• meditation

    PC Meditation

    Meditation

    Look out for our new graphic t-shirt to be released this September! The meditation tee is a reflection of how I live my life internally. I meditate at a minimum twice a day as it truly aligns my awareness in the universe. We hope that this will be as meaningful to you as it is aesthetically beautiful to look at. This design will be placed on white 100% cotton tees and will be available in sizes small through XXL.

    Don’t allow this release to come and go without getting your hands on one, so make sure that you are updated, sign up for our newsletter now!

    Striz

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  • chopped pickles

    Chopped Pickles (Download)

    As promised, today is the day Preferred Classics releases the exclusive Looper Tool created by Mr. Pickles, a Detroit DJ, record collector, music producer and scratch specialist. Mr. Pickles is a perfectionist who believes that attention to detail is something that mirrors music creation. It’s like paying attention to the 1/4 measure of a bass drum or kick in one sequence of a record. Those that know music will appreciate the 2 second change others won’t even hear. When Mr. Pickles gave Preferred Classics exclusive rights to release his Looper Tool to the masses two weeks before he releases it through other mediums, we were honored and know that this marks a special spot in our history together.

    This is something that easily could be sold for any amount of money just based off the music and resource it gives to creators alone, but Mr. Pickles understands that his time, energy, sweat and tears will be appreciated invaluably. This is a practice tool, a tool that can be used for scratch DJays to practice with, for emcees and rappers to practice their rhymes to, for music heads to get inspired and for his followers to listen to.

    Whatever your use for this tool, know that Mr. Pickles has involved himself one hundred and ten percent. There was a ‘beta’ version prior to this official release that had no flaws or hiccups but Mr. Pickles still vowed to make it better. Levels were checked and rechecked and the details down to the images were chosen deliberately.

    The overall concept was and still is LOVE and that is why we are grateful to be the brand to express it with a FREE download today.

    Zipped file is made for Windows/Mac (not a music file). File contains readme/Chopped Pickles .exe / .swf

    Here’s an explanation from Mr. Pickles himself!

    “Chopped Pickles Looper is a practice tool for musicians of all types to practice with other instrumentation. This is a flash file that can run on a PC or Mac computer.

    This is not a new concept. This is a typical tool for scratch musicians as myself to practice different techniques of manipulating recorded sound captured on vinyl records.

    Each letter is a different 8 or 16 bar loop that does just that, loop. The sound will play until the stop button is pressed. The audio is layered as to be sparse enough to allow for other instrumentation to be played over top. Even vocals are something you could use it for.
    The beats contained in the letters Chopped were made on a Boss RC-20XL mono Loop Station foot pedal and Technic 1200 turntables. The beats contained in the letters Pickles were made on various Akai Samplers.

    Share this with those individuals in your life that may appreciate what you can do with your spare time to learn new skills.”

    Mr. Pickles

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  • #100dovinyl

    Pre #100DOVINYL kickstarter


    #100dovinyl kick starter mix – stream and download now

    On August 1st our 100 Days of Vinyl project will go live here and in true PC fashion we will like to gift you with a couple goodies for ya ear. If you haven’t already, go check out our Q & A session with Mr. Pickles so you can fully understand the gravity of this post. First off, a BIG thank you to all those who participated and will participate in 100 Days of Vinyl. There is still days available and awaiting your entry, go here to participate.

    Our main man, Mr. Pickles has been creating this ‘drop’ for quite some time now and he has given Preferred Classics the opportunity to release it FIRST! When he first told me about his looper tool file, I was kind of confused because at the time it was a brand new concept to which I had no clue about. We had the ‘beta’ version of the Chopped Pickles (#choppedpickles) looper for over two weeks and we constantly play it in our office. – On Rotation.

    First let me give you the basics about what a looper tool is before going further.

    A looper pedal is a piece of hardware that allows you to simply input long or short pieces of music (into a loop) played live, play it back and play along with the playback – it reminds me of a basic sampler, or beat machine such as the MPC, without its technicality. Guitarist love looper pedals because of its simple foot start/stop feature that allows you to input a loop while playing a set or recording. Basically it is digital memory. But, Mr. Pickles is not a guitarist – he is a vinyl scratching, music producing, turntable KING and he has been so kind to allow Preferred Classics to again, EXCLUSIVELY release his looper pedal set. But wait there is more.

    The details are not to be overshadowed in this project and awareness has to be shared about the capacity of this release or else it just wouldn’t be right.

    This is a two part post:

    1. The 10 minute soul-packed mix by Mr. Pickles giving a few treats from his own record collection that will get anyone ready to start digging! We simply reached out to Mr. Pickles to give us a quick snippet of a mix that will introduce the project and allow for him to play some music. The SOUL mix is short enough for you to want MORE and long enough for you to WANT more. Take ten minutes out of your life RIGHT NOW and press play below, we promise the 10 minutes will turn into 30 (but we are not counting)! You can also download and relive this moment forever.

    We hope this gets you pumped up for the next 100 Days of Vinyl!

    2. Back to the looper pedal tool and the EXCLUSIVE Chopped Pickles loops. If you are a rapper/artist this is for you. If you are a scratching vinyls left and right this is for you. If you love music this is definitely for you! Chopped Pickles is an executable file that opens up (in flash). You will have total control over the loops and each letter in the looper title will play a different loop. Each letter in the looper title will give you a new adventure. Each letter in the looper title will allow draw you in for HOURS! This looper title is : C H O P P E D P I C K L E S – That’s fourteen fresh loops for you to get busy with! Download the file August 1st now / and thank us later. Don’t forget to thank Mr. Pickles for creating this and giving it FREE to the world!

    The Mr. Pickles Chopped Pickles Looper tool will be available August 1st / Now.

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    Preferred Classics with Mr. Pickles

    #choppedpickles

    There is an uncanny connection between people that is hard to explain but is as real as the substance you breath and the thoughts you think. The connection at first maybe as simple as liking the same type of music or having similar feelings towards certain aspects of life. But, how do you build lasting relationships with just music alone? There has got to be something deeper that seals a connection. The affinity that we have to Mr. Pickles is deeper than just the music, it is the honesty and substance that follows him that we find to be real and inspiring. Do not get me wrong we love that he loves what he does and it speaks for itself but the undefined value that motivates us and draws us to him … is his character. Take the time to read about our friend Mr. Pickles, check out his work and follow his success.

    1.What inspires you on a daily basis to remain passionate about your craft?
    I feel blessed that God have given this talent and to not work at it every day to do all I can with it would be a waste. I have been given a second chance at this and I will not let anything keep me from doing what I do. My only strategy is being me.

    2. What is your biggest fear and how did you overcome it?
    My biggest fear was that I didn’t belong. The scene that I am supposed to fit into on the surface was not me. I overcame it by realizing that it wasn’t about conforming to the mold it was about being true to myself.

    3. How does positivity play a role in your day to day actions?
    Being positive is where it is at. Negative emotions hold you back and weigh you down. We all have a limited time on earth so we should strive to make a difference whenever and wherever we can. Only positive thoughts and actions will help us achieve positive change.

    4.Tell us a time you failed and what you did to turn it into a success?
    I fail every day. My anger overcomes me and I act without forethought. I work hard each day to be aware of my thoughts, words and actions to not make a situation worse. No one person is more important than another. To talk or act poorly toward another brings humanity down. We are supposed to be civilized so why not use our time and energy to create positive change.

    5.What is preferred classics to you?
    Just like the records I dig. It is representing the timeless treasures of something that a person has poured their sole into. It’s about having an idea and then the follow thru. Creating memories while nurturing our thoughts into the physical. We should live life in our communities, whether it be in person or online, creating our own Preferred Classics

    Follow Mr. Pickles – Instagram | Soundcloud

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