Friday, December 08, 2023

rappin' and scratchin' with casta

In the past we wrote a few times about the art of sampling. Read here for more details. One of the regular Xmas sample artists is Reid van Atta, aka Casta. He's a real champion in the use of electronics with sounds and voices from soul and hiphop. In 2022 he did not make an album but this year he's back with 'The 12 Beats Of Christmas (2023)'. Great to hear the old skool rap sounds, like in 'Biz & Kane's Explicit Interlude' and in bonus track 'Christmas Rappin' '. The other bonus track 'Bad All Year Round' contains a lot of scratchin'.  He's so good in sampling that Shazam does not recognise his tracks.