Buscrates is a skilled and quite prolific producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The last few years he’s been making some waves on the underground circuit with several excellent productions doing everything from boom bap hip hop to boogie funk. Besides being a solo artist he’s also a member of the Pittsburgh group E.L.Q. (East Liberty Quarters) and the music collective Futuristic Soul Society.
On the above track he flexes his skills and inventiveness as a beat maker flipping one the most sampled breaks of all time: “Funky Drummer” by the one and only James Brown. Buscrates succeeds in putting a fresh and surprisingly mellow spin on the break lacing it with some smooth chords and nice synth work to create the trademark Buscrates vibe. It’s a testament to his creativity that he’s able to bring something original to this well-worn breakbeat.
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