Timbaland was a genius back in the 90′s and early 2000′s. Release after release we would be amazed by his synth progression, drum patterns and chord layering. In alot of the early 2000 Timbaland songs, his layering and mastering was phenomenal, take Justin Timberlake’s ‘Cry Me A River’ for example. The reverb around the drum/kick gives a wholesome/booming feeling and if you listen closely, you can hear Timbaland has sampled his own voice beatboxing for alot of the percussion. This wasn’t the only time he sampled his voice, in Timbaland – Scream (Feat Keri Hilson & Nicole Scherzinger) Timbo samples himself humming the bass line. Now that’s muhfxcking genius. On the topic of samples, one of my favourite’s has to be ‘Indian Flute’.
What about the song grabs you first? The 808′s? The bounce? The sample? For me, it was instantly the sample followed by headbanging to the bounce and 808′s. Here’s another question, is the sampled flute authentically Indian? After doing abit of digging, I discovered that the sample is actually from a Colombian song called ‘Curura’ by a group called T