Just Blaze Fulfills “Meow the Jewels” Kickstarter Promise, Shares Free Download of Drum Samples from Early ’00s

Meow the Drums is available to download now.

This year, Run the Jewels released a feline-filled remix album of their sophomore record RTJ2 with a ton of their friends.

In addition to contributing a remix to Killer Mike and El-P‘s joke-turned-real Meow the Jewels, producer Just Blaze agreed to share a collection of his own drum samples if the Kickstarter for the record was successful.

Today, the producer delivered on that promise by releasing the samples he used between 2001 and 2005, a period where he made tracks for Jay Z and Kanye West, among others. You can download Meow the Drums for free now.

In a statement, Just Blaze said:

Thanks to all who contributed to making Meow The Jewels a success. For the uninitiated, I promised to contribute a remix to the project if it was funded, and as an added bonus a good amount of the signature drums I used on many records in the early half of the 2000’s. Please note these are the raw, relatively unprocessed files straight out of my MPC (hence the delay in tracking them down and getting them to you guys). That said, in most cases, you’re not going to instantly press a pad and be like ‘OMG, IT’S THE SUCH AND SUCH SNARE!’ (though that will happen in a few cases). I used a lot of layering, compression, and EQ / Mix techniques to get these things to sound like the drums many of you knew and loved. Enjoy this starting point, and happy drumming! P.S. This is just the beginning. Stay tuned to Splice.com for much more!!

Check out our FLOOD 1 cover story on the Meow the Jewels project: Kitten Kaboodle.

(via Pitchfork)


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