On speed producing

by | Mar 11, 2024

Could you make a beat in 10 seconds or less?

(I think I could…ok, maybe in 20 seconds with a good MIDI interface)

Welcome to the world of speedrunning or speed producing.

Speedrunning has emerged within the rap industry, a phenomenon where up-and-coming producers showcase their talent by recreating popular beats in lightning-fast time.

One standout example is 17-year-old Lukasz Potoniec, known as Zestro, who shattered records by recreating Playboi Carti’s hit song “Magnolia” beat in under six seconds.

This feat caught attention and sparked a beat-making battle between Zestro and another producer, Robtmb, as they challenged each other to recreate the beat in the fastest time possible. As a result, Zestro currently holds the record for the quickest recreation of the beat.

In the digital landscape, creatively using visually-driven music production tools has become vital for attracting customers and standing out among a saturated market.

Producers are leveraging these tools, which offer innovative technology and user-friendly interfaces, to generate engaging content and captivate their audiences.

By incorporating visual elements into the creative process, producers can tap into the growing demand for visually stimulating content, blurring the lines between musician and content creator.

The online realm’s insatiable hunger for content has generated a need for musicians to expand their repertoire beyond music. Musicians are increasingly becoming content creators in their own right, as fans crave behind-the-scenes glimpses, tutorials, and interactive experiences.

The speedrunning trend in hip-hop not only showcases the technical skills of producers but also highlights the competitive nature of the industry. It encourages young talents to constantly push boundaries and strive for excellence in their craft.

The race to recreate beats in record time serves as a captivating form of entertainment for both producers and fans alike. Moreover, it fosters a sense of camaraderie among producers, inspiring healthy competition and pushing the boundaries of what is creatively possible.

Learn more ➡️ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/speedrunning-hip-hop-1234968918/

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