With Bassadelic's Crate Digger's Paradise you get two distinct sample packages:
- Side A: The Crates (Crunchy & Vintage Vinyl Funk Samples).
- Side B: After the Crates (Modern & Funky Underground Hip Hop).
Total: 426 MB when uncompressed. All files are in .WAV format.
Who's it for? Electronic / hip hop producers who aren't messing around, and want a serious amount of authentic retro vinyl-gold in their breakbeat/funk/hip hop arsenal now. If you're into Flying Lotus, Teebs, J Dilla, George Clinton; or any of the middle-ground that exists between funk, hip hop, and wonky, then this is something you'll likely regret not looking into some more.
Basically, you get a virtual but thorough experience of diggin through the crates – first, a pack authentic and ready-to-go vintage funk weapons; next, you get a modern-day hip hop-centered re-envisioning of what those funk-weapons might be used for... So you're getting two packages in one...
Here's what's on SIDE A: (or, the first folder) As a crate-digger, you have to be tireless in your never-ending quest to find vintage vinyl gold that no one else has. You have to have trained ears, and know what sounds right.
With this package, you get a digital version of the crate-digging experience, as you get a sample package with a ton of samples that really do sound as though they were cut from classic funk trax from back in the day, influenced by everyone in the 1970s funk game, from George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic to Sly & The Family Stone... (a bunch of delicious breakbeats, instrumental improvisations, melodic riffs of instruments that would 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-funk side of things. It's funk, it's funky, it's got a hell of a lot of soul, and it's perfect for cutting up to make authentic modern-day sample-based music (but with this package, you don't have to worry about paying royalties to the artists your sampling, because these samples are all completely original and royalty-free).
Here's what's on SIDE B: After a well-trained crate-digger has amassed a steady collection of gold, they take it home, listen to it for hours upon hours, and then they cut out the best chunks. Well, this whole package is about having the best chunks ready to go… With Side B you get a bunch of rhythmic weapons designed for Dilla-style and Detroit-style hip hop production… You get a hell of a lot of snares, claps, snaps, kicks, drum loops, as well as some bass one-shots, too.. Some of them are cut from the first sample pack, but the majority of them exist on their own, new and original. They really do sound as authentic as possible, and there is actually nothing on the market quite like this; this "two-sided vinyl-esque" sample package is as singular and special as possible, and it delivers. And instead of paying $40 for one, you get them both at once for WAY cheaper.
SIDE A: The Crates (Crunchy & Vintage Vinyl Funk Samples)
- 26 Synth Loops.
- 10 Brass Loops.
- 9 Flute Loops.
- 5 Guitar Loops.
- 6 Bass/Clav Loops.
- 3 Clavichord Loops.
- 4 Misc samples (including 'Improv on the Keys').
Vintage Funk Breaks:
- 41 Vintage Funk Breaks.
SIDE B: After the Crates (Modern & Funky Underground Hip Hop)
- 60 Claps, Snaps, 'n Snares.
- 84 Kick Drumz.
- 8 Bass one-shots.
- 18 Dope Breakz.