Monday, May 1, 2017
Rhythm Roulette | Beat Butcha
It’s always entertaining to watch marquee production talent whip up impromptu instrumentals in episodes of "Rhythm Roulette," but an underrated aspect of our series is how much of a challenge it can pose. You never know what you’re going to pull out of the crates when you're blindfolded at the record store—and the results aren’t always optimal. Herein lies the beauty of "Rhythm Roulette,' and Beat Butcha’s efforts in our latest episode. After blindly sifting through tons of records, Butcha emerged with “Midnight Energy” by Mantus—which “looks like it’s going to be some sort of disco shit”—Raphael Saadiq’s “Instant Vintage”—a gospel record that Butcha admitted would be a tough sample, despite its likely ‘dopeness’—and The Dells’ “There Is,” the record most likely to contain ‘the heat,’ according to the producer himself. Producing records for grimy street poets like Prodigy, Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss and Sean Price during his career, Beat Butcha may not have deep experience dabbling in disco and gospel. But you wouldn’t know it by the way he whipped this track up. Enjoy the latest “Rhythm Roulette” above. Subscribe to Mass Appeal here: http://goo.gl/LqG3wZ --------------Mass Appeal-------------- Website: http://massappeal.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/massappeal Instagram: http://instagram.com/massappeal Facebook: http://facebook.com/massappeal
Shon Roka (pronounced Shaun Roca) the DJ also known as Shaun Ortega was born on the west-side of Chicago. He started gaining fame as a bboy in 1991 and later became a member of a well known crew called the BRICKHEADZ. He would perform for such artist and events such as The Roots, KRS One, Immortal Technique, Dougie Fresh, Common, Rhymefest, Cypress Hill, Pharoah Monch, Nas, Diddy, Mariah Carey, Taste of Chicago, Lollapolooza, Looptopia, B96 Summer Bash just to name a few. The BRICKHEADZ also won many breakin' competition nationally and internationally. While Shon Roka was being active as a bboy he was working on his craft of being a DJ. DJing for w/ Nike, Jordan, Under Armour, Adidas, Vans, Uprise (Chicago) Skateshop for numerous in-stores, sporting events, galleries and corporate outings. Also Shon Roka is a resident DJ post Covid in Chicago at McGee's, Tantrum, Imbibe and Harbee's. While being a DJ, he has been teaching music production and the Art of Skateboarding through Maggie Daley's After School Matters. Also known as Gallery 37. For more information contact via email.