"After we issued Eccentric Breaks & Beats last year
our inbox was suddenly flooded with junior producers
looking to do something similar. A handful of sorta-okay-but-not-really-that-great
entries were submitted, but none could touch the
original Shoes boot.
When Adam Calman from Parallel Thought dropped their
entry into our lap a few days into the new year, we
were eyeball-deep in royalties and couldn’t process
how good the mix actually was. It was played on
computer screens, background to our Excel nightmare.
When the tide of checks and statements ebbed,
Numbero 2 was engrained in our minds, we just didn’t
know what to do with the damn thing.
Between Pressed At Boddie, the Penny & the Quarters
debacle, Willie Wright, Salsa Boricua De Chicago,
Father’s Children, Nickel & Penny, and our looming
Boddie box set, there seemed to be no room for
another record. And rather than let EBB Volume 2
collect dust and play counts on our hard drives, we
decided to let it live in the same manner that the
original EBB had: unfettered. But perhaps best of
all, we’ve decided to make it free.
If you bought Volume 1, you may’ve noticed our bite
on the original Ultimate Breaks & Beats cover
concepts. We enlisted Eliza Childress, second
runner-up in our Pressed At Boddie design contest to
create another ridiculous/hideous cover, and we
think she succeeded. That she turned it around in
five days is perhaps more impressive."
Eccentric Breaks & Beats Volume 2 is available as a
free download (requires newsletter subscription).