Abu - Xifuta Records


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Hi! I am a beatmaker from Brazil and I am available to produce beats with expression, originality, a lofi touch and brazilian groove for you to use anyway you want it | remote mixing and music producing

Hi! I am Abu, from Brazil, and I can produce for you an unique beat with originality and some lofi touch, based on the mood you want to bring for your song. I love to pay special attention to details, textures and timbres.
I am not focused only on hip hop beats (although it is my specialty), and I am open to bring your influences to the production process.
I am manager of Xifuta Records, a label from Belo Horizonte/Brasil, where I am responsible for the music production of the artists we work with.
I also have experience with mixing audio (music, podcast, and other products) so I am up to this kind of job too. Please feel free to contact and let's work!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Kristopher M.

    Abu is a master beatmaker and great project manager who truly understands the ins and outs of the entire creative process. Highly recommended!

  2. 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 / 4 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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