BREAKING DOWN: SING A SIMPLE SONG


In the latest edition of our Soul Sides / Sliced side project, Joseph Schloss breaks down one of the all-time funk (and sampling) classics, “Sing a Simple Song” by Sly and the Family Stone. Schloss focuses on Stone’s innovative use of stereo panning effects that later hip-hop producers learned to use to their own advantage.

Other updates: part 2 of our podcast with Thes One coming very soon (later this week). Meanwhile, PUTS’s newest album, Highlighter is out. For digital heads, peep out the 24-bit HD version! If you don’t know what that means…Thes breaks it […]

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CYPRESS HILL: DECONSTRUCTED


Over the summer, I participated in the NEH/Vectors Summer Institute in the digital humanities and if you noticed why my post productivity took a dive…well, that’s partly why. The main fruits of that labor will reveal themselves later this fall (it’s related to my research on Filipino American mobile DJ crews) but one of the things I can share in the meanwhile is a very cool bit of media/authoring software called Scalar which, among other things, allows you to annotate media files such as video and sound clips.

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