More than ever, versatility pays. As the lines between musical styles continue to disappear, people are demanding more from what they listen to. Today a hit needs to have a little of everything in it, and in turn, hitmakers need to be capable of doing a little of everything. Versatility is one of many points that set the three-man production collective Miami Beat Wave a clear cut above their competition.
THE LAUNCH, a compilation produced by Miami Beat Wave, features collaborations with artists such as Ras Kass, !MAYDAY!, Smitty, Dynas, Ghostwridah, and Basic Vocab. With that and a full 15 tracks on the new Nintendo DS exclusive game Miami Law, production on the new Scotty Boi & Rick Ross single “So Fresh”, and recording/mixing for the latest Dead Prez Gangsta Grillz mixtape “Revolutionary But Gangsta Grillz”, Miami Beat Wave is on the move in 2010!
One-man live band Chip Williams can single-handedly create masterful instrumental tracks complete with bass, guitar, keys, and drums. Chi-Town beatsmith St. LaRok can chop beats on drum machines with the best of them. Together with production jack-of-all-trades and leader Brandan Toledo, they can effortlessly fuse both approaches into a hybrid sound.
Students of music – literally – since way before they first met at Orlando’s Full Sail School of Music & Media Production, they can do hard-boiled Hip Hop tracks like their work with Grammy-nominated rapper Omniscient, balls-out rock tunes such as “Guess You Forgot” with self-described ‘urban rocker’ David Correy, and sultry R&B stompers in the vein of Florida singer Eric Stinnett’s “Whiplash”.
Apart from their stellar production credits, they’ve also made their bones recording and mixing a slew of projects from names like Gospel singer Summer Jae and Hip Hop artist such as Dead Prez and Skam2?. They also have recently ventured into video game music production, contributing their trademark sound to Hudson Entertainment/Gaijinworks’ new Nintendo DS title Miami Law. They take their inspiration from yesteryear’s jewels classic and obscure alike, the cream of today’s crop, and infuse it all into their interpretation of music’s future. Miami Beat Wave is nothing less than a one-stop shop for everything current in music.