Published May 29, 2007The glory days of dirty drums and distorted bass in hip-hop production have slowed down immensely in the last few years. Sampling a break from your pops record collection and taking the time to chop it up on your MPC is no longer the route for junior producers, who now opt to use the same generic 808 handclaps over and over. Crushing Drums thankfully bridges the gap by delivering over 1,000 WAV files of kicks, hi-hats, bass lines, flutes, piano loops and everything else you need to piece together a dusty melody on the double. The key to this collection is the presence of vinyls beloved snap, crackle and pop hiss, which is completely lost when choosing synth sounds over a Bernard Purdie roll. Whether youre a veteran or a bedroom rookie, this collection of pre-chopped breaks from Drumlabz is indispensable.