Welcome back to Beat Class, the only class you’ll ever need if all you have to do is name samples used in my production. It’s been a while since we last met so if anyone is new to the class or hasn’t been doing their homework, feel free to catch up HERE. Otherwise, let’s get a move on.
In today’s lesson, we take a look at “Lasted Forever” from Cultural Refugee. This track samples “Morning Song” by The Clang Association, an intriguing, fellow Denton artist who doesn’t seem too concerned with exposure. As a result his work is rare to come by. I didn’t discover this record by employing my many years of digging experience or my knowledge of labels, producers, composers, arrangers, instrumentalists, genres, eras, etc., but by sheer chance or fate, if you like.
As a digger, knowing when fate is calling you takes not only patience and open-mindedness, but also a willingness to submit control to the crates and let them guide you. When you walk into a room full of countless, unorganized records, where do you start? How do you know if you’re looking in the right place? When are you gonna find whatever it is you’re looking for? Here’s a nice piece of shit.
Beat Class #3: Lasted Forever
The Clang Association – Morning Song
This concludes our lesson for today. But before we part to discover what fate has in store for us next, take a look at the letter I received after contacting The Clang Association about the sampel.
No, thonk you!
*Bonus*: Name a record that found you before you found it.