Best of 2014 – DJ Jelly & DJ Hotsauce

by DJ Hotsauce on December 17, 2014 in Music

Each and every year around this time me and Jelly get together and think about our favorite musical releases and other things from the past 12 months. And each and every year we want to share this with you and as always we want to know what your favorites where. Let us know if we are missing out on anything dope or are just super late on something. Check below for mine and Jelly's picks for the "Best of 2014" and happy holidays! We will have a lot of new surprises in 2015 for you guys!

Favorite Albums of 2014

DJ Jelly

Prince - Art Official Age J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Dr Rittz - Next To Nothing Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron YG - My Krazy life

DJ Hotsauce

J Cole - 2014 Forest Hill Drive
Haftbefehl - Russisch Roulette
Marteria – Zum Glück in die Zukunft II
Run The Jewels - Run The Jewels 2
Rick Ross - Mastermind
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata
YG - My Krazy Life
D'Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah

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Favorite Songs of  2014

DJ Jelly

Paramore - Ain't It Fun Rich Homie Quan - Walk Through Rittz - Living A Dream Kendrick Lamar - I Disclosure - Latch T.I. feat. Young Thug - About The Money Zed - Clarity (Brillz Remix) Jay-Z - Tom Ford (Play-N-Skilzz Remix) IloveMakonnen feat. Drake - Tuesday Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass

DJ Hotsauce

T.I. feat. Young Thug - About The Money
ILoveMakonnen feat. Drake - Tuesday
Drake - 0 To 100
Future - Look Ahead
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne - Loyal
Rae Sremmurd - No Type
Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan - Lifestyle
Migos - Fight Night
Big Sean feat. E-40 - IDFWU
Big K.R.I.T. feat. Raphael Saadiq - Soul Food

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and 2 more bonus personal categories:

DJ Jelly's favorite Atlanta restaurant's of 2014

Vortex La parrilla Fish Thyme Stillesboro Biscuit El Ponce Papi's Cuban and Caribbean Grill Henry's Louisiana Grill

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DJ Hotsauce' favorite sneaker releases of 2014

Nike Kobe IX Elite Low - Multicolor ID
Air Jordan VI Black/Infrared
Nike Air Flight Huarache “OG”
Nike Zoom Vapor AJ3
Air Jordan I OG - Black/White
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Who Am I: Stackboy Twaun

by DJ Hotsauce on December 8, 2014 in Interviews,Who am I? Interview Series

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You guys might have not heard of the young producer "Stackboy Twaun", but I'm sure you have heard his music before. His biggest credit came this year when he produced the Migos smash single "Fight Night". Other credits include Young Scooter, Jose Guapo and a handful of other tracks he produced for Migos. We asked Twan to answer a couple of short questions for us so that when the next you hear about him you know who he his.

What do you like most about producing?

I love working with the artist to come up with new sounds and developing new innovative waves of music.From my experience, that’s how you make hit records, by heading the trend and not following it.

Who are your biggest supporters of what you do?

My mama gotta be my # 1 supporter she always tell me how proud she is of me.. I got my whole family behind me and that means a lot to me.. If I it wasn't for my family and the handful of friends pushing me to strive for better I don't know where I would be.

If you weren't a producer what would be your line of work?

I would be clocked in at a 9-5 working hard labor if it wasn't for producing. I come from a line of honest hard work, even though I’m blessed to not have to clock in everyday and work for someone else, I still approach my craft and career with the same hard work and dedication as I would if I had a regular job.

 Who are the people and artist that push and inspire you to create? and are you able to deal with their honesty and criticism?

I came up listening to Gucci Mane, Tracy T, T.i, but when a Zaytoven beat comes on with one of these artists, I always listen closely to hear the funky noises and instruments in the beats. I can deal with criticism, because I believe it only makes you stronger.

What game sport,board or electronic would you kick some serious ass on. What celebrity would you call out?

I’ll call out Zaytoven on a Game Of Pool!! Lol!

Who do you find yourself competing against in this industry?  and who do you admire in this industry?

I don't find myself competing with anybody if anything I'm still learning, everyday is a challenge to get better and to make that next hit record.

Who has been the worst to work with? and who do you look forward to working with? and who is that next person that we should check for?

I haven't worked with one bad artist.. Every artist I have worked with we click up right then and there never been a salty moment when I'm with the Artist. I look forward to working with Kevin Gates, his people have been reaching out, so I’m looking forward to create a hit with him.

Has there been any groupy experience that has been rewarding ,weird or scary?

No answer :)

How do you prepare yourself for a project and what is your gear of choice?

Really, I just bump some old school music to get in the right head space, and relax. I typically use Fl Studio as a starting point and add different elements as I go along.

What words of encouragement do you have for inspiring  producers?

Just keep working Grind for what u want in life, Keep God first and everything will fall in place.. Just got to have faith and believe in yourself!

In Closing: whats up next for you? who would you like to shout out to?

I'm still working trying to get placements with different artist I'm open to everybody.. S/O to the man above S/O To my Mama and my whole family.. S/O to my Manager Leon (@Just_Book) S/O to all the artists that I've worked with.. Migos, Rich Homie Quan, Young Scooter, Jose Guapo, Young Thug, Shawty Lo, My Stackboy Team, Etc. to

Contact me Follow Me On Instagram And Twitter @StackboyTwaun 

Beats, Bookings, and Inquiries hit up [email protected]

Who Am I: Sonny Digital

by DJ Hotsauce on November 27, 2014 in Who am I? Interview Series

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Its amazing to see how far hip-hop has come over these 40 plus odd years and its interesting to see its mutations. OG's are frustrated with the post Soulja Boy era of rap music while the new generation eagerly explores the infinite frontiers of the musical phenomenon. Hip-Hop isn't dead its just more accessible by the world, just ask nineties baby hip hop creator Sonny Digital. Sonny Digital is one the most sought after young producers who are skating through the Hip-Hop scene right now. His monster hits like "Racks" and 2 Chainz "Birthday Song" bang at the peak of every dirty south set! We spoke to him about his current state in the game and here is what he had to say.

What do you like most about producing? Being creative. Who are your biggest supporters of what you do? Me, myself, and I. If you weren't a producer, what would be your line of work? I really couldn’t even tell you!  I don’t even know. Who are the people and artists that push and inspire you to create? And are you able to deal with their honesty and criticism? The people that push me are the people that are already at the top, and I would want them to be honest with me. What game sport, board or electronic would you kick some serious ass on. Which celebrity would you call out? Lately I been going crazy on the ping pong table.  I got one at my house.  Not sure who I’d call out on it though.  I heard Polo was good at it, and I heard he likes to bet and I like to bet to. Who do you find yourself competing against in this industry? And who do you admire in this industry? We’re all competing against each other.  It’s kind of like one big silent competition because we all want to be number one.  But I’m not specifically competing with anybody. Who has been the worst to work with? And who do you look forward to working with? Who is that next person we should check for? Ain’t been nobody that's been crazy.  There have been some writers that have done some weird shit.  But I’m looking forward to getting in with Kanye West And Spooky Black if I could Has there been any groupie experience that has been rewarding, weird or scary? There will always be groupie experience.  But I’m not an artist so I’m not on the frontlines to get all that attention. How do you prepare yourself for a project and what is your gear of choice? Usually we do these projects out of the blue.  There’s not a process or routine for how to do this. I use fruity loops. What words of encouragement do you have for up and coming producers? Stay motivated and keep people around you that believe in you and support every move you make. In closing: What's up next for you? Who would you like to shout out? Keep listening, I’m always working on something. Shout out to everybody working! @SonnyDigital on twitter and IG.

5 years Crux Munich Mix

by DJ Hotsauce on November 24, 2014 in Mixtapes

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This past Friday the legendary Crux clubs in Munich celebrated it's firth anniversary. For this occasion all of the current resident DJ's got together and created a 120 minute mix for you guys. Included are our own DJ Hotsauce, DJ Silence, Dan Gerous, Not.FX, DJ A-Les & 100BlackDolphins. You can stream and download the mix below.