03.06.15

The 10 best sample flips, according to Jaisu

Dummy and Astral Black are taking over The Bussey Building in Peckham, South London this Friday (June 5th), the second in a series of late night parties presented alongside labels we love. Entry is free – you just need to RSVP by emailing names to rsvp@dummymag.com – so there's no excuse not to be there.

Pretty much the whole Astral Black family will be present on the night: label boss Jon Phonics, regulars like DJ Milktray and Jaisu, residents like Bushido, newcomers like Drae Da Skimask, and other friends and associates will all be representing the Glasgow-based club/hip hop/rap/grime/beats/everything-in-between label.

Astral Black recently put out the debut long player from rather excellent Edinburgh beatmaker Jaisu – fittingly titled 'A Long Player'. Watching Jaisu work samples and hammer an MPC is a wonder to behold, so we thought we'd ask what he rates as the best sample flips out there. His selection covers Dilla, Just Blaze, and the collagist work of Moodymann.

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01. Will Smith Men In Black

Sample of: Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots

Jaisu: "Will Smith murdered this classic, but not really in a good way. George Michael too, for Fastlove."

02. Slum Village Rock da Spot

Sample of: Patrice Rushen Remind Me

Jaisu: "A simple half-bar loop, but the way that Dilla freaks the bassline and sprinkles it with other sounds from the OG is amazing."

03. Slum Village Raise It Up

Sample of: Thomas Bangalter Extra Dry

Jaisu: "Slowed all the way down, anything goes."

04. J Dilla Won't Do

Sample of: The Isley Brothers Footsteps In The Dark

Jaisu: "One of my favourite Dilla beats using two records at once. One for drums and vocals, one for synths. He makes it sound easy."

05. Jay-Z So Ghetto

Sample of: Ennio Morricone Sporco Ma Distinto

Jaisu: "One of my favourite DJ Premier beats. The way he freaked the original had a big influence on me in terms of manipulating the rhythm of a sample."

06. Jay-Z Hovi Baby

Sample of: TLC Diggin On You (Live Version)

Jaisu: "Listen to the original. Enough said."

07. Jay-Z Kingdom Come

Sample of: Rick James Superfreak

Jaisu: "Listen to the original. Now listen to U Can't Touch This."

08. Fabolous Breathe

Sample of: Supertramp Crime Of The Century

Jaisu: "Another era-defining banger from Just Blaze. S-Type and I used to trip out over the surgical way in which the original was utilised."

09. Eric B & Rakim Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em

Sample of: The Commodores The Assembly Line

Jaisu: "Some of my favourite drums – Paul C managed to mangle the chant into some ghostly air."

10. Moodymann Amerika

Sample of: Idris Muhammad Turn This Mutha Out

Jaisu: "A small piece of a crazy collage of samples. Blink and you'll miss it."

Jaisu plays Dummy x Astral Black at The Bussey Building in Peckham, London on June 5th 2015 (RSVP for free entry).