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Archive for April 18th, 2007

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

The role of sampling in music

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

I’ve just been sent this link, containing a bunch of samples used by Daft Punk on their last album Discovery.

I should start by saying that personally, I’ve never liked the idea of sampling stuff in our releases, and take pride in the fact that every sound originated with us. Samplers are an amazing tool, and offer a huge range of creative possibilities when used imaginatively. We use them all the time to sample and manipulate sounds – not riffs.

Call me a snob, but out and out lifting of the hook of a track, with minimal extra input is not terribly clever or imaginative. Make your own mind up about the examples given here, but I was stunned. Completely.