Recently I teamed up with my good friend Matt (aka POCKiTZ) to make a 3 track EP for a Street Ritual release. If you remember our tune “That’s So Cali” from 2011 then you can imagine the sound of this EP 😉
Quoted from Street Ritual: ‘Holdin It Down’ is the stirring collaboration from pioneering electronic producers Stephan Jacobs & Pockitz. Capturing multi-genre vibrations spanning from flavors of trap, melodic dubstep, future bass and more; this story is an uplifting vibe for everybody. Each of the 3 tracks reflects fine production and are fused with emotive movement through exquisite melodies and lyrical radiance. Featuring vocalists Talia Bentson & Neaks, Holdin It Down, is a refreshing auditory experience.
Starting this winter, I will be the lead instructor for the 365 Producer artist production programs in Los Angeles. The 365 Producer programs are producer training programs developed with artists in mind. It’s all being hosted at the new Indigital Studios Hollywood location on Sunset Boulevard.
Indigital has been making world-class music at their Santa Cruz studio for more than 15 years, and now we’ve set up shop right in the heart of the LA entertainment industry. We’re working with Curtis Young, rapper, producer, and son of the legend Dr. Dre, to help develop programs that will benefit students from all walks of life and levels of experience.
The 365 Producer programs are a fantastic curriculum to up your game in all aspects of production from Ableton, mixing/mastering, live performance, branding and so much more. One of my favorite aspects of this course is that we help you complete an EP by the end of the course. I’ll be one of the 365 Producer “Project Managers” who will support our students every step of the way to ensure they are happy with their sound.
For more info, check out 365producer.com or call 855-RECORD-U
Exclusively through Producers Social: ‘Sweeteners On Top’ by Stephan Jacobs
In this edition of Producers Social Sample Packs, Stephan Jacobs has put together a collection of what he calls the “Sweeteners on Top”. These are types of one shot samples that help make a tune feel more complete, focusing primarily on Foley textures with an array of other useful sounds.
Please Note: you must have a Producers Social Member to access this sample pack.
Stephan is set to play a B2B set with ill.Gates on the Thunder Stage at this year’s Lightning in a Bottle festival.
If you have not heard what these two have been mustering up in the studio check out the BOUNCE EP and Flying (featuring Jackie Rain). Both of these tunes are heavy hitters designed for peak festival times.
Some of you may know, I am very passionate about bringing musicians together, hence why I started Sesh® and Producers Social®. I feel as though music is best made together. Growing up and being in High School band and just practicing with friends always felt like the most natural and creative connection I have ever experienced, the music was always better. This is what I feel most musicians lack in this new digital age. I converted my garage recording studio into a daytime coding dojo and pulled together a team of silicon beach all-star engineers whose past engineering credits include Google, Tinder, and the world famous Tupac Hologram. This has enabled us to develop a platform that connects musicians in a physical realm, with an underlying technology that helps people get discovered or find new jam partners.
Sesh® is an app built for anyone who wants to make music. The platform connects musicians to recording studios, rehearsal spaces, gear and talent for hire. You can conduct your transactions within the app while it handles payments, scheduling, locations, ratings and reviews. The platform is being built for musicians by musicians to create a new marketplace where collaboration and reliability can flourish like they never could before.
Check out this awesome explanation video on the vision of Sesh below:
UPDATE: Sesh is now live! Visit us on the web at sesh.io or as a free download on the iOS App Store!
What is Sesh?
Sesh is a modern musicians’ dream – the on-demand app for recording studios, gear rentals, and talent sourcing. Why pay big ticket prices when you can get what you need for less? And you’re supporting your music community, and people like you. Compare rates and reviews on the app and book electronically, peer-to-peer.
Touring DJ and music producer Stephan Jacobs came up with the concept in 2013, out of necessity, in order to provide a much-needed service the music industry seemed to overlook. The idea was intended to be an easy booking service for his personal studio. He quickly realized the potential of his concept as a general music utility for all to use.
“This is the music industry’s opportunity to fully allow technology into the booking equation. As a DJ who has been on tour, I understand what every musician goes through – having to fly with heavy equipment, or struggle to find a place to rehearse last minute.”
Stephan Jacobs converted his own garage recording studio into a daytime coding dojo, and pulled together a team of silicon beach all-star engineers, whose past engineering credits include Google, Tinder, and the world famous Tupac Hologram.
“This is a sophisticated API that has been in development for two years, and we are very excited to open up our app for public download. We want this to be the everyday go-to resource for artists and studio professionals, everywhere in the world. The ultimate goal is to empower people to create music and harness ideas without the usual limitations of what we think we have access to. Because with Sesh, the possibilities are endless.”
Whether you’re a studio owner or up and coming talent, Sesh is designed with you in mind. List services, Find services – make music your way by tapping into the music community resource app for all your professional and creative needs. All in one Sesh.
In the underground scene, Ill.Gates and Stephan Jacobs are both icons in their own right. So, a collaboration between the two bass maestros is always cause for celebration. This one is called ‘Bounce’, and rightfully so; it will have you out of your seat in no time flat.
The duo wastes no time in getting to the nitty-gritty. Featuring the vocal talents of Mayor Apeshit, things get wild almost immediately. Booming bass and fast-paced drum patterns collide with twisted synth melodies that sound like they came from an alien mothership. The lyrics go undeniably hard, with Apeshit rattling off clever rhymes and one-liners like he was born to do it. And things don’t stop with the original track; KJ Sawka, Subp Yao, Pigeon Holeand several others are on remix duty. Each one of them absolutely crushed their edits, re-imaginging the tune as everything from dubstep to future bass and beyond. This is the second installment of remix EPs leading up to Ill.Gates forthcoming album Terminally Ill, so you definitely don’t want to be caught sleeping on these tracks.
While no release date has been set for the full album, you can check out the full stream of ‘Bounce’ after the jump. If you like what you hear, be sure to grab a copy of your own on Bandcamp, Beatport, or other digital retailers.
Congratulations to the Producer’s Social on celebrating it’s 3rd year anniversary!
Since starting out as a small gathering in my downtown warehouse in 2013 the Producer’s Social has expanded to 6 cities with hundreds of people involved. Countless producers have had their sound shaped by the feedback and community support the Producer’s Social provides. Serving as a beacon of positivity for the electronic music community worldwide. Two compilation albums with over 15 tracks have been released under the Producer’s Social label with a third slated to be released in March 2017. I’m excited to see the community continue to grow and to expand to even more cities.
Follow the Producer’s Social to get involved and see what’s coming next!
Stephan Jacobs and Emily Kravitz (a.k.a. Roxy Contin) are happy to announce the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Luna Zoe Jacobs! Luna was born happy and healthy on February 6th, 2016 at 3:45 PM, weighing 6lb 7oz.