You are now listening to AraabMuzik…
If you’ve heard those words before a beat dropped that blew your mind; you’ve heard Abraham Orellana’s work.
Better known for his stage name, AraabMuzik is a producer of Dominican and Guatemalan descent, from Rhode Island. His fame began in somewhat unorthodox fashion. Orellana showcased his skills with an MPC (Music Production Centre) drum machine online, which started gaining him popularity. He was eventually signed to Jim Jones and Cam’ron’s music label Diplomat Records. His unique talent on the MPC garnered enough attention where he was being booked for live gigs.
As far as his hip hop production goes, between 2006-2011, AraabMuzik found himself only producing for his family, so to speak. Cam’ron, Jim Jones and Vado seemed to receive the bulk of his creations. Near the end of 2011, a couple of his beats found their way into the hands of Lloyd Banks and Styles P. One of which was featured on Banks’ The Cold Corner 2 and had Prodigy on the track.
What makes AraabMuzik so unique in my books, is his passion for electronic music, and often you can pick up elements of that in his productions. Besides chopping up beats that rattle your trunk, he creates entire electronic albums. The first being Electronic Dream, which features trance-based music. He samples the likes of Kaskade, OceanLab, Aluna and Deadmau5. The project includes a unique range of themes, from aggressive deep driving bass to soft ambient synths, from dance club anthems to musical scores. Being a fan of electronic music, especially trance, I am incredibly glad hip hop hasn’t taken him away from his passion for other genres.
So here we are in 2012 and my iTunes library has gained a few more AraabMuzik productions. Two of which fit on the A$AP Mob’s Lord$ Never Worry project, including a beat Rocky heard in a listening session that later became “Y.N.R.E.” Speaking of A$AP Rocky, Orellana worked with him previously on a joint with Swizz Beatz. His sound also fit the bill for 50 Cent, Slaughterhouse and Danny Brown. I look forward to hearing more from AraabMuzik, both in the electronic realm, and those hip hop bangers that slap our eardrums.