The Original Sample:
Valai Osai by Latha Mangeshkar & S.P.B
First let’s talk about the sample. It’s not Bollywood — In fact, the language is not even Hindi. It’s Kollywood, the informal term for music used in the Tamil-language films from Tamil Nadu located in the southern-most portion of the Indian peninsula. Kollywood is derived from combining “Hollywood” with Kodambakkam, the neighborhood which is the center of the Tamil film industry. The sample is from a 1989 film called Sathya. Oh and here’s a video:
Now, let’s talk about how this sample selection came about. I was on vacation this past week in NYC visiting Soco, who just relocated there a week prior. Last wednesday, we decided to hit up a spot called Tandem Bar located in Brooklyn (236 Troutman St. Brooklyn). They got amazing burgers, good drinks, and an eclectic (almost random) selection of dope music. The music was so random that they went from playing an ill chopped and screwed version of the Fugee’s Ready or Not and transitioned to this week’s sample, a Kollywood track from a 1989 film… and somehow it worked. I worried that I wasn’t going to find time to sit down and find a sample during my vacation, but somehow the city picked it for me — with a little help from a friend’s shazam app.
On to the next…
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