Earlier this year El-P signed with Fat Possum to release his upcoming album Cancer for Cure and released the track Drones Over Brooklyn as an appetizer for the project. This new remix of that track will in all probability not be included on the album, since it uses an uncleared sample by radio staple Rush. It’s fully legal though, the sample can still be paid for by individual listeners in an intricate way involving the source material, here’s how it works:
Sounds like a revolutionary approach to sampling that’s a potential win-win to all parties concerned, but I’m sure some crusty suit will try to enforce industry rule number 4080 in an attempt to shut it down if it really takes off. Indie labels Mad Decent and Fools Gold are already throwing their support behind the concept so it does look promising, for now at least.
A future that is looking a lot bleaker is the other motor behind this particular remix; proceeds from the track will donated to Legitmix.com. For more info on Legitmix see the video explaining its conception below.