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Zion I is breaking up

Let me start this off by saying I have not independently verified this.  Relying on Teambackpack.net (which, if you haven’t checked them out on the web or on Facebook, you are missing out) which in turn relied on MassAppeal.com, I discovered this morning that Zion I has released what they claim to be their last […]

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Converse Rubber Tracks Releases 10+ Days of Royalty-Free Samples

To all our production-minded readers: Converse Rubber Tracks, a community-based recording studio in Brooklyn, has put online over ten days worth of samples! Recorded at the studio with live instrumentation, the samples are entirely royalty-free, meaning you can download and use the entire library at no cost. To convey a sense of the possibility here, the studio’s recruited […]

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Primo Debuts a Live Band

A couple of days ago Okayplayer posted this video of DJ Premier rehearsing with his new live band, which is apparently touring now in Japan. Not sure if they have a name yet but they’re sounding good. Super excited for this, and will definitely check them out if they ever come north to Canada.  

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DOOM Minus Doom – YouTube Samples Playlist

Continuing our string of reddit-based posts, here’s a YouTube playlist of songs sampled by MF DOOM. For anyone interested in the art of sampling, or just a fan of good music, this is a great listen. Some sources are instantly recognizable, others take a closer listen, but in either case it’s an impressive playlist.

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Liquid Swords

I was browsing Reddit today, as every productive day starts, and came across a thread about the most under appreciated album of all time.  One user mentioned Gza’s Liquid Swords. I remembered this album from when I was much younger, and honestly don’t remember it that fondly.  But I took the advice in the thread and gave […]

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Stro Elliot – Kamaal Coltrane

Last month, LA-based producer Stro Elliot released this mash-up of Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” and the Dilla-produced beat to Q-Tip’s “Let’s Ride“. Actually, mash-up is probably the wrong word: it’s more of a simultaneous re-interpretation of both tunes. The interesting connection here is that Dilla sampled the guitar version of “Giant Steps” on the Q-Tip beat.

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