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How the Internet, like George Clinton before it, has reinvigorated samplingnew

"We never mind them sampling or covering a song. You're not supposed to get sued all over the place for doing it. We'd rather be doing it together." —George Clinton
INDY Week  |  Brandon Soderberg  |  09-25-2013  |  Music

Unagi Keeps Hip-Hop Reference-Richnew

Unagi takes hip-hop on a maximalist ride that jells with his geography. He talks up living in the birthplace of Del the Funkyhomosapien, Hieroglyphics, and DJ Shadow, and his drive to "go for more obscure references than [sampling] the obvious song."
SF Weekly  |  Jennifer Maerz  |  07-15-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Parts and Labor's Latest Album Was Created with Some Help from Fansnew

While recording Receivers, the band put out a call to its audience to submit audio samples of any kind that would then be incorporated into the music. Hundreds of samples showed up, and the band was able to use them all, working the snippets of sound into its combination of psychedelic rock, noise-punk and electronic music.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  10-30-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Brett Gaylor's Documentary Takes on Copyright Lawnew

RIP: Remix Manifesto uses concert footage, animation, multimedia collages and interviews to illuminate both the nuances of the debate over copyright law and how it impacts art, science and life in the 21st century and beyond.
Montreal Mirror  |  Mark Slutsky  |  10-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Girl Talk Melds the Top 40 Hits You'd Never Dance to On Their Ownnew

Greg Gillis talks about his fans ("frat dudes like it, rap guys like it, rock guys like it"), quitting his day job as a biomedical engineer ("real cool"), and sampling culture ("I always understood sampling as an instrument").
New Haven Advocate  |  Vivian Nereim  |  04-29-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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