The debate rages on as to whether sampling is tribute or theft, but for many artists, one thing is clear: whatever they do, it better be funky. Mark Ronson, Paul McCartney, and DJ Premier dig in.
E03 · Reverb
Working with Amy Winehouse kicked off Mark Ronson's emotional journey with reverb. Today, Ronson travels around the world to unearth its infinite potential.
Mark Ronson celebrates the innovators and outsiders who have harnessed the power of synthesizers. Kevin Parker from Tame Impala shares his love for synthesized sound.
E05 · Drum Machines
"GIMME A BEAT!" From the revolutionary Linn drum to the eventual top-dog 808, Mark and Too $hort track the evolution of the machines that led to hip-hop.
Mark Ronson and Santigold talk distortion, the rebellious sound of breaking the rules, and explore the pioneers who used it to disrupt culture.