Samples from Jaylib's Champion Sound Played by VinRican

Samples from Jaylib’s Champion Sound Played by VinRican

Power 106 Los Angeles got DJ VinRican to mix tracks from Champion Sound with the samples they used. It’s officially dope. Say what you want about WhoSampled but I’m sure many of us have searched through and marvelled at the samples used in our favourite tracks. I’ve done it with Jaylib before but there’s always…

Ahwlee – liteist.

Ahwlee’s new tape, liteist., shows why he’s a paragon of drum grooving. Sometimes your day/week is hell and you’d like something good and pure to remind you what life should sound like. And Ahwlee came with this proverbial olive branch, even if it wasn’t for me personally. liteist. is a wonderful 14-track beat tape with fine drums and emotive loops and chops. The grooves come…

Happy 6th Birthday, Sampleface!

Sampleface is 6 years old today! On this day 6 years ago, the Sampleface.co.uk site was officially launched. When I started the site with Blaise Penny-Kirkwood aka 13e, I just wanted a blog to cover the music I listened to and share my experiences. 6 years later, with the help of so many people from around the world, it’s still here and still has those core…

Leftover Links #22: Beats and Videos

This edition of Leftover Links is all about beats and videos. Leftover Links is back once again with some beats and videos from the past few months so enjoy! Beats Bugseed – Fresh Jive EP One of our favourite Japanese beatmakers, Bugseed, dropped a fresh beat tape called “Fresh Jive EP” on Bandcamp a few months ago. The EP was intended for the “hottest summer from…

Magical Mystery Mix – 70s Japanese Jazz Mix Vol.3

78 minutes of Japanese jazz from the 70’s including rare groove, jazz fusion, drum breaks, and more. Magical Mystery Mix is back with the third volume of their 70s Japanese Jazz Mix. There isn’t a tracklist for this one but there are still some incredible jazz numbers from the Land of the Rising Sun. And the same diverse range of genres are covered: rare groove, jazz-funk, fusion, and…

Noah & Shagabond – Arouse

Noah & Shagabond keep it wavy with their collaborative effort, Arouse. “We decided to meet up in Toronto for some studio time last September. I had a bunch of beats I had been working on over the summer that I was really excited to show Noah, but only one really stood out at the time. During an overnight session at a low-key studio in Toronto’s…

Ikuko Morozumi – Null

Experimental electronic artist Ikuko Morozumi releases her latest EP, Null, with ID Spectral. The summer debate of what constituted an album thanks to K*nye’s slew of mediocre offerings may have died down but Ikuko Morozumi is far removed from that nonsense. Her new EP, entitled Null, consists of two tracks and clocks in at just over 6 minutes. The experimental musician maintains her “industrial aesthetic”…

The Donuts Network (YouTube Playlist)

You’re now tuned into The Donuts Network, our new YouTube playlist dedicated to J Dilla. Have you ever needed a burst of inspiration and struggled to find it? That was me on Friday night. Then I noticed a saved playlist on my YouTube account. It was the Bling47 Dilla Edition series and it gave me the jolt I needed. Whatever your reason or need, Dilla…

Imperial releases his debut LP, “Layers”

Often a man behind the scenes, Imperial is now at the forefront with his debut album, Layers. Lord knows this project has been a long time coming. The Cambridge producer has been a frequent collaborator with K.I.N.E.T.I.K but now Imperial has a solo record to himself. The title represents Imperial’s life over the last few years. His family welcomed the birth of a baby daughter and…

The Eighth – Lost Readings

Mysterious Russian producer The Eighth gives us some of his “Lost Readings”. There’s something intriguing about The Eighth. His releases always seem to hide something you can’t figure out until you listen. Lost Readings is now different. It’s the first instalment of his “big experimental project”, originally created as a soundtrack, of “lost” content. But where does the mystery come in? The concept is a…