Tribute to David Axelrod

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  • Today’s tune is by the trip hop artist DJ Shadow and features a sampled keyboard track that was originally recorded for David Axelrod’s 1969 song The Human Abstract.

    Axelrod who has passed away today ta the age of 83, was a legendary music producer whose compositions of the 60’s were rediscovered in the 90’s by a whole raft of musicians. He was renowned for a fusion of several genres of music and in turn inspired the Hip Hop movement who dug out his tracks to sample.

    Other artists who have used his compositions in their own work include : KRS One, Eminem, Beastie Boys, De La Soul and Lil Wayne to name but a few.

    To discover more of DJ Shadow’s work his website is here : https://djshadow.com/

     

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