V.Don Presents “Lost Gems”
“Lost Gems” has 16 folders of samples. In total, there are 152 drum samples. In each of the folders, you will find vinyl samples, kicks, snares, hi-hats, effects, and various other sounds. “Lost Gems” has a boombap feel and approach to production! Also, as it relates to some of the trap oriented samples. This meshes a gritty east coast feel with all types and genres of music you create. The same mood or sound can be applied to your tracks when using “Lost Gems”. You can definitely here that Havoc of Mobb Deep is one of his influences.
“V.Don” definitely is an example to the adage… it’s not what you make your beats with but it’s how you make your beats. Pounding drums, snappy and thundering snares, crisp hi-hats, crackling vinyl sounds, risers and effects, 808 drums, drumbreaks and sample chops are all in “Lost Gems”. What more can you ask for? I have repeatedly said that the vinyl sound is lost in most of today’s productions. This is what makes this kits such a lost gem. The elements within “Lost Gems” are not heard in the songs played on the radio. That void opens a door for many producers to add something different to the culture of Hip-Hop.