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Rankin Audio – Sample Packs

Rankin Audio

Written by guest reviewer Juxtapose, one half of The Beatslappaz.

Sometimes it’s worth looking for sample packs that aren’t labelled “Breaks” to get your fix. Rankin Audio, the brainchild of High Rankin has been delivering top notch sample packs covering all the other key electronic music genres. They have also just recently launched a monthly subscription service to deliver unique samples every month for a fee. Though not labeled as breaks, there’s definitely something here for the intrepid producer …

Dubstep, Trap and DNB Subscription – £9.95 per month

It’s no secret that as both the Beatslappaz and Juxtapose I’ve always leaned heavily on Rankin Audio to provide clean, heavy drum samples that cut through a complicated mix. The drum samples that come with the dubstep and trap packs always deliver and the ones here are likewise unmissable.

The loops range between 140bpm and 174bpm, so your milage will vary with the included music loops when applying them to a breakbeat tempo. With that said, every loop can be used for inspiration, including grabbing chord progressions (the key is labelled on each sample) or using the provided bass and synth Hits to recreate them at the needed speed. The 10 included Massive presets are also excellent.

I think any breaks producer will find a lot of use with the single hits and Massive presets in this pack, which is worth the price of admission alone. Recommended.

House and Garage Subscription – £9.95 per month

Fans of the Stanton Warriors latest sounds rejoice – this is the pack for you. Filled with melodic, beautiful stabs and loops combined with bouncy bass patterns, any one of the sounds included could catapult you into writing your next bass music hit.

Once again the samples are provided as a mix of loops and hits but with the tempo set at 124bpm, just about every loop could be put straight into a breaks project as is or cut up with minimal fuss. Unfortunately there are no Massive presets included in this pack, but the bass and synth can of course be put into any sampler.

The drums are geared more towards the house sound, so you’ll find the hits here to be a bit more subtle than the previous pack – however the strength is in the percussive grooves which will add some great rhythm to your tunes.

I’m a big fan of this sound growing in breaks so this pack is highly recommended.

Complete Subscription (Both packs) – £15.95 per month

As a producer, I found things from both packs that will help with my work – uncompromising drums in the Trap pack and brilliant forward-thinking bass patterns and synth samples in the House pack. For just £15.95 you won’t be disappointed, and who knows? Maybe they’ll inspire you to explore some of the other genres that are on offer…

These particular packs may not be available at the time of reading, but trust us when we say you will definitely find something suitable for your audio needs by signing up to the Rankin Audio subscription service.

The New Mastersounds Remix Contest

The New Mastersounds Remix Contest


The New Mastersounds remix contest is ready to go! Download the parts for “I Want You To Stay” from the new album “Therapy”- available from right now until March 31, get started with your own remix, deliver it to Légère Recordings ( before April 30 and win a release on the next New Mastersounds vinyl 7inch single.


If you need samples to help you perfect your competition entry, then look no further than our own Beat Juice Vol1 sample pack. Filled with funky beats,breaks and loops its perfect studio fodder to give you the edge.

Imagine This – Acapellas

Imagine This


Imagine This is a pioneering Palestinian Kiwi musician who effortlessly bridges the boundaries between genres. You will definitely recognise his vocals from countless ghetto funk and glitch hop tracks with his vocals recently appearing on THIS TASTY NUMBER.

He has let loose two of his slick vocal acapellas for you to do what you want with. Send over the results to his Facebook and you never know what might happen.


Radical Mixtape – Remix Competition


The fine folk over at Funk and Filth are hosting a new remix comp for the awesome Radical Mixtape label. The winner gets a release on the label!

All info below:

1. CLICK HERE to download the stems
2. Smash together your best remix and upload to Soundcloud
3. Post the Soundcloud link to your remix on the Funk and Filth Facebook page

Upload your remix by Sat 12th April 2014, we will then open a public vote to help us compile a shortlist of the best 5 remixes, and then Funk and Filth and Radical Mixtape will pick a winner!

The Prize

> The winner will have their remix released on Radical Mixtape plus an E.P. deal, promo list, back catalogue and Radical Mixtape stickers!!!
> The runner-up will have their remix released on Radical Mixtape, plus 12-months promo list and stickers too!!

The Rules
> Get as creative as possible! Feel free to include other samples along with the stems and we’re open to pretty much any funky, filthy genre (just please, pretty please, no happy hardcore! ;) )
> All remixes must be uploaded to Soundcloud (feel free to use the artwork image from the top of this page for your Soundcloud artwork) and must be posted on the Funk and Filth Facebook timeline by 23:59 (UK time) on Saturday 12th April 2014.
> We will then open the public vote on Monday 14th April and close at 23:59 on Sunday 20th April. Check back here between these dates to cast your vote! Make sure downloads are SWITCHED OFF (as your remix may end up being released!) and your Soundcloud description text should include a link to so people can get here easily to vote for you!
After the public vote has picked the shortlist, Radical Mixtape and Funk and Filth will choose a winner and runner-up.
> In the event of any voting anomalies or suspected foul-play, the final decision will be made by judges at Funk and Filth and Radical Mixtape Recordings.
> The decision of the judges will be final.
> Full details of the release schedule and terms will be determined by Radical Mixtape Recordings.

Beat Juice Vol 1 Sample Pack



Beat Juice Volume One is our first foray into the world of sample packs and we can honestly say its the best value pack you’re going to find out there today. Filled with high quality downloadable samples for electronic producers and Djs worldwide, Free Breaks Blog have teamed up with uber talented producer DJ Buzzword (Cold Busted, Sup Peeps Records, Ispirato Music) to bring a beat-rich pack which will not break the bank.

Original breaks loops which will provide the perfect backing to any broken genre (hip hop, breaks, breakbeat, future jungle, ghetto funk etc) and sonically superior one shot drum hits which will allow you to create perfect drum racks.

Included amongst the royalty free sample libraries are over 500 individual drum hits and over 300 original Rex loops.

These samples have been endorsed by world renowned producers and the cream of the breaks and beats scene including SKEEWIFF, MAFIA KISS, REFRACTURE, REL1 & THE BEATSLAPPAZ. Check out their comments below.

Beat Juice - Quotes


A similar sized pack from other well known sample boutiques will look to cost you around £20 – £30 but we here at Free Breaks Blog are providing this sample pack at an insanely cheap price of £10.00. Technical specs are below.


Original Breaks – Funky Beats With that vintage grit we all miss from Analogue Recording!

The Fake 808 Tapes – Jomox MFB-522 Drum Computer, including loops recorded to Reel to Reel and Cassette Tape.

‘Extras’ – Hi-hat, Percussion & All sorts loops.

Drum Hits 

100+ Kicks

30+ Boom Kicks

100+ Snares

80+ Hats

200+ Percussion Sounds


 Instant Digital Download

Drum Breaks in 16/24 bit Rex format

Organized by BPM folders (50-80bpm – 81-99bpm 100bpm+)

Drum Loops recorded in different locations with various Mics, Preamps and Hardware.

Tascam 38 Tape Recording, Tascam Porta One Cassette Recording.

Conversion & Digital Recording – RME Fireface 800.

808 Clone Drum Machine Loops

Compatible with all major software DAWs including; Ableton Live, Apple Logic, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Reason, etc.

Compatible with all hardware samplers that accept the WAV file format; Akai MPC samplers, Roland MV8000, Yamaha samplers, etc

Rex Files, Reason Refills and Dance Samples for ,


A very small preview of what is available on the pack is below. Remember there are 500+ drum hits and 300 loops!

To download please click the button above. When the item is added to your cart you can checkout or continue adding music. When you checkout please enter your e-mail address, first and last name and click purchase. We currently only accept PAYPAL. More payments methods coming soon. Once checkout has been completed you can download direct from the PURCHASE CONFIRMATION page or via the link sent to your e-mail. Enjoy and make some noise!


Any issues with payment or downloads please contact

Emalkay – DJ Mix + ‘Tell Me’ Remix Comp


Having already established himself as a master of the Dubstep genre, Emalkay has surprised quite a few people by reinventing his sound. His new EP ‘For The People’ fuses elements of Trap, Electro and House into Emalkay’s already considerable sound palette. When Radio 1’s Skream and Benga invited him to do a guest mix for their show I suppose they can hardly have been surprised when he presented a mix that went through just about every Bass Music genre known to man (plus a few that haven’t been invented yet!). So adept is the genre bending and blending here that you do have to wonder why he’s been so quiet on the DJ mix front recently – this is his first one in a year! As well as all three tracks from his latest EP there’s a previously unheard track called ‘Boy/Girl’ included, plus tracks by Chase & Status, Flux Pavilion, Benga, I Am Legion and IllSkillz, amongst others.

And you can stream/download it for free here

ALSO: If you haven’t heard, Emalkay has just opened his track ‘Tell Me’ up for remixing as part of a contest. The winning remix will be released on his label,get involved here!!

Radio 1 Skream and Benga guest mix tracklist:
1. Emalkay – Tell Me (Radio Edit)
2. Flux Pavilion – Gold Love
3. Ethic – Temple Run
4. Trampa – Jurassic
5. Chase & Status – Machine Gun
6. Emalkay – Boy Girl (Dubplate)
7. Emalkay – For the People
8. Oboroso – Sidewalk (Dubplate)
9. Pawn – Hot Skull
10. I Am Legion – Choosing For You
11. IllSkillz- One Last Tune
12. Camo & Krooked – LYIE (Infuze Remix)
13. Emalkay – Aerosol
14. Moody Good – Grumbles n Sparkles feat. Rejjie Snow & Joshua Idehen
15. Benga – To Hell and Back

For The People EP

Noisia & BSE – Hideous (2005) [Beatport Remix Competition]

Noisia & BSE - Hideous (2005) [Beatport Remix Competition]


Download Stems to ‘Hideous’ on Beatport: Submit by November 11th! You can win Novation gear and possibly a release on BSE Recordings. Hideous was released 8 years ago on Black Sun Empire’s album Cruel & Unusual.

Download our latest release VSN017 on Beatport:
Noisia & Calyx & Teebee – Hyenas // Noisia & Evol Intent – The Liquid
Out on all other digital platforms and vinyl Monday October 21st.

We are on tour right now with the ‘I Am Legion’ LIVE SHOW with Foreign Beggars
17.10.2013 Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, France
18.10.2013 AB, Brussels, Belgium
19.10.2013 ADE @ Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL SOLD OUT
20.10.2013 De Oosterpoort, Groningen, NL


Electro Swing Roundup

DJR@Hot Club De Swing

I’ve been waiting for my recent run of gigs to finish so I could put out this mix. This was the live set I played at Hot Club De Swing in Birmingham a couple of weeks ago, and to be honest I think it’s a really damn good mix. It definitely got everyone jumping which has to be a good sign!

Electric Swing Circus – Remix Competition

The Electric Swing Circus have offered out the stems of their track Bella Belle for anyone who fancies remixing it. Go here for the details. Here’s the original track:


Free Music

Here’s two tracks from DJ Django mixing 50′s style rock & roll mixed with some nice deep bass action. Great stuff!

Here’s a quality remix of the lovely Alice Francis. Nice.

Here’s Professor Green bringing the fun back into music with his outside the box thinking…

Does what it says on the tin. Will Smith and Parov Stelar innit…


Fruity Loops Remix Competition

Red Light District Remix Competition

If you fancy yourself as a producer and you’re a registered user of Fruity Loops then have a go at this remix competition of the electro-swing track Come On Up by Red Light District.

To qualify for the 1st prizes you MUST be:

Registered with Equators mailing list here

  • and…

Registered with Fable Sounds mailing list here

Prizes: All winners will be chosen by Red Light District & nominated sponsors. Winners will be asked to submit the FL Studio remix .zip project for verification that the remix was made with FL Studio and or mixer track stems for mastering.

1st - Equator D8 Monitors + Fable Sounds Broadway LITEs (Premium Virtual Instrument) + $500 IL VCash (money to spend in our shop).

2nd - Etymotic ER-4 in ear monitors + Novation Launchpad S + $300 IL VCash

3rd Etymotic Ety Hi-Fi earplugs + $250 IL VCash

The contest page is here and Red Light Districts page is here.

Closing date for competition – 30th September 2013.

Aligning Minds – My Heart is Love Remix Comp



Aligning Minds have had an amazing year since the release of their critically acclaimed album “My Heart is Love”. In the truest nature of the Gravitas spirit, they are inviting their fans and fellow producers to remix “A Noble Truth”, “Weeping Willow” and “My Heart is Love”. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the remixes will go toCritical Beats.

Winners of the remix contest will have their track appear on the official remix album alongside Androcell, Kilowatts, Futexture, Psymbionic, Erothyme, Krusseldorf, MusSck, Subaqueous, Heavenly Father, Ilmli and more tba. Both a grand prize winner and those sharing the title of runner up will appear on the official remix album, and in addition will receive prizes from SoundCloudKeith McMillen InstrumentsiZotope,2CAudioOriginal LanguageVision Lab, and Mugwort Designs.

Submissions are due by September 30th, 2013 and must be submitted to the remix contest SoundCloud group – get to work, and good luck!



• Official Release on Gravitas Recordings
• 2cAudio – The Perfect Storm Bundle ($600 Value) (includes Aether, Breeze, B2, Aether Expansion packs)
• Keith McMillen QuNeo ($200 Value)
• iZotope Trash 2 w/ both expansion packs. ($350 value)
• SoundCloud Pro Unlimited Account
• Original Language Hoodie
• Vision Lab / Mugwort: 1 24×24″ Limited edition of 4, Giclee of the artwork for Aligning Minds – My Heart Is Love Album (value of $300)
• Aligning Minds: 1 T-shirt, 1 Hoodie + Stickers + entire discography ($150 value)
• Gravitas Merch


• Official Release on Gravitas Recordings
• 2cAudio – $100 gift certificate to Galbanum / 2cAudio
• SoundCloud: Pro Account
• Original Language: 1 T-shirt
• Vision Lab / Mugwort: 1 24×24″ Limited edition of 4, Giclee of the artwork for Aligning Minds – My Heart Is Love Album (Value of $300)
• Aligning Minds: 1 T-shirt, 1 Hoodie + Stickers + entire discography ($150 value)
• Gravitas Merch


DJ Hero – Kick Drum Samples

DJ Hero


Some very handy kick drum samples in a bass heavy 808 style from DJ Hero.

Lunathics – Too long + Free Drum Loops



Lunathics come correct once again with another speaker shakin’, booty breaks remix. Flowing as well as a Deekline production, he takes the listener on a low down, bass heavy ride. Also included are a set of high quality, Lunathics Breakbeat loops to help you in your own production. Get on the download and be sure to check out the remainder of his awesome free tracks on Soundcloud.


Sketi – Monster Kicks


Sketi is a dab hand in the studio so when he serves up some free kick drums to beef up your own productions it’s time to take note.  10 solid kicks for zilch? Sounds like a great deal to me. Get on it!

Go check out Sketi’s own tracks on Soundcloud for a preview of what these sound like in the mix!


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