Frequent Drums & Ammo collaborator/Homie Phillip Drummond releases new vibes perfect to introduce the upcoming Summer 23'. When Drummond isn't in production mode he's working with the Youth via Today's Future Sound, a non-profit based in the Bay Area that uses beat production for transforming peoples lives using music production as therapeutic beat making. This helps to build confidence, inspire creativity and helps individuals create a positive change. Stay tuned for more from Phillip Drummond on DNA Dot Com.
Influences: Portishead, Tricky, DJ Premier, Dre, Rza, DJ Muggs, countless other producers, Hip Hop artists, bands, genres.
DNA: Tell us a little bit about Cheeseburger Rainbow
PD:A burst of sunshine after the rain, Cheeseburger Rainbow is a slow, relaxing, and chill boom bap/lofi beat. It integrates a smooth, live bassline and twinkling piano arps with 70's style soulful strings and old school drum break. Perfect for coffee time, or taking it easy and smoking a bleezy, this anthemic track is the perfect soundtrack for Spring!
DNA: Some PhillipDrummond background: Phillipdrummond, a renowned beat maker & organizer, has performed live beats & arranged beat battles across 6 continents, including 6 tours of Australia. Based in Oakland, CA, he creates music with a blend of East Coast 90's sound, G-Funk, & West Coast flavor. He is currently working on a concept album with DJ Ammbush and has a steady output of beats & artistic works. He fuses obscure samples from around the world with retrofuturistic synths & unique percussion to create his signature sound. His work has been showcased in live performances, & he is highly respected in the beatmaking community.
DNA: What about your 3 biggest achievements / successes to date?
PD: Teaching and performing beats on six continents, including twice as Hip Hop ambassador with the US State Department. Touring all capital cites and putting on beat battles in all capitol cities in Australia for 8 summers. Organizing the longest-running beat battle (over 13 years) in the world, and hosting/organizing the #GlobalBeatCypher a virtual, sample flip beat cypher for 112 weeks straight since the beginning of COVID with beat makers from around the globe.
DNA: What do you have planned for the next 6 months (eg. more singles, EPs, albums)?
PD: Returing to tour Australia again, organizing more live events in Oakland (like the monthly #BeatCypherOAK I do every month), releasing my Illinger rap album project with Ammbaataa/DJ Ammbush, more singles, including collaborative singles with Lofi sensation Kilroywash3r3, BestPaul, as well as doing my daily #365beatchallenge on Instagram.
I have a show May 28th at Lovely Day (4629 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609), and upcoming gig in Denver, Colorado at Beat Bodega on Thursday, June 22nd. Got Illinger projects coming out with Ammbaataa soon! Also project with Def-I Music video shot by Alex Blum, edited by Pracnes of Cinco Seis Media https://linktr.ee/philthydrummond (has all my social handles) #DNA