Over my 10+ years of making beats, I’ve realized that when it comes to drum breaks, less is more.
What I’ve also realized is that recording drums to a tape machine is a cheat code.
Using no more than 2 microphones on a collection of drums and percussion, I have curated a collection of some of my nastiest drum breaks to date.
I’ve teamed up with one of the most sought after drummers in Toronto, Chino de Villa (drummer for Jesse Reyez, Charlotte Day Wilson, K-OS, Tribe Called Red) to bring you 100 rugged drum breaks and 20 pocketed percussion loops to inspire your next beat.
Included in the pack:
- 100 drum breaks
- 20 percussion loops
For this pack, Chino and I pulled from all our collective influences, including grooves inspired by J Dilla, The Roots, Madlib, Menahan Street Band, Dwele, Azymuth, D’angelo, The Meters, Tony Allen and many more.
The result is raw, soulful breaks that are instantaneously inspiring.
Warning: These are not pristine breaks recorded with 100 mics in a million dollar studio. They will not make you sound like Phil Collins. These are those raw, straight off the tape deck beats that ooze character.
So if you’re looking for some drums to kick start your next classic, look no further than Kounts Reel Break Library