Current international sensation Goyte features an obscure sample from an old Star Licks instructional guitar tape featuring yours truly on his song “A Distinctive Sound”.
It’s amusing, clever, & an honour that my energy gets to play a small part in someone else’s process.
Check out Goyte’s track and listen in for Rik around the 5:25 mark…
p.s. If you’re interested in historical perspective, and maybe you think this is something new … ? … You can probably, easily, trace Gotye’s work back to Terry Riley doing tape loop things in a piece entitled ‘In C’ back in 1964. Which inspired Steve Reich, who upped the ante considerably on using tape loops (samples) of human voice to do interesting sound things in a 1965 piece, ‘It’s Gonna Rain’, using the voice of a Pentacostal preacher named Brother Walter. So – that’s a wee bit of perspective on cultural appropriation & adaptation. You go, Gotye!