Every Sample from JAY-Z’s 4:44

4:44

Samples include Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, and The Fugees. For JAY-Z’s first solo album since 2013, much was expected from 4:44 in the way of creativity. A lot had happened in his life in that time including the elevator bust-up and his alleged affair. No ID was brought in as the producer and 4:44 put […]

15 More Awesome Places For E-Digging

We’re back with 15 more e-digging channels and playlists. We’ve had a lot of traffic for our two posts on e-digging (The Top 26 Places For “Online Crate Digging” and 21 Ways to Become the MacGyver of E-Digging) so we thought, why not add some more to the list? Below is a list of 15 e-digging channels and playlists […]

axion117 – Sketches

axion117 - Sketches

Japanese producer axion117 gives us some Sketches for his new album. Looking for some albums from this year, I spotted this gem on Bandcamp. axion117 aka Shuya Sato is a Japanese producer and his latest album, Sketches, is fantastic. Sharp chops of pitched down 80s funk records are his MO and he executes this with […]

Malik Abdul-Rahmaan – Field Research Malaysia

Malik Abdul-Rahmaan - Field Research Malaysia

Malik Abdul-Rahmaan brings back audible fruits from the Far East on “Field Research Malaysia”. A journey through sound and record vendors in the Southeastern Asia has culminated in this: Field Research Malaysia. Malik Abdul-Rahmaan amassed over 100 records during a trip to Malaysia. Everything from local folk to funk, rock, and Bollywood from the area laid […]

eLiMenCe – Out of Ram

Imagine a whole set made out of a single record. That’s exactly what eLiMenCe has done with “Out of Ram”. According to eLiMenCE, all of the beats on this set contain samples from one record with accompanying drums from one drum kit created from random sounds. But the origins of the name “Out of Ram” is […]