What initially began as a series of Sunday morning after-parties at various venues including The Gass Club, Elephant & Castle and The Arches, the ‘Sunday Scene’ kickstarted and pioneered one of London’s most culturally important music scenes. Although to begin with the DJ’s were spinning (almost exclusively) US house tracks and dubs by the likes of Masters at Work & MK, they played these records at a much faster tempo, creating the essential energy and flow needed to re-invigorate ravers who’d already (mostly) been dancing all night across the road at the Ministry of Sound.
In future collections to complement this one, we’ll be exploring the more musical, gospel-influenced American house at the heart of the US – UK connection, as well as the seminal sounds of prominent labels like Nice N Ripe, but this edition focuses on the ruffer cut-up riddims and bumpy, soundsystem-influenced basslines that gave this era it’s distinct ‘London attitude’ and unmistakable vibe.
In total, you’ll find more than 300 sounds, comprising pinpoint drum grooves, vibe-heavy organs, resampled rompler keys, and weighty sub-basses created with the hardware and samplers used the time. There’s a choice helping of crunchy analogue claps, kicks and percussion, plus a whole folder of tops and percussion loops; all imbued with just the right amount of 12-bit dirt and swing. Don’t expect super-clean and pristine audio here – hiss and noise is a welcome part of the process when recreating the workflows of the mid-90s, and the analogue grit comes courtesy of various in-house hardware which includes an Akai S3000, Roland SP-404A and our trusty MPC.
Included in the content are 36 exclusive loops and oneshots, and 57 midi files. These bonus sounds and midi are not available on any other platform.
- 54 drum loops
- 39 bass loops
- 64 melodic loops
- 5 melodic oneshots
- 31 tops and percussion loops
- 68 drum hits
- 57 midi files (NITELIFE Audio exclusive)
- 10 vocal loops
- 12 fx and fx loops