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Darrin Korte

Cambridge, MA            

The Arcitype & AR Classic Records proudly present a series aimed at shining light on the often-under appreciated creators behind the boards; The Producers.

In 2014, The Arcitype set up a portable production studio inside the walls of Annie Mulz’s ‘Kyoto Jungle’ store front in Back Bay, Boston, MA. From 12-8pm he created an all original 10-track beat tape from scratch, and then held the release party for it the same night, allowing people to hear the final completed product as it was released online for the world to experience. Ever since then, The Arcitype has been playing with the idea of turning his concept into a series that could act as a platform to showcase other producers.

The Shift is that idea now realized. Producers clock in for an 8-hr shift in which they create a beat tape from the ground up inside a store front. The completed tape is released that same evening during a release party also held at the same store front.

The Shift: One Day Beat Tape Series Vol. 1 feat. Lightfoot

Here’s a recap video of the series launch featuring producer, Lightfoot Productions, who created an 8-track beat tape during his shift. Shot & Edited by Downlow Productions.

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The Shift Beat Tape Series Vol. 2: Billy Loman

Here’s a recap video of the second installment featuring producer, Billy Loman, who created a 13-track beat tape during his 8-hr shift. Shot & Edited by Downlow Productions.

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The Shift Beat Tape Series Vol. 3: Rain

Here’s a recap video of the third installment featuring producer, Rain, who created an 8-track beat tape during his 8-hr shift. Shot & Edited by Downlow Productions.

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