BRING THAT BEAT BACK event at Next Chapter Booksellers with Nate Patrin

Nate Patrin will be at Next Chapter Booksellers on Sunday, July 26 for a reading and signing of his new book, BRING THAT BEAT BACK.
When Jul 26, 2020
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Next Chapter Booksellers, 38 Snelling Ave. S, St. Paul, MN 55105
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How sampling remade hip-hop over forty years, from pioneering superstar Grandmaster Flash through crate-digging preservationist and innovator Madlib
 Nate Patrin will be at Next Chapter Booksellers on Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m. for a reading and signing of his new book, Bring That Beat Back: How Sampling Built Hip-Hop.

Bring That Beat Back traces the development of the transformative pop-cultural practice of sampling, from its origins in the turntable-manning, record-spinning hip-hop DJs of 1970s New York through forty years of musical innovation and reinvention. Nate Patrin tells the story of how sampling built hip-hop through the lens of four pivotal artists: Grandmaster Flash, Prince Paul, Dr. Dre, and Madlib.

"The painstaking attention to detail and droves of obscure yet essential information will make this book hard for the beat obsessive and music history buff to put down. The wealth of information won't deter the casual music fan, though—Bring That Beat Back is a fascinating read for anyone with a remote interest in hip-hop, breakbeat culture, the tug-of-war between instrumentalists and technology, or how the politics of the music business affects all three. A true breakbeat bonanza extravaganza!" —J-Zone, drummer, funk enthusiast, producer, author

"If sampling is the most successful form of alchemy ever realized, Nate Patrin's meticulous prose and crate-digging research mirror the dazzling ingenuity of hip-hop's best producers. Breaks and loops are artfully recontextualized into a head-nodding slipstream of history, chronicled in a way to make classic rhythms seem fresh again. A necessary read for anyone who seeks to better understand the last half-century of future sound." —Jeff Weiss, founder and editor of POW (Passion of the Weiss)