The new school of old school

In my previous blog post I talked about how it was important for young generations to explore “classics”. Given the streaming platforms like Spotify’s libraries it’s really no wonder that we are sifting through old back catalogues and embracing almost forgotten classics. Whether through Dadrock or some Motown everyone should take a look at the roots of music to see how far we’ve come, or digressed in some crotchety “born in the wrong generation” types opinion. If you listen back to the likes of Otis and Dionne and find yourself longing for the sounds of old there’s plenty of revival music bringing the sound of the classics to the modern era.

Motown the musical took Broadway and London by storm.
Motown the musical took Broadway and London by storm.

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Enlightenment through sampling

Sometimes people can’t simply enjoy a good thing given to them. This is the case throughout the history of hip-hop due to the constant argument about the inclusion of sampling. Many see sampling others’ music in your own as stealing creative ideas due to an inherent lack of creativity on your part and believe that to call a song your own you have to build it from the ground up as a completely original idea which only embroils you in another musical argument about whether or not any music can be considered completely new and unique nowadays. However; there’s those of us who don’t hate life and actually like to enjoy music and see sampling as a way of not only enjoying others’ music but also sharing it with more people. Many artists find that including a sample in their music acts as a sort of shout out to the original artist while other artists use it as a way to involve themselves in the history of the original music.

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