Interview + 5 beats with Hip Hop Producer Sarcastic Sounds

I love Sarcastic’s beats, this guy simply kills it on the sample game and his beats just have an original sound. Check out some of his beats below and the interview we did recently.

Any major credits I should list?

Unfortunately not yet. Hopefully that changes soon. If anyone wants to send some major artists my way, I’d appreciate it.

What’s one food you don’t hate, but you could live without?

I know this is the opposite of what the question asked for, but I’m gonna take this opportunity to say fuck mayonnaise. I could live without cauliflower though, to answer the question.

If you weren’t producing, you would be? Probably focusing on school more. I can’t really imagine not producing though.

How old are you?

17

Where are you from?

Toronto, born and raised.

How long have you been producing?

About 4 and a half years. Although my first year of producing was on FL Studio mobile, which is pretty limiting, so all my shit sounded like elevator music. But it did teach me a lot about arrangement and composition, which was really helpful once I got the real version of FL Studio. I’m 100% certain that I was the best 13 year old FL Studio Mobile producer in the world at the time.

Hardware or software?

I produce entirely using software (FL Studio 11). The only piece of hardware I even own is a midi keyboard, which I don’t think I’ve ever used for a beat. I do all my shit using just a laptop. I don’t even have a mouse.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product?

The dopest thing is just seeing people enjoy my music. I’ve started getting a lot of comments and dm’s from people telling me how much they like my music, and asking me to release new tracks. Even though I’m still small time, it’s really cool to see people genuinely enjoy my music, after trying and failing so many times to get my music out there in the past. Also, I was selected to be in Battle Of The Beatmakers in Toronto last year, and I got to meet Boi-1da, T-Minus, and Wondagurl, who are all big inspirations for me. I was also by far the youngest person there, and I made it to the top 8. That was pretty dope too.

Who are your biggest influences?
Embarrassingly, Hopsin was my first big inspiration to start making beats. It makes me cringe now, but as a 12 year old kid, I was right in his target demographic. I tried to replicate his sound – which is basically just the FL Studio stock sounds – for my first year or two of producing. After that, my biggest inspirations were the early Roc-a-fella producers like Kanye, Just Blaze and Bink. I first tried sampling after hearing Through The Wire and December 4th, and that’s what really pointed me to my current sound, which is almost entirely sample based. More recently, smaller lofi artists like Eli Filosov and Moow have really gotten me into the more melancholy lofi shit, and those have been my most popular beats.

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do you get royalties from any of your beats?

Nah, i haven’t produced for anyone big enough to sell a noteworthy amount of singles.

What is something about you people would be surprised to know?

My name used to be Sarcastic Asshole. I changed it to Sarcastic Sounds when I sold my first beat, because I realised no one would take me seriously otherwise.

What do your beats normally cost?

I normally charge 15$ for a basic wav lease, and 25$ for the trackouts. Exclusives vary in price and availability depending on the beat.

What is the most you have made from one beat?

Not that much, because I don’t usually make my beats available for exclusive purchase. I was contacted by a big Korean rapper’s manager a little while ago asking me to send them a pack of unreleased beats, and they offered up to $2000 for beats they liked. They didn’t like any though haha. I basically had to make like 8 beats in a week, because I release all my good shit on the internet, and I guess I rushed it.

Who are the favorite artists you have produced for?

I haven’t produced for too many great artists, but I have a song with a dude named Klovd who I’ve worked with, and it bangs. It’s super different from my other shit though, but it got like 10k plays which is kinda cool. I also have a dope song with a guy named Cedar, and it did similar numbers to the Klovd song. I did three songs on his album that’s coming out too.

How many leases or beats, do you think you have sold in your career?

Probably like 100, I’m not exactly sure. Way less than most of the people you interview I assume.

Want to give any shoutouts?

Nah

Links:

CuratedFlame:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW_jw5eyN_fpmWsFF9QeuJQ

twitter.com/curatedflame
https://www.instagram.com/curatedflame/

 

Sarcastic Sounds:

 

 

 

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