Who Has Sampled Genesis?

Tracks that have sampled Genesis songs Here is a small list of tracks from various genres (Hip-hop, dance, trance, techno) that have sampled Genesis songs. There seems to be quite a lot of Hip-Hop artists sampling Genesis. However, this should not come as a surprise as the world of hip-hop has been taken with Phil Collins for years. I enjoy the idea of artists sampling Genesis songs into other genres. To me it’s progressive. It’s similar to the original wave…

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Highly Detailed Recreations of Peter Gabriel’s Costumes

Thomas Manchon has recreated the classic Peter Gabriel costumes from the Genesis era. These highly detailed masks, costumes and props have been painstakingly reproduced from videos and other sources. The attention to detail is astounding! Thomas first created the flower mask in 2015 after observing that many tribute bands seemed to be recreating this particular mask wrong. Years later, his wife found parts for the fox in a bag lying in the street. This inspired Thomas to start recreating all…

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The Return of The Giant Hogweed

HERACLEUM MANTEGAZZIANI The song tells us about the giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianium), originally from Southern Russia and Georgia, being introduced to Britain in the early nineteenth century by a Victorian explorer. However, Peter Gabriel uses poetic licence as it was introduced before the reign of Queen Victoria. The so-called Toxic Giant Hogweed, which can cause massive blisters and ulcers if it comes into contact with the skin or blindness if it comes into contact with the eyes. The song went…

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We Nominate Phil Collins for his Awesomeness… And you can too

Podcast Updates #getphilvotedin, The Podcast – Episode 1 Leland Sklar #getphilvotedin, The Podcast – Episode 2 Lamont Van Hook   Driving Force Traci Baker is the driving force behind the campaign, #getphilvotedin, a multipronged effort to raise awareness, and encourage the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominating Committee to nominate Phil Collins (for his significant contribution to music as a solo artist) on their next ballot. She hopes the campaign will help influence members of the voting body, because…

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Lego NASA Spacecraft Signed by Astronauts

Jonathan Lim had the amazing opportunity to meet his heroes at the annual ‘Mission Discovery‘ held in Singapore. This organisation has teamed up with NASA, SpaceX, King’s College London and University of Oxford to motivate and inspire young people to realise their potential. For over 20 years they have worked in partnership with some of the world’s leading space organisations to deliver unique opportunities that equip learners with the tools necessary for a successful future. What a fantastic way to…

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LEGO Ideas Jazz Quartet 21334

The winning LEGO ideas based on Hsinwei Chi‘s ‘Jazz Quartet will be released on October. However, we have some pictures of the box via Instagram user Theaddshot. This will make a very cool display set. The set comes with a full jazz quartet along with brick built instruments like the piano, trumpet, cello and drum set. It consists of 1606pcs and had a street date of October 1st 2022.

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Synthesizers used on Transformers The Movie (1986)

With the release of the official LEGO Transformers Optimus Prime I thought I would find out what synthesizers were used on the original movie from 1986.   Music composed and performed by Vince DiCola. Synthesizer programming by Casey Young The synths/gear used in the making of this soundtrack include the following! Moog Modular system 55 Moog Minimoog E-MU Modular (huge system comprising of 5 cabinets, the largest E-mu system I’ve ever seen!) E-MU Blue Box 16 voice polyphonic synthesizer E-MU…

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A Brief History of Synthesizers

    Synthetic sounds dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when manufacturers used electricity for making string instruments as a means of direct control and creation. Early versions included the Theremin (1922), the Ondes Martenot (1928), and the Trautonium (1930). Hammond Organ Clock Company – 1935 The 1930s were marked by electromechanical and electroacoustic instruments. Introduced mechanical devices with electronic components into the instrument, similar to the Hammond organ. Modular synthesizer – 1965 Attempts to resynthesize traditional…

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