Sample Magic present the essential follow-up to the acclaimed Vintage Breaks, Disco Breaks features 101 authentic beats, breaks and fills from the disco era, recorded with a superlative level of old-school authenticity.
Chic, early Michael Jackson, Pointer Sisters, KC and the Sunshine Band, Edwin Starr, Barry White, Salsoul Orchestra, The Bee Gees and Earth Wind & Fire are the creative inspirations for this wide-ranging beat retrospective of the late ´70s and early ´80s.
A whole host of ´lost recording techniques´ were resurrected to bestow unparalleled authenticity to the beats, including:
> triggering additional high-end audio content - like white noise - from the snare head to generate upper harmonics without hi-hat bleed,
> using many different clap recording techniques - including ´rubber glove´ claps, two by four baton reinforcement, as well as layering with classic drum machins, like the Linn Drum,
> multitrack overdubbing additional parts - including hi-hats, for the ´That´s the way I like it´ double-hat approach
Once again, sample replay guru and Young Punx frontman Hal Ritson, and Dizzee Rascal´s live drummer Alex Reeves are the creative forces behind this collection, pulling on their collective tracking experience and historical know-how - as well as a top kit selection that includes a rare array of drum hardware, vintage mics, pre-amps and unusual signal processors.
Although the pack is primed for drop & play application, spending time with the collection - cutting, slicing, and re-arranging - will yield significant rewards. To this end, not only have we supplied the original 24-bit Wavs, but also Rex2 and Apple Loops for supreme flexibility.
Loops range from 2 bars to 16 bars, with many offered with variants (full, top etc), a smart collection of snare- and clap-only layers and a large number of pared-back fills.
If you´re looking for fine, full-fat and copyright-free organic disco flavours to inject into house, indie-dance, nu-rave, nu-disco - even hip hop, breakbeat and chillout productions - then your journey ends here.