Ian Williams not only produces Blank Cassette; he also produces beats under the name Thane Thinna. This week, Ian and his mentee James (aka Tr3asy From The Chi) share a collaborative playlist that features their favorite samples of all time alongside the songs they originally came from. This is a really great conversation about the hard work of production and the cultural value of sampling to bridge worlds, and it ends with some original Thane and Tr3asy beats. Get ready for an education.
For complete songs (when available), check out Ian and James' Spotify playlist. And make sure to hit them up on the web to hear more of their originals!
Ian and James' Sample Hoorah includes:
1. Common - Blue Sky
2. Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky
3. Slum Village - Players
4. The SIngers Unlimited - Clair
5. Phonte & Elzhi - Not Here Anymore
6. Rose Royce - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
7. 2Pac - Whatz Ya Phone #
8. The Time - 777-9311
9. Talib Kweli - Get By
10. Nina Simone - Sinnerman
11. 2Pac - Str8 Ballin'
12. Bootsy Collins - What's a Telephone Bill?
13. Thane Thinna - Sir Cease of Sorrow
14. Schoolhouse Rock - Figure 8
15. TFTCHI - Stayin' Alive
16. Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive