FAQ


Q: Why is your music on streaming websites now?
A: I thought I'd try something new.

Q: What software do you use?
A: Currently, I use Ableton Live 10, using a small handful of VSTs for mixing and mastering.

In the earliest years of my music production journey, I used tracker software, such as OpenMPT, Renoise, or FamiTracker. I found these programs to be far too "rigid" and "precise". I wanted to arrange tracks in my way, and not in the way that the software dictated. I later started using Mixcraft, which is essentially GarageBand for Windows.

I originally started composing my own music with an extremely large and heavy keyboard that happened to have a MIDI output. I found this process extremely difficult. Despite being a pianist, I find the process of music composition extraordinarily difficult. I eventually learned that Mixcraft came bundled with presets, which were essentially large sample packs of prerecorded melodies and drum beats. At this point, I knew that I had finally found my niche. I realized I would be able to make music without needing to compose it myself. I'm quite fond of Space, floating, which was made entirely using the aforementioned Mixcraft presets.

And just as a note, making music is not about the software you use. Use whatever works for you. Using Ableton Live like I do won't make you skilled in music production. It's taken me about 10 years to get to the point I'm at now, and I learn new things every time I decide to work on music.

Q: How do you pick your sample sources?
A: 90% of the time, I find my sources on Youtube. I dig into the guts and grime of Youtube, searching far and wide for obscure funk or disco songs. I prefer looking for songs that have less than 5000 views.

In the past, I found sample sources by chance. A great example of this is べピスLOVEテーマ, which samples Bobby Caldwell's What You Won't Do For Love. I originally heard this song in a car commercial, of all places.

Q: How do you arrange your samples?
A: In previous years, I used to take a song, chop out random parts of the song, and randomly rearrange it until it sounded nice.

These days, I pull the song into Ableton, make sure the beats are aligned properly, and begin to chop out parts that I think could sound nice if looped together with another part of the song. For example, if a song contains a really nice bassline, but another part contains a sick sax solo, I try to see if I can merge those two individual parts together and make it sound nice with a bit of mixing. I put a lot of effort into arranging my songs these days.

Q: Where can I find your sample credits?
A: I try to be vigilant in including a list of my sample sources in all my releases (keep in mind that a handful of my older albums do not have sample source listings). However, since I now have this handy website, a list of all samples by album can be found here.

Q: Why do you sample Daft Punk's Da Funk so often?
A: Because it's funny. As for a more serious answer, I just think the acid bassline goes well with a lot of things.

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Sample Sources


Select an album from the list below to view its sample sources.

Fantastique!

2014


Dieda
Die Fantastischen Vier - Die Da

Ragga!
Bounty Killer - Deadly Zone
De La Soul - Shoomp

Promises
Naked Eyes - Promises Promises

Thomas?
Thomas the Tank Engine Theme
Da Funk - Daft Punk
Around the World - Daft Punk
Music Sounds Better With You - Stardust

In Memoriam
Bounty Killer - Deadly Zone
Luv(sic) Part 3 - Nujabes

Vais-je rêver?
2010: The Year We Make Contact

Don't do that
The Great Commandment - Camouflage
2001: A Space Odyssey

▲ルパン三世の大冒険▲

2014


ボーイフレンドさん! (テーマの峰不二子)
Girlfriend is Better - Talking Heads

WINDOWS98 ✌
Da Funk - Daft Punk

†± YVNG • TR▲$H ±† (スーパー次元CORE)
The Message - Grandmaster Flash
Da Funk - Daft Punk
Around the World - Daft Punk
Lupin III "Green Jacket" opening theme

バラ♂ローゼス
Sweet & Sour (Medicine Riddim) - Wayne Wonder

♥テーマの愛2♥
Pale Shelter - Tears for Fears

スイート❣(ルパンWAVE)
Love in San Paolo - Yuji Ohno

Marvelleux! Sweet Cherry Love

2014


hello! 歓迎!
Steak (2007)
Love's Comin' At Ya! - Melba Moore

au revoir さようなら
Sayonara - A Taste of Honey
Da Funk - Daft Punk
Robot Rock - Daft Punk

cola priest xoxo
You Are My Life - Webster Lewis

babyface ベイビーフェイス
Dancing Tight - Phil Fearon & Galaxy
Da Funk - Daft Punk
Lupin III "Green Jacket" opening theme

m'愛 est chaud
My Love is Hot - The Cool Notes


Treat Her Like A Lady (Club Mix) - The Temptations

love it
Don't You Love It - Maxine Singleton

↑ love ↑
Love On Top - Beyoncé

プラスraps
Starr (U.S. Remix) - Second Image

420 / lisa frank est mort
リサフランク420 / 現代のコンピュー - Macintosh Plus

voyageur
Voyager - Daft Punk

m. fantasy
Fantasy - SAINT PEPSI

pepsirap plus de コーラ
ビッグバンの祭壇BANGALTER - SAINT PEPSI

ファンク
Funky Junky Trip - Yuji Ohno

panique クライシス !!
Wild Crisis - Yuji Ohno

あばよ
Lupin III "Legend of the Gold of Babylon"

NOTE: All "Nüzak" tracks sample "shopping mall music" (ie. Seeburg music systems). Unfortunately I can't seem to find the track names, and I'd appreciate if someone could give me the track names if you happen to know them!

Sensationelle!

2015


Twilight!
Twilight World - Swing Out Sister

Donuts
Two Can Win - J Dilla

Long night out
I Got A Feeling - Khemistry

Tick tock
Maria Elena - Xavier Cugat
Juice Box - Gorilla Zoe ft. Yung Joc

Explosion
Bad Habits - Jenny Burton
Realest N**** - Notorious BIG ft. 50 Cent

Feel
Feel It - Finesse

Dirty
Up on the Hill (Mt. U) - The Trammps

Succubus
She Talks To Me With Her Body - Bar Kays
Fuck Yourself - Steve Vai

Heartbricker
Heartbreaker - Leroy Burgess

Shake it up!
Shake It Up Tonight! - Cheryl Lynn

LUMIèRE
Step Into The Light - Toshiki Kadomatsu

2UMIèRE
Step Into The Light - Toshiki Kadomatsu
Hood N***** - Gorilla Zoe

No one knows peace
Never Be Peace - 2Pac

AT
That's All - Gucci Mane

SUPERHERO
SUPER HERO - Yuji Ohno

ダンスする
Saudades Do Rio (More Lupintic Version) - Yuji Ohno

Dieda (REMASTER)
Die Fantastischen Vier - Die Da

LONG LIVE TRNGL
Long Hot Summer - The Style Council

ハードraps
Harder Better Faster Stronger - Daft Punk
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
Good Girls - Wale

プラスraps+
Starr (U.S. Remix) - Second Image
Swimming In My Money - Juelz Santana Feat Smokey

Je suis two cool
Da Funk - Daft Punk
Ice Cream Girl - Wale

Afterglow
Pleasure - Joyous

Dusk
Gymnopédie No.1 - Erik Satie

Jet Set 1968

2015


Identification
Big Band Billboard #1 - Henrik Nielsen
2001: A Space Odyssey

Lounge
Falena - Heinz Kiessling

Classified
Cabasa Samba - Pete Winslow
2001: A Space Odyssey

Window seat
Fly The Magic Carpet - Syd Dale Orchestra

In-flight magazine
Feeling Young - Heinz Kiessling

B-58
Bossalexandre - Vladimir Cosma
Some documentary about the B-58 Hustler from the 1960s

Landing
Warm Breeze - Jack Parnell
Some documentary about the B-58 Hustler from the 1960s

STEWARDESS EP

2015


Perfect sound
The Famous Sound of MPS - Singers Unlimited
Primavera - Bruno Nicolai
Blast On Em - Tha Dogg Pound ft. Brotha Lynch

Going down
Still Goin Down - Chingo Bling
Light' N Up - Minako Yoshida
...and this

Don't go
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates
Say No Go - De La Soul
The Message - Grandmaster Flash
Vergil - Devil May Cry

Checkraps
Imma Be - Black Eyed Peas
She Freaky - DJ Unk ft. Ray J
Da Funk - Daft Punk
Rhythm Heaven "DJ School"

Race
The Winslow Boy - Syd Dale Orchestra

Scarf
Act One - Ib Gilndemann

Freefall
All I Need Is You - Starshine

MANGO CREAM SODA

2015


GUTTERMIND
Come On Over (All I Want Is You) - Christina Aguilera

DRAGONFRUIT SALAD
Dragonfly - Yutaka Yokokura

ファンクBEATS
悪魔が来りて笛を吹く - Yu Imai

FIZZY 発泡性 SODA POP
White Tee - Dem Franchize Boys
A song that I don't have the title of, if you happen to know it please let me know!

PICTUREMEDIA PRESENTED [REMASTER]
Melody is from here
Da Funk - Daft Punk

Célébration!

2016


Peace and Quiet
Black Orpheus - Kunihiko

Beat Repeat 2001
Love Come Down - Evelyn King
Da Funk - Daft Punk

時間 TIME
4:00 AM - Taeko Ohnuki

秒 SECONDS
Seconds - The Salsoul Orchestra ft. Loleatta Holloway
Da Funk - Daft Punk

The Duality of a Man
City of Silver Gray - Hiroyuki Namba

Don't go
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates
Say No Go - De La Soul
The Message - Grandmaster Flash
Vergil - Devil May Cry

DRAGONFRUIT SALAD
Dragonfly - Yutaka Yokokura

BOSS
Like A Boss - Slim Thug

HEAVY/HEARTED
How Do U Want It - 2pac
Microphone Master (Instrumental) - Jay Dee

DEAR/ME
Running Back - Gucci Mane

PUMP BACK, KISS MYSELF
Crushin' (Yeeeeeah!) (Instrumental) - Jay Dee
60 Bar Dash - Sean Price

Pass it around
Keep on Pushing Love - Muzak Instrumental Cover
In Case Some Shit Goes Down - Warren G

Brainwasher
Master Plan/Who's The Man - The KayGees

ON AND ON (Can't Get Over You)
September - Earth, Wind & Fire

GUTTERMIND
Come On Over (All I Want Is You) - Christina Aguilera

A Friend of the Square is a Friend of Mine
Get It On - SPENCE

RED JACKET製のたわごと
Theme from Lupin III '89 - Yuji Ohno

Let's Take a Break
What's The Use - Col Nolan Soul Syndicate

サルボネラ
サブタレニアン二人ぼっち - 佐藤奈々子

Love Hidden in a Cabinet
You Can't Hide (Your Love From Me) - David Joseph

PARTY START
Nobody But You - JR Get Money

FIZZY 発泡性 SODA POP
White Tee - Dem Franchize Boys
A song that I don't have the title of, if you happen to know it please let me know!

ファンクBEATS
悪魔が来りて笛を吹く - Yu Imai

Going down
Still Goin Down - Chingo Bling
Light' N Up - Minako Yoshida

Sharp-edged Swing for the Triangular
All The Cats Join In - Benny Goodman

WHO?
Something Stupid - Artie Butler
It Takes a Thief - Chaquito

WHEN?
Go Girls - Roger Webb

Dulce de Leche
Blues a La Carte - Wayne Shorter

Waltz for the Brain Damaged
Black Orpheus - Kunihiko

べピスLOVEテーマ [2015 REMASTER]
What You Won't Do for Love - Bobby Caldwell

Oceanic Hellscape
Suicidal Thoughts - Notorious BIG
Evening Shadows - 佐藤博

Quiet and Peace
Black Orpheus - Kunihiko

Chromatelleria

2017


It's Alright!
Everybody - Instant Funk
Double Dutch Bus - Frankie Smith

SAKURA SPIN
Canned Heat - Jamiroquai
Around The World - Daft Punk

Star Maiden
Give Me The Night - George Benson

漂白剤を飲みます
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous - Lost Boyz

Acid Reflux
So Flute - St Germain

DRAGONFRUIT SALAD VIP
Dragonfly - Yutaka Yokokura

Return (Another Day)
Return of the Mack - Mark Morrison

Je ne suis pas une ordinateuse

2019


I am not a computer
Fastest Man on Earth - Alan Hawkshaw
Numbers/Computer World - Kraftwerk

My heart and beyond
Alto Glide - Brian Bennet & Alan Hawkshaw

Stay in the HEADROOM
Funky Beats - Klaus Weiss
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Hall & Oates
Da Funk - Daft Punk
Action - Orange Krush
Various clips of Max Headroom

Xerocks
Disco Nights - GQ

Swap
Ai No Corrida - Quincy Jones

Logging synchronous
Give Me - I-Level

Threshold memories
The Message - Grandmaster Flash
Tossing and Turning - Windjammer
Action - Orange Krush


Direnetworks
Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Succubus [REMASTER]
She Talks To Me With Her Body - Bar Kays
Fuck Yourself - Steve Vai

Goodbye, goodbye
Everybody Party (Get Down) - The Firebolts
2001: A Space Odyssey

Lorem

2015


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