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    SPEED KILLS
    By: 10cc
    Drums: Kevin Godley
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: 10cc

    Weirdo beat from this '70s rock band. It's kind of like a Tarzan vibe, unlike anything I've heard before. Me Mhat: have many wack beats… You Beat Junkie: desperate for whatever I offer… :) Features Kevin Godley on drums.



    WALK THIS WAY
    By: Aerosmith
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Toys In The Attic?
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.12

    Okay, we're almost through with the white-boy rock beats here, but they're good beats, don't knock 'em! In fact, this one was even good enough for Run DMC, so there! This beat helped to pioneer a beautiful inter-racial musical performance, and...I think I'd better move on, I'm starting to get all teary-eyed... :)



    GOT TO GET ME A JOB
    By: Ann Alford
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    TIGHT! This one's from me, and you know I da man, so get downloadin' and feel this one. From an icy, raw, rad, fresh—that's right, Dave, rad—song with a tighter-than-hell guitar riff that I sampled (so don't you go doin' it, too!), this beat goes rhythmically with the guitar and bass riffs that come in later. Definitely check this one out, with nice, clear snare and bass drums that add a good kick to the mix. Can't relate to the words, though, I got to get me the fuck outta' my job…



    LOVE DROPS
    By: Barry Allen
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Who Put the Bomp?

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Love Drops? Is my mind in the gutter or is Barry Allen's? Because that sounds kinda' naaastay! NOTE: This loop was previously credited to Barry Mann but I've corrected it thanks to info. from Doug Organ.



    SOUL CHICKEN
    By: Bobby Allen & The Exceptions
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

    Boomy bass and understated snare make this loop a little awkward, but it's funky and very usable nonetheless. If you listen hard to the hi-hat, it's damn funky, too, I wish someone had mixed this gem a little better, because it's a really good break. Recommended by Phatso with no exceptions.



    SEXY COFFEE POT
    By: Tony Alvon & The Belaires
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Breakdown!

    Here's the best beat Shadow ever sampled, and maybe the best beat on this page. SOOPER props and shouts out to Erock for submitting this long, FUNKY-ASS solo, heard in its entirety (slightly chopped) in DJ Shadow's "The Number Song" and elsewhere (Organized Konfusion?). I can't say anything more about this PHAT loop right now, because I'm getting too emotional, got a Kleenex, bro? Is it "Tony Avalon" or "Tony Alvon"? PLEASE, anyone with an original, hook up the 411!!



    SLOW DOWN
    By: America
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    TE AMO
    By: Aposento Alto
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Comps: Status Breaks v.1

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    STONE FOX CHASE
    By: Area Code 615
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

            Comps: Vinyl Heaven Vol. 2

    This file's got three CUE'd segments for you. They're all basically a conga drum and cowbell groove with a nice chill backbeat. The first is the most simple, the second adds a couple more snare hits, and the third has a fill at the end. Very chill, mellow, and slow. Note: 8bit



    LONG ONE
    By: Arena
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Heading In The Right Direction

    That's What She Said... Okay, that's played-out, I know. This beat sounds like a Mike Clark loop from the Master Drummers v.3 album on Ubiquity, but it's not (duh). Actually, it's almost identical to "God Made Me Funky". Just so you get the vibe… It's also got a really deep, full bass drum that the Master Drummers 3 album sorely lacked. High recommendation on this one from Australia.



    TELEPHONE GIRL
    By: Assagai
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-05

    Dave's Records DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    LISTEN HERE
    By: Brian Auger & The Trinity
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-25

            Original Album: Befour

    Nice cowbell on this one, and some latin percussion. You all know this tune, right? This version's percussion-heavy, with a 4-on-the-floor kind of vibe.



    PERSON TO PERSON
    By: Average White Band
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: AWB ('74)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Chopped due to instrumentation, and features some quiet humming in the background. So, ya got me, it's not a true open break, but then again, neither is...YOUR MOTHER! (What the fuck did that mean?)



    SCHOOLBOY CRUSH
    By: Average White Band
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Original Album: Cut The Cake

    A classic breakbeat that's been sampled up the ass. This is the one with the krayzee jingle bells shit that makes you want to grab a ho and get busy...I mean the Santa kind of ho. Although, I do live in Oakland, so hos are easy to cum by... But that would be bad, and then Santa would bring me coal for Christmas. You know, one time when I was a kid, my parents gave me coal for Christmas, because of the stupidest thing: they caught me JUST ONCE with a whore in their bedroom when I was 6. Can you believe how much they overreacted? The nerve... And I couldn't even go to kindergarten all the next week because my dad kept her locked in the basement and he thought that I would tell someone or something. God, parents... Oh yeah, this beat was also submitted to us by Erock, who had NOTHING to do with the sick & bizarre comments I just made about that whore who's in my basement... er, I mean WAS in my basement...(shit!).



    BOOGIE BACK
    By: Roy Ayers Ubiquity
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.2

    This is a major player drumbreak, I can totally picture Ice T cruisin' around with this shit bumpin in his car, making his pink fuzzy dice shake around on the rear-view. Anyway, I like this one, and so you must, too. :)



    KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
    By: Babe Ruth
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Kid's Stuff
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.13; Best Of Babe Ruth;

    And all this time I thought Babe Ruth was just some fat baseball schmuck. Here ya' go, a nice beat with a good chopability quotient. And especially good if you consider the fact that it was recorded by a fat, dead white baseball player.



    BLACK GRASS
    By: Bad Bascomb
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.1

    Slightly hoopty drum beat used by Special Ed ("special" is right...)and Wu-Tang. It's sort of Green Acres, but it's bumpin' nonetheless…



    CHASE, THE
    By: Badder Than Evil
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: "Gordon's War" Soundtrack

    All right, Mr. Picky, this one isn't a true "open drum break", there's some funky-as-shit guitar in the background, but it's damn quiet in this section, so after months of pondering, I decided to post it. This is one of the most groovin' loops ever, it's kinda' got that "Taking of Pelham 1-2-3" vibe that just chugs along and takes you with it whether you wanna' go or not. This one's a serious swinger. Another phat track, thanks to Davisk. Updated 12/17/2000 to ADPCM (original file submitted by Davisk)



    SHACK UP
    By: Banbarra
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.5

    This one's cold chillin'. I really don't know what much I can say about it, but I really like it, even though it's kinda' straight for my tastes. Anyone who knows anything about this group: lemme' know! This beat has been sampled on: "Talkin' All That Jazz" by Stetsasonic, Coldcut's "Say Kids, What Time is It?", GangStarr's "Speak Ya Clout", Prince's "Get Off", Public Enemy's "Yo! Bum Rush the Show", and Third Bass's "Steppin' to the AM". (Thanks to Supervinyl for tha 411). Note: 256KBits/sec, VERY hi-res.



    SHINY STOCKINGS [FILL ONLY]
    By: Count Basie
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Nice, simple, old-school big-band break. Just two measures with a single hit on each beat. Ends with a phatty little band hit, too. :)



    HOGIN' MACHINE
    By: Les Baxter
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Comps: Status Breaks v.1

    Philip Davis dropped this one on me, which he snatched from "Status Breaks", and which I think I chopped just a tad. This is a nice loud sampling of this hard one with cool ride hits goin' crazy in the background. Also features a nice little fill in the second half, so don't you go pressin' STOP before the drumma'-man does, ya' hear? Just so you know, Jammy and Philip both submitted this one, but Phil's had more stuff, so I done choosed it.



    DO IT AGAIN
    By: The Beach Boys
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-26

            Original Album: Can't Buy A Thrill ('72)?

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    SGT. PEPPER'S...REPRISE [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: The Beatles
    Drums: Ringo Starr
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

    This is the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise" track from the original album, complete with fan noise and extra percussion and insanity.



    SGT. PEPPER'S...REPRISE [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: The Beatles
    Drums: Ringo Starr
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Anthology 2

    This is the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Reprise" track from the Anthology 2 album, without fan noise and extra percussion, but WITH great insane screaming at the end!!



    COME DANCING
    By: Jeff Beck
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Wired
            Comps: Drum Crazy 1

    This track is off the "Wired" album by Jeff Beck. This track, however, features Mr. Ed Green bangin' away on them skins in a funky fashion, as I hope you would expect from me by now. This was previously only on the Mystery Drum Loops page, but now it's here, thanks to homey McClellan and his phat collection of McWax. Very nice beat: especially funky and heavily sampled by the big guys. Second verse, same as the first: I am Henry the VIII I am... Well, actually, my real name is Phatso, but you can call me Hank8 (or OctoHank) if you really wanna'. The second half doesn't have that little guitar string-slide sound in it, so it's less distinctive, but you're not gonna' fool anyone into thinking you played it anyway, because if you do, I'm telling, and also, pants on fire hanging on the telephone wire. So there.



    SEVEN LONG YEARS
    By: Bedlam
    Drums: Cozy Powell
    File Format: Hi-Res MP2 - good
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Bedlam ('72)
            Comps: Drum Crazy v.2

    I refuse to cut up this beautiful, awesome loop, so I .mp2 compressed it instead. This is one of the best tracks that appeared on the Drum Crazy Series, and it's by far one of the best I've ever heard. Now you can hear it uncut and in its original awesome state, complete with boomy bass, great hi hat, and perfect snare. Comes from drummer Cozy Powell (who also played for Jeff Beck), and from an album prodced by Felix Pappalardi of Cream fame. No wonder it sounds so damn good.



    FUNKY NASSAU
    By: The Beginning of the End
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    You'll never guess who submitted this one, so I'll just have to tell you. It was his majesty, the almighty Erock, peerless library of beats and knowledge. Okay, okay, I'll get my lips off his ass for a minute and tell you about this here loop. Wrote a song about it, wanna' hear it, here it go! Lemme' tell you a story 'bout a loop named Nassau; 'twas funkier than hell, cymbals cut like a band saw... Now you know why I was kicked out of Pharcyde! Anyway (I can rhyme, really I can!) this is a short, 2-second break with nice cymbal and snare work, fast and to-the-point (but not to-the-counterpoint!). Nice one, thanks E.



    ODE TO BILLY JOE
    By: Louie Bellson
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Jammy DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    CHOCOLATE SUGAR
    By: Berry Street Station
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    I don't know how many £s this one's worth, but it's very snare-happy. I like. A nice, loud snare that seems to be popping in your ear almost every half beat, but it gets away with it because it's so funky and raw sounding, just like many of these beats. You know, I'd like to take this moment to just sit quietly and reflect on how thankful I am to have phat drum loops in my life, each one so unique and funky...(those three periods are me reflecting, by the way). Well, I feel better now, don't you? Check these great, soulful, yet frantically raw, drums and, as always, enjoy.



    RAPPER DAPPER SNAPPER [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Edwin Birdsong
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Part 1 with crazy "tssslrp!" sound effects.



    RAPPER DAPPER SNAPPER [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Edwin Birdsong
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Part 2 without the crazy "tssslrp!" sound effects.



    IF I NEEDED SOMEBODY
    By: Bit-A-Sweet
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Jammy hooks us up again with free shit to soothe the soul. This is a great one to use in your mix. It starts out with a really nice simple bass-hat-snare-hat pattern on a great sounding kit, somewhat similar to "Mixed Up Cup", which you probably know is one of the all-time best loops.



    BABY, THE
    By: The Blackbyrds
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Very very cool, sounds extremely similar to "Chicken Yellow" by Miami. Here's a couple CUEd parts from a very long break with lots to choose from.



    BLACKBYRDS' THEME
    By: The Blackbyrds
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Never heard it before (if you can believe that), but incredibly nice loop.



    UNFINISHED BUSINESS
    By: The Blackbyrds
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Unfinished Business

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Circa 1976-7 funkiness. Good vintage.



    ZIMBA KU
    By: Black Heat
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Keep On Running?

    Another classic, rare break submitted by Erock this one's hard to come by, and worth the search. Phat bass and tight snare set off this wicked, chill groover with double hi-hat hits. This is one of those ultra-usable beats that you could layer on top of anything and make a hit. If you can't use this beat for good, then you're pure evil, man, pure evil. This beat was featured on Bulldog Breaks, by the way, on a track that was VERY deceptively titled "Kimba Zoo". My ass is like Sherlock Holmes and shit solving that baffling enigma of a puzzle...



    GETTIN' DOWN
    By: Eugene Blacknell & The New Breed
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: Trippin': The Groove Merchant Compilation

    Here's a really long clip from this intro drum break. The whole thing is way off the meters, with distortion up the kazoo. But it's damn funky, of course. It doesn't loop properly because I didn't want to deprive you of the single snare hit at the beginning, so it's one 8th note off from looping right. I'm sure your Cool-Editing ass can fix that ish though!



    HOT & NASTY
    By: Black Oak Arkansas
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Another PHATT, PHATT, PHATT one submitted for free, for you, and for me by Jammy, this has been sampled (I think?) on a Bulldog Breaks track, back before Dan Prothero became too good for sampling and moved on to his new galactic undertakings. I'm just playing, Galactic is an awesome band, you should see them live sometime if you can, that drummer (Stanton Moore) can play! (He's one of my people, the pigmentationally-challenged, by the way.) So, in conclusion: Jammy=good; Stanton Moore=good; This beat=good; John Tesh/David Hasselhoff "Best of Christmas Favorites" collaboration album produced by Leonard Nimoy and engineered by William Shatner=BAD. (No, there is no such album, that is one of the prophetic, biblical signs of Armageddon.)



    BEHIND THE WALL OF SLEEP
    By: Black Sabbath
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Black Sabbath

    Submitted by Jammy, so YOU KNOW IT ROCKS! Several people think it's called "N.I.B.", but it's actually "Behind the Wall of Sleep", so now you can rest easy. I've heard this one before on an awesome mixtape a Sureel friend made for me, and now you can hear it, too. This is obviously a rock-band break, with lots of reverb, a nice snare that stands out, and a kinda thin bass drum that sounds awesome amid the unobtrusive rumble and reverb. Very cool, just like all Jammy's loops. Updated 10/1/99.



    I DON'T CARE (WHAT YOU DO)
    By: Black Smoke
    Drums: Raymond Genovese
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Nice fast loop with really tight drums and a prominent double-time hi-hat. Starts and ends with a little band hit and bass drop-off. Dope-diddlyumptious. Dana sez the drummer's name is Raymond Genovese.



    THERE IT IS
    By: Black Smoke
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Nice tight drums with ride-bell hits on the up-beats and conga drums riffin' quietly throughout. A simple rhythm, but definitely dope, I know you'll dig this one…



    SYNTHETIC SUBSTITUTION
    By: Melvin Bliss
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.5

    This is one of the most-sampled drumbreaks in history. Check Pharcyde, Naughty By Nature, and all other krayzee shit I ain't never heard of. You GOTSTA DIG THA' SHIT, MAN!



    RAPTURE
    By: Blondie
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    GOOD FOLKS
    By: Bodacious D.F.
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Drum Crazy 1

    Another ex-mystery beat, upgraded to full non-mysterious status thanks to Mr. McClellan. This is another rock band, pretty much, but this is a nice, different kinda' beat as far as that sorta' shit goes. It's a slow, chugging groover, one might even describe it as slightly lugubrious at times, but then again, one might be very odd and prone to flights of verbal fancy... I don't really like that he hits the bass drum every time he hits the snare (4-on-the-floor), but I guess that's his style, and that's what makes this beat distinctive, so I won't complain. But, as a side note, you might try filtering out some bass from the snare hits to fix it up a little, but you didn't hear that from me. Oh yeah, a Cue list and Playlist are both set-up already for this track in CoolEdit, just go to the Playlist and press "play".



    IF IT'S GOOD TO YOU, IT'S GOOD FOR YOU
    By: Eddie Bo (Edwin J. Bocage)
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-12

    More props to Erock for this beat, which is unfortunately just a very small snippet of some funky-ass drumming. This beat is VERY similar to "We're So Happy" by Medeski, Martin & Wood (see below), but it's a fraction of the length, and there's a pretty serious cymbal crash running through the whole beat, so that makes it less of a practical loop, and more of a curio. Feel free to peep the raw New Orleans funk, thanks to Erock and Eddie Bo.



    BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN
    By: Booker T. & The MGs
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-05

    From Jammy comes this nice beat with a good metallic-sounding snare...sorta' pops out at 'cha', like President Clinton... It'll add some nice highs to your mix if that's what your mix be lackin'.



    JOIN THE GANG
    By: David Bowie
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    This one's pretty damn phat! Great reverb on the set, and a really appealing live sound to it all. Sounds similar to the way the "S.O.U.L." loop does… highly recommended.



    MOTHER FREEDOM [FILL ONLY]
    By: Bread
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Unknown (and it doesn't matter)
            Comps: Unknown (and who the fuck cares?)

    Just a quick fill from an extremely bad, non-beat-having piece of shite band. :)



    STICK YOUR FINGER IN THE GROUND [FILL ONLY]
    By: Bridge
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Just a nice intro fill to this track…



    STICK YOUR FINGER IN THE GROUND [MAIN LOOP]
    By: Bridge
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Pretty much exactly the same loop as "Can't You See" by Tower of Power (Dave Garibaldi). So, that said, you know what it sounds like, and you know it fucking rocks.



    CORN BREAD & BEANS
    By: Hugh Brodie
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    Beware, this one's a little large (151k), but it's cool and I chopped it up special for your ass, so eat it up and don't complain, there's children starving in Ethiopia, you fat, lazy American consumer! Okay, back to the beat at hand: I chopped it to remove the horns that interrupt the beat, but I recreated it just like it was under the horns so you could hear how phat it was. On the serious tip, please don't use it without my permission, okay? Really nice fill at the end (so don't get bored at around the 6th second and stop it early), and nice chill "Kissing My Love" type drums for the main loop.



    SHARON
    By: David Bromberg
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Demon In Disguise?
            Comps: Out of the Blues: Best of David Bromberg

    Submitted by Jammy, this is off an enigmatic song by the enigmatic David Bromberg, whose music has been described as soul/blues/bluegrass/folk/rock. And the song is about a spineless (literally), seductive female circus freak, my favorite subject... Whoah, someone was smokin' some heavily-controlled substances the night they wrote this one... Anyway, nice bass and snare, if unfortunately obscured by a few too many poorly-placed open hi-hat hits. Check it out, though, it's a good one.



    SPIN IT JIG
    By: Smokey Brooks
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    This one is PHAT and crazy, with really nice double-open hi-hat/bass hits at the end (you'll see what I mean). This one's great for choppin' (no, not Chopin, with your classical-music-knowin' ass), so grab a cleaver and get to it! I suggest either Ginsu2000 or CoolEdit, though the latter is preferable for safety reasons.



    COOKIES
    By: Brother Soul
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.19

    This is a classic break available now on several comps, but this mix is special (just like me). It's chopped up so that the bicycle horn ain't there no more. Why? Because I didn't like it. I woulda' posted the original, but I don't have it handy, and I'm too damn lazy to go dig up UBB and redo it. Tight beat, though. Nice offbeat accents with the cowbell.



    CAN'T STAND IT '76
    By: James Brown
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Really nice one with vocals saying "Ooh… So Fun-ky". Very cool. PLEASE USE PLAYLIST in CoolEdit to listen to this one, it's been CUEd already.



    FUNKY DRUMMER
    By: James Brown
    Drums: Clyde Stubblefield
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.12; In The Jungle Groove

    Perhaps the most sampled drum beat of all time. If you don't already have this in your collection, there's a problem with your priorities. Here it is, though, as heard in hundreds of rap songs and more recently chopped- and sped-up in dozens of jungle jams.



    GIVE IT UP OR TURNIT A LOOSE
    By: James Brown
    Drums: Clyde Stubblefield
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Sex Machine
            Comps: In The Jungle Groove; Kurtis Blow Presents The History Of Rap vol.1

    Suggested by Erock, this one you've heard here, there, probably even at a funeral. You can't escape the funk. Clyde lays down (I think) his most impressive performance ever. I mean, just listen to it closely, and you'll wonder, "How the fuck does one man make all those hits on the drum set at once?" Check it, I mean there's a hi-hat and snare hit on every single eighth/sixteenth note (depending on how you count it). God DAMN, Clyde is the man, does anyone know him? Can I meet him? Please? I just want to see him once. If you don't think this is funky, fuck you, motherfucker, you're white beyond hope. Your Wonderbread-Clorox-ass has no bid'ness up on this web site! So stay the fuck out the ghetto, or I'll sick Treach on you!



    JABO
    By: James Brown
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Submitted by Erock, another James Brown sample, so you know that it's top notch. Here we have a fast, funky, busy loop, courtesy of Jabo Starks, another of JB's funky henchmen. Very groovy, baby!



    SOUL PRIDE
    By: James Brown
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.21

    I'm not sure, but I'm just gonna' guess that this is Clyde on the skins again, bangin' away and funkier than all hell. This solo is so phat and funky that I had to put the whole thing up here, despite the file size. The whole thing's here in its entirety, so you can listen to it over and over... Clyde is God, that's all there is to say…



    TIGHTEN UP
    By: James Brown
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Drusca 17 seconds DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    FIRE EATER [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Rusty Bryant
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This one's hard. A very funky drum solo, this is just a part, but definitely go grab a record with this track on it. This drummer can blow...I mean, he doesn't really blow, but he does that other stuff that drummers do, um, hitting and stuff…solo follows…



    FIRE EATER [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Rusty Bryant
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Here's a huge-ass solo from this track. You better thank me for this one, because it's fuckin' huge and awesome!



    DISCO-GIRL
    By: Budapest Radio Orchestra
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: Lift Off! With Apollo Sound

    Here's a long one that kind of starts out with some light percussion and builds. It's interesting, though, with a cowbell and some rhythmically different drums. Not your standard drum loop, more of a curio from Hungary.



    FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
    By: Buffalo Springfield
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Buffalo Springfield
            Comps: Forrest Gump Soundtrack

    This is the song that was recently butchered for "He Got Game" by Pubic Enema or someone...I forget. You can hear the guitar harmonics a little due to track bleed-through, but this is a nice little slice of whitey funk that could easily add some pizzazz to your pie, if you're into pizzazz, that is...or pie.



    GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN
    By: Solomon Burke
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Single

    Here's another version of this classic intro drumbreak. It's not as amazing as the Lee Dorsey or John Schroeder ones, but it'll add a nice flavor to anything you wanna' add it to. Was there ever an un-funky version of this song recorded?



    I'M YOUR MECHANICAL MAN
    By: Jerry Butler
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Sweet Sixteen (12")

    You can interpret this one in two ways:
    1) As a nice "backwards beat", with the snare hits on the downbeats and the kick drum on the upbeats. All this with a dope ride cymbal keeping it all moving…or 2) As a normal beat. :) You decide.



    MORNING BLUES
    By: Butterfield Blues Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: In My Own Dream

    This one's kinda' noisy (that's what happens when you buy at the flea market), but who the fuck cares? Not too much to say here. It's a nice beat, though, with a cool fill at the end. :)



    MARVIN'S GROOVE
    By: B.W. Souls
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Sound Of Funk vol.2

    Tribal funk from the Buck-Wild Souls! (No, I just made that up.) This is a sooper raw one that I really like, even with the crazy, incessant conga shit. Nice tambourine, nice snare roll-outs and nice off-beat emphasis on the (sort-of) fill at the end. Good, weird one.



    HOT PANTS
    By: Bobby Byrd
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Here's another clip of this track, from Philip Davis, this one's off a 12" record called JB's 40th Anniversary. I suspect that it's the same as the one above, except it's slowed down so it really sounds awesome. So, perhaps 'twas redundant of me to put both here, but hey, whoever said that being redundant was a crime? Who ever said that being redundant was a crime? Who ever said that...



    HOT PANTS
    By: Bobby Byrd
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-12

    Courtesy of Erock, this beat is dope, man real dope, on the real. Well anyway, I said "toot toot" she said "hey beep beep". Don't know where that came from, but anyway... This beat sounds VERY similar to the "Think" break by Lyn Collins, but it's not. Rhythmically, it's virtually identical, but it don't got no crazy screaming in the background. This one's the bonus break from the remix, according to Erock, but I don't know which remix he means, being so vastly inferior to him in collectinghood. Check this one for sure, you'll leave with a smile. Don't forget to drop Erock a line and thank him for all this free dope shit!



    I KNOW YOU GOT SOUL
    By: Bobby Byrd
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Erock strikes again, this time with an exclusive, chopped beat from JB sideman, Bobby Byrd. I have this song myself, and I don't know how Erock cut out all the guitar like that, but I'm glad he did. This remix sets the drums free to breathe on their own after decades of being trapped behind the virtual bars that were a guitar loop! The guitar loop, actually, is pretty phat, too, but you know me: I've got a thing about drums...



    LOVE'S SO FAR AWAY
    By: Donald Byrd
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: Black Byrd ('72)
            Comps: Blue Break Beats v.1

    Harvey Mason on the drums. This is a nice loop with that super-produced Mizell Bros. sound we all recognize from Donald Byrd's later albums. Good shit, nice sound, and some funky bongos. It's all CUEd for you by Mr. Kakon.



    YOU AND THE MUSIC
    By: Donald Byrd
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Comps: Blue Break Beats v.1

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Harvey Mason at it again.



    RIGOR MORTIS
    By: Cameo
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Submitted by Erock, this beat features a killer hi-hat that could hold the whole 4.284 seconds together on its own if it wanted to, and a high bass that kicks with the best of 'em. A couple measures here, and a good selection of stuff to chop and remix: in short, a great beat. Erock for president!



    CAMPBELL LOCK
    By: Don Campbell
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    I cut this one a bit, but I didn't change the rhythm of it, just cut out some instrumentation or something. So, here's one that's gonna' need more chopping anyway to get rid of the loud, monosyllabic gruntings of Mr. Campbell. Starts out with a nice fill, goes into a nice loop with clapping (and aforementioned monosyllabia), and pretty much makes you think to yourself, "Self, what the fuck is 'Campbell Lock' supposed to mean?" Don't ask me, I just work here…



    I CAN'T FEEL NOTHIN', PART 1
    By: Captain Beyond
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Submitted by Jammy, A.K.A. "I Have So Many Beats, I Got Bruises All Over My Body!" A.K.A. "I Got So Many Beats, My Ass Is Like An Omelette and Shit..." A.K.A. "Shut the fuck up already, you weirdo, and get down to bid'ness!" Okay, point taken. Starting out with a nice guitar drop-off, this is the kind of beat that goes through my head all day, I tap it on desks, tables, steering wheel... It's catchy and funky, and, by the way, I don't recommend tapping beats on other people, I learned that the hard way last night and ended up in a damp alley with nothing on me but a garbage can lid and some cabbage. :)



    WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SUPERMAN?
    By: Captain Freak & The Lunacycle Band
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Fuck yeah! Starts out with four beautiful descending tom-tom flams, then kicks off with a crash cymbal. There's a few dope loops to choose from here, but they’re all funky as hell with nice double-time hi-hat hits and great snare work.



    CAN I BE YOUR SQUEEZE?
    By: Chuck Carbo
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Deja Vu

    VERY funky, New Orleans groove from funky (though repetitive) Chuck Carbo. This has been used by DJ Greyboy and myself, but mine sounded better... :)



    CROSS & THE SWITCHBLADE THEME, THE
    By: Ralph Carmichael
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-05

            Original Album: The Cross & The Switchblade Soundtrack
            Comps: Drum Crazy 2

    From Dave's Records comes this real short, but funky one from a movie that sounds pretty damn funky itself. Ya' see, it's the touching (and poignant) story of a young kid (God, played by Ralph Macchio), who has to decide between saving the world or running with a biker gang (played by the New Kids on the Block). In the end, as we know, humanity is saved, and Ralph Macchio is crucified, which just goes to show you: maybe he should have chosen the biker gang instead. (Yeah yeah, I know, I'm goin' to Hell...) But seriouosly, Erik Estrada is in this movie…all the more reason to skip it and just get the soundtrack!



    KEEP ON DANCING, PART 2
    By: Alvin Cash
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Original Album: Single 45

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    OMEGA MAN
    By: Cash McCall
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Just a simple bass and snare loop, but sounds mighty tasty! Highly recommended by Dave's Records, so you know it's dope!



    STORIES [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Chakchas
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    This Part is just a nice, loud Shaft kinda hi-hat, with some nice, deep congas over it. This would be a nice addition to many other drumbeats, if you want some more percussion isht in the mix. There's an intro-fill into the next Part at the very end, so you may want to download both parts if you want ALL the pieces from Part 2, even if you're not interested in Part 1. Confused? Good, me too.



    STORIES [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Chakchas
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Like "Cookies", here's a good example of a very nice drumbreak that has the drums mixed waay too low and the congas (they're cool, don't get me wrong) mixed way-the-fuck too loud, completely drowning out the funky drums except for the hi-hat. I don't know what to say, it brings tears to my eyes, skillet. Oh, my bad, I forgot I was fixin' some chopped onions (my favorite poverty main dish) for dinner (I'm on a tight budget, and onions were on sale today). Yumm, nothin' like fresh-chopped raw onions, lightly salted, with a dash of onion skin. And I'm living in half a soggy refrigerator box in someone's dumpster, I hope the garbage men don't come again tomorrow morning...that hurt last time. :)



    FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH
    By: Cher
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

    A swing beat, with just shakers, bass drum, and hi hat. Nice weird finger-chime sounding thing makes it really unique and possibly a nice addition to a track.



    I'M A MAN
    By: Chicago
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-24

    Just a weird little percussion break from a Chicago album. It features a shaker, a clave, and maybe a guiro? Just real short...kinda unique, though, so it caught my ear.



    HOUSE OF THE RISING FUNK
    By: Chubukos
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.20

    This one's got some of that funky bongo action, too, but this one is probably the least annoying of all the bongo grooves. In fact, you may not even notice them at all. I like this beat, though, and since I'm such a nice guy, and since I'm so funky-to-the-core, I even threw in a nice little fill at the end for you. Now you can have your fill and eat it, too.



    BOTH EYES OPEN
    By: Billy Clarke
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    A nice little snare fill introduces this one, then a single ride hit lets you know it's about to drop. A fast, hot little loop, almost exactly like a faster version of Jimmy McGriff's "The Worm".



    LOUISIANA BLUES
    By: Climax Blues Band
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Lot Of Bottle ('70)
            Comps: Sack Of Soul v.?

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    MOLE ON THE DOLE
    By: Climax Blues Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-25

            Original Album: Rich Man

    Slow simple one, but those are always the best, aren't they? Very vibrant highs on the hi-hat and snare, and a relatively high bass drum. Cool band…John Cuffley on the set.



    BLACK-EYED BLUES
    By: Joe Cocker
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    Davisk strikes again, this time with an extremely slow, bassy loop that sneaks in a little bass guitar in the end (I know, I'm slippin' here). Anyway, this is a really nice loop with lotsa' bass, some ultra-quiet bongos, and a totally chilled-out vibe.



    RIDE SALLY RIDE
    By: Dennis Coffey
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.18

    Very interesting and unique. Starts out with a fill and then goes into this percussioney (differently tuned cowbells? Or maybe agogos?) break.



    SCORPIO [ENTIRE BREAK]
    By: Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Evolution
            Comps: Kurtis Blow Presents The History of Rap vol.1

    Here's the entire 50-second break…



    SCORPIO [MAIN LOOP]
    By: Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Evolution
            Comps: Kurtis Blow Presents The History of Rap vol.1

    You'll remember this one from "Bust A Move" by Young MC. Now he's Old MC, but this beat still kicks. This one's so pumped-up and pulsing, it's like the Frugal Gourmet at a Boy Scouts meeting...god DAMN, that's a scary image.



    SON OF SCORPIO
    By: Dennis Coffey
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.6

    Take a Coffey Break, another one with bongos-a-plenty. But this one has weird bongos, so at least it's a little different, and a nice intro fill, too. As you would imagine, it's somewhat similar to Scorpio, but it's inferior, because it's just the Son Of... It's hard to compare to Scorpio, though, you will be pleased with this one. Updated 11-27-99 to include the whole 28-second break!



    RUNAWAY (I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING)
    By: Coke Escovedo
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.

    Slow with nice tambourine and bass drum. It's a goddamn duck-billed phat-a-pus! I think it's actually "(Runaway) I Wouldn't Change A Thing", but I put the second half in parentheses instead so it would alphabetize better.



    OOF (DO ANYTHING I WANT)
    By: Chuck Colbert
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

    Majorly chopped, you can still hear the remnants of the "OOF"s on each major snare hit, but it gives it a nice unique sound, though it's clear that it has been edited. Tough shit, though home run, because you'll download it and like it! There are children starving for breakbeats in Ethiopia, so eat up!



    HONKY TONK WOMAN
    By: The Collection
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Jammy sent me this Rolling Stones cover track, performed by the one and only Collection (didn't it sound like I knew who they were there? I don't). No cowbell in this mix, but a nice, prominent, metallic hi-hat and un-trebly, solid bass and snare hits. A good straight, normal beat for those of you who are into that; and a good crazy, swingy beat for those of you who are deaf.



    THINK
    By: Lyn Collins (Female Preacher)
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Think (About It)
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.16

    Oh, shnap! This is the joint! We've all heard this one before… I hadn't posted it before, since it had the screams in it, but fuck it. This loop is so goddamn phat, I couldn't NOT post it!! So, here it is, in all its screaming glory!



    THINK [TAMBOURINE ONLY]
    By: Lyn Collins (Female Preacher)
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Think (About It)
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.16

    We all know this track, right? Well, here's just the very, very unique tambourine loop from the middle.



    INQUISITION, THE
    By: Colosseum
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Jammy, Jammy, Jammy, where fore are't thou Jammy? Thou are't but an electronic acquiantance, a mere blip on the computer screen of life, yet you bring me such joy, such glee... God DAMN, you know what that means: getting sleepy! Well, I'll stick it out and perservere with the obligatory description: fast, very quiet, recorded a little hot, and with a nice low-tom fill at the end, unlike any I've heard before. Nice double-time hi-hat and one open hit, in case you're searching for one to use. That just about does it, then, see what you think, and I'll go get some ravioli and listen to some tunes.



    DYNAMITE [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Steve Colt
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This one's got some instrumentation over it, which is unlike the standard fare around here, but there's some tight drum shit goin' on here that I just had to share with y'all. A syncopated, Clyde Stubblefield sorta' beat here keeps the groove in between a nice guitar hit and some "UH!"s from Mr. Colt. Check Part 2 below for some great excerpts from later on in the song!



    DYNAMITE [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Steve Colt
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Here's a selection of drum clips from later on in the song, spliced together in my usual, seamless manner! :) Nice Steve Colt-isms in the background, and the same funky-ass drums as Part 1, but with more variety, a nice fill that I think I mighta' cut up to make, and twice the length. Great tune.



    ASSEMBLY LINE
    By: The Commodores
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Machine Gun
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.16

    The first half of this long break is a funky "Na Na Na Na"-sounding beat, very heavy, and with people screaming "Ho!" on the first beat of every measure (kind of annoying, but definitely funky). I like it a lot. The second half of this beat still has the "Ho"s every measure but is a lot more interesting and syncopated, kind of like a DJ Shadow remix of the first half. And there's a great, totally ahead-of-tempo 1-2-3-4 countdown at the end that just emphasizes how excited these people were when they recorded this: so much so that they had to scream "Ho" about 50 times and then mess up the end of a cool drum break because they just couldn't wait to get to that next measure!! :)



    PUBLIC ANIMAL #9
    By: Alice Cooper
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: School's Out

    This is probably my favorite beat in this batch [originally posted 9-24-98] next to "New Heavenly Blue". The drums just sound awesome, that's the main thing. The beat isn't that innovative or something, but the drums just ring when homeboy hits 'em, and it makes me happy, man, happy: Happy to be an American, happy to be alive, and happy to have CoolEdit! If only Hitler could have heard this beat one time so long ago, perhaps we never would have had to sit through "Schindler's List"…



    GIMME SHELTER
    By: Ruth Copeland
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: I Am What I Am
            Comps: Self Portrait/I Am What I Am

    Here's the second funky break from the Ruth Copeland album, not alphabetically, but in the order I posted them. This one's nice, especially with the CUEd playlist that's setup in CoolEdit. It's like the opening drums in "Fortunate Son" by Credence, but without the bass playing over them. Very simple, with a nice fill that you could use elsewhere easily, and the kind of drums that are perfect for chopping or using as a basis for layering other samples.



    SUBURBAN FAMILY LAMENT
    By: Ruth Copeland
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: I Am What I Am
            Comps: Self Portrait/I Am What I Am

    This is one I heard about from raremusic.com, who always managed to come up with the obscure, choice funky shit. You'd never have guessed from their name, though, huh? Well, this is a break on a folky track off a folky album. I was hoping it would be a lot funkier, since Parliament was supposed to be doing backup, but it's fairly un-funky, as these things go. A very nice drumbeat, though, worth buying the CD for alone. The second half has a little muted guitar fuckin' 'round in the back, but it's mellow and unobtrusive, so I ain't e'en 'bout to complain. Plus there's a tight-ass fill at the end, very simple, but I love this fill, and all others like it. Simple, yet funky. As the world should be, am I wrong? Nice one, thanks Raremusic! Now if I could just get you to sell me your copy of "Who Got The Number" by B.Y. & The Turnettes…



    HAPPY SOUL (WITH A HOOK)
    By: Dave Cortez & the Moon People
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This one was suggested by Erock. This one's a nice fast groover that makes you wanna' get up and scream, "I'm Black and I'm Proud!" But you probably shouldn't do that. You're not black... To paraphrase the words of Erock, "...like 'Tighten Up'; this one's basically a version of this song with organ instead of vocals. (Dyke & the Blazers also do a version of 'Tighten Up' with a breakbeat)." There ya' go, beat mining tips and 411 from a guy who knows his shit.



    SUZIE Q
    By: Creedence Clearwater Revival
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - A couple different parts spliced together since the beginning has a nice hall effect and then it fades out.



    FAIRY TALES [FILL ONLY]
    By: The Crusaders
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Images [Blue Thumb, '78]
            Comps: Way Back Home [box set]

    This is probably the smallest file on this whole site… I like this little fill, though, it's that classic "ba-dum-dum" kind of lead-in. Very cool. However, it's off of the "Images" ablum, which is available in quintuplicate at any garage sale, any time, any day for a nickel. :( That's right, it's not their best album…



    MACH 1
    By: Ray Davies & His Funky Trumpet
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Comps: Sound Spectrum

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Fast and furious with all da' cymbal you can handle, hombre!



    I CAN'T STOP PART [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: John Davis & The Monster Orchestra
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Here's one I ain't heard of before, thanks to Drusca, the patna'-man! A little fast one here, snare-wise, with a metronome-like hi-hat that keeps the shit chugging along and sets off the snare work nicely. Check Part 2 below for more...



    I CAN'T STOP PART [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: John Davis & The Monster Orchestra
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Part 2 of this Drusca-submission is similar to Part 1, but without the fancy snarework. It's just a simpler, more standard loop, so in case you liked the drum-sounds in Part 1, check this one and throw 'em together for pure percussion ecstacy! (?)



    SPANISH KEY
    By: Miles Davis
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Check this one for seriously high-pitched bass drum. I don't know what the drummer was thinking, but he's about to bust that head by the sound of it! Erock sent me this one, just so you'll know who to thank when you download it and drool all over your new shoes.



    SWEET AS FUNK CAN BE
    By: Dells
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Original Album: Sweet As Funk Can Be

    Submitted by Erock, this is a great one from an album he claims is easy to find...nope. Still want the album, still can't find it! Good, unique beat with good tonality, light open hi-hats on every major snare hit, but not cumbersome. Moves along nice and definitely is sweet as funk can be.



    SEPTEMBER 13
    By: Deodato
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Prelude

    Awesome cut with Billy Cobham on the skins. The second half is more crazy, with latin percussion up in 'nere!



    SEPTEMBER 13 (LIVE)
    By: Deodato
    File Format: Hi-Res MP2 - good
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS, .mp2-compressed file!



    WEST 42ND STREET
    By: Deodato
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Whirlwinds ('74)

    This loop is nice! Great sounding drums with a chill bongo/conga loop over it. Nice bass, snare, hi-hat…it's all nice!



    WHY DOES LOVE GOT TO BE SO SAD? [LIVE]
    By: Derek & The Dominos
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Derek And The Dominos In Concert ['73]

    This track is really noisy, since it was recorded live at a concert, but it's one of my favorite drum loops anyway. The ride cymbal is mellow and just keeps it all moving, while James Gordon (the drumma man) throws in some really effective open hi-hat hits to keep it fresh. Very funky, and if you clean it up a little, it'll kick major ass. Tips: layer a nice bass drum hit over all the current ones, EQ out some of the mud, and add some treble.



    YOU'RE GETTING A LITTLE TOO SMART
    By: Detroit Emeralds
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Unknown, On LP, NOT SINGLE
            Comps: Red Hot Beats

    This is often mistakenly credited as the beat from the 45-SINGLE version of "Funky Worm". However, many beatheads suspect that Westbound Records just spliced this beat onto the beginning of this song from "You're Getting a Little Too Smart" by the Detroit Emeralds (from the ALBUM version (not the single) of that song, also on Westbound). (YES, it's confusing.) If you listen to the Detroit Emeralds track, you can hear that the drums stay the same and sound indentical throughout the entire track… In any case, this is one of those "gotta' have it" beats that you hear everywhere constantly and never get sick of. If this beat were any funkier and phatter, they'd have to re-name it Dom DeLouise. Hardcore bass, hi-hat, and snare, all you could ever ask for in a drum loop. Another beat you gotta' get on wax or CD. If not, go to your room and sit in the corner until you decide to buy it! Anyone care to donate a copy of the "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" album? Please...?



    HIT AND MISS
    By: Bo Diddley
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.5

    Is it "Hit And Miss" or "Hit Or Miss"? Do you care? I'm just curious, so if you know, share the wealth, homey. This is another one that's fully CUEd for CoolEdit, with an intro fill and a couple parts up in 'nere. It's got that funky bongo action goin', that seems to be the trend with this batch of breaks, but who are you to complain? They're all free! So, I'm not all that hot on this one, but it is nice, as are almost all drums. I kinda' wish I had sampled the crazy "la la la la" part that comes in after the drums, that's the best part of the whole song: totally retarded. :)



    PILLAR TO POST
    By: Dog Soldier
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Dog Soldier

    I love this beat! Really low bass drum and nice sounding set. This is a longish break, but it's worth the download.



    THIEVES & ROBBERS
    By: Dog Soldier
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Dog Soldier

    PHAT PHAT PHAT!!!! If you ever see this album for sale, grab it. This bass drum is like buttah! It's lower than a midget in the Grand Canyon… it's deeper than…well, it's deeper than a midget in the Grand Canyon as well. :) Definitely download this one, and check the double-time hi-hat on this slow, deliberate groover. Very noisy thanks to the flea market, but I ain't complainin'.



    ALLIGATOR BOOGALOO [PART 1 OF 4]
    By: Lou Donaldson
    Drums: Idris Muhammad
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Scorpion: Live At The Cadillac Club

    Here's a classic break courtesy of Leo Morris, A.K.A Idris Muhammad. Seems like this cat played on every single Blue Note album between 1967 and 1971, and that's good news, because Idris is largely the key to why those albums are all so damn funky. This track features the man working out on the set in a nice syncopated beat, with a nice live room sound (it was recorded live at the Cadillac Club). You just can't fade Idris, so I gave you three whopping clips and a phat solo break. See below for lots more.



    ALLIGATOR BOOGALOO [PART 2 OF 4]
    By: Lou Donaldson
    Drums: Idris Muhammad
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Scorpion: Live At The Cadillac Club

    Another funky clip from this master drummer…



    ALLIGATOR BOOGALOO [PART 3 OF 4]
    By: Lou Donaldson
    Drums: Idris Muhammad
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Scorpion: Live At The Cadillac Club

    The third of the small clips, this one's like part one but without the screaming. Next up's the solo.



    ALLIGATOR BOOGALOO [PART 4 OF 4]
    By: Lou Donaldson
    Drums: Idris Muhammad
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Scorpion: Live At The Cadillac Club

    This is a few parts from the solo toward the end of the song. It's a great solo, because it just keeps going on and on and on...so there's lots to grab and use. There's a few pieces cut together here that I thought you'd like. Check this album, though, for some classic Idris Muhammad riffs (and classic Lou Donaldson as well).



    ODE TO BILLY JOE
    By: Lou Donaldson
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Blue Break Beats vol.3

    Basically, this is a pretty hoopty drumbeat. Don't take me wrong, it has been sampled a lot and sounded cool, but as it is, it's kinda'...well, different. It's one of a kind, though, that's for sure, ain't no other beat like it. It kinda' takes that "Theme From The Planets" snare drum shit and just rolls with it...literally. I can't diss Idris, though, he 'da man, and this is a tight beat, I'm just fuckin' around. I think it sounds really good in lo-res, better than the original sounds, but here's the hi-res, by popular demand.



    TURTLE WALK
    By: Lou Donaldson
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    IDRIS! Moving along through Lou Donaldson's musical safari of funky wildlife, we come now to the petting zoo, where you'll find the funkiest turtle you ever saw. It's whole job is just to sit there all day and let little motherfuckers climb all over it like jack-asses. Same thing with this beat, except instead of letting little motherfuckers climb all over it like jack-asses, it fucks like a mother and jacks asses, baby, yeah! Man, am I weird, I even surprise myself with this shit sometimes... Anyway, this is a fast beat with LOTS of snare and tom hits scrunched into a small space, puntuated by a couple bass drum hits from a bass drum that sounds like it is being mic'd by a Sony My-First-Walkman Microphone or something...Fisher Price maybe. The second half of the beat has lots more accents and creativity, but, at its core, based on the same basic underlying rhythmic principles upon which the prior was based. I like this one more, but it's too busy to use for a main loop over and over, unless you're a mother-fucking, ass-jacking, funky giant sea turtle or something.



    RIO
    By: The Doobie Brothers
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: Takin' It To The Streets ('76)

    Here's what Sonic has to say about this one:
    "Here it is...I'm giving you the whole she-bang. Starts with just the drums, and then a groovy conga comes in. Both are panned to the right and left (this is the 70's ...you know), so it's possible to pull them apart and do whatever with them...I can't believe this beat hasn't been plundered by a zillion people. I think it's a great loop."



    GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN
    By: Lee Dorsey
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Single; Great Googa Mooga?

    As heard in "Just a Friend" by the Biz. That guy's a freak, but damn he's got some tight samples.



    I CAN'T GET AWAY
    By: Lee Dorsey
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Another Dorsey groove from my main Dorsey source, Drusca. This is a standard swing beat, but the snare is REALLY metallic and nice, in case you want to snatch it up and plop it into another loop or something. Not that there's anything wrong with this beat as-is, but just that...well, there's something wrong with it. :)



    LOVER WAS BORN, A [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Lee Dorsey
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Drusca DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    LOVER WAS BORN, A [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Lee Dorsey
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Drusca DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    WORKING IN THE COAL MINE
    By: Lee Dorsey
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Drusca DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    TAKE OFF YOUR MAKEUP
    By: Lemont Dozier
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.25

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Is this the correct title, I mean is Makeup one word, two words, or hyphenated? And it IS Lemont Dozier, right? Damn, I'm clueless!



    BROADWAY COMBINATION
    By: Dyke & The Blazers
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Nice, simple, and hardcore one from this lesbian biker gang. Did I get your attention there? Good, now put on your thinking caps, because this will require your full attention. "Dyke" is a derogatory term, and I don't EVER want to hear you use it again! Instead, try, lesbo, butch, carpet-licker... Um, I'll just move along before I get arrested or something...Okay, nice tight drums here, with a pingy sound (you ever try describing 200 drum loops before, it's hard to be original after awhile!), and fast. You'll probably want to slow these down a bit if you're gonna' use them for anything (which you should), but they're nice as they are. Another sound file submitted by the always-generous, omniscient Erock.



    LET A WOMAN BE A WOMAN
    By: Dyke & The Blazers
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Lee Michaels
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.17

    This is an extremely hardcore beat, very unique sounding drums, and would be a chore to mix into a nice track. I really like this beat, though, so I took the time to chop it a little for you so it'd loop well. I didn't fuck it up, don't worry!! Enjoy!



    FUNKY MUSIC IS THE THING
    By: The Dynamic Corvettes
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.4

    Here's a great uptempo cowbell-havin' happy drumbreak from a crazy screaming kind of song. They musta' been having a phat party when they recorded this shit...I always wonder how they get the cows to play the cowbells so well...Tequila?



    THOSE SHOES [FILL ONLY]
    By: The Eagles
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Long Run ['79]

    Think big! Think loud! Now turn that volume UP!! No, it's not all THAT, but it's a cool, loud, straight, fast rock fill. :)



    EVERYTHING IS EVERYTHING
    By: Earth, Wind & Fire
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: The Need Of Love

    Groovy, baby! Shaker shaker shaker! I think every piece of percussion these cats own is getting used here… Nice loop, definitely funky.



    DON'T BRING ME DOWN
    By: Electric Light Orchestra
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Discovery ('79)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Very nice big, loud one, extremely similar to the Sgt. Pepper's Reprise with the cool shaker-sounding percussion along with the hi-hat.



    CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP
    By: Elektrik Cokernut
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: Go Moog [Smash Hits Moog Style]

    Dan sez: "A break from the LP "Go Moog! [smash hits moog style]", a record full of bad songs played on a bunch of moogs." I like this one, it's simple, but possibly usable.



    WHOLE THING
    By: El Shobey & Co.
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    This is an incredibly dope break! It starts out a little uneven (the two drummers don't start exactly together…), but then it just jams! It's a slow groove with some (I think) timbales goin' off on this simple funky pattern, with a shaker going the whole time…all this over a funky trap kit loop. Definitely the bomb, and with a dope fill at the end!



    LETTERS FROM THE FRONT
    By: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Love Beach
            Comps: Drum Crazy 1

    A TOTAL rip-off of "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin, but entirely without the fluidity and groove of the latter. Honestly, it sounds like a half-assed attempt to copy the beat directly without delay effects, but rather by playing each of the delayed hits, and this just don't cut it. I'm sure this is a cool beat, but not if you've heard "Levee". This is from ELP's "Love Beach" album, and shows, to me, the band in its bad years. They had previously released awesome records with innovative ideas and themes, including a mind-blowing pipe organ solo and oft-imitated drum solo in "The Three Fates". You'll have to pardon my harshness on this one, but this beat is merely a cheap imitation by a once-pioneering band that was just starting to lose it here...sorry, that's just my opinion: deal.



    543
    By: Entrance
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Highly recommended by Dave's Records, so you know it's dope!



    RUBBER DUCKIE
    By: Ernie & His Rubber Duckie
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Sesame Street Fever

    This one's really fast and very odd. I grabbed it off of a Sesame Street album. If you slow it down to about 125-130%, though, it's actually kinda phat! Weird… Features Richard Crooks on set & George Devons on percussion, if it matters…



    DAP WALK
    By: Ernie & The Top Notes
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

    GREAT, live-sounding drums that ring! Great! Here's an obscure little groover with a fast tempo and some crazy drums that refuse to calm down, just like me. Over 8 seconds total, with a damn nice funky fill at the end. Check it and thank the lord for Ernie & The Top Notes…



    THINK
    By: Esquires Now
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: Trippin': The Groove Merchant Compilation

    6.426 seconds of pure funk fo' ya' ears. It's one of those beats that sounds better in lo-res, for some mystical reason... Anyhoo, here's another wicked track from a Luv 'N Haight comp ("Trippin'"), and we all know this was a James Brown joint originally, so you know there's potential already. Some nice weird percussion shit in the background, other than that, nice tight drums with some serious kick.



    GROOVY WORLD
    By: The Fabulous Caprices
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Weird! This is an oddball loop that I'm putting up just because it's a drum loop, sorta, technically, kinda'. I'm dissing it too hard, it's not all Corky-retarded or something, but it's almost like Oompa-loompa-disabled-equivalent, but a couple steps above "Thank you for the help that I like it", yet a step or two below "I was runn-ning!" Got it? Confused? Me, too, move along Lieutenant Dan…



    FEEL GOOD
    By: Fancy
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Wild Thing

    This beat is PHATT, PHATT, PHATT! This one was featured sped-up on a Drum Crazy album, but I haven't found the track yet. This beat is so nice, I just used it in a track I'm working on, and it really worked out great. Nice use of the open hi-hat/bass drum combination, as you'll hear and recognize as a standard funk trademark, and a bass drum that somehow sounds punchy slow or fast. VERY usable, and highly recommended, even for chopping or speeding WAY up...more below. This beat's of off Fancy's "Wild Thing" album, which I just gave away to Dave, since I'm such a nice guy (and since he's given me so much over the years, and he's the man, and you should go to his site and buy LOTS of stuff there and be happy forever). That's the problem with friendship, it makes you do nice shit all the time! That's cool, though, I'm just playin'. This track has this delish fill in the beginning with these awesome, full-sounding toms (easily sampleable as drum pieces), then has some cymbal crashes. (I can't believe I said "delish" before...)



    BEGGAR MAN
    By: Fanny
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Rock & Roll Survivors

    Here's the first of 3 beats in this batch off the "Rock and Roll Survivors" album by Fanny. This one, as do the others, features Brie Howard bangin' away in a swing-type groove. I don't know how useful this beat will be to you for hip-hop production, but it's got a nice bass drum, and it's the best beat off that album. Too bad the woman's named after some cheese…



    I'VE HAD IT
    By: Fanny
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Rock & Roll Survivors

    Here's the cheese-mistress again, eight on the floor, and cowbell in tow. This beat is pretty bad, too, but here it is anyway, from a pretty bad girl-group that seems to be kind of a predecessor to Heart or something... Heart was waay better than these chicks, and you should see the album, they be ugly! Man, sorry about that, that was really un-90s of me, and I would like to apologize personally to Fanny for that... but I can't, because it's true. : )!!



    LONG DISTANCE LOVER
    By: Fanny
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Rock & Roll Survivors

    Here's probably the best of the three beats from the "Rock and Roll Survivors" album. Well, it's probably a tie with "Beggar Man". This one could be put to good use and redeemed somehow. BUT, don't think that Fanny or the cheese-bitch concocted this all on their own, because I had to step in and fix it up for you. It was a tragedy when I found it: it had this REALLY annoying triangle that came in all the time, for no apparent reason other than to completely sodomize the whole beat, so I edited it out with CoolEdit. So here's the exclusive M.C. Whyte Mark-Ass Bitch remix of this once-weak beat, completely transformed into something a young white man could be proud of. Fanny should ashamed...a triangle, of all things!



    UPON THIS ROCK [PART 1 OF 3]
    By: Joe Farrell
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-26

            Original Album: Upon This Rock ('74)
            Comps: Drum Crazy 2; CTI Sampler: Masters of the Saxophone

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Main Loop, no hi hat



    UPON THIS ROCK [PART 2 OF 3]
    By: Joe Farrell
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-26

            Original Album: Upon This Rock ('74)
            Comps: Drum Crazy 2; CTI Sampler: Masters of the Saxophone

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Second Loop - Very cool swing hi-hat



    UPON THIS ROCK [PART 3 OF 3]
    By: Joe Farrell
    File Format: Hi-Res MP2 - good
    Uploaded: 1999-04-26

            Original Album: Upon This Rock ('74)
            Comps: Drum Crazy 2; CTI Sampler: Masters of the Saxophone

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - mp2-compressed solo



    KEEP ON BROTHER, KEEP ON
    By: Fatback
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This is a song about the comraderie of siblinghood, a song about being hassled by "the man," and a song about enjoying life. It is only fitting that these drums relay those same messages to me, only instead of actually speaking the english language, they say "boom" and "tap". Um, I mean, like, the "boom" part is like, saying, "Keep on", and the "tap" part is, like, saying, um, like, "brother", or something... I mean, that's what I hear them saying, at least, like...when I'm tired. Anyway, a little uneven tempo-wise, but you've come to expect that around here, right? Who cares, let's overlook that and just listen to the drums, who very clearly say, "boom" and "tap"…



    FATBACKIN'
    By: Fatback Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Okay, you got some slightly muffled drums, some muffled funky cowbell action, and some people talkin' smack at each other (party style, baby). Also, there's some flute in the mother, so you can pretend to be One Lone-ly Beas-tie and hook it up into a phat track with lots of nasally white-boy rap over it. What am I on? This beat is nice, even though it's subtle and gots the party-smack, flute-smack, and cowbell-smack up in the mix. That's a lotta' sweet, honey smack if you ask me, dig it? Ribbit…



    I DON'T MIND
    By: Fat Mattress
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-07

            Original Album: Fat Mattress

    From their self-titled album, this is really a scraping-the-bottom-of-the-barrel beat...one that I probably shouldn't have bothered to put up here... Well, that aside, this beat is really useless, the drums are all muddy sounding and shitty. The beat itself sucks, too, I mean, it's unusable. Don't download it. Really the only reason I put this beat up here is so that people would see that I have a Fat Mattress album, which is honestly pretty pathetic. My favorite track is "Petrol Pump Assistant". It's about an alien that comes to Earth and tries to befriend a gasoline pump, unsuccessfully. Groovy, huh?



    BE BOP BOOGIE
    By: Hilton Felton
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    I heard this one for the first time recently, and it blew me away. And I'm a heavy-set person, so it takes quite a lot to blow me anywhere. Back to the beat, though... This one may seem deceptively commonplace at first, but if you turn it up a little, you'll hear that it fu*kin' grooves as hard as Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office. Check it out, and worship me for sharing it with you.



    DON'T CHANGE YOUR LOVE
    By: The 5 Stairsteps with Cubie
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.25

    Hip Hop Hooray. What more need I say? Peace & Chillitude to Dave'sRecords for straightening me out with this one.



    PAPA MOMMA ROMPER STOMPER
    By: Sir Paul "Raggedy" Flagg
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Single (with "Shoo Fly Pie")

    From the 45-rpm featured on www.raremusic.com comes this song about Mom & Pops doin' tha naaasty!! YUCK! I chopped this shit a little bit, but didn't alter the underlying beat, ya know? So don't you worry, it's still got all the naaastiness of the original, and you can still fulfill your disgusting, incestuous desires from the privacy of your own computer. I can't believe that I've become a purveyor of smut...I'm such a whore! Anyway, nice beat here, good soul tune, hard drums, choppable, and all the free incest you can handle! What more could you ask for? (Besides live streaming video...)



    HOMEWARD BOUND
    By: Fleetwood Mac
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-26

            Original Album: Bare Trees

    Very similar to the Rolling Stones' Honky Tonk Woman. Got the cowbell and alla'dat! Nice one from a band I used to dislike…they're starting to look like the Sons of Champlin now, how many beats they've got! Thanks goes out again to Dave's Records for alerting me to Fleetwood Mac's secret dopeness…



    PROVE YOUR LOVE
    By: Fleetwood Mac
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-25

            Original Album: Heroes Are Hard To Find
            Comps: Fun With Drums

    This is a supremely phat beat. Really full bass drum hits, slow and simple. It's fuckin' awesome. Actually, it's embarassing to say, but this whole album is kinda' tight. Yeah yeah, I know, I'm like SO white! This beat appeared in mystery mode on the "Fun With Drums" compilation. Thanks to Dave's Records for cluin' me in on this one! (Does anyone know how to spell "cluing"? Clueing…?)



    GAME OF LOVE, THE
    By: Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Game Of Love
            Comps: Several "Best Of" comps…

    Davisk's arsenal of beats knows no bounds! Here's one he sent me about 5 months ago (aren't you glad you're not paying me for this?) that I am just now getting up here. This is a REALLY BIG (sounding) beat, with crash cymbal hits on every beat and echo like it was recorded in the BatCave (TM) or something. Nice, though, definitely, because it's a drum loop!



    OH WHAT A NIGHT
    By: The Four Seasons
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - The classic 1975 discoey tune that's at the same time revoltingly stupid and uncomfortably likeable…



    JUDY IN DISGUISE
    By: John Fred & The Playboys
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Judy In Disguise ('68)
            Comps: Several "Best of" comps…

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Nice faster one, very simple with great solid drums that pack a punch.



    IT'S THE JBS MONAURAIL (IT'S NOT THE EXPRESS) PART 1
    By: Fred & The New JBs
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: James Brown's Funky People

    Just a double-time hi-hat loop by itself for you to layer. Note: the song is actually called "(It's Not The Express) It's The JBs Monaurail (Part 1)", but I can't start it with a parenthesis or it won't alphabetize correctly.



    SCORPIO
    By: Johnny Frigo Sextet
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Trippin': The Groove Merchant Compilation

    This bass drum is like a TR808 or something. I don't know off-hand when it was recorded, but it sounds electronically enhanced (like the "Love's Theme" break). And if you slow this one down, you get bass that's so low and phat, you could literally destroy your speakers, so be careful! Unless you have Cerwin-Vegas, then do whatever you want! :)



    TEQUILA
    By: Wynder K. Frog
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Out Of The Frying Pan

    From the "Out of the Frying Pan" LP. I think I chopped this one a bit, so whatchu' gone' do 'bout it! Nice lively drum break with some excited exclamatories in the background. Also features cowbell and hand-clapping - you know what it sounds like without even downloading it, huh? :)



    GOOD OLD MUSIC [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Funkadelic
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

            Original Album: Funkadelic
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol. 8

    Extremely famous beat, and one of the best ones around. This is some extreme funkiness right here, and I'll be posting a cleaner sample of it as soon as I can. You really have to hear this one to believe it, because it's all about the sound of the drum set, which is so damn open and live. Very very awesome beat, and this is a long clip from the beginning if this track, featuring one of the (or THE) coolest fills of all time! Sampled by Us3 and many others (Dave's Records had a PHAT-ASS loops with this before, but now it's gone…) Note: 64Kbits/sec. mono.



    GOOD OLD MUSIC [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Funkadelic
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

            Original Album: Funkadelic
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol. 8

    More funk for the folks. This clip is much shorter, and has some bleed-through of the bass. However, it's still funky as hell, and worth the couple seconds to download. :) Note: 64Kbits/sec. mono.



    I BET YOU
    By: Funkadelic
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Submitted by Erock, submitter of submitters, submitter to the stars, so submissive he stunt-doubles in porno bondage films on the weekend. Whoah, you guessed it, it's gettin' late! And once again, that pillow is just lookin' so fine! NO! FOCUS! People's lives depend on you to acurately describe these drum beats, boy! Snap out of it, your country is relying on you! Okay, okay, I'll describe, I'll describe! This one's for the Gipper! Okay, meanwhile, in sanity-land... This beat is a short, loopable snippet with some deep, rich drums, and bass hits with every snare hit, great reverb that would phatten up a mix, and a chill open hi-hat that gangsterizes the shit out of it all just fo' kicks. It's only 59K, for chrissakes, download it! You'll thank me later, if you can make it to later through this progressively incoherent insanity...



    JOYFUL PROCESS, A
    By: Funkadelic
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

            Original Album: America Eats Its Young

    Sounds similar to "Planets Theme" by Dexter Wansel… nice drums, but a lot of clavinet instrumentation bled through from the other channel, so it's somewhat soiled. Check it, though, the instrumentation sounds interesting since it's all reverbey and barely audible. :) Note: This file contains 2 separate breaks strung together; 64Kbits/sec mono.



    YOU'LL LIKE IT, TOO
    By: Funkadelic
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-08-11

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.2

    Starts out with a really nice fill, then goes into a kinda weird, discoey beat. It's nice, and it's definitely unique, but I couldn't really see myself using it for anything. Perhaps it's my just lack of vision, but then again, maybe it's my complete irreverence and utter lack of respect for art. The fill is great, though, and of course, the whole thing's all CUEd for you.



    BOWLEGS
    By: Funk, Inc.
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Thanks to Erock, I'm throwin' another nice one your way here. Fast, simple, recorded a little too hot, and very versatile for your own uses. Not too much to say here, I've never even heard this song, so I'll just shut the fuck up.



    CHICKEN LICKIN'
    By: Funk, Inc.
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Davisk strikes again, here's another one from his archives, a nice one with some vibrant treble and krayzee bongos, and lotsa' insanity. Naw, it's not all that insane, but I'm in a weird mood, and I run this here place, so what I say goes!



    I'M GONNA' LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE BABE
    By: Funk, Inc.
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-08-26

            Original Album: Superfunk

    This one's fuckin' awesome: great reverb, nice open sounding drums… Very very funky, and some subtle bongo action kickin' it old school in the background. Sweet! Vinnie, this one's for you…



    KOOL IS BACK
    By: Funk, Inc.
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    I can't stress this one enough! It starts out with one of the coolest, if not the coolest, "hit" sound, and then the drum beat...oh, the drum beat. This beat is so Phat that if it had to wear a belt, it would be size equator... This beat is so phat, that Richard Simmons wouldn't even try to help it. But that's good for us, because that guy gives me the creeps, and he better stay the fuck out the ghetto! Download this beat immediately: every minute you delay is another minute you could be enlightened!



    SMOKIN' AT TIFFANY'S [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Funk, Inc.
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Original Album: Hangin' Out ('73)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    SMOKIN' AT TIFFANY'S [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Funk, Inc.
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Hangin' Out ('73)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Part 2 featuers a lot of cool bongo play and has a nice crisp sound - lots of higher mid. Cymbal crashes every measure.



    STREET TALK [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Funky Constellation
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 2000-08-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol. 8

    Notes by Davisk: "Street Talk is by Funky Constellation. The song was the 2nd of 3 songs on the ASide of UB&B Vol.8. It actually has 3 breaks, but the one I've labelled as Street Talk 1 is repeated again later in the song, which runs for 10 and a half minutes. It's one of my least favourite songs on the UB&B series, and the breaks are not anything to write home about (if you listen to the actual song, you'll notice that the drummer and the percussionist (who plays a cowbell in one break and a "Mardi Gras"-like bell on the other break) are not very well in synch, which I find annoying."



    STOP & CHECK YOURSELF
    By: The Garnet Mims
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    Very high bass drum, and prominent hi-hat. This is prime shit, with a unique sound that will definitely make your track jam. Highly recommended.



    TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: The Ghetto Children
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Nice fast one, recorded poorly and sampled from some scratchy-ass vinyl… But you don't mind, do you? Starts off with a quick little snare fill and then rocks through a busy funk pattern (I suspect this one would sound really nice slowed down a bit). If you listen REALLY carefully with good headphones, you can hear a little agogo riff running through the background… Try it, you'll like it…



    TRY IT, YOU'LL LIKE IT [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: The Ghetto Children
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Here's another loop from the end of the same track… By this time, the drummer has progressed to ride cymbal. Other features include an out-of-place guiro hit, some crazy conga shit, and a "what's up" right in the middle of it all… I give this loop a 1 out of 5 stars, but I'm a dick…



    QUEEN OF DOWNS
    By: Giant
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Comps: Status Breaks v.1

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    ROCK & ROLL PART 2
    By: Gary Glitter
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: Disco One

    Swing loop with lots of bass drum and some "Uh!". Pretty gay, but at the same time uncomfortably attractive…



    THINGS THAT I USED TO DO, THE
    By: G Love & Special Sauce
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

    Extremely phat break, featuring a ringy snare drum with nice triplets. Extremely talented drummer, whoever this is… Swings, rocks, and gets down. Note: 11KHz, 8bit, mono.



    UPSTAIRS ON BOSTON ROAD PART 2
    By: Sammy Gordon & The Hiphuggers
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    No, your eyes did not deceive you, this is Part 2, and there is no Part 1 here. The Part 2 is actually part of the actual title of the actual song, not my own little creation. So, on to the task at hand. This is one of my favorite beats on this page (and another one that I first heard on raremusic.com). It's nice, with some party-smack-talkin' in the background (check out "Hey, who's that drummin' on the cowbell, man?") and some (surprise surprise) cowbell. It's nice, though, extremely oppressive, phallic, and inappropriately forward in its sexual advances like...well, you think of an analogy, the best one written-in goes right here. Okay, I know the suspense is killing you, the answer is Clarence Thomas. The beat, though, is awesome, and I looped it in a really unique way for you: I looped it at 10 beats, that way you can hear the whole thing through twice without it repeating the same pattern, and you can pick which parts you like best. Maybe that's confusing, but loop it and you'll see what I mean. The starting point the first time around is different from the starting point the second time around, as the listener perceives it. I'm such a fuckin' innovator!



    MULE
    By: Gov't Mule
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Gov't Mule (Relativity Recordings, '95)

    A nice loop with a killer snare! Feature Matt Abts on the kit.



    JAM, THE [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Graham Central Station
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

    This is the first part of this famous break, which has some craziness with clave, and a little drum machine snare roll… The second part kicks ass, this part is so-so… Updated 12/17/2000 to hi-res ADPCM (original file submitted by Davisk)



    JAM, THE [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Graham Central Station
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

    BEAUTIFUL! We all know this one, right? Well here it is, all CUEd up for you (thanks, David!) and sounding great. Updated 12/17/2000 to hi-res ADPCM (original file submitted by Davisk)



    YOU AND LOVE ARE THE SAME
    By: The Grassroots
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.24

    This song is weird, it sounds like a Monkey's song or something, and then in the middle, all of a sudden, this beat busts out, and it's like - bladow! I was surprised. Seriously. In fact, I think I may have soiled myself, I feel damp... Dude, I'm tired as hell, so you'll just have to excuse me, it's almost 1:00am, and I have one more beat to write about, so you'll have to pardon me and just download this one and review it yo' damn self. It's a small one, very simple, and phat (and almost fits into the white-boy rock drum category, but not quite). In the words of Jim Carrey, "I like it a lot".



    I'M GLAD YOU'RE MINE
    By: Al Green
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

    Here's a nice unique one with some very cool rim hits. This and "Sneakin' In The Back" may be the only two of that kind on this page, actually. Rim hits are so chill, you gotta' love 'em. Peep this funkaccino thanks to (surprise surprise) Erock. Updated 12/17/2000 to CUEd ADPCM (original file submitted by Erock).



    FLIP
    By: Jesse Green
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats v.7

    This is a really long one, and if you're into disco with the occasional timbale thrown in, then this is right up your alley. Your alley is weird, though, truth be known. Anyway, it starts off with a 3-beat fill (how annoying) and then goes into a cool discoey groove, with said occasional timbale hit, finally climaxing in a fast 4-beat fill that's weirder than Dennis Rodman. Why didn't I CUE the whole thing for you? Because I'm too damn tired and lazy.



    PENGUIN PART 2
    By: Jesse Gresham PLUS 3
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: 45rpm single on the Jewell label (1965)

    Nice weird little loop. Very obscure I'm told…



    TENOR MAN
    By: The Greyboy Allstars
    Drums: Zak Najor
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: West Coast Boogaloo

    Here's the Greyboy Allstars' drummer, Zak Najor, bangin' away. This boy can fuckin' play…unfortunately, they always mix his drums into the fucking ground so you can't hear them. Either that, or he plays with toothpicks or something… In any case, this ish is phat, and you can hear the style right here.



    ZULU STOMP
    By: Steve Grossman
    File Format: Hi-Res MP2 - good
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Some Shapes To Come

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - mp2-compressed from 1.7MB, really long awesome break.



    NO TIME
    By: The Guess Who
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: American Woman

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    FANTASY
    By: Johnny Hammond
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Really cool one from Harvey Mason, two parts fully CUEd for CoolEdit's Playlist feature.



    PALM GREASE
    By: Herbie Hancock
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Thrust

    Here's the Funky Headhunter, Mike Clark, goin' at it again, givin' Stubblefield a run for his money. This isn't a particularly impressive technical showcase of Clark's abilities, but it's damn funky, and I double-dare you to say otherwise! From the classic "Thrust" album, a nice funky gem that's fully choppable and irresistibly funkadelic. Damn, my ass sounds like Gene Shalit or something…



    AIN'T THAT FUN
    By: Tyrone Harris
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: Sound of Funk vol.?

    A nice long one (so excuuuuse me for the large file size!), this one's off one of the "Sound of Funk" comps, I think, because otherwise, how the fuck would I know who Tyrone Harris was? Anyway, you probably know him, but you're much cooler than me, so just go on ahead and know him, see if I care. Oh yeah, the beat here is a nice fast one, with a VERY familiar feel, but not just familiar because you are so tight with Tyrone, because other drummers use it, too, get it? Okay, I'm moving on now...I think this Tyrone shit has run its course…



    BREAK THROUGH
    By: Isaac Hayes
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-08-11

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.4

    Chef scores again! This beat is phat! It's kinda' like Funky Worm mixed with the underground music from Super Mario Brothers 3, remember that beat, when Nintendo was trying to be the mack? Anyway, this beat is for makin' sweet love to Kathie Lee by the fire! Get it on, my little cracka's!



    GOD MADE ME FUNKY
    By: The Headhunters
    Drums: Mike Clark
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.11

    This is Mike Clark at one of his funkier moments. The Headhunters were Herbie Hancock's backing band during some of his funkiest years, and Mike Clark is the drummer featured here. You can hear him fuckin' get down on the Master Drummers Vol.3 CD available from Ubiquity, definitely a must if you're into drums...and if you're not, then you're fucking retarded for wasting all your time reading this... Oh yeah, Mike Clark is white, too. Go white boy go white boy go! I like the second half more than the first, personally, because it has this cool syncopated percussion shit going on in the background, and it makes the whole thing more interesting and funky. Mike Clark makes me less ashamed to be a white male in America. God bless that boy. Yes, so you know, I tweaked the intro fill, sorry.



    WALKING IN YOUR SHADOW
    By: Uriah Heep
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: The Best Of Uriah Heep ('74)

    Very nice sparse loop with a ringy snare and chunky hi-hat hits. Killer triplet fill at the very end.



    KUDU
    By: Eddie Henderson
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Submitted by Erock, perhaps because he couldn't stand it anymore and needed to unload it? :) I'm just playin', calm down! This kinda' sounds like a Junior High School Jazz Band running loose in the percussion section of Guitar Center or something, and is that someone's pager beeping around the middle of the loop? I know, they didn't have pagers back then, it's probably someone's Digital PCS mobile phone. Regardless of everything I just said, I really like this loop, just, I couldn't see looping it for too long at a time without enraging a couple neighbors. Aw, who cares, you decide.



    KUMQUAT KIDS
    By: Eddie Henderson
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Sunburst
            Comps: Blue Break Beats vol.2

    Another funky track available as a reissue on the Blue Break Beats v.2 comp. This has a little bit of that New Orleans flavor, with the open hi-hat on the first downbeat, and the unusual rhythm, and also, what is a Kumquat? Do you eat it with crawdads or something? Tight loop, check it, crawdads or not. (And while I'm on the off-subject, what's the difference between crayfish and crawdad, and what does gumbo taste like?)



    LITTLE MISS LOVER
    By: Jimi Hendrix
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    Dave's Records & Davisk - DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS! - Updated 4-24-99 better sound, includes intro flam.



    I THINK I'D DO IT
    By: Z.Z. Hill
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.4

    This beat is extra phat in all the right places. Very hardcore, very funky, and chillin' like a villain, baby! Nice fill at the end (I put it there, by the way, so it'd loop well). I highly recommend this one from an obscure band comprised of future-members of Z.Z. Top and Marden Hill. Seriously, though, Z.Z. Hill isn't a band, it's just one guy, a blues singer.



    TORMENTED
    By: Johnny Holiday
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    A phat main loop and a nice simple fill with some toms. Sounds like there's some tambourine hiding back there somewhere, but don't hold me to it, because I'll just buckle under the pressure. Nice prominent drums, and another bass drum that really packs a punch. But my favorite thing is that there's a song called "Tormented" by someone named Johnny Holiday… hee hee hee…



    BLACK BAG
    By: Carlos "Sherlock" Holmes
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Another DOPE beat submitted by Erock, here ya' go with some PHAT delayed reverb and a rhythm that makes this beat instantly recognizable. Check this beat on the track "The Real Vibes" by The Wiseguys on the "Give 'em Enough Dope Vol.1" album, nice. Thanks again and mad props to Erock for unveiling this heretofore mystery beat.



    2001/ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
    By: Cecil Holmes & The Soulful Sounds
    Drums: Billy Cobham
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-08-11

            Original Album: Black Motion Picture Experience
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.6; Sound Spectrum

    This is a nice, funky beat from master drummer Billy Cobham. There's some instrumentation over the second half, but I thought you might like it anyway, since you're such a freakin' cultural, worldly type a' mothafucka'! Please note that the ALBUM is called "Black Motion Picture Experience" (on Buddah Records), NOT the Artist.



    2001/ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA [FILL ONLY]
    By: Cecil Holmes & The Soulful Sounds
    Drums: Billy Cobham
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Black Motion Picture Experience
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.6; Sound Spectrum

    Just the intro fill from this track. It's like 3 notes…



    ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW
    By: The Honey Cone
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Greatest Hits; 45 on Collectables

    Here's a nice bongo-ey loop some might describe as "like Apache", but then again, some people (Jet) might describe everything as "like Apache;" so let's break with tradition and describe it as "harnessing the very essence and mysticism of the tropical papaya". I don't think any beat's been described like that before, and you heard it here first, so next time you see that description in Goldmine Magazine or Grand Royal, let me know so I can collect my pseudo-psychotic-poetic royalties!



    IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT
    By: The Honeydrippers
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.11

    You've heard it all over the place. Now you can loop it in your ear for hours. Well, maybe just one hour at a time. Five Star Phatness rating.



    STREAKIN'!
    By: The Honey Drippers
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Whoo, hiss and crackle central! I tried removing some of this crackly shit, but it just makes the loop sound even worse, so I left it… This is a really simple loop that repeats 4 times but has a little open hi-hat hit at the very end. The drum set definitely sounds similar to "Impeach The President", but it's hard to tell since the sound is so awful…



    SWEET PEACE & TIME
    By: Humble Pie
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-25

            Original Album: Rockin'

    Here's a nice intro fill into an annoying-ass song… No reason to ignore this part, though! In fact, there's a nice drum loop on the track "Hot 'n' Nasty" on this album as well, but I'm not gonna' post it 'cause there's too much other shit over it. It's choppable though, check it out if you see this album sometime!



    JASPER COUNTRY MAN
    By: Bobbi Humphrey
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Blacks & Blues
            Comps: Blue Break Beats vol.2

    Suggested by Erock, sampled by I, here's a nice slow groover that was featured on the Blue Break Beats vol. 2 album, which is cheaply and readily available if you can't get the vinyl. Nice break with mellow, uncharacteristically-behaved bongos and chill snare-rim hits (by Harvery "Funk in a Mason Jar" Mason) set the tone for this whoridin' gangster tune that later provided a wicked guitar sample for Ice-T's "New Jack Hustler".



    HOW YOU GET HIGHER
    By: The Hunter & His Games
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Good sloppy-ass one by someone who probably wasn't really supposed to be a drummer, but hey, that's how we got "Momma Miss America" by McCartney, right? I ain't complainin', 'cause this fucked-up beat has serious potential, nice snare (and nice rim when he accidentally misses it once!!!), good hi-hat, chop out the fuck-ups, and you could even pretend that he can play, fool your friends! Great fun at parties! Only $19.95 US, $22.95 Canada! Don't you feel sorry for Canada, they always get ripped off for that extra couple bucks…



    IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Johnny Huston
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Comps: Status Breaks v.1

    Philip Davis done stole this one off of "Status Breaks", so you know where you can find it if it turns you on... For some reason, this reminds me of something that would be on "Drum Crazy", which obviously means it's a good one, and which also means that you should download it. This is the first of two parts with slightly differing tempos, from a track with lots of drummage to offer, including some phat fills and great stuff. Fairly fast, and likely the product of a good drummer's efforts.



    IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Johnny Huston
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Comps: Status Breaks v.1

    This is Part 2 from the Philip Davis loop we just heard a minute ago. You can hear it starting to slow down in the end, which it continues to do long after this clip cuts it off. But what the heck, we're creative people living on a craetive planet, we can live with it. Right? Okay, fine, don't live with it, see if I care. :)



    RAIN EVERY THURSDAY
    By: Bobby Hutcherson
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-28

            Original Album: Natural Illusions ('72)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Very nice, slightly large file, but that just means more beat for ya' buck!



    TIME BRINGS ON A CHANGE
    By: LeRoy Hutson
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Comps: Love Oh Love [on Charly]

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    ALL BECAUSE OF YOU
    By: LeRoy Hutson
    File Format: Hi-Res MP2 - good
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - mp2-compressed, since I didn't have the heart to leave any of this awesome break out. There's lotsa wholesome goodness in here, so eat up!



    HOT DOG [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: I Gres
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: I Gres: Exotic Themes For Film, Radio, And TV
            Comps: I Gres: Exotic Themes For Film, Radio, And TV

    Very tight, smooth, produced drums with a double-time hi-hat. This drummer seems pretty steady, and there's some nice hi-hat work here: lots of accents on the open hat throughout, making this beat both unique and technically impressive. (see Part 2 below)



    HOT DOG [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: I Gres
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: I Gres: Exotic Themes For Film, Radio, And TV
            Comps: I Gres: Exotic Themes For Film, Radio, And TV

    This Part is much simpler, both in the hi-hat work and the overall vibe. It's definitely funky and very usable, so I recommend that you download this jammin' little scoop of gelato and stick it in your sugar cone. :)



    FUNKY MULE
    By: Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-08-23

    Fitting nicely into the burgeoning "funky zoo" section of this page is the third of 3 beats that were graciously submitted to me by Escape. This one's pretty hardcore, good chunky hi-hat and snare and nice tight bass drum. Hey, Ike was a hardcore kinda' guy, what'd you expect, home fry? Check it, I suspect that it would be even fatter slowed down a bit, but I haven't experimented with that yet. Props to Escape for hookin' us up. Anyone else care to donate anything? Feel free, just ask before emailing it! (Extreme lo-res, not my fault, sounds phat anyway.)



    ATLANTA BOOGALOO
    By: The Inclines
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    I love this one! It's all a solo with the drummer kinda' making sounds in the background (you can tell the brother is serious into his shit). This solo isn't like a funky loop solo, though, and it's not like a random, hitting-everything-around-you thing either, it's this very unique, almost marching-band cadence-sounding solo that manages to get you bobbing your head and gettin' into it. Highly recommended for a nice change of pace and some great funky drumming. Sort of long because I didn't want to fade it.



    APACHE
    By: Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.3

    This is an old-school favorite, wicked crazy, and a surprisingly funky remake of an old surfing song. Hang ten, homey.



    LAST BONGO IN BELGIUM
    By: (Michael Viner's) The Incredible Bongo Band
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    FAT ON FUNK
    By: Inner City Express [?]
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: 45 rpm single

    Nice one! Groovy bongo/conga riff atop a nice disco break with double-time hi-hats. I'm basing the artist name on THIS PAGE



    IN ONE PEACE
    By: In One Peace
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Another George Semper-produced track (even though I haven't mentioned his name before, several of these beats were borne of his production) with that irreverent New Orleans style of off-beat emphasizing. Nice open hi-hat hits, really raw and un-processed drums, like they should be. Definitely recorded before the dawn of the drum machine or John Tesh. Why do I mention John Tesh? Well, it's quite simple: he sucks.



    GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN
    By: Iron Butterfly
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Heavy
            Comps: Drum Crazy 1

    A nice one, for sure, and another ex-mystery beat brought into the spotlight for a shining moment. Props this beat definitely deserves, so get 'em ready and loop this little slice of phatness for a few hours. Thanks, Iron Butterfly. Won't you be, my neighbor?



    IN A GADDA DA VIDA [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Iron Butterfly
    Drums: Ron Bushy
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: In A Gadda Da Vida

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Main Loop, PHAT! From Drummer Ron Bushy on Iron Butterfly's Debut Album from 1968.



    IN A GADDA DA VIDA [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Iron Butterfly
    Drums: Ron Bushy
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: In A Gadda Da Vida

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Fill



    FOOTSTEPS IN THE DARK
    By: Isley Brothers
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-04

    Submitted to me by Tommy, here's a slow, quiet gangsta' loop that makes me hungry for some gangsta' cornbread! And why don't you get 'cho bitch-ass in the kitchen and make me some pie! I'm not fat, I'm big-boned!



    AEROBICS [UNTITLED]
    By: Isolations: 12 Pelvis
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Another crazy drum loop from one of Dave's rare aerobics records…man, is it just me, or is his aerobics-record-breakbeat collection a little too big? Hmm, I'll leave that one alone...



    UNIT BEAT
    By: Isolations: 12 Pelvis
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Original Album: Isolations: 12 Pelvis

    Submitted by Dave's Records, here's an obscure one that even the Soulman doesn't have! This loop is from is from an aerobics album Dave found somewhere in this great big, bizarre planet. The best part about this track, even though it's not up here, is when the instructor is talking about relaxing the body, and he says shit like, "Relax the neck, the shoulders...", etc. But then, all of a sudden, while listing body parts to relax, he slips in the word "unit"!! Yeah, that's right, you heard me: "unit"!! So, all you players out there, don't forget to relax your unit before a workout!! :) Thanks, Dave, that shit made me laugh for like an hour!



    I LIKE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU
    By: Chuck Jackson
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    From the "Arrives!" album on Motown. I think this is one of my favorite beats submitted so far by Erock. This beat is really raw and has a nice original vibe to it, good ambience! (HA! I made it through a whole one without saying something fuckin' vulgar or insane!)



    AIN'T NO SUNSHINE
    By: The Jackson 5
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Comps: 18 Greatest Hits

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Nice extreme chill groove with quiet, high-pitched kick drum and rim hits instead of snare. Very very cool, just add some kick!



    TAKE IT WHERE YOU FOUND IT [FILL ONLY]
    By: Lorraine Jackson
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    A very short fill, but features nice vibrant drums, so I posted it.



    TAKE IT WHERE YOU FOUND IT [MAIN LOOP]
    By: Lorraine Jackson
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    This one's got that x-tra phat potential that we CoolEdit users can appreciate. :) Very vibrant drums, they'll make your ears perk up. Chop it up and serve it hot - and everything goin' be kickin' like mom's chicken! (Thanks, Hi-C)



    AIN'T NO SUNSHINE
    By: Willis Jackson
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    One of like four hundred and ninety-three beats submitted over the past couple weeks by my man Erock, this is a nice one with sort of light sounding drums. Perfect as a second layer over something a bit louder or bassier. Short but sweet, there you have it.



    MEMOIRS OF THE TRAVELER
    By: The Jaggerz
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: We Went To Different Schools Together

    Nice tight, woody snare. Vibrant hi-hat, unique in that it starts out double-time and then goes to a one-hit-per-beat deal. Nice drum sounds.



    UPS AND DOWNS
    By: JALN Band
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: Life Is A Fight ('76)

    Nice double-time hi-hat with this otherwise discoey loop. Very nice, with great bass and a nice snare with some ring to it.



    FARANDOLE (L'ARLESIENNE SUITE #2)
    By: Bob James
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: Two ('75)

    Another funky drumbreak from Boob James (oops, I mean Bob James). Seriously, the man's got breaks, but his tracks are wack as shit, for the most part. Now, you can go on and disagree, but after listening to one of his albums straight through, I feel like I've just taken a bottle of Ex-Lax. This one's CUEd since it's really long and has one main loop and one part with a cool fill at the end. Updated 12/17/2000 to ADPCM (original file submitted by Davisk)



    TAKE ME TO THE MARDI GRAS [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Bob James
    Drums: Steve Gadd
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Two ('75)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - STEREO file with drums more prominent on left and bells more prominent on right. Steve Gadd (or Andrew Smith?) on Drums. This file is fully CUEd for CoolEdit, so you can loop the whole shit proper.



    TAKE ME TO THE MARDI GRAS [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Bob James
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Two ('75)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Part 2 with the krayzee-ass loud bells part that sounds like an ice storm in Hell… (?). As sampled by PM Dawn and many others.



    ROCK MUSIC
    By: Jefferson Starship
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.15

    Post-"Jefferson Airplane" but pre-"Starship". Okay, only a few more rock music beats to come, but you have to admit, they're appealing in that special white, loud way of theirs. This one's nice, loud and big and all that usual rock beat stuff, but also funkily chillin' in some mysterious way. Who knows…



    I WALK ON GILDED SPLINTERS [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Johnny Jenkins
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1998-08-11

            Original Album: Ton Ton Macoute
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.16

    This is by far one of my favorite beats. This one has an intro fill and two parts that are all already CUEd for your pleasure. VERY hard drums, very cool beat, and I can't wait to mix this beat up into some tracks (check Part 2 below).



    I WALK ON GILDED SPLINTERS [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Johnny Jenkins
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Ton Ton Macoute
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.16

    Here's Part 2 of this excellent drum beat, and I still don't know what a Gilded Splinter is, nor do I know who Johnny Jenkins is... Part 2 has some really nice syncopated percussion playing along, and it would make a really interesting and funky break in almost any track you could throw together. It's worth the 426k to download it! Updated 12-1-99 to include the whole fill!



    I'M KICKIN' THE HABIT
    By: Jesse Johnson
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    I'm kickin' the habit, baby, I'm straightenin' out, can you dig it? Makes me feel so good... This beat is nice, from a chill little soul/funk tune I like. Nice snare and ride, uptempo. I chopped it a bit so it'd loop well for you, but you know that I only do that because I care. It's not like I HAVE to do it, I could stop if I wanted to. I could. What? It's not like all I think about is chopping beats and... Okay! Okay! I admit it! My name is Phatso, and I'm a chop-o-holic! I've been chain-chopping about 5 beats-per-day since I was four, and it's all I think about, it affects my job, it ended my marriage, I don't know what to do. I've got to get the turntable off my back!



    LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW
    By: Tom Jones
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

    Nice drumbreak here from a relatively gay song. Well, I like the song, but not this version. Well, it's not unusual to hate Tom Jones. Check the beat, though, I think you'll be happy like me, and I'm especially happy I don't own the Tom Jones album. Note: I chopped out the "Ugh" in the middle of this track, sorry. I think I'll stop doing that from now on…



    CONTACTS
    By: Joy Unlimited
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Highly recommended by Dave's Records, so you know it's dope!



    CATCH A GROOVE
    By: Juice
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.2

    This is the ultra-rare 12" version of this song that supposedly goes for like £70 on the beat market, but what the fuck is a £? Anyway, rare or not, this is a very nice brrrreak (as Tony the Tiger would say). It's got that disco-vibe to it, which I usually don't go for, but it redeems itself with overall funkiness and manages to overcome that self-imposed affliction. Really nice snare, by the way, and don't forget all those £s you're saving, thanks to me!



    FLOWERS OF THE NIGHT
    By: Paul Kantner, Grace Slick & David Freiberg
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Baron Von Tollbooth & The Chrome Nun
            Comps: Drum Crazy 2

    Submitted by Jammy, seemingly the quality beat source beyond compare, this is another Drum Crazy beat (I think), with a very unique, recognizable sound. Good variety of clips available from this selection, crash cymbal, open hi-hat, etc. Chop it to your heart's desire, or just loop it loud and piss off the neighbors, that's what I do…



    LET IT GO, PART 2 [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: K.C. & The Sunshine Band
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    LET IT GO, PART 2 [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: K.C. & The Sunshine Band
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    GOT A GIG ON MY BACK
    By: Kelly & The Soul Explosion
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This is one of those great party drum tracks with tons of people in the background doin' they thang and shit. I don't know how you'd really use this one practically, but some things defy practicality-things like party drum tracks. So just loop tha' shit and be chillin', it's free anyway.



    UPHILL PEACE OF MIND
    By: Kid Dynamite
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Kid Dynamite
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.14

    Used by Ani DiFranco on the album, "The Past Didn't Go Anywhere" (a great album with some killer insights by Utah Phillips), this one's very distinctive and very interesting and extremely phat. The drums have a very open sound, and they'd be great layered with something a little more cohesive. What the fuck am I talking about? Who knows...it's 2:30am and this is the last beat I'm gonna' write about tonight! Leave me alone! :( Updated 12-1-99 to include twice as much phat!



    KEEP ON JUKIN'
    By: King Tutt & The Untouchables
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Never mind the beat for now, I really like this song. If you ever see it in the store, like Safeway or Ralph's or something, you should definitely grab it. It should probably be in the produce section, between the turnips and the rhubarb. The beat, however, is very quiet, unfortunately. I guess I could reach over and turn the volume up, but I'm pretty tired, it's about 4 o'clock in the A.M., I'm your host, Lionel Osborne, and this is Perspectives. If you're just joining us, we're talking to King Tutt about rhubarb and the untouchable turnips. And on that extremely odd note, I'm going to SLEEP, baby!! Oh, but one more thing, very phat closed hi-hat on this one, definitely peep that, and just ignore all the groggy babble above. Peace.



    LOVE INSURANCE
    By: Mike James Kirkland
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Doin' It Right
            Comps: Doin' It Right (Ubiquity)

    Highly recommended by Dave's Records, so you know it's dope!



    PROPHET, THE
    By: Michael Kirkland
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

    This is just the intro-fill from this funky, krayzee little song. It's just something I thought you might wanna' use as a fill or a break or something. Not all that great or anything, but definitely funky enough to put up here, and from a really funky and bizarre song by a bizarre person. ...I wanna' be like Mike…



    TORPEDO GIRL
    By: Kiss
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Unmasked (?)

    Interesting! A Kiss loop… :) Pretty dope, with very nice ride bell hits and a tasty fill to kick things off…



    WHO IS SHE (AND WHAT IS SHE TO YOU)?
    By: Gladys Knight & The Pips
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Neither One Of Us

    From the "Neither One Of Us" LP. Nice one! This was another random flea market find, but goddamn was this a jackpot! This is a long break with fuckin' awesome sounding, full drums, and a nice fill at the end. Perfection! The bass drum is just about all you could ever ask for. There's some quiet keyboards in the background, but I'm lettin' it slide, since this is so incredible.



    CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK
    By: Kool & The Gang
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    This is a crazy-fast breakbeat from Funky George Brown, Kool's kickin' skinsman. Similar to "Give It Up" (below) but faster, would be tha' shit as a break in a hip-hop mix. Check the mad styles.



    ELECTRIC FROG PART 1
    By: Kool & The Gang
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-08-01

            Original Album: Message In The Music

    Originally from the "Message in the Music" album, sampled for "Mr. Muhammad" by Tribe, and sent in by Davisk, this beat has been around the block. Gots some soundcard buzz shit, but oohhhhh...it ain't my fault. Really odd beat, sort of a straight swing, and a rhythm I ain't heard played this tight before. I dunno', you check it out, come to a conclusion of your own, and then write "I will not blindly accept other people's conclusions" on the chalkboard 100 times...



    GIVE IT UP
    By: Kool & The Gang
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Here's another phat loop from Funky George. This one laid the groundwork for Eric B. & Rakim's "Don't Sweat The Technique", and it does a great job at that. A really interesting beat, very unique and hard, and from a great song that donated almost all the samples for "Don't Sweat The Technique". I guess Eric B. & Rakim thought it would be easier to match up a whole bunch of samples from the same song instead of being more creative...I shouldn't talk, though, that track was phat. :)



    JUNGLE JAZZ
    By: Kool & The Gang
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Submitted by Erock, here's the original version of K&TG's "Jungle Boogie", the version without the vocals. Fine by me, honestly, in fact, is that a tympani in there? That's some funky-ass orchestral percussion to be layin' down, I never even noticed it on "Jungle Boogie". I wish all songs had non-vocal versions, there's some great drum loops out there that are just being ritualistically opressed by needless verbosity and oratorical incontinence merely for the sake of the simplistic, commercialistic paradigms upon which this nation was founded. I mean, people should shut up and write more instrumentals... :)



    LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOUR MIND
    By: Kool & The Gang
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

    Yeah, yeah, another beat from K&TG. Don't get an attitude about it, all their beats are phat, and there's still a couple more to come (below). Here's a mid-song solo from George, in his usual wicked-frantic-funky style. Gotta' love the guy. Check this, but turn down the treble!



    LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING [FILL ONLY]
    By: Kool & The Gang
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Love & Understanding?
            Comps: Best of Kool & The Gang, 1969-1976

    Nice quick fill, but somewhat interesting in rhythm. Good sounding toms make it a definite download.



    N.T.
    By: Kool & The Gang
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Original Album: Live At P.J.'s
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.17

    Here's one of the all-time phattest beats. It's been used all over the place, and with good cause. This one'll get you movin' if nothing else will. Funky George scores again on the skins, and K&TG scores again for a DOPE song, too. DOWNLOAD IT NOW!



    PNEUMONIA
    By: Kool & The Gang
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    This one's special. First of all, it's all cut up and phunkdafied (by me), and also, I removed most of the guitar that was playing over it, too, with Cool Edit. It sounds pretty bad in lo-res, but it's slammin' in hi. Drop me a line if you want a hi-res copy of this "M.C. Whyte Mark-Ass Bitch" exclusive. But if you make millions off it, you better buy me a Coke or something...



    WHO’S GONNA' TAKE THE WEIGHT, PARTS 1 & 2 [LIVE]
    By: Kool & The Gang
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Live At The Sex Machine ['71]
            Comps: The Best Of Kool & The Gang (1969-1976)

    Very large file, and has some quiet guitar bleed-through from the other track, but it's really funky, and is an essential break, so it's here. Recorded live, and features audience noise and hiss, as it was meant to be! Sorry about all the sentence fragments, I'm really trying to get these posted quickly for you!



    TRANS-EUROPE EXPRESS
    By: Kraftwerk
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-26

            Original Album: Trans-Europe Express

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Sampled by Afrika Bambaata sampled it for "Planet Rock". Flanged.



    WENN DER URLAUB KOMMT
    By: Manfred Krug
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Du Bist Heute Wie Neu

    Thanks to Martin in Germany for this dope-ass break! This is the best perk of the www: people from all over the planet sharing what they've got! This drumloop is from a guy called Manfred Krug. He was a singer in (formerly) East Germany and he made some records in the late 70s. After this time he went to West Germany, made some TV serials, and today he makes commercials for the German Telecom. But nobody knows his records. Some of them are very funky. Martin has spotted them in CD-Shops in the Easy Listening-Category! The Beat is from the record "Du Bist Heute Wie Neu", so keep your eyes peeled mine kinder!



    SWEETHEART
    By: Charles Kynard
    Drums: Bernard Purdie
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    This is a couple loops from a song with several in it. I left the bass in the beginning, because I think it's tight, and you could easily leave it in there and mix it with other shit as-is anyway. Take it out if you dislike it, whatevah! Nice one from a nice simpleton song whose major gimmick is a small loop that just changes key chromatically up and down for a few minutes. Who ever said less wasn't more?



    HIHACHE [HI-RES]
    By: Lafayette Afro Rock Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: 12" on Alpha-Omega

    Suggested by Erock, here's one that you've surely heard about before. It's been sampled too many times to count, by major-players like Biz, De La Soul, and Naughty By Nature... Everyone would kill for an original copy of this gem, so if you have one, don't tell anyone, or you might wake up face to face with a ski-mask-clad man holding a gun in one hand and a portable turntable in the other. They'll track your ass down for this beat, I would… (see also, "hi-res" download)



    HIHACHE [LO-RES]
    By: Lafayette Afro Rock Band
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-12

            Comps: 12" on Alpha-Omega

    Submitted by Erock, here's one that you've surely heard about before. It's been sampled too many times to count, by major-players like Biz, De La Soul, and Naughty By Nature... Everyone would kill for an original copy of this gem, so if you have one, don't tell anyone, or you might wake up face to face with a ski-mask-clad man holding a gun in one hand and a portable turntable in the other. They'll track your ass down for this beat, I would… (see also, "lo-res" download)



    SAGITTARIUS, PART 1
    By: Landlord & The Tennants
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

    This loop doesn't really feature a prominent drum set, it's mostly a cowbell and nice deep conga drum, with very faint drum set in the background. Good if you're looking for a slow, funky percussion break, not for a drum set break to carry a track or anything.



    SHANGRI LA
    By: La Pregunta
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.10

    Kinda' discoey shit, but extremely funky and lacking the over-produced, boring qualities of a disco track. It's a four on the floor beat, even has some violin hits, but I still like it, and it's definitely download-worthy!



    RHUMBA GIRL
    By: Nicolette Larson
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Nicolette ('78)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    WHEN THE LEVEE BREAKS
    By: Led Zeppelin
    Drums: John "Bonzo" Bonham
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-30

            Original Album: 4

    This is a great beat courtesy of some white guys. It has since been used by other white guys (The Beastie Boys), some mysterious Irish white people (Enigma), and a white girl (Sophie B. Hawkins), and of course it has also been heavily used by non-whities, too. Whatever your hue, it's a dope beat.



    HUSTLE ON DOWN
    By: Michael Legair
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    This one's basically a disco beat, but it kind of solos off and gets pretty funky. The more the drummer goes off on his solo stuff, the less he is able to maintain his hi-hat footwork, and the open hi-hat sound gets pretty cool as a result: sort of open and ride-bell sounding. Anyway, it all takes a standard disco loop and adds a lot to it, definitely qualifying this loop for official non-disco status.



    BACK IN THE USSR [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Ramsey Lewis
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Here is the first of 3 files that were submitted to me by Escape. This one's fast, funky, furious, and anything else that starts with "f", except "fucked", "fumigator", and "fellatio"...well, maybe "fellatio"...? (What am I smoking, and is it legal in 49 states? (sorry Tennessee)) This is just the first half, so I'll save the rest of my inappropriate, irrelevant insanity for Part 2 below. Much proppage to Escape for hookin' us up. If anyone else wants to donate anything, feel free, just ask before emailing stuff! (Extreme lo-res, not my fault, sounds phat anyway, and only 21k!)



    BACK IN THE USSR [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Ramsey Lewis
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Just when you though it was safe to go into the United Commonwealth of Independent Soviet Republic States, or whatever the fuck it's called. This time, it's personal, baby! This beat is actually phatter than Part 1, in my opinion. It's louder and crazier, just like me, and that's how I like it, home style, so lay off. And this one's in 11KHz, instead of 8KHz, and you know what that means: it's 3KHz cooler! Go on with your bad, high-resolution-sampling-self, Escape! I think that when the drugs wear off sometime in my late 60s, I'm going to come back to this page and just wonder what the fuck I was talking about. Do you know? Will you remind me?



    NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Liberace
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Comps: Loungin' With Lee

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Main Loop



    NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Liberace
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Comps: Loungin' With Lee

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Some Nice Fills, but the beginning of this clip was cut off, so it's like 7 bars total or something odd…



    ONE FINE MORNING
    By: Lighthouse
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - The relatively quiet drums are sort of overshadowed by the cymbalry here, but, as Davisk says, "A break is a break"!



    SPORT
    By: Lightnin' Rod
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Hustler's Convention
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.19

    This is listed on "Ultimate Breaks & Beats" as being from the song "Sport", but it's not. I didn't hear it on that whole album ("Hustlers' Convention") without the bass riff over it. Does anyone know off-hand where this drum break is from? Anyway, this break is phat, nice drums (and the one with the bass line in it is fuckin' hardcore, too), and it features the unparalleled, funky musicianship of Kool & The Gang. Check this short, tight loop from the masters, from a weird-ass album by a weird-ass old-school rhymster who can't seem to grasp the concept of rhyming with the beat... :(



    RAISE YOUR VOICE
    By: Limousine
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Similar to "Bootleggin'"… Highly recommended by Dave's Records, so you know it's dope!



    CAVERN
    By: Liquid, Liquid
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.9

    There seems to be some confusion as to whether the song is Cavern or the group is Cavern, so I hope I chose correctly... This is a disco-bongo festival beat. Sort of like Apache mixed with Films (see below) or something. I like it, though, even though all those bongo breaks start to sound the same after awhile. Check it out, though, I think this is one of the Bongo's finer moments…



    FOOL YOURSELF
    By: Little Feat
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-12

            Original Album: Conversations With The Silhouettes

    Here's the first of 10 beats submitted to me today by Erock. This is an extremely phat beat from Little Feat's Dixie Chicken LP: slow and tight, awesome snare and hi-hat, and more choppable than a scantily-clad, busty babe in a Friday the 13th flick. Top that! Oh yeah, I can top that: Tribe Sampled It.



    MEMPHIS BK (INSTRUMENTAL)
    By: Little Sonny
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Black & Blue
            Comps: Jazz Dance Classics vol.4

    Another one reissued by Ubiquity (Jazz Dance Classics v.4 - THANK YOU UBIQUITY!). This is one of the best drum loops ever laid down on tape. It's totally original, completely distinctive, and outrageously catchy. Hard as hell, relentless, and yet chill at the same time. This is by far one of the best beats of all time. I think it was used on a Bulldog Break, too, but whatever, it'll blow you away, and you'll be tapping it all over the place for weeks. Updated to hi-res and now includes intro fill!! 11-25-99 (Happy Thanksgiving, Beeitch!)



    BEAT GOES ON
    By: Living Percussion
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: The Beat Goes On

    Very lo-res loop, sounds similar to apache… Conducted by Phil Kraus



    DOGGONE [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Love
    Drums: George Suranovich
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Out Here
            Comps: Out There; Drum Crazy 2

    Here is what many consider to be the phattest beat ever recorded. It is truly awesome, laid down for us by the un-funkily-named George Suranovich, and this is really a very small part of a mind-blowing 7-minute+ solo that (in all honesty) caused me to...well, I soiled myself again. :)!! Okay, download this one immediately, and check below for Part 2 to get an idea of how eclectic this extended-super-break is.



    DOGGONE [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Love
    Drums: George Suranovich
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Out Here
            Comps: Out There; Drum Crazy 2

    Part 2 of the Doggone break (still just a small sample of the whole masterpiece), this one is entirely unrecognizable as the same break, comparing it to Part 1. Sooper-fast and great tom work, hyper-rolls all over the place, uninterrupted by switching toms, this guy is damn fast, if nothing else. I keep picturing him exploding at the end of this solo, like all those tragic blokes who drummed for Spinal Tap. Very nice syncopated beat, and maybe a piece you haven't yet heard of this infamous, though readily available, beat.



    FON-KIN-LOVE [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Love International
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    A 9-second, four-on-the-floor break with a little of e'ythang! Crash cymbal, nice piccolo-sounding snare, great fills at the end...check it out.



    FON-KIN-LOVE [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Love International
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This is just a PHAT 4+ second fill from this funky tune, and one that's worth downloading. It's long enough that you could use different parts from it and pawn them off as different fills! And then you'd be the toast of the town! (What the fuck is that supposed to mean, anyway?)



    I WANT YOU BACK
    By: Harold Mabern
    File Format: Hi-Res MP2 - good
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Greasy Kid Stuff! ('70)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - mp2-compressed because it was just too damn long.



    YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE
    By: Magic Touch
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats v.8

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Nice one with great fills. Simple and discoey, but still offers a solid 10 seconds of uniqueness.



    PLANETARY CITIZEN
    By: Mahavishnu Orchestra
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol. 8

    Starts out with a nice fast fill, follows up with a cool groove. Features several cymbal hits, and a loosely open hi-hat, kind of funky rock style. Nice loose bass drum and toms make it nicer than its standard rock counterpart. Note: 64Kbits/sec mono.



    NO SALT ON HER TAIL
    By: The Mamas & The Papas
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: The Mamas & The Papas
            Comps: Creeque Alley: The History of…Disc 1

    This is the intro fill from this song. Trebly and really raw sounding, and totally awesome. Definitely one of the coolest fills I've come across for awhile. Hey, while I have your attention, did you know that the lead male singer of The Mamas & The Papas had an affair with the 16-year-old female singer while he was married? That would suck major dick to be his wife, knowing that he cheated on your crusty ass with a fuckin' junior high school kid. Damn…



    YOU BABY
    By: The Mamas & The Papas
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears
            Comps: Creeque Alley: The History of…Disc 1

    Another version of this track, also done by the Turtles. This ain't some "kickin' ass all over the joint and takin' names" type isht, but it's slammin', and worth ya' time. Go Mama Cass! Go Papa Phillips! Go Ham Sandwich! Umm… that was mean…



    DON'T CHA HEAR ME CALLING TO YA?
    By: Junior Mance
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

    This sounds like a fill. It's a set of 16 straight 16th notes, and that's it. Includes bass drum, snare, and hi hat. Pretty cool, nice fill.



    MIDNIGHT'S THEME
    By: Manzel
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-03

            Comps: Vinyl Dogs v.2; 12" on Alpha-Omega

    Phil Davis sent me this rocking kick-ass beat that's been sampled by Cypress Hill and WreckxNEffects, to name just two. It's the same rhythm as the "I'm Chief Kamanawanalea" beat, but totally more subdued and sans cowbell. Very nice beat, very clean, usable, and funky.



    SPACE FUNK [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Manzel
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Space Funk! Well, back then, maybe they thought that space made all drum loops play in reverse, but thanks to modern science, we now know this to be incorrect: space only makes John Tesh music play in reverse, all other music is unaffected. Well, maybe if you played something while traveling at light speed it would go in reverse, but then again, your ears would hurt from all the wind rushing by so fast and you probably wouldn't notice that much anyway. Okay, in case you haven't noticed, this beat is reversed somehow, but not completely. I mean, if you unreverse it, it still sounds fucked-up, so don't go doing the whole light-speed thing just on account of you wanna' hear this beat un-reversed, because you'll be let down, and then NASA will be on your ass about "borrowing" their top-secret experimental photon-beam transport system that's powered by David Hasselhoff music. I know, 'cause I'm writing to you from the slammer. Them boys at NASA done caught up with my light-speed-travelin-ass...they broke out some Richard Simmons videos and - booyeah! - I was out of commission. That shit is like kryptonite to my ass!



    SPACE FUNK [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Manzel
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

    Man, if you made it through that last description, you deserve a reward. Here it is, a non-reversed, funky drumbreak with some mellow conga drums that don't ruin the whole thing like non-drum-set percussion can do sometimes. Like, don't you hate when there's a phatter-d'n-shit drumbreak and it has some jackass playing cowbell all retarded over it or something? The perfect example is "Cookies", which has a cool break and even a cool cowbell, but then it has a bicycle horn and one of those wooden noisemaker things just to fucking taunt you mercilessly. This one doesn't do that: no bicycle horns or party favors, guaranteed.



    GET READY (FOR THE CHANGES) [FILL ONLY]
    By: Marva & Melvin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

    Quick fill, heavy accents on the upbeats. Slight swing.



    CRUSH
    By: Harvey Mason
    Drums: Harvey Mason
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Ratamacue

    A slow, sooper-produced loop, kinda' like on the R&B tip, but really kickin' bass drum makes it worthwhile, and the snare is kind of interesting, too, sorta woody sounding. The rest of this album is SO DAMN BOOTY, though, that if I EVER catch you buying a copy, I'm a' whoop dat ass!



    FUNNY GIRL
    By: James Mason
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: Soulful

    Here's a tight-ass one for you, easily usable and one you could be proud to use at that. Serious hardcore drums with a nice mid-range sound and a chunky hi-hat that sets it all off, and makes it move like Chris Tucker's mouf.



    MOVE ON UP
    By: Curtis Mayfield
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-05

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    NORTH CAROLINA
    By: Les McCann
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Talk To The People?
            Comps: Tribe Vibes vol.2

    Here's another Tribe sample, so you know tha' shit's kickin'. I tweaked it a bit so it'd loop well, but you won't hold that against me, right? I'm just helpin' you out here, so you don't have to do it! This one's extra hi-res, 160Kbits/sec.



    HELEN WHEELS
    By: Paul McCartney
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Band On The Run

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Not really a drum beat, more of a swing percussion loop. Mildly homosexual with heterosexual undertones. (?)



    MOMMA MISS AMERICA
    By: Paul McCartney
    Drums: Paul McCartney
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: McCartney/Cherries
            Comps: Drum Crazy 1; Fun With Drums

    Here's how Paul sounds on drums, in case you were wondering. I like this beat a lot, the snare sounds like a shotgun. In fact, I mixed this beat with the sound of a shotgun firing, and it sounds pretty cool (check that out here if you're interested, just for fun - don't steal it!). This is from the "McCartney" album with cherries on the front cover, and it's a nice loud original funky break that you can get any day of the week for $1. If your town doesn't have 20 copies of this for $1, either 1) write a letter of protest to the town mayor, or 2) let me know if you want me to pick one up for you.



    OH WOMAN, OH WHY
    By: Paul McCartney
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Wild Life ('71)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Another McCartney beat without a hi-hat, but this one's got bass to blow out your woofers and a nice solid snare. Check it out, it's definitely phat.



    POWER SURGE
    By: Frank McDonald/Chris Rae
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Bite Hard: The Music DeWolfe Studio Sampler (1972-1980)

    From the "Bite Hard: The Music De Wolfe Studio Sampler 1972-80" CD comes this funky drumbeat from 1979. It features really tight drums, but with full bass and vibrance. Very cool, somewhat long, just like me. :)



    HUNK O' FUNK
    By: Brother Jack McDuff
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    According to the RAP SAMPLE FAQ, this one's been used by Casual. Personally, I'd rather listen to it by itself than with Casual proclaiming his greatness over it, but that's just me. This one's very unique, and extremely funky. Check it out for a nice change of pace.



    BIRD WAVE, THE
    By: Jimmy McGriff
    Drums: Bernard Purdie?
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Electric Funk
            Comps: Blue Break Beats vol.2

    These drums are incredible. They're totally unconventional, rythmwise, but they're undeniable funky. The album liner notes say about this track, "The thing here is the drummer..." and then they don't say who it is, besides that it was recorded in England, because it's a mystery or something. Come on, guys, you're Blue Note for fuck's sake, you could find out! Anyway, since they're too lazy to find out, this beat will just be credited to Jimmy McGriff for eternity. If anyone knows the identity of this swinging player of a skinsman, lemme'' know, he's definitely due for a prop or two. Nice light drums, very high-pitched, and syncopated, unlike anything I've heard before. Sampled by US3 (and annoyingly at that), and also by my man Michael Davis on the track "Piecing", puts US3 to shame with its dark, moody vibe and funkier than shit-on-a-stick-sicle remixes. Update: Everyone thinks/is sure it's Bernard Purdie.



    FUNKY JUNK
    By: Jimmy McGriff
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Electric Funk ('69)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Nice one, but slightly chopped, and only a small clip of a funky break with intrumentation over it.



    RED SAILS IN THE SUNSET
    By: Jimmy McGriff
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    The ever-funky Jimmy McGriff lays another great one down on wax here for us to peep. This one from 1973 is off the album "Groove Grease" on the Groove Merchant label, and it was sent in to us by the wickedest, grooviest, international crate-diggin'est player this side of the Mississippi: Dave, A.K.A. "Dave's Records, Jr." Very nice, hard drums with a chill bongo in the background (not annoying). Shouts out to Dave for the phat loop.



    WORM, THE
    By: Jimmy McGriff
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    Suggested by Erock, recently featured in the movie "Rounders", and unstoppably chill, here's a cowbell groover that's unparalleled in chillitude, and only perpendicularized in fillitude. You'll have to select a part you like from it to loop it without the fill, but that's easy, so shut up. Hostile? Yeah, sorry, I shouldn't take it out on you, it's really my own fault.: see (can't you just smell the insanity coming?), when I was in third grade, my father was killed by a clown, and ever since then, I've had this terrible fear of the circus. What does that have to do with me being hostile at this moment? Well, I'm eating animal crackers right now, and there's this picture of a clown and circus on the front, and I buy them in bulk at Costco because I always hope that the animal cracker company will mess-up and accidentally slip a clown cracker in the package and then I can bite its head off, but they never do, and I've gone through about 375 boxes of crackers so far today looking for that fucking clown, and I'm just tired and broke, and it's really frustrating, because my garage is still full of animal crackers, and I just don't have time to search through them all, even since I quit my job last week to pursue the crackers full-time. Earlier today, I thought I found the clown cracker, but it turned out to just be another fucking sea otter with a ball on its nose, and then I got really mad and had to put on my video of Ringling Bros. Greatest Hits and shoot at my TV screen when the clown part came on. My neighbors called the police again, but the police stopped coming since the gun is registered and the police know that I just hate clowns. The police aren't all that bad, really, after they get to know you. WAIT! I think I just heard someone honking their nose outside…
    Updated 12-1-99 to extreme hi-res (256kbits/sec). This beat was featured in the movie Rounders. I didn't realize until just now that it was because the movie character's name was Worm… duh…



    MIXED UP CUP
    By: Clyde McPhatter
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Tribe Vibes vol.2; Drum Crazy 5

    With a name like McPhatter, how could you possibly go wrong? You couldn't, I guess, and here's the proof. This one's been sampled by Tribe ("Lyrics to Go") and probably many more that I don't even know. It's incredibly funky, and very hardcore, and with a simple, funky-as-hell little fill at the end. One of those beats you can just loop in your ear for hours, unless you have a job, in which case, get the fu*k back to work and get off the internet!



    CHINOISERIE [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Medeski, Martin & Wood
    Drums: Billy Martin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Friday Afternoon In The Universe

    DAMN! This boy is the funkiest white guy alive! I love this band! Here's Billy Martin bangin' away once again on a small solo from this track. Another clip follows below.



    CHINOISERIE [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Medeski, Martin & Wood
    Drums: Billy Martin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Friday Afternoon In The Universe

    Another clip of the always-amazing Billy Martin, of Medeski, Martin & Wood. Wish I could meet this guy…



    CHUBB SUB
    By: Medeski, Martin & Wood
    Drums: Billy Martin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Friday Afternoon In The Universe

    Just a quick little fill, but it's really cool! Actually this is two fills: one on the left channel and one on the right. I put them together to see how they'd sound together, and it turned out really great, so here ya' go…



    IT'S A JUNGLE IN HERE
    By: Medeski, Martin, & Wood
    Drums: Billy Martin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: It's A Jungle In Here

    This is one of Billy Martin's trademark fills. It goes for 2 measures and includes at least one hit on every piece of solid material around him. I swear this cat's a genius…



    SEQUEL
    By: Medeski, Martin & Wood
    Drums: Billy Martin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Friday Afternoon In The Universe

    No snare whatsoever, just this swinging bass and hi-hat loop. I like it, and it's extra groovy if you add a rim hit or something. I like the sound of the bass drum a lot, though, it's really full. I highly recommend this album to everyone. Billy Martin's a genius on the set, and this whole album is fucking awesome.



    SHUCK IT UP
    By: Medeski, Martin, & Wood
    Drums: Billy Martin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: It's A Jungle In Here

    This is the shit. I mean, it's not your typical hip-hop sample -- not by a long shot -- but it fuckin' grooves, man. It's sort of in the vein of an old-time Gene Krupa vibe or something. Swings and gets down with the smoothness.



    SHUCK IT UP [FILL ONLY]
    By: Medeski, Martin, & Wood
    Drums: Billy Martin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: It's A Jungle In Here

    Another Billy Martin masterpiece. Very cool fill with the trademark octopus effect.



    WE'RE SO HAPPY
    By: Medeski, Martin & Wood
    Drums: Billy Martin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    I don't care if you hate Medeski, Martin & Wood. Those boys can fu**in' groove! If you don't know them, they're a current group, into experimental funky jazz fusion type isht, and this drummer (Billy Martin) is phatter than Oprah Winfrey in a Dunkin' Donuts. Check this one out…this is my absolute favorite MMW beat, and one of my favorites from anywhere. I can't possibly recommend this one enough or do it justice in writing… Updated 12-1-99 to include the whole monster break!



    GO FOR YOURSELF
    By: The Meters
    Drums: Zigaboo Modeliste
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    A huge 20-second Zigaboo festival! Features some organ, but I'm getting lazy about that ish! Enjoy!



    GROOVY LADY
    By: The Meters
    Drums: Zigaboo Modeliste
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    This is a hard-edged, simple one, the perfect sort for me, since I'm such a hard-edged kinda' guy...and simple, too. In fact, I shave with a bowie knife and then drool on my socks. Seriously, though, folks, I'll be here all week. Okay, okay, I'll shut up... Nice full drums, with bass hits that kick with the snare hits, and that recorded-too-hot sound you know I dig. Really short loop, and worth it to download, submitted by none other than Davisk the Damaga'!



    HERE COMES THE METERMEN
    By: The Meters
    Drums: Zigaboo Modeliste
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Aw, shit, it's Zigaboo time! ...when you don't have a plan... This beat is like a big bowl of pork… I just wanted to leave you hangin' there with that pork bowl thing. So, I guess I should explain. But I'm not going to. This is another Meters (Zigaboo Modeliste) beat straight from the Davisk archives, funky and off-kilter as ever, with nice sparse ride-bell hits, and with that unstoppable groove that keeps you tappin' your feet. I think the Meters were in bed with the footwear industry, personally. They musta' worn out many a concert-goer's shoe in their day. That Zigaboo can bang. I just picture his Zigaboo-ass sittin' up there on that throne, flailing his arms all over the fuckin' place: it doesn't matter what he hits or when, it always comes out funky. It feels bad calling someone Zigaboo, though, like I'm gonna' get lynched for saying it or something. Maybe I'll call him Ziggy from now on to avoid controversy...or maybe Arthur…



    HEY! LAST MINUTE
    By: The Meters
    Drums: Zigaboo Modeliste
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-29

    This is a classic we all know and love, which was suggested by Davisk, who is Hell-bent on taking over this site. This one's so damn long and funky, just like my dic...tation. Yeah, my dictation. It's very verbose and garrulous and whatnot. That's what I meant... This is a Meters beat with hi-hat, that's all ya need to know.



    LOOK-A-PY-PY
    By: The Meters
    Drums: Zigaboo Modeliste
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    SING A SIMPLE SONG
    By: The Meters
    Drums: Zigaboo Modeliste
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Submitted by Erock, sounds a lot like "Momma Miss America" by McCartney. The drums are loud, recorded too hot, and the hi-hat is the same. Great beat if you want a hardcore stand-out, doesn't sound like the Meters' other drum loops, but I ain't comlpaining...



    SOUL STRUTTIN'
    By: The Meters
    Drums: Zigaboo Modeliste
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    808 "EIGHTIES" LOOP!
    By: ME
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-07-23

    Here's my tribute to Mr. Dave's-Records, Sr. (or, "Dad", as we know him). It's a simple old-school beat I made out of TR808 sounds (all available on this page) and reflects "Dad's" appreciation of life's simpler pleasures. Duh, Da, Dee, you know... :)



    DON'T WANT NO WOMAN
    By: Lee Michaels
    File Format: Hi-Res MP2 - good
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - This one is a really long solo-like thing that starts out all loud with cymbals blaring and then fades down to pianissimo (stick that up your treble clef!), so I just .mp2 compressed the whole 2.5 MB sucker down to 200 K.



    LEE MICHAELS
    By: Lee Michaels
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-25

            Original Album: Lee Michaels

    Here's a nice drumbreak that leads into a monster, 10-minute+ drum solo! Whoah, I just don't have the server space for that, sorry! Anyway, this track is called "Tell Me How Do You Feel" or "(Don't Want No) Woman" or "My Friends" or "Frosty's" or "Think I'll Go Back". It's kinda hard to tell where the tracks separate, and most of the tracks are all just parts of this drum solo! What the fuck!? Anyway, check out this clip of Bartholomew Smith Frost (A.K.A. "Frosty") getting' down and funky for ya' in 1969.



    DAYTIME HUSTLER
    By: Bette Midler
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: The Divine Miss M

    Here's a nice phatty for you, courtesy of my man Dan at JumpJump Records… This break is incredibly dope...almost identical to "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey! I shit you not, my friends. I hereby unleash on the world: The Bette Midler Break!!



    MARY MARY
    By: The Monkees
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.1

    HEAVILY sampled!! Nice crazy fast loud low shaker beat! You'll recognize it, I promise! Okay, not everyone will recognize it, but it's a definite "Oh, THAT beat!" kind of track…



    ONE MAN BAND PLAYS ALL ALONE
    By: Monk Higgins
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Dance to the Disco Sax (Buddah 1974)
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.17

    Here's an extremely dope beat that was used by US3, and they somehow managed to make it sound bad, but then again, they're good at butchering drum beats. But fuck them, this straightforward, dope beat is so phat, check it out. It's got a nice change in the second half, so you don't even need to chop the shit up, it done been done already! Second half is equally as fly as the first, but more creative, and a little bit more zany, just like me.



    TEACHERS [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: James Moody
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Teachers

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Main Loop



    TEACHERS [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: James Moody
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Teachers

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - KRAAYZEE-Ass intro fill!!



    UNCHAINED [PART 1 OF 3]
    By: James Moody
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Teachers

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Of the 2 main loop themes, this is the simplest of the set



    UNCHAINED [PART 2 OF 3]
    By: James Moody
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Teachers

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Here's the longest and most rhythmically complex of the three…



    UNCHAINED [PART 3 OF 3]
    By: James Moody
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Teachers

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - This one's just the cool little outro fill from the end of the break.



    WHISKEY & WINE
    By: The Motors (feat. Bram Tchaikovy)
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Motors 1
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.17

    Don't blame me if I spelled that guy's name wrong, it's not my fault, I copied it! Okay, I think I can declare this as the last of the loud, big rock and roll sounding drum beats here today! Yeah! It was starting to get pretty hard to write new things about them all... This one, like its brothers before it, is likely the creation of a slightly funky white person - I don't know, just guessing - and it has that great live reverbey sound white rock and rollers seem to go for... I go for it, too, if the beats are as nice as this one, pretty funky, with lots of cymbal, which makes it more exciting, but may make it harder to mix with other, more normal things. This file's a little large, but I wanted you to hear the whole thing, because I love you. Won't you be...my neighbor?



    LONG RED
    By: Mountain
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.9

    This sounds like the beat Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth used for "Ghettos of the Mind." What do you think? I'm I way off or what? I haven't compared them directly, so I can't say, but I really like this beat, another rocker. Maybe I should start buying rock albums, they have some good shit...naw, maybe I'll just stick to comps and let other people wade through it all for me... :)



    FUNKY SNAKEFOOT [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Alphonse "Vexatious Litigant" Mouzon
    Drums: Elvin Jones
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-26

            Original Album: Funky Snakefoot ('73)
            Comps: Electric Blue (Blue Note UK)

    Drummer is Elvin Jones.

    I've removed this loop from the site since Alphonse Mouzon emailed me threatening to...SUE ME!? Yes, that's right. He wants to get his fair share of my negative income from running this site all these years. So, let it be known: Alphonse, you're welcome to share my debt any time. P.S. Your music rocks but you've become a real bummer, bro.



    FUNKY SNAKEFOOT [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Alphonse "Vexatious Litigant" Mouzon
    Drums: Elvin Jones
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-26

            Original Album: Funky Snakefoot ('73)
            Comps: Electric Blue (Blue Note UK)

    LOOP REMOVED after Alphonse threatened to sue me. Check out this letter he wrote me:

    Dear Mr. Bernstein:
    I found your site via Souldstrut.com bulletin board subsequent to my notice to sue them for a few million dollars for violating my copyrights and Capitol Records' copyrights. And guess what? You are also in violation of my copyrights.

    There are several of my musical works ( "Funky Snake Foot" and "You Don't Know How Much I love You" drum loops) on your website that you are willfully allowing your users to download unto their samplers.

    You are hereby notified to cease and desist immediately without fail - otherwise I would be forced to add you to the list of companies that I'm planning to sue in Federal Court.

    Nothing herein shall be construed to be an election or waiver of any of my rights or remedies, which are expressly reserved.

    Veraciously,
    Alphonse Mouzon
    Chairman/CEO/Record Artist
    Mouzon Music Company



    YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Alphonse "Vexatious Litigant" Mouzon
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.23

    LOOP REMOVED after Alphonse threatened to sue me. Apparently he's compiling a list of companies he wants to sue and I made the list! Whoo hoo! Sounds like he has matured to lead a full and richly philosophical existence. I'm so glad to hear he's given up music for lawsuits.

    I like this beat a lot, and it's a good last one to write about, because it deserves to be written about. This first part is the main loop, simple, basic, phat, and extremely versatile and usable as-is. It's a straight beat, but very funky nonetheless, go Alphonze! Check Part 2 (below) for more creative funkiness and embellishments (whoah, that was a big word).



    YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Alphonse "Vexatious Litigant" Mouzon
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.23

    Well, in the interest of consistency, I have removed this loop from the site as well. Alphonse, that old trickster, has threatened to sue me if I don't remove all his loops. And, misguided as his vexatiousness is, I will comply with his wishes. I think everyone who’s used this site since it started years ago is well aware that it's not here for money or even for circumventing the record sales industry. It's here like a library, for information, and for education. I always encourage people to pick up the albums and research their favorite artists. But, I guess old Alphonse didn't pick up on that and assumed I was one of the bad guys... Oh well, your loss Alphonse, I was trying to spread the word about your music with small sound clips a few seconds long and some kind words to back them up. I guess I was threatening to you, or looked like a hearty monetary meal, since I'm such a financial powerhouse with debts I can't even keep up with. I assure you that any lawsuits against me would be quite pointless as I have no money and run this site at a loss. But hey, don't let that stop you, sue away my friend!

    Here's the second part, another one that sounds kinda' like that Super Mario Brothers 3 underground music, but that's just my opinion. Similar to Part 1, but with a nice long fill at the end and some variations on the beat. Same phat drums, same phat drummer, how could you go wrong? And that does it for me tonight, hope you enjoyed your 56 new free Phat Beats, more will come as soon as I recover! Don't forget to check the Mystery Beats Page and email me with comments, suggestions, and requests. Remind me that I'm doing this for a reason!



    JUICY FRUIT?
    By: Mtume
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Juicy Fruit ('85)?

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND
    By: Ann Murray
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Snowbird
            Comps: Drum Crazy 1

    From the "Snowbird" album comes this sampled beat among sampled beats, not to mention the theme song for one of my Sureel buddies, who has about 698 (at last count) different versions of this song, each one with an open break, and each one found sealed in random thrift shops around his house for no more than 11 cents each, mint. This is my favorite version of this catchy song that I've heard so far. And, actually, I couldn't get this fucking song out of my head after hearing it, and as I was driving back home to Oakland across the Bay Bridge last week, I started thinking of new lyrics for the song about the Brita Water Filter, for some ODD reason:
         "Put your hand in the hand of the man who distilled the water...
         Put your hand in the hand of the man who made it iron-free...
         Put your hand in the hand of the Brita Water Filter, then you'll see...
         That it's flowin' in your glass, like it's fresh from a mountain stream..."
    MAN, I'm glad I got that off my chest, now I can continue with my life…



    HOW FUNKY CAN YOU GET?
    By: The Mustangs
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Very nice loop along the lines of "Hunk Of Funk" by Jack McDuff. Ends up with a little Meters-y guitar riff. Nice one.



    I WASHED MY HANDS OF THE WHOLE DAMN DEAL
    By: New Birth
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Philip Davis sent me this and told me that it was sampled by Black Sheep on "Black With No N.V." What else need you know about it? Well, how about the fact that the bass drum sounds like a floor tom? How about THAT fact, eh!?



    KEEP ON DOIN' IT
    By: New Birth
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    NEW HEAVENLY BLUE
    By: New Heavenly Blue
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Educated Homegrown
            Comps: Drum Crazy 1

    This beat is funky and chillin', just as you have come to expect from my funky, chillin' ass, right? The second half has more story to tell, but check the first half first, and then go to the second half and be blown away. But be a little blown away by the first half, too, because it rocks. :) This one is one of the most famous drum breaks out of this batch [originally posted 9-7-98]. It was used by DJ Greyboy for "Panacea", which was featured on the "Get Shorty" soundtrack. I remember when I saw that movie, the minute I heard this drum beat, I couldn't focus on the rest of the movie. It was so awesome, how the snare casually rolled into the bass drum hits. It was completely funky, and it flowed like the crack in James Brown's veins. You GOT TO check this one out, it's fly. Bzzz.…



    MAKING TRACKS
    By: Night Train
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Strange Beats vol.1

    This is a huge solo that is fucking wicked. I can't remember what the song was like, but this shit is nice! The drums are really unique with this cool "room" reverb sound… And there's a really fast crazy-ass fill at the end, so don't let your attention defecit disorder fuck wit' ya before you finish the track!



    RAINMAKER
    By: Harry Nilsson
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Harry ('69)
            Comps: Drum Crazy 2

    Here's a really nice slow groover that's been used by The Rhythm Section (on their track "Waiting for the Sun"), the Beatnuts, and probably even your mother. It's really slow and chill, with two different fills. It starts out with a fill and a nice cymbal hit, and ends with a different fill at the end. Homey Nilsson be getting' funky straight up on the trippy cartoon tip, too, check out "The Point" sometime, and find out all about me and my arrow.



    FILMS
    By: Gary Numan
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-08-11

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.22

    Films? Like, just in general? I don't get it. This is another heavy rock-sounding beat, very big and loud and echoey, but with a slight hint of funkiness - of course, why else would it be here? It's another "We will...we will rock you" sort of deal, you know the drill...



    PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND
    By: Ocean
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Give Tomorrow's Children One More Chance

    You know the beat… phat.



    FUNKY WORM
    By: The Ohio Players
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-07-23

            Original Album: Ohio Players' "Funky Worm" Single Only; Detroit Emeralds' LP Only
            Comps: Red Hot Beats

    See "You're Getting A Little Too Smart" by the Detroit Emeralds



    JIVE TURKEY
    By: The Ohio Players
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: Skin Tight

    Another rhythm that sounds like the "underground" levels in Super Mario Bros. 3. But of course, the drums sound better than that… This one's dope, with homeboy lettin' his lady have a piece of his mind… :) Updated 12-17-2000 to ADPCM and longer break (original file submitted by Davisk)



    NEVER HAD A DREAM
    By: The Ohio Players
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Jammy DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT
    By: O'Jays
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

    Erock sent me this one, and I be glad he did. You will be, too, because this swinger has some phat bass, and a hi-hat that gonna' get 'cho feet tappin'. Tap tap tap, bitch, with your Lord-of-the-Dance-ass, because you can't fight the funk! Simple, yet effective, just like a blowj... I mean, just like, um... let's move on. Updated 12/17/2000 to ADPCM with hi-hat solo at end (original file submitted by Erock)



    LOVIN' HORNS
    By: Panic Button
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    This is more like a fill, but you decide… It's just a couple measures of a paradiddle-like rhythm between the snare and bass drum, with a nice chunky hi-hat running through it. Would actually make a pretty nice fill sample…



    LOVE'S THEME
    By: Fausto Papetti
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.11

    What the fuck is "Love" and who is Fausto? I don't know, man, that is some weirdness, but this beat is incredibly phat. The bass drum sounds like it's got some 808 in it, but I don't think it could, because it's too old, right? This is a totally wicked beat, though, it's ready for use with no fiddling or chopping. Take a listen, home pie: check the new hi-res version here, you can hear that this beat is clear and phat as hell.



    DO THAT STUFF
    By: Parliament
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

            Original Album: Unknown [1976]

    Nice "small" sounding drums, in the vein of "Chicken Yellow" by Miami. Excellent fill at the end, and an overall good funky break. Note: 64Kbits/sec mono.



    PUZZLE
    By: Passport
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Hand Made

    This beat has the world's all-time best sounding bass drum! Well, that's subjective, of course. Check this one out, it's a little fast, but that's what software's for, right?



    SHAFT IN AFRICA
    By: Johnny Pate
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Shaft In Africa Soundtrack
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.21

    Special thanks to Mo Majid for cluing me in as to who did this track! Anyway, this is another frantic fast beat, but it somehow manages to chill. I really like this beat, and I like the little guitar noises in the background, even though I'm usually annoyed by that sort of thing, so that goes to show how cool the little noises are, doesn't it? The second half has a funky tambourine and a nice fill at the end. Loop it up, close your eyes, and pretend like you're in Africa or something...And I'm gonna' go take a nap before this disintegrates again…



    EASIEST WAY TO FALL
    By: Freda Payne
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.23; Best of Freda Payne

    I really like this beat, because it's original, and the drums sound really different. This beat was used by Des'Ree, and even though she can't sing, her producer did a nice job with this loop, even though they credited a drummer for it, which is fucking bullshit. I would be mad if someone used my shit and then said that they played it. But then again, so would Milli Vanilli.



    WE'VE GOTTA' FIND A WAY
    By: Freda Payne
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: Best Of Freda Payne, The

    Here's a chillin' drum loop with some bongo action up in the background. It'd work well as a base upon which to build a funky structure of some sort. On its own, though, it's just kinda like the Jerry Springer Show without sex or physical violence: nothin' to write home about. Updated 12-1-99 to include the whole break, and I don't know what I was talking about before: this shit is phat!



    I NO GET EYE FOR BACK
    By: Houston Person
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-04

    Philip Euler sent me this one with Lawrence Killian & "Master" Henry Gibson on Drums. But the title: can you say "smoking crack"? What the fuck is that "No Get Eye" shit all about? I won't presume to guess. This is a weirdo beat, but I really like it. It's extremely soft-spoken and features some type of high-pitched percussion a little in the background (glass bottles?). Definitely one of a kind, but you'd really have to boost it in your mix for it to be heard. Very cool and chill, though, definitely worth checking if for no other reason than for a change of pace.



    FROM THE HEAD
    By: St. Clair Pinckney
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Private Stock

    "From The Head" is right, as in "from the toilet". I mean, this beat is fly, but it's coming out of a gay, toilet of an album. DO NOT BUY IT unless it's free! Former James Brown saxman St. Clair Pinckney released this album "Private Stock" in 1989 on the Ichiban label, and it's clear that the man has forgotten his funky roots. Even this song, the only one that barely surpasses "Easy Listening" status, sucks major dick (maybe that's what he meant by "head" - in keeping with its gay classification), as it tries to recapture a sort-of James Brown groove...and fucking fails miserably. Anyway, even though listening to and watching the album spin on my turntable is eerily reminiscent of watching a toilet flush, this one beat redeemed the $2 I spent on this garbage, thank god.



    BOUNCY LADY
    By: Pleasure
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.15

    The bouncier the better, baby! I don't know if I'm just in a mack-player kinda' mood or what, but I swear this is another sooper-player beat. It's just chillin' there, doin' its thang, makes me wanna' put a big feather in my hat and go buy a cane! It's slow, and has some very nice sounding drums and a great noise at the beginning that sounds like the kind of sound that would happen if you accidentally saw Bea Arthur coming out of the shower or something... :)



    YES WE CAN CAN
    By: The Pointer Sisters
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Pointer Sisters
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.17; Yes We Can: The Best Of Blue Thumb; Very Best Of The Pointer Sisters: Fire

    I didn't know the Pointer Sisters ever did anything good...wow. This beat is fucking awesome and as hardcore as John Wayne Bobbitt. This one was used by DeLa on "Breakadawn", by Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth, Heavy D, Big Daddy Kane...You KNOW this shit is bumpin'. Props to the Pointer Sisters for this, their ONE good song ever, as far as I know. Download it immediately or you suck. Note: 160Kbits/sec.



    HALLELUJAH, AMEN, ALRIGHT
    By: Gus Poole
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Comps: Status Breaks v.1

    Another kicker from Philip Davis, the man behind the man... Actually, at this point, he's got as many or more loops up here than I do, I'm just his bitch now, it's only a matter of time before I have to rename the site, "Philip Davis is My Pimp". Oh well, I'll enjoy my freedom while it lasts. This beat is really nice and unique, with a great heavy reverb to it, and nice solid mid-heavy drums, slightly fast, and with good use of the ride cymbal. Sounds kinda' like a potential jungle loop, if you sped it up or something. Dear Philip: Thank you sir, may I have another?



    PARTY TIME
    By: Roy Porter
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Best Of Luv n' Haight vol.1

    Party Time...Indeed. This is waay chill, one of those "Kissing My Love" type grooves, completely laid back and funky as hell. A good one to chop up, too, and another one available as a reissue from Ubiquity. Those guys make the world go 'round.



    RED STICK
    By: Potliquor
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Potliquor

    Here's an extremely funky break with some seriously nice-sounding drums. The bass is punchy and phat, and what more could you want? I know I know, you want an orange Slurpee; but goddammit, if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: they only sell them at Halloween!! Note: added intro fill 11-25-99 and hi-res.



    RED STICK INTRO FILL
    By: Potliquor
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Original Album: Potliquor

    This is just a nice fill from this song, it'd be nice to use in combination with the main loop (below).



    SORCERER OF ISIS, THE
    By: Power of Zeus
    Drums: Bob Michalski
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Gospel According to Zeus, The
            Comps: Drum Crazy 3

    From the album "The Gospel According to Zeus" (which I own, so there!), this is an ex-mystery beat whose identity was revealed by McWax. Thanks, man, because this is one of my all-time favorite beats. Featuring Bob Michalski on the drums, this simple break just sounds badder than shit on a stick. The album is actually available as an import CD, and this drum loop is featured on Drum Crazy Volume 3. I highly recommend buying one or the other, because this beat is dope, phat, hype, wicked, funky, fresh, slammin', jammin', illin', chillin', icy, bad, raw, and all that other '80s shit you used to say in 3rd grade. Enjoy.



    REPENT WALPURGIS
    By: Procol Harum
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Whiter Shade of Pale, A

    Submitted by Jammy, this bass drum is a model for all other bass drums to emulate. Makes the windows shake, ya' know? Definitely worth downloading for that alone, even though the rest of the loop is great, too, on this slow swinger. Jammy strikes again!



    SHE WANDERED THROUGH THE GARDEN FENCE
    By: Procol Harum
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Whiter Shade of Pale, A

    From the same album as "Repent Walpurgis" ("A Whiter Shade of Pale") comes this beat, which is literally the exact same beat. This one's extremely noisy, because my shit was bought at a flea market! Excuuuuuse me!



    GOT MYSELF A GOOD MAN
    By: Pucho & His Latin Soul Brothers
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Jungle Fire!

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Recorded really hot, this is a clip from one of two break sections in this track. The other was recorded so hot I burned ma' damn ears! In any case, I'm glad Pucho got himself a good man, because let me tell you girlfriend, all the good ones are gay! (Umm…I mean…um…)



    SOUL DRUMS
    By: Bernard "Pretty" Purdie
    Drums: Bernard Purdie
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Submitted by Erock, here's a small, frantically-fast sample that speeds by you like a corvette before you even have a chance to appreciate its beauty. You'll have to download it and loop it to really appreciate the drumming here, which is steady and funky even at this tempo, a feat that's harder than you may think. Leave it to Purdie to pull it off, though, and leave it to Erock to share it with us all.



    THEM CHANGES
    By: Bernard Purdie
    Drums: Bernard Purdie
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    MIND DEMONS
    By: Suzi Quatro
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Suzi…And Other Four Letter Words

    Here's one I had and didn't add. Listen to see why… :) It's just a straight rock beat, four on the floor, all that good shite. Fast rock fill at the end. ONLY FOR ROCK DRUM FANS.



    RADIO GA GA
    By: Queen
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Works ('84)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    TICK TOCK BABY [FILL ONLY]
    By: Quickest Way Out
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Just a quickie 2-beat intro snare fill here. Nice understated rolls make it groove, and the snare sounds nice and open.



    YOU'VE BEEN IN LOVE TOO LONG
    By: Bonnie Raitt
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Taking My Time

    Fucking DOPE 2-measure hi-hat loop with bass drum kicks on the first beat of each measure. The hi-hat just sounds awesome, this kicks major ass.



    GET READY [LIVE]
    By: Rare Earth
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Rare Earth In Concert [Rare Earth, '71]

    Here's another version of this track with loud audience noise and really fast drums. Would be hard to use in a track unless it was the center of attention or the track was really fuckin' loud. :)



    GET READY [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Rare Earth
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Get Ready ('69)

    Very nice shit. Fast, hi-tuned drums with a talented stick man on the throne.



    GET READY [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Rare Earth
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Get Ready ('69)

    This part has crazy solo, fills, and alternate isht. Highly recommended!



    I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE
    By: Rare Earth
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: One World ('71)

    Large file, well worth the download. Updated 12/17/2000 to ADPCM (original file submitted by Davisk)



    IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME
    By: Red, White & Blues Image
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Here's one I discovered in my own searches through the crates. Nice simple, chill one featuring only bass drum and rim hits, no hi-hat. I think if you added a hi-hat, though, it might actually groove pretty good. I'm gonna' go try that, be right back...No, it really doesn't sound good. Oh well, I tried. :)



    SCORPIO
    By: Rhythm Addicts
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Pretty much an exact copy of the Dennis Coffey version we all know and love… Obviously, the Dennis Coffey one is gonna' be better, but this one's pretty dope. Give it a shot if you care to download such a large file. Nice "chicken scratch" guitar running throughout…



    PEAS PORRIDGE IN THE POT
    By: Rhythm & Rhyme
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Yup, this is it! That De La Soul sample… D-IZZLESN-OPE!



    FUNKY SONG
    By: Ripple
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-12

    Here ya' go: another one submitted to us by Erock. Man, this guy (and Dave) makes me feel so inferior. He just emails over these beats by the dozen - all beats I don't got, and all beats that are phatter than mine. Man, that's just not fair... Well, I guess you're not complaining, huh? More for you. This one's a mellow swinger, but not gay-swing, mellow-swing. Got it? Funny ha-ha, not funny-queer. Did you see "Slingblade"? If so, what were your feelings about the use of the term "queer" to denote homosexuality? Your answer should be 2 double-spaced, typed pages, and I'd like it on my desk by third period tomorrow...



    WILLIE PASS THE WATER
    By: Ripple
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Submitted by Erock, I really like this one, and so you have to download it and like it, too. It's similar to "Scorpio" by Dennis Coffey in feel (you'll see what I mean if you check it out) and it's more funk than you can shake a stick (or a maraca) at! Thanks again to E-Dogg, for puttin' the 'unk' back in 'funk'! (?)



    DO YOU BELIEVE IN FATE?
    By: Sir John Roberts
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This is a relatively new one for me. I just thought you'd like it. It's got a nice bassy bass drum that could really add some punch to a track, and it's a pretty simple disco-esque beat. Nice one.



    ATLAS
    By: The Robin Jones Seven
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: Lift Off! With Apollo Sound…

    This is a pretty cool loop. It's in very hi-res (256Kbits/sec.) since it sounded like shite when I compressed it regularly.



    TRUST YOUR CHILD
    By: Jimmy Robins
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    Very uneven beat with cool conga drum and tambourine in it. Give it a try, see what ya' think!



    HARD TO HANDLE
    By: Dennis Robinson
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Beautiful downtempo loop with cowbell hits on the downbeats, and the second half has some dope guiro action (not something you hear every day in a soul/funk track!). I chopped out the end when the vocals come in, but it's all pure. :)



    IF YOU CAN WAIT
    By: Smokey Robinson
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Submitted by Erock, this is the "Premature Ejaculation Anonymous" theme song. They play it at the beginning of every meeting. God DAMN, baby, I'm tired! And gettin' pretty vulgar here, I apologize in advance, I cannot be held accountable! Okay, REALLY nice one here, a little high-pitched, with a weird quiet bongo-roll in the background (I think). Fast, but you'll probably slow it down a bit, and then it will (duhh) be less high-pitched. That's what happens when you lower the pitch of something, except in baseball, when lowering the pitch can result in several other things including strikes, balls, and damaged genitalia. Time for bed? Hell yes! See ya'!



    SWEET PEA
    By: Tommy Roe
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Sweet Pea ('66)
            Comps: Several "Best of" comps…

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - c'mon c'mon c'mon c'mon…SHUT UP! This is one of several breaks in this song, all of which are extremely similar. So, I'm just posting this small clip.



    808 BOOM
    By: Roland
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-07-23

    This is that BOOMY BASS drum from the Roland TR808 drum machine. Add this to your loops to make your car rattle and your neighbors try to have you evicted...



    808 CLAP
    By: Roland
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-07-23

    Rounding out our selection of sounds from Roland's TR808 Drum Machine is the famous "Clap" sound. Does it sound like a clap to you? Sounds like pure '80s to me, dude, totally!



    808 CLOSED HAT
    By: Roland
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-07-23

    This the Closed Hi-Hat sound from the Roland TR808 Drum Machine.



    808 COWBELL
    By: Roland
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-07-23

    This is the Cowbell sound from the Roland TR808 Drum Machine (so That's what this sound was supposed to be all these years!).



    HONKY TONK WOMEN
    By: The Rolling Stones
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.2

    A mainstream whitey beat that anyone could probably find in their attic, assuming they had one, or in the local record shop for like 25 cents, but a nice beat, and worth listening to! A groovy cowbell kinda funkdafies the loud rock beat a smidge, and I can't believe I just said "smidge". That sucks. Can you tell that I'm not really into this right now? Let's talk about politics or something...or about how musically-inclined cows drink enough Tequila to "get they groove on". Do they have to be 21?



    DO YOUR DANCE
    By: Rose Royce
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: In Full Bloom

    Very simple single bass-clap pattern, with very fast closed hi-hat hits behind it. Could serve well as a fondation to build upon… Opez sez it was sampled by the Beastie Boys on Paul's Boutique.



    LIFE COULD
    By: Rotary Connection
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Aladdin

    Here is my phattest random find to date, no question. This one I picked up just to check out, not knowing anything about it at all, and bladow! it had this fatter-than-a-breadbox beat in it! Actually, I've been pondering the possibility that this was the beat Shadow used on "Midnight In A Perfect World," rather than the "S.O.U.L." beat I originally thought it was. Your opinions are requested on this issue! Check this most-hype beat and then drop me a line to tell me what you think of the whole Shadow hullabaloo, and then tell me what the fuck a "hullabaloo" is…



    DANCE WIT ME
    By: Rufus, feat. Chaka Kahn
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: The Best of Rufus With Chaka Khan

    Submitted by Erock and Roman Pirie, here's a phat, player loop for you. Tight drum set with nice double hi-hat hits and a nice open hat inbetwixt! Really nice beat from another song I have yet to hear. Thanks to Erock, who has gone all out the past couple weeks to hook us all up!



    PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS
    By: Rick Ruskin
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    File removed at threat of legal action by Rick Ruskin. Repeated attempts at discussion with him were met with repeated threats of legal action; and repeated insistence that, unless I was interested in giving him money, he was not interested in hearing anything I had to say. I maintain that my non-profit usage of this tiny sound clip in this educational context clearly falls under the category of "fair use". He maintains that my understanding of "fair use" is "totally incorrect", but that he is "...not about to give [me] a lesson on copyright law". Anyway, that's the long and short of it...



    SOME JINGLE-BELLS-SOUNDING ISHT
    By: Santa Claus
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Merry Christmas, here's that funkin' Jingle Bells loop you hear every once in awhile. I don't know where this particular one is from, I kinda' lifted it from this lame DJ-ing album that neglected to list its sample sources (don't you hate that?). Don't tell on me for lifting it, though, and then maybe Santa won't bring you coals this December. Ho ho ho, ho.



    COLD SWEAT
    By: Mongo Santamaria
    File Format: Hi-Res MP2 - good
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Comps: Mongo Santamaria's Greatest Hits [Columbia]

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - mp2-compressed from a long-ass funky break.



    HARD WAY TO GO, A
    By: Savoy Brown
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-25

            Original Album: Raw Sienna

    Nice shit! I chopped this one up to remove a hit from the first beat, but it turned out nice, nice, nice! Or, for those of you in Canada, that would be nice, nice, nice, nice… :) Funky shit, check it out!



    THAT SAME FEELIN' [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Savoy Brown
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-25

            Original Album: Raw Sienna

    Kinda' crazy little Disney-jungle-book type isht…Nice percussion loop with bongos and all crazy shit!



    THAT SAME FEELIN' [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Savoy Brown
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-09-25

            Original Album: Raw Sienna

    Here's a nice regular beat, with great sounding drums, and mellow percussion in the background. Some shakers, too, makes it groove real good, like Sgt. Pepper! :)



    GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN
    By: John Schroeder
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Working In A Soul Mine
            Comps: Sack Of Soul v.4

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - PHAT PHAT PHAT version of this classic breakbeat track. Seriously, this is by far the first runner-up to the Lee Dorsey version.



    GET YOUR OWN
    By: John Schroeder
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Comps: Sound Spectrum

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Slightly large file, but it's 10 seconds long and has a few different parts in it that I thought you'd all dig. Very chill.



    SOUL TREK 1
    By: John Schroeder
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Working In A Soul Mine

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - A small clip because the rest of it was recorded too damn hot! That's all good, though, this clip is a nice one.



    WORKING IN A COAL MINE
    By: John Schroeder
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Working In A Soul Mine

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    SNEAKIN' IN THE BACK
    By: Tom Scott
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Tom Scott & The L.A. Express

    This is a sooper-chill drumbeat from a sooper-chill song. Very groovy, baby, yeah!



    LADY FAME
    By: Scrounger
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Snap (Ancor Records '76)

    Whoah, this one's dope. It's probably the most sparse loop on the whole site. Just 4.5 drum hits over 4 seconds… Well, it sounds like it at least. There is some hi-hat in the background, but you'd never hear it unless you really really listened for it… Cool, weird…I like it.



    GET OUT OF MY LIFE WOMAN
    By: George Semper
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Makin' Waves (?)
            Comps: Makin' Waves

    Nice version of this breakbeat classic. Fairly rare, too, in the original.



    MEMPHIS
    By: George Semper
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Makin' Waves

    Sounds like an "Iko ikowane" swing beat. It's, like, totally percussionated to the max, duuuude! Weird, check it out…



    TRAMP PART 1, THE
    By: The Showmen, Inc
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    Perhaps the hardest one of the lot, this one might be pretty tricky to mix with a groove. But you got to rekanyze the hardcoreness of it. If you can mix this beat into a track, let me know, you deserve major props. Don't write it off, though, it's a very nice beat, even though it's crazier than Crispin Glover on PCP. I added the intro fill 12-1-99. Weird, it doesn't seem to go with it at all… I think it was from another part of the song. Sorry!



    ONE MORE THING
    By: Sight Unseen
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Comps: Batteria For The Beatheads vol.2

    Nice little funky drum solo… Starts out with snare rim hits, then progresses to full on snare hits as the beat gets more complicated. This is a very intersestng loop, very syncopated and off-kilter, in the New Orleans/Zigaboo vein.



    FONKY FIRST
    By: The Silhouettes
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Original Album: Conversations With The Silhouettes
            Comps: Drum Crazy 3

    From the "Conversations With The Silhouettes" album, as featured in October's Beat of the Month. This beat is pretty high-pitched and has a very metallic snare and hi-hat that you've probably heard around before. A nice beat from an album with a couple good breaks, available now at Dusty Groove. Actually, the bass line that comes in after this is kinda' tight, too, but I can't put it here, because it ain't a drum. You thought I would make an exception in this case, huh? Well you were wrong, dead wrong, because there are no exceptions, not on the Phat Drum Loops Page. And you can go tell that to the Frugal Gourmet, who assured us that he would never stray from his "no sex with children" rule, but then he fell prey to "an exception"! (I think I'm very tired.)



    LUNAR INVASION
    By: The Silhouettes
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Conversations With The Silhouettes

    This one's very laid back. I mean, it's not that great, but it could be if you fixed it up or mixed it with some 808 or something. This is off of the "Conversations With The Silhouettes" album that the guys at Dusty Groove seem to be very hot on, but honestly, the album is pretty gay except for the 2 phat drum breaks—this was by far the best thing on it. See what you think. (P.S. You can check more 411 on the album on the October Beat of the Month Page.)



    FIFTY WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER
    By: Paul Simon
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    A beautiful break in wonderful hi resolution… Great full bass, clean treble, everything a loop should have!! :)



    DRUMS AWAY
    By: Simon Sound
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Comps: Status Breaks v.1

    From Mr. Davisk, again, here's one off the Status Breaks V.1 comp. Don't tell Paul McGee you heard this one here, or he'll castrate you and me both. Ya' see, he was hoarding all the copies he could find of this awesome slow groover, and then, unbeknownst to him, the fuckin' Status Breaks bitches shared it with the world. Sorry, Paul, maybe you can implicate them on non-sample clearance charges to avenge the wrongdoing. 'Till then, I feel your pain…



    IT'S A NEW DAY
    By: The Skull Snaps
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Skull Snaps
            Comps: Breakdown!

    The classic break. Oversampled? Maybe, but this drumbreak won't ever be played-out. This is by far one of my all-time favorites. I just can't get sick of it. It's so fucking sick by itself, how could I presume to be sick of it? That would be like, double-sick or some shit…? :)



    I TURN MY BACK ON LOVE
    By: The Skull Snaps
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Skull Snaps

    Another gem from the Skull Snaps, perhaps the most under-appreciated band of all time, aside from me! Here's a slightly cumbersome one that's slow and funky, with a nice cowbell and a mellow cymbal crash in the beginning. This cut also features some awesome fills, the first of which has been sampled up the wazoo. Anyway, this is a famous one, so don't overlook it just because I said the word "cumbersome" before, I'm just smokin' that ghetto crack… Updated 12-1-99 to include the entire, amazing 14 second break!!



    BOOGIE BUTT
    By: Skylite
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-08-23

    This is just about as simple as you can get. This song's pretty discoey, but it's catchy and shit anyway, just like V.D. (motto: "the disease you love to hate"). Bass, snare, bass, snare... That's pretty much it, except it's got the Santa Claus action in the background, and I chopped it a bit to eliminate the bass coming in. This is prime shit for layering over, so check it and add some funk to it!



    SING A SIMPLE SONG
    By: Sly & the Family Stone
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

    Used by the Pharcyde, used by bla bla & bla, and everyone else. Tight. It's got some quiet horns in the background, but people usually just chop those out. I'll let you take care of that! :)



    YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU TRY
    By: Sly & the Family Stone
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    A very aggressive beat. This one's hard, fast, and in your face. I chopped it a little, sorry, I don't have time to resample it right now, but I think you'll like it anyway. This is a classic, sampled by everyone from Yanni to Kenny G. Nah, just kidding. But I scared you there for a second, didn't I?



    EIGHT COUNTS FOR RITA
    By: Jimmy Smith
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-04

    From Philip Euler illphil@hotmail.com comes Kenny Dixon on drums in a funky-ass Jimmy Smith track. Nice high, woody-sounding snare, and some well-placed ride hits set off this slightly speedy escapade into the realm of funky jazz. A new one for me, from a new one to me, to you. Thanks to Ill Phil for takin' the time to send in three nice beats (2 more later on).



    NUMBER ONE
    By: Jimmy Smith
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Submitted by Jammy, this is another one of those rhythms that I always tap all over the place, always wishing I could make the perfect loop out of, but never quite cutting it. Here's this loop, though, awesome rhythm, great sound, a slow grooving funkatropolis bell grande, with extra beef and secret sauce.



    SPINNING WHEEL [PART 1 OF 4]
    By: Lonnie Smith
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Drives ('70)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Hella' breaks up in this motherfucker. Anyway, every one of them is chopped to remove the organ hits, but I tried to preserve the original rhythm of the drums. Download 'em all, awesome shit. Joe Dukes on the set, and I'm supposed to tell you not to confuse this Lonnie Smith with Lonnie Liston-Smith, who is another person. Now you know, GI Joe.



    SPINNING WHEEL [PART 2 OF 4]
    By: Lonnie Smith
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Drives ('70)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    SPINNING WHEEL [PART 3 OF 4]
    By: Lonnie Smith
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Drives ('70)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    SPINNING WHEEL [PART 4 OF 4]
    By: Lonnie Smith
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Original Album: Drives ('70)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    SOIL I TILLED FOR YOU
    By: S.O.B.
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-20

            Comps: Vinyl Dogs vol. 2

    God Damn! This is so phat, it's incredible. This is a well-known one among the beat elite (or anyone who has Vinyl Dogs vol. 2), and for good reason. This is so incredibly phat, that your ass has to use the stairmaster for 2 hours after listening just to burn it off. It's like the fucking cheesecake of beats, y'all. Download immediately, but not for those of you on diets…



    DOIN' IT FOR YOU
    By: The Sons of Champlin
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-07

            Original Album: Loving Is Why

    The Sons are awesome. If I were the big Champlin, I would be damn proud of my boys, you know? Well, enough about that, let's discuss beat mining for a moment, shall we? If you're mining for beats and you see a Sons of Champlin album, you should buy it. That's your lesson on beat mining from a man who doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about, so you should just ignore it, or do whatever you want: either way, I'm still buying Sons albums. So there. Oh, I should probably say something about this loop, huh? Well, it's a pretty simple one, but the drums sound great, and it is perfect for chopping, so it's basically everything you could ask for in a beat, except free marijuana, which usually doesn't come in a beat, but that shouldn't stop you from asking for it anyway...



    GOLD MINE
    By: The Sons of Champlin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: The Sons of Champlin

    Gold Mine, baby, that's just what the flea market is. This shit was like $2, and worth ever' penny! This beat is phatter 'dn Bryant Gumbel's ego after beating Ted Koppel at a round of horseshoes! Shoe in one, baby! Shoe in motherfuckin' one! Whoah, anyway, here's a bassy, trebly beat with a great live room sound (probably because it was recorded live in a room), and with some people screaming approval unobtrusively in the background. A great syncopated beat with a great built-in room effect, this is $2 heaven…



    ROOFTOP
    By: The Sons of Champlin
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Loosen Up Naturally
            Comps: Drum Crazy 5

    I love this beat. I love the bass, the bass that goes boom. Now this is an awesome beat, something that's just dying to be used for some phat tracks. Has anyone used it yet? Let me know, I wanna' hear tracks with this beat. If this beat were a president, it would have to be Clinton, because it would be gettin' laid ev'ry day. By the way, this beat is awesome, in case I didn't mention it. (And Clinton's a liar.)



    YOU CAN FLY [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: The Sons
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Original Album: Sons, The

    This was the album where the Sons of Champlin changed their name to The Sons. Dave's Records, Sr. would probably appreciate this change, he's into brevity, I understand. :) Well, Champlin or not, the Sons kick ass, and here's your penultimate proof of that for the day. Part 1 is slightly less unique than Part 2, but download them both and put 'em together to hear a nice 4-measure funk-festival a-la Champlin.



    YOU CAN FLY [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: The Sons
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

            Original Album: Sons, The

    Part 2 here, just like I promised. This one's possibly even phatter than Part 1, and that's no easy task, I assure you. I once tried to be phatter than Part 1, and I ended up on Jenny Craig for a month to recover. Sometimes you've just got to accept the fact that some beats are too phat to challenge. Case in point: "You Can Fly". I can't believe how many cool drum breaks the Sons have. They're this obscure, weird band that no one I know (besides you guys) has ever heard of, and I guess that's good, because I bought all their albums for $2 each. But I hope that I can help to spread the word about this awesome group that must have been sampled a lot by now, even though the Rap Sample FAQ says otherwise. That's gonna' do it for me today, gang; ' hope you found some shit to your liking, and drop me a line to let me know if you enjoyed your stay here with us. Peace.



    SOUL
    By: S.O.U.L.
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: What Is It
            Comps: What Is It / Can You Feel It

    Used by D.J. Shadow for "Midnight in a Perfect World" A great beat, I don't know if I've heard it anywhere else, but you probably have. It's a DAMN nice one. I chopped it a little and added some bass, but this is basically what the beat sounds like, sans guitar.



    JINGLE BELLS [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Soulful Strings
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Comps: Sack of Soul v.?

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    JINGLE BELLS [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Soulful Strings
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Comps: Sack of Soul v.?

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    ASHLEY'S ROACHCLIP
    By: Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Original Album: Salt Of The Earth
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.12; Phat Trax vol.6 (?)

    "The beat that brought about the unfortunate rise of P.M. Dawn," it also brought about the unfortunate rise of Milli Vanilli, and the unfortunate resurrection of Duran Duran (and did the Spice Girls use this? I feel so bad for this drumbeat). This drumbeat is x-tra phat, even if it has been molested in the past. Peep the funkiest tambourine ever laid down on wax. But DON'T peep the later albums by Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers, that shit is FUC*ED UP!



    THINK
    By: Soul Searchers
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    Slight variation from the Esquires Now version, plus some (sorry) annoying bongos. Interesting bass drum, though, has a nice high kick, even though it's a low sound overall, weird. If you listen a little harder to the hi-hat, you'll hear that this drummer has really got it goin' on, too, despite the fact that this beat is dripping with bongo... :( Funky, I ain't denying that, just maybe not meant to be used on its own.



    THINK [TAMBOURINE ONLY]
    By: Soul Searchers
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    Another unique tambourine loop from this tambourine-heavy track.



    BOILIN' WATER
    By: The Soul Stoppers Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    Here's another US3-sampled beat from their second album. Actually, the track that this beat was on was the only enjoyable track on that CD, and that was largely due to this laid-back funky break. The US3 track is called Nowadays, and this beat goes perfectly on it. This beat features a nice 8-beat ride cymbal, a slight swing, and some nice low-tuned drums. Perfect for that chill track you're working on. Updated 10/1/99.



    CRAZY LEGS
    By: Soul Tornadoes
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    I wonder what would happen if you mixed "Crazy Legs" with "Bouncy Lady"... Sounds intriguing to me: a crazy, bouncy lady. And who do you think would win in a fight: someone with crazy legs or someone bouncy? And if the bouncy person won, and you had bet on the person with crazy legs, would you vow to give up gambling for the rest of your life? Yup, you're guessed it, it's getting late, and I'm tired. I think this will be the last "description" of the night. Anyway, here's a sampling from this nice, little funk song. I edited a couple parts together so you'd have a nice bouquet of sounds to give you an overview of this drumbreak. And don't tell me that bouquets are only for fags, because you're the one who bet on the person with crazy legs, so you know all about bouquets. What the fuck am I talking about? Man, that pillow looks good right about now...zzzz zzz zz...



    DEVIL WITH THE BUST
    By: Sound Experience
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.21

    VERY similar to "Black Grass". This is a nice beat, maybe a little Green Acres, like "Black Grass," but good sounding drums that would be easy to chop to your liking anyway. The best thing about this beat is the title, though: what the fuck? Is that supposed to refer to Pamela Lee Anderson or something?



    SAVE THE WORLD [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Southside Movement
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.22

    Here's a tight-ass beat. I'm sorry you guys, but I'm too tired to go into it here with the descriptions, this is like the 50th one I've done today, but just trust me, this beat fuckin' kicks, most of you probably know that already, but for you newcomers out there, don't miss this one, highest recommendation! The second half has a little more creativity and a nice fill stuck in at the end thanks to your favorite beat junky. Loop it up and throw a party, I'll bring the bong(os).



    TAKE THIS WOMAN OFF THE CORNER
    By: James Spencer
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    This one's a nice one. Nothing crazy, besides the title, just a dope beat that makes you say, "Damn, that's a dope beat", and with some nice sounding drums. I think if Nice-ness were people, this beat would be China. Oh yeah, I chopped it up a bit 'cause the bass line comes in toward the end of the beat, so here's the exclusive "M.C. Whyte Mark-Ass Bitch Internet-Only Remix" without the bass. Note: 256Kbits/sec, very hi-res.



    JB'S LATIN
    By: Spittin' Image
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

    Suggested by Erock, here's a fast, syncopated one in the vein of the old-school Idris Muhammad stuff, featuring ride cymbal and snare rim hits. It hits the mark it's aiming for and provides a funky basis for a funky song, maybe yours someday… Updated 12/17/2000 to ADPCM.



    BIG BEAT
    By: Billy Squier
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.9

    I really shouldn't have to explain this, but I'll just hint that it involves a Big Beat. We will...we will...rock you. Well...at least we'll try. Hardcore white boy drums, only the funkiest can mix this beat into something def. It's so darn Big!



    EASIN' IN
    By: Edwin Starr
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Hell Up In Harlem Soundtrack ('70)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Nice slow one with great sounding drums and quiet bongos loopin' in the back.



    NA NA, HEY HEY GOODBYE
    By: Steam
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    We've all heard one version or another of this song, right? Here's a good break from this version, submitted by Erock. There's a weird, fast metronome-sounding percussion going on, and it's hard to tell exactly what it is, but it is kinda' cool sounding, and it makes the beat really sound unique. Cool, I'm gonna' prolly grab a copy of this next weekend, I like it. Thanks, E!



    DO IT AGAIN
    By: Steely Dan
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-26

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    JUPITER'S CHILD
    By: Steppenwolf
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    SERENADE [FILL ONLY]
    By: Steve Miller Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Fly Like An Eagle
            Comps: Steve Miller Band (Box Set, Capitol '94)

    Just a quick fill in the rock style. Cool, though, of course (otherwise I wouldn'ta' included it).



    SHU BA DA DU MA MA MA MA
    By: Steve Miller Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Joker, The

    In case you were wondering how to pronounce it, it's pronounced "shu ba da du ma ma ma ma", I hope that clears up any confusion. This beat is kinda' confusing to me, because I saw it on a beat list, and yet it's kind of...shall we say, impractical? The drums are nice and all, but there's that crash cymbal every loop, and it kind of makes it useless for hip-hop production and stuff. Well, I don't know, here it is anyway, it's a nice beat, just... In case you were wondering what this beat sounded like, now you know. Same album that has "Space Cowboy" on it (The Joker), by the way, scary cover.



    SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE HELP ME
    By: Steve Miller Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Recall The Beginning…A Journey From Eden

    This one is chopped-up like Michael Jackson, but half as white... Well, okay, I admit it: it's equally as white as Michael Jackson. It's just a straight up rock-style beat. Kinda' nice drum sounds though. But like I said, I totally chopped the fuck out of it, because it was shite when I found it. Sorry…



    TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN [FILL ONLY]
    By: Steve Miller Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Fly Like An Eagle
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.16

    Just the phat-ass intro fill to this break. Actually, I think this fill is more phat and useful than the main loop, but you be the judge…with your judicious ass, and your gavel, and your robe, and your fucking white wig! Always with the white wig! If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times: you don't wear the wig outside! (?)



    TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN [MAIN LOOP]
    By: Steve Miller Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Fly Like An Eagle
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.16

    Another nice Rock and Roller, heavy and big. But this one's pretty nice, you should check it out. It's got the double open hi-hat hits, and some nice snare work, makes you wonder if whiteness is such a rhythmic curse after all. Nice beat, give it at least A prop for effort.



    WELCOME
    By: Steve Miller Band
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Original Album: Recall The Beginning…A Journey From Eden

    From the "Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden" LP. Fast, sorta' gay. DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    WELCOME [REMIX]
    By: Steve Miller Band
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

            Original Album: Recall The Beginning…A Journey From Eden

    Here's the same beat slowed down and chopped into funkiness fo' ya', and you said this loop was gay... DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    (DO IT) 'TILL YOU'RE SATISFIED
    By: ST Express
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: (Do It) 'Till You're Satisfied

    Beautiful simple bass-clap disco loop with chilled out conga hits. The kick drum sounds fucking amazing.



    SWEETIE PIE [FILL ONLY]
    By: Stone Alliance
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: Deja Vu

    Quick swingy fill with three flams on descending toms.



    ROCK DIRGE
    By: Sly Stone
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Sly Stone, Recorded in San Francisco, 1964-1967

    Here's a very nice, extremely hardcore one from Sly in the pre- Family Stone days. From the album "Sly Stone Recorded in San Francisco: 1964-67", this is one of those beats where the bass drum is all distorted, which is unfortunate, but also just makes it fuckin' kick all the harder, ya know? So, no, it's not your $11.79 Labtec brand PC speakers distorting the bass, this one's straight out the box like that. You can also check Dave's Records' "Diggin' in the Crates" page (when it's back up) for another clip of this, by the way - it seems like everyone's samples sound really different. I stuck the intro snare hit at the end so you'd have it and so it'd loop well. Otherwise, unchopped and more raw than Clinton's wang after a weekend getaway with "that woman"... (it was wrong.)



    ROCK YOUR BABY
    By: Sunshine Band
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: The Sound Of Sunshine ('75)

    Can you say "Jungle Boogie"?



    GILBERT STREET
    By: Sweet Thursday
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Psudo "Get Out Of My Life, Woman" break with very clean drums. Highly recommended by Dave's Records, so you know it's dope!



    BOOTLEGGIN'
    By: Simtec & Wylie
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-28

            Original Album: Gettin' Over The Hump ('71)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - As sampled by their collective majesty, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, on the Mecca…album.



    BE BLACK BABY [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Grady Tate
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    Be Black, baby, be black. Words to live by. I know I do... In fact, since I first heard this song, I've sold my Barry Manilow collection, given up golf (and sold my orange-checkered polyester pants), and denounced my parents and their annoying caucasianality. In the words of the Commitments, "I'm black and I'm proud," but I don't say that outside my house, because where I live, that would just about do me in. Okay, this beat is VERY nice, very "produced" and under control, but nice bass drum and snare echo hit. Part 2 (below) adds bongos and a KILLER fill.



    BE BLACK BABY [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Grady Tate
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    Part two here is the same with some understated, quiet bongos that know they shouldn't get in the way of this phat loop. At the end is a REALLY NICE fill that's been sampled a couple times. Very nice stuff, thanks to your favorite be-black webmaster.



    KNOCKING 'ROUND THE ZOO
    By: James Taylor & The Original Flying Machine
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: James Taylor & The Original Flying Machine

    Submitted by Dave's Records, here's one of my all-time faves. This is actually Dave's sample of this loop, because I couldn't get mine to sound this phat, so I gave up. I know what you're thinking: "Mhat, you're such a fuckin' loser". And I know what I'm thinking, too: "I wonder if I should have said the word 'faves' up there, that sounds pretty gay...kind of like saying 'fab'". Who is correct? Only time will tell, but I for one know that I don't plan on saying "faves" or "fab" again in the near future…



    151 ROME PROOF
    By: Lee Taylor & The Soul Twisters Ltd.
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    This one's nice and fast, and has that great recorded-way-too-loud sound that makes the drums sound like firecrackers. Kaboom, beeotch! This shit blows up in your face like Chinese New Year! Check tha shit and take cover.



    DO WHAT YA' WANNA' DO
    By: T-Connection
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: Magic

    Dan sez: "A break from "Do What Ya' Wanna Do" by T-Connection, from the album "Magic". Big drum and bongo solo from the middle of the song, with a instument hit at the start." Yup, that's about the size of it, think "Apache"…



    GROOVE TO GET DOWN
    By: T-Connection
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: On Fire
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.12

    Another sort of long one, I'm afraid, but if you have a fast connection, it shouldn't be too bad. I think it's worth it for a good beat like this one, another bongo groover, but unique in its own bongo-grooving way. Beginning doesn't have bongos, so you can cut them out if you hate them, and there's a nice little fill at the end that you could use for lotsa' other stuff.



    PAPA WAS, TOO
    By: Joe Tex
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.21

    They call this an "answer song", but it's just a total rip-off of Tramp. "Answer" my ass...yeah, M.C. Hammer coulda' gotten out of his sample-clearance lawsuit if he had just called "Can't Touch This" an "answer song" to "Super Freak". Whatever, "answer" or not, this is a dope phat loop, even though you've heard it all over the place before. Well, feel free to hear it again, this one's on me. Note: it's at 256Kbits/sec because it just sounded like shit at 128…? Some loops are like that…



    JOHNNY THE FOX MEETS JIMMY THE WEED [FILL ONLY]
    By: Thin Lizzy
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Johnny The Fox?
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.12

    Here's the nice intro fill to this classic break.



    JOHNNY THE FOX MEETS JIMMY THE WEED [MAIN LOOP]
    By: Thin Lizzy
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Johnny The Fox?
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.12

    I don't know about you, but if I had a Thin Lizzy, I wouldn't go around advertising it. That takes balls... :) Okay, this is the last one I'm writing for awhile, I'm hungry and tired, and this whole thing is just deteriorating into ridiculous insanity... BACK TO THE DRUMS!! This is a very nice beat, even though it's another rock and roller. All's ya' gotta' do is slow tha' shit down and it be kickin'! I think this might be the same beat as "Holy Beats" on the Mystery Loops Page, but I'm not sure. What do you think? It's a tight beat, though, no doubt, Thin Lizzy or not. Okay, I'm taking a break and going to get a burrito. C' Ya!



    BABY DON'T CRY
    By: Third Guitar
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Here's one that's so chopped it shouldn't really even be here, but what the fuck, it's a drumbeat... Anyway, I chopped the shit out of this to eliminate other instruments, and it's damn obvious, too, but at the same time, it sounds kinda cool with all these rhythmically weird ambient sounds in the background. Check it if you wanna'; if not, ya' mama! :)



    BREAKDOWN PART 2
    By: Rufus Thomas
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.23

    You know you can always count on Rufus to put the phat phunk into a tune, this one starts out with this drumbreak. It's a little reverby, sounds really good, and it's a simple beat that would be GREAT with almost anything. Check it out!



    FUNKY PENGUIN PART 1
    By: Rufus Thomas
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.1; Do The Funky Somethin': The Best Of Rufus Thomas; Chronicle

    This is the same beat as Part 2, rhythmically, but they're from different versions of the song...or something. This one's got a really boomy bass that's sooper-phat, and a tight snare that contrasts well with it since it's tuned so high. Now wasn't that a nice little articulate comment? Fuck articulatin', download the shit and bust some dope moves, B!



    FUNKY PENGUIN PART 2
    By: Rufus Thomas
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.22

    This is one of the best beats on the whole site. The drums are on-tempo, they sound GREAT, and there's a really nice "1-2-3-GO!" at the end. I can't recommend this beat enough, I love it. And, for your convenience, it's CUEd for easy use in CoolEdit! Check Rufus for the best shit...always.



    I CAN HEAR YOU CALLING
    By: Three Dog Night
    Drums: Floyd Sneed
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    From the album "Naturally", originally, and more recently from the Royal Jammy Archives, here's another white-boy groove from those fab-fab '70s. These guys swing, though, have you ever really listened to "Joy To The World"? The part where they be talkin' smack about the bullfrog? That drum beat is really nice there, too bad it doesn't solo-out... Anyway, this is just a SMALL clip that grooves when ya loop it. Sounds like a deep snare, rings a little bit, and the bass just does its thing. You can chop it, slice it, dice it, or even frappee it, but whatever you do, don't forget to wear eye protection. Safety first!



    SHORTNIN' BREAD
    By: Three Pieces
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: Jazz Dance Classics vol.2

    GREAT BEAT! There's clave in the mix, but clave ain't had none in a long time, so lay off and give the clave some, bro! Great drums here, steady and funky, with a fill at the end that goes perfectly with the rest of this funky loop. Updated 11-27-99 to include the entire absolutely awesome 36-second solo that's worth finding and buying. (It's available on the "Jazz Dance Classics v.2" comp from Ubiquity/Luv 'N Haight.) Wicked!



    SUPERSTITION
    By: Time Machine
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: Strange Beats v.2

    From the "Strange Beats vol.2" compilation comes this nice beat with very full bass drum and double-time hi-hat. Featuring a nice variety of rhythms, this beat is very good sampler fodder. Check it out, and check this comp, too, if you can find it. Very cool and weird… Anyone have Volume 1?



    GENIUS OF LOVE
    By: Tom Tom Club
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-26

            Original Album: Tom Tom Club

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    CAN'T YOU SEE
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    Here's an over-produced, yet funky, drum beat for you. It's not raw, but it's funky, tight, and modern sounding. Dave Garibaldi, the white drummer here, helps to protect the American white guy's image from our other embarrassing musical representatives like Kenny G, John Tesh, and P.M. Dawn...oops, he's not white... :) Updated 10/1/99 to hi-res and now includes the bongos and intro fill from the beginning! Go Mhat!



    EBONY JAM
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    With Dave Garibaldi playing, you just CAN'T go wrong! I swear, I've been thinking about it lately, and I think he's my favorite overall drummer, because he gotst the funk AND he can really play along with the music and contribute thoughtful, intelligent fills and stuff. Anyhoo, here's another Tower of Power jam from the very funky "In the Slot" album. Nice Oakland Funk comin' atcha'! East Bay in 'na' house!!



    GET YO FEET BACK ON THE GROUND [FILL ONLY]
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Tower of Power

    Nice quick 1-beat fill with a smooth-ass triplet in it. Garibaldi! You are the man…



    KNOCK YOURSELF OUT
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    MAHDI (THE EXPECTED ONE)
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: Voco: Lights Out in San Francisco
            Comps: Drum Crazy 2

    Just between the two of us, I wasn't expecting him. But I'm glad he came anyway, because he sure gets Garibaldi bangin' on that set. Go White Boy, Get Busy... This is another ex-mystery beat from a supposedly rare album called "Voco: Lights Out in San Francisco". But it can't be that rare, since I bought a copy of it today for pretty cheap, and the flea market guy said he had like 4 at home. I guess that's why they're rare, he's got them all. Very nice drumbreak, Garibaldi is a genius, I think. I wish he would do a solo recording of just funky drums, I'd be all over that shit like Michael Jackson at a preschool, baby! This new version is a hi-res ACM file (actually 160Kbits/sec instead of 128), so check it and bump it loud, and be guiltlessly proud of your white heritage for a fleeting instant. Unless you're not white, then be guiltlessly proud of MY white heritage instead, or just pretend to be white or something, you know?



    PRICE, THE
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Original Album: East Bay Grease

    Garibaldi! This one's fast, and it's exactly the same as the "Skunk, Goose, and Fly" break; except that one seems to sound a little better for some reason… Really cool, though, I like it!



    SKUNK, THE GOOSE, & THE FLY, THE
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: East Bay Grease

    This beat's exactly the same as "The Price", which was on the same album, but this one sounds a little better, I think. Features Dave Garibaldi, as usual, mackin' it all over the place. This is a very cool loop, in my humble opinion, and I've never heard it used anywhere. Get on the ball, people!



    SOUL VACCINATION [FILL ONLY]
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Tower of Power ['73]

    Good Garibaldi fill. Short but sweet, and in all the right places!



    SQUIB CAKES [FILL ONLY]
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Back To Oakland

    Just the quick intro fill to this awesome beat…



    SQUIB CAKES [MAIN LOOP]
    By: Tower of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Back To Oakland

    Another Dave Garibaldi white-boy-funk-festival. Like "Can't You See", this one's over-produced, but it's still a funky slice of Wonder Bread. And if I were to toast it and lay some jam on it, I'd have myself a tasty little snack. And do you mind if I have some of your tasty beverage to wash this down?



    CLEVER GIRL [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Tower Of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    Just a quick fill, 8th notes, another one follows… good shit. Garibaldi's the man.



    CLEVER GIRL [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Tower Of Power
    Drums: Dave Garibaldi
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    Another quick fill, this one's got 16th notes.



    BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN
    By: Pat Travers
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

            Original Album: Crash and Burn (Polydor)

    Quiet drums with heavy reverb, very very unique, and very dope.



    ROCK BED 1
    By: Jack Trombey
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

            Comps: Bite Hard: The Music DeWolfe Studio Sampler (1972-1980)

    Another NICE one from the "Bite Hard: The Music De Wolfe Studio Sampler 1972-80" CD, this one from 1973. DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    SISTER SANCTIFIED
    By: Stanley Turrentine
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Original Album: Cherry
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.14

    Okay, so this one doesn't just have drums, but we're friends, right? So you can forgive me for that. I think you'll like this one anyway, it's got this drone bass note every measure and this New Jack City-sounding guitar thing in the beginning, not to mention the nice fill at the end. Funky all the way through, and the kind of groove that you could just freestyle straight over without adding more tracks.



    BATTLE OF THE BANDS
    By: The Turtles
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Presents Battle Of The Bands

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - Very large file and not too funky or anything…sorry, I just can't get very excited about this track.



    CAN I GET TO KNOW YOU BETTER?
    By: The Turtles
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

    This right here's the first of several beats brought to us by the Turtles in this latest batch of loops. I really like this one. It's got clapping, which I usually don't dig too much, daddy-o, but this one's really nice. It's pretty hardcore sounding, would be good as a break. Slightly "Chocolate Buttermilk"-like in feel, but more echoey and sloppier, just how I like it! It's fast, but you can slow it down if you know how; and if you don't know how, you have some serious learning disabilities to overcome, so I'll just let you get started on that…



    I'M CHIEF KAMANAWANALEA
    By: The Turtles
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: Presents Battle Of The Bands
            Comps: Mookmasters; 30 Years of Rock & Roll: Happy Together; She's My Girl: 30 Years Of Rock & Roll

    I got 'cher Royal Macademia Nuts right here, baby! This one's been sampled here, there, and probably even by yo' mama! This is one of my (and your mother's) favorite loops, with a great cowbell gonging along and some loud, free drums banging away. The whole song is only a couple silly lines, and that's all it needs to be, since it's so darn groovy! This one's available on the "Mookmasters: Up The Street & Around The Corner" compilation, white with a little orange on it. Or, you can go visit Philip Davis and let him spin it for you. Updated 12/17/2000 to CUEd ADPCM (original file submitted by Davisk)



    YOU BABY
    By: The Turtles
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Here's the second of 2 beats by the Turtles today. This one's nice, too, and should probably be slowed down to avoid a speeding ticket or something. You never know when you might get caught these days, with those "radar guns" and all. Nice bass, nice snare, nice hi-hat, you're all set: just download it, slow the shit down, and add a groove. Another instant "Track-in-a-Box", courtesy of your pal Phatso.



    BULLET THE BLUE SKY
    By: U2
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-01

    Submitted by Drusca, here's one many of us may have heard before. I myself heard it many times when I was younger and before I knew I was supposed to care about open drum breaks. Well, I had forgotten about it, but good ole' Drusca didn't, and so here's this nice big beat for ya', sorta' in the vein of "When the Levee Breaks", and with some really cool flams and a double-time hi-hat that make it very distinctive.



    I LIKE FUNKY MUSIC
    By: Uncle Louie
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.6

    Here's the bongo beat that was in every track on the radio about a year ago, starting with the Lyrical Gangsta', A.K.A. "I'm A Commode." There's other parts of this song that have been used by the Beasties, though, so don't just run away in fear at the mention of "The Lyrical Gangsta'", because this song was around before his Commode-ass. Go bongos! Get busy! Get cha' bong on! It's ya' birthday!



    DRUM TIME
    By: Unknown
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Jammy sent me this tight, speedy funkalicious drumbreak, and now I share it with you. It's got a nice tight sound like it was actually produced by someone, and the bass and snare go really well with each other in a nice, congruent way, kinda' like hairspray and a lighter: like it was just meant to be. This is off an untitled library record Jammy found that listed only track titles, and even SOULMAN doesn't have it!! Check this one and don't forget to throw a prop or two Jammy's way, after all, that may be the only copy left around, and you get to hear it! (Actually, don't tell, but it's available on the "Sound Book Part 1" comp of old DeWolfe material, available at Dusty Groove, and available on my Beat of the Month Page for further listening.)



    GIVE IT TO YOU
    By: UPP
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.3

    Here's a good one for you. Used by Eric B. and his special friend. Maybe if you use it, Eric B. will let you be his special friend, too... scary thought. Updated 12-1-99 to stereo, extreme hi-res (256Kbits/sec), and to proper speed!



    GREASE
    By: Frankie Valli
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: Grease Soundtrack

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    THE CARNIVAL
    By: BBC Various Artists
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-17

            Original Album: What Can I Do?

    Dan sez: "From the BBC record "What Can I Do?". it's record full of games for kids when it's raining, with some songs from the girl guides. this is from one called "The Carnival". it's the least funky thing i've ever heard, but it's useful, i think." Well, I'm not going to comment on this except to say it's a low priority on your download list…



    HAWAII 5-0
    By: The Ventures
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS



    LOVE IN THEM HILLS
    By: The Vibrations
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    I nice latin percussion loop with high pitched bongos cutting through most of it. Starts out with a dope little solo bongo roll… Very nice.



    HUMPTY DUMP
    By: The Vibrettes
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This one's all over the scene, one of the loosest, most wicked loops around. The bass drum kinda booms all over the place and the tight hi-hat somehow keeps it all together. This one was reissued on a Ubiquity comp, "Deja Vu", GO BUY IT!!



    AKIWAWA
    By: The Village Crusaders
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

            Comps: Trippin': The Groove Merchant Compilation

    This is a great, weird song with lots of screaming and "UH!"-ing, and especially weird because the "UH!"-ing isn't your usual variety, it's a much more drawn-out, stuck on the toilet for too long kinda' "UH!", and it's almost eerie for that reason. Nice, with bongos and a fill, but would need serious cutting to use as a non-annoying loop for any period of time… The track then moves along from "UH!"-ing to "AAAGGGHHH!!!", which is a nice change of onomatopoeical pace, though it sounds as if the man is unsuccessfully trying to pass quite a large object through his insufficiently large bowels. The drums in the background ironically underscore the intestinal despair that can be heard in his voice, and really make me wonder if it's safe to go to the restroom again... And then alas, the incontinental drift is finally no more, a triumph of the will of man over that of the bowels. The drums clearly say to me, "All is well in the restroom," and I am left with a feeling of peace, a joi de vive, knowing that the man has survived his ordeal...his race against death. In the background, you can hear him singing ancient tribal words of joy, which can loosely be translated into the following: "I have survived this battle, but the war has only just begun. I now see in my toilet a worthy adversary, and one not to be underestimated. The day will come when I shall shit again, and on that day I shall triumph once again over evil, though I will bring with me a canteen of mineral oil to assist in the fight." Confucious say: God DAMN, baby, what the fuck you talkin' 'bout?!



    SEARCHIN' FOR SOUL [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Jake Wade & The Soul Searchers
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

    These guys do a lot of searching, and they're hardcore into existentialism. Whatever, though, here's a chugging groover for you, New Orleans soul-sounding isht that kicks from the beginning and punches 'til the end. I think this one'd be cool to lay down with another beat. Anyone think of any good combinations? Let me know, I'd like to hear! Peep Part 2 below.



    SEARCHIN' FOR SOUL [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Jake Wade & The Soul Searchers
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

    You know, I was just feeling so guilty about depriving you of this other break from this song, I was just all in pieces, so I decided to use up more server space and break out the funk to the folks. So here's Part 2, this one's the same as above, but with a nice guitar sound at the beginning of the loop. Only for serious fans of Part 1. Let's face it, though, they're both the same beat, but since it's a nice one, I thought you'd appreciate the variations. This one goes into a nice basic snare fill at the end, so if you're planning to use this beat for a track, you should probably get both Parts, because they each have something nice to offer. If you're just curious about what this beat sounds like at all, just peep Part 1 and move along, folks, there's nothing to see here. I repeat, there is nothing to see here... but you guys never listen to me anyway, you boisterous bunch of unruly rapscallions!



    PLANETS THEME
    By: Dexter Wansel
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.10

    What is 'The Planets' and who is Dexter Wansel? I think this one is used a lot in hip-hop, though it is frequently uncredited. It is a good one to mix with others, because it's slightly on the gay side as far as the physical sound of the drums, even though the beat itself is tighter than Pee Wee Herman's drawers at a porno flick. This loop updated to proper speed as of 12-29-98, thanks to alert readers Philip Davis and Yoink: apparently, UB&B sped the shit up for some reason. Note: almost 10 seconds long!



    YOU CAN BE WHAT YOU WANNA' BE
    By: Dexter Wansel
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-29

    Nice shit! A long break with nice drums and a metallic hi-hat, feautring nice conga drums (in great panned stereo). The second half features some nice little staccato keyboard work that's more percussive than it is melodic, so I'm leavin' it! Very cool break, a great addition to the site.



    FUNK I TUS
    By: Warm Excursion
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-27

    A bass-ackwards kinda beat that has been featured on a couple comps, including one by Ubiquity/Luv 'N Haight. Sort of has that marching band cadence thing goin' on a little bit, so it'd add some nice rhythmic counterpoint to a more conventional loop, and then the people listening to your track might say, "My, what a nice counterpoint he has introduced to this otherwise conventional loop!" And then you can just sit back and be proud: you and your rhythmic counterpoint have done a good day's work…



    HANG UP! [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Warm Excursion
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Here's the cool little intro fill to this break. Beware, it has some instrumentation on it! But y'all don't mind, right? :)



    HANG UP! [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Warm Excursion
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This is the first break out of the two in the song, as far as I remember. They're both extremely similar, yet slightly different, and I didn't want to hurt your feelings, since we're such good friends, so I put both up. This one's extremely hardcore, with wild-sounding drums and a nice roll-in before the second loop (in the middle). A slightly different-than-usual beat, sort of along the lines of the New Orleans style of disregarding the standard conventions for where snares and bass drums are "supposed" to go in a funk beat (check Eddie Bo, The Meters...).



    HANG UP! [PART 3 OF 3]
    By: Warm Excursion
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Everything I said above goes for this one, too. And everything I said for this one goes for the above, too, except you'd have to go back and re-read the above one to include these comments in your mind while reading it since I wrote this one after that one, and you hadn't read this one yet when you read that one... And also, everything ever said in the future about these 2 parts shall henceforth be deemed to apply to both, whether or not the orator specifies his remarks as such. Working in a law office really rubs off on you!!



    POWER OF SOUL
    By: Grover Washington, Jr. (or Idris Muhammad?)
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-27

            Comps: Masters of the Saxophone (CTI)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - By Grover Washington Jr., although the CD this was sampled from, "Masters of the Saxophone," on CTI, stated that this cut originally came from an Idris Muhammed album. You make the call, genius. Large file, well worth the download, with a cool weird fill at the end.



    SUNNY
    By: Bruce Wescott
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-24

    Submitted by Dave's Records, another beat you'll have to download and loop to appreciate. This is a very sparse loop, with a great hi-hat that forms the basis for the whole thang. Aside from that, one nice bass drum hit and a loud, popping snare set it all off. Maybe the smallest file on the site, and maybe one of the most usable. Thanks and props to Dave!



    USE ME
    By: Fred Wesley & The J.B.s
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-11-04

    Philip Euler illphil@hotmail.com Ralph MacDonald on Drums DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS!



    BREAKDOWN
    By: We The People
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-18

    Get used to seeing Erock's name around here, because he has spent a lot of time submitting all these dope beats. This one has a really loud, fast hi-hat that kind of dominates the loop on first hearing. Other than that, some nice slightly high-tuned drums and a nice beat tie this one together. Again, I've never heard this song, so I can't say much more than that, besides that Tyrone Harris is my bestest friend, and he's coming over later to record some tracks with me, including a cover of this song, jealous? Confused? Fuck it.



    WHO GOT DE FUNK? [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Andrew White
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: Funky Jams vol.6

    This is exciting, because Part 1 and Part 2 are totally different. I mean different different. This part is less likeable than Part 2, for me, but I like it anyway, and it's a nice tight groover. It's another one of those beats that's really fast, but still manages to sound chillin' like a villain'. And why are villains chillin', anyway? They need to get their law-breaking-ass back into hiding 'fo' 'da cops finds 'em! Ain't no time to be chillin' when you's a villain, baby! Best get 'cho ebonics straight, ho! For reference, feel free to check The Ebonics Homepage...well, sort of.



    WHO GOT DE FUNK? [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Andrew White
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: Funky Jams vol.6

    The chillin' villain is back, and this time he's got a slower tempo, more conducive to chillin', wouldn't you say? This one's not really that much slower, if at all, but it seems like it. It's much funkier, and it's got a fly-ass fill at the end, but take note: I straight hooked your player-ass up and chopped out the bass that ruins the end of that fill, so you gots me to thank for that shit, a'ight, bro? This is how the drums actually played, just without the bass over them, git it? Okay, I'm gonna' bust outta' here now fo' some lasagna at my pop's pad, so I'm gonna zoot! Catch you on the next batch of phat, funky drum loops!



    I'M GONNA LOVE YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE BABY
    By: Barry White
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    If Larry is short for Lawrence, then is this guy's real name Bawrence? That's right, he's not so sexy no more, with his Bawrence ass! God DAMN I'm tired! Anyway, this is a readily available beat. My parents probably even have it, but it is VERY nice, and it's got a cool intro fill, too, thanks to the wickedest webmaster ever. If you don't have this beat, you really should get it, because it's very funky and very choppable.



    FUNKY SOUL SHAKE [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: E.T. White & The Potential Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    Nice loop with an understated hi-hat and nice mellow ride cymbal, snare hit on the and beat of 4.



    FUNKY SOUL SHAKE [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: E.T. White & The Potential Band
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

    This one I musta' chopped, because it sounds all funkdafied and shit. Anyway, I wish I could remember what I did an hour ago much less how and when I chopped this one, so you'll just have to deal with it. Dealing? Good.



    THINGS GOT TO GET BETTER
    By: Marva Whitney
    Drums: Clyde Stubblefield
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

    Another remixed Marva Whitney tune from the "James Brown's Original Funky Divas" CD (also, see "Unwind Yourself" below), this one has traces of the original horns and bass (presumably due to track bleed-through) in the background, but the drums are so hard, you just can't complain. Check the tight-ass snare and the frantic speed with which Mr. Funky Drummer, Clyde Stubblefield, lays down tha' bomb here for us.



    UNWIND YOURSELF
    By: Marva Whitney
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Comps: James Brown's Original Funky Divas

    This is the remixed version from the "James Brown's Original Funky Divas" CD. If you listen, you can still hear the funky baritone sax line in the background, but we've all heard that before, haven't we? These drums are real nice (Funky Clyde Always delivers), and I'm glad they gave the drums a chance to speak here, 'cause they sho' nuff gots a funky message to spread. Check this beat, now available for the first time ever.



    CHINESE CHICKEN
    By: Duke Williams
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.20

    How can this drumbeat be so fast and frantic and so damn chill at the same time? I don't get it, but it totally works. Even if you don't like the beat, the drums sound really good, and would be easy to chop, and there's a fill at the end for you. Don't you just love me?



    LAST NIGHT CHANGED IT ALL
    By: Esther Williams
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-11-25

    Phat one, awesome bass - truly incredible - and a nice cowbell on the downbeats. Would actually be a pretty good one to chop up, and I'm sure this one's been used all over the place.



    AMEN BROTHER
    By: The Winstons
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-01

            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.1

    Here's an Eric B. & Rakim beat for you. A very nice beat, very versatile, and can be put to much better (and less annoying) use than Eric B. & his little friend did. Updated 10-1-99 to include the fill.



    FAST LIFE RIDER [PART 1 OF 2]
    By: Johnny Winter
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-22

    Submitted by Jammy, a serious player who has helped me out a lot with some dope samples recently. If you see "Jammy" next to a beat on this page, you can know ahead of time that the shit is first-rate. Anyway, here's Part 1 of this nice beat that's very versatile, choppable, and has more nice drum sounds. More below...



    FAST LIFE RIDER [PART 2 OF 2]
    By: Johnny Winter
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1998-09-22

    Also, submitted by Jammy, Part 2 here offers more of the same and adds a nice fill at the end, though I think I mighta' chopped it a bit to ditch a guitar riff or something. Very nice, maybe nicer than Part 1, maybe even nicer than Mr. Roger's Neighborhoo...naah, no one's that nice!



    KISSING MY LOVE
    By: Bill Withers
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-10-19

            Original Album: Still Bill
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.20

    This one is all over the place, too. Funky & chillin', just like a Orange Julius...?



    TOO COOL TO BE TRUE
    By: Baba Yaga
    File Format: IMA ADPCM Compressed WAV - very good
    Uploaded: 2000-12-16

    Nice prominent closed hi-hat hits atop this very nice loop. Clean kick drum and tight snare with a mellow reverb. Highly recommended by Dave's Records, so you know it's dope!



    FOR YOUR LOVE
    By: The Yardbirds
    File Format: Lo-Res PCM WAV - worst
    Uploaded: 1999-04-24

            Original Album: For Your Love ('65)

    DESCRIPTION IN PROGRESS - No hi hat, but lots of low end and reverb. Nice one.



    YELLOW SUNSHINE
    By: Yellow Sunshine
    File Format: ACM Compressed WAV - good
    Uploaded: 1999-12-01

            Original Album: Yellow Sunshine
            Comps: Ultimate Breaks & Beats vol.18

    Last one in this batch, yeah! This is from an Ultimate Breaks & Beats album, and it's fast, with bongos (does anyone out there really like bongos?), and some quiet guitar shit, too. I don't really like this one that much, but it's phat. Actually, I'll just shut up, because I don't think I would like anything short of Clyde Stubblefield as tired as I am right now, and after writing that emotional clown story...good night, I bid you peace.







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