The other week, Thes One and I teamed up to talk about the ethos of sampling at USC as part of a lecture series they had this past year on sampling.

I though it was a great, wide-ranging conversation with at least two highlights:

1) Thes using an ancient Gemini mixer with built-in sampler to recreate the “Funky Lemonade (Remix)” loop.

2) Thes showing that you can pretty much chop up anything into a decent beat by using how he Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.”

The whole convo is worth listening to if you’re like me (a sample nerd).