Loopmasters and Delicious Digital are proud to present a prolific collection of urban beats by Ivor Novello winning Songwriting, Drummer and Music producer Cassell the Beatmaker!
Cassell's musical career has lead him to work with an impressive list of new and established artists including names such as Plan B, The Streets, Duffy, Rizzle Kicks, Akala, Keziah Jones, Will Heard, MNEK, Beverly Knight, Kele-le-Roc, Pino Paladino, Faith SFX, Max Stone, New Machine, Lowkey, Ms Dynamite and many more.
Cassell started his career with London based HipHop/ jazz fusion band ‘Quite Sane’. After winning Capital Radio's 'Young London Band of the Year' as a young teenager he went on to perform with renowned hip hop artists including TY, Estelle, Skinny Man, Floetry, Sway, Bashy, Kalshnekoff, Rodney P, Black Twang and Roots Manuva.
Within the impressive 1.16GB of backbeat content, Cassell’s has pulled out all the stops and has included all of his trademark chops, inflections and teamed up with specialist producers Ollie Raphael and Ed Moris at Delicious Digital’s studio to use some vintage recording techniques to compile the most authentic collection of Live Urban drum samples to date. Also included is an extra special session teaming Cassell up with beatboxer Faith SFX to build complex multi layered drum parts with Faith SFX doubling up the drums and adding melodic stabs and basses into the mix.
The Loops are roughly divided into 4 sections -
KIT - is the sound of Cassell The Beatmaker’s custom Premier elite Kit - ‘The Beatmaker’. A beautiful shade of purple fade, this kit has been made bespoke to Cassell’s exact specifications.
TKIT - Using innovative drum techniques and the very latest cymbal and drum technology, Cassell has created a ‘trash kit’ - featuring unconventional performances using his Zildjian K Custom Special dry FX hi hat, playing cymbals on toms, hanging splashes upside-down on china crashes creating unique and otherworldly effects.
BB - Beatboxer Faith SFX an accomplished performer and songwriter was brought in to add extra character to this section of beats by double tracking the live drums them with vocal percussion, bass and melodics featuring all the separate parts and full bounced mixes ready to drop in your DAW.
HITS – All the hits, every drum sound recorded in pristine 24Bit along with an incredible set of Beatbox one shots for those who prefer to roll their own beats or want to add an extra snare or crash into the loops.
From slow funky grooves at 80bpm to full-on drum and bass at 175 there is a vast range of tempos in this sample pack. Take advantage of this arsenal of secret weaponry to give your productions a twisted contemporary sound.
In detail, expect to find 1.16GB of content, with 890 individual wav files recorded at 24Bit & 44.1KHZ. 703 loops are comprised of 283 Live Drum Loops, 100 Hat Loops, 90 Top Loops, 88 Beatbox Loops, 72 Beatbox & Drum Mixed Loops and 70 Live Drum Fills. 187 One-Shots are made up of 138 Drum Hits, 46 Beatbox Hits and 3 Vocal Phrases. Also included are 20 Soft Sampler Patches for Halion, NNXT, EXS24, Sfz and Kontakt, and 10 Kong.
In short – no series producer can do without this collection of flawless beats, courtesy of Cassell the Beatmaker! Log in to download a free taster pack, and check out the demos above to hear more. This collection is also fully Loopcloud ready. More information can be found about Loopmasters award winning software here loopcloud.net
Cassell wishes to thank Premier Drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo skins, Vic Firth Drumsticks and Protection Racket Cases.