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How sampling transformed music

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Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. In this mind-blowingly original talk, watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of "La Di Da Di," Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
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Remix explored by  musician and producer Mark Ronson. Multimodal mixing with some hip hop history

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Shvon Clifton's curator insight, September 13, 2015 4:45 PM

Sampling is something that we hear often in music. Taking the sound from an older record and creating something new and different with it is heard throughout music. I think of it as recycling sound and using it to create something total new and with a different vibe. Sampling initially was used because one can hear a sound and it can strike a chord in someone that will inspire them to create something. Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh- La Di Da Di is the fifth most sampled song of all time though sampling wasn’t available when this record was made and released back in 1984. When sampling a previous record there will be copyright issues that an artist or DJ will have to get approval for. Robin Thicke- Blurred Lines is an example of how one should take copyrighting seriously when sampling. The music that we think our favorite artist created and wrote originally may in fact be a sampled record, for example, Tamar Braxton- The One & Notorious BIG- Juicy. The original artist who sound that Tamar and BIG sampled was Mtume- Juicy Fruit. 

Private Student's curator insight, September 13, 2015 6:52 PM

I had a more negative opinion about sampling before I watched this TED Talk. I had the viewpoint that using samples was not very original, at least not in comparison to a creation made from scratch. Mark Ronson's viewpoint is that sampling can allow one to be part of the things they love, even though they didn't create it originally. 

He also explains how using samples of things that were before someone's time, can be a good way to immerse today's listeners into things they didn't get the chance to experience while they were really popular. This changed my viewpoint drastically. Now I view sampling as a history lesson. It can not only inspire others in a similar way that the original inspired others, but also act as a marking to where we have been, and suggest where we might be going.

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4 part series on remix = really useful for university level classes and discussion. 

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Master Class: How To Do A Monster Mega Remix

Master Class: How To Do A Monster Mega Remix | Visual & digital texts | Scoop.it
Nick Bertke takes remixing to a brilliantly panoptical level.
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British Pathé - YouTube

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The world's finest news and entertainment video film archive. Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890's, British Pathé began recording every aspe...
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Amazing historic film archive made available to public on youtube - great opportunities for looking back in time!

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Boo Bass (Monsters, Inc. Remix)

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Pogo’s latest mesmerizing creation is "Boo Bass (Monsters Inc. Remix)," which, like many of the electronic artist’s previous creations, mixes video and audio clips from a well-known cultural work to create something that’s mind-blowingly new, not just nostalgic..

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RiP! A Remix Manifesto (Trailer)

Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 21st century and shattering the wall between users and ...

Good resource for discussions in class and tutorials about copyright. 

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