Hey amateur beatsmiths: wanna break down some classic beats and, if you feel up to it, rebuild them in your own image? Well, Matt Daniels—who you might remember from creating the astounding, fascinating "The Largest Vocabulary in Hip-Hop" chart—has got you covered. His latest project, Sample Stitch, dismantles the raw materials of three very noteworthy beats—Kanye West's "Otis," 9th Wonder's "Impressknowsoul," and J Dilla's "Don't Cry"—and essentially hardwires them straight to your keyboard so you can futz around and go crazy with these sounds. It's basically the Guitar Hero of beatmaking.
"I've been re-constructing hip hop songs from their original samples, and every time I've been fascinated by the producer's choices," Daniels says in a statement on the site. "I wish that more people understood this process and gift, so I've re-created the process of chopping up a sample, just as a producer would. Note: I'm providing these samples to you on a platter. This is no way acocunts for the hours/days spent crate-digging." Noted! Get your producing-jones on right here.