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Interpolation (Replayed Sample) of Multiple Elements

40 Votes
Kanye West's Blame Game
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Def Jam 2010
Aphex Twin's Avril 14th
Drukqs
Warp 2001
Sample appears at 0:01 (and throughout)
Sample appears at 1:40

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Producers: Kanye West, Frank E, Mike Dean

Tags: Breakup Song [Add]

Main genre: Hip-Hop / R&B

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Producer: Richard D. James

Tags: IDM, Experimental [Add]

Main genre: Electronic / Dance

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Mario Toledo

Contributed by Mario Toledo (6080 submissions)


Related Songs
Other songs that sampled Aphex Twin's Avril 14th:
Sample chain found! Songs that sampled Kanye West feat. John Legend and Chris Rock's Blame Game:
Cover versions of Aphex Twin's Avril 14th:

Discussion
  • Izeytope96
    Izeytope96 said 2 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 5 months 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.

  • MRDR7
    MRDR7 said 5 months 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 5 months ago:

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

  • spykr7
    spykr7 said 5 months ago:

    According to Mike Dean this an interpolation not a sample:
    http://puu.sh/7fxR0.png
    http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=864145.msg45246993#msg45246993

  • 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 2 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 3 years ago:

    *A dozen men enter...

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 3 years ago:

    Two men enter! One man leaves!

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 3 years ago:

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

  • Robot Love
    Robot Love said 3 years ago:

    @MrBlondNYC

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

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 3 years ago:

    "whackadoo"

  • Jay Gumb$
    Jay Gumb$ said 3 years ago:

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

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 3 years ago:

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

  • MrBlondNYC
    MrBlondNYC said 3 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 3 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 3 years ago:

    @MrBlondNYC

    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 ?

    P.S.

    What does "Whackadoo" mean ????