How is hip-hop not like sausage? Knowing what’s inside and how it’s cooked can make it all the tastier.
Case in point, the “online TV” spin-off of Xlr8r magazine recently put two ace producers to the test: Spend 40 bucks on found music, and forge some worthy beats out of the foraged material.
The producers were Odd Nosdam and Jel, whose thriftiness yielded “Afternoontune” (MP3), built from warped and damaged vinyl obtained at a Berkeley, California, thrift store.
Their record-hunting and subsequent studio activity was caught on video at http://www.xlr8r.com, a growing library of snack-length viewing (other recent highlights include visits with Christopher Willits and Alchemist).
Here’s a shot of Odd (left) and Jel, with their fresh purchases:
In the video, you can watch them take snippets from records by R&B team the Detroit Emeralds and drum legend Louie Bellson, just to name two, and build from those elements a funky, downtempo little groove.