Drum & Bass Vol 1


Loopmasters are proud to announce the first instalment of collaborations with Urban Agency! Run by the legendary Micky Finn, Urban Agency looks after a huge number of key names in the drum & bass scene. This 100% royalty free sample collection contains content from Voltage, Heist, DJ Limited and Original Sin!

Voltage is one of the most influential figures in modern drum ‘n’ bass. For one thing, the roll-call of labels he’s released on – Hospital, Metalheadz, Low Down Deep, 31, CIA, Playaz…the list goes on – represent pretty much the full spectrum of styles DnB has to offer. That’s something special. And the way he and his Kings of the Rollers team-mate Serum interact with their followers on social media has set out the blueprint for how DnB artists can effectively connect with and mobilise their fanbase. That connection and unity has always been an important thread in his work. When the young Voltage was getting into jungle music back in the mid-nineties, different styles and sub-genres could all be heard on the same night, often in the same set.

Heist, also known as Strider if you’re looking to go way back into his discography, has been dominating, innovating and revolutionising speaker bins for close to 20 years now. Having graced the catalogues of many iconic, foundational labels like Charge, Ganja, Frontline, Full Cycle, Digital Soundboy, Philly Blunt and Metalheadz, all one needs to do to understand why Drum and Bass royalty like Hype, Goldie, and Roni Size took notice so early on is…listen. Listen to any of it. It’s as though Heist had the foresight to be as fastidious about what he released to others as he has been about what he releases on his own signature imprints, Sumo Beatz, Calypso and Co-Lab.

Limited by name but certainly not limited by talent, Billy Smith is a producer with a very promising future. He was born at a time when the likes of Dillinja, Fabio & Grooverider and Nicky Blackmaket were shaping the drum & bass scene. Now, to his amazement, those undisputed legends of the genre are supporting his tunes. And if you listen to his releases so far, including the highly acclaimed The Beginning EP’s, it’s blatantly obvious that he’s not afraid of switching things up and doing things differently. He’s not only tried his hand at a number of different subgenres, he’s produced them to a high standard: a standard that producers twice his age would probably be proud of.

Original Sin made his name as one of the foremost proponents of contemporary jump-up, but that’s just a small part of the story. With multiple awards to his name – won for both deejaying and production – and releases across a Who’s Who of prestigious labels, the last decade has seen him smash through sub-genre boundaries and build an international fanbase in the process. Having first released on Andy C’s RAM Records way back in 2014, Original Sin’s relationship with the label has become cemented with a volley of releases. Add to that a slew of tunes on labels like Playaz and Souped Up, and it’s no wonder Original Sin’s name has become a buy-on-sight signal for real heads everywhere.

Urban Agency Drum & Bass Vol. 1 sees all 4 contributing artists delve into their sounds to represent their style of production. It will be no surprise to find that everything within is totally polished, professional and packed with flavour, with a great array of drum and percussion loops ready to get your rhythms popping with unparalleled ease. A mixture of deep sub basses and gnarly, snarling mid bass work will make sure the crowds call in for the rewind, whilst the eerie sci-fi FX, trippy arps, ravy vocals and phat atmospheres keep your mixdowns full of interest and life.

Loops within play at 175bpm, making this collection perfect for all subgenres of drum & bass, including liquid, minimal, rollers, jungle, neurofunk and more!

In total, expect to find 356 MB of content with all audio recorded at 24Bit 44.1KHZ. There are 37 Bass Loops, 27 Full Drum Loops, 27 Synth Loops, 12 Pad Loops, 11 Top Drum Loops, 9 Arp Loops, 9 Hat Loops, 8 Perc Loops, 6 Fx Loops, 5 Cymbal Loops, 2 Vocal Loops and 1 Piano Loop. One-shots are 60 Instruments, 42 Drum Hits, 28 Bass Hits, 6 Fx, 5 Atmospheres, 1 Perc and 1 Vocal. You’ll also find 101 Soft Sampler Patches for Kontakt, EXS24/Sampler, NNXT and SFZ.

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