Part of the attraction of Stop has to be the intro music, it provided the backbone and structure for the original Blue mix. It’s been figured out by fans on both keyboard and guitar, it’s been sampled and remixed in part or in whole.
We had a discussion recently, between the three of us (CDK, _Ghost & tacet) and we were trying to remember the source of the original sample.
Things are a bit fuzzy because it’s quite a few years ago and the Stop blue mix was a joint project of Ghost K (now Ghost Kollective), DJ Blue and guest vocalist Erik Kallman. Erik wrote those brilliant lyrics, DJ Blue provided additional production and GhostK did the rest.
As we explained to Guillaume Bardon on our facebook page (and also to YouTubers Bowerbaiyu and LostMyReality in PMs), we think it was something DJ Blue brought to the the “blue” mix, the one YouTube provide via AudioSwap. It’s unusual for us (Ghost K) to sample instruments, at least an entire riff like the one used on stop because we each play a mix of instruments and it’s often easier (and more of a challenge) to just play things ourselves.
We’ve been trying to contact DJ Blue to find out the original source for sure, but we think it came from a sample CD. This explains why the same riff sometimes appears on other mixes and tunes which have nothing to do with us. Popular music eats itself If you’re new to the whole idea of sample CDs, they’re sold by companies for producers to mix/remix and are most often long libraries of sounds or instruments in specific themes.
If you’re interested in music production, sample CDs are a great way to get started. There’s even a couple of music technology magazines which actually include decent libraries on their cover CD.
So that’s the story, if we track down Bluey we’ll ask if he remembers specifically where it came from or if he still has the CD and we’ll let you all know
OK, so about this new music….
*update* we’ve tracked down the sample to the garage band sample library. So if you like it and you have Apple’s Garage Band, you can instantly do a stop remix. For this you need two Apple Loops, “Live Edgy Drums 10″ and “Folk Mandolin07″. And for those who don’t have Garage Band, you can just join in on ccMixter and remix us and everyone else!