The name Mizell may not set bells ringing in every household, but to those of us who devour the small print on the backs of record sleeves, they’re legends, a family that has made its mark on music as firmly as any alive. Larry, Fonce and Rod between them penned the famous early hits for the Jackson 5, ushered jazz and funk breathlessly into each other’s arms, complete with synthesizers, and also penned the odd disco hit, but their impact was most definitely felt in jazz, where they produced the groundbreaking early ’70s work of Donald Byrd, introducing the synthesizer to his sound and laying down tracks that have inspired samplers down the years. They also found time to help put a man on the moon, but that’s another story. Recently the Mizells have been working with both bleeding-edge producers 4 Hero and Madlib, as well as being part of our very own A Class Of Its Own recording session…
How Music Sampling Works — Today music sampling is a common practice, especially in electronic or hip-hop music. But how does it work? After all, other artists made the original music, and most of them would presumably like to be paid. Tune in to learn more about music sampling.
The founder of Miniatura Records, Argentina-based artist Grau, has come out with his Betty Loop EP for release no. 24 on the pentagonik netlabel. Minimal techno in its very classic style, the EP has straigt-forward, to-the-point dry beat arrangements, which lay the groundwork for his noisy reverbarated rythmic textures. A much needed daily dose.
Guy Andrews has come a long way since making ambient music and electronic jazz as âIambicâ. Under his real name, he has joined Untoldâs label Hemlock with two tunes that bridge the gap between Afrobeat and bass influenced Techno.