Anatomy of a Beat: “Walk” / Chuk Love Kazuki Fats: The Healer (Mixtape - 2011)
This record samples from the Isaac Hayes’ exceptional version of “Walk on By.” It sounds more or less like it’s straight off Donuts, which isn’t a bad thing, but I almost feel like I’ve heard the same beat before. Any ideas?
Anatomy of a Beat: “Atlantis” / R.M.O. Get the Ball (Brain -1976)
Used in the creation of Deltron’s classic “Virus.”
In the post earlier today, I mentioned the sample traffic of Björk by Clams Casino. Not so long after, the gem in question showed up on my dashboard, courtesy of loopyz. The sample choice, both shrill and haunting, borders on the cold vocal processing of The Knife.
Anatomy of a Beat: “Chuch”/Main Attrakionz p/ Friendzone 808’s & Dark Grapes II (Bandcamp - 2011)
Along with “Perfect Skies,” Friendzone has put out two of the most lush, beautiful production jobs of the year. The sample comes from a Gigi Masin & Charles Hayward record called “Clouds.” It’s actually a pretty famous sample, appearing in records from Nujabes, Björk (who’s incidentally gotten sample traffic from MA’z collaborator Clams Casino recently) and To Rococo Rot.
“Clouds“/Gigi Masin & Charles Hayward Les Nouvelles Musiques De Chambre 2 (Subrosa -1989)
Anatomy of a Beat: “Shiraz”/Action Bronson Dr. Lecter (Fine Fabric Delegates - 2011) Produced by Tommy Mas
This may be my all time favorite song. The beat is nothing less than perfect.
Anatomy of a Beat: “Saturday Love”/Toro y Moi Freaking Out (2011)
I know this tune isn’t exactly old-school hip-hop sampling the way Premier did it, but I really dig the sampling friendly indie climate these days. I sleep on a lot of hyped on indie artists, but a lot of the time my aversion is mostly the way they’re presented to me. Honestly, a lot of Toro y Moi’s stuff isn’t too far from an r&b singer over a beattape with a new wave inspired lo-fi approach. This tune actually is a cover of the original by Cherelle and Alexander O’Neal that features some sampled pieces of the original.