Nobody escapes the way machines scramble identity at the push of a button, turns the soul into sound-fx with the greatest of ease. Instead of retreating from machinic mutation back into an ethics of sound, UR is mutation-positive. The sampler is a mandate to recombinate - so it’s useless lamenting appropriation. Resisting replication is like doing without oxygen. The sampler doesn’t care who you are.
— Kodwo Eshun, More Brilliant than the Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction (1998)