Watch London On Da Track Flip a Fire Sample on ‘Rhythm Roulette’ [VIDEO]
You know the name, you know the résumé. For the past several years, London On Da Track has been one of the mad scientists bringing Trap anthems to life in the lab. The Atlanta beatsmith has made a name for himself behind the boards by cooking up bangers for big names like Drake (“Sneakin”), T.I. (“About The Money), and frequent collaborator Young Thug (“Lifestyle,” “Check,” “Digits”). Giving fans a glimpse of how the magic happens, London recently linked up with Mass Appeal to try his hand at Rhythm Roulette.
Unlike Mr. Porter in the previous episode of Rhythm Roulette, London On Da Track doesn’t deviate from the usual instructions for guests on the series. While the Detroit producer choses to select only one record for his assignment, London throws on the customary blindfold and picks out three random records from the aisles of the record store.
After doing some digging in the crates sans the gift of sight, London heads back to the studio with records from Phyllis Hyman, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Jesse Saunders in hand. He then listens to the records, decided to sample Kirk’s instrumental cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” The “Lifestyle” producer proceeds to cut the record and finding the BPM, before putting the “London stamp” on it using the popular music making software Logic.
While London has been working on his transition into an artist, he’s also been cooking up new music for some heavy-hitters, including Nicki Minaj, Quavo, Partynextdoor and Kodak Black.
Watch London On Da Track do what he does best in a new episode of Russian Roulette.