HipHopCanada is thrilled to bring you the very first episode of The A Room Podcast, hosted by our friends Kenny Buttons and Ms. Madli.
Buttons and Madli first met in 2015 at the legendary D.I.T.C. studios at the Beats Per Minute producer showcase. After running into each other at various beat battles and music seminars they became good friends who shared rapt passion for production and everything it entails.
The two spent countless hours on the phone discussing and often disagreeing on subjects like composing, producing, engineering and music business, etc. The A Room is a podcast based on these conversations.
Look for a new episode weekly and check out Episode 1: Producer or Beat Maker? below. This week’s featured artist is Nuk Beatz.
THE A ROOM PODCAST EP. 1
ABOUT KENNY BUTTONS
Kenny “Buttons” Camacho had the New York’s hip-hop scene buzzing after winning a series of producer showcases with his heavy hitting East Coast sounding records. His unique drum programming, skillfully incorporated vocal shouts and catchy hooks have sparked interest among the industry executives as well as the artists, most recently Haddy Racks, Tito Montana, Fred the Godson, Jim Jones and Obie Trice.
Buttons’ style is quite versatile, ranging from power ballads to boom bap inspired knockers. His tracks often feature strong melodic themes and compelling drum patterns but his artistry really gets to shine through his haunting choruses and masterfully arranged vocals.
Songwriting and singing is a second nature to this Bronx bread producer. Before diving deeper into music production, Buttons gained recognition as a singer, being signed to Turn Style Atlantic Records with the group La Mores at the peek of his artist career. Over the years, Camacho performed in venues like Madison Square Garden and Dutchess Stadium, opening for acts such as Lisa Lisa, Fabulous, Angie Martinez and many others.
Buttons’ past and presence meet on his recent EP Means to an End which presents a refreshing fusion of current pop and classical ballads while exhibiting Camacho’s mastery as a producer, songwriter and an artist.
ABOUT MS. MADLI
Estonian born composer and producer Ms. Madli gained wider recognition after winning iStandard’s Producer Showcase in NY in 2015. From that event she advanced to the international showcase where she competed in the Beast of the Beats competition going head to head with over 100 winners and runner ups from all around the US and the world. In this intense 4-day beat battle, Ms. Madli, impressed the judges with her versatile style and secured the third place spot.
Since then, Ms. Madli has won several other showcases and participated in celebrity cyphers across the country, presenting her music alongside industry heavyweights like Rockwilder, Bink!, 808 Mafia, The Olympiks and Major Seven. Recently, she was featured on Sway in the Morning where she was the guest producer for the Friday morning cypher.
As a classically trained musician, Ms. Madli has composed for various licensing opportunities, most notably scoring hours of music for corporate clients like AirbnB and Planned Parenthood. She also has multiple placements in prime time TV shows and film on VH1, CBS, ABC and other major networks.