Eclectic Method takes anything, everything that is on a recorded medium and mashes and remixes to create a whole new form of art. They travel the world, producing killer sets by mixing snippets from movies, soundbites, beats, one note sounds–they mix and scratch all of these that are originally on dvd, cd, mp3s movies… seriously, whatever is recorded I’m sure is in their arsenal of sounds. Their site has video clips and tons of free audio mixtapes and remix downloads.
Check this one out, Eclectic Method gives a big shout to Wu-Tang Clan… mixing video interviews, sounds, and beats mashed together in a new way.
Eclectic Method was just featured in a documentary, “Copyright Criminals”, presented by Independent Lens. “Copyright Criminals” is about the history of sampling, not only the creativity, but, also recent laws surrounding sample based music and its effects on making music. It was interesting to find out that important albums like early De La Soul, Tribe, and Beastie Boys could never be produced today because of the sheer cost of paying royalties on mere seconds of samples.
On a side note, I used to work for post production company that did all of the editing and packaging for Independent Lens. It was exciting to see something rad like this come out of that series.