Traversing the sources of a song

I stumbled across an old animation from a few years ago yesterday, set to a rather funky beat. Not the most fascinating thing on its own. Interesting though, how my perspective has changed a bit after looking into the music a little bit more.

By itself, the song is great. There’s more lurking beneath the surface though.

It uses the vocals from Fire Fly by Childish Gambino.

The vocals are mashed up with the instrumental from MF DOOM’s Coffin Nails.

DOOM uses a sample from Dave Matthews' guitar solo in Space Oddity.

Travere the tree, and you’re listening to a mashup with a sample from a cover of a David Bowie song!

Isn’t it funny how deep the roots of a song can reach?

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