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Classic Album Reviews: Norman Cook | All Star Breakbeats / Paul Oakenfold | Bust a Groove

Hey kids! Become a global superstar DJ with the help of these toolkit compilations!


This came out in 2002 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


Hey, kids! Bet you’d like to be a big-time DJ and record producer! But who has the talent or the time to program all those computers and sample all those funky old records?

Well, here’s your solution: Do-it-yourself DJ toolkit albums from Hypnotic Records and EMI! The first two CDs in the series, by Big Beat star Norman (Fat Boy Slim) Cook and house legend Paul Oakenfold, give you everything you need to create your own million-selling hit! You get: About a dozen bare-bones rhythms and loops, with the bpms included for handy beat-matching; dozens of vocal and instrumental snippets, set for sampling; a four-colour paper sleeve with no confusing information whatsoever; and an authentic plastic CD jewel case! All you have to do is play the beats, swipe the samples, and then mix and match them into your own chart-topping dance tracks! You’ll be the hit at your next social event! Order today; operators are standing by! (Offer void where prohibited by law; actual results may vary.)