SSC 176: Mahagon – Moře klidu

The people have spoken and the people want a lovely slice of Czech micro-funk. In the name of Sunday Sample and all that is good and great on planet CRUNCH, i give you MAHOGON. Post beats below, live long and prosper. Thanks to Renfield for the sample.

Al Terego

Ruby Q

Drago PropaliTeković

Renfield Devoivod

Austin Quinn

Pawloero Beatmaker

Travis IllCosby Johnson

Live Beat-Making Sessions in London

We run a weekly online beat challenge, and March 24th 2013 we’ll start doing live beat-making session in a music venue in East London from 4pm-8pm. People will be given the sample at the start of the session and have until 7.30pm to make a beat, then we’ll showcase all of the beats.

The Sunday Sample is a community of beat-makers from all over the world that get a new sample on Tuesday and have until Sunday to post a beat using that sample by Sunday. The beats are a rough, unfinished, throw-away mixture of beats, leaning towards hip hop, but we get submissions in pretty much every style and want more craziness. It’s cool to hear what people do with the same sample and chat to other beat addicts.

We DJ at this bar every week (see but this is the first time we’ll be having a live beat session. To be honest, i don’t know if there will be more than a handful of us and I haven’t worked out the details, but I figure it’s worth a go.

On Sunday Sample regularly do ‘micro flips’ where we post the sample on facebook and people have just a few hours to do it, and it’s often where the most interesting beats come from. Don’t worry about being the best, everyone respects eachothers craft. Sometimes my beats are good, often they are weak, occasionally they really suck, but I love the discipline of a quick beat.

If you fancy it then let me know on and I’ll get you more details. Ask any questions you want. We may make it so that we give people the sample earlier, so you can do the beat in advance, but i’ll be bringin laptop and headphones and doing it then and there. BOOM. – .let me know what you think.

NonDef is at The Haggerston on Kingsland Road (between Daltson and Shoreditch), 4pm-8pm.

Hip Hip History #1: Female Hip Hop Emcees 1979-2000

Here’s my chronological mix of some of the most important ladies in hip from the birth of the genre through to the end of 1999. The process for finding them wasn’t as academic as it should have been. I gathered a big list of every femcee I could find and did research on all of them. Then I started to cut ones out that I couldn’t find decent verses for. There were a lot that simply didn’t have any music I wanted to share… people like Tany Sole and Amil. Just, no.

I tried to find the oldest track that I was feeling. Of course, there were always older tracks to be found, but I wanted to capture the point where they broke through in industry terms or just into public consciousness, and I wanted video where possible. For example, Missy Elliot was doing stuff at least 6 years before I had her listed, but the track is from Supa Dupa, when she really broke. I didn’t always get it right, but I’m happy with the verses as it stands.

The compilation goes from the earliest to the most recent. There are other technicalities to consider: I had poets form the 70’s that rhymed over music and it feels like rapping (people like Sarah Webster Fabio and Nikki Giovanni) but I wanted to keep it hip hop. I’m British, so you will see a few more English acts than Americans may expect.

I’ve started on part 2, or the 102. Boy, that’s tricky and will start a few arguments. And if you really want conflict, wait until the ‘best female verses’. I’m also digging for female producers… and I’m struggling. If you can give me a hand, that would be appreciated – hit me up on

Anyways, the track listing is below – hope that you enjoy it. Comment with your opinions and perhaps I’ll do a new edit. In fact that’s a lie, I won’t, but at least we can get a better list.
1. Intro piece with Lisa Lee, Debbie Dee and Sha Rock in the room (from Beatstreet in 1984)
2. Sha Rock – on WHBI 105.9FM with Jazzy Jay
3. Lady B – To the Beat Y’all (1979)
4. The Real Roxanne – Roxanne on a Roll
5. Roxanne Shante – Roxanne’s Revenge
6. Sparky D – 39’s Turn (not sure this is right)
7. Salt n Pepa – Push it
8. Antoinette – Who’s The Boss
9. JJ Fad- Supersonic
10. She Rockers – Jam it Jam
11. MC Lyte – Light as a Rock
12. Queen Latia – U.N.I.T.Y.
13. Monie Love – Monie in the Middle
14. Cookie Crew – Born This Way
15. Nikki D – Letting of Steam
16. Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance
17. MC Luscious – Boom I Got Your Boyfriend
18. Yo-Yo – You Can’t play with my Yoyo
19. Dimples D – Sucker DJs
20. Sister Souljah – The Hate that Hate Produced
21. Donnel Jones (+Lisa Left Eye Lopez) – You Know What’s Up
22. Suga T – Woman
23. Mia X – True Bout It
24. Digable Planets (Ladybug Mecca) – 9th Wonder
25. Fugees (Lauren Hill) – Vocab
26. Boss – Recipe of a Hoe
27. Da Brat – Funkdafied
28. Bahamadia – 3 The Hard Way
29. Heather B – All Glocks Down
30. Junior Mafia (Lil Kim) – Get Money
31. Charlie Baltimore – Money
32. The Herbaliser (+ Jean Grae AKA What What, as she was then) – The Blend
33. Nonchalent – 5 0’Clock
34. Blackstreet (Queen Pen) – No Diggity
35. Jay Z & Foxy Brown – Ain’t No Nigga
36. Missy Elliot – The Rain
37. Ruff Ryders (+ Eve) – What You Want
38. Lady of Rage – Afro Puffs
39. Ra Digga – Tight
40. Trick Daddy (+ Trina) Nann
41. Kristi Krisis SSC#66 beat on the Outro

SSC#39 & #40: Sample suggestions

Got two weeks in one. i don’t include every sample suggested, just the interesting ones and ones i may come back to…

SSC#39: Sample Suggestions. One of the best.

ok, i’ve been a bit slack on the posts for sample suggestions… but this week had so many killers that i needed to record them for later reference. Beat junkies, you need these. All of them.

demo weirdies #3 Dude got his omnichord

he got it… and here’s proof

youtube demo weirdies #2 omnichord princess

so awkward at the start, then so sweet. she just didn’t need to wait that long at the start, right?

Youtube demo weirdos: #1 funky hippy + omnichord, 2 ipads, alesis oi dock

i spend a lot of time looking at demos of software, music gear and people playing their music. a lot of these people are a little bit insane. i sas the video below and it inspired me to capture and catalogue some of these freaks. don’t get me wrong, i love every single one of these people – i am one.

I know it’s not really on-topic for sunday sample, but i’ve been pretty lazy about keeping up with the sample suggestions, so most of you don’t see this bit of the site.

So this guy was the inspiration for it all: i found him while looking at suzuki omnichords. look at the love. look how pleased he is with his omnichord. look at the moves. he’s one mash-up away from being the new nyan cat.

ssc@#33 sample suggestions

this was a tough week with a lot of indecision. we started with an 80s theme and there were a handful of classics that we debated over. Prince’s ‘when doves cry’ kicked it off

SSC#32 sample suggestions

I selected all this weeks samples – i just didn’t have time to mess around and quickly found some suitables. Ijust put this up now and already people are feeling it. Pretty sure this will take it. It sounds like it must have been sampled and been at teh heart of a huge tracks, but it only has around 100 youtube plays, so maybe it’s one of those lucky finds. I’ll do some digging.