Long story short, Justice admitted to using a bunch of uncleared samples on last year’s â€ album in an interview they did a week or three ago with MTV.
“If you listen to ‘Genesis,’ the first track, there are samples of Slipknot, Queen and 50 Cent, but they are such short samples no one can recognise them. The ones from Slipknot, for example, are just tiny bits of the voice.” Xavier told MTV. He then went on to explain the writing and recording process; “On the album, we used three big samples that we had to clear, and all the rest are just impossible to recognise,” he continued. “We’re using the very short samples to improve the sound, because we are just writing melodies on piano and then we are listing each note taken from other records, so we make a trade between those notes and the proper loops.”
I’m sure this news is going to bring an onslaught of haters claiming that they’re lousy musicians etc. But anyone who can make a track as good as Genesis deserves respect in my books, take it or leave it. It may be worth mentioning that Genesis sat equal 1st next to Pioneer of the Falls by Interpol when I listed my favourite tracks of 2007 earlier this year.
**Nearly forgot to mention that X also dropped that â€ was compiled with over 400 samples!
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