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The thirteenth 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.
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.
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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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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!
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