Thursday, October 1
Gruss Loops Vol. V
It's a new month and that means a new set of Gruss Loops! This time round our man of the skins has come up with a set that I think might just be my favorite yet. Here's the list:
173_PopUp - Upbeat. Crisp. Snappy. If these loops aren’t ready for Top 40 radio, then I might as well start tucking and head to Vegas with my Lada Gaga tribute act.
118_ECMish - Someone from the Münich headquarters just called. They want their drum tracks back. A minimalist approach with an emphasis on dynamics and texture, these are the eighth note grooves that will land your album in the “Jazz” bin while exploring the world outside of triplets.
122_StraightUp - Round and punchy. This set of pop/rock loops warms things up with some hand hammered cymbals and loose, open tuning on the drums. Slick, yet earthy, these beats work just as well with acoustic guitars as they do with racks of samplers.
90_Tuff - These loops haven’t showered in three weeks and aren’t afraid to shank you if you look at them the wrong way. Dirty and tough, they’re the grooves that will help your lightweight pop song “grow a pair”.
245_Punkd - No, these aren’t outtakes from Avril Lavigne’s next record (though I’m sure those sound pretty punk rock). These loops were dipped in a special CBGB sauce and then thrown into a mosh pit to marinate. Oi!