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RJD2 - 20 Grand Palace
Published:
Feb 04, 2015
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Why do we like this?

Converse and Indaba Music's newly launched sample library is an online community platform that grants musicians access to more than 10,000 loops, stems, and sounds completely free of charge with no royalties attached. All available audio are recordings from actual sessions that took place at Rubber Tracks' studios, with contributions from artists like The Roots and Living Colour's Vernon Reid.

The reason I bring this up is because RJD2 gave the site a whirl, which resulted in a new tune entitled "20 Grand Palace," and it's a hell of a good one. What starts off as a smooth jazz track quickly transforms into an infectious funk number with thumping bass slaps, bouncing chord rhythms, a sporadic baritone sax, and a keyboard solo -- the works. Throw in a solid beat and turntable scratches for good measure, and you've got something that'll be on repeat for days.

As an interesting side note, you can actually find out what samples were used on "20 Grand Palace" at the "Featured Mixes" section. Play the song and the list will reveal itself.

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