PLAYLIST: Moka’s Sample Wishlist

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Need some sample inspiration? Try out these tracks selected by Motel De Moka.

Finding yourself in a creative slump as a sample-based producer is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a frustrating experience but it happens to the best of us. Luckily there are guardian angels ready to haul us out of our ruts and Motel De Moka have provided us with some divine wisdom. As the blog owner Moka illustrates, “I’ve actually been collecting throughout the years songs I’d love to sample if I were in fact a producer. I won’t spill all the beans in this post but I will share with you 8 songs that I guarantee will get you enough money to buy at least 100 persian rugs and a yacht if treated properly”. By my calculations, that’s 12.5 rugs per song which is an amazing turnover but is he right in his assumption? Sample stalwarts such as Captain Beefheart and Marcos Valle feature but there are also some obscure gems amongst the pack, from Turkish soul to corny Italian pop and sax-driven new wave intros. Whatever floats your boat.

Stream the tracks below and check out the mp3s on Moka’s website. NOTE: There was no sign of Lucio Battisti’s Ancora tu on Spotify, the heathens!)

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