Hollywood Roundtable 1963

  • Submitted on time! Jul 3, 2020

Started with the drums and bass you hear at the very end, then decided to incorporate some audio from a Hollywood Roundtable from 1963, I believe the day of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington. It’s all a little janky, but I always love sampling discussions like this.

Looking for feedback on

Are the samples clear enough?


Ben July 16, 2020 10:06pm

This has such a great build and arc. And it’s nice and raw, and of course, it meets the moment. Sonically reminds me of some of your stuff from ~college era

nurphgun July 11, 2020 8:51pm

Very into this – there’s a “gearing up for battle” feel to it that’s apropos and fits the subject matter.

alechutson July 7, 2020 2:04pm

Love that you paired such epic, brooding music with such a casual-sounding interview. Samples feel a little buried in the mix, but I think it actually causes me to listen to what they are saying more.

nick July 10, 2020 10:47am

Haha yeah a little ludicrously brooding. There was a lot of extra garble/hiss in the sample, so I could only bring it up so much, but I’m glad it prompted some active listening.

Carseat July 5, 2020 9:22pm

Oh wow I love what you did with this. I also like that you chose to sample that specific conversation. Not my first pick but I love that it was yours.

nick July 10, 2020 10:58am

Thanks! I’d love if you’d expand a little on your thoughts on the conversation/sample. I arrived there through watching some James Baldwin speeches, and was grabbed by the unfortunate similarity between then and now.