Meet Daringer, the musical mastermind behind Griselda Records.
It’s not a secret, we have been pushing the lyrical feats of the artists of the roster Griselda Records for a while now, dedicating to Westside Gunn and Conway space on our columns, so Daringer’s name should already be familiar to most people.
Responsible for many GXFR sound scenarios, on which the above emcees are writing a piece of modern hip hop history, the Buffalo producer/deejay stands out for a rough and massive sound approach.
Of his lean and dry style, boom-bap oriented, we have already said extensively reviewing The Reject 2, and after a chat between Tommy and Stromberg, a brief and concise portrait of the producer of the moment has emerged. Daringer x Production Specs. Enjoy the reading.
First commercial beat sold/placed:
Pseudo Slang, it was a 12″ on Fatbeats, featuring Vinia Mojica, from Native Tongues, back in 2006.
How long did it take you to produce something that you were proud of:
Within a month.
Favourite production set-up:
MPCXL2000-2500, Technics 1200’s, Digidesign 03, Pro Tools, Vestax or Rane mixer, Rhodes piano, Moog synth, and a library of records.
Best digging advice from someone ever:
Take chances on music or labels you’ve never seen or heard, and listen to them before buying, if you have a chance to, unless they are cheap, like 5$ or under.
Producer, in the last 3 months, that made you say: “Oh, shit, I have to go back to the lab!”:
Your worst production mistake ever made:
Mixes or vocals not loud enough, or too much high frequencies cut.
One essential mixing tip:
Listen to your mixes on more than one set of speakers, and check your levels in headphones as well.