Month: May 2019

Marcus J. Moore and the art of breaking through

Music

The writer and Bandcamp editor gave an inspiring interview about his career so far and his upcoming book about Kendrick Lamar. As a...

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Oto-tetsu + sampling Japan’s rail service

Sampling

There’s an underground scene in Japan filled with train sounds and PA systems. Field recordings used in music is nothing new and...

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GBS x LPS – Hip hop record covers as Gameboys

Hip Hop

Iconic album covers morphed into Gameboys is a thing I didn’t know I needed. I started modding my own Gameboys a few months ago and...

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Cookin Soul samples Street Fighter II on a beat

Sampling

To celebrate 100,000 YouTube subscribers, Cookin Soul made a beat from the iconic SNES game. Spanish hip hop producer/DJ Cookin Soul has...

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Moby’s Play as “audio blackface”

Sampling

A compelling article discusses the cultural appropriation of black voices in Moby’s seminal album.

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SATURDAY MATINÉE: Asia Rising: The Next Generation Of Hip Hop

Music

Asia Rising: The Next Generation Of Hip Hop is an exploration into the success of Asian hip hop artists over the past 3 years. It’s...

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The Akai MPC (1988-Present)

Technology

Akai’s iconic sampler has been around for over 30 years with fruitful timeline. Think of a producer, any producer. They’ve used...

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A Sampling Essay by Defected

Sampling

This sampling essay from Defected covers everything from the history of sampling to three European stars of the craft.

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Ruffian Kick – LEAVES.

Hip Hop

The Californian producer put together an album of beats from the last few months of 2018. I found Ruffian Kick last year while waiting for...

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Rhye – Needed

R&B

The track is from Rhye’s latest album, Spirit. There I was watching a football match and the incidental music at the end reminded me...

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Find Your Lo-Fi Beat Track Names With These Tools

Hip Hop

You’ll forget what a vowel is with these text converter tools. I used to find it difficult naming my tracks. I didn’t want to...

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How Lo-Fi Took Over Music

Music

From bedroom set ups and Bandcamp LPs to the mainstream, the lo-fi aesthetic is in a lot of your favourite music. Mackenzie Cummings-Grady...

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J Dilla Talks About His Sampling Inspirations in Rare Interview From 2003

Interviews

The hip hop icon talks about his family in Detroit and how he only discovered Fela Kuti while working on Like Water For Chocolate. The name...

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RecordRadar turns your e-digging into crate digging

Sampling

The web app integrates your Spotify music and finds records near you to buy from Discogs. Whether you’re an e-digger, a crate digger,...

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