News and Updates : 25 Aug ’14

Pre thoughts Its been a rather quiet winter, with that added, there was trouble with the hard drive that stores all the material for this blog, big lesson learnt there!! back up yo shit. Anyways on an forward, news and updates for whats going to be taking place with four4beats. As you know, all this…

Evolution Of The Drum

The drum is an instrument as ancient as the humankind. It has evolved from being a hollowed out piece with a stretched membrane over it and tuning pegs to modern drum kits that comprise of snares, bass drums, foot petal, cymbals, tom toms and so forth. This was done to produce sounds the traditional drum…

What does ‘good music’ sound like? Part 2

Part 2 In part 1 of this article we examined the essence of what might be considered good from the root level of listening, but that is only looking at one half of the equation. The good in music does not only lie in the ability for one to hear whether it is good or…

What does ‘good music’ sound like?

What does ‘good music’ sound like?   -Part 1 The topic of good music is an interesting one to touch on. It is none the less one topic that almost everyone will have an opinion on. Well opinions are ideas, and pretty much everyone with a good sense of sound perception has an idea of…

What is the original sound?

The sound of music is universal, and it spans all languages and cultures, and music is not the invention of one man, it is the structure of creation. When one really looks into sound, you will see and hear it everywhere and everywhen. Music has and is the perfume that exist in the culture of…

Four Beats Today 25/04/14 by kMoe: Jazz in the mix

This weeks four beats would like to look at what i call the blood of music, which is a genre more prevalent in the original music than most other, and im talking about Jazz. This is a genre that has fans that has many styles and sounds, followers, adorers and co creators alike, it is…

Breaking Down the Music – Hidden Genres: Broken Beat Music

Looking a genres can be a beautiful thing, especially when one really looks at where the division lines occur, when one questions what is the specific sound that would divide this genre from the next. This is where one will see blurred lines between genres and where these blurs occur new genres are bound to…

Four Beats Today by kMoe 12/04/14 – Broken Beats

Keeping in light with an upcoming post, the focus for the four beats today is introduce the sound of broken beat music. The trap here is that I might go on to make a whole post about broken beat music but that is for next week’s article, keep a look out for that if you…

News and Updates 11/04/2014

On keeping on with the development of things, the aim is to keep bringing changes to this experience and to make it easier to access our content through the variety of web services available to us. Well we have a new twitter account where we will broadcast exclusive updates relating to what we do. The…

Four Beats Today 4/4/2014

Friday the fourth of the fourth month!! Its  a cool time of the year. April always brings bounty from all sources. Today’s four beats are inspired by the continent, Africa, our roots. I’ll share some cool beats I came across over the interwebs, one which caught my attention is the use of  African sounds to …

Breaking down the Music – The Voice bigger than the Music

I often wonder what makes people remember singers, if it’s their songs or their image. I pick my brain about what the audience appreciates more, their talent or the presentation of it. Comments such as “she’s not that good but she’s pretty so I’m a fan” and “he has talent but doesn’t look the part”…

Four Beats Today 28/04/14

We move. I want us to move to a slightly different sound, and I bring you the man with the skill to do it. Exile. He is a diverse producer and judging from his works, they are unmatchable. This is the new age of music where genres are not just robust classifications of music but…