The Arcitype

The Arcitype

The Arcitype is a Boston-based music producer who runs The Bridge Sound & Stage Recording Studios and AR Classic Records.

Born in New York City's Little Italy in the early 80s, The Arcitype's love for music began at the young age of five when his father enrolled him in music school and surrounded him with a variety of different instruments. Moving from New York to the rural and isolated Western Massachusetts, The Arcitype continued his musical education and began playing Classical piano. Later, influenced by his uncle, he engendered a strong love for the blues, and began picking licks on the old Fender Strat his uncle gave him. 

As the lead guitarist with Blues/Funk group Tip Top Deluxe, The Arcitype played shows to packed houses. Touring the New England and Tri-State area, Tip Top Deluxe headlined shows at various clubs, bars and festivals from 1998-2000. When the group split in 2000, The Arcitype moved onto a solo career in Acoustic Rock and Blues. The need for demos spurred his interest in the recording process, and led him to set up a home studio. 

By 2002, The Arcitype had branched out into Hip Hop, seeing it as the modern day interpretation of the traditional Blues he had fallen in love with years ago. Utilizing his diverse musical background, The Arcitype began creating Hip Hop beats. 

Leaving the Berkshires for Boston, The Arcitype pursued a degree in Audio Production and Music at Emerson College. It was during this time that he began to establish himself in the Boston Hip Hop scene, forming relationships with the city's best emcees, other producers and various promoters. 

 

In 2008, The Arcitype officially formed his own label, AR Classic Records, to have a home for the projects he was working on. Later that same year, The Arcitype opened his own studio, The Bridge Sound & Stage with business partner (and former Emerson professor) Owen Curtin, and has since built the studio's reputation as one of the premier studios and the Hip Hop epicenter of Boston. 

The Arcitype's production credits include:

  • Mega Ran
  • Michael Christmas
  • Planet Asia 
  • Psalm One
  • R.A. The Rugged Man 
  • Rapsody
  • REKS
  • Reverie
  • Rockness Monsta
  • Royce Da 5'9
  • Ruste Juxx
  • Sadat X
  • Scarface
  • Sean Price
  • Shabaam Sahdeeq
  • Sick Jacken (of Psycho Realm)
  • Skyzoo
  • Slaine
  • Smoke DZA
  • Steele (of Smif N Wessun & Boot Camp Clik)
  • Supreme Villain (Slaine x Madchild)
  • Tek (of Smif N Wessun & Boot Camp Clik)
  • Termanology
  • Vinnie Paz
  • Witt Lowry
  • Yonas
  • & Many More.
  • Action Bronson
  • Allan Kingdom
  • Apathy
  • AR Classic Records
  • Big Noyd 
  • Blacastan
  • Brick Records
  • Ca$his (Shady Records)
  • Cam Meekins
  • Chiddy Bang
  • Chris Rivers
  • Copywrite
  • Cortez
  • Dillon Cooper
  • Duck Down Music 
  • Edo G 
  • Gift Of Gab
  • GLC The Ism
  • Guilty Simpson
  • Heltah Skeltah
  • Ill Bill
  • Jared Evan
  • King Magnetic 
  • Kool G Rap 
  • La Coka Nostra
  • Lil' Fame
  • Lumidee
  • Marc E Bassy
  • Max

 

The Arcitype's production has been featured in:

  • Hand-selected by producers, Jake One and Vitamin D to compete in Red Bull's Big Tune Beat Battle in Philadelphia, May 2010.
  • Rotation on Hot97 (NYC), SiriusXM's Shade45 and Hip Hop Nation channels.
  • Featured on Noisey.com, Redbull.com, TheSource.com, AllHipHop.com, NahRight.com, 2dopeboyz.com, Earmilk.com, PotholesInMyBlog.com, CrateKings.com, HipHopDX.com, XXLmag.com, MTV.com, CollegeHumor.com and many more reputable blogs.
  • Numerous ESPN specials including "First Take", "Depth Chart: Arkansas Razorbacks" National Special, ESPN's national coverage of Miami Heat's season home debut Oct, 2010 and ESPN's national promo for the coverage of the2010 Men's NCAA Basketball season.
  • Numerous national TV placements including VH1's Tough Love, Bravo's Shahs on Sunset, MTV series' MADE, Catfish, The World of Jenks, 10 On Top, When I Was 17, & more
  • MLB.com
  • Youtube's Featured Video.


With his studio, The Bridge Sound & Stage, stationed in Cambridge MA as his headquarters, The Arcitype continues to work with both veteran and upcoming artists throughout the US and abroad, proving himself one of Hip Hop's strongest up and coming producers.

 

©The Arcitype 2016