Beat Mining With The Vinyl Hoover – BBC Crate Digging Documentary

Crate digging and sampling culture is examined in the 45 minute BBC documentary entitled Beat Mining With The Vinyl Hoover.  Notable interviewees include Steinski, 45 King, Tuff City’s Aaron Fuchs, Mr. Scruff, and more.  The audio will only be available until April 4th, 2009, so go hear it while you can. Listen to the complete … Read more

Before Music Dies Examines The Creation of Sheep Music

Here’s something to make you think twice about the music you’re creating.  The documentary Before Music Dies examines the music industry’s mass marketing, radio consolidation, and factory style creation of pop stars and sheepish music.  Attitudes of fans, artists, and industry insiders are explored as the film’s creators attempt to shed light on often unspoken … Read more

Copyright Criminals: This Is A Sampling Sport – Documentary Trailer

The documentary Copyright Criminals: This Is A Sampling Sport delves deep into the history, artistic, and legal arguments surrounding sample based music creation.  Copyright Criminals follows the birth and rise of sampling through interviews and commentary from such notables as Q-Bert, Public Enemy, De La Soul, Mix Master Mike, Clyde Stubblefield, George Clinton, DJ Spooky, … Read more

Respect Yourself: Stax Records Documentary

PBS presents Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story, which highlights the rise of Stax Records, death of Otis Reading, and the seizure of the entire Stax catalog by Atlantic Records, the label’s eventual recovery, and Isaac Hayes’ rise to stardom. Respect Yourself includes personal interviews with William Bell, David Porter, Jesse Jackson, Mavis Staples, Duck … Read more

One Stop Shop Producers Conference 2008 Documentary

A short documentary of Sha Money XL’s One Stop Shop Producers Conference that took place March 2008. DJ Premier, Chamillionaire, Shalik Berry (A&R Def Jam), Swizz Beatz, Denaun Porter, 9th Wonder, No ID, DJ Toomp, and more appear to give feedback on the event, advice to aspiring producers, and industry insight. By the way… according … Read more