Crate Diggers – Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K.

Crate Diggers is the fruit of six months labour digging for samples in the legendary KPM library, producing beats, recording verses, collabs, and photoshoots.

After working with the good folk at EMI on a few remixes, myself and K.I.N.E.T.I.K. plunged further into the world of library music and were given carte blanche to sample material from the legendary KPM library. I love the way that EMI have been so supportive of myself and other UK hip hop producers. Diving into the digitised crates was an experience I’ll forever be thankful for. There are so many gems in there, many of which have been sampled by the likes of Amon Tobin, Jurassic 5, Gorillaz and Fatboy Slim.

I could write so much about the original compositions, but it’s safe to say that the crew of composers Alan Hawkshaw, Keith Mansfield, Johnny Pearson and Dick Walter and geniuses. They were knocking out classics that are household tunes at a phenomenal rate. It’s surreal to think that when they pick up their royalty cheques, Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. are listed on them.

Various songs from the album have landed placements all over the place, ranging from the Gadget Show to Match Of They Day.

Special thanks has to go to Pete Clarke at EMI in his executive production role, pulling the strings behind the scenes.

You can listen to the album below. If you want to license any of the songs please head over here.