For the latest episode of Mass Appeal’s “Rhythm Roulette” series, they had Just Blaze pick three random records that he has to sample for a beat made on the spot at the Sprite Corner in NYC. As he plays the records and searches for samples, he breaks down to the crowd his sampling process.
“When I do these things, I’m kind of thinking ahead,” said Just. “As I’m hearing it, I’m already kind of piecing together in my head how I’m gonna put them together. I’m thinking about how I’m gonna chop it up but also how I’m gonna arrange it at the same time.”
We could watch Just make beats all day, and this one sounds vintage. See him work his magic above.