The Bio of Genycis, Hip Hop Beatmaker & Sounds Designer
In 1999, German Lopez began to delve into the art of making hip hop beats. Very novice in his work at the time, German began learning the technique of breaks, melody, form, and content. Only armed with a minor sequencer program called Presto Arranger, he began to create beats and started to generate a small buzz over time with some of his complex melodies and beats. He would devote time to music by studying various techniques and compositions by ear.
In January 2003, German was introduced to a popular but hated temptress named Fruity Loops. It was at the start of 2003 that he became more familiar with even deeper techniques of making beats. With his adept ability to learn things quickly, and a few people online to help him, he began to make even tighter beats, and started to create an even bigger buzz. Learning and using things such as compression, reverb, chorus, flangers, and other effects, VST's, and other plugins, the beats German started creating became mad vicious. Though another temptress known as Reason tried to sway her hips his way, he stayed devoted to his first shawty, Fruity.
It was also at the start of 2003 that he gave himself the name Genycis, as genesis meaning "the coming into being of something", or in his case, the coming into being of a new era in hip hop, spelled as Genycis with the inflection of NYC in the middle of the name, to represent his hometown of NYC. At that point, armed with a variety of sounds, soundfonts, drum sounds, VST's, and the ever so hated Fruity Loops 4, Genycis strived harder and harder to bring in the masses with his beats. At midpoint of 2003, Genycis had created a major buzz with over 100,000 streams of his beats on soundclick, has made #1 on Soundclick with his hit beat "Mad Vicious" for 9 straight days, has also made top 10 with 3 other beats, and has managed to draw in more than a big crowd of people who likes the beats he brought to the crowd. He featured a beat with up and coming artist SK1, along with other project collaborations.
In 2004, Genycis worked on more projects. One of these projects was with an up and coming artist known as "Greg E". Together, these two planned on the release an underground album, though plans were unfortunately changed due to personal family reasons. Discouraged, Genycis continued to push forward. He then worked with a few other underground artists on the side, some of which go by "Rezewar Dawgz", "MC Total Chaos", and "LyrikzRP" out in NYC. Genycis has also continued to try to perfect his beats with even greater techniques, though learning that the form is an art, and that the potential to perfect music is more than likely non-existent.
In late 2004, Genycis ventured into the audio sound creation aspect of the scene. He created an assortment of instrument sounds in the soundfont format. Though different in quality in comparison to the raw WAV format, the soundfont format proved to work wonders in replicating an instrument without major PC power, making for easier beat creation without technical drawbacks. In the midst of making beats, he had numerous inquiries on the sounds he used, and began selling his own soundfonts and sound packages which opened his eyes to different opportunities and avenues in addition to beats.
Though further personal family setbacks interfered with his progress throughout parts of 2005 and 2006, he has continued to push forward in his desires even into current 2009, beginning to once again network with more artists such as an artist known as L.S. who has pushed forward with his lyrical skills throughout Virginia and Charlotte, NC, as well as another artist by the name of G-Syn also in Charlotte, and other up and coming artists and projects. He has also revamped his website, www.genycis.com, and plans on adding beats constantly, and has created a website as well to sell sounds to those who make beats as well, at www.SoundsForBeats.com. As he enjoys creating new beats as an art and passion, he also enjoys creating new sounds to use in his own beats, those of which he has decided to sell on his SoundsForBeats.com website.
In 2009, Genycis was blessed to work with a talented singer in Amma Johnson, who released her second album, self titled "Amma Johnson" who also runs her site at www.ammajohnson.com. Amma Johnson is a very talented singer who sings inspirational and gospel songs in both ballad and upbeat tempo styles. Genycis had placements on her album on three tracks, one of which included a house beat which, although in an area though not too familiar to Genycis, did extremely well including performances that Amma Johnson performed. Another singer that Genycis had the pleasure of working with, is an artist who is part of Likwid Stoan who goes by Frank Santiago. He, along with Likwid Stoan, are a talented group of artists who demonstrate their talent on www.likwidstoan.com. Genycis has also worked with a promoter for a famous bar / club promotion website, www.baroptic.com. This project is still in works currently.
Throughout time, Genycis has continued networking on Facebook, Twitter, and other areas, and is also in negotiations with other artists and singers as well for different projects. He continues to generate listens to his beats and website, along with other areas such as Soundclick, where he first showcased his work, which shows that his beats have been played over 248,000 times, as well as play hits on beats he's added to www.mybeatshop.com/genycis which over a three month timeframe, has generated over 2,000 plays with under 25 beats listed. He continues to get compliments on his beats, especially with the melodies he produces. He has had the opportunity to also work with talented hip hop artists such as Ezzie B of Prosthetik Intelligentz, an artist who goes by New Clear Poet, an artist by the name Azon Blaze, a talented singer named Shirelda, and several other artists and singers as well! He owes all of his accomplishments now and forthcoming to God, and is forever thankful just for the talents of being able to make music, let alone to hear his beats on great music.
If you are interested in any of the beats provided by Genycis, feel free to register to the site on the Register page to stay updated with new beats being added to his pages regularly, as well as any specials that may be going on. You may also contact at Genycis@yahoo.com with any comments, questions, or inquiries.
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