Breaks and Beats from Tino Corp CEO, Tino, and just in time for the holidays!
October 29, 2011 2:56 PM   Subscribe

"Hello friends, my name is Tino. Do you like the drums? Great man! I love them!" As CEO and principal artist, Tino launched [Tino Corp] the label with a series of instructional albums called Tino's Breaks, which teach a new style of drumming with each installment. Straight from their factory to you, six volumes of breaks, from mambo (YT) and dub (YT), to hallowe'en music (YT) and Christmas dubs (Grooveshark).

No one puts the "fun" in functional like Tino, the action-figure alter ego of breakbeat mavens Ben Stokes (DHS), Jack Dangers (Meat Beat Manifesto), and Mike Powell (Bo Square), who graces the covers of all Tino Corp. albums and gets the credit for the multifarious breaks and beats contained within. Although these albums are primarily intended for use as raw material by DJs, they are also all genuinely fun listening experiences. Unlike most breaks-and-beats collections, they develop themes and proceed more or less logically from track to track, just like real albums! Vol. 4 in the acclaimed Tino's Breaks series focuses on Cuban and Brazilian percussion, with lots of fun vocal samples and some virtuosic conga playing.
posted by filthy light thief (10 comments total) 25 users marked this as a favorite
More Tino, streaming on Grooveshark:

* Tino's Breaks vol. 1
* Tino's Breaks vol. 2
* Tino's Breaks vol. 3: Christmas (alternative link to the one above)
* Tino's Breaks vol. 4: Mambo
* Tino's Breaks vol. 5: Dub (with the wrong cover image)
* Tino's Breaks vol. 6: Hallowe'en Dub
posted by filthy light thief at 3:04 PM on October 29, 2011

Mind you, the "just in time for the holidays" line is a lark - these albums are about a decade old
posted by filthy light thief at 3:11 PM on October 29, 2011

I can never see the words 'hello friends' without hearing that sample in my mind.
posted by heatvision at 3:58 PM on October 29, 2011

Hopefully I can make that a more prevalent problem.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:12 PM on October 29, 2011

I don’t really know what Grooveshark is, but I tried to go to their site and got an endless loop of pop ups saying "we don’t like your browser" and "we don’t like your Flash blocker". Hey, that’s funny, I don’t care for your site. Whatever they're selling, I’m sure I can live without.
posted by bongo_x at 4:15 PM on October 29, 2011

Tino without the rest of Frozen Embryos is like Sting without the rest of The Police.
posted by grouse at 4:25 PM on October 29, 2011 [2 favorites]

posted by rhizome at 4:27 PM on October 29, 2011 [1 favorite]

bongo_x, sorry 'bout that. I tried to find a convenient source to stream the music, but no (easy) luck. I was able to get Firefox to work with the site after allowing a few sites to get through NoScript.
posted by filthy light thief at 4:32 PM on October 29, 2011

Please, I’m not blaming you. I’m glad you posted this as I’ve never heard of them. I went to emusic and bought a few of them. The #5, the dub one, is really good.
posted by bongo_x at 5:01 PM on October 29, 2011

Nice, thanks for posting!
posted by carter at 6:14 PM on October 29, 2011

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