SampleRadar: 136 free B-boy electro samples

'80s street sounds revived

136 free B boy electro samples
The Smurf, circa 1984.
(Image: © Alain Keler/Sygma/Corbis)

This week, SampleRadar is taking you on a trip back in time to an era when the must-haves were Adidas tracksuits, Gazelle trainers, a huge boombox and your own roll of lino.

Yes, we've entered the '80s, the era of the B-boy, electric boogaloo and the 808.

What you need to know

The samples are split into five tempo-labelled construction kits, plus a bonus folder that contains beats, hits and robot vox.

All the samples are supplied as WAV files so can be imported directly into your DAW or sampler of choice. Because they're royalty-free, you're welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like - all we ask is that you don't re-distribute them.

The B-boy electro samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Enjoy!

Example sounds

Drums 105bpm

Bass 118bpm

Vocoder 115bpm

Analog strings 122bpm

Robot vox

B-boy electro samples: click to download

B-boy electro samples (56MB)

These samples originally appeared on Future Music magazine's cover DVD. Check out the latest issue for many more.


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