Demuir is an artist who has been on the WeMakeBeatz radar for sometime now. We first bumped into him back in 2019 at the Amsterdam Dance Event whilst attending a talk with DJ Sneak who was quick to give praise to the Toronto based producer.
Musically Demuir’s releases always have elements that shout authentic 90’s house, but somehow he always manages to make them sound supercharged with groove and energy, so it’s no wonder that his tracks are regular figures in our crate. Big releases for him on Hot Creations, Elrow and Robsoul Records all put Demuir’s name at the forefront of the house scene, and its also well worth checking out his Purveyor Underground Records as its an exceptional label with plenty of hidden gems.
So “House Crates” is Demuir debut sample pack, a smaller 278mb of content but thats reflected in the pricing, and although its smaller what is included is superb.
The highlights in the pack for us are both the drum loops, especially the top loops and the single drum hits. The drum loops all have that trademark Demuir sound, vintage mojo but pushed to a perfect level of saturation to give energy and drive without sounding overcooked. One shot drums are also excellent and you can hear they have been produced from the ground up with care and attention. Even the one shot drums all carry Demuir fingerprint sound and you get a reasonable 58 hits in this section. Its often disappointing to find one shot drums in sample packs a little too similar to other sample packs, but its reassuring to say thats not the case here at all. The kicks are all absolute bangers!!
Music loops folder also has some very interesting loops that are perfect for track starter ideas. We really liked this section, very useful for getting a track going regardless of whether the sample is replaced later on, its definitely some inspirational material that often helps get the ball moving as it where. Our only criticism of this pack is we’d of liked more of it, but what is here is very good and its priced to reflect its size so we cant really grumble. All we hope is we see a follow up to this cracking sample product in the near future.
Available from Loopmasters for £19.95 or individual sections starting at £4.95