Beat Diaspora: Beats, Buses, Bricks

an omnivorous take on music of the beat-based variety and the urban spaces that nurture it

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Try Try Again

There's Cabide DJ holding a copy of the Volt Mix along with one of DJ Ghostdad's old school funk records. Ghostdad is in the background prepping for tonight's appearance on MoFo Radio -- tune in on WZBC 90.3 FM from 10 pm to 1 am.

Cabide is going to talk about the transition from Miami bass to funk, with plenty of vinyl examples. He dragged a suitcase full of records onto the plane, so expect a serious history lesson, with the Miami bass originals followed by the Rio tracks that sampled them.

On the sample tip, I noticed something that Cabide has in common with Euro-African collabo The Very Best. Check out this longie-but-goodie from 2006, an extended montage of "Comunidades," basically a roll call of favelas from across Rio.

Now compare with The Very Best's "Sister Betina," one of the slower jams on this hyped up (but unmixed) mixtape.

Both sampled & sped up (although a higher bpm on Cabide's tune) Aaliyah's smash hit "Try Again."

Curious, although I (mostly) doubt direct inspiration. Timbaland's beats are fertile for all.

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