Various Artists

Ape Breaks, Vol. 1

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The first installment of Ape Breaks set the precedent the other four would so dutifully follow, and became a blessing for beat junkies everywhere. This is an excursion into the science of making beats, perfect for the producer looking for guilt-free, sample-worthy material or turntablists looking for a predictable funky loop to mess about with during battles. A variety of tempos and textures are covered, and producer Shawn Lee generously made each break royalty free. While it may not provide for intriguing listening, it is a worthwhile purchase for underground beat fanatics searching for something outside of the Ultimate Breaks and Beats scope.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:04
2
2:04
3
2:06
4
2:04
5
2:05
6
2:06
7
2:17
8
2:07
9
2:09
10
2:05
11
2:05
12
2:11
13
2:06
14
1:56
15
2:05
16
2:08
17
2:06
18
2:11
19
1:53
20
2:06
21
2:06
22
1:48
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