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Biggie – Gimme the Loot (JChan Knife in the Water Remix)

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Method Man – M.E.T.H.O.D. (JChan Komeda’s Bass Remix)

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Nas – It ‘Aint Hard to Tell

My remix of the finale track on the best hip hop album of all time, featuring sampled bass loop from Julian Priester and Marianne Intrusion’s ‘Anatomy of Longing‘ and sax samples from Kryzstof Komeda’s “Astigmatic.” Continue reading

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MF Doom – Change the Beat (JChan Momento Ritmico Remix)

All three parts of the original “Change the Beat” fit MF Doom’s Bukowski-tinged free-association to a T – here’s my take featuring loops from Piero Umiliani‘s “Momento Ritmico“, Cannonball Adderly’s “Eye of the Cosmos” and Kryzstof Komeda’s “Astigmatic”. Continue reading

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Strummy (JChan Ege Bamyasi Mix)

Can’s “Vitamin C” and Miguel De Deus’s “Black Soul Brothers” for the beat; “Cacha Mechanica” (artist unknown) for the guitar sample and a piano loop from Krysztof Komeda’s soundtrack to Roman Polanski’s “Knife in the Water.”

The tight freak-out grooves on Krautrock pioneers Can’s Ege Bamyasi make it my favorite album in their wide-ranging discography. I really wanted to emulate that free-form sound in my band in grad school – but while the “free” part was do-able for us, the “form” didn’t work out so well due to my not-so-polished drum skills. Thank god for automatic beat-matching. Continue reading


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Trouble Ahead – Bruce Lee meets Tullio de Piscopo

This one is made of samples from Italian drum genius Tullio de Piscopo‘s “Dodiciottavi,” piano from United Future Organization member Toshiu Matsuura‘s version of Abdullah Ibrahim’s “Did You Hear That Sound” and a dope bassline from Kryzstof Komeda’s “Astigmatic,” with sonic flourishes from Mount Kimble‘s “Before I Move Off” and Bruce Lee’s “Enter the Dragon.”

Naples-born Tullio de Piscopo has drummed for the likes of Gerry Mulligan, Astor Piazzolla and Manu Chao and he’s a beast on the skins – one of the all-time greats. One of his best known tracks is the monstrous “Medium Rock,” which DJ Shadow sampled on ‘Guns Blazing (Drums of Death Pt 1),’ his collaboration with Kool G Rap – hopefully you can hear its influence on my sound. Continue reading

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