Sampleface is a blog showcasing the best sample-based music around, underground and mainstream, old and new, as well as classic albums of all genres, news, reviews and everything in between. We also run a label hoping to extend our sample-based ethos. Don’t be fooled, sampling is not lazy, when used correctly. Embrace the sampleface!
There are plenty of music blogs out there, sure, but we wanted to look at it from a different angle. Sampling is a major part of hip hop history before copyright law turned it into a money making exercise. We wanted to share our love of sampling with others and use it as a foundation for music related news and reviews. We’ve been fortunate enough to have some great people jump on the project to help write and we’re very grateful for their input.
As for the label side, that came out of pure frustration. Over the past year or so, we’ve seen a lot of artists come and go and get messed about because of poor management or just slack business with little or no promotion. We’ve even seen the resultant rants on Twitter from disgruntled musicians. There’s also the fact that some of us may not get picked up by a decent indie label because of our sampling (I myself do plan on learning to play something to counteract this). This is why we thought starting our own and trying to get a pool of like-minded individuals could work in our favour.