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Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. Watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of "La Di Da Di," Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
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16 minutes 55 seconds
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Listening comprehension
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1. Choose the correct options.
Which of these albums did Mark Ronson NOT produce? Use Wikipedia to help you find the answer. (
Lady Gaga - Joanne
Adele - 19
Amy Winehouse - Back In Black
Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox
Sam Smith - The Thrill Of It All
2. Guess the end.
If you could ask musician to give a TED, who would it be and why?
3. Guess the end.
If you could collaborate with any musician, who would it be and why?
4. Choose the correct options.
Is sampling used to:
Steal music
Create new music from old ideas
5. Fill the gap.
The name of the artist that Mark just sampled is
6. Fill the gap.
The song has been sampledtimes.
7. Choose the correct options.
Which of these rappers sampled La Di Da Di?
Dr. Dre
Snoop Dogg
8. Guess the end.
What is a pastiche?
9. Choose the correct options.
Which styles of music did Amy Winehouse use in creating her own music?
10. Choose the correct options.
Which of these modern day pop singers sampled La Di Da Di?
Tori Kelly
Taylor Swift
Ariana Grande
11. Choose the correct options.
If you use samples in your song, can you be awarded a Grammy for song of the year?
12. Guess the end.
Name an artist that you would like to sample from.
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