Posts Tagged ‘Samples’

City Sample Pack (Bear Fresh)

Bear Fresh


Lending itself to the future bass and garage styles that are so hot today, City Samples is packed to the brim with go-to sample material. The included drums are definitely quality over quantity and you can tell each sample was chosen for it’s particular range rather than bombarding you with a bunch of shitty ones that you’ll never use. Drum loops are separated into each element too, giving you a lot more combinations to work with if you’re just in need of a top loop in your current tune to fill it out.

There’s some interesting Massive Presets to be had, some beautiful and haunting music loops that leave you wanting more along with the included MIDI, Vocals and FX. With all that said, the drums are the star of the show here. Recommended if you’re looking to update your drum sample collection to the new hotness or get some inspiration if you want to try your hand at a new style.

3.5 / 5


Imagine This – Acapellas

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Imagine This has been supplying the funk and hip hop community with slick lyrics for some time now and can regularly be found spitting bars on glitch, ghetto funk and mid tempo jams.

He has recently been letting loose acapella versions of his vocals for free for all budding producers and seasoned veterans to use in the productions. Below you will find seven different pellas from fully released tracks that you can add to your music.

Whatever you do with them, forward to I.T. and you may get featured, reposted or maybe more. E-mail


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.

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


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


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!


New York Rap Acapellas Part Two / Monster Sounds


Loopmasters and Monster Sounds are very proud to present a second part to the collection of freshest royalty free Rap Acapellas featuring some of the best MC’s in NYC!
Many times in the studio you hit a wall when making a tune. The need for an MC to take the track from being great to being a remembered banger is so simple but tricky if you don’t know any decent mic controllers.

Monster Sounds label bosses Aquasky / BlackNoise have been fortunate over the years to have befriended and associated with many great vocalists and here they continue in the successful Rap Acapella series bringing the authentic performances to your studio

New York Rap Acapellas is available now from the Loopmasters Store.

You can get your hands on 10 FREE VOCALS PLUS a DEMO TRACK by going to the Aquasky Monster Sounds Face Book and press ‘Like’

We also have a tasty mix from Nine Lives The Cat which showcases all of the rappers on the pack.

   New York rap accas Vol2 artist mixtape by Monster Sounds

1) LaLaLa (original)_ – NineLives The Cat
2) LaLaLa (NineLives VIP mix) – NineLives The Cat
3) Fuck Outta Here – Memberz Only
4) Put Em In a Bodybag – Johnny Nelson
5) Talk To Em – Lix Prolific
6) Skatin – Memberz Only
7) Holding On feat Gary King – Lix Prolific
8) Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap – Johnny Nelson vs The Deathset
9) Go HAM – NineLives The Cat


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