From Exile, the man responsible for critically acclaimed collaborative albums with Blu, Fashawn, Aloe Blacc & Johaz, comes the instrumental album Zip Discs & Floppies. Zip Discs & Floppies features 13 unearthed and unheard instrumentals spanning Exiles production career. The limited edition vinyl is available in three color versions, Electric Blue, Coke Bottle Green & Orange. This is the orange coloured edition.
“When I was 15 years old, before the internet, before the existence of state of the art beat making programs that quantize or add effects, my first beat was conceived using two tape decks and a turntable, followed with beats from a single push button sampler and 4-track, progressively moving up to a Roland MS1, and of course the MPC 2000. Stacks upon stacks of floppy disks saved my beats, sometimes even using 2-6 floppies for one beat. Now my beats are created using a MPC2000 XL and a zip drive capable of holding up to 15 beats, but with only 10 left I’m left with a promise to myself that it is time to upgrade to a new machine to make beats. These beats are joints I had laying around that were never used, but it’s still heat. Bang these beats loud as we near the end of my beats on the MPC 2000 XL.” – Exile (added: 2013-09-10 13:59:30 )