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[FREE] - Selena Gomez Trap X Soft EDM Trap Type Beat "Just Do It" | Hip Hop Instrumental type beat

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".
This Selena Gomez Trap X Soft EDM Trap Type Beat is one of the newer hip hop rap instrumentals I've created and is part of a new collection which I may or may not be naming "Awakening". (Have you heard "Straight From Forest Lakes" (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C).

Steps/Process to create the beat

Step 1. I remember specifically having a set of chords that sounded very awkward, awkward because this was my first time using a "space /stranger things" type synth. So I had the chords layed out, but the melody was missing. Whenever I tried to add towards the "vibe" of the melody using other synths such as "piano" or "bells" they just didn't mesh well. So here's my new Secret towards making melody patterns... ready..? I BROKE THE CHORDS DOWN TO ARPEGGIOS!!! YES ITS THAT SIMPLE. Of course I added my own lil nick n groove as to make the melody more catchy and pleasant. Anyways after doing that I thought, Damn this melody really sounded like Stranger Things (lit tv/internet show would recommend 10/10). And that's how I made the melody.

Step 2. I pitched the melody to a higher octave and changed it a bit. Oh but first I wanted to mention that I used Ariana grande's voice as a sample, if you listen REALLY closely there's a female voice saying "done done done" throughout he whole beat. There voice adds another different dimension to the instrumental. So now I was like, what would make this beat... just ... grooovy... any guesses? RICK ASTLEY mther fkers! So i messed around a bit and founded that his 80s/90s style pop toms really fit and blended a whole with the instrumental.


Step 3. The Bass I used was the staple 808 (configured a bit with FL 10's Parametric EQ 2). Pretty simple, I just followed the melody with this one, nothing too fancy as to leave more space for the artists and to accentuate the melody further. Then as usual, after the first "loop" is completed I Leave a bit of a break in the middle (comment or email if you want me to make my beats longer, tbh I don't see the point when our generation of consumers gets so easily bored.... :/, but heck CashMoneyAP does it! and he been making 7 figures). At the end of the beat I pitched the beat lower as to signal "the end". Very simple. Did I mention I used a series of double highats pattern? (my gawd sounds so good), So this beat is at a moderate tempo of 130 BPM and I was very surprised that it worked so well with the double high hat pattern (listen below!).

Anyways catch yo later. It is what it is.

Lease:Ā www.katabok.com?tr=beat-8042365


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Katabok

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[FREE] - XXXTENTACION X Rage God Type Beat "Bone Crushing Fist" | Hip Hop Instrumental type beat

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

This XXXTENTACION X Rage God Type Beat was made earlier this year (in conjunction to Karmela & 6108) and is part of the collection "Straight From Forest Lakes" (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C).) (Google my name for iTunes).

Steps/Process to create the beat

Step 1.Ā I started of with a guitar sample and i chose to add effects onto that to create a more realistic and vibrantly dark realistic guitar pattern melody. Ā To build up suspense I layered the melody with some high hats to let yall know that shits about to go down. I further layered it up with a vocal sample From Beyonce's new 2016 album (congratulation on the new babies) the "ahh" just adds ontoĀ that spooky atmosphere and makes you feel good. I used native instruments MASSIVEĀ to add the "guitar feedback" synth Ā that builds the intro up further (letting the listeners know the drop is about to hit. Finally I added some risers in the introduction leading up to a bar where I filtered and tuned down the whole section in order to create that "underwater squad" feel.

Step 2.Ā Now I tried to incorporate the melody I created from the introduction using the same "guitar samples/synths" but it just didn't Ā fit. SO now I chose to use a piano synth and luckily found a great spooky gangsta melody that could fit with the first section. I felt is was better to leave a simple snare pattern to leave more space for the artists to "scream" and to provide more space for the rest of the instruments to "POP". I need toĀ mention that this beat was inspired by XXXTentacions "Iloveitwhentheyrun", to be honest I felt the introduction was long as fuck but when X started saying AYE AYE AYE it all made sense and I was inspirered to make a beat where other rappers could say AYE AYE AYE. The Gun sound effects are an added bonus to incite a more aggressive Ā lyrical response within the artist, and in turn incites the listener towards releasing some stress by yelling with the artists (LOOK AT MEH FUCC ON MEEH).

Step 3. The break in the middle incorporated tuning the whole "break section" down and it just adds to that dark aggressive vibe of the whole rap instrumental, especially the build up to that "break" section, in my opinion was pretty crafty ;).Ā A secret was in that section I used a completely different 808 BASS than I used for the main sections of the beat. The beat then ends with a lil repeat from one of the main sections, I hoped for the artist to repeat a chorus section there and end the song. If you have noticed, my beats tend to last for 02:30 mins average (that's what she said). I do this because my beats aren't really for the mainstream. People get bored of songs easily (this generation consumes so fast) and instead of incorporating anotherĀ 30s of the same melody I might as well end the beat and give the listener a choice of replaying it or to move on (GoldLink's - Crew just makes you want to repeat the hell outa that shit). This might change in the future but it's my "opinion" on the current market of young listeners.

Anyways it is what it is

Lease:Ā www.katabok.com?tr=beat-4414872

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Katabok

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C

Apple Music : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/straight-from-forest-lakes-instrumental/id1252312275

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Thoughts on Personal Development & Christianity

Hello lovers of music and life. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

I was wasting time on YouTube the other day and came upon a series of videos that lead to a particular video of a man talking about how learning personal development to get with chicks and "manipulate" them is a complete waste of time and is of the devil.The "personal development/RSD people" come from a very different reality than "Christians/ believers in Christ" and I just want to point that out.

Again, I just want to point out that Christians believe in the "removal of self" while the definition of "personal development" speaks for itself. I guess people can look into this in their own time. I'm a christian, but I do like some of the personal development concepts "keep achieving something greater/keep the betterment of mankind". Both have similarities.

Off topic but I see a lot of Christians who are "inexperienced with girls" say that they are waiting on GOD for the perfect one. I think that those people are taking shit too seriously like that story where some guy was stranded on top of the roof of his house during a flood and asked god to save him. A boat came and offered to save him, he kept praying and waiting on god, a helicopter came to save him and he kept on praying and waiting on GOD. In the end he died. He went to heaven and asked God why didn't he save him, god said I sent you a boat and a helicopter.....

A bit of advice on social stuff can help. People be taking shit waaay to serious and making life harder for themselves, aren't we as Christians taught that God always gives people chances? We ARE humans and WE CANĀ afford to make mistakes. Take for me, I probably shouldn't have studied Mining Engineering in a broken mining economy, Luckily during University I took the time to learn music production and the software required to do so (SHOUT OUT FL STUDIO YOU CHANGED MY LIFE).Ā Just learning to take a step towards what you want can be difficult but "fuck all that talk and lets do it" - Ugly God. We're all equal in death.

Kind Regards,

Katabok

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[FREE] - 2017 TM88 X Lil Uzi Vert Type Beat "Stay Longer" | Hip Hop Instrumental type beat

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

This TM88 X Lil Uzi Vert Type Beat was made earlier this year before 6108 & Karmela (more to come!) and is part of the collection "Thoughts in Japan" (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2Ce1drscOV4YwlhaiD1ydP)Ā (Google my name for iTunes).

Steps/Process to create the beat

Step 1.Ā In the introduction I layered 2 melodies over each other. One string (violin sounding shit) instrumental and one "guitar" plucking sound that I loved to use earlier this year (You might find that instrument in a lot of my beats made earlier this year from "thoughts in Japan"). I changed the melody of the string A LOT because before itĀ sounded like some bullshit advertisement melody (can you believe that?!?). After the main melody wasĀ completed and I knew I could incorporate that into the loop for the main melody, I made a smaller melody called the "introduction to the main body" using filtered organ and bells (Comment if you want me to check on the preset). To top it off I used Gross Beat to create a "stuttering silencing" effect on the volume to create more impact on the up and coming "DROP" (RAINDROP ____).

Step 2.Ā I incorporated the same instrumentals from the introduction and switched up the melody a bit (to make the instrumental less boring and more engaging). Transitioning to a "break" in the middle which incorporated the same melody from the introduction. Now with the BASS,Ā I was in LOVE with TM88's production of XO Tour Life, and I wanted to useĀ a same Kick Bass combination! I couldn't emulate his style perfectly and of course never will, However I came up with a bass melody which in my opinion is not inferior to that of the great TM88.

Step 3.Ā I have 2 high hats in this beat. One to act as a "metronome" (LIKE METRO BOOMIN) andĀ one to add a stuttering effect (LIKE 808 MAFIA SOUTH SIDE). Of course this beat includes a BASIC trap high hat kick combination pattern extravaganza what do you expect>???. I used a small vocal sample to create the "screaming aahhh" sound (got that from Disneys Snow White ;) ). That's pretty much it.

It is what it is.

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Katabok

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C

Apple Music : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/straight-from-forest-lakes-instrumental/id1252312275

iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/straight-from-forest-lakes-instrumental/id1252312275

Thoughts On Life In The Year 2017

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

A little bit different topic today, just want to share my thoughts on life. So it was my dads birthday this week (25 July) and he's now 51 years of age (middle aged father). Now my dad has had a various amount of health conditions, heart attack, high blood pressure and cholesterol level. SomeĀ conditions and genetic factors may beĀ hereditary, My grandmother (his mum) had diabetes (recently deceased at 70 RIP) and his father died at 50 from a bad surgery (RIP). My dads brother died at 40 from a heart attack due to stress/anxiety and smoking. It really seems like the males in my family die at a somewhat relatively earlier ageĀ in comparison to a normal males from a 1st world country (I was born in Medan, Indonesia).

It's not a good thought but, I'm grateful that god has allowed my dad to live on until now. Coincidental story was that my mum and dad went to Israel for a holiday 2 years back. My dad was drinking the famed Jerusalem "Canaan" wine (he brought it back and it was tastey as fuck, taste like honey!"). Apparently the doctors think that the Wine triggered a reaction in his body and his heart started to hurt, he told me having a heart attack felt like there was something continuously pressing on his chest and that it's really hard to breathe. Now this is where the coincidenceĀ happens, the area he was in when having the heart attack had the BEST heartĀ surgeonsĀ in the WHOLE WORLD, and they fixed him up successfully! Coincidence? GODS WILL?Ā The doctors later found out that his arteries were 90% blocked!!!! (WHAT TEH FUCK). All this time he's been somehow walking around with heavily blocked arteries.....Ā LUCKILY AGAINĀ he had holiday insurance cover! and so the medical fees were all expenses paid, since he was also a Australian CitizenĀ he was treated as a top priority patient.

Since he turned 51 this year (25 July 2017), I was thinking about how fickle life really is. How long has he got left to live? What can I DOĀ in the next 5-10 YEARSĀ to make him proud & live easier?!? I'm 22 now, and I have literally nothing to my name. I hope I canĀ DO SOMETHINGĀ with my life and make a impact or difference in my community within the next 10 years. I HOPE my parents live long enough to see their futureĀ GrandĀ children.

Kind Regards,

Katabok

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Rapping and Singing Like Travis$ $cott on MY FREE BEAT

Hello music lovers. I'm Joey or "Katabok".

TODAY I want to talk about a NEW BEAT I MADE called "Long Story".

Step 1. Last night I had a vision, an idea, a....plan. I was on my phone, scrolling through the YouTube browse feature "ooh a RiceGum video (GOD CHURCH)". I had a listen, and it sparked a video idea.... I thought to myself, "I make beats, I've rapped/sung on my shit so I know how to EQ/mix and master my voice somewhat... I CAN DO A LETS MAKE AĀ BEAT VIDEO". But let me just say, Mr Bryan LeeĀ wasn't the only one who influenced me in the decision to make a "beat making video", other public figures who have had an impact on this decision include PatRyan, Ramzoid & the oh so great Sharpie XD.

STEP 2.Ā WHEN I WOKE UP I KNEW I HAD an IDEA. I'm like shit let me do a Travis Scott beat! IĀ had this sound in my head, using more known as the drake bass I formulated the root notes which led to the piano melody, actually, the piano melody I started off with was from the 6108 beat I made inĀ (Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C,Ā Blog: http://www.katabok.com/blog/index.php?controller=post&action=view&id_post=5). Then I used gross beat (as per usual) switched up the melody and tadah you get that sick ass soft/sad/emotional/nostalgic piano melody in the intro and background of the whole rap instrumental. So then I layered the usual basic trap beat that goes with a usual 160BPM trap song (I want dis shit to be bumpin in da Clubz hence I added the club genre on my beat store hahaha). 2 Chainz also said that "club music" aint good until it's stripper certified (I guess he meant the song is good if the strippers twerk whilst the song is playing in the background?). HAHAHA.

Step 3.Ā LASTLY. USE A SAMPLE. the sample I used for this beat comes from a very popular song called "La vie en rose - Louis Armstrong". I'm trying to absorb more Jazz music to incorporate in future beats. Samples just add that extra "OHMPF". Now I am a big supporter and advocate of beat sampling and this sample just gave me the necessary confidence to certify the beat as "alright". So I filmed the process, did a quick vocal over it (I wish it could be better but I was like FUCK ALL THAT TALK AND JUST DO IT SKRT SKRT) and uploaded it on the tubes.

God bless YouTube/Google and everything they have doneĀ to benefit humanity. Here's the video.

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Kind Regards,

Katabok

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Twitter : https://twitter.com/katabok

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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KfOgVfIeCtkJTzGwBJB8C

Apple Music : https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/straight-from-forest-lakes-instrumental/id1252312275

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