Free Download: Serf – No Drums: The Beat Tape
Don’t worry, No Drums isn’t a collection of snooze-inducing ambient productions without any drums at all. In fact, Fresno-based emcee and beatmaker Serf takes an interesting approach with this first in a series of beat tapes: doing beats with just samples, without adding any drums—unless it’s from a sample.
Don’t expect anything groundbreaking as fully sample-based music is nothing new of course. But No Drums is definitely worth checking out. Personal favorite: “Chops Beat”, and that Blackrock riff in the “Yeah, Yeah” outro never gets old…
“A lot of producers are afraid to make beats like this. (…) I’m trying to preserve the art of sample-based beats.”