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Together with Amsterdam-based music platform Steppin' Into Tomorrow we dive into sample culture. In this Dutch documentary, famous hip-hop artists such as Afrika Bambaata, Public Enemy, DJ Premier, DJ Shadow, Jazzy Jeff, Madlib enter into a dialogue with jazz and funk greats such as Maceo Parker, Bootsy Collins, George Clinton, Larry Graham and Idris Muhammad. Sampling, borrowing or sometimes stealing each other's music is now commonplace, but remains controversial. So is making a documentary about it.
Director Mike Redman (Walkmen, Anagram, Nighttown) spent six years interviewing artists and getting them in front of his camera in unorthodox ways. The result is an internationally acclaimed, uncompromising and very honest documentary that goes into depth. With its interviews and recognisable sound clips, the documentary has amazed and amused many people since 2012 already. 'Sample: not for sale' has never been commercially released to date, but has been officially adopted as a historical document in America by the renowned Cornell University. Leading music magazine WaxPoetics hailed the film as 'the most comprehensive film on sampling you won't see'. Until now then, at our Cinema! The director will be present for a Q&A.
Melkweg often hosts different types of programmes at the same time, such as concerts, club nights and films. Please note that there may occasionally be some noise pollution from other programmes during the screening.