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The Nod Factor

The Nod Factor focuses on drum-machine production, an umbrella of music that spans across hip hop, turntablism, electronic, and sample focused beats. In addition to covering a range of genres, The Nod Factor encompasses multiple decades of musical styles and aesthetics, including music from the 80’s, 90’s, 00’s, and 10’s.
The Nod Factor is a sample-heavy show. Being the music that has shaped and been shaped by the postmodern era, beat production is fundamentally the art of the auditory pastiche, and samples are the reused pieces of fabric sewed into a quilt of music. Thus, the Nod Factor focuses on sample-driven music.
In an effort to contextualize its music as an expression of our contemporary social reality, The Nod Factor discusses artists, instrument history, background, and influences of beat production. Too frequently in mainstream culture, the drum machine is viewed as an illegitimate instrument and beat-makers as second-class musicians. The Nod Factor Co-hosts aspire to deconstruct these stereotypes by spreading knowledge of the various beat production music scenes, their artists, and their histories.

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