Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The journey of a sample

This samples journey starts with this beat I heard a few years ago by Swedish beatmakers The Studio4Cruw aka Shadow.People, who have 97 beats you can listen to on there site ranging from 1:00 to 4:00min.

They entitled their song "2 black barettas" added a drum beat that sort of sounds like banging on a table or something, plus some nice crisp hand claps.

And then of course I heard the sample most recently in the Jay Z song
"Empire state of mind"

And where did it orignialy come from? It came from the The Moments "Love On A Two Way Street"

Here's an excellent parody of Jay Z's song/video! The Dude is crazy looking with that hair/facial hair

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Coconut and the Octopus

"Australian scientists have discovered an octopus in Indonesia that collects coconut shells for shelter – unusually sophisticated behavior that the researchers believe is the first evidence of tool use in an invertebrate animal.

The scientists filmed the veined octopus, Amphioctopus marginatus, selecting halved coconut shells from the sea floor, emptying them out, carrying them under their bodies up to 65 feet (20 meters), and assembling two shells together to make a spherical hiding spot" -AP

Full story on Huffpo