I'll Give You a Break, Pt. 49: Passport's "Hand Made"
by Dave Segal
on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 11:14 AM
[I’ll Give You a Break is a sporadic series of posts highlighting obscure (and not so obscure) breakbeats in unlikely places, so that they may be sampled by producers or just enjoyed for their own geeky purposes. NB: Don’t forget to clear all samples through the proper channels (cough).]
This marks German prog-jazz group Passport’s second appearance in the much-ignored I’ll Give You a Break series of posts on Line Out; we talked about their awesome cut “Ju-Ju-Man” back in February. I’m sure Passport are flabbergasted over their great good luck.
Anyway, the title track form Passport’s 1973 album Hand Made offers a special prize for the enterprising producer: the open, flanged drums from that run from :02-:09 are just nuts. If there are any musicologists out there, maybe you can figure out the time signature? It sure stumped me. I say this a lot, but I can totally hear El-P transforming that break into a monstrous track. Or maybe one of the Antipop Consortium guys, if they’re still going. Or maybe you, studio wizard.