Since the invention of Serato, creating the perfect break record is a lost art form. In the twenty teens break record releases are few and far between for vinyl purists. DJ’s and producers alike rely on instant access to curated sound libraries bypassing all the junk. Breaks For Hire is the immediate tool for the job. If you’re a DJ looking to build a potent battle routine for the recent wave of 45 only nights or the producer in search of the ideal break exclusive to vinyl, this record will keep the productivity seamless. Carefully assembled by DJ Mekalek, this 7” scratch/break record (plays at 33RPM) is packed full of phrases, skipless kits and even a side of ultra-rare drumbreaks supplied by legendary rap producer K-Def. Breaks for hire is ready to work for you.
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Pressed in LIMITED EDITION WHITE VINYL! A favorite with a collectible twist, GAG SEAL BREAKS is now available in a limited run of white vinyl. This is the classic Superseal on steroids, this is SUPERSEAL 3D! Three times as many dope sounds as the previous Superseal Records on one record. Some classic sounds have even been reversed creating a new way to take your skratching to a whole other dimension. The record includes a BONUS funky skratch beat produced by DJ Qbert and featured on STREET FIGHTER! One of a kind 3-D-Graffiti artwork by Kid Robot artist East3! Includes Thud Rumble 3-D glasses for your viewing pleasure.
Let the good times roll! Professor Shorthair is back with his third (and final?) installment in the NOLA Breaks series. Catch the beefed up breaks on his remix of the The Meters classic “Hand Clapping Song," and the upbeat funky grooves of Ernie K-Doe’s “Here Come The Girls." Dope beats, tight scratches, and funk for days – you can’t miss! Comes on yellow colored vinyl.
For record collectors and simply those individuals who appreciate the vinyl experience, the onset of the digital age has been a mixed offering. On one hand, MP3s have made analog and once unportable music now accessible in any setting with a spectrum of hand-held devices to play those hard-to-find gems. As with any positive attribute in the frenetic tech era, there is some unavoidable downside as well. The ease in which music can be heard has cheapened the overall consumer experience as an artist’s blood, sweat, tears, and years have been reduced to an ephemeral shelf life. Record stores and music sections in major retailers are vanishing as downloads- illegal or otherwise- have gobbled up a large chunk of the physical pie. What is the connoisseur, collector, and crate digger to do with the deck seemingly stacked against them? The Drum Broker and Kingsway Music have partnered up to deliver Kingsway Music Library’s first physical release entitled Colors. Frank Dukes, the mastermind behind this talented group of musicians, has been helping compose original songs for producers like Boi-1da, Jake One, Cardiak, Illmind, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Don Cannon, and many more. One example of this is Drake’s “0-100/The Catch Up” as it takes its core elements directly from a Kingsway Music composition. Dukes comes from digging in the crates and spending hours and hours finding “breaks” and samples -a task that can be equal parts euphoria as well as frustrating. With the sweat equity invested, he has a substantial understanding of song composition and structure, making potent material from start to finish. With Colors, each one of the 15 tracks is, in essence, a “break,” with the long-player sounding like a master recording of usable, licensefree samples and top-notch instrumental music. Irrespective of your place on the vinyl continuum, this release appeals to producers, DJs, composers, and fans of good music who want hear quality art in a physical format. Kingsway Music meets the needs of the sample-based sonic craftsman looking for their next creation and the passionate listener who understands that good music is best spun at 33 and a third.
What possible appeal could AOR (Adult Orientated Rock) have for the street wise hip-hop producer? Well for a start these records were very common. Many sold in their millions, and even those that didn't, at a time when the record industry was in very rude health were pressed in great numbers. If you were an impoverished would be hip hop producer they would be available for cents in thrift stores and other repositories of vinyl ephemera. Once they had bought the record they were in for a surprise. These records could contain a hell of a lot of soul. AOR Breaks is a new (and unofficial) compilation of Classic AOR tracks, performed by the original artists, many of which have been sampled by some of Hip Hop's finest, such as Biz Markie, 2Pac, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, Puff Daddy and more. The album features major artists including Steve Miller Band, Joe Cocker, Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, Toto, Kenny loggins, ELO and many others from the scene.
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MSXII Sound Design is pleased to present the 3 peat for the famed Soulful Stems collection! Nothing short of inspiring, this volume is extremely special. As always, the SS3 collection features the silky, smooth texture of sounds inspired by the late 60s & 70s. Mixed ever-so-carefully to allow the instruments true colors shine. Experience analog synthesizers, organs, Fender Rhodes, live bass, horns, and more played by veteran musicians from across the country. We've used vintage analog recording and mixing techniques to round out the sound for a warm, authentic character that is sure to give your production the right "feel." The collection is meant for sampling--royalty-free, guaranteeing the end user master clearance. Analog. Neve. Warm colors and Textures. Vintage. These are just a few of the adjectives that can best describe The Soulful Stems 3.
"EXTRATERRESTRIA is DJ QBert's much-anticipated follow up to his groundbreaking debut album and feature film, Wave Twisters. Several years in the making, Extraterrestria is a wide collection of various types of music from other planets and dimensions from around the galaxy. The compilation of sounds were collected by the Galactic Skratch Federation, which is similar to the Grammy committee here on (Gaia) Earth. Featuring DJ QBert's signature skratching, the album is accompanied by several well-known musicians to boost the sonic soundscape; from world-acclaimed cellist and trombonist Dana Leong to super producer Chad Hugo of The Neptunes / N*E*R*D fame to the eclectic instrumental exotica sounds of Tipsy. Extraterrestria transcends what turntablism is and what skratch music sounds like in the future. GALAXXXIAN is an imported album from Earth (Gaia) to the Galactic Skratch Federation's compilation of music. It features DJ QBert's skratching with a host of talented MC's: Kool Keith, Del The Funky Homosapien, Bambu, Soul Khan, Mr.Lif , El-P, Madchild, DZK, Roscoe Umali, Tassho Pearce, The FMD & Z-Man. With DJ QBert's partnership with Algoriddim's DJay app and Novalia's capacitive touch technology collaboration, Thud Rumble was able to conceptualize and develop the WORLD'S FIRST INTERACTIVE ALBUM PACKAGING. With this innovation, the album's gatefold cover is transformed into an actual DJ controller. By accessing DJ QBert's album (or any MP3) through the DJay app, you're able to manipulate and effect the songs with the use of the built-in controller. Includes 2 CDs in custom vinyl-style holders and the Extraterrestria Interactive DJay Controller; as featured in Popular Mechanics, The Source, Mass Appeal, The Verge, Complex, Ego Trip, Billboard, Gizmodo, PSFK, SF Bay Guardian and BBC UK.
The third installment in the series containing a collection of the most sought after and hard to find disco/boogie breaks, drum loops and sounds. This selection of ready-to-use samples from electro- funk and post-disco records offers a pack of in-demand kicks, snares, clapping sounds, horns, vocals, guitar riffs, percussion, drums, synthesizers and slap bass loops, digitally remastered for your beat making pleasure. The third volume contains under-discovered samples you will never find on any other break records and strictly focuses on vinyl that’s hard to find at your local stores, flea markets or record shows. This comprehensive slice of 80’s club joints is a celebration of evolution from disco and funk to hip-hop and modern deejay dance music. Disco & Boogie: 200 Breaks And Drum Loops is a must-have library for producers and a guide to vivid disco/boogie collectors.
In the world DJ battles, there's only a few brands that constantly resonates with battle records; DJ QBert and Dirtstyle Records in the 90s and Le JAD with the Scratch Science camp within the past decade. Without stepping into the actual DJ battles, Le JAD quickly established himself as the "winning sound" and the most in-demand producer in the DMC Championships by working with countless DJs (Rafik, Unkut, etc.) that have gone on to win the prestigious title. Stereotor Break is Le JAD's first collaboration with Dirtstyle. And for the first time , he brings his unique production style to the USA with a flurry of Stereophonic skratch samples; carefully picked and meticulously edited into the future sounds that battle DJs know him for. This is a must-have for any DJ looking for a piece of Le JAD's production brilliance - the future of turntablism. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
Even more rare drums from around the globe!
One word summary: DRUMS! Enter the world of J-Zone, the self-proclaimed jack of all trades / master of none. Truth be told, J is one of Hip Hop’s most underrated rapper / producer / author / drummers. The Iconic NYC native earned his stripes as a veteran producer and MC with a string of critically acclaimed albums in the late 90’s-2000’s and recently made his mark impact as an author with his honest and humorous look at the music biz in “Root For The Villain.” Redefinition Records & The Drum Broker are proud to bring you this special treat: J-Zone’s ‘Lunch Breaks’ is a compilation of original and familiar drum breaks performed and recorded by J-Zone. This break record/album is a must have for any drum aficionado, beatmaker, producer, or J-Zone fan. As a writer, producer, MC, and now Drummer, the Chief Chinchilla has earned himself a cult following that deserves nothing less than full attention. These are must have drums!
A long time in the making! This LP is a special one. One- half funky instrumentals from the Tee See Connection, one- half breakbeats! Featuring some of the heavy hitters from the Colemine roster including Jungle Fire, Monophonics, The Jive Turkeys, and Los Sospechos! All new, original breakbeats recorded live to tape and ready to be chopped up!
The ELEVENTH volume in the expansive drum loop series. Mr. Paul Nice is known as of the best world premier breaks diggers - and here's the proof. All just raw drum loops here - no synthetics! Lifted from some of the rarest vinyl available then cleaned and looped nicely, this is great for your sampler and jugglers alike.
Enter the follow up to the wildly popular, International Breaks 101 - Rare Breaks from around the globe. A dedicated digging team has scoured the planet once again to bring you more super dusty and rare break beats. Ready to chop, loop, and layer, International Breaks 202 features 101 NEW breaks from from the late 60's to early 80's. A team assembled a comprehensive break beat kit with ultra rare gems from Russia, China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, UK, and Brazil. If you are looking for more variety than your typical over sampled Soul Breaks, then this kit is is perfect for your production arsenal. Don't sleep on this kit!
Ultra-Hard and Mega-Rare Drums compiled from every source imaginable... Drum LIbrary is the ultimate drum connoissseur’s compilation. Over 100 Drum Breaks included. 2 CDs include Drum Library Vol. 6-10 (Previously Only Available On Vinyl).
The first installment in the series containing a collection of 200 of the most sought after and hard to find disco/boogie breaks, drum loops and sounds. This selection of ready-to-use samples from electro-funk and post-disco records offers a pack of in-demand kicks, snares, clapping sounds, horns, vocals, guitar riffs, percussion, drums, synthesizers and slap bass loops, all digitally remastered for your beat making pleasure. The first volume contains under-discovered samples you will never find on any other break records and strictly focuses on vinyl that's hard to find at your local stores, flea markets or record shows. This comprehensive slice of 80′s club joints is a celebration of evolution from disco and funk to hip-hop and modern deejay dance music. Disco & Boogie: 200 Breaks And Drum Loops is a must-have library for producers and a guide to vivid disco/boogie collectors.
You won’t find these breaks anywhere else! Our dedicated digging team scoured the planet for these super dusty and rare break beats. Ready to chop, loop, and layer, International Breaks 101 features 101 breaks from from the late 60’s to early 80’s. Our team assembled a comprehensive break beat kit with ultra rare gems from Russia, China, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Bulgaria, Turkey, France, Holland, Italy, Poland, UK, and Brazil. If you are looking for more variety than your typical over sampled Soul Breaks, then this kit is is perfect for your production arsenal. Don’t sleep on this kit!
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