Originally Posted by Nahuel
Trying to replicate 1995 ad vitam aeternam aint that much better
I'm with you. I still think 93 was the best year of hip hop but trying to recreate that on every track is pointless.
And, even if you choose to do that, PUTS style, don't condescend on other folks because they don't feel the same way. But, that seems to be the case with the 90's diehards.
And, what you have to love about them even more is that when you hear their music, they're either complete clones of somebody who wouldn't appreciate being cloned or their product is a horrible rendition of what they profess to love.
Time and the sonic nature of hip hop has moved on. There's no way of either stopping it or putting it in reverse.
In the end, work smarter, not harder, when it comes to drums. There are no awards for doing things the long or hard way, unlike what some folks would have you believe with their imaginary standards.
PS My favorite story of the 90s diehards, of whom Madlib is their most recent king, is how a few years back they used to scream up and down that all Madlib used for his beats was an SP 303 and, if you couldn't use just that, then you need to give up producing.
THEN, there was the Elemental issue that covered Madlib's studio and this man had every hardware sequencer known to man and he said that he always gets anything new that comes out in that realm. But, let these folks had told it, you'd swear they were in the studio with him and KNEW he only used the 303. So, my words of wisdom are, carve your own path, don't go following what you "believe" to be someone else's.