Hip hop legend Mannie Fresh spoke with Splice about eight songs from his illustrious career, telling unheard stories on how each track came to life.
In this article, prolific hip hop producer Boi-1da tells us about working with Drake on “Mob Ties,” giving back to aspiring producers, and more.
Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel of Chromeo shares how the duo arrived to their sound over years of exploring diverse influences and discovering new gear.
“The Fantastic Sounds of Jay Dee AKA J Dilla” would not be possible were it not for Ma Dukes’ graceful participation – watch and read our interview with the matriarch of the Jay Dee legacy.
For the final installment of “Around the World with Jay Dee,” we venture to the U.K to explore the likes of Stereolab, David Essex, and more.
We continue our “Around the World with Jay Dee” series with sonic explorations spanning the lush synths of Vangelis to the Italo-disco grooves of Giorgio Moroder.
In our third installment of “Around the World with Jay Dee,” let’s take a look at how Jay Dee was inspired by the sounds of Europe.
In this entry, let’s break down a few samples that inspired Jay Dee from Tomita and other Japanese artists, as well as his forays into Indian music.
This week, we explore Jay Dee’s world of sample choices in “Around the World with Jay Dee,” starting with South America and his love for Brazilian jazz.
Shigeto and Waajeed speak about the MOVEMENT Sample Pack, the influence of Detroit on their music, the importance of giving back to the community, and more.
We conclude our three-part editorial series with a deep dive into several Detroit techno and house classics of the 2000s.
In this article, we dissect the rhythms, basslines, chords, and hooks of several Detroit techno classics of the 1990s.