Monthly Archives: May 2014

Jay Dee Sample Flip Contest

Detroit native DJ Houseshoes recently proclaimed a Jay Dee sample flip contest, calling out for beat-makers to show off their respective sample flipping skills.  These are some of the entries that stuck out to us:

Mr. Dibiase:

Freddie Joachim:






Sixfingerz – Sticking With Differently

Beatsmith Sixfingerz from Antwerp/Belgium just released his new EP “Sticking with Differently” via bandcamp. The EP contains 5 tracks, all of which came about at the Stones Throw Beat Battle. Despite the fact, that the samples that are being used are rather old, Sixfingerz manages to breathe new life into them by manipulating the sounds in various ways. The result is a monolithic listening experience, characterized by a very futuristic and soul-southing sound aka the Sixfingerz trademark sound.

“Sticking with Differently” is available on bandcamp for only 4$. Get your copy here:

New Hobo Truffles compilation is coming soon

We are currently wrapping up the second installment of our “Ode To…” compilation series. With “Ode to Ghana” being a homage to a country’s musical heritage, the second part will pay tribute to a specific group of people, namely Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Therefore the second compilation will be titled “Ode To Delia”.

Created in the late 1950’s, the members Radiophonic workshop crafted beautifully futuristic sounds with the use of tape-recorders, by cutting up individual notes and manipulating the sounds in various ways. Thus, laying the foundation for rudimentary sampling techniques with very limited equipment. Without a doubt, the work of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop had an enormous impact on modern electronic music in general.

Long story short: Our second compilation “Ode To Delia” is coming soon.