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This Slick 30 Minute Video Explains The History Of Sampling

The story of sampling is the story of modern music.

Sampling is a huge part of the music we consume today. Entire genres, including house and techno, have been built on the backbone of this uniquely modern art of referentiality. If you’ve ever wondered about the style’s history, then look no further than this video course led by’s Chris Read. In it, he charts the full story from the early days to the present. It’s an essential introduction to sampling that ought to appeal to just about anyone interested in electronic dance music. Check out the video below.


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