As he let us know with the OKP premiere of his “MPC God” flip, Exile has a new instrumental project in stores today, Zip Disks & Floppies. The album gives you 13 raw beats made on Ex’s MPC 2000 XL. Exile provides a dope stop motion video stream of the album in it’s entirety, says Ex: “I wanted to share my album with everyone on youtube with a stop animation loop me and Tony Browning Created symbolizing the death of my Floppy and zip disks to save my beats.” Listen to the full project below, and get an all caps explanation of the project from Exile, as well. Zip Disks & Floppies is out now in CD, vinyl, and mp3 formats.
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 ON 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 A MPC 2000 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 ITS STILL HEAT. BANG THESE BEATS LOUD AS WE NEAR THE END OF MY BEATS ON THE MPC 2000 XL.//////?– EXILE