Sample Flipping – George Benson

Sampling often gets a bad name and often the reason is because of lazyness/lack of imagination in the part of the producer. Too many people are sampling recognisable chunks of the source material and just putting a beat on top. There is another way though.. If you go digging through the source material and put some proper effort in you can come up with something totally different. This #producerPOV grabs the intro of George Benson’s “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and twists it into a deep, techy instrumental. It’s virtually unrecognizable from the source due to the editing, pitching and processing. This way of working IS an artform but be respectful. Remember there are two rights you may be infringing:

  • Recording Rights – this covers the recording itself and is usually all about the label.
  • Publishing Rights – this covers the writing of the music or lyrics

I had a lot of fun on this one and actually would love to do a Pepe Braddock “Deep Burnt” kind of vibe with those strings.. will try and find the time. Have a go for yourselves though, let me know if you’ve got something to listen to on here or Facebook.


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