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DON’T SLEEP: Pete Cannon TV Vol. 1 f/Naive Machine, Stig Of The Dump, Dr. Syntax, Sivey, Mod Medicine & Mazzie [MINI-DOCUMENTARY/BEAT VIDEO]

PIK member Pete Cannon gives us a glimpse into his daily operation as a producer/beatmaker/musician/tech genius/synth master/DJ with the first installment of Pete Cannon TV. We get guest appearances from Team PIK’s own Naive Machine as well as other friends of PIK Sivey & Mazzie. We also catch up with Stig Of The Dump, Dr. Syntax and Mod Medicine. Don’t sleep on my dude, shun! Salute to Pete Cannon. For that heat, hit him up at petecannonmusic[at]gmail[dot]com. Serious inquiries only. My dude might be a slight bit crazy but so are his beats so it all balances out so…….Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Houseshoes x MichiganHipHop.com x Peace Of Mind “The 5 Day Theory” [BEAT TAPE]

The story goes that the homie Houseshoes challenged Team PIK/Beats At Will’s Peace Of Mind to make a beat tape much in the spirit of the 15 minute beat challenges he used to hold in his old apartment back in the days. Here how Shoes described it on Twitter:

“So. 5 days ago, @Peaceofmind313 was on here [Twitter] askin for some shit to chop up.. I sent him 5 joints that have been sampled previously. And posted that the results would be posted in 5 days on @MichiganHipHop It would be called #The5DayTheory. Basically I just did it to put him on the spot. @Peaceofmind313 is a dope producer. Real dope.”

You can download “The 5 Day Theory” from here via a MediaFire link or stream it via the embedded SoundCloud link. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Stig Of The Dump “They” (prod. by Pete Cannon) [VIDEO]

Here’s the video for UK emcee Stig Of The Dump’s latest single on Lewis Recordings called “They” which is a banger produced by Producers I Know‘s own Pete Cannon. Stop sleepin’…

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DON’T SLEEP: Pete Cannon “Quick Hip Hop Beat On Amiga 1200/Octamed/8 Bit” [BEAT VIDEO]

Team PIK member Pete Cannon once again goes full retard on the beats by making a slap on a damb Amiga 1200 using two beatmaking/music production programs that are about as old as the British show “The Real McCoy” our UK cousins used to watch after BET stopped airing “Desmond’s” (I went back with that one). Don’t sleep on my dude, shun! Salute to Pete Cannon. For that heat, hit him up at petecannonmusic[at]gmail[dot]com. Serious inquiries only. My dude might punch the moon on some Tetsuo shit and turn it into a beat for you to rap over. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Jon Phonics “Grid Games EP” [NEW PROJECT]

Team PIK‘s Jon Phonics had one hell of a 2011. He dropped some of the biggest jawns of the year in his Chakra Sounds single “Bruck Out”/”The One” (which landed him a spot on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers 7 compilation) and the mix  “Gutter Beats For Rapping” showcasing slaps he had available for purchase on the Producers I Know Bandcamp.

Jon’s new project is the “Grid Games EP” which dropped on PRISM February 6th but goes into wide release on February 20th. It shows off the full range of his immense creativity and versatility, featuring collaborations with PIK’s own Pete Cannon, former team member Jeeks and BUG. It also features remixes from Kidkanevil, Pedestrian & Ghost Mutt. The digital version will include additional tracks featuring S-Type, Jaisu, SirOJ and Bobby Tank. Here’s the PRISM Bandcamp link. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: D-Man “Sky High Fly Guys” (prod. by D-Man) [VIDEO]

You first heard it on the Scrunchface Show last year and now the long awaited video is finally here. Notice there are no Dart adams cameos (cuz Danny got drunk during the shoot & forgot to call me!). In any event “Sky High Fly Guys” is here. Look higher, baby. No. HIGHER. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Jomac “Society” (prod. by Jomac) [INSTRUMENTAL]

New instrumental uploaded to SoundCloud by the homie Jomac. Don’t sleep on his skills, B…

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DON’T SLEEP: Shag “Wake Up” [BEAT TAPE]

Stop sleeping on my dude Shag, people. He’s getting frustrated. How much shit does he have to make before your eyes open? Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Jomac “Tribals” (prod. by Jomac) [INSTRUMENTAL]

The homie Jomac recently uploaded this beat to SoundCloud that reminds me of those interlude beats from classic Hip Hop albums that made fans think “Why didn’t they ever rap over that?”. Don’t sleep on Jomac. Don’t do it…

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DON’T SLEEP: Pete Cannon “Making Drum Breaks Harder [II] With Pete Cannon” [BEAT VIDEO]

Team PIK member Pete Cannon gives you producers and beatmakers out there tips on how to make your drum breaks harder than trigonometry in Arabic in braille would be for Webbie. Don’t sleep on my dude, shun! Salute to Pete Cannon. For that heat, hit him up at petecannonmusic[at]gmail[dot]com. Serious inquiries only. No one has any time to fuck about you fuckin’ fuckabouts…

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DON’T SLEEP: Qwazaar x Batsauce “What Love Is” (prod. by Shag) [REMIX]

Team PIK member Shag just entered the Qwazaar x Batsauce “What Love Is” Remix contest and here’s his entry. Don’t sleep on it…or him.

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DON’T SLEEP: Peace Of Mind “On The Hush” [BEAT TAPE]

Team PIK member Peace Of Mind (“While My Akai Gently Weeps” & “Laces Out”) is down with Beats At Will Records and he recently dropped a beat tape loaded with 60 slaps on it. If you want work from Peace Of Mind then don’t hesitate to direct any inquiries or questions regarding pricing or individual beat availability to Peace directly @ pzuvmyynd[at]gmail[dot]com. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Marcus D f/Funky DL “Don’t Hold Your Breath” (prod. by Shag) [REMIX]

Team PIK member Shag just dropped this remix of a Marcus D & Funky DL track for a remix contest. Peep it here…

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DON’T SLEEP: Shag “Overflow” (prod. by Shag) [VIDEO]

Here’s a video for Team PIK member Shag’s latest beat tape “END”. The slap is called “Overflow”. Stop sleeping, cuz sleep is the cousin of death. And the step brother of coma.

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DON’T SLEEP: Jomac “CalmsOfLife” [BEAT TAPE]

The homie & PIK member Jomac dropped a brand new beat tape called “CalmsOfLife” last week and it’s imperative you hear it. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: Add-2 “Cotton Fields” (prod. by D-Man) [VIDEO]

Add-2’s newest video for “Cotton Fields” just dropped. “Cotton Fields” is produced by Team PIK member D-Man (“A Guide To Rockin’..” & “Cuffing Season Has Returned”) as well. Don’t sleep on it!

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DON’T SLEEP: AyePee (ApaTight) x Jaisu “It Goes BANG!” (co-prod. by ApaTight & Jaisu) [INSTRUMENTAL]

Team PIK‘s own ApaTight AKA AyePee and Beat Fanatic & Tartan Bully Jaisu teamed up to deliver this monster slap appropriately titled “It Goes BANG!”. This is superhero theme music. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Shag “End” [BEAT TAPE]

Team PIK member Shag has dropped his first beat tape of 2012. It’s called “End” and if you slept on all 9 of his beat tapes in 2011 then my God have mercy on your souls. 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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DOM’T SLEEP: Jon Phonics “Grid Games EP Clips” [PROMO MIX]

Team PIK‘s Jon Phonics had one hell of a 2011. He dropped some of the biggest jawns of the year in his Chakra Sounds single “Bruck Out”/”The One” (which landed him a spot on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Bubblers 7 compilation) and the mix “Gutter Beats For Rapping” showcasing slaps he had available for purchase on the Producers I Know Bandcamp. Jon’s next project is the “Grid Games EP” which drops on PRISM February 6th, 2012.

Jon Phonics’ “Grid Games EP” shows off the full range of his immense creativity and versatility, featuring collaborations with PIK’s own Pete Cannon, former team member Jeeks and BUG. It also features remixes from Kidkanevil, Pedestrian & Ghost Mutt. The didgital version drops on February 20th and will include additional tracks featuring S-Type, Jaisu, SirOJ and Bobby Tank. Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Naive Machine “Basket Bass Beat Tape 2” [BEAT TAPE]

Naive Machine dropped his first “Basket Bass Beat Tape” back in early 2010. This time he hit us off lovely with a Christmas present in 2011. Don’t sleep on Naive Machine. Team PIK all day!

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DON’T SLEEP: Assa “Everyday User” [NEW PROJECT]

Manchester, UK based (but Sheffield born) emcee Assa dropped an album called “Everyday User” which is mainly produced by Team PIK’s Naive (AKA Naive Machine) with some contributions by Team PIK’s Pete Cannon. Don’t sleep on the project as it features bars from Leaf Dog, Derogatory, Jay Madden, Deadline, Foola, Jim Raygun, Lego, Tenchoo and Rebecca Stevens. Don’t sleep…

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DON’T SLEEP: M Slago presents Attack The Wack!! [NEW PROJECT]

M Slago hit me up on Gmail towards the end of November and we talked about his newborn son Gideon for a minute then I asked him if he wanted to drop a project on Producers I Know in December. He told me that he already had one 95% done and Senor Kaos was about to rhyme on one of his beats to finish it up. He told me he’d have a single for me and cover art within the next couple of days. Next thing I know I’m uploading “Dolemite” with Headkrack of the Bodega Brovas to my SoundCloud page and it’s all over the internet in 24 hours. Now it’s getting played all over internet radio. It’s midnight making it officially December 15th so it’s time to unleash “M Slago presents Attack The Wack!!” on the world officially.

You can get it from the Producers I Know Bandcamp and once the free downloads run out I’ll change the price to $1 but there’s an alternate Mediafire link provided as well. Salute M Slago! Don’t sleep!

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DON’T SLEEP: Jomac “Days Back”, “Home” & “VentAge” (prod. by Jomac) [INSTRUMENTALS]

Here are three of the latest slaps from Team PIK member Jomac. You can check out his SoundCloud for more slaps or just hit up his Bandcamp page for his beat tapes and instrumental projects. In any event, don’t sleep!

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