Sunday, August 23, 2009

VIDEO: Bibio Chops Samples On The MPC

British producer Bibio put out on of my favourite albums this year in Ambivalence Avenue. He’s better known for his folk-tinged electronica but Ambivalence Avenue demonstrates a clear J Dilla influence in how he manipulates and loops samples. The album goes from Sly Stone-esque funk to spacey hip-hop instrumentals to gentle folk and it all sounds of a piece. Anyway,check the man’s serious MPC skills.





Here's a video of him producing the song "Sugarette" (also off Ambivalence Avenue)




I'm curious, are any HHIR readers familiar with Bibio's work? If not, what do you think of the songs I'm sharing here?

9 comments:

  1. he's dope, can u post his work

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  2. i wasn't familiar with his work but he seems pretty dope. can you check out my sample set for kwame the boy genius featuring a new beginning on my blog dairy for diggers

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  3. His music seems pretty boring to me. Unlike this site which is one of my faves.

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  4. diggit...reminds me a little of board of canada as well...would love to hear more

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  5. I really liked his album. Right up my alley with the blending of electronica and hip-hop. The folk stuff reminded me of the music my mom played growing up (she loved Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan).

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  6. I checked out this album a lil' while back, it was dope to listen to at work in the background. I need to revisit it to formulate my full opinion.. Nice post tho, A!

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  7. dope, im gonna check his album now, safe

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  8. i like his chopping, but in all honesty I haven't heard of him before or his album and I see people doing what he's doing all over youtube so i'm not fully impressed. Not taking anything away from his talent. Just saying I didn't see anything or hear anyting that's not already being done. You wanna see some mean MPC skills than check out Exile and post that.

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  9. AdrenalineJunky: He's done some work with Boards, they definitely have a lot in common sonically.
    Personally I think this album is great to space out to. Something about the combination of folk and electronica gives me a weirdly nostalgic feeling, almost like I'm remembering someone else's childhood.
    MalMoe: I'm with you. Exile is bananas. I'll definitely post some of his videos.

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