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Music Made From Data Center Noise Is Basically Lo-Fi House

Who knew data centers could sound so funky?

Sampling has become the basis for pretty much every form of modern electronic music. Techno, house, hip-hop and disco have all built their musical worlds on the basis of breathing new life into borrowed sounds. Tim Exile, one of the masterminds behind Native Instruments’ innovative Reaktor program has taken this to idea to the next level in his new project with IBM. Called RemixIT, the project runs samples recorded in data centers through Exile’s unique “Flow Machine” setup. Jamming live in his apartment, he shows us how sampling can make some pretty rough and funky house and techno cuts from very simple elements. Watch below and read his extensive essay about the process here.

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