Stones Throw's reissue of Champion Sound, then, seems to work largely as a \"hey, remember this\" nudge, coming off the heels of the recent deluxe edition of Dilla's Ruff Draft EP in a similar bid to reestablish the value of an underheard record. Unlike Ruff Draft, Champion Sound was a widely-released, full-fledged album-- more slept-on than scarce-- and it's aged a bit better than early reviews might've anticipated. More than a few underground rap albums these days have shot for Champion Sound's stoned-in-the-club vibe and fallen short, while Stones Throw has become indie rap's \"it\" label in recent years with albums much like this: collaborative efforts infused with Madlib's unpretentiously avant-garde spirit, weird enough to stay on the margins of current pop culture but accessible enough to stick on Cartoon Network's [adult swim] (where it seems a bit less bizarre next to willfully batshit stuff like \"Saul of the Mole Men\").
Try before you buy - download the demo to get a full kit from the pack plus a selection of sounds from the drum library. Just transfer to your MPC and then load up the PGM files to hear the kits in action! 153554b96e