Producer Spotlight-Blade Gordon

Blade Gordon is a respected veteran in the San Diego Hip Hop scene from working on one of the areas first groups, The DAM Posse, to establishing the Chop Shop label and the Angel Trax imprint, Blade puts the work in while still maintaining daily life and mentoring up and coming producers and artists.

What’s your name and where are you from?
Blade Gordon From San Diego California

Is production your hobby or day job?
Production is a Hobby for me.

What is your weapon of choice? (daw/ beat making set up)
The MPC X Standalone

What was it that made you say you wanted to be a producer?
Starting off as a DJ.

Who is your biggest influence as a producer?
The Art Of Noise

what does your family think about your producing?
They support me every step of the way.

What is the one peice of gear past or present that you wish you had?
SP 1200.I was unable to afford one back in the day.

If you could sit in a room with 1 producer dead or alive and pick thier brain for an hour, who would it be?
Quincy Jones

what do you think about the current state of boom bap producing, and where do you see it going?

There are alot dope producers out right now.It’s kinda hard to tell how the future looks for us
due to the wack ass algorithm that’s being used to keep us quiet.Facebook,Instagram and Youtube
are all in it together from what i can see.

If you can make a beat for any artist dead or alive who would it be?

Rakim

Are there any current producers you have your eye on right now?

2 just off the top of my head i check for are Specialnobody and deffcutz

what do you think of the “type beat” phenomenon, or the 30 beats for 410 business model? do you think it hurts or help the beat making business?

To be honest i’m not too much involved in it but i think it could go either way.It may work good for some and hurtful to others.

What do you think about Leasing Beats?

I think it’s good for some producers atleast you can get paid.

What do you think about the effect of social media on music/beat selling?

I use it as a tool.It’s helpful in alot of different ways.Promotion is key.You need people to hear your music.

where can you be reached/where can people hear/ buy your beats?

Facebook:Blade Gordon
Instagram:Blade Gordon
Website:BladeGordon.com
BandCamp:Blade Gordon
Youtube Channel:1chopshop

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