The English DJ/producer took to his MPC and decks to defend the honour of sampling in a “post-sampling era” in this TEDTalk called How Sampling Transformed Music. Anyone who can get on stage and stand up for sampling culture using a customised MPC is a hero in my book and Mark Ronson donned the metaphorical cape for his recent TEDTalk. Entitled “How Sampling Transformed Music”,…

American jazz vibraphonist Stefon Harris finds an answer to the question “are there mistakes in jazz?” How many times have you heard people lambast the current state of jazz music or say they don’t like it at all because they’ve chosen to categorise it as “smooth jazz” or “free jazz”? Highly irritating, but if they’re open-minded, they can be educated. One of the common misconceptions…