This week I have Sharooz Raoofi on Tap Tempo. As the founder of Sample Magic, which is now 12 years old, he's watched the electronic music world evolve time and time again as he's provided many of the tools that have influenced and inspired producer after producer. If we backtrack about 9 years ago, I produced a little sample library for one of the Sample Magic imprints, Sounds To Sample, which they later sold to Beatport. Coincidentally we ran into each other a number of times over the past few weeks, and it seemed like a great opportunity to get him on the show before he flies back to the UK next week.
We dive pretty deep into ethos of Sample Magic, which as always always produced their products at an extremely high level, and as always felt beautifully boutique. Beyond just samples, they've also produced books and now plug ins. I personally use the A/B plugin a ton. We also discuss the new artist project he's working on centered around a mouthwatering collecting of analog synths and drum machines he's amassed over the years. It's a really good talk; dare I say one of the best I've had so far on the show. He's incredibly insightful as well as humble, which is a really lovely thing considering how much of a success Sample Magic is. It truly was a pleasure to have him on.
What I'm listening to: Veil Of Maya - False Idol
What I'm reading: Neil Strauss - Everybody Loves You When You're Dead