VIDEO: Eclectic Method – A Brief History Of Sampling


Video remix producer Eclectic Method patches together “a brief history of sampling” in his latest remix video.

Depending on how you look at it, there are similarities between quantum physics and sampling. Drum breaks can be seen as the building blocks of the sampling universe, it continues to expand with new innovations and discoveries in the field and there are plenty of “stars” who have made a name for themselves thanks to the art of sampling. Okay, maybe that last one was a bit tenuous but sampling is both an artform and a science to some but for video remix producer Eclectic Method, it’s a journey. His latest creation is called A Brief History Of Sampling and acts as a ride through the annals of some of the most well known breakbeats and riffs, starting from the Beatles’ use of the Mellotron in the 60s to the Impeach The President, Funky Drummer and It’s A New Day. According to Eclectic Method, each break is represented by a soundwave exploding into the different tracks that sampled it. A Brief History Of Sampling is something for the eyes as well as the ears.

Stream it below and peep the sample list after the jump.

Sample list

Lee Dorsey – Get Out Of My Life Woman
Joe Tex – Papa Was Too
The Mohawks – The Champ
The Winstons – Amen Brother
James Brown – Funky Drummer
The JBs – The Grunt
Kool And The Gang – N.T.
Soul Searchers – Ashley’s Roachclip
Ohio Players – Funky Worm
Lyn Collins – Think (About It)
The Honey Drippers – Impeach The President
The Incredible Bongo Band – Apache
Skull Snaps – It’s A Nice Day
Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache
Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution
Barry White – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
James Brown – Funky President
Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Blow Your Head
Bob James – Nautilus
Bob James – Take Me To The Mardi Gras
The Headhunters – God Make Me Funky
Van Halen – Jamie’s Crying
Zapp – More Bounce To The Ounce
Billy Squier – The Big Beat
Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
AC DC – Flick Of The Switch

About Luke Alex Davis

Luke Davis is a music producer and editor of music blog Sampleface. In his spare time, he enjoys watching tennis and football and reading.

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