Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward.
Sometimes I liken my work with the jamstik as a time traveler. I’m standing sometime in the future trying to broadcast to the people in the past “hey, the future is now. You don’t have to play by old rules anymore.” When you think about it, that makes no sense at all. I’m not in the future, and I can’t broadcast into the past like some Doctor Who episode gone amuck. We’re all here and this is now.