1 Hour Beats is a concept I dreamed up a few years back and put into application on Sept 11, 2010 for the first time!

The idea is simple: I start a timer and create a song/sketch for an hour, track by track. Once the timer ends, I render the song – as is. The point of this is to tap into the “no filter” part of your creative mind. When a creative mind is given an idea and a boundless limit, it tends to turn to a more critical “in the head” kind of flow. 1 Hour beats is about breaking down that wall and training my creative mind to be more focused on letting my natural impulses flow more freely.

This is a technique I recommend to anybody who is experiencing any kind of writer’s block. In music schools such as Berkley, they teach a similar technique but call it “focus writing”. It could be compared to a sketchbook that you are constantly working in. I like to share it because not everything is perfect, nor should it be. Furthermore, I am always open to collaborating! All you need to do is abide by my 1 hour rule (either fresh or something found here), render and send it my way and I will add another hour to the magic. So, as of December 2014, I will start posting all my stuff on hitrecord! With some of my choice sketches put here. Enjoy!

June 20 – 2015 – Good Thang

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First 1 hour beat in Studio One 3. I really like the layout of this software, makes it really easy to record, play and edit anything! Just came up with a random hook, I also decided to try melodyne for this one, as usual it doesn’t like tracking my gritty voice… ah well. I guess I just gotta get better at singing. http://www.elijahlucian.ca/1hourbeats/2015-jun20.mp3 Any rappers want to get all twista on me and do a double time rap?

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May 29, 2015 – So In Somnia

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Was gonna cal lthis Na Na Na Na or something lol. Anyways. I’m digging this little vibe. Decided to do something predominantly guitar orientated then got distracted, but that’s what this is all about. http://www.elijahlucian.ca/1hourbeats/2015-may29.mp3 Didn’t stream this one, but I promise I will do the next!

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The Archive Of 1 Hour Beats!

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Here is a collection of my one hour beats from 2010-2014. you can find the full descriptions of each song on my old blog. but you will just find the player of all the files here 🙂 2010 – 1 Hour Beats Is Born! September 2010 This will get updated as soon as I find a good player 🙂

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