It’s been the biggest (and busiest) year ever here at Sample Magic, with more products released in the last 12 months than ever before. As the year draws to a close, each member of the SM Team reflects on their favourite release of 2012. Find out which products we chose, and why, and join the conversation in the comments section below to let us know your favourite release of the year.

Dave Felton (co-founder) – Vintage Breaks 2 – Disco Breaks

original_115-1353598920“The amount of effort that Hal Ritson and Alex Reeves put in to ensure the quality of theiir sample packs astounds me. Even by our very high Sample Magic standards these guys go the extra two miles – and the results speak for themselves. These beats are warm, rounded, tight, meticulously played and as authentic as you’ll find. If you like disco in any of its myriad forms, then this pack comes highly recommended.”

Sharooz Raoofi (co-founder) – Techno

original_27-1340363818“Techno is all about authenticity for me. And the sounds in this library are right on par with what’s out there at the moment. The low-end packs an insane punch and the loops fit each other so well. One of the unsung heroes of 2012 for me.”