Illustrator Patrick Wong (@patrickwongart)will be releasing a 3″ limited edition resin toy entitled “MPC60” (after the legendary sampling drum machine of the same name) targeting beat producers, toy collectors, and connoisseurs of classic hip hop culture. How dope is that!!
The first release in a series of beat machines, highlights the classic Roger Linn designed Akai MPC60 12bit sampling drum machine first released in 1988(Which I’ve owned 😉 . This designer toy is based on the classic machine that was a game changer in HipHop beat production and made famous by producers like DJ Premier and just about every HipHop producer that wasn’t still holding on to their SP1200’s
“The Akai MPC60 is so iconic, it made the perfect jump-off point for this series. I want to make a genealogy of samplers from the late 80s to 2000s such as the SP1200 and Maschine, marking an evolution of both in technology and music. So much of the music I grew up with was produced on these machines and that why I have dubbed the series: The machines that made a sound of a generation.” ~Patrick Wong.
The MPC60 resin toy begins shipping Friday March 14, 2014 and is available for $35 plus shipping at http://patrickwong.bigcartel.com. Comes with a numbered card, accessory break record (Incredible Bongo Band), and is limited to only 30 pieces (only 10 still available at the time of this writing and their gonna go like hot cakes).
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About Patrick Wong:
Patrick Wong is an artist and illustrator based in Vancouver, Canada. He has been recognized by Applied Arts Magazine, American illustration, Society of illustrators Los Angeles, and Creative Quarterly for his work. Patrick received his BFA in Visual Art (Illustration) from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and began his career as a commercial artist with clients such as The Washington Post, The Sunday Times, and the March of Dimes Foundation. His current practice is informed by his experience within industry combined with discourses in contemporary art, philosophy, and youth culture. For more information, please visit http://www.patrick-wong.com.