I know it’s been a minute since we reviewed anything from Motion Samples but it’s that time again.
Today I’m checking out something that is sure to spark some interest among the underground, organic, hip hop lovers.
I’m talking about Hip Hop Genetics…let’s see whasup
Back to the foundations with Hip Hop Genetics
No matter who you are, if you’re producing any type of hip hop or urban music then you know it most definitely started out with the sample.
Taking small bits and pieces from here or there and creating something new.
We’re not just talking about the popular soul music sampling either, that’s only one style of sample based music.
Today I’m talking about that old school…
take a 1 second horn from here, mix it with a 5 second piano from there, glaze it up with some strings from an opera record…well….. you get me.
Hip Hop Genetics is a multi sample collection based on classic underground hip hop sounds.
Organs, farfisa, piano, harpsichords, rhodes, glockenspiel, classic guitars, basses and strings all layerd, mashed and mixed to have that “straight from the crates” sound.
- Content: 350 multi samples
- Format: Wave
- Price: $50
So how does it sound?
I love how they put stuff together.
Basically, it sounds just like they went in the studio, made some tracks with vintage instruments, recorded it to some warm sounding equipment, then to vinyl, then sampled it and chopped it up for human consumption.
The production style as always, captures the essence of the bits and pieces of sounds and instruments that underground hip hop lovers look for.
Though it has a “vintage” sound, it’s not low in quality at all.
A lot of the samples aren’t full, cut off in weird places…and aren’t full loops, just the type of stuff you’d expect to find when digging on your own.
So what’s the final verdict on this one?
It’s a great collection, I really like how each one of their sample packs really lives up to it’s name/target. If it’s soul samples, then they sound authentic, club/pop synths….sound like they should. And underground gutter nuggets sound just like the thrift store, swamp meet, back-alley crates you’d go looking for them in.
I give this a 4 out of 5 subs, it’s a very solid collection.
Like SoulTown vol 1, I’d like to have seen a few more longer samples for chopping…BUT, since this is aiming to capture that underground sound, I think they did a good job with the small bits and awkward measures….
it really challenges your creativity, just like pullin those treasures from your classic record collection.
Not everyone likes that underground sound, some are looking for something more “current” or “radio ready” but for those that still love and can’t get away from that classic, neck snap…boom bap music, definitely check this out.
Get that classic sampled sound…without having to deal with the pain of royalties and sample clearance….
Check em out in the Motion Samples Store
as usual, leave a comment below, let me know what you think.