I say this every time, and I’ll say it again — Progressive and psychedelic rock samples produce the best BeatSessions. Often unorthodox in structure, contrasting sections, unique chord progression, and longer track lengths (sometimes > 6 minutes), these samples almost guarantee that participants won’t chop the same section. As a result, submissions sound nothing alike; in fact, listeners would have to be convinced that the submissions came from the same song.
We’ve sampled progressive or psychedelic rock from various countries — Swedish, Greek, American, and even Israeli. This week’s original sample/artist adds another country to this list; Fruupp is a progressive rock band that originated in Northern Ireland but built most of their initial fan base in Britain. This week’s sample comes from their 1973 debut release, Future Legends.
This week we pay a belated tribute to the late, great J Dilla. This sample comes from J.J. Barnes’ 1973 release, Born Again. The sample was used by Dilla on a track called Believe in God which was featured on his posthumous release, Jay Love Japan.
It’s an annual tradition here at WBS to flip a holiday classic. Past holiday samples included the likes of Jackson 5, Vince Guaraldi, and The King Cole Trio. But this week’s sample isn’t your run of the mill holiday song. It’s a sappy, soul drenched holiday rarity from Virginia-based group, Soul Duo. From all the WBS family, we hope the holidays are treating you well and be safe tonight as you usher in 2014. Below you’ll find links to past holiday/Christmas BeatSessions and after the jump, be sure to check out Gee’s newest project, Days of Future Past.
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