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Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Breaks

posted by on July 12 at 12:51 PM

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.

Check it..

Comes in twice: at 1:24 and then again at 2:04.

Samples of samples of samples. Gregg Gillis is a motherfucking fractal.

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i'ma reserve the props for the guy who actually knew what the break was.

Posted by lar | July 12, 2007 10:47 PM


Posted by ndrwmtsn | July 13, 2007 12:33 PM

That's like only the 4th most famous sample EVER. How hard could it be for Gillis to cite the original?

Posted by pete maravich's socks | July 13, 2007 12:53 PM

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