Fool's Gold sent fans into a frenzy when they dropped their first Serato pressing in 2011, the long sold-out 4 Deep translucent gold vinyl set. DJs and collectors worldwide have been clamoring for a sequel, and it's finally here in the form of Pyrite Breaks! Inspired by the anarchic spirit and dirtbag aesthetic of classic DJ battle records and turntable weapons, Pyrite Breaks includes two 12"s of rare and unreleased instrumental loops, scratch noises, and acapella samples from the Fool's Gold vaults, with the Serato control tone pressed on the flipside. It all comes wrapped in gloriously insane double-sided picture disc illustrations by cult artist Lamour Supreme. Also included are a pair of black felt Fool's Gold logo slipmats all packaged in a clear plastic sleeve. This limited edition pressing of 2000 copies won't stick around for long, grab yours and get to scratchin!"
Fresh off the success of his critically acclaimed book Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession, author and Drum Machine aficionado Joe Mansfield drops this amazing musical component which is a great companion piece to the book. Having already tackled the TR 909 last year with a Flexi Disc release, this time around Joe takes on The Drumulator and teams up with underground duo 7L & Esoteric for this amazing 7".The Drumulator is full of gritty lo-fi samples of basic drum sounds...but they are some classic sounds! Some of the biggest hits from the Hip Hop and Pop world were made using this piece of machinery during it's heyday in the 80s. Fast forward 30 years later Joe breaks the machine out get MC Esoteric bragging and boasting like he does best, 7L on the scratch you have a perfect time capsule from Hip Hop's genesis. Raw drums beats, no nonsense rapping and sliced to precision cuts was all it took to make a classic record, and that still holds true today with this.
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!