Saturday, 13 December 2014

$1 Bin: 'Bermuda' Remix; Scratch DJ Academy; 'A Week With $1 Bin' Feature Shows the Party Purveyor in Fine Form

Shout out to $1 Bin, who chopped it up with the good people over at Scratch DJ Academy about his influences and his name change due to an indie rock band.  This short but sweet video intersperses $1 Bin in the Scratch studio along with scenes of the man himself performing at this years AFROPUNK festival. 



The festival, dubbed as 'a platform for the other Black experience, the one we don't see in our media' saw $1 Bin share the same stage as acts as legendary and diverse as Bad Brains, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, and Shabazz Palaces to name just a few, so props are most certainly due. 

'...$1BIN shared the same stage as acts as legendary and diverse as Bad Brains, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, and Shabazz Palaces to name just a few...'

To see an exclusive assignment of the week in the life of $1 Bin, running up to and including the big day at AFROPUNK, check out 'A Week With $1 Bin' by journalist Cara McGoogan.

caramcgoogan.wordpress.com/2014/09/01/a-week-with-harlems-1-bin/

And, if that is not enough for you, be sure to check out these tasty treats. 
 
 


Here's what I had to say about the sample pack previously:

''The Ensemble has a very satisfying selection of both one-shots and loops. As well as a rewarding variety of prerequisite kicks, snares and hats, the producer throws in some quirkier sounds to help get your creativity moving in a different direction. The left-field samples include the 'found sounds' of hair clippers and jet engines. Rounding off the pack, the beatmaker lets loose with audio interpretations of connecting dots and other humorous noises.

...This kit would be well worth checking out even with a price tag. Whether you are looking for...sounds to use as the foundation of a track; or hankering for something a little different, be sure to get rummaging in "$1 Bin's Drum Ensemble Vol.1...

This kit would be well worth checking out even with a price tag. Whether you are looking for some industry standard and time-honoured sounds to use as the foundation of a track; or hankering for something a little different, be sure to get rummaging in "$1 Bin's Drum Ensemble Vol.1''.

If you're loving the drum samples (which you should be), check out where to download them for FREE, here:

Video  Credit: scratchacademy.com

$1 Bin is featured on the forthcoming episode of 'Soundcloud Sessions': a back-to-back collection of future beats, hip hop, jazz and more.  To enjoy previous episodes click here.  To never miss a post again, subscribe below:

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