Juicy Fruit: James Mtume & One Of The Most Sampled Songs Ever

shockleewebpic_beatrepeatmtumejuicyfruit“Music is not to be posessed. It’s to be shared.” James Mtume shares his thoughts on the impact that his R&B classic, ‘Juicy Fruit’ has had on music in this mini doc from Red Bull Music Academy’s beat:repeat NYC, a drum machine exhibition taking place in New York through May 31st.

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A Micro History Of Techno

shockleewebpic_minihistoryoftechnoIn this week’s issue of The New Yorker Magazine, writer Nick Paumgarten writes a story about the Berlin techno scene. In addition to the article, Paumgarten also recorded a aural micro 5 minute history of the music which obviously leaves out lots of key names but works as an intro crash course about styles and musicality.

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► Ultimate Break Beats: The Canon – Exclusive Mix By Concréte Sound System

shockleewebpic_ultimatebreakbeatsthecanonCheck out this new throwback future mix exclusive from Primus Luta’s Concréte Sound System featuring a crazy collection of sounds of an earlier New York City and hip hop organics. Filled with a rugged vibe of experimentalism and a certain funk, jazz and punk edge, you can’t deny these beats are to be forever sealed in the global, collective music consciousness for all time. Time jump…

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► Cosmic Consciousness: Anicinàbe – AGirlNamedDisaster Mix

Pick up some cosmic vibrations, tap into the sounds in this new mix!

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► Gilles Peterson’s Time Out Mix

Just in time for worldwide DJ and BBC Radio 6 Music Show presenter Gilles Peterson’s NYC gig at NYC’s Le Poisson Rouge tonight, come’s this mix of smoothed out tunes.

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This Week’s #freesamplefriday Roundup

This week’s #freesamplefriday roundup contains over 1,300 sounds – all free downloads and all royalty-free. If you use these let us hear what you created with them, post up your music links in the comments.

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Announcing The Loop Loft Hunter Harland Remix Winners

The votes are in for the Hunter/Harland Remix Competition first announced back in July. The submissions were judged by our own Hank Shocklee, Mocean Worker, Charlie Hunter and Eric Harland.

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The Loop Loft Hunter/Harland Remix Competition – Over $2K In Prizes – Submit Your Track

What happens when you take one of the most innovative drummers in the world and one of the funkiest guitar players on the planet, and remix them with your own tracks? The Loop Loft wants to give away over $2k in prizes to find out and hear your results!

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▶ Afro Flavours By Jazzcat

Jazzcat is back yet again with another fire mix, check out this red hot selection of Afro Flavours. Now go grab your honey, get the wine glasses out and shake something…there’s a supermoon this weekend.

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The Kool DJ Red Alert Thank You Mix – His Final Mix For NYC’s 98.7 KISS FM

As many of you have probably heard, today, one of New York City’s classic black music stations 98.7 KISS FM went off the air and its management has merged with longtime rival 107.5 WBLS FM.

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