The use of examples in making new creations is as old as mankind. Even every word we speak is derived from what we have heard before. It is only the combination of how we use words what makes a person 'unique'. The re-use within literature, architecture, Internet and art in the broadest sense of the word is a common thing. Within music is this phenomenon is labeled as 'Sampling'. Sampling can be tracked back a long way in music history, but there was a period in time when it was never before as dominant. In the seventies, from New York's deprived Bronx district, out of need a new music genre and subculture called 'Hip Hop' naturally emerged. Without the ability to get musical training or attend music schools, old Jazz, Funk and Rock records were 'recycled' by making collages by a new generation and the turntable became a musical instrument. Sampling pioneers like Marley Marl and later Public Enemy, showed the innovativeness within the phenomenon and soon the eighties were seen as the ...
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Mike Redman wrote a book accompanying the film entitled 'The Sample Diary'. It reveals the trials and tribulations that he experienced during the making of the film. See more
No authentic record sleeves were harmed during the filming of the intro sequence! See more