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Interpolation (Replayed Sample) of Multiple Elements

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's Blame Game
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Def Jam 2010
's Avril 14th
Warp 2001
Sample appears at 0:00 (and throughout)
Sample appears at 1:39


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Producers: Kanye West, Frank E, Mike Dean

Tags: Breakup Song

Main genre: Hip-Hop / R&B

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Producer: Richard D. James

Tags: IDM, Experimental

Main genre: Classical

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  • radioflash
    radioflash said 7 months ago:

    FYI check out the tuss for his latest releases ... Or wait til September ..

  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 8 months ago:

    I am also a big fan of afx and when I said that I was referring to the fact that he was largely absent from big commercial releases since Drukqs. I completely forgot about analord though, as a usually do(was never a big fan of those cuts as they seemed like throwaways to me)

  • Dan Webb
    Dan Webb said 8 months ago:

    As a nerd and a big fan, I am inclined to point out that Aphex has never left the business. I think making music is something he does naturally at this point. He has been working while having a family. Check out the 2006 release CHOSEN LORDS for his most recent release.

  • SerialMixer
    SerialMixer said 8 months ago:

    This was what got me interested in Aphex Twin, thank you Kanye

  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 8 months ago:

    @Jay Robert: haha you gotta remember that Aphex is the king of not giving a s***! Also hes been out of the business for around 13 years or so.

  • JayRobert
    JayRobert said 8 months ago:

    @Otis Jackson thats a crazy story, its weird how he asked "is it a sample" when he was credited for the sample

  • Otis Jackson Jr.
    Otis Jackson Jr. said 8 months ago:

    "On Kanye sampling Drukqs’ “Avril 14th” on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’s “Blame Game”: “Is it a sample? I actually don't know what it ended up being in the end, I'm so slack. I know that he tried to f***ing rip me off and claim that he'd written it, and they tried to get away with not paying. I was really helpful, and when they first sent it to me, I was like, ‘Oh, I can re-do that for you, if you like,’ because they'd sampled it really badly and time-stretched it and there was loads of artifacts. I was like, ‘I'll just replay it for you at that speed if you want.’ And they totally didn't even say ‘hello’ or ‘thanks,’ they just replied with, ‘It's not yours, it's ours, and we're not even asking you any more.’” [laughs]"

  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 10 months ago:

    This might be a direct sample after all. Here's Ken Lewis talking about this sample: "They had me do a recreation of the piano from"Avril The 14th" by Aphex Twin for the song "Blame Game", but i dont think they used it (or they didnt credit me, not sure). Actually the hardest recreations are often the most simple bare ones, especially of live instruments, because there is absolutely zero room for error and nothing else to mask other frequencies. Piano is especially hard to recreate. if you can imagine how many variables are present in the sound of every piano on earth, its a bit mind numbing. First thing i did was go to the music store and buy 4 more of the highest quality piano libraries i could find (and i already had a bunch of great piano's), then went back to the studio to start auditioning. It took me 2 or 3 solid days, first to figure out the notes, easy part, then the EXACT timings and feel and velocity of each note, THEN dial in the EXACT sound of the original piano. THEN get the reverb perfect. the variables are endless, and it was a nightmare, but it was one of the most exact recreations i've ever done. if i looped it against the original sample, walked away and came back, there was no way at all to tell which was which. then i dont think they used it. oh well."

  • Chris Read
    Chris Read said 1 year ago:

    The language used in the liner notes is 'contains elements of' which is slightly ambiguous. Replay seems more plausible here - the entry has been amended.

  • RDRM7
    RDRM7 said 1 year ago:

    It's possible. Lots of the samples Kanye uses are actually recreations, generally by Ken Lewis. Eg the African chant in "Power"

  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 1 year ago:

    I call bullshit. Sorry, I just don't believe that.

  • spykr7
    spykr7 said 1 year ago:

    According to Mike Dean this an interpolation not a sample:

  • JAY Gumb$
    JAY Gumb$ said 2 years ago:

    Haha. Funny thread.

  • eott
    eott said 2 years ago:

    Damn, I thought this was composed by Kanye. Sort of disappointing.

  • Drpepperfan
    Drpepperfan said 3 years ago:

    Aaaa can't stop listening to this song. This is such a good sample. I HAVE MANY FEELINGS FOR THIS ALBUM.

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 4 years ago:

    *A dozen men enter...

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 4 years ago:

    Two men enter! One man leaves!

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 4 years ago:

    Get a room you two (or a private message could be a good idea too). Poor Mario ^^

  • Robot Love
    Robot Love said 4 years ago:


    Yo Mr Blond ! It's me ! (formerly known as 11 Electricians) I'm the famous Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman !!!!!

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 4 years ago:


  • JAY Gumb$
    JAY Gumb$ said 4 years ago:

    Hmmmm what does "loco de remate" mean, wise-ass?

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 4 years ago:

    @ Jay, you're just jealous that I have 11 fans!

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 4 years ago:

    I don't do much other than be a wise-ass. I do know some people in the music industry but I'm not saying who.

    It means "loco de remate" but we all love you here.

  • JAY Gumb$
    JAY Gumb$ said 4 years ago:

    Wow. Whackadoo means exactly this. MrBlondNYC isn't connected to this sample - he didn't submit it nor did he discuss it. How do you suppose he'll get your message? And what is you guys obsession with him LOL.

  • Robot Love
    Robot Love said 4 years ago:


    Mr. B,

    What do you do for a living other than tracking down samples ??? ..... Do you still have any connections with the music industry (producers, mixers. DJ's etc.etc) today ?


    What does "Whackadoo" mean ????