I recently got this link in my inbox to a free download of these rare hip-hop beats by Philly-fam, producer/DJ KING BRITT. Much like DJ Spinna, another favorite musicians of mine, King's production skills are infinitely versatile ranging from hip-hop, electronica, deep house, soul to music that defies boundaries. His Adventures in LoFi (BBE, 2003) is actually one of my favorite hip-hop records-you can check it & listen to it on itunes.
The instrumental tracks on this free release are for all the lovers of dope beats to inspire. FOLLOW THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD IT and make sure to sign up for future freebies as well.
From King's intro:
Sometimes in the studio, I feel I have too many options. Too many software choices, synths, etc. I felt like I needed to go back to the essence of making beats. So I dusted off the MPC2000 and grabbed stacks of wack from my library to make beats. It was such a wonderful feeling to just flip beats again. Wasn’t even thinking of releasing them, just an exercise for my brain. The fun part was that I only used the floppy drive. Only 12sec of sample time for each joint. All kicks, snares and sounds are all from records. Mixed raw, right out of the MPC stereo outs. Done in 1 week in April 2009 (one or two oldies thrown in for good measure). Just some boom bap vibes for all my peeps who just love a good loop…Enjoy and share !