It is my privilege and pleasure to be able to bring you two short but extremely potent breaks mixes from two-time UK DMC team champ and general award-winning DJ Loop Skywalker. Loop has over 25 years of battle experience under his belt and a is a fantastic role model to all young DJs. He is also the very lucky recipient of one of my old mixers which I donated to form the control panel on a magic sex fembot he’s building. These little doozies feature some of rap’s classicest breaks and samples, blended with the turntable wizardry of Master Loop.
THUMP! The primal beat of the drum rings out across the savanna. THUMP! It goes again. Compelling the body to move to its powerful rhythm. THUMP! Like the human heart, the drums counts out the pace at which we live our lives. B-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D-D WOOOOOOOAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH. A terrible death metal band rehearse in a studio near your house and pollute your precious ears with blast beats.
My good friend, faithful roadie, drum and bass caliph and aspiring Charlie Brown impersonator Cambian has just finished another of his celebrated mixes which contains “more drums”. Once I’d managed to work out what he meant, it got me thinking about how much I love just a drumbeat. I’ve already mentioned my thoughts about putting together a pure drums/vox hip-hop mix because when they’re done well they can carry a song.
I only discovered this track within the last year – Ripple’s A Funky Song. The break at 02:34 has been sampled lots of times in hip hop and with good reason. I ended up playing this out at the weekend and the funkiest part, the bit where you can’t help but move is the break.
Maybe you could get two copies of the record and play on of them so it’s just the break part then quickly play the other record on a second turntable then while that’s playing spin the first record back to the start and play that again after the second break and OMIGODIJUSTHADTHEBESTIDEAEVERTHISISGONNABEHUGE