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DON’T SLEEP: Louis Den “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS VOL. 3 EP” [NEW PROJECT]

Louis Den is dropping a limited edition 7″ vinyl project called the “Behind Closed Doors Vol. 3 EP” featuring instrumentals by Houseshoes, Myke Forte, Suff Daddy & Kelakovski. After these 150 pieces of limited edition vinyl are sold, it’s a wrap. While you’re at it cop AB0181 & Kosyne’s Behind Closed Doors 3 production video magazine on DVD. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Behind Closed Doors 2 “Pete Cannon In Synth City” [BEAT VIDEO]

This is possibly my favorite segment from Behind Closed Doors 2. When they met Pete Cannon and tied a blindfold on him then took him to Synth City? His reaction when he saw everything in there was priceless. Also when my brother saw it he bugged out so it stuck out in my memory all the more. I’m glad that AB0181 & Kosyne uploaded this segment for everyone to see. Also don’t sleep on Pete Cannon’s beats, he’s a beast. Also cop BCD DVD 3. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: 12 Original Players “The Familiars” [BEAT VIDEO]

The homie 12 Original Players decided to upload a video beat tape called “The Familiars” consisting of  well known sample sources previously used by some of his (and my) favorite producers. Check it out and look for earlier 12 Original Players entries on Producers I Know. Either search the site itself or drop down and get your Google on. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Sivey “Balcony” (prod. by Sivey) [INSTRUMENTAL]

The first time I ever heard of Sivey was back in the early Louisden Beat Cypher days. Then later during the Louisden Beat Battle League. Several of the current members of Team PIK and Beat Fanatic were discovered that way. Sivey has never failed to impress in the almost 5 years I’ve been aware of his production talents. This slap “Balcony” is no different. If you want work from him, hit him up. Serious inquiries only…

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DON’T SLEEP: Behind Closed Doors #3 Preview [PROMO VIDEO]

“Behind Closed Doors #3” begins shipping December 20th, 2011! It features J.Bizness, Khrysis!, House Shoes, Mr. Thing, !llmind, Myke Forte, Aspect One, Kelakovski, Rhettmatic, Suff Daddy, Samiyam & a visit to Native Instruments’ offices. In addition you can get different packages for it and it comes with a limited edition beat tape. Cop it from here right now. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Jack Flash x Wizard “Steamrolling” (prod. by Wizard) [VIDEO]

The Jack Flash x Wizard LP “Progression” soon come. If you’ve been following this site long enough you should’ve been familiar with the project by now. Here’s the premiere video from “Progression”, “Steamrolling” with Jack Flash on the bars and Wizard on the boards. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Myke Forte “Future Funk (Artistic)” (prod. by Myke Forte) [INSTRUMENTAL]

Here’s one of my homie Myke Forte’s latest slaps off his Bandcamp page. Now I’m gonna watch some football. At halftime I’ll hit y’all off with some Jomac.  Go to his Soundcloud page to hear some more heat. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Wizard “Beat Tease 4” [BEAT TAPE]

Beat Fanatic fam Wizard just dropped a brand new beat tape via YouTube called “Beat Tease 4” featuring many beats you’d recognize from being on here first over the past year. 19 new beats are cut together into a 10 minute beat reel. Hit Wizard up via DM with inquiries on Twitter @ @WizardBeats or add him on Facebook. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Wizard x Jack Flash f/ApaTight “Fizunk” (co-prod. by Wizard, Jack Flash & ApaTight) [INSTRUMENTAL]

Wizard x Jack Flash’s “Progression” will drop soon but in the meantime they teamed up with Team PIK member ApaTight to make “Fizunk”. It leads off with a classic Snoop quote from “The Wire” so check it out here. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: SONNYJIM “The Psychonaut Remixes LP” [REMIX PROJECT]

SONNYJIM’s EatGood/EatGood Records LP “The Psychonaut” was one of the most slept on of 2011 (at least across the pond, it was) and here’s a remix LP featuring work from some names you should recognize from Producers I Know such as ApaTight, Myke Forte, Kosyne, Kelakovski, M-Phazes, Beat Butcha, Wizard, !llmind, Taharka, Harry Kronik and several more. Don’t sleep on it…

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DON’T SLEEP: Myke Forte “Zodiac: Libra” [BEAT TAPE]

Myke Forte has returned with his latest beat tape from his long running Zodiak series, “Zodiak: Libra”. If you’re still going to sleep on this after I told you not to then I hope you suffer through an anal prolapse. Google it if you’re unfamiliar…

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DON’T SLEEP: Wizard x Jack Flash “Four Letter F Word” (prod. by Wizard) [VIDEO]

Wizard & Jack Flash have an album dropping soon called “Progression”. This is the first official video from it, Jack Flash with the bars and Wizard behind the boards. It’s called “Four Letter F Word” and you shouldn’t sleep on it under any circumstances. Beat Fanatic!

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DON’T SLEEP: Wizard “Rainy Night” (prod. by Wizard) [INSTRUMENTAL]

The Beat Fanatic homie Wizard just sent me this flip of David Ruffin’s rendition of “Rainy Night In Georgia”. Seeing as how it’s a rainy morning in Boston I can totally relate to this one. Looking forward to having the Wizard x Jack Flash project finally drop, too. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: 12 Original Players “Birthday Beat Bonanza Pts. 1-4” [BEAT VIDEOS]

UK producer/beatmaker 12 Original Players has been on my radar for quite a while but oddly enough I haven’t posted anything of his before on Producers I Know although I follow him on both Twitter and SoundCloud and he’s nice with it. I decided to begin with his “Birthday Beat Bonanza” series where he makes beats and films the entire process for his family members’ birthdays. Since today is my niece’s birthday and I can recall making beats and songs for her when she was younger I felt it only right to begin here. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Pete Cannon “Commodore 64, Ableton & MAX MSP” [BEAT VIDEO]

Team PIK member Pete Cannon is an unadulterated musical genius. As a kid & young teen I often used a Commodore 64. I had the tape drive, disk drive and a 300 baud modem before we balled out and copped a 1200 baud modem years later. Even when I spent years playing “Dr. J vs. Larry Bird” and “Omega Race” I NEVER ONCE imagined that 25 years or more later a producer across the pond would find a way to modify one into a synth for Dubstep/Wobble. Salute. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Wizard “Dutty Gash Face Music” [BEAT TAPE]

My Beat Fanatic homie from across the pond Wizard alerted me that he was gonna unleash hell upon the denizens of Earth once again on October 17th in the form of a beat tape entitled “Dutty Gash Face Music”. Lo and behold here it is! 20 slaps that consist of mixed in exclusives and instrumentals for slaps that will be on upcoming projects. Look out for Wizard x Jack Flash’s new collaborative project as well, DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Wizard x Jack Flash “Flying” (co-prod. by Wizard & Jack Flash) [SINGLE]

The homie Wizard recently sent me this new slap that he and Jack Flash did called “Flying” that will be on their upcoming collaborative album called “Progression”. You already heard “Tomorrow”, “Finish Line” and “SteamRolling” so imagine how ill “Progression” will sound when it’s completed? Jack Flash on keys and vocals and Wizard on beats. I can’t wait to hear this completed  project. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: ApaTight “AyePee Beat Reel 2011 V1” [BEAT TAPE]

The homie and Team PIK member ApaTight AKA AyePee has dropped a brand new beat tape/beat reel on his Bandcamp called “AyePee Beat Reel 2011 V1”. It comes in two separate streams, “Beat Reel 2011 1A” & “Beat Reel 2011 1B”. If you want work from ApaTight then hit him up directly at apatight[at]gmail[dot]com to inquire about availability and/or pricing. Serious inquiries only. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Apathy f/Celph Titled “Stop What Ya Doin’ (Remix)” (prod. by Wizard) [REMIX]

Here’s Wizard’s remix of the Apathy & Celph Titled “Stop What Ya Doin'” single that was originally produced by DJ Premier. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: BUG “Mechanical Soul EP” [NEW PROJECT]

Today the young homie BUG whom I first heard and saw via the Louisden Beat Battle Circuit drops his “Mechanical Soul EP” on the masses via Jus Like Music. Based on these snippets and the short teaser video that’s currently on Vimeo, you can tell this EP is  bananas. You can cop BUG’s “Mechanical Soul EP” from iTunes or Amazon right now. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Myke Forte “New Soundcloud Batch” (prod. by Myke Forte) [INSTRUMENTALS]

Myke Forte started uploading some new heat to Soundcloud about 45 minutes ago. Here’s all the new heat collected in one post for the people dem. 5 ridiculous slaps. Don’t sleep on Myke Forte!

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DON’T SLEEP: Wizard “Massage Parlour Music” [BEAT TAPE]

Back in 2009, I downloaded a ridiculous beat tape by Wizard called “Massage Parlour Music” via the Louisden website. I kept the link alive for quite a while through doing posts about it all the way up until when I took over Producers I Know back in October 2010. The link finally died back in early 2011. The homie Wizard decided to upload it to Bandcamp for the people dem. DON’T SLEEP!

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DON’T SLEEP: Myke Forte “In The Lab Pts. 1 & 2” & “Beatmaking: Series 1” [BEAT VIDEOS]

Here are a few recent Myke Forte beat videos you can find on YouTube for the people dem from the past few months. “In The Lab Pts. 1 & 2” & “Beatmaking: Series 1”. Don’t sleep on the homie Myke Forte, if you’ve been doing so here’s your official warning to cut that shit out…

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DON’T SLEEP: S-Type “Sweet Vixen” & “Diamond” (co-prod. by Wizard) [INSTRUMENTALS]

The homie S-Type is a Louis Den alum, a Tartan Bully & the newest signee of LuckyMe Records. He recently posted two jawns on Soundcloud, his collaboration with Wizard from his “Chill Pill 3” project “Diamond” & “Sweet Vixen” from the recent Project Mooncircle x Finest Ego “United Kingdom & Ireland Compilation” . Check ’em both out embedded below and don’t sleep on S-Type…

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