Loopmasters – Soul Tronic | £29.95
If the sun decides to shine this year, this collection of blissed out beats could just be the perfect soundtrack. Bottom-end business holds down the fort, with glorious pad work and FX cruising steadily over the top. The 1.25GB of loops and hits touch on the Rhodes-heavy grooves and neck-snap drums of quality downtempo. While the muscular synth riffs and progressive percussion programming will add weight to more LA beats leanings. The tempos glide from 78-115BPM, and the organic groove fusion brings to mind modern soultronica. So if you’re looking to sooth your ears with a smooth-ass set of shimmering sounds, this is just the t(r)onic.