For the latest installment of Rhythm Roulette, we got up with Psycho Les of The Beatnuts, whose random records consisted of albums from The Crusaders, Jim Caraldi, and Jan Garber. Les gave all the records a spin, but ended up pulling from the Jim Caraldi jawn, as well as Jan Garber record. Two beats in record time!
A look behind the scene how some producer chop their samples. See how Kanye West flipped Otis, how 9th Wonder chopped Impressknowsoul and how J Dilla laid … Read more
After linking up at The Record Krate in Raleigh with North Carolina legend 9th Wonder, we joined 9th back at his studio to watch the master at work. With Charly McClain, Jermaine Jackson, and The Temprees at his disposal, the GRAMMY award-winning producer warmed up with a few quick flips before ultimately chopping up Lovemen. The final result was so crazy, Rapsody immediately hopped in the booth to bless it with a proper verse.
Check out this live beat sessions by German beat maker Robot Orchestra. He shows off his talent on the Roland SP-555 and SP-404. Can’t wait for part 5! How … Read more
Watch Sporting Life create gold out of old-ass cassette tapes. Sport switched up the flow of things, sampling from three cassette tapes instead of going for vinyl records. Needless to say, the results are ill. After finding a tiny part of a sample on an unidentifiable tape, Sport created a drum loop that channels the vibes of the late Koopsta Knicca’s music. From there, he layered drums into the beat and his own vocals drops, shouting out Wiki of Ratking, who makes an appearance in the episode as well.