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Adrian Younge – Psych, Dark Soul, & Electronic Impressions

31 Mar


Purchase it here: Adrian Younge – Psych, Dark Soul, & Electronic Impressions 

Adrian Younge defines the golden era of recording as music produced within 1968-73’. This canonical period contains some of the best and most experimental records of all time, yet many do not understand the reasoning behind this.  With exception to composition and musicianship, the nucleus of this phenomenon rests solely in the use of vintage instrumentation, analog hardware and discrete recording equipment.

Where modern DAWs have sought to emulate this era of production, Younge has spent the last 20 years creating a museum quality production house; a studio created for the purpose of revitalizing his golden era without cutting corners: Linear Labs studios.   It’s an analog fortress, with no computers, and is touted as one of the best production houses in the world.  In purchasing this library, you now gain rare access into the audio stems of Adrian Younge: a bespoke world of meticulously crafted productions, curated for the sole purpose of sampling.

  • All music engineered, produced and composed by Adrian Younge
  • Recorded at Linear Labs Studios
  • Overdriven recordings into the fattest analog tape: 2” reels
  • All vintage hardware based production, with no Plug-ins
  • Stereo WAV 24-bit formatting
  • Exported loops and individual audio stems

Instruments include:

  • Harpsichords
  • Fender Rhodes Electric piano
  • Hammond organ
  • Vibraphones, Glockenspiels, and Marimbas
  • Analog synthesizers
  • Fuzz guitars
  • Electric Bass
  • Sitars
  • Orchestra (Strings, woodwinds, brass, etc.)
  • Carillons
  • Mellotrons
  • And more

Lo-Fi Previews of the Samples:

Free Samples – International Loops (Rare and Original Compositions)

28 Mar

International Loops Vol. 1

Download for Free here: International Loops (Rare and Original Compositions)

Welcome to International Loops, a free sample pack assembled by Beatnick Dee the digger behind the International Breaks series.

International Loops is a collection of ultra rare and original samples & loops from around the Globe. The Drum Broker is putting this project out as a FREE download in collaboration with Beatnick Dee. If you like the material, you’ll love the drums from International Breaks & Beatnick Dee’s digging services. He’s provided rare material and samples to some of Hip Hop’s top producers including: Adrian Younge , Alchemist, DJ Muggs, Fredwreck, House Shoes, M-Phazes, S1, Emile Haynie (eminem, ASAP Ricky, Lana del Rey), P-Money, 88 Keys, Buda & Grandz (Dave East, Rick Ross), DJ Day, Lewis Parker (Ghostface, Joey badass), Vanderslice and more

Enjoy. Now go make some bangers!

Sample Pack Includes:

  • 12 Original and Ultra Rare Samples in WAV Format

International Loops Sampler:

Soul Surplus – Port Rich Vol. 1 (Digital Download)

23 Mar

Soul Surplus - Port Rich Vol. 1

Purchase Here: Soul Surplus – Port Rich Vol. 1

Port Rich Volume 1, is the first original sample collection from Soul Surplus. Included in the first collection are 10 original tracks full of soul and ‘vibes’, perfect for producers and creators to utilize as their foundations for new creations.

We offer hassle-free sample clearance, so you’ll never have to worry about jumping through hoops to get your music approved for distribution.  All sounds included are compatible with any DAW or sampler (44.1K).

*With the Stems package, you’ll receive each individual instrument, which will give you even more flexibility for manipulation and sampling.

Instruments used in this collection:

Fender Rhodes // Access Virus // Roland Jupiter // Moog Opus 3 // Moog Minotaur // Yamaha DX7 // Fender Precision Bass // Lakland 55-02 Bass // Notation Ultranova Synth // Fender Stratocaster Guitar // Novation Bass Station II

Lofi Snippets of the Samples:

Become a millionaire LEASING BEATS

18 Mar

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This post is a response to what @illmindPRODUCER was ranting about the last few days on Twitter. While !llmind has some good points, he’s missing some key points and looking at the issue of selling beats to “struggle rappers” from high on the pedestal of someone who has already “made it” in the music industry. For the rest of us, this is our hustle and one that could potentially turn us into millionaires if we play our cards right.

I want to preface this article by stating that the $50 beat you sold last week could definitely turn into $1,000,000 in publishing but it is HIGHLY unlikely and completely improbable. I take that stance that any money made doing something you love is a good thing, whether the end result is a “good thing”or not. I’m of the mindset that you should get every god damn dollar you can and do it TODAY. Chasing placements has never been a winning strategy for MOST people.

I’m also going to do a lot of generalization of math and scenarios to get the fucking wheels turning in your head.

To summarize, you’re probably not going to make a million dollars in publishing revenues off your music. Chasing placements is like playing the lottery for most producers. However, you can definitely become a millionaire by leasing beats to “struggle rappers”. Some of the top charting SoundClick producers are pulling 6 figures off leases and hustling their drum kits annually. Most of the beatmakers that are leasing and selling beats to Internet rappers, cats around the way, and so called “struggle rappers” are probably raking in a few thousand dollars annually. We are talking anywhere between $1,000 to $60,000 for arguments sake.

If you have a job and you’re pulling $1,000 to $60,000 on the side that’s pretty damn good and you’re probably doing better financially than MOST guys that actually have these placements. So what do you do with that extra cash? Invest it.

Conventional wisdom tells us to invest in ourselves and invest in our craft. This generally equates to purchasing some new gear, samples, investing in a website, branding, etc. While all of these investments are necessary, you can get carried away getting “geared up”. Gear is nice, but the gear rabbit hole is deep and gear envy is rampant. Investing in yourself doesn’t only mean buying new equipment or DAW’s or subscribing to the latest cloud based sample source. It means putting that money away for the future or putting it to work for yourself.

Lets face it, most of us don’t have someone funding our retirements or investing in our futures. As self sufficient producers and beatmakers we should be investing our lease and beat sale money into real estate (online and physical), tax deferred investment accounts, taxable investment accounts, etc. If you’ve got student loans or any form of debt, you can pay down the debt and break the chains of debt slavery making and selling beats.

The math is simple and I suggest you research compounding interest and investing for yourself, the Internet is full of great resources. Stashing $5,500 into an Roth IRA every year for 30 years will grow into more than a million dollars. You could open an account with a low cost and automated investment service like Wealthfront with $500 and watch it turn into millions by using your struggle rapper cashflow.

If investing in the stock market isn’t your cup of tea, you could always save a fat chunk of your struggle rapper cash and purchase an online business from a marketplace like Empire Flippers. An online business that cost roughly $30,000 can pay up to $900 to $1,100 dollars a month cashflow. Most of these businesses require very little work and have growth potential. That’s $1,100 a month for a minimal investment using side money.

The investment options for us bedroom producers and online hustlers are more numerous than the few I mentioned here (Wealthfront and Empire Flippers).

The goal then should be not to atain a million dollar publishing deal or chase the improbable dream of producing for the next Drake. The goal should be more manageable and realistic. There is nothing wrong with setting high goals, but lets start with $5,500 a year. It’s attainable with leasing beats and selling exclusives and if invested correctly over a lifetime it will grow into a million plus dollars.

Listen, you make dope fucking beats. There are thousands of us making dope fucking beats. We’re going to invariably sell some of these beats to some shitty rappers and hopefully we sell some to some talented rappers. There are thousands of rappers with the same dreams, ambitions, and musical passion as you and they’re invariably struggling. Connect with these people, make transactions, invest and have fucking fun. Just because your songs won’t be classics doesn’t mean they won’t be relevant. In fact, I see nothing more relevant than paying for your retirement by making music.

Struggle rappers pay bills and they can potentially turn us into millionaires


Mixing Tutorials

14 Mar


Purchase these Tutorials Here:

Mixing instruction by Mixthru is a highly recommended mixing tutorial series featuring Engineer instructor Matt Weiss. Hours of solid mixing courses and instruction. Additional courses include Mixing EDM, Mixing with EQ & Compression, Advanced Mixing, and Mixing 101.

Awesome instruction and well worth the money!


Free LoFi Drum Samples

6 Mar

BFD-Free LoFi Drums

Download Here: Free LoFi Drum Samples

Free Lofi Drum Samples by Breaks For Days featuring SP202 Lofi Processing by Bullyfinger

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Download is FREE! Enjoy

!llmind – Rhodes to Riches Sample Flip Contest

1 Feb


Download Here: !llmind – Rhodes to Riches

!llmind x The Drum Broker x have teamed up for another dope sample flip contest!

Prizes include $100 Gift Certificate from The Drum Broker, $50 Gift Certificate from KITSOHARD, and $50 Gift Certificate from

Purchase ‘Rhodes to Riches’ by !llmind, start flipping the samples, and submit entries to today!

Marco Polo – Pad Thai Beat Contest

9 Jan


Pad Thai Vol. 4 beat contest begins!!!


Marco Polo x The Drum Broker present the official “Pad Thai Vol. 4” beat making contest.


1) All entries must own “Pad Thai Vol.4”. Your order # (via or grants you entry. (You receive the order# when you purchase it). Please do not enter if you don’t own “Pad Thai Vol. 4”. Bundle purchases including Pad Thai Vol. 4 grant you entry as well. If you don’t own it, no problem, head over to or and cop it!

2) Make a beat using any sounds from “Pad Thai Vol 4.” Of course you can use your own loops, samples, whatever you want just make sure something from “Pad Thai Vol. 4” is used to construct the beat. I’d prefer it to be obvious but even a few sounds is fine.

3) Email 1 beat submission to (only 1 beat please.) * VERY IMPORTANT * Please make sure you include your Pad Thai Vol. 4 order # + all your contact info in the email. Only submit your beat via mp3 attached to the email or a soundcloud link pasted into your submission email. Please do not send any download links or large attachments. The deadline for submissions is Monday January 23rd, 2017. We will announce the winner Monday, January 30th 2017.


The winner receives the following:

1) Any drum & bass sounds from 2 of my released productions not included in “Pad Thai Vol. 4”. Just tell me the name of the songs and the drums & bass sounds are yours.

2) I will personally email/submit the winning beat to any rapper you want and let them know you got a banger (within reason of course…y’all know who I work with so please don’t ask for anything outlandish haha.) Past 3 winners have submitted beats directly to Pharoahe Monch, Masta Ace and Ed O.G

3) 1 free digital download of any album I’ve released.

4) 30 minutes with me in the studio via skype, phone or messenger (not in person, sorry Mischa don’t like guests). You can play me beats and get feedback or ask any production questions you want.. If you make hot shit I’m happy to help you get your beats to some MC’s. Rappers always need beats.

5) $150 store credit @ . The Drum Broker is also offering up a NS-10M USB drive in addition to the generous store credit. $150 will get you a ton of HEAT from The Drum Broker.

Sound good?

Let the beat making begin and if you have any questions please ask them in the comments.

Good luck and most importantly have fun.


Marco x The Drum Broker

Reason 9 Beatmaking Video – Sickwitit x Shroom Dust Breaks

24 Dec

Watch Sickwitit knock out a banger using Shroom’s Dust Breaks & Propellerhead’s Reason 9

Get Shroom’s Drums Here: Shroom Drum Samples & Breaks

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The Disruptive Producer

21 Dec

You may be familiar with the idea of disruptive technology or disruptive innovation, but if you’re not well define it quickly using wikipedia:

A disruptive innovation is an innovation that creates a new market and value network and eventually disrupts an existing market and value network, displacing established market leading firms, products and alliances. The term was defined and phenomenon analyzed by Clayton M. Christensen beginning in 1995.

We want to adapt this definition to beatmakers and producers and introduce the idea of the “Disruptive Producer”. So exactly what is a disruptive producer? Just like disruptive innovations, a disruptive producer also creates a new market while displacing established producers, production products, and industry alliances.

You might not realize it yet, but you have already encountered these types of producers and beatmakers in the wild. When presented with their music (production) combined with unique content or experiences (think visuals, stage performance, etc.) they completely challenge your ego, forcing you to question what really constitutes “DOPE”.  You will find yourself immediately reevaluating your own production, gear, techniques, marketing, network, relationships, etc. Disruptive producers always come out of nowhere and are almost always of the “bedroom variety”. You’re completely unfamiliar with their body of work and will quickly find yourself going down the research rabbit hole to find out more. The impulse to add them on social media or to your Spotify playlist will over take you. The Disruptive Producer challenges every belief you had about what a Super Producer actually is.

The Disruptive Producer has the ability to infiltrate tightly held industry positions while cultivating their following and harnessing its unlimited potential. Their come up can only be explained by the fact that they challenged the status quo (including you).

You must strive to become the Disruptive Producer because it the only way anyone will ever give a fuck about you or your craft. It is the ultimate viral marketing meme for beatsmiths in 2017 and beyond.

What are you waiting for? Become disruptive.