Abu - Xifuta Records


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Beats with expression, originality and a lofi touch for you to use anyway you want it.

I can produce for you an unique instrumental with originality and some lofi touch, based on the mood you want to bring for your song. I am manager of the record label Xifuta Records.

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  1. Review by june a.

    Abu helped construct some unique and tasteful beats for a few singles I sent him. I really enjoyed collaborating with him. I would strongly recommend reaching out to Abu if you find your current beats lacking detail and/or groove.

Interview with Abu - Xifuta Records

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I am very proud of starting a label called Xifuta Records, where we are developing projects with people from outside the so called "bubble".

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A new project with a friend who research traditional instruments and music from Moçambique and Zimbabue.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Fantasmatik, great producer, sax soprano, and mixing/mastering engineer.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digilog.

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: Lofi as a musical genre.

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: What you want to reach with these songs? What mood you would like to bring on people hearing it for the first time?

  13. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  14. A: SP404, Microkorg (both work with battery!), a guitar, and we're good to go.

  15. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  16. A: I am an MC for almost a decade, and for the last 5 years I've been developing my beatmaking path and style.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Middle child, on the middle way between modern patterns on rap music and the classic beatmaking process. Always trying to learn from every posible way.

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: Isaiah Rashad, great voice and vocal approach to any beat!

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: Ears over grid.

  23. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  24. A: What I would call lofi beats, but not as a specific "genre" - more like a working approach on textures and timbres. It can work on many genres, like rap music, pop, dancehall/reggae inspirations...

  25. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  26. A: I always try to bring a "not obvious" approach to the drum patterns. Mixing textures is what I like most.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I have a home studio setup with some analog processing tools and synths, like a SP404, Moog Minitaur, Novation Circuit, MicroKorg, a Fostex 350, DBX 166 compressor. Also a computer, some nice microphones and some plug-ins to reach the texture we want.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: People like Madlib, Mano Brown, Sabotage, J Dilla, Knxwledge, Mndsgn, Ivan Ave, Evidence. People who push forward their creativity.

  31. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  32. A: Beatmaking and new arrangements for your ideas.

João de Barro by Abu

I was the Producer, beatmaker, songwriter, mixing engineer, MC in this production

Terms Of Service

- This price applies to beats between 1 minute / 3 minute long.
- 2 Revisions in the process.
- I will send you the stems pre-mixed so you can work on your own mix and mastering.

GenresSounds Like
  • Evidence
  • Ivan Ave
  • Black Milk
Gear Highlights
  • SP404 SX
  • Moog Minitaur
  • Novation Circuit
  • MicroKorg XL+
  • Ableton Push
  • Akai Stereo Cassete Deck CS-F9
  • Fostex 350
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