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Pure Trip Hop

Pure Trip from Zero-G features ingredients for constructing accomplished trip hop, including 30 musical pieces divided into their separate elements plus extra helpings of beat loop samples, bass lines, EP chords and drum hits.

Normally $34.11 USD

Our price $13.64 USD(until 6th Jul)

£9.98 GBP

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Pure Trip from Zero-G features ingredients for constructing accomplished trip hop, including 30 musical pieces divided into their separate elements plus extra helpings of beat loop samples, bass lines, EP chords and drum hits. 

 

It's difficult to define trip-hop, and most trip-hop artists deny they are part of any scene at all. Often described as "instrumental hip hop", emphasis is on the music itself but every DJ producer has their own way of keeping a track alive so there can never be a distinctive trip-hop sound.. Trip hop takes ideas from jazz, blues, hip-hop, dub, ambient, even classical music.

 

PURE TRIP HOP draws its inspiration from artists like DJ Shadow, DJ Krush, Wagon Christ, Depth Charge, Attica Blues, U.N.K.L.E., and even The Chemical Brothers... Includes both ACIDized WAV and REX formats.



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Awarded Future Music Platinum Award

by Future Music Magazine, UK


Awarded Future Music Platinum Award

"This two-disc set is sonically adventurous with a wide range of useful samples. It kicks off with 31 groups of samples, which can be used together to form the basis of your down-tempo tunes. Typically, a group contains a bassline, a drum loop, individual drum hits and a guitar or keyboard loop.

The groups come in a variety of keys and tempos (75-105bpm). Most of the drum loops are fatter than your average Weight Watchers session, with huge bottoms guaranteed. There are some good sub bass samples too, which pump the air out of your monitors. With a further 20 drum loops (each split into individual hits), a bunch of extra basslines, electric pianos, kicks, snares and hats, this is a comprehensive collection."


"You'd be hard pushed to define exactly...

by Computer Music Magazine, UK


"You'd be hard pushed to define exactly where trip-hop is at in 2001, but that hasn't stopped Zero-G putting together a complete sample CD based on the genre. A barrage of pretty clean and slick construction kits gets things started. The tone is almost jazzy at times, especially in the electric piano department. Basses and guitars are also regular features.

Later on there are broken down drum loops, basses and electric pianos, and then drum single hits. Our main concern is that everything here is a little polished and bright - we'd have welcomed some dark, more claustrophobic stuff too. Rather perverse then, this is one for those who like their trip-hop a little more upbeat."


"Defining trip-hop may be as difficult a...

by Remix Magazine, USA


"Defining trip-hop may be as difficult a pursuit as catching a butterfly, but the styles and tonal attitudes that the trip-hop net captures do signify something - a lazy, stony vibe rooted in hip-hop beats but as ephemeral as ambience. East West (the US distributor of Zero-G) acknowledges this open-endedness, and although the roughly 450 samples it's packed into Pure Trip Hop (two CDs - audio / WAV / AIFF / REX / Acid and Akai, $49.95) do owe a nod to trip-hop's innovators - DJ Shadow, Luke Vibert, Portishead - it's taken the full creative liberty that the genre allows. In fact, Pure Trip Hop is less an emulation of existing styles than a new window on trip-hop itself - an original deconstruction kit, if you will. The collection offers a series of 70 fully arranged grooves, each broken down into its component parts: keys, bass, drum groove, kick, snare, synths, and so on. It's as if producer Domino was halfway through finishing an album in his own right, but stopped to give you first pickings of the goods.

Whether you dig Pure Trip Hop is really the question, although the CD offers plenty of isolated sounds that you can work into any context you like. It's an accessible kind of trip-hop sound: a bright, clear aesthetic along the lines of later Massive Attack or Morcheeba. There are certainly collections that offer more drum beats, but it's very cool that each of the 70-plus loops here is broken down into drum hits (snare, kick, hats). The quality of the grooves is uniformly excellent - crunchy and compressed, quantized with a little swing, and dry enough to leave the plug-in or processing choices up to you. But it's the keyboard and bass sounds that really stand out: throbbing, vinylized Wurlitzer chords; arcing Mellotron sweeps; 30 gorgeous electric piano samples; and loads of tony, acid jazz-approved electric bass riffs and lines. That's not to say that the drums aren't happening. In fact, the last few tracks of the CD pack in a whopping 75 kick hits, 50 snare hits, and 50 hi-hat samples. For a programming buff, it's pure ambrosia: MPC-2000 and SU700 users, look alive.

Pure Trip Hop provides its samples in a wide variety of formats that should cover just about all the bases except Kurzweil. (It is sad to see so many sample-CD manufacturers opting out of that once-common format.) Still, anyone can tap Pure Trip Hop's library of hip and very musical sound shards, all of which are notated in the booklet with bpm and tonality indications.

In the final analysis, the samples themselves satisfy the most basic criterion of a good sample: they're inspiring. From DJ Grazzhoppa to Tricky to the Grassy Knoll, that's really the only definition that trip-hop has ever needed.

Overall Rating (out of 5): 4"

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