The Dust Brothers

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Hip-hop producers The Dust Brothers are on my shortlist of people who I would like to work with someday (if I could actually afford them).

Contrary to popular belief, sampling and mixing is an artform.

Some people do it very well.

The Dust Brothers, The X-Ecutioners, or The Bomb Squad come to mind.

Some people are just talentless hacks.

MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice come to mind.

In the meantime, unless a million dollars falls into my lap, I will have to do this sort of thing by myself.

Pop

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Sometimes, less is more.

So, keep it simple stupid.

Pop music
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Pop music (a term that originally derives from an abbreviation of “popular”) is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the Western world during the 1950s and 1960s, deriving from rock and roll. The terms “popular music” and “pop music” are often used interchangeably, although the former describes of music that is popular (and can include any style).
As a genre, pop music is extremely eclectic, often borrowing elements from other styles such as urban, dance, rock, Latin, and country; nonetheless, there are core elements that define pop music. Such elements include generally short to medium-length songs written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure) as well as the common employment of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and hooks.