Posts Tagged ‘Trap’

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




Industry heavyweights with more than 20 years experience, GENERAL LEVY returns as lead MC on Pull Up, the new track from UK producer extraordinaire, Sticky

General Levy, real veteran of the UK urban music scene, grew up influenced by reggae music and black culture. At the age of 19 the General obtained international recognition, awarded with several prizes: best reggae album, best single for ‘Heat’, and UK premiere MC. Shortly afterwards came General Levy’s song ‘Incredible’ – a monster of a record which achieved worldwide success hitting top ten status in the UK national charts and is still played to this day.

Richard ‘Sticky’ Forbes built his reputation as one of the UK’s leading producers and DJ in the last 20 years. His distinctive sound not only made his music anthemic in the clubs, but also help launch the careers of a number of the UK’s leading talents including the Mercury Award Winning Ms. Dynamite.

Pull Up has been gathering momentum since blowing up Notting Hill Carnival – it’s just been added to the Radio 1 playlist, watch out for this one!

Big Bass Party – Episode 20 W/ Krafty Kuts



The latest Big Bass Party episode is live and this week they have an exclusive interview with all round breakbeat bad man Krafty Kuts.


1. Kill Paris – Falling In Love (Krafty Kuts Remix)
2. Feed Me – Without Gravity
3. Deekline – Sound of Music (Deekline’s Bass Mix)
4. Disclosure – When A Fire Starts to Burn (C2C Remix)
5. Dawn Golden – Still Life (Infuze Remix)
6. DJ Sliink x TWRK x Green Lantern – Trifecta (If You Don’t)
7. Cobra Krames feat. Vyle – Ready to Twerk
8. Tropkillaz & Buku – Follow The Beat
9. DJ Butcher – Fuck the Internet
10. Zeds Dead feat. Omar LimX & Big Gigantic – Stoned Capone
11. A. Skillz & Krafty Kuts feat. TC Izlam – Ill Type Sound [BREAK TO THE FUTURE]
12. Kanye West – Love Lock Down (Imanos x NGHTMRE Remix)
13. Pegboard Nerds x Misterwives – Coffins
14. Matrix & Futurebound – Edge
15. I See Monstas – Circles

Catch the show live in South East Queensland on Radio Metro 105.7FM, or stream it live from Monday nights, 11pm – 12am AEST. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or download it from SoundCloud.

Laid In Full (Rakim Suite) – Qdup & Sons Of Satin Re-Twerk

Laid In Full (Rakim Suite) - Qdup & Sons Of Satin Re-Twerk


Qdup & Sons of Satin team up and deliver a monster Re-Twerk of one of Hip Hops most classic cuts that defined sampling in the Hip Hop world. With 808’s and snares flying, this one is sure to get the party going and appeal to the new school cats and old school aficionados alike. Riding the lines between Twerk, Bass, Trap and Mid-Tempo breaks; this one bangs in the club. This is a journey into sound paying homage to Eric B, Rakim and Coldcut!


My Nu Leng feat. Fox – Masterplan (Wogbox Remix)

My Nu Leng feat. Fox - Masterplan (Wogbox Remix)


This dirty little remix from Wogbox is bang on for the current bass and breaks sounds that are killing clubs worldwide. If you have caught a Stanton Warriors, Deekline, Mafia Kiss set of late then you’ll now exactly what I mean. Deep, dark, booming, crisp and heavy. Turn the speakers up and make that sub wobble.

Jay Z Vs Brillz & Z Trip – Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Featurecast DJ Edit)

Jay Z Vs Brillz & Z Trip - Dirt Off Your Shoulder (Featurecast DJ Edit)


Fresh new edit from Featurecast. Nuff said!

Jaguar Skills – The Jaguar Skills ShooOOO – The Supermix 017

Jaguar Skills - The Jaguar Skills ShooOOO - The Supermix 017


I’ve been a long time fan of Jaguar Skills and in the last few months he has been putting out a series of ten minute Supermixes that are chock full of clubtastic tunes as well as his swift mixing style that showcases exactly why he is the original and best ninja mixologist on the planet. I highly recommend delving into his other supermixes as well as there is plenty of goodness to be had!


Pharrell feat Daft Punk – Gust Of Wind

Pharrell – Happy (Vaux & Rivera Remix)

Tujamo – Hey Mister

Mercer & DJ Snake – Lunatic

RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me

Meridan Dan – German Whip

Top Boy Round Here – Top Boy Swag (Jerome Price Remix)

Tujamo – Hey Mister (Electric Bodega Remix)

Yellow Claw – Dj Turn It Up (EtcEtc Remix)

Reece Low – Circus

Ludacris – Move Bitch

Drumsound & Bassline Smith – Original Badboy

Missy Eliot – Get Ur Freak On (Twerk Remix)

Dominique Young Unique – Throw It Down (Rockwell Remix)


I also had to post this one as it is my absolute pick of the litter.




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.

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