Monthly Archives: May 2014

Arranging and Performance

“I wouldn’t say the standard, but [performance is] becoming an intricate part of hip-hop. Sampling is what created the genre. Sampling and rapping over music we really respected.” — Pete Rock, hip hop producer Once you’ve selected your samples, it’s

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What is Beatmaking?

If you listen to hip hop, electronic, pop, or even rock, you’ve probably heard a beat at some point. Not a beat in the basic nebulous sense of some sort of rhythmic pulse in the music, but rather in the

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Digging for Samples

“Sampling is kind of prehistoric, given the technology and the textures you can create.” – Macklemore Before we plunge together into the heart of sampling technique, I should mention that this guide – which is far from comprehensive – makes

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Why Fellowship is Important for Christians

For Joey Smart, an Ohio University junior, he found himself struggling to keep practicing his Christian faith while on campus. “Back at home we would go to mass every sunday, but now I only go a couple of times a

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The dark side of music festivals

(Via theuntz.com) As ravers prepare for EDM festivals-to-come like the Electric Daisy Carnival and TomorrowWorld, some very real threats in the form of drug abuse has begun to threaten the future of these weekend-long dance parties. According to this article from The New

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Is Religion Considered a Prejudice?

Prejudice against certain beliefs have some people ruffled. In the growing and changing times, many claim the Church must adapt in order to accept a larger number of people who may not necessarily fit into a certain “vision” of what

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Finding Faith in College

Sometimes, finding faith in college can come in unexpected ways. I grew up in a Christian home and so, religion was always a part of my life. However, I never expected it to be something that would mean much more

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