A new breed of house music is emerging into the spotlight from London's pioneering music scene: A wide selection of current genres such as dubstep, electro, garage, grime, urban and UK funky have united in a new mind-blowing style, and here's your first taste, fresh in-tune with the dance movement... "Ghetto House Grooves".
Authored by one of Prime Loops' best resident engineers (the mastermind behind our top-selling "Tech House" collections, plus "Kings of Swing Present: Downtown House" & "Fidget Vs Electro Grooves" sample pack releases, "Ghetto House Grooves" is set to become the next big thing this year! Scott Harvey has lots of experience in the urban house scene under his belt, releasing on major labels such as Warner, EMI, and Ministry of Sound. Whether he's in London or Berlin, Ibiza or New York, Scott's influence is well respected all around the world.
We asked Scott about the production process of this sample pack:
"An organic feel was in order here with the drums, so I recorded a fair amount of live percussion/drum loops and hits for this pack, played by a good friend of mine who is an African musician and amazing percussionist, and then mixed them up with more electronic sounds. The loops and hits have been processed and recorded in 24-bit, and I have added distortion to some sounds to give a dirtier feel in keeping with the genre. I have a range of analogue hardware, such as the Roland JV2080, Nord Lead, MoPho, Access Virus, Korg Prophecy and a selection of high-end soft-synths for the techy synth sounds and basses. The entire pack was processed using Apogee converters, and a TL Audio Ivory valve compressor".
After months of hard work, everything was boiled down into 200+ ghetto-fabulous loops, and also arranged into 15 streamlined Construction Kits for ease of use. In addition, you also get 180+ super-styled drum hits, plus a well-deserved splash of bullet point FX - all suited to the genre. So you can program, remix, match and create as you please.
Other influences in this pack were taken from broken house, Caribbean music styles, ragga, soca and dancehall. Scott commented: "I really feel that there wasn't really anything like this in the market, I know there's definitely room for this one! I wanted to take it in a new direction, and do something new."
We are proud to present this new collection, which truly represents a movement. It's simple - if you produce urban music... get involved.