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11.12.14 Prachi Gupta

In less capable hands, the improbable mash-ups of Beyonce and Phoenix would sound terrible — but album after album, Girl Talk turns his mixes into bass-heavy, body-bouncing, party-fueling tracks. If you’ve ever wondered how the delicately layered samples interact with each other, you can get an idea by playing this visualizer, set to Girl Talk’s […]

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10.22.13 Andy Cush

“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. For this week’s Listen In, we’ve enlisted the inimitable rap veteran Freeway, who provided a playlist full of hip hop cuts from the past year. Fellow Philadelphians Meek Mill and Young Chris show […]

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Andy Cush

Debate around the legality of sampling in music revolves in part around the idea that sampled music might take away revenue from its source material. Besides the obvious practical flaw in this argument–fans of Yeezus almost certainly wouldn’t be listening to the Ponderosa Twins Plus One and Holy Name of Mary Choral Family if it hadn’t ever […]

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