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A Fistful Of Drummers

A Fistful Of Drummers

A Fistful of Drummers contains 36 drum tracks ranging from 82-147 bpm of vintage funk. With a stylistic blast to the past, it contains covers of classic funk beats including Rare Groove, Jabs Funk, Old Soul, Bombastic 70s Rock and early Hip-Hop, with a splash of Disco thrown in as well.

Performed by Nasser Bouzida (from the cult Blow Up recording stable) and Jim ‘the Lick’ Kelly, with guest appearances from legendary reggae drummer Style Scott and Jan Kincaid of Brand New Heavies fame, A Fistful of Drummers boasts a stellar line-up of pedigree drumming talent. Vintage Ludwig and Gretsch kits were used with heavy skins, as well as vintage Zildjian hi-hats and snares by Ludwig, Rogers and Slingerland. Recorded on a 1970s Neve desk, 2” analogue tape and beautiful vintage microphones and outboard, every track packs a punch of the best quality funk drum sounds.

These royalty-free drum tracks are now available as fully downloadable funk multi-track drum tracks, supplied with tempo-mapped session files. Users are given total control and flexibility at their fingertips – throw down some compression on a kick drum, fatten up a snare or open up a room mic to nail that perfect funk drum vibe.

If you're a composer, producer, re-mixer or musician A Fistful of Drummers will provide endless inspiration, as proven by its acclaim amongst big names from within the funk drumming scene...

"If you like your old school beats with that definitive old school sound then this is the album for you. I think A Fistful of Drummers is kicking. All the multi-tracks have a very warm, phat funk sound, and there are loads of brand new covers of old classic beats. This is a must for any collection." - Keith La Blanc (legendary Sugar Hill Gang drummer).

A Fistful of Drummers is a collection of 36 drum tracks. All the tracks are available as raw multi-tracks. Either download each track on a track by track basis or choose to buy all 36 multi-tracks for £ 130.00. (20% discount). The multi-tracks offer you the greatest flexibility allowing you to control the balance and mix the drums up as you wish.

Each drum multi-track download zip file comes with an audio folder containing 24 bit 44.1 kHz WAVs, a Pro Tools session file and an OMF file and Tempo map for importing into other DAW software.

So preview all of the tracks, purchase your favourites or take a dive and buy the whole album. Fistful of Drummers is a great addition to the Drumdrops catalogue.


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Title Description Genre
FOD 147 FUNK 01
60s lounge beat with pattern changes, congas, guiro, big fill into 60s style mambo groove with lots of percussion backing. Features a lighter section on rimshot and some stops. Funk 147 M S L P Info Save Favourite
FOD 138 FUNK 01
Explosive 60s groove with toms, rides, percussion, snare fill into James Brown "Cold Sweat" style groove with displaced snare backbeat. Starts on hihats and builds to section on the ride with tom detail and conga backing. Funk 138 M S L P Info Save Favourite
FOD 137 FUNK 01
Up tempo Disco groove with crisp hi-hats, congas, funky sixteenth note disco groove with open hats and conga part. 4 on the floor kick pattern. Also feats section with syncopated backbeat on snare. Funk , Disco 137 M S L P Info Save Favourite
FOD 130 FUNK 01
Classic funky Motown style groove with ride section, percussion, syncopated ride groove breaking down to sixteenth note hihat section. Drum fill out onto upbeat disco hihat feel. Cool Motown sounding drum fills. Funk 130 M S L P Info Save Favourite
FOD 124 FUNK 02
Explosive funk groove with fills, breakdowns, congas, 1/16 note hihat intro then cool snare and tom fill into "Shaft" style groove with conga pattern. Breakdown section on hats. Funk 124 M S L P Info Save Favourite
FOD 124 FUNK 01
Fast JBs influenced groove with double snare, breakdowns, James Brown "Cold Sweat" style groove played on both high and low tuned snare drums for variety. Includes sections on hat and ride and some stops and fills. Funk 124 M S L P Info Save Favourite
FOD 123 FUNK 01
Early Disco groove with funky breakdown, congas, off beat 1/8th open / closed HiHat, Snare Drum backbeat little ghost pick up onto 4, Bass Drum 4 to the floor. Funky 8 bar kit breakdown. Conga breakdown with HiHat pattern. Funk , Disco 123 M S L P Info Save Favourite
FOD 117 FUNK MT 04
Explosive groove with two snares, tom fills, break downs, 1/8th HiHat, broken 1/16th Tambourine. Snare Drum backbeat with ghosts that move to toms breaks down to X stick and Ride Cymbal, sparse Bass Drum, sparse funky conga. Funk 117 M S L P Info Save Favourite
FOD 117 FUNK 03
Swinging 60s groove with rides, break downs, percussion, 1/8th HiHat, Snare Drum backbeat ghosts onto 4, 1/8th Bass Drum pattern. 1/8th HiHat breakdown. Funk 117 M S L P Info Save Favourite
FOD 117 FUNK 02
Funky and lazy Afro beat with boxy 70s sound, Bass Drum & Snare Drum intro HiHat drops into 1/8ths with 1/16th Tambourine. Snare Drum backbeat ,driving 1/8th note Bass Drum pattern. Funk 117 M S L P Info Save Favourite

"However, perhaps the most noticeable thing about this collection is the sound - the vintage all analogue recording approach results in performances that really do sound like they were recorded in the 60s and 70s. The character of the drums also seems right, in particular the kick drums, which are well rounded and lacking the somewhat clinical sound found on many modern recordings. This distinctive character will certainly not suit a lot of modern productions, but equally, given the vogue for a retro sound in some current guitar based rock, the cool vibe will certainly appeal to others." Sound on Sound April 2005

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