– 26 Original drum break loops played live by the ultra-talented musician/band leader, Pat Van Dyke.
– Vinyl cut at 45 RPM for high quality playback/sampling
– Various mic techniques implemented for optimal sound quality. Recorded and tracked in different studio rooms for texture/variety
– Cover art by Joseph Buckingham (Redefinition, Slice of Spice, De La Soul, Staple Design, Mike Tyson)
PVD Breaks features 26 original drum breaks, all played live, recorded in different studios with a variety of mics & techniques. This collection is a must have for drummers, DJs and music producers.
Pat Van Dyke is a drummer, composer, producer, and band leader. Equally comfortable behind the drum kit, as he is penning compositions at the Fender Rhodes, PVD balances the rhythmic intensity of true-school hip hop with the rich harmony & refreshing subtlety of jazz. Drawing from a diverse palette of sounds, Pat’s music features live instrumentation alongside analog synthesizers, lush horns, and vintage keyboards, straddling the boundaries of electronic music, jazz, and golden era hip-hop.
Pat’s music has been praised by tastemakers and DJs around the globe such as Gilles Peterson, Bobbito Garcia, & DJ Spinna, as well as being featured on such TV networks as FOX, NBC, MTV, VH1, & Comedy Central, and providing the soundtrack to viral videos from the likes of VICE Magazine & Jerry Seinfeld’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”.