Sunday, 30 December 2012

Sampling Souls: Disco Juice

We love tracking back samples as much as we love looking for soul in music. This is the first chapter of  a series where we will be showing how sampling technique was used in different tunes.

By definition, sampling is:

"In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrumentor a sound recording in a different song or piece. Sampling was originally developed by experimental musiciansworking with musique concrète and electroacoustic music, who physically manipulated tape loops or vinyl records on a phonograph. In the late 1960s, the use of tape loop sampling influenced the development of minimalist music and the production of psychedelic rock and jazz fusion. In the 1970s, DJs who experimented with manipulating vinyl on two turntables gave birth to hip hop music, the first popular music genre based originally around the art of sampling. The widespread use of sampling in popular music increased with the rise of electronic music and disco in the mid 1970s to early 1980s, the development of electronic dance music and industrial music in the 1980s, and the worldwide influence of hip hop since the 1980s on genres ranging from contemporary R&B to indie rock. Since that time sampling is often done with a sampler, originally a piece of hardware, but today, more commonly a computer program. Vinyl emulation software may also be used, however, and many turntablists continue to sample using traditional methods. The inclusion of sampling tools in modern digital production methods increasingly introduced sampling into many genres of popular music, as well as genres predating the invention of sampling, such asclassical music, jazz and various forms of traditional music."

This is an example:

Cloud One published "Disco Juice" back in 1976, a masterpiece of disco music

You can listen here how Paul Johnson made use of the main riff in the original tune for his track 'Disco Juice'

Later, the same sample was used by Fatboy Slim under his alias Might Dub Katz

We encourage you to trace back samplers and found the original source, if you love music, you will find out where that music that fills your soul comes from, and you will probably find this as rewarding as we do! 

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