Kendrick Lamar and Boom Clap Bachelors

From Denmark to LA: When Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” Sampled “Tiden Flyver”

Kendrick Lamar and Boom Clap Bachelors

Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” samples Boom Clap Bachelors’ “Tiden Flyver”

I absolutely love how over the years, through hip-hop’s eclectic samples, I’ve found some truly amazing artists and songs I’d otherwise never hear.

Marvin Gaye ‘s Soon I’ll Be Loving You Again sampled in “ American Dreamin ” by Jay-Z ; Lykke Li ‘s Little Bit sampled by Drake for a track of the same title; Little Dragon ‘s Twice used for Machine Gun Kelly ‘s “Lead You On;” Omega ‘s Gyöngyhajú Lány sampled in Kanye West ‘s New Slaves ;” the list goes on…

In this instance, Kendrick Lamar ‘s hit single “Bitch, Dont Kill My Vibe,” from his 2012 major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city , boasts a smooth, soulful sound that originally appeared on “Tiden Flyven,” a dreamy tune by Danish DJ/producer collective Boom Clap Bachelors .

Listen: Boom Clap Bachelors – “Tiden Flyver”

Founded in 2005, the Denmark-based group combines electronica, soul, indie, and intoxicating whispers.

“Tiden Flyver” hails from the group’s 2008 album titled Kort Før Dine Læber . It was also been sampled by rappers Rockie Fresh ( Twenties ) in early 2012 and Logic ( Addiction ) in late 2012.

Boom Clap Bachelors members Ronni Vindahl, Thomas Bisballe, Liv Lykke, Coco O Malaika and David Cytryn

Boom Clap Bachelors members Ronni Vindahl, Thomas Bisballe, Liv Lykke, Coco O Malaika and David Cytryn

The alt-soul music group’s last effort is the enchantingly mellow EP titled Mellem Dine Læber , which released August 26, 2011 via Plug Research.

And though, unless you know Danish, you’ll just have to sit and enjoy the vibes (and you will), hearing both makes me ache for a 2013/2014 follow-up ( please? ).

Watch: Boom Clap Bachelors – “Løb Stop Stå”

Alhough the Kendrick-Boom Clap connection was discovered earlier this year, my friend Caps sharing it on Facebook today is what brought it to my attention.

Around the release of GKMC in October 2012, “Don’t Kill My Vibe” producer Mark “Sounwave” Spears spoke on how the song came together:

“Me and Kendrick found this crazy record from this foreign group and we didn’t know where to go with it. So we looped that, I took it to my spot, and did the drums. I added everything I needed, the extra guitars, strings, all that. That inspired Kendrick to bring it to another level. Kendrick is hands-on with [beats]. He will find something he likes and call me right up: ‘Yo let’s go check this out!’”

“Don’t Kill My Vibe,” which was released March 19, 2013 as Lamar’s official fourth single, originally featured vocals from Lady Gaga .

It has peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100 , #11 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs , and on #8 on Rap Songs .

Prior to its radio release, a video directed by The Lil Homie and OG Mike Mihail , was released on May 13, 2013, featuring comedian Mike Epps .

Remixes with Jay-Z and British singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé followed in late March 2013.

Watch: Kendrick Lamar – “Don’t Kill My Vibe” Official Music Video