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Amazing site/project. Enjoy
I didn't exactly bust my gut to research it when it came out, but I'm still really surprised that that was a sample! Which makes KanYe West 33% more of a shill than he was before!
but him sampling artists is the best publicity they are likely to get. Its too bad that Kanyes worst song is one where he sampled Can:
Everybody knows who Daft Punk are and it was basically a bastardised version of someone else's song.
Kudos on the Can though.
They had fans, but they definitely got more exposure after that. Plenty of folk didn't know Daft Punk, plenty still don't. It's not like he kifed it anyway, I'm sure (PROJECTING!) they made a pretty penny off it, win-win for all imo.
its not like they gave up and got lazy, they have always sampled bits and made them into dance tracks. Its what house music is, it runs parralel with hip-hop in that respect.
They didn't even change this! They just looped it for 4 minutes and said 'Robot Rock' over the top. I don't love Stronger, but it's been hugely influential & far more innovative than 90% of the hoard of euro-dance sampling hip hop that has followed it.
more than any other as a daily reference, for the past couple years.
Go on Steely Dan!
break'um up break'um up break'um down
glad to see people are still spurised by hip-hop culture and realise samples are in use and do sound shit hot when used right and the trick has been used in many genres since those delightful pioneers way back when...
for sampling, but it makes me like producers who rarely use it anymore, like DJ Quik, all that much more. Its still a respectable craft that while *easy* to do, is very hard to be good at and master.
If anything, sampling has turned me on to so much more great music. Like such:
its so easy to fuck up a sample. So when its done well its a real treat and opens up doors to quality older tracks.
I love hip hop and even studied it at uni (they give classes in that in America!) but it's locating WHERE the samples come from that interests me, as well as locating the rare ones that sampled other people (like the Steely Dan stuff), in one collated place, I just think its a fucking cool idea for a website
Although yeah obviously I was surprised by the Harder Better Faster etc.. one
And I do quite like KanYe too.
I'm just spouting, people take this shit seriously esspecialy on indie websites so I thought I'd get in swift. I didn't suspect you dude.
I EVEN STUDIED HIP HOP (doth protest too much) haha
The 'Kast one that is, as you well know.
But seriously, those horns! Now who else wanna fuck with Hollywood Cole? (Court?)
Something I've been meaning to do but have gotten too bogged down with freelance work of late. Also kid number 2 is on the way so... ya. Also have a hard time deciding what kind of approach or unique angle I could bring to the blogosphere. There's plenty of bloggers that I would like to emulate to some extent, but feel like they already have the basses covered. Idk, it's a goal of mine but I just want to have a solid angle. Im a perfectionist and a procrastinator which is a horrible combo. Way too long of an answer, jeez.
about doing 'classic' tracks on some days, southern rap on another etc. which I guess could work (entirely up to you though obviously!)
In honestly though whatever angle you took I'm sure you'd get plenty of readers from on here and beyond. As someone fairly new to the genre, I've found many a hip-hop track that I now listen to daily from some of your suggestions in threads. Im sure if I'd trawled the internet hard enough I would have found them all eventually- but threads like that 90's one have made me a proper hip-hop fan rather than just a casual listener.
Basically, neglect the kids and write a blog so I can find out more about hip-hop.
especially the last line.
Because I lead a pitiful existence and thats pretty much what I spend my life doing. It has the original tracks on there then the sampling tracks after. Some of the stuff is pretty obvious but there are some good ones hidden in there:
James Brown - 2004 samples
'Funky drummer' is frequently quoted as the most sampled song in hip hop history, and a few others aren't far behind.
Can't not post this - Double Dee & Steinski - Lesson 2 - (The James Brown Mix)
Massive influence on DJ Shadow & instrumental hip hop in general.