Song The Breaks
posted by July 12 at 12:51 PMon
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of moderating a little chat with Spencer Manio of the Saturday Knights and Gregg Gillis of Girl Talk (look for it in the Stranger’s Capitol Hill Block Party guide). We were talking about sampling (duh), and I asked what were some of their favorite samples to play with. Gillis cited the classic Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock track “It Takes Two” (“whoo! yeah! whoo! yeah!”), and today Manio writes in to give a little background on that particular loop:
Yo…just thought about this. Yesterday, when Greg (Girl Talk) said his favorite sample was the ‘it takes two’ drums…the original song is “think’ by Lyn Collins. It’s the same song/break used in all the Baltimore stuff too.
Comes in twice: at 1:24 and then again at 2:04.
Samples of samples of samples. Gregg Gillis is a motherfucking fractal.