This is article 2.0 in
‘s April Forum on “Sound and Technology.” Every Monday this month, you’ll be hearing new insights on this age-old pairing from the likes of
along with new voices
. These fast-forward folks will share their thinking about everything from Auto-tune to techie manifestos. So, turn on your quantizing for
and enjoy today’s supersonic in-depth look at sampling from from
My favorite sample-based composition? No question about it: “Stroke of Death” by Ghostface and produced by The RZA.
Supposedly the story goes, RZA was playing records in the studio when he put on the Harlem Underground Band’s album. It is a go-to album in a sample-based composer collection, because of the open drum breaks. One such break appears in the cover of Bill…