|Birth name||Abraham Orellana|
|Born||June 16, 1989|
|Origin||Providence, Rhode Island, US|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, disc jockey|
|Instruments||Drums, MPC Sampler, keyboard|
|Labels||Araab Muzik LLC, Diplomat, Duke Da God Productions, Da Zombeez|
|Associated acts||Azealia Banks, Cam'ron, Vado, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Fabolous|
AraabMuzik is the stage name of Abraham Orellana (born June 16, 1989), an American record producer and DJ. He first rose to fame after showcasing his skills of making live beats and instrumentals on a Music Production Center (MPC) drum machine via the internet. He is known to use MPC to produce rapid, rhythmic drum patterns as well as making melodies using various samples and other sounds all at once.
Early life and education
Orellana is originally from Providence, Rhode Island. He is the middle child of three in a musical household of Dominican and Guatemalan ancestry. His mother was a one-time professional singer. He learned to play the drums at age three and began playing the keyboard and producing his own music by age ten.
After meeting with record producer and A&R of Diplomat Records, DukeDaGod in 2006, he was able to become affiliated with the Dipset label and began making music under the Duke Da God Productions imprint. He began making beats for Diplomat artists such as Hell Rell and Cam'ron, for songs which appeared on various mixtapes.
Whilst steadily gaining more popularity from videos of himself on the Internet showing him using the MPC to make live beats and drum patterns, he soon began getting booked for various clubs and shows to perform his music using the drum machine as an instrument. He was also featured on the Akai Pro website as an official Akai Pro artist, alongside other producers and musicians who use the MPC as a main production tool such as Alchemist and DiViNCi.
In 2009, AraabMuzik was featured as a main producer on rapper Cam'ron's album Crime Pays, producing the single "Get It In Ohio". Throughout 2009-10, he contributed many instrumentals to a series of mixtapes called Boss of All Bosses by Cam'ron and upcoming rapper Vado. He is also noted for producing the comeback single "Salute" of rap group The Diplomats in 2010, as well as tracks for Capone-N-Noreaga's album War Report 2 and Jim Jones' Capo.
In early May 2013, he was shot in an attempted robbery. He was walking around his neighborhood in the company of his friends when several men attempted to take his money. He resisted and was shot in the process.
In 2013 he was performing at EDM festivals, claiming "that's where the moneys at".
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AraabMuzik's style often employs samples arranged and triggered in real time on the MPC drum machine, with fast paced drum patterns involving rapid hi-hats and kick drums. He has used samples from a wide variety of music, including electro, dubstep, gabber, and trance music.
Although AraabMuzik's main tool continues to be an Akai Music Production Center (MPC) drum machine, he has also used keyboard controllers and occasionally live drums.
- 2010 - AraabMuzik Beatz Vol. 1 And 2
- 2010 - AraabMuzik and J. Armz: Instrumental Kings, part 5 (How To Be An MC hosted) [instrumental mixtape]
- 2011 - Electronic Dream
- 2012 - Instrumental University
- 2012 - Daytrotter Session EP
- 2013 - For Professional Use Only
- 2013 - The Remixes, Vol. 1
- 2014 - For Professional Use Only 2
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