Char­ity shop vibes

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36:17Drew might be known for his work on Villem & McLeod’s sam­ple packs, but Steve’s an old-fash­ioned crate dig­ger… sort of. “I’ll go to a char­ity shop and just rinse out their col­lec­tion of CD al­bums that are 50p each, take them home, and then spend the next month, ev­ery spare minute, sam­pling a bit of clean gui­tar, a clean break… Some of our best drum fills have been from a Chas & Dave CD that I found in the Can­cer Re­search shop! We’ve only man­aged to get them be­cause of the flip­pin’ hours I’ve spent go­ing through that stuff! Take the CDs back to the char­ity shop af­ter­wards, and ev­ery­one’s a win­ner.”

Now the track’s tak­ing shape, Steve goes search­ing for a few more sam­ples from his col­lec­tion. He goes back to do some work on the per­cus­sion. Be­cause the track is al­ready start­ing to form, it’s easy for Steve to recog­nise sam­ples that will fit, and be­cause he didn’t over­think the loop at the start, there’s space to add these new sounds into the mix.

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