“an excellent drum toolkit for any hip-hop producer”
Continuing the hip-hop theme, and the perfect accompaniment to the Classic Hip Hop Cuts pack, we have Boom Bap Beats & Bits, also from Samplephonics. Created by production duo RiggleBeats & Illiterate, the library contains 99 drum loops in raw and super-crunchy tube versions, plus 50 percussion loops and 100 drum one-shots with accompanying sampler patches. There’s plenty of variety, with a mixture of lo-fi, saturated shuffles, and cleaner, more spacious and punchy rhythms. All the loops have the classic MPC looseness and groove, and we defy anyone to listen to this pack without involuntarily nodding their head. The one-shot hits are a welcome addition and form a decent, characterful drum kit. Although this is a relatively pricey pack given the amount of content on offer, the quality throughout is excellent and it would make an excellent drum toolkit for any hip-hop producer.