Ultimate Breaks & Beats is back! Originally released in 1986 to 1991, the iconic series of DJ edit compilations was a crucial element to the first generation of sample based hip-hop, greatly influencing the music to this day. From Stones Throw - "The series was created by Lenny Roberts, a Bronx-based record collector, and studio editing partner "Breakbeat" Lou Flores, who began releasing the compilations on the Street Beat label just as the art of hip-hop sampling was beginning to take shape. DJ records, which soon became ready-made sample sources, had been around since the 70s, but none matched the quality of UBB." Now UBB co-founder "Breakbeat" Lou Flores has teamed up with Oh No and Stones Throw to resurrect the legendary series into the 21st century with a full album of beats made entirely with sources from the original series. Oh No kills it thoroughly, breathing new life into the classics by flipping them into heavyweight beat bangers. You know how he do, 15 tracks of straight heat. Comes in pic sleeve featuring homage artwork to the classic UBB covers.
- music label: Stones Throw 2016
reviewed by Tofu Van 02/2017