writes on June 12, 2017
With over 135 million #music posts, Instagram has become a hotspot for rising talent in the music industry. All kinds of artists, ranging from singers all the way to electric violinists, are using the platform to showcase their talents. This time, we take a look at the Top 10 Producers who are taking over Instagram.
Best known as the producer and chief sound designer for multi-platinum producer Timbaland, Sound Oracle’s work has appeared on productions for Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown, and Christina Aguilera.
“One would define an oracle as a supplier of wisdom and insightful counsel. However, when coupled with a personal quest to inspire the aspiring by adopting a system of authentic storytelling and originality, there then lays the outline of the very existence of who the SoundOracle is.” – Sound Oracle
His Instagram presence is no joke, and neither are his videos.
Purple Dialect, specializing in a lo-fi/throwback sound, makes beats exclusively with hardware samplers but also occasionally raps. He has cultivated a loyal following through steady cassette releases and video drops on, you guessed it, Instagram.
Back on the roof. Sounds: Velvet Moon Kit the #maschine expansion Headland Flow. • • • • • #berlin #rooftop #dawn #maschinemikro #fingergangbang #fingerdrumming #instagroove #instatalent #goprohero5 #gopromusic #gopro #chasing_rooftops #visit_berlin #ig_berlin #berlinbreeze #igersberlin #nativeinstruments #factinstabeats #electronicbeats #beat #beats #beatmakers #beatmaker #makingbeats #onepiece #urbanromantix #onepiecenorway #instrumentals #evolutionofbeats
“Just another guy with a mask.” – junk-E-cat
The junk-E-cat is a Berlin-based pet/monster/beatsmith creating and producing his music on the fly and in real-time. Equipped with a mask, a onesie, a machine and a bunch of reed instruments, junk-E-cat plays with an electroacoustic sound, merging different genres and techniques. These include live looping, finger drumming, horn arrangements and soloing.
“I’ve been called a sample junkie, beat geek, crate digger, pad masher and knob twister… or my favorite, the Bob Ross of beats.” – STLNDRMS
STLNDRMS (pronounced Stolen Drums) is a beatmaker in Atlanta–by way of Tokyo and many other places–born in Detroit. He is known for making chill sample beats with a lot of very old gear. He’s known to drop at least one new beat daily.
Liquor Store Loops is a producer from California who loves to sample anything he might find–and does an amazing job of it.
“[I love to sample anything] to stay sharp, digging through some dusty vinyl for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Just trying to be remembered after I leave.” – Liquor Store Loops
ynoT, aka Tony, is a beatmaker from New York. His Instagram aesthetic is a nice mix of his beats and stellar pictures of the big apple. Tony believes that if you REALLY want something, then it should be your first priority and you should do everything and anything to achieve it.
“The goal is to find my own unique quality and show it to the world…in order to do that I have to keeping pushing myself. Never give up and fight for what you believe in. Learn from experience and break through your limitations.” – ynoT
Zeus the Elevated is a lo-fi boom-bap producer living in Denmark, who grew up listening to underground beats by artists like Havoc, RZA, and Pete Rock. A drummer for more than 10 years, Zeus has recently become fascinated with producing. He uses an MPC 1000, SP404, and SP555 without the use of a DAW, which helps him attain a distinct, warm, and nostalgic sound that harkens back to the golden age of hip-hop.
Back again with another one! Enjoy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #flytones #beats #hiphop #soundscapes #production #musicproduction #producer #producerlife #sound #synthporn #gearporn #musicgear @bestbeatmakersworld @musicstudios_ @musicproductioncenter #fresh #studiolife #musicstudio #soul #factinstabeats #recording #tunes #istanbul #soulful #chords #synthesizers #beatmaking #akai #mpc #mpc1000 #hohner #pianet #beat
“Flytones is a journey of sound and an experiment which focuses on creativity, melody and the beauty of harmony in music.” –
Harun İyicil and Kerem Akdag met in 2016 when they were both searching for like-minded producers. Coming from Istanbul, the sound they wanted was rare to come by and made them click instantly. After forming Flytones, they started working internationally with recording artists and producing in a wide variety of genres. They mostly gravitate towards jazzy and funky hip-hop/house related frequencies, meanwhile aiming to expand their boundaries in terms of genres.
hollowsol is a beatmaker born and raised in Memphis, TN. His music sounds like watching an anime episode with lofi slaps in the back. Being a crate digger/cassette junkie himself, he’s influenced by the greats such as madlib & dilla. He’s had releases through o-nei-ric tapes, complex channel collective, and sakei collective amongst other lofi platforms. He’s currently using maschine to cook up, but looks to be in an all hardware set up very soon.
Dixxy is 18-years-old and resides in Germany. He’s been making beats for about 3 years, starting sample-based and now moving towards a neo-soul type of sound. His gear of choice: NI Maschine and Akai MPK Mini.
“Goal with my music: people should enjoy the moment, forget the problems they are faced with and relax to the music.” – Dixxi