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Dusty Gold
XO Expansion

Dusty Gold

Head nod-inducing lo-fi beats & samples.

  • Mix-ready, fully editable beats
  • 80+ instantly inspiring presets & 188 bespoke one-shot samples
  • A beatmaker's dream and the songwriter's best friend
What does an XOpak do?
XOpaks are editable beat & sample expansions for XO.
They contain curated beats & samples that you build your sound upon by using XO and your samples & grooves.

Preset demos

Songs made with Dusty Gold

Photo by Marion Blomeyer Radio Citizen
Photo by Alescha Birkenholz & Verena Kathrein Radio Citizen

Get ready to be inspired by the rich textural sonic world of "Dusty Gold", the XOpak created by Radio Citizen's creative mastermind Niko Schabel. Filled with song-defining, vintage oozing, lo-fi beats and head nod-inducing, mix-ready, fully editable loops, this XOpak will have you inspired and making music in minutes.

"Dusty Gold" provides the perfect foundations for your next track and a plethora of instantly inspiring songwriting starting points. Fueled by Schabel's patented alchemy of lo-fi, hip hop, dub, kraut, jazz, blaxploitation soundtracks, ethno-jazz, afrobeat, funk, soul, and cinematic textures, you get access to hand-picked samples that are the cream of the crop of 20+ years of crate digging and incessant vinyl collecting. "Dusty Gold" is your cheat code to vibe-packed beats and textural soundscapes on par with Massive Attack, Portishead, DJ Shadow, Tricky, the XX, Red Snapper, and Burial.

In short, a beatmaker's dream and the songwriter's new best friend.

Dusty Gold by Radio Citizen in XO
Artist bio

Radio Citizen

Radio Citizen is the brainchild of composer, producer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Niko Schabel, playing anything from woodwinds to keyboards and percussion, and handles an MPC like no one else.

He creates a fierce sonic amalgamation of organic-infused electronic music, with soundscapes ranging from dub, kraut, hip-hop, and soul, to blaxploitation soundtracks, ethno-jazz, afrobeat, funk, and world music.

Everything he produces has an overarching cinematic feel that effortlessly leaps dozens of genres in a single bound. Because of this unique sound, series like “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Californication”, and numerous Hollywood movies have featured his music.

Dive into Radio Citizen’s back catalog to go on a musical trip guiding you through dark and light atmospheres, krautrock groove loops, furious free-jazz solos, vigorous drums, and hushed Rhodes pianos. You can thank us later.

Radio Citizen Photo by Verena Kathrein

This expansion requires XO

XO is a beat-making plugin that makes sample browsing a creative part of the production process. The plugin allows you to organize and seamlessly explore your drum samples in a new and exciting way.

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