Grammy-nominated, Platinum producer Cardiak nearly samples Capsoul – “Rhythm Roulette”

Published on December 27th, 2014

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Whether you know his name or not, you’ve heard his music. Cardiak is a Platinum, Grammy-nominated producer for such heavyweights as Eminem, RickRoss, Drake, Wale, Ace Hood, T.I, LloydBanks, Kanye, SwizzBeatz, Fabolous, Diddy, FrenchMontana, MeekMill, SlaughterHouse and a long list of others.  Capsoul™ being the universal label that we are, The Four Mints album shows up in this video at 25 seconds in, just as Cardiak has blindfolded himself and reaches into the bin in search of three random tunes to sampled.  Yup, The Four Mints sitting right there in the front of the record bin.

It should be noted that this all happens in Amoeba Music, the largest and perhaps most infamous L.A. record store and uniquely a store which has been pretty good to Capsoul over the past couple of years.  It wasn’t so long ago that Questlove visited Amoeba records and was digging’ in the crates as audiophiles usually do and was introduced to Capsoul by the staff of Amoeba records by chance.

As told to Businessweek Magazine (May 03, 2012)

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, drummer for hip-hop powerhouse (and Jimmy Fallon house band) The Roots, happened onto Numero through his own crate digging at legendary Los Angeles record store Amoeba Music. “I heard this guy singing some uplifting words on their playlist,” he says. “I asked them who it was, and they told me it was Bill Moss singing Sock It to ’Em Soul Brother.” Moss is a former DJ who founded Ohio’s long-forgotten Capsoul label in the early 1970s. Numero’s first release was a Capsoul showcase. “Within a few weeks, I’d bought every one of Numero’s releases. I consider anything they put out to be a choice investment. And I usually buy three or four of each, knowing that two or three people will ask for one—mostly my guitar player.”

We have to give credit to our Capsoul™ staff members who noticed our appearance in this video and brought it to our attention. The perhaps missed opportunity to work with Cardiak aside, still check out the video and hit up Cardiak @CardiakFlatLine on Twitter. We also have to give a shout out to Mass Appeal for the unique “Rhythm Roulette” series to begin with.


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