrumentals with a full, orchestrative sound, similar to a lot of Rick Ross’ later works, and older Kanye works. I’d love to work with Swizz Beats, Just Blaze, and a few select rock bands.
What are you working on now?
I just finished producing a whole album for a artist, and I am currently working on a 10 track mixtape with Kendall Elijah. I also formed a band, and will work on a live instrumentation album fusing hard rock, blues, and rap. I am also working on another rap album where I produce, and write, all the songs. I am still thinking on a title. I am working on a freestyle mixtape as well. I am preparing to do a college tour circuit and a festival tour circuit but these are far into the future. I keep busy.
Let us know where we can vibe with David E Beats oh and before I rap this up are you twittering?? (lol)
I am all over the internets [lol]. My site is http://davidebeats.com , my mixtape is hosted on www.wix.com/davidlong028/davidebeatsblvd , I am on soundclick too : www.soundclick.com/davidebeats and Facebook as David E Beats BLVD. Lastly, but not least, I am on Twitter at www.twitter.com/davidebeats . Google me to find all the sites I’ve been on or currently on. Until the next time…DEUCE!
“Candice Nicole in the City” Presents: “Producer’s by Candice Nicole In The City Welcome to my NEW section on “Candice Nicole in the City”. I have always belived in reaching back to up & coming artist and giving them a spotlight where they could shine :o) I used to do this on my MySpace page and now that I have a larger platform I will be bringing that back. However, I will be giving others writer’s a chance to showcase thier skills, so with this first “Producer’s Spotlight” Nicole Holmes is the writer. For more information please contact her at email@example.com :o)
The first installation we have is an amazing Producer by the name of David E. Beats. He has worked with Lyriciss, Kendall Elijah, Ihsan Bilal, PHZ-Sicks, Nureya, JUMZ, Nate and RNB. Below, is the interview and I hope all of you enjoy! His NEW project “David E. Beats Boulervard” will be released May 13th and I will definitely be doing a post about it. Enjoy!
“Producer’s Spotlight” David E. Beats Interview
When did you first realize you have a passion for creating music?
I’d have to say recently, when working on my debut album where I am rapping and producing. The amount of time and effort I put into each song, I had to be passionate. I realized then that this is something I can do for the rest of my life, just making many types of songs, loving and appreciating music in all forms.
What inspires or inspired you David to create your own unique sound?
I’d have to say my heavy Rock and RNB background. Coupled with the fact that on a daily basis I’ll listen to several different genres of music, excluding Rap. Don’t listen too much of that anymore.
Mostly Nirvana, Led Zepplin… Lots of Kanye, Yeah Yeah Yeah, yknow. Some Wes Montgomery, and a few indie bands here and there.
What artist/producers do you see as your primary inspirations?
Kanye mainly, and that’s because of what he became. Someone who was pushed to the side ended up becoming bigger than them. It gives hope, and forces me to make great music to become great.
Although you may not have years in the business do you have a favorite musical project that you have worked on? Or is it to early to declare a favorite.
Well I have my debut! It’s currently my favorite, but it’s also my only. I’m very proud of it, I feel it’s on a totally different level then what is expected from an unsigned artist. It’s on the level of a major artist debut, the songs and quality are just superior to just about everyone in my league.
What can we expect from David E Beats in the future?
I have a very grand vision for my life. You can expect me to be the greatest, at rapping; producing; even playing instruments. Expect the best shows, best songs, and constant growth.
Do you have any advice for anyone interested in become music producers?
Just be yourself at all times. Don’t copy other producers to get on, yea that may get you placements but you wont have any work in the long run. Develop your own style, and find an artist you click with, then make that artist #1 on Billboard with your song. Then you will constantly have work.
As we know producing can take up much of your time but what do you like to do outside of working on music?
Normal nerdy things, like play Soul Calibur 2 or Final Fantasy 12. Or watch anime, or hang with my girl.
I like to shop, love buying skinny jeans and sneaks, but I’m bout to move over to the dress shoes.
We all know the about Dr. Dre’s and Timberlands, but what makes you stand out in this industry?
Cuz I’m David E Beats. There is no other David E Beats. I am a brand, a character that’s larger than life and fresher than most. No one makes beats quite like me because no one has gone through my life and learned how I learn, or think how I think. What makes me is a combination of experience, passion and drive.
Since there has been an increase in this technology how do you feel about the use of the Vocoder and Auto tune when it comes to music?
I use it mainly for effect but never to actually correct pitch. I only work with trained musicians and singers, no amateurs, so there’s no need to “make” someone sound good through autotune. Like on my song “Davey’s World” off my debut; I’m using autotune on the singer for effect, but the singer is great without it.
Do you have a favorite beat that once you hear it, it just makes you go crazy? If so, what is that beat.
Currently it’s the Keri Hilson “Knock You Down” instrumental. I think the beat leaves a lot of room for her amazing vocals and is one of those types of beats that sound a million times better with vocals.
Because you are still considered new in this industry do you play by your own set of rules or follow what has made others successful at their craft?
I play by the rules mainly because my PR makes me. But I’ve come to realize that to make it you have to approach this like a job and yes, you must play by a certain set of rules. But the rule of conforming to the current sound to sell records is one I don’t follow, mainly because all that does is make you flop faster. Being you and making great songs is my only rule.
If you can make music for one artist either living or dead who would they be and why?
hrmmmmm, that’s’ a toughie. I’m really open to everyone. I’d love to do a beat for Soulja Boy or Jeezy. Yea, I’m open to any artist, as long as they’re dope!
First Single ‘’Walk In’’ Feat. RNB
David E Beats Releases Third Single ''Ain't What I by Hip Hop Press
The up-and-coming artist is ready to release his third smash hit
Fresh off releasing his first introductory project ''David E Beats Blvd'' including Walk In" (featuring RNB) and ''Her Features (featuring Nate), the first official singles released; Hip Hop artist David E Beats is now releasing his heavily anticipated third single ''Ain't What It Seems'' featuring singer Nu'Reya.
David E Beats produced and wrote the entire song.
''Ain't What It Seems'' is a David Bowie sampled banger with hard-hitting drums and true-to-life lyrics. The current state of the Hip Hop scene spawned the idea of the song.
David E Beats explains:''I wrote this song because I realized that the image a lot of rappers employ is usually a facade.'' A lot of rappers lie about their credentials or pay huge amounts of money to get ahead.
''The Hip Hop game is not just about music anymore; it's about Politics and Money. You have to disregard everything you know about the industry.
He adds: ''My first project was heralded as an instant classic by my fans! Hip Hop is not dead, it's very much alive; it's just not what it seems. My goal is to continuously produce great music;be the best, period. I want to produce music that people can dance, cry and relate to. Music in general has a tremendous importance in my life. I am Music''
David E Beats is currently bulleting up the Rap and Alternative Hip Hop charts on soundclick.com, with his first single "Walk In" rated in the top 50 out of a million songs.
He is also in the midst of a promotional tour all around New York, with a finale date scheduled to June 30th, 2009.
To experience David E Beats Music, please download his mixtape: http://www.wix.com/davidlong028/davidebeatsblvd
''Ain't What It Seems'' is available on digital platforms http://www.divshare.com/download/7665485-a1b
About David E Beats
The 21 year-old DC-bred music producer is mastering his craft over time. As a thriple threat (artist, producer, songwriter), David E Beats possesses all the neccessary tools to conquer the music industry. His first mix-tape project ''David E Beats Blvd''(2009) waved very positive reviews with features on major sites including Allhiphop, Onsmash, and Global Grind;just to name a few. Additionally, The song ''Doing My Job'' that he produced for a DMV artist made the cut to URB Mag's Next 1000 contest. Influenced by the likes of Swizz Beats, Mad Lib, Fefe Dobson, and The Decemberists, David E beats is now creating a name for his self. In June 2009, he launched the ''David E Beats Open Mic/Showcase Tour with special live performances all around New York.
For more information about David E Beats, the Tour, or the mix-tape, visit: http://davidebeats.com
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David E Beats Embarks On Open Mic-Showcase Tour, A by PR Log David E Beats latest mix-tape project is a genre-blurring blend of Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, Rock and Electro, an absolute tapestry of diverse musical influences. He succeeded to go from groundbreaking Hip Hop samples to high-electronic sound reasonably and surprisingly in a handful of tracks. This artist's creativity follows none and his talent defies many." – PDG PR
Hailing from Washington D.C , the boundary-crossing artist was musically bred around the chant of Soul pioneers, respectively: The Moments, The Four Tops and Aretha Franklin; and the grunge-rock sound of bands such as Sound Garden and Nirvana; David E Beats spent most of his life torn between culturally diverse worlds. The eclecticism of his music is culminating in his mix-tape project debut, David E Beats Blvd (2009) which is quilted with poetics and rhythmed with pounding beats.
PDG PR is proud to announce today ''David E Beats -Open Mic-Showcase Tour'' which will take place essentially in New York City. It will consist of a three week in a row live performances from June 9th to June 30th, 2009.
2009 NYC Open Mic Showcase Tour Dates
June 9-The Players Theater
June 10-Spike Hill
June 11-Five Spot
June 14-Pete Candy
June 16-Club Pyramid
June 17– 507
June 18-Tat 2 Lounge
June 21-Common Ground
June 22-Brooklyn Lyceum
June 23-The Lucky Cat
June 24-Van Gogh Radio Lounge
June 26-Silk Road Café
June 28-Under St Marks Theater
June 29- Bowery Poetry Club
June 30- Soul 4 Real
Stay tuned as more dates might be added to the calendar. Keep abreast of the latest by visiting http://davidebeats.com
Additionally, David E Beats will soon launch the ''My Favorite Song'' contest which encourages his music supporters to select their favorite song off his mix-tape and send him a note on his twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/davidebeats. He will shoot a music video for the winning song.
Free Download: ''David E Beats Boulevard'': Http://www.wix.com/davidlong028/davidebeatsblvd
About David E Beats
The 20 year-old DC-bred music producer is mastering his craft over time. David E Beats productions are unique, catchy and inspiring. Influenced by the likes of Swizz Beats, Mad Lib, Fefe Dobson, and The Decemberists, David E beats is now creating a name for his self especially after producing ''Pressure'' for Rap artist JUMZ. The song garnered very positive reviews with features on AllHipHop, OnSmash and WorldstarHipHop; just to name a few. Additionally the song '' Doing My Job'' that he produced for DMV artist Lyriciss was featured on URB Mag's Next 1000 contest. Lately, David E Beats released his first single ''Walk In'' off his ''David E Beats Boulevard'' Mix-tape debut.
Hip Hop Artist David E Beats Is Ready To Rock The by PR Log FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – May 23, 2009 – —After releasing the first two singles off his mix-tape ‘’David E Beats Blvd’’ and forming a new band “White House’’ with Danny Hu; David E Beats is starting to earn a name for himself locally in the DMV area and slowly but surely on the New York scene. On Monday, May 25th 2009, David E Beats will perform an acoustic live version of his first single ‘’Walk In’’ at infamous DC Pure Nightclub showcase hosted by Uptown XO and DJ Underdog.
Pure Mondays is one of the most prolific showcases in the Washington DC Metro area. It is hosted by local record label Studio 43, who once had recording artist Wale before he moved on to Interscope. Pure Mondays gives a great opportunity to independent artists to showcase their talent.
What: Pure Nightclub Showcase
When: Monday, May 25th 2009
Where: 1327 U St NW, Washington, DC
Time: 8:25 PM - 12:25AM
‘’ This is a great opportunity!”, Says David E Beats, “I’m very excited! I plan on giving the best possible performance I can deliver.’’
While waiting on seeing him perform live, please visit: http://www.davidebeats.com
Listen also to ‘’David E Beats Blvd’’ Mix-tape
About David E Beats
The 20 year-old DC-bred music producer is mastering his craft over time. David E Beats productions are ’’unique, catchy and inspiring ’’. Influenced by the likes of Swizz Beats, Mad Lib, Fefe Dobson, and The Decemberist, David E beats is now creating a name for his self especially after producing ‘’Pressure’’ for Rap artist JUMZ. The song garnered very positive reviews with features on AllHipHop, OnSmash and WorldstarHipHop; just to name a few. Additionally the song ‘’ Doing My Job’’ that he produced for DMV artist Lyriciss was featured on URB Mag’s Next 1000 contest. Lately, David E Beats released his first single ‘’Walk In’’ off his ‘’David E Beats Boulevard’’ Mix-tape debut.