What do Burial, Actress, Untold, Moodymann, Marcel Dettmann, Stephan Bodzin, Beneath, Brackles, Scuba, Sigha, Araabmuzik and about 20 other, lesser known, producers have in common? They made some solid beats that were jacked by Drvg Cvltvre… Jackin’ 4 Beats is a pop culture phenomenon, Ice Cube and many others dropped tracks under this name, and began the popular trend of an MC rapping over the various instrumentals of popular beats, which rotate during the course of one song. The song and its sentiment is an excellent example of plunderphonics. For DRVG CVLTVRE, jacking a beat is ripping your unguarded kicks and snares and bringing them together in a 200 file, 11 MB pack for everyone to use and enjoy! these are all .WAV files, so suitable for just about any sort of music production!
GRAB THIS SAMPLE KIT RIGHT HERE (200 samples, 11 Mb total)
DRVG CVLTVRE has always been about sampling other producers’ work. In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece. Sampling was originally developed by experimental musicians working with musique concrète and electroacoustic music, who physically manipulated tape loops or vinyl records on a phonograph. In the late 1960s, the use of tape loop sampling influenced the development of minimalist music and the production of psychedelic rock and jazz fusion. In the 1970s, DJs who experimented with manipulating vinyl on two turntables gave birth to hip hop music, the first popular music genre based originally around the art of sampling. The widespread use of sampling in popular music increased with the rise of electronic music and disco in the mid 1970s to early 1980s, the development of electronic dance music and industrial music in the 1980s, and the worldwide influence of hip hop since the 1980s on genres ranging from contemporary R&B to indie rock. Since that time sampling is often done with a sampler, originally a piece of hardware, but today, more commonly a computer program. For DC, this means sampling a lot of obscure disco and tropical music from the 60’s and 70’s and adding crunchy beats on top to give it a modern sound. It’s like digital crate digging, and if you leave your beats unguarded, be sure that DRVG CVLTVRE will scoop up your production and turn them into new, usable chunks of production ammo!
Check out some of the stuff that was made with these beats below:
and of course the complete set of remixes DRVG CVLTVRE dropped last week!