Today’s Micro-Chop newsletter was written by Andre Gee. Andre is a DC-born, Brooklyn-based freelance writer and beatmaker. Check him out on Twitter and…
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Marital strife, group turmoil, and the making of a timeless classic.
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(Updated June 13th, 2020) I’m a 36-year-old white man, soon to be 37. I write a lot about music production and sampling, mostly in the predominantly…
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How Ivan 'Doc' Rodriguez, Ice-T, DJ Paul, Juicy J, Mannie Fresh, and countless others took the iconic composer and director's score from coast to coast.
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How Evil Dee, Prince Paul, and Large Professor used cassette tape samples to make timeless music.
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The legendary multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter reflects on homemade DIY drum kits, The Little Angels, The Sylvers' self-titled debut, and…
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A look back at esteemed composer Koji Kondo's early scores, memorable interpolations, use of sample CDs, and more current work.
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From full instrumental albums made with Koala, Twitter sample challenges, and a multi-day company-sponsored beat battle, here's how the $3.99 iOS app is…
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The uncut, 6800-word version of an enduring Micro-Chop favorite in two parts.
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Eight-hour a day MPC sessions, pushing the limits of sampling, and other elements that inspired an enduring 17-year-old instrumental album.
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A look at the late artist's formidable musicianship and production skills.
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A brief examination of how producers are using iPads and iPhones to create original sounds.
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