Supraphonics – Supraphonics

Classical, sun soaked instrumental funk and soul music seems to more or less something that is only heard in the 70s sections of record stores or in the hands of covers bands.

would – or should – you sample this?

So, it’s with a not inconsiderable amount of surprise that we came across this self titled album comprising solely of instrumental music from Supraphonics, a Portland based funk band. For a moment we wrestled with whether the question of whether or not the Supraphonics sound was a little pastiche, before pulling ourselves together and remembering all the unashamed genre music that we’ve been happy to lap up from more electronic climes. That question made way for another, then; would – or should – you sample this? One one hand it’s barely finished gestating (and Chris’s ‘vinyl only’ self imposed rule precludes him from even considering it), but on the other, if there’s inspiration what’s to really stop you? After all, a genuine J Dilla classic, Busta Rhyme’s Show Me What You Got, sampled Stereolab’s Come Play in the Milky Night mere months after its release.

What do you think?


  • Mike Hindley

    Can’t knock the genre music Chris

  • Dj Wax On

    For me, this doesn’t quite sit up there with the Daptone/Dunham stuff. 

  • KaceyGeniusburger

    Oh yeah and in terms of the sampling, why not?  Don’t forget Blaze sampling Menahan St Band for Roc Boys

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