Producer/ drummer/ author/ DJ/ MC J-Zone returns to the fold with Backyard Breaks, a follow-up to his debut drum break LP, 2014’s Lunch Breaks. This 18-cut providing continues the place its predecessor left off, however affords extra selection in a smaller bundle. The place Lunch Breaks channeled the drum mojo of the late 1960s completely, Backyard Breaks explores a wider sonic timeline of drumming and recording.
The late 1960s method is revisited typically, however this sophomore effort additionally captures the tighter, punchier and extra targeted sounds of the mid and late 1970s, in addition to a few of the much less orthodox rhythms and fills from these eras, giving the sampling producer a combination of sounds to work with. Percussionist Ray Could provides congas to a handful of tracks to combine issues up and seize the b-boy spirit, whereas extra choices in the way in which of mikes, drum kits, snares and cymbals – along with extra head room with the recording ranges for extra producer management – make Backyard Breaks a well-rounded follow-up to its predecessor.
Between the recording of Lunch Breaks and Backyard Breaks, J-Zone has carried out studio drumming and pattern replays for Hazard Mouse, Marco Polo, RA the Rugged Man, Czarface (7L & Esoteric and Inspektah Deck), Apathy and plenty of others, in addition to offering drum tracks for movie scores like CNN’s Contemporary Dressed and the Stretch and Bobbito Documentary. Assembly the calls for of producers and musicians, constructive suggestions from Lunch Breaks and steady analysis and observe have all aided J-Zone in presenting a extra helpful and versatile break report for producers in search of a basic break beat sound.