Bump just sounds better...
Bump Radio is a progressive digital media company that specializes in optimizing the music business value chain for our clients maximum growth. This is accomplished not only through industrial grade production services; but also deep skill sets in digital media management. We empower and advise our clients on navigating the complex digital media landscape.
Lead by Darris Hoskins or "Bump" a.k.a. the legendary DJ Mad Dog, who is a 30+ year broadcast media, music, and technology pioneer that has been behind early innovations in digital media production, consumer electronics, and content distribution. He was pivotal in the formation of the world’s first commercial Hip-Hop radio format at WYLD AM/FM in New Orleans.
Darris is also credited as the architect of Intent MediaWorks Palladium™, the award winning content protection and distribution technology cited for its merits by the US Supreme Court in the MGM vs. Grokster case, as well as digital distribution solutions for the Dept. of Defense.
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- Bone Thugs And Harmony
- Paul Hardcastle
- Jay Spencer
- Michael Cooper
- Space Jam
- Colin England
- Eazy E
- Ice Cube
- The Substitute
- Claude Bryant
- Cyril Neville and The Uptown Allstars
- Drummy Gregg
- Frozen Explosion
- Metro Mix
- G Huff
- Jayo Felony
- Universal Motown
- Warner Music Group
- Ruthless Records
- Priority Records
- Frank McComb
- Sue Ann Carwell
- Jason Beard
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Interview with Bump Radio
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Flexibility
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A sound that makes you competitive in today's market
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Smashing conventions.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Do you make beats? A: Yes... even better, we make songs.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The perception that anyone can do it.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How will you know that you've got the ROI for the time and money spent?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have your strategies, plans, budgets, i.e. homework done upfront before engaging us. Leave the fantasy and dreams at home.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Desert island with no electricity? Gear is the last of our concerns.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Everything's a remix.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: All the artists we feature on our radio streams. Leverage.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make marketability a primary consideration in the creation of your art... if you're interested in sales and mass appeal.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop, Reggae, Rock, and hybrids of those.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Engineering... semantically.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Before we do anything, listen... then assess the client's expectations and range of opportunities.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Studio A: M Cubed (Mixing, Mastering, Multimedia) Studio B: Black Zero (Ableton, Pro Tools, Presonus) Studio C: LS Compound (Pro Tools HD, Control 24, Avalon Pre's, 24 inputs, 3 Iso rooms)
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Holland–Dozier–Holland, Bob Margouleff, Malcolm Cecil, George Clinton, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, Bob Power, Creed Taylor, Jam & Lewis, Louil Silas, Allen Toussaint, Grant Green, Maurice White, Rodgers & Edwards, Marcus Miller, Leon Ware, Norman Whitfield, Gamble & Huff...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Producing, Engineering, Mixing, Remixing, & Mastering