TSB has produced for the likes of J Hus, Headie One and more. The Production Masterclass at Talent House for #IT2023 had a lengthy Q&A to start before we went to use UD’s state-of-the-art studios to watch him show us how it’s done. Kat Friar reports…
TSB spoke about his journey as a producer before going on to break down a beat he made for us, utilising the projector and Logic. The class was split into two groups as they watched him make a beat from scratch in the studios. TSB tinkered with elements, experimenting with different melodies and loops. He even started playing keys at one point. The whole masterclass felt very interactive as well as informative as we got to actually see him work in real time while asking him pressing producer questions.
Here’s some gems that you wouldn’t expect to get from a production workshop that are actually pretty vital…
- It’s all about chemistry
- Make people feel comfortable, especially in studio settings.
- TSB spends a lot of time in sessions actually trying to have a relationship with the artists, talk to them, find out about them.
On managing burnout…
Thoughts on the future of Black British music, specifically production…
“We’re really on the way up when it comes to production, especially in Black British music. I’m surrounded by a lot of amazing producers and there’s so many amazing young producers coming up as well, man. It’s kind of scary cause like there’s just so many and naturally competing in each other, but I think overall production is in a great place. It’s really improving and it’s improving at a rapid rate, so I’m all here for it.” TSB
One thing to takeaway from the masterclass…
TSB: Be more honest and real with yourself. I think as a creative and as just a person in life that’s so important is to just be real with yourself and be more honest with yourself. I think when you’re able to self-assess in a good way, it has the potential to really change the trajectory of your life.
“Be more honest and real with yourself. I think as a creative and as just a person in life that’s so important is to just be real with yourself and be more honest with yourself. I think when you’re able to self-assess in a good way, it has the potential to really change the trajectory of your life.” TSB
Read our in-depth interview with TSB here.
Words & photography: Kat Friar
Photography: Saadiq T
Video: Hyabel & Saadiq T