A Really Kool Party Vol.16 Feat: Dpat (Soulection)

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A Really Kool Party says
Houston's premier all format DJ party is back!
Volume 16, we have a very special Grammy nominated guest...

A Really Kool Party vol.16
Headlining: Dpat (Soulection)

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About the artist:

If you're looking for some inspiration today, you needn’t look further than the story of Houston-native producer, Dpat. Just a few years ago, he was a college student crafting beats in his spare time, and now, he has a college degree and, as of last month, his first Grammy nomination.

It all started in his freshman year dorm room. He had just left his band and needed a creative outlet, so he turned to his laptop and plugged in his headphones. Then-roommates Jeff Vash (who went on to direct the viral music video for XXYYXX’s “About You”) and Tones watched on as Dpat began crafting beats that would quite literally change his life. After about one year of work, Dpat quietly released his debut beat tape, Blurry, via his Tumblr in 2011.

“There was no publicist or manager behind any of it,” Dpat explains. Rather than spam his favorite producers and rappers on Twitter, he tried a novel concept: letting the quality of his work do the talking.

“Somehow, it began picking up steam and it eventually fell upon the ears of an A&R named Bootsy, who, at the time, was in direct negotiations with The Weeknd,” the Colombian-American Dpat continues, “He flew to Toronto and showed Abel [Abel Tesfaye, boa The Weeknd] some of my beats.”

The Weeknd liked what he heard, and asked Dpat to send him a few beats. “Originally, I was only going to send him two beats,” he says, in his characteristically cautious cadence, “But, at the last minute, I decided to attach the most recent beat I’d made—[The Weeknd] immediately hit me back asking for the stems because he was going to record to it that night. And the rest is history.”

The next time the two spoke, Tesfaye told Dpat that Wiz Khalifa liked the song and wanted to use it for his album. That song, with some polishing from Illangelo, became the lead single on Wiz’s O.N.I.F.C. album, “Remember You," which is now up against J. Cole and Miguel’s “Power Trip,” Jay Z and Justin Timberlake’s “Holy Grail,” Jay Z and Beyonce’s “On The Run,” and Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige’s “Now or Never” in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category at the 2014 Grammy Awards. Amongst the producers of these collaborations, Dpat is the only first-time nominee. Not bad for someone who relied on word-of-mouth promo, huh?

Bio by REVOLT.tv


Also featuring ARKP resident squad:
- Dayta
- Hiram
- Gracie Chavez

Hosted by:
- Reko Trill

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