DJBooth.net Profiles Strange Music In-House Producer Seven In ‘Behind The Boards’

Jul 10 2014

Jeff Nelson

Seven Behind The Boards

Get inside the mind of the Strange Music sound with DJ Booth’s profile of in-house producer Seven.

The man behind “Midwest Choppers”, “He’s A Mental Giant”, “Come Gangsta” and too many more to name is given a spotlight in “Behind The Boards”, a running segment from DJBooth.net that profiles some of hip hop’s current and game-shaking beatsmiths.

In this article we learn about Seven’s history with Strange Music, how working with Tech N9ne was almost a calling and his process of producing, which includes much live instrumentation to create the “violently epic” style of production that has become a Seven trademark.

Check out how long it took to make “Come Gangsta”. There’s a reason why it’s one of the most epic songs you’ve ever heard.

When I made that beat, I worked on it for three days; it was the longest I’ve ever spent on a beat. I worked for 12 hours every single day just arranging it all. I wasn’t talking to him at the time, I was just putting together all of these parts–this harpsichord part and this acoustic part that all had intricate patterns–and I thought this is would be so dope if he could follow all of these patterns exactly how I wrote them. So I gave him the track, he liked it a lot, called me a little while later to check it out….It was exactly the way that I made it. I didn’t tell him anything. I just gave him the track and he did it exactly the way I made it.

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