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Surock - Suck My Disk

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Music production has come a long way since the 80s, and it's sometimes hard to imagine how so many beloved joints were produced on such rudimentary equipment. Case in point: The SP-1200. Of course, this drum machine and sampler that was more advanced than the hardware that preceded it, but it's funny to think this thing had only about ten seconds of sampling time at its disposal. These days, we can sample anything for as long as we'd like. The limitations seem to be endless, and advancements like this tend to make us forget what things were like prior. Despite obvious limitations, the buttons on the SP-1200 were smashed by too many legendary producers to name, and its abilities were put to use in a variety of different genres, too.

This is how all of this is relevant: What's been embedded above is a new album of instrumentals from up-and-coming producer Surock, and he stuck faithfully to the 1200 for every single track here. As a result, the beats here have a warm, gritty tone. The dude's sampling is tight as well, and there's a variety of vibes that come across in these beats, too. Give 'em a stream, and enjoy!