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The Sample Study

A weekly Music podcast
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Season 3 episode 2 has me talking a lot about the music of Brazil as we look at Madlib's sample of Osmar Milito and Quartete Forma's "America Latina" for the song Raid by Madvillain (MF DOOM, Madlib) and M.E.D. Happy Thanksgiving! If you appre
This week, for the first time ever, I study MY OWN SAMPLE. Welcome to Season 3! If you appreciate what I'm doing with The Sample Study, I'd greatly appreciate you telling me so, becoming a Patron or making a one-time donation. Twitter       P
This week, we look at the unique style of Dan The Automator with his sampling of Cos' "Ixelles" for the trip-hop song "Sunshine" from his project with Prince Paul, Handsome Boy Modeling School. That was a mouthful. Please enjoy learning about a
This week, we look at one of my favorite stories of the last few years of sampling, how The Weeknd producer Zodiac/Jeremy Rose helped make the career of R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, who proceeded to do nothing else like his initial release and disa
This month's episode has us looking at Vince Staples' "Jump Off The Roof" with some very creative production from No I.D. using a vocal choir sample from Polish rock artist Czeslaw Niemen's "Nie Jestes Moja". If you appreciate what I'm doing
This month's episode has us looking at an unnamed beat from a J Dilla beat tape that Elzhi used for "Love Is Here", remaking it and cleaning it up with the sample, Smokey Robinson And The Miracles' "Much Better Off". If you appreciate what I'
This month's episode has us looking at A Tribe Called Quest's "Electric Relaxation" and the three samples it uses to make up its soundscape, but most notably the incredibly memorable "Mystic Brew" composed by organist Ronnie Foster. If you ap
This month's episode has us looking at J Dilla's excellent sampling of the Isley Brothers' "Don't Say Goodnight (It's Time For Love) Parts 1 & 2" for "Bye." one of the sweetest songs on his album Donuts. If you appreciate what I'm doing with
It's been a long time but I'm back, and with a big beat--Wu-Tang Clan's "C.R.E.A.M." with the sample being The Charmels "As Long As I've Got You". Going forward, The Sample Study will post monthly, every third Thursday. Thank you so much for l
This week, we stomp through the creation of Pharoahe Monch's "Simon Says" and how the legal fallout from a sample from Akira Ifukube's "Gojira tai Mosura" from the 1992 film Godzilla vs. Mothra changed the fortunes of the young rap artist's alb
This week, I show you how to chill from 93 till, in an exploration of Souls of Mischief's sampling of Billy Cobham's "Heather" for their indisputable classic, "93 Til Infinity". If you appreciate what I'm doing with The Sample Study, I'd great
In the first episode of the second season, we're looking at a video game track for the first time, so my podcast work is blending in with my day job! It's Adam Freeland's "Area 5" for the visual and musical revolution in game form that is Rez,
In our first season finale, we're taking a look at one of the greatest songs by my favorite producer, Japanese chilled-out hip-hop master Nujabes, as he samples Jose Feliciano's "Affirmation" for "Counting Stars". We also look at a famous sampl
In our ninth episode, we're looking at one of my favorite and best producers ever, J Dilla, and how he sampled Stan Getz and Luis Bonfá's "Suadade Vem Correndo" to make The Pharcyde's "Runnin'". We also check out a new segment, in which we'll d
In our eighth episode, we're looking at one of my closet favorite rap groups M.O.P., the MASH OUT POSSE, and their producer DR Period who samples Sam & Dave's "Soul Sister, Brown Sugar" for their biggest song "Ante Up (Robbin Hoodz Theory)". I
In our seventh episode, we're visiting the works of DJ Premier for the first time as we study his sampling of Ahmad Jamal Trio's "I Love Music" for Jeru the Damaja's "Me Or The Papes". ALSO PLEASE SEND ME QUESTIONS I'M HUNGRY If you appreciate
In our sixth episode, we have a special double feature,  looking at The Temptations' "What It Is" and The Temprees' "You Make The Sun Shine", as sampled by Kanye West for Common's "The Corner". If you appreciate what I'm doing with The Sample
In our fifth episode, we look at Funkadelic's "I'll Stay" as sampled by Prince Paul for De La Soul's "Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa". We also look into a new service that may revolutionize legal sampling. If you appreciate what I'm doing wit
In our fourth episode, we look at William Bell and Judy Clay's "Private Number" as sampled by Cyrus Estaban & Frankie J, among MANY others, in Rappin 4' Tay's "Playaz Club". We also discuss the proven chemistry between hip-hop and kung fu. If
In our third episode, we look at Tommy Butler's "Prison Song" as sampled by Metro Boomin in "Mask Off". We also discuss the common accusation of samplers "ruining" the original song. If you appreciate what I'm doing with The Sample Study, I'd
Our second episode is an examination of David Matthews' "Space Oddity", as sampled by MF DOOM in "Rapp Snitch Knishes". If you appreciate what I'm doing with The Sample Study, I'd greatly appreciate you telling me so, becoming a Patron or mak
Our first episode is an examination of Tom Scott and the California Dreamers' "Today", as sampled by Pete Rock and CL Smooth in their hit "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)". If you appreciate what I'm doing with The Sample Study, I'd greatly
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