On this site, I like to make sample packs that, well… sometimes, other audio design studios don’t think of. Like the electro swing package, or that ‘Drumpocalypse,’ one.. Well, this package here is NO exception…..
Coming very soon to Bassadelic.com, it’s a sample pack inspired completely by the works of Detroit hip hop legend, J Dilla (RIP). Dilla had a HUGE inspiration on me, as well as on countless other musicians. Flying Lotus? Yea, Dilla had a direct influence. All the music in the wonky / downtempo / LA-BEATS scene? Dilla. So I’m super happy to be working on this one, and I’m hoping other folks will enjoy it as well..
What is it, exactly?
Two separate but huge folders:
1. THE CRATES (VINTAGE FUNK)
2. AFTER THE CRATES (FUNKY DILLA-STYLE HIP HOP)
Basically, you get a virtual but thorough experience of diggin through the crates – first, a pack of vintage funk weapons; and second, a modern-day hip hop-centered re-envisioning of what those funk-weapons can be used for.. So you’re getting two packages in one…
Dilla was a genius with music and production- and it wasn’t just that he sampled great records. Some uniformed folks might look at a track of his and say, “Yea, ok, it sounds fucking good – but it’s just samples,” well, could a similar argument be made about the Beatles? “Yea, sure, that little 3 minute song was pretty good, but it’s all just guitars and a couple of singing Brits…” …. Exactly. Dilla went above and beyond, and he was prolific as hell. He dug through the crates like no one else, and put together the most unique, funky, warm, raw, melodic, entertaining AND SATISFYING beats and tunes in hip hop history – period. So what you get in this package is two things: you get a sample package with a ton of samples that REALLY DO sound as though they were cut from CLASSIC funk-trax (a BUUUUNCH of delicious breakbeats, instrumental improvisation, melodic riffs of instruments that could have been used back in the day, as well as retro synthesized loops that could be employed to recreate the time when funk music got turned on to the electro/p-funk side of things) and then you get a second sample package, as well: a bunch of rhythmic weapons designed for Dilla-style and Detroit-style hip hop production… You get a hell of a lot of snares, kicks, drum loops, as well as some bass one-shots, too. Some of them are cut from the first sample pack, and some of them exist on their own.
It’s a real treat for fans of… well, GOOD MUSIC. But especially for fans of Dilla, fans of funk, and folks who REALLY want to get that soulful Detroit-style of breaks and vibes. If you’re new to the game, these can help get you going; if you’re a veteran, then consider this package as a superbly-beneficial and extremely-unique addition to your musical arsenal.
So, as stated, it’s two-packages in one with this thing, #1) retro crate-diggin gold [[funk]] and #2) after-the-crates: hundreds of samples that were cut up and pushed into a hip hop context
Stop fucking with my emotions, StrangeFlow! When is this thing going to be released? Can we get a free copy? What what? What Whaaaat?
This month. In about one week. It needs to sparkle, and that shit takes time. I’ve been working on it for awhile, and as soon as it’s 100% ready and crispy, I’ll hit ya guys up immediately. I wish Dilla was still around, as I would contact him and send him the package, and just hope and wish as hard as possible that he would be down for it. Obviously, this is only a sample package INSPIRED BY J Dilla. He didn’t sign off on any of these samples, nor did anyone representing him. I’m not going to try to make it seem that way, either. I just think he was the best thing to happen to hip hop since Biggie Smalls, and every now and again I get on a real Dilla-kick, where I get so obsessed with his style that it’s all I want to listen to… Well, that’s what inspired this. Dilla was a true motherfucking champion, and this is my way of paying homage.
Oh, and yea, there will definitely be a lot of free downloads as far as this one is concerned. A giveaway is coming up soon, so stay tuned.