Sample: Not for Sale

Film Screening + Q&A
Thursday, April 2
8pm DJ Set, 9:30pm Screening; RSVP Here

Names You Can Trust and Wax Poetics present:
Film Screening of Sample: Not for Sale + Q&A with Director Mike Redman with performances by DJs Breakbeat Lou & Monk-One

Dutch documentary filmmaker Mike Redman has spent nearly seven years exploring one of Hip Hop’s most enduring and controversial techniques: sampling. Since the dawn of the genre, artists have — sometimes blatantly, sometimes subtly and often secretly — crafted music by recycling fragments of existing material.
However, despite the artistry involved, this music has been dogged by accusations of plagiarism. Redman’s film explores the grey area of sampling in a way that cleverly reflects the subject matter itself.

Special guest DJs Breakbeat Lou (the man behind the iconic Ultimate Breaks & Beats!) & Monk-One will bookmark the evening’s screening with a deep, vinyl only selection of Hip Hop’s most iconic and obscure samples, breaks & beats.