Specially recorded grooves with attitude recorded in the UK and Caribbean. Tony Mason has produced hundreds of freshly recorded dance grooves with a classic feel that will win him a lot of friends. Many of the loops are presented in a number of variations for more flexibility when composing. The response from industry insiders was universally very positive. Aside from Tony's superb performances, the CD was entirely recorded using vintage analogue valve processing and recording equipment giving the whole collection an extremely authentic and classic feel.
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Tony's always jet setting back and forth from the UK to the West Indies, in particular his home of Trinidad. At home he is something of a celebrity and is friends with his fellow Trinidadian stars - Brian Lara and Dwight Yorke.
"...this is a selection of smokin' laid back grooves. They are mainly variations around the old swingbeat bum ba-bum-bum b bum tss bum type thing, all superbly played and recorded, of course...Some (from tracks 21 onwards) with excellent fills and hits could make superb drum 'n' bass loops if spliced and speeded up, but it's really the swing-back thangs of hip hop, trip hop and hopscotch (er) that benefit from Smokin'...Those after the
`real' drum sound will like Smokin'. For the rest, MIDI files of these excellent loops might be in order." - Future Music.
Tony's worked with Teddy Riley, Ronnie Jordan, Gabrielle, Al Green, Mary-J Blige, Incognito, George Michael, Fine Young Cannibals and many more. He was a child prodigy who had to tour with his own personal tutor. He's a
pretty unique talent.
Note: The demosong contains samples and sounds not available in this product. This is a drum-loops only sample pack.