It may be obvious how much the digital age and technology has shifted music and the means of discovering it, but it's a topic that is worth the reminder. Granted, when I was a kid, I was lucky to see the beginning of Napster and eventually the rise of YouTube, which really changed things. Before that, though, you had to go to a friend's house, and be introduced to something new if they were fortunate enough to have it. In a way, that's still a case.
Luckily, I'm friends with a lot of artistically inclined folks, and everyone in this day and age is a DJ. Hanging with one the other day, they asked if I heard any of the stuff Star Slinger has put out lately, and I ended up clicking on "Supermane" and falling in love. And it wasn't until I played it for another friend, to try and put them onto something new, they told me about the original track it samples.
Star Slinger sampled the chopped vocal cut that backs Laurie Anderson's 1982 hit track "O Superman," took his favorite vocal cuts from the song, and threw some boomy percussion behind it all, leaving you with what is now "Supermane."
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