Extremely limited vinyl LP pressing including a 5” x 7" postcard insert that features a photo of the artist’s workspace along with the equipment used in their music-making process. Only half of the VERY LIMITED pressings will contain the 13th track - the eponymous "baker’s dozen bonus" - on a flexi disc. (NOTE: The flexi disc is randomly inserted into copies). Fat Beats Records is proud to present Bakers Dozen, an exclusive vinyl series that shines a light on the best minds of instrumental hip hop, ambient, and electronic music. Each installment gives one artist carte blanche to capture their signature sound. Every volume features one artist and twelve tracks. Visually cohesive and packaged with the utmost attention to detail, Bakers Dozen is a series that speaks up for artists whose craft renders voices superfluous, whose instrumentals alone suffice to make a statement. Volume One highlights Los Angeles born / Sacramento based beat maker Dibiase, whose style is best described in his own words: "It's crazy to think that my equipment collection and beat making process started back in high school with just an 8 second Gemini sampler and a Sony Walkman. It was a super basic set up. Back then I used whatever I could get my hands on. Finding different samples, looping them up, running the layers back through the Walkman. Adding more layers and repeating that process until I had a beat. It worked. My process is a lot different now but in some ways it's the same. I still do a lot of layering. I use a combination of hardware and software. Sometimes I start with a sample. Sometime I start with drums. It depends on my mood and the genre. Sometime I use a kit. Other times I will sample and layer drums, run them through another piece of equipment like the SP-12 or 404 to dirty them up, then dump them back into Ableton. I really don't have a set way of doing things musically. I like to experiment with different techniques and styles. I like my music to have a certain sound. Most of the time I let the process happen naturally."
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.