The good folks at Mass Appeal caught up with Damu in Brooklyn, NY at the Fat Beats Studios in late 2013 to talk about drums and shoot this great interview. Those familiar with our “Rhythm Roulette” series are in for a treat and those new to this grab a seat, strap in, and take notes. We kick off 2014 with a special installment with DC’s own Damu The Fudgemunk. Repping his Redefinition Records, Damu stops by Fat Beats and hits up their drumkit to school us on his history and process when it comes to putting together beats and searching for “drum breaks.”
Starting off with some quick anecdotes about his early days in the game linking up with the DITC crew, getting schooled on drum breaks – from the very rare to the frequently used – and record stores buying him pizza and soda because he’d be copping records all day. A true beatsmith he even talks about the need to use original drum breaks from records rather than sampling from existing mixes “even if it takes 30 years.” To close the episode, Damu hits the drumkit and replicates a few well to lesser known soul and hip hop drum breaks. Check out the episode above and be sure to head over to Damu’s BandCamp to get your hands on “Spare Overtime – Reinspired” offered both digitally and on 12″ Vinyl with a Bonus 45.
Damu The Fudgemunk “Rhythm Roulette” Bonus Episode ~ Official Video
Repping his Redefinition Records, Damu stops by Fat Beats and hits up their drumkit to school us on his history and process when it comes to putting together beats and searching for “drum breaks.”
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Hip-hop Drum Samples: Big Noise MPC is proud to announce the exclusive worldwide release of DJ DN3′s drum sample kit titled “Drum Collection Vol.01“. This drum kit comprising some of DJ DN3‘s favorite sounds was accumulated over the course of a few years. Some sounds were lifted and crafted from some vinyl. Some are raw chops, some are EQ’ed to DN3′s taste. These hip-hop drum samples were used in Fruity Loops, the Akai MPC 1000, and the Native Instruments Maschine respectively.
This amazing kit features an array of thumpy kicks, tight snares, claps, crispy hi-hats, percussion, crashes and a few sound effects that can be heard in a number of hard hitting DN³ Bangers; There are a few posted below including: RoQ’y TyRaiD “Year Round School“, Emcee Nemesis & Jet Noise “All I Need” (DN3 Rmx), RoQ’y TyRaiD “Windows of Bass” and Mega Ran “Up Up Down Down”.
About The Artist | DJ DN3: In the late 90’s, DN³ developed his craft working with Philly’s now defunct “3rd Floor Productions” – a production company started by himself, Johnny Bang Bang (Equalizer Beats), and the late Dane “Black Asian” King. From there he worked with various up and coming artists from Philadelphia. Projects include Musiq Soulchild’s demo, which made way for his debut album “Aijuswannasing”. DN³’s sound could be defined as a soulful hip-hop experience. Influences in musical style have a great variety ranging from the late J. Dilla, Marley Marl, Pete Rock, Sergio Mendes, Madlib, Wes Montgomery, and many others. We are excited to carry his exclusive drum kit!
DJ DN3 “Drum Collection Vol.01″ Kit Features: 222 sounds from the DJ DN³ drum arsenal. 79 Kicks, 90 Snares, 30 Hi-Hats, & 23 Percussion Samples.
Beats Made With DJ DN3 “Drum Collection Vol.01″ ~ Exclusive Release by Big Noise MPC
Cover art for DJ DN3 “Drum Collection Vol.01″ crafted by Fernando aka “force129″ in January of 2013.
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