[Interview] Drake’s Assistant Engineer Noel Cadastre Is a Minimalist, and Really Nice Guy.

by Geoffrey Granka Noel Cadastre gets happier the harder he works. He crossed paths with Aubrey Graham and Noah Shebib while working at a recording studio in Mississauga. He was the only one willing to work an awkwardly scheduled late shift. Nobody who knew Noel would be surprised he was willing to work a last minute shift. Just as nobody can be all that surprised that he was then asked to go on the road with Drake and 40 to help finish what would become Thank Me Later. A couple million international sales later, he’s very happy these days.

Noel sat down with The Come Up Show to geek about studio gear, the upcoming Take Care, and offer insight to working with one of the biggest artists of the decade so far.

Click below to check out the full interview.
Ric Notes doing "the escalator"

[Producer Spotlight x Interview] Ric Notes on Shad, Making Beats, and Producing on his iPhone

Ric Notes doing "the escalator"

by Geoffrey Granka If you hang out regularly on The Come Up Show, I promise you've heard Ric Notes' productions. He's worked on records with Shad, Blake Carrington, Drake, Smile, K-os, and many more. He's also taken home three titles from the "Battle of the Beatmakers" and has been on the jury with Boi-1da. We sat down with Ric to talk about about his collaborations with his approach to hip-hop production, making beats on his iphone, and collaborating with artists like Blake Carrington and Shad. Click "Read The Rest Of Entry" below to check out the entire interview.
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[Video] Wax – “RED” (prod. EOM)

Wax is one of those classic artists for whom the phrase "it's a only matter of time" really, truly applies. Tracks like "Music and Liquor", "Summer in The City", and "Liquid Courage" showcase an artist that knows exactly where he stands as an emcee. "RED" is off Wax's upcoming mix-tape, with an instrumental produced by long-time collaborator EOM, whose mixtape is available for download here. It's only available as a YouTube video for now, though it's possible that a download will be available later on this week. Thanks to The Come Up Show friend, EOM for passing this track along.
We Plug Good Music

[Audio x Mixtape] We Plug Good Music – A Prelude to The Future

We Plug Good Music

The blog We Plug G.O.O.D. Music (no association w/ Kanye) has hand-picked an eclectic melange of artists from around the world (including Nigeria, UK, Massachusetts and our very own Hamilton). With Prelude's 25 tracks run the gamut from neo-soul to spoken word. There is, of course, some grade A Hip-Hop as well. Stand out tracks: "HeSheThey"; "Musical Intercourse"; "Zuciya Daya"; "Under The Infuence"; "Used To Sound Like, Now". Thanks to EOM for the heads-up. Check out We Plug Good Music - A Prelude to The Future [audio:|titles=Used To Sound Like, Now (prod. by Ivan Ice)] Download Emay's "Used To Sound Like, Now" via We Plug G.O.O.D. Music