We dedicate this month to the the art of sampling and being sampled. For years musicians have experimented with using tape and records to loop music as part of their own composition but it was the advent of disco, hip hop and electronic dance music which brought it into the mainstream. Despite criticism from some circles that it lacks the creativity of “real music” it is now such an established tool in the studio and for live performance that it is hard to deny the positive impact it has had on modern music.
This month we welcome Steve Goodall who has selected an hour’s worth of material to play for us. He’s keeping his selections tightly under wraps for the time being, so make sure you get there in good time to hear his set.
We’ll also be playing an album which but would like your help to choose it. So we’ll be having a vote…Let us know your suggestions through Facebook, Twitter, email or via this site by Saturday 23rd April and we’ll put it to the vote. Just remember – it must be on vinyl and it would really help that if you suggest it you actually have it! So far the suggestions include DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing (apparently in the Guinness Book of Records as the World’s first completely sample album), De La Soul’s 3ft High & Rising and Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique. We’ll put the vote up on the site on 23rd April and close it at 10pm on the night itself.
And of course it wouldn’t be Record Club without some free play, so bring along your records that include samples or that have been sampled. It’s a broad theme this month so we can’t wait to hear what you’ve got.
We don’t need to tell you how good the Kirkgate Centre bar is, how amazing the pakoras are or what great value the £3 entry donation is, so we won’t bother…
See you there from 8pm on Saturday 30th April!