Splice has released a sample pack by composer and producer Ernest Brown, who received a drum scholarship to attend Clark Atlanta University, which was where his nickname, the Human Torch, evolved into the pseudonym Charlie Heat.
Charlie Heat: Heat Kit Vol. 1 features a collection of 142 samples and 4 presets for the Astra synthesizer by the 6-time Grammy nominated and 2-time Latin Grammy nominated multi-platinum producer.
He first began working with Young Savage and later collaborated with Lil Uzi Vert on his mixtape The Real Uzi Vert. As his reputation grew, he began to work with increasingly bigger names like Travis Scott and Madonna. But it was a call from Kanye West in 2015 that really put the young producer’s name on the map.
Following the call, Brown sent Kanye 100 of his own beats, after which he was swiftly flown to L.A. and signed to Kanye West’s Very G.O.O.D. Beats, a subsidiary of his GOOD Music record label. Brown quickly found himself working on West’s new record, The Life of Pablo. He went on to produce several tracks on the album, and West name-checked him on “Facts [Charlie Heat Version].”
His efforts were noticed at the 2017 Grammy Awards, where he received three nominations. Brown later worked with singer/songwriter Kehlani on her single “Undercover,” and in 2017 he released an EP with Ant Beale entitled No Rain No Flowers. “Celebrate Life,” another Ant Beale collaboration, appeared in 2018 and also featured rapper DRAM. Heat finally delivered his debut album Fireworks in 2019.
All sounds of the sample pack are available to Splice subscribers. New users can try Splice Sounds with a free 14-day trial.
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