Dynamic Adventures in Beat Reconstruction

Sampled grooves, warm distortion, and vintage vibes...

Ten years ago, give or take a few days, I started out with a stack of records, a turntable, a sampler, and a cassette four-track recorder and set out to make a weird cut & paste sonic collage of beats and hijacked rhythms. The production was minimal at best, however the results were sonically fantastic as the mixdown sounded (unintentionally) like a classic twenty-minute “beat tape” from the early 90’s. With a few exceptions, namely some riffs from the microKORG, the entire project was built on samples from Mort Garson, Bernard Herrmann, Alain Goraguer, and Jean-Claude Pelletier just to name a few. No drum machines, no in-depth sequencing, and most notably; no computer. 

Confused & Irritated (Nothing Less)
Advanced Toilet Training
Bait & Switch (Earthtest)
Fashion Plate
Stupor
Revenge of the Decoy (Croaker Sack)
The Pig Botz
Tommy is Dead (Workflow/Makeroom)


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All tracks composed and recorded by Tommy Boylston

Tropical Dystopia


Some chill shit straight outta Broward County, Florida:

Downtempo, drum machine driven ghetto-bass with elements of chillwave,
vaporwave. and abstract, drugged out minimalism...

Turning On
Midnight Hustle
Gomez on the Case
Strange Dreams
Nostalgia
Buzzyflies
Roads of Excess
Chrome Cassette
No Tribe
Reprogrammed Tranquility

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All tracks composed and recorded by Tommy Boylston

The TR-606 Expansion for the Roland TR-8 Has Arrived!


I'm not sure how I didn't see this sooner, but Roland has just released a firmware update for the 7X7 expansion which now incorporates the amazing sounds of the TR-606 drum machine into the TR-8. At your fingertips, you now have the following classic beatboxes:

Roland TR-808
Roland TR-909
Roland TR-727
Roland TR-707
Roland TR-606

As to be expected, you can mix & match your sounds so that you can run with the kick from a 606, the snare from an 808, toms from the 727, and hats from the 909. For a drum machine nerd, such as myself, this is fucking fantastic!

Get all the info here!

Miscreant OG Drum Kit

Personally sampled, chopped, and compiled between 1999 and 2005

Although I've fucked around with tons of drum kits over the years, this was (and occasionally still is) my go-to for laying down crunchy hip-hop beats, and whereas it's not genre-specific, this kit lends itself well to boom-bap, down-tempo, and similar styles. Feel free to download and drop these in your sampler, either hardware or virtual, and grind out some ill-ass beats! Enjoy!

36 Kicks
47 Snares
28 Hi-Hats

WAV/3.5mb

SLEAZE!

 

SLEAZE! is a short film/music video by The Hi-Fi/Low-Life (aka Tommy Boylston) based on the Music for Sleazy + Illicit Encounters project. It's nasty, grimy, and filled with an unsettling amount of psychedelia, both visually and musically. Most of the cuts are from various Russ Meyer movies as well as drug propaganda and educational films from the 1960's, however the music was composed, arranged and recorded by Tommy Boylston for Miscreant Productions. 

Acid Keek

Goodbye, Scooberto

(2000 - 2015)

With tremendous sadness and a heavy heart, I regretfully announce the passing of one of the greatest dogs that I’ve ever known; the one and only Scoob (aka Senior Scooberto). He lived an awesome, adventure filled life and was always surrounded by love and affection. As he gracefully aged from a young pup into an old, wise man, he became more and more of a loyal companion, and stayed by our sides, even in the worst of times. He was loved by many, and undoubtedly left a warm spot in the hearts of anybody that ever met him. 

Music For Sleazy + Illicit Encounters



The Money Shot
Crime Factory
Dusted
Pushing Buttons on a Burning Bridge
Gnome in the Barrio
Crime Factory (Arthur Diddle Style)



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All tracks composed and recorded by Tommy Boylston

Casiohardcore - Gordon Jump

Gordon Jump
Gordon Jump (Dubplate)
Deadhead Dubplate



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All tracks composed and recorded by Tommy Boylston

Strippers With The Shits (Stretch Mark City Remix)

Strippers, with the shits just ain't funny
And I know, that you gotta make some money
But sometimes, you should probably stay home
If your tummy's acting up, call out, use my phone
And I know, that your rent's overdue
Your cat's a little sick and you're running low on glue
But girl think twice because it's really not cool
To dance on the stage and drop a little poo...

Fuck Mary Poppins


A few weeks ago, I came home from the grocery store and immediately noticed that the umbrella was missing from the patio table. I looked around the backyard for several minutes, but it was nowhere to be found. As I was walking back into the house, I couldn't help but to notice an orange umbrella perched upon my roof. It's kinda strange because the weather wasn't stormy or blustery that day, but somehow, the umbrella was unanchored from the base and pulled up to the roof without the slightest bit of damage to the table. I'm guessing that it was either a gust of wind or just another glitch in the matrix. Nonetheless, I wrestled the ladder from the garage, made my way up to the roof, and lowered the rogue umbrella to safety.


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