Fruupp – BeatSession 03|16|14

Future Legends

The Original Sample:

Lord Of The Incubus by Fruupp

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.

peace,

illa (@illa0804 / @generationill)

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J Dilla Tribute – BeatSession 02|24|14

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The Original Sample:

You Are Just a Living Doll by J.J. Barnes

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.

peace,

illa (@illa0804 / @generationill)

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Willie Roundtree – BeatSession 02|09|14

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The Original Sample:

Wishing by Willie Roundtree

This week’s sample comes from Willie Roundtree’s 1972 release, Wishing. Sample suggestion courtesy of Chrizo. Be sure to check out the the next BeatSession when we post our annual J Dilla tribute.

peace,

illa (@illa0804 / @generationill)

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Mavis Staples – BeatSession 01|11|14

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The Original Sample:

What Happened To The Real Me by Mavis Staples

This week sample comes from Mavis Staples’ 1970 release, Only For The Lonely.

peace,

illa (@illa0804 / @generationill)

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Holiday/Christmas Edition – BeatSession 12|31|13

Soul Duo

The Original Sample:

Just a Sad Xmas by Soul Duo

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.

BeatSession 12|25|12 – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by The Jackson 5

BeatSession 12|27|11 – Christmastime is Here by Vince Guaraldi Trio

BeatSession 12|20|10 – The Christmas Song by The King Cole Trio

peace,

illa (@illa0804 / @generationill)

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Update and New Music From WBS Fam:

Days of Future Past by Gee – Check out the most recent project by Gee.

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