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How to make a Beck song

Where it’s at is one of Beck’s finest songs, but in order for it to have existed it needed a little help from a few friends, by way of samples.

The final product is as follows

But it took for the following:

The background of Lee Dorsey’s Get Out Of My Life, Woman

The line (and sample of) “two turntables and a microphone” from Mantronix’ hip-hop classic Needle to the Grove:

A sample of the words “that was a good drum break” from The Frogs’ song I Don’t Care If U Disrespect Me (Just So You Love Me) which comes in after 20 seconds, slightly off time (which is brilliant)

(This song comes from The Frogs’ album It’s Only Right and Natural which was denounced by Pat Robertson “as proof of Satan’s control over the entertainment industry“).

As well as the backing drums to Grand Wizard Theodore & Kevie Kev Rockwell’s classic Military Cut (Scratch Mix)

And that’s how you make a Beck song.

One comment on “How to make a Beck song

  1. […] year I penned a blog post called How to make a Beck song which pieced together the four songs that Beck sampled in order to create his song Where it’s […]

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