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Mike Hankinson: J-Dilla Sampled this…a lot

I’ve had this album for a while, maybe since 2002 or so, but recently rediscovered it.  The record is by Mike Hankinson and it’s called The Unusual Classical Synthesizer.  It was released in 1972, which was back when synthesizers were the new thing to experiment with, and everything on this record is a synth version of a classical song.  For those that dig for records you know these types of records aren’t really hard to find once you find them, but this one is cool to me because the very first song on it was sampled by J Dilla like 2-3 times.  Even with him hitting it up so many times, it’s still got a ton of parts that can be used. 

Check it out. Download it if you like it.

 

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