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…
(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 Bl…
Marital strife, group turmoil, and the making of a timeless classic.
How Evil Dee, Prince Paul, and Large Professor used cassette tape samples to make timeless music.
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.
The legendary multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter reflects on homemade DIY drum kits, The Little Angels, The Sylvers' self-titled debut, an…
A look back at esteemed composer Koji Kondo's early scores, memorable interpolations, use of sample CDs, and more current work.
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 i…
Eight-hour a day MPC sessions, pushing the limits of sampling, and other elements that inspired an enduring 17-year-old instrumental album.
The uncut, 6800-word version of an enduring Micro-Chop favorite in two parts.
In 2019 Los Angeles-based hip-hop duo People Under the Stairs released their swan song Sincerely, The P. Featuring impressive cuts like “The Effects of…
A look at the art of sampling and interpolation in computer and video games.