13 raw beats straight out the mutha%#kin MPC 2000 XL stereo jack!
Exile has released his latest album today, “Zip Disks & Floppies,” and each copy of the 12″ comes with a different color vinyl. Or you can cop the mp3s instead at iTunes.
Here’s what Exile had to say about the release:
When I was 15 years old, before the internet, before the existence of state of the art beat making programs that quantize or add effects, my first beat was conceived using two tape decks and a turntable, followed with beats from a single push button sampler and a 4-track, progressively moving on up to a Roland MS1, and of course the MPC 2000. Stacks upon stacks of floppy disks saved my beats, sometimes even using 2-6 floppies for one beat. Now my beats are created using a MPC 2000 XL and a zip drive capable of holding up to 15 beats, but with only 10 left, I’m left with a promise to myself that it is time to upgrade to a new machine to make beats. These beats are joints I had laying around that were never used, but it’s still heat. Bang these beats as we near the end of my beats on the MPC 2000 XL.