Vinyl Vault Beat Challenge

18 05 2010

Also on the show tonight is the Super Mega Record Beat Challenge aka the bootychatterchallenge featuring the beat making styles of VEZZEN. Inspired by Dublab‘s Seconhand Sureshots project, Vezzen will have a little over 2 hours to make a track from records in the Vinyl Vault at KTUH. The Musical Ingredient Chef of The Cookbook: Recipes of Sound (the show preceeding Re-Percussions) will select several records forVezzen to sample and create a new track strictly from the records. No drum machines or synths or pre-recorded samples. Tune in at the beginning of the show for the brief and preview of some records, then Vezzen will unveil his composition at the end of the show before the clock strikes midnight.

Armed with a portable turntable, a 505, 555, and a mixer, Vezzen took samples from two of the five records selected by The Musical Ingredient Chef and flipped them into a new composition with two movements.

And here is the final track:

Vezzen said that he heard one beat from the first sample he grabbed, then after listening to another record heard another beat which explains the two movements. He sampled and sequenced it on the SP-505, his trusty machine, and performed it live with additional pan effects by me.

As we were inspired by Secondhand Sureshots, we hope that you too are inspired to make new music from old vinyl. Point is you don’t need a super expensive or rare record to get good samples out of it. Fun is the name of the game. So grab some records from Jelly’s 50 cent bin, Goodwill, or your vinyl shelf and let them talk to you.




One response

13 06 2010

Love the idea, love the track… kudos!

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