Tag Archives: N.W.A

An Interview with Todd Simon

Photo: Farah Sosa For our latest interview, we’re very pleased to have spoken with multi-instrumentalist, arranger and composer Todd Simon. As an in demand talent in the studios of Los Angeles and New York, Todd has worked alongside the likes of David Sitek, Ghostface Killah and Lily Allen among many, many others. Todd’s discography includes […]

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The 10 Most Sampled Breakbeats of All Time

You can’t mention sample-based music and not talk about drum breaks. In the early 1970′s, years before producers had begun chopping up old records on samplers, Jamaican-born and Bronx-based DJ Kool Herc introduced a new approach to mixing records, paving the way for the development of Hip-Hop beatmaking. At the time, when playing extended disco […]

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