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New Haven, Connecticut, United States | INDIE

New Haven, Connecticut, United States | INDIE
Band EDM Hip Hop


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My main influences come from youtube and virtually any sound that I can get my hands on. I started listening to artists like DJ Shadow, J Dilla, John Oswald. They're all great and manipulate samples by building one sample over an entire track. The opposite type of sampling is the type done by Girl Talk, Bran Flakes, and other artists more associated with the mashup genre. I do both. What sets Misha aside from other bands is that I approach sampling and mashups in a the same way a pianist approaches a concerto. For example, often times Chopin builds up tension by bombarding the listener with notes and off-beats and releases that tension by introducing a more standard, easily approachable melody. I do the same with samples. I build up tension by introducing many different samples throughout a track, supporting them with my beats, and then I release by introducing a recognizable rhythm or melody afterwards. In short, sampling introduces a new aspect into writing music - recognizability. Like any form of music, if it's done with thought and creativity, sampling can revive and reinterpret already existing tracks to the point where listeners are no longer interested in the original track but rather the way it is used in its new context. I like to think that my samples are used in jst this way.