It's all what you're using for samples man, you need the really clear sounding samples to get that sound. And it's about proper compression and of course the program you use. Cubase, Logic and Live are pretty much the standards for production now-a-days. Reason is usefull for that rex loop player, but looping is gay. Chop your own breaks, and boost the volumes on your sampler or mixer, boost them up, make em loud.
What are you using to produce? I can only help so much, I'm only about 4 years into production.
hahaha .. nice. I think i saw a picture of that. He had some busted pc with a snowboard leaning against it and his dirty ass socks all over his 15 inch crt. Then when you read the article it said it wasnt even his computer .... some dude left it at his house or some shit.