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Rhythm Roulette: Chuck Inglish

“I lucked up,” said Chuck Inglish, surveying his haul from Good Records in NYC. “I can’t believe I was blindfolded!” Guided by unseen forces, the production specialist of rap duo The Cool Kids selected “a classic classic classic record” Roy Ayers’ Ubiquity as well as Tuff City Squad’s 1992 'Beats for Jeeps' and 'Last Exit' by Traffic. His partner in rhyme Sir Michael Rocks stopped by the record shop to wish him well then it was up to Chuck to hit the studio and do the damn thing. Chuck’s biggest challenge may have been the fact that the Roy Ayers joint has been used so many times before. “I’ma try to flip it in a different way,” said Chuck, strategizing over his vinyl resources. “We’ll use the textures from this…. I’m gonna try to find the drums from this… extra effects from this.” Getting creative with the slider and the stylus, Chuck sampled some ill loops and pieced them all together in his own inimitable fashion, adding some keys over top just to sweeten the pot. “This was the find,” he said afterwords, holding up the record by Tuff City Squad, who he hadn’t heard of before. “This is the spirit of why Rhythm Roulette is so cool to me… To pick this out blindfolded is crazy.” Check out a master at work right now.

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