Who is Callari?

WHO IS CALLARI?

By @MusicOfCarolina

Edited by @nicejewboy

How did you get your name? Do you pronounce the L’s?

Callari is actually my last name. My producer name used to be OleMcDonald (no troll) but my friend Lone and I made a song and he was like. “This producer name looks retarded, imma use ur actual name.” So he credited me as Angelo Callari. Then i was like, this shit too long so i used just my last name. Its pronounced either Kuh-Lar-EE or Kuh-Larry.

“Today I’m going to learn how to produce music.” What made [a] younger Callari act on this thought?

I started this whole producing thing while i was in college. I used to come home so tired and bored, and i was friends with uglyfriend at the time. Me and him used to be hella cool, and he been producing for a minute. I’ve always loved music so i asked him to send me the program and he taught me the simple shit on FL. I just kept going and going and look where im at now. Shit is so cool.

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What is it like creating in West Palm Beach, Florida?

SHIT. Honestly i don’t have many music friends out here. Nothing really goes on in West Palm it’s all in Broward which is like an hour away. I recently started hitting studios and shit, saw Cris Dinero and made some friends, but the whole music scene is so different in other areas.

You reached 1,000,155 plays on SoundCloud in the middle of December (2017) after only making music for one year. Many producers out there only have a few tracks on their pages if anything. Can you explain why you post your placements on your own SoundCloud page?

Yea it’s crazy i even got that amount of plays. I’m almost at 2 mill now. The ones on my page are the ones that i asked artists if i can post. Usually i send more than one beat out. So if they use 2 i just ask to post one. I get some money off of it, exposure etc. It actually helps out a lot, building relations with artists is important.

-You’ve produced for: Lucki, Famous Dex, Chris Travis, Cold Hart, [Lil] Tracy, CHXPO, Curt McGurt, Ron$oCold, BigBabyGucci, ATL Smook, Adot, Warhol.ss…and this is only half the laundry list of placements w/ artists. Who can your supporters expect to see you collaborate with in the future?

Definitely more with ron, lucki, smook, tracy etc. Supposedly i got something with Trippie redd. When i make this NY trip im gonna be with smooky so hopefully something with him. Ummmm, swaghollywood, Xelly etc. Something with ron dropping this week too, I’m going crazy.

What’s your opinion on fake love?

Fake love is one of the worst things ever. Shit dumb, it costs 0 dollars to keep shit real with people. I’m 100% real with everyone no matter who they are. Everyone should be the same way.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Easy. The people who flake on copping beats or come dm me and expect me to toss them a beat. I DONT CARE HOW MANY PLAYS U GET IF I DONT HIT U FIRST DO NOT EXPECT SOMETHING FROM ME. You don’t go to stores and walk in and expect free shit, same goes for producers. This shit is money, a source of income, don’t come at us unless its correct with money, simple.

How did Prod. BySpeedway get your beats last year, and why were they uploaded/leaked to reddit? Are leaks something you worry about often?

On traktrain last year, you could just rip beats from the source code, so thats what he did to me, and like 50 other producers. He just wanted to be a dick i guess. I was so heated when it happened LOL. Captain Crunch dmed me and was like, “bro cool down. all you doing is giving him attention.” he was like, on some “if a tree falls in the forest and nobody around is anyone gonna know or care.” just let him be, let him do him, and don’t pay any mind to him cuz that’s what he wants.”

 

What’s your favorite streetwear brand out now? 

Supreme (SHOUT out stacy money). They just make shit that catches my eye idk. I’m not too big on the whole fashion shit i just wear shit that looks good to me irdc.

What placement made you geek out the most?

100% the tracy placement, lucki and chris travis. About a year ago i could only IMAGINE working with these people. They’re some of the first people who got my attention on SoundCloud.  So to work with either of them just blows my mind.

Do you have a go-to artist for tape/song covers?

Fyest artists are easily Papikodone, davis7500, jerbear and catchphrasejones. They make some amazing shit frfr.

What are your rates? (For the folks who can’t check your TrackTrain account.)

50-250 for leases. I judge my beats and cheaper ones are the ones i dont fw as much, and 250 is a fye collab. But im down to work with budgets i know how it goes. Exclusives are 100-400, same concept applies.

Got anyone you want to shout out?

GINSENG, 22, MARCELO, WILDCARD, SHIRO, CAPTAIN CRUNCH, UGLYFRIEND, RONSOCOLD, BRENTRAMBO, DEAF AND ALL MY OTHER BROTHERS ILY FR LETS GO CRAZY. Shoutout my mom too love her.

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What can MikeBeatz do for you?

MikeBeatz is someone I am going to be working with a lot in the future.  We have an interview coming soon but until then I thought I would let y’all know about him a little bit.
First off, he makes dope beats;

But not only does he make dope beats he also offers many services that might be of interest to some of you such as;
  • Beat Mixing
  • Beat Collaboration
  • Shout Out On Instagram to 15K Followers
  • 1 On 1 Coaching
  • Artist & Producer Red N Black Package

You can find out more by clicking the links below:

Just a thought about marketing yourself as a producer.

I was having a conversation with the producer Maxo Koolin today and I asked him about a producer he works with and if he could connect me with him for an interview. Maxo said definitely and that the producer would be excited to do it!

He told me about how the producer I want to interview is in a all producer collective that is on the come up. Which excites me because like I told Maxo, I have wanted to interview collectives before over time and I have tried, but the two times I have tried, eventually there is at least one or two producers in the group who don’t think it is worth their time or good for their brand. Maxo agreed with me on the bewilderment of this because it’s more exposure so how is it not worth your time?

Later on in our convo I had an opinion and hypothesis that I expressed to Maxo and I am now going to state in this article.

Opinion

It’s 2018. This mysterious producer shxt is lame and not going to work for you in the long run.

If you are a producer who isn’t already established yet, and I mean really established like this is your career and you make a healthy living off of it. Then you are still on the come up and if you want to make a career out of this, in this day and age. The fans and potential fans want to know and connect with you.

Hypothesis

The first producer, who pulls a rapper and no I don’t mean raps and I mean, flexes. Really flexes. They are going to build a huge fan base. Now I mean, showing off the money they make from producing, showing what they are doing with the money. Like the same way tekashi and lil pump and so many rappers did and do.

This is not a knock, but Taz Taylor, essentially did this somewhat and he almost did it right, but he fxcked it up with his beefing with so many people and then now being somewhat still secretive.

I really think that the first (and a few of the others after the first) who really follow the blueprint of rapper flexing. They are going to blow up.

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“Red Lace” [Gab3 x Kid Cudi x Lil Peep] (type beat)

New beat from producer Apostle Beats who dm’d me on IG. I f8xed with it so I am premiering it on the YouTube channel for CuratedFlame.

Download link: https://traktrain.com/apostlebeats#13
Producer: Apostle Beats

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Interview + 5 beats with SonoBeats

SonoBeats is a producer I found on YouTube who caught my ear because of the first beat featured in this article. Once I saw the numbers he was doing it only bolstered this decision.

YouTube stats:

  • 5,653 subscribers
  • 876K+ views

Find out more about this producer and check out his beats by scrolling down.

Credits:

  • Rico Myers – Feel
  • Halabk – Fantasy
  • The 20Six- On You
  • YTN Semi – Everything Ok

How old are you? I’m turning 24 this year.

Where are you from? I’m from Canada.

How long you been producing? I’ve been producing since 2014. One of my best friends was an EDM producer and just looking at the way he creates melodies and every component required to make a beat just really pushed me to be as creative as him.

Something dope that’s happened to you from music? The dopest thing would be seeing people really acknowledging what I am doing. It’s a real pleasure when people get to like what you do and really boost you up to keep it up.

Biggest influences? Timbaland, 50cent, Drake, Boi 1da, and Jay z

Shoutouts? Shoutout to Everybody who really made me get to this stage and made me enjoying making beats

Best platform for selling your beats? I think YouTube and beatstars are the best platforms in my opinion. Everybody is there and I guess reaching to your audience is a bit easier

Process for making a beat? I will start with mumbling a melody and then just apply the same melody on the piano. From there it’s just a straight continuation

What software and why? I use fl studio. I kinda know how other softwares works but I have a better workflow with fl studio

How much do your beats normally cost? My leases start a 20$. For exclusives, I usually discuss with the artist to find a good price for the both of us

Plans for 2018? For 2018, I would want to get bigger placements especially with the upcoming artists.

Who do you think will be blowing up in 2018? I think producers Like Young Forever, Cashmoneyap, or Benihana would be the next ones coming up.

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Interview with producer $A aka Surfing Martian

$A aka Surfing Martian is a producer from my hometown Pittsburgh, Pa who I reached out to do an interview with before and to my surprise he had answered but apparently the response email was hiding in my vault. lol. So while cleaning up my inbox today I found it and I am dropping it now.

$A aka Surfing Martian is one of those producers you might not necessarily know because he doesn’t have any real crazy credits but he’s putting in work pushing out mad beats, working with Jimmy Wopo, and is sure to be a name you will be hearing a lot about from soon. Check out some of his work and his interview below;

major credits? (artist / song)

– Ive worked with Pittsburgh artist Jimmy Wopo, with much more to come with more artists.

How old are you? 

– Im 19 years old.

Where are you from?  

– I’m from the “Steel City”Pittsburgh, PA

Hardware or software?what kind?

– I don’t really use much hardware, I use Fl Studio for most of my beats & sometimes Ableton.

https://soundcloud.com/whosa/sets/1-oz

How long have you been producing?

– Ive been producing for a good 4-5 years

What is your process for making a beat?

– I kinda just go with the flow when it comes to making beats. I try to keep the energy as natural as possible. Usually the melodies come first and the drums just flow with the rhythm, or I might switch it up and make the drums first and come with killer chords.

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

– Probably all the fan love, you really never know whats going on with ya music when its released publicly until you see how the fans react.

Want to give any shoutouts?

– Shoutout to my gang, the team, my guys, MartianWaveGang (Park, Lucky, Gloski)

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

– I use to skate,

What do your beats normally cost?

– Leases go for as of now $60

what is the most you have made from one beat?

Who do you think will be a part of the new wave to blow up in 2018? producer wise and rap wise.

– Producers : Dirtbag, StevieB, Thrillboy etc. Rappers : David Haze, 1030 Tuwop, x

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

– Im not really sure, each week more and more beats are being sold.

https://soundcloud.com/whosa/sets/space-ranger

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(all his links seem to be broken besides soundcloud)

 

Interview + 5 beats with Prod. Cecil

Prod.Cecil is a producer I found on YouTube and I keep seeing his name around. He is prolific, with at least 220 beat videos on his page, and his stats are impressive, 5K+ subscribers and 870k+ views.  His most viewed video is a Playboi Carti type beat video that currently sits at 230K views;
 So I reached out and after awhile he got back to me with his answers. You can find out more about this producer plus check out his beats below.
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Major credits? (artist/song)
CookLaFlare – Fighter Jet ft. Lil Yachty
C Roy – Don’t Go ft. 909 Memphis (Prod. Og Abi and me)
909Memphis – So Mean (Prod. OG Abi and me)
And I got some more coming soon.
How old are you?  I’m currently 19 years old.
Where are you from? I live in Portugal. I’ll probably visit the US frequently in the future to work with some producers and artists over there.
How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I started producing around 4 years ago. But I didn’t took it serious for like the first year.
What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? Probably the positive feedback and that a lot of my friends that I know through music are starting to really build a name for themselves. We all knew eachother since we had like 100-200 followers on Soundcloud and now we are all starting to grow.
Who are your biggest influences? There are too many to count. I listen to a lot of different types of music. Almost everything from Trap to Jazz to Alternative Rock. And I found a lot of the artists and music I listen to on YouTube while searching for samples lol. I also get inspired by the beats and music my friends make.
Want to give any shoutouts? Shoutout to my bro Nixon, shoutout to Og Abi, Dollie, Alto and SurrealGang, Bricks, and everybody else that fw me.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? Maybe that I live in Europe and not in the US.
Whats your process for making a beat? I usally start with the melody or a sample and then I add some drums. I mix my beats whenever I feel like they’re done or when adding more would be too much.
What do your beats normally cost? My leases start at $25 at the moment, and my exclusive rights start at around $200.
What is the most you have made from one beat? The most I’ve made from one beat was with a sync lease that I’ve sold. I won’t go into too much detail but I made more from that one lease then I would with selling a few exclusives.
Any stories on how you got some of your placements?  Artists that use my beats usually find them on Soundcloud or YouTube but I also send out beats from time to time.
What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? I use FL Studio 12 and KRK Rokit 5 studio monitors. They are pretty good but I plan on buying a new pair of studio monitors soon.
How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017? I’m not exactly sure how many but it was a good year for me.
What are your plans for 2018? Just growing as a person, as a producer, networking, and being as successful as I can be in everything I do.
Who do you think will part of the new wave in 2018? (producer wise and rapper wise) Producer wise every producer that I mentioned earlier but also just those who work hard and deserve it. I think if you really love what you’re doing, you’ll succeed if you stay consistent and never give up.

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Interview + 5 beats with prod. by Morteh

It keeps happening, I keep seeing people liking my content on IG and Twitter. This time, Twitter specifically, which is rare. But I saw this account I didn’t know kept retweeting and liking some of my stuff and when I went on the profile and saw it was the producer Morteh. I was pretty geeked. Not going to lie. You may or may not know who he is but I been seeing him on YouTube for a minute.  I reached out to him through DM and he agreed to do an interview. Scroll down to find out more and check out some of his beats available!

Credits?

  • Egovert – Van gogh & #LetEGOFUCK.
  • Got some stuff coming with WiFisFuneral & Roy Purdy soon.

How old are you? I am 17.

Funniest reason/excuse a rapper ever gave you for not having the money for a beat on time? I never really have anyone not paying on time as I require the payment upfront. Although, I get people in my DMs regularly asking to buy then I never hear from them again – As well as the odd one who says, ‘’hold onto the beat until next month, I gotchu’’.
Where are you from?  I am from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
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How long have you been producing? Why/How did you get into it? I’ve been producing properly for 6 months-ish. What really got me into producing actually started out as me wanting to become a rapper. Then I realised how hard it is to blow up on that side of the industry so I started producing.

What’s the dopest thing to happen to you since you started making music and releasing product? The dopest thing that’s happened is getting messages from huge artists saying they fuck with my sound. Acknowledgement is the best feeling.

Who are your biggest influences? My biggest producing influence 100% has to be Ronny J. He is unbelievably underrated for the amount of work he does.
Want to give any shoutouts? Shoutout Egovert and the entirety of $$.
What do you find is the best platform or avenue of selling your beats? Youtube or Traktrain. I kinda abandoned my traktrain, so youtube is where its at for me.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know? Probably that I’m from Northern Ireland.

Whats your process for making a beat? It all depends. Usually I’ll spend a good chunk of the cook-up searching for / making the melody. But once I get that out of the way, I just go ham on the drums.

What do your beats normally cost? It all depends once again. I like helping the smaller artists out by working with prices that’s more suitable for them. But on average, 75-200$.
What is the most you have made from one beat? Currently 200$
 

Any stories on how you got some of your placements? Not really any cool ones, but the Roy Purdy one was weird. He messaged me at like 4am trying to buy my ‘’Beetlejuice’’ beat.

What Hardware or software do you use? is there any reason why you like to particularly use what you use? I use FL & FL only. It was the first DAW I ever tried. Ever since I got it, I’ve fallen in love with it. I don’t see myself ever switching over to any other DAW, ever.

How many leases or beats do you think you sold in 2017?
What are your plans for 2018?Hit 20k on youtube and get more placements.

Whose gonna be the new wave? Me & Egovert without a doubt. Mark my words.

 

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Interview + 4 beats with HAVEN BEATS

I was able to secure an interview with HAVEN BEATS because of his homie Maxo Koolin who I did an interview with recently. Maxo told me to hit up HAVEN, who was already on my list of producers to interview, so it worked out perfectly.

Why did I want to hit up HAVEN?

  • He produced the AALIYAH KEEF mixtape for Cuban Doll
  • 13.8k+ subscribers on YouTube.
  • 3.1+ million views on YouTube.

To find out more about this producer on the rise, keep scrolling down!

Credits? cuban doll, joey trap , wetbackmanny, lil johnnie, lil boom

Age? I am 21

Dumbest excuse a rapper had for not having the money on time? I havent had too many memorable weird excuses I guess most people say “Hey im getting my check on friday can I pay u then ?” and then they never pay me lol

Where are you from? I was born in New York and Grew up on the east coast . Lived in Vermont when I was very little and moved to Westchester county NY with my dad when I was like 11.

How long have you been producing? How did you get into it? I have been producing since around Freshman in high school but I didnt start seriously making beats till about Junior or Senior year. I got into make beats because I was bored, I had FL studio on my computer and I had been messing around with it but never made anything good..I just kept working on it

What is the dopest thing to happen to you since releasing music? The dopest thing that ever happend to me was to make money off my music.

Influences? I have too many influences to say because I am influenced by every genre. I grew up on a lot of old school hip hop and jazz . but I’ve pretty much dipped in to every type of music besides classical.

Any shoutouts? I would like to Shout out everybody who supports me and all my fellow youtube producers I dont really want to put names because I dont want to feel like I left anybody out.

Best platform for selling beats? I think the best platform right now is youtube.

Any other income streams? No other income besides youtube ads

Process for making a beat? Ok so my process is usually finding the Melody Or sample first and then adding hard drums over it. simple

What do your beats cost? My beats cost 50$ for lease, 100$ for exclusive lease and 500$+ for full rights to a beat.

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What is the most you made from one beat? The most ive made from one beat is 333$

Any stories on how you got some placements? Legit I just wake up and Find out about placements . like with comethazine somebody else told me that he use my beat lol.

Hardware or software? Why?  I dont have much hardware besides  a laptop and some headphones but I use FL Studio because its easy and what i started on

Plans for 2018? my plans for 2018 is to ride in a private jet while getting top

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