DJ Zimmie releases the first volume of “Footnotes”, mixes looking at sample-based hip hop and it’s free to download.
“Sample-based Hip-Hop, to me, is the essence of Hip-Hop. Taking what’s available to you and adding a creative spark to make it your own is how break records in NYC parks turned into the most influential genre of music on Earth. Footnotes is an encyclopedic mix series of sample-based Hip-Hop by year. Mixes will be released chronologically, multiple editions per year when necessary, to educate listeners on the ingredients of Hip-Hop. Digging for samples is constantly expanding my musical horizons by introducing me to artists and tracks that become new favorites while giving me insight into what producers grew up listening to. Stay in school!” – DJ Zimmie
We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. The Portland-based DJ has blessed our ears and our souls with a compilation of sample-based hip-hop from 1979 to 1981. A small period, sure, but a incredibly important time nonetheless and it’s just the first of many volumes. As some of you might have noticed, sampling doesn’t always get a good press, whether it’s via not clearing them (we’re looking at you, Kanye, Jay-Z and Baauer) or the perception that it’s “lazy”. Things like this just go to show what sampling means and how it can be done effectively and creatively. DJ Zimmie, God bless you!
If you love us, you’ll listen.