What is a Blind Beat Session?
Éasca Blind Beat Sessions is a video series presented by Young Heavy Souls and produced by Internet collective Éasca. The series focuses on challenging producers and musicians to finish a loop, beat, or song in one session using found samples from three records.
The artists get blindfolded and selects three records that they will sample to make their beat. In some cases like PROXY ichi or Shai-Li they also lay down their own vocals on the track.
Guests of Season 1
With their blindfolds on, each artist visits a local record store to randomly pick out a record. The other two records come from their own collection or a collection from a friend. When they have their records selected, they had back to start looking for samples to base their beat upon.
At this point you begin to see how each individual artist differs from one another with not only their creative process, but also how they go about finding samples. Slowly but surely you begin to hear the song come to life. Each episode shows not only the musical talent of the artist but also their unique personalities and how that influences their art. To watch the full season, visit the YHS YouTube channel.