You’re bound to have heard the Prodigy‘s Smack My Bitch Up (incredible, and incredibly NSFW, video @ link) – but how was the song made? What goes into making one of the highest regarded dance tracks of the past 10 years?
Well, a bloke called Jim Pavlov knows – and to prove it, in case you didn’t believe him, has recreated the entire song by taking the samples from their original sources, modifying them in similar ways to how Liam Howlett must have to create the original, and slung the meat of the process together into this spiffy video:
Now, it’s not short at 10 minutes – but it’s really interesting to hear the original samples and then see them modified, in front of your very eyes, to the final states that make up each constituent part of the track.
That kind of sampling and effects knowledge just does not happen overnight… Awesome stuff.