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|the two beats I'm using as examples for my present|
ation to the high school I work at on "what literary theory can teach us about sick beats" featuring Harold bloom's theory of poetic misprision
production maneuver: takes the 12-chord segment from :59 of Marvin Gaye's "life's opera" and loops the 5th chord and the vocal interjection ("get!") between the fifth and the sixth chords
takes the intro to "silver soul" by beach house, reverses it, and adds drums and bass (have you ever really listened to closely to that three-cowbell pattern in the background?)
|On "Get Down":|
"The “feeling” of that original chord progression vs. that of the sample (“Get! Get! Get down get!” etc.) is different, the latter more insistent, the former more eloquent. If we notice or even subconsciously register that difference, then Hamilton has successfully taught us as listeners to “misread” “Life’s Opera” in a manner inspired by his own “misreading”."
On "Money Trees":
"DJ Dahi’s creative intervention on an existing piece of music indelibly transforms that song’s sonic contours and overall mood, thus transferring to our brain and body DJ Dahi’s kernel of an idea or feeling about how the song works or could be made to work. Through the sampling process, DJ Dahi has successfully “misread” “Silver Soul,” a hazy indie pop song, into a larger-than-life hip-hop anthem."
General thoughts on sampling and art:
"Sampling provides an especially direct example of how creative enterprise is rooted prima facie in the previous work of others. As Bloom argues, you can’t escape creative influence; hip-hop samplers are so aware of this fact that they make an entire artform out of the process of helping oneself to the innovations of past artists in order to create more artstuff."
""Why art"?: Among other reasons: to look at something twice. The world around you–including the art that emerges forth from that world–deserves to be looked at closely and from multiple perspectives. Sampling is merely one of the most direct and joyful and unrepentant artistic forms of acknowledging the amazing lessons we (OG artist, producer, listener, but also “all of us”) have to teach each other."
|> takes the intro to "silver soul" by beach house, reverses it, and adds drums and bass (have you ever really listened to closely to that three-cowbell pattern in the background?)|
|dog there's a vid of dj dahi running through how he made that beat and it's so fire. and there's one part where he isolates the drums and adds that cowbell pattern and it sounds sooooooo dope almost moreso than in the song|
|yah i watched the vid and it truly sounds super lit|