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Ethical Sampling

Monday, May 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Along with the release of my album Sampled Library, I wanted to write up some thoughts about sampling I’ve had kicking around my head. The sampler is a relatively recent invention: showed up in the late 60s, affordable by plonkers in the 80s, and gutted by legal nonsense the 90s. In between the last two […]

Sampled Library

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:16 pm

New Nevenen album!

Electronically Amused

Monday, September 28, 2009 at 5:50 am

You know what it’s like when music, sound, and the related equipment just amuse you beyond words?? You just want to sit there all day and fuck with it.

How to: Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 11:26 pm

prodigy — smack my bitch up

How To Write Music

Sunday, September 6, 2009 at 5:30 pm

There’s no step-by-step formula for music. Almost everyone picks up on this intuitively… yet, people will still ask, “How do you write music? Where do I start?”

Stuck? Take A Walk

Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 6:48 pm

One of the best ways to get over a creative block is to take a walk.

If Michelangelo Were A Beatsmith

Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 6:42 pm

It’s easy to listen to a track by some genius god of electronic music and get terribly overwhelmed. Here’s an approach that lets you cut the task of writing one down to size.