i dont know if any of your remember "daybreak blues" a track of mine i posted on here ages ago (dec 03 i think). it was built around a sample from a tune on the 'o brother' soundtrack, which was readily spotted. now i must say i enjoyed making that tune, i was very happy with the end result, and these days i find myself quite in favour of doing that sort of thing... specifically in fact i've just started something on a similar principle (arguably a more obscure lift, but pretty similar). i'm wondering how wise it is.... after all there's no point making great tunes if you either cant get them heard or released anywhere, or else u get them released but then sued into oblivion :mad: so what are people's opinions on the pragmatic side of things? i'm not so much interested your morals/ethics on the matter (i'm quite happy to loosely bat around words like "recontextualisation" to justify my sampling behaviour, at the same time i do totally appreciate that they're writing half the tune for me and deserve some cut. i get the impression tho that trying to go above board with sort of thing doesnt really happen. majors dont agree to psytrance labels sampling the shit out of their artists, so you either put it out and hope to stay under the radar, or dont. am i right?) i'm more intersted in how easy you think u can get away with it these days. i mean, i see a lot of tunes with movie samples and the recent trend of awful novelty bootlegs, i know people get away with that. but i cant think of tracks built like my 'daybreak blues' (maybe thats just cos i havent reconised their steals!?) does it happen, or am i nuts to try it? i know the obvious comeback is "edit and process it to disguise it" - well, i've just shoved a load of filters, delays, etc on the loop i just nicked, and artistically speaking, i'm happy, that i've altered that in such a way to fit my new usage of it. realistically tho the artist would surely still be able to recognise it tho, possibly even fans of the artist. i dont want to process any further just for the sake of disguise because once you get to a certain point of alteration there was no point in sampling, you've processe out the magic that you wanted from the sample in the first place.