Psychedelic Suds and Transformative Love: The Making of Mndsgn's 'Body Wash'

Instrumental Versions of Rap Albums

Quick Hitter Instrumental Album Reviews

The Making of Fleetwood Mac's 'Tango In The Night'

The Serendipitous Creation of "Insomniac Olympics"

DJ Quik and Kurupt's “Hey Playa (Moroccan Blues)” Sampled ‘Bizarre Foods’

Beat Tape Backstories

10 Micro-Chop Reading Recommendations

7 More Bandcamp Beat Tapes for $5 or Less

Missy Elliott Drank 10 Patron Shots While Writing "My Love Is Like...Wo"

The Long Road to "The Choice Is Yours (Revisited)"

"Kiss From A Rose" Started as a 4-Track Portastudio Demo

How my Micro-Chop Substack newsletter helped me bounce back from a broken car

Happy Birthday Paul C

"Let's Dance," "Billie Jean," and "The Message" Inspired "West End Girls"

“I Like Hitting Pads and Turning Knobs”: A Conversation with Linafornia

7 Bandcamp Beat Tapes for $5 or Less

The Making of Audio Two's "Top Billin'"

The Making of T.I.’s “What You Know”

Department Stores, Elevator Music, and Obscure Cassette Tapes


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