BodyMoves – North Spaulding EP

Brixton’s BodyMoves new EP is a glorious sample-filled joy to listen, I’m sure you will agree. I have been living with BodyMoves’ latest EP, North Spaulding, for a little while now and it just gets better after every listen. The spacing and manipulation of the samples is expertly combined in this joy to listen to. The release is Keep Up Records’ second of the year and the Brixton-based DJ and producer’s…

ONE TO WATCH: Eddy Calvert

Eddy Calvert has been on “Lust Lips & Drug Trips” to a more intense “Thrill” earlier this year. 2015 is set to be a great year for him and you heard it here first. Hailing from Hasting, Eddy Calvert has been bubbling on the UK music scene for a little while and going from strength to strength. His recent projects, “Lust Lips & Drug Trips” and…

ONE TO WATCH: Haze Beatz

Haze Beatz is our One To Watch bringing us some dope hydroponic-boom-bap-sonics. The self proclaimed “sample excavating, pad bashing, gangster of love” and Bedford resident Haze Beatz has only been making music for a few years but he’s no stranger to the pursuit of that rare “perfect break”. Haze fell in love with golden age boom bap at a young age but only considered making music for himself…

Review: WhoSampled’s First Ever “Samplethon”

WhoSampled and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton put on the world’s first “Samplethon” in conjunction with Boosey & Hawkes and SoundCloud. People from all over the world applied to participate in the Samplethon and only 20 participants where chosen. I feel blessed to say that I was one of them and what a day it was. It all started on a bright, wet and…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Avia – “Harmony” Vocal Pack

EDM sensation Avia provides us with over 500 free high quality vocal samples in a collection known as “Harmony”. Avia has been an emerging talent in the past few years on the EDM arena. The release of her single “He Said“, featuring 4i, resulted in over 13,000 plays on Soundcloud and she has now provided producers a tool kit for their music. All samples in the…

ONE TO WATCH: Lily McKenzie

South London’s own Lily McKenzie is our One To Watch. London is full to the brim with immense talent and one of those underground stars is Lily Mckenzie, a singer/songwriter and pianist. After a string of releases, she has dropped her latest EP “Support Machine” featuring fellow South Londoner Giggs. The Brit School alumnus has gone from strength to strength since her debut single “Where I Belong“. The…

Reppatwa – 21st II MCMXCV

Reppatwa is quickly showing us the true diverse nature of his “repertoire” with this birthday freestyle inspired track “21st II MCMXCV”. London’s Reppatwa is back with a Roman-titled birthday freestyle. The track name is a mouthful, yes, but 21st II MCMXCV flows with clear diction, precision and execution even down to the way Reppatwa incorporates the title into the freestyle. The pauses in the song allow the…

BBC Radio 4: The Art Of The Loop

BBC Radio 4’s The Art Of The Loop, presented by Matthew Herbert, essential listening for all you Sampleface readers. Firstly, you’ll have to be really quick on this one because it is coming off BBC iPlayer tomorrow. I was really surprised when my Dad of all people found this, so thank him! In his own words, “I’m not even into your scene and don’t know…

NEW MUSIC: Starchild – “Corona Coyote”

Starchild aka Simbrula Nox aka our editor-in-chief has blessed us with a new celestial embodiment called “Corona Coyote”. Yes, our editor in chief Starchild has returned with a brand new project called “Corona Coyote”, inspired by the music of Brazil and smooth grooves. While looking at the grey skies this afternoon, the tape gave me some much needed sunshine and in signature Starchild style, the…