Does Music Have A Sampling Problem?

Sampling

Music may have a sampling problem but what are the solutions? Landr has a few and outlined them in their latest blog post.

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The Bank of Jamaica’s reggae celebration (feat. Tarrus Riley)

Reggae

The Bank of Jamaica celebrated an economic improvement with a reggae video about inflation starring Tarrus Riley. Watch it here....

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How Music Sampling is Different from Stealing

Sampling

Sampling is a creative tool for music composition. But is it really theft? Dr. E. Michael Harrington clarified things in a video for...

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Thelonious Martin Dissects ‘makeitbetter’ For 247HH

Video

The Chicago producer talks about Dilla, meeting Madlib, and how he approached the production of ‘makeitbetter’.

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Future x Sounds 2020 Virtual Sessions with Black Milk

Music

Black Milk joined Quelle Chris and Aaron Abernathy on a live stream for Future x Sounds and performed a dope beat set which you can watch...

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The Schiit Modi 3 DAC

Technology

Is the Schiit Modi 3 DAC really the schiit? John Darko and many others seem to think so and at $99/£120, it's worth a try....

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AbJo – partida sulco para ebo​.​.​.

Instrumental Hip Hop

AbJo’s ‘partida sulco para ebo​.​.​.’ is a tapestry of soft sounds and heavy rhythms.

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When Miles Davis was Beaten and Arrested in 1959

Video

Adam Neely discusses the legacy of Miles Davis's experience with police brutality in 1959 and it's connection to Black Lives Matter....

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Review: Kuma Gold – Golden

Reviews

We reviewed Kuma Gold's latest album, "Golden"....

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How Nile Rodgers Turned ‘Let’s Dance’ From Old Folk To New Funk

Video

Watch the story of how Niles Rodgers worked with David Bowie and switched the style up on what would later become “Let’s Dance”.

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Bodega Milk – need some milk vol. 1

Hip Hop

Brooklyn producer Bodega Milk drops his debut EP, "need some milk vol. 1". Stream it right here....

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Noname – Song 33

Hip Hop

Noname addresses the deaths of Oluwatoyin Salau, George Floyd, Black trans women, and J Cole's foolishness on "Song 33"....

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Thijsenterprise – Snits

Jazz

Thijsenterprise returns with ‘Snits’, a punky jazz EP with raw drums, dirty basslines, and spontaneous melodies connect the dots between hip hop, punk, and jazz.

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AI-Generated Jazz Based On John Coltrane

Jazz

Can a neural network trained on John Coltrane's jazz make a good album? Dadabots gave it a try with 'Outerhelios'....

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Jazzcat – Astral traveling 01 and 02 (MIX)

Mixes

Jazzcat's Astral traveling 01 and 02 mixes feature jazz from the likes of Lonnie Liston Smith, Rotary Connection, Placebo and plenty more....

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The Best Analysis of the Worst Jazz Solo of All Time

Jazz

Is ‘the worst jazz solo of all time’ really the worst jazz solo of all time? Adam Neely’s brilliant critique might change your mind.

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Breakbot’s Lockdown Boogie Mixtape

Mixes

Get down and funky to Breakbot's Lockdown Boogie Mixtape, a 51-minute excursion through boogie, disco, and funk....

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Chick Corea’s “Cheap But Good Advice for Playing Music in a Group”

Jazz

When one of the greatest pianists of all time gives you advice, you listen. Here are Chick Corea's 16 steps to playing music in a group....

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Citizen DJ: the Library of Congress’s hip hop sampling tool

Sampling

The Library of Congress will launch its open-source sampling tool in the summer for users to try their hand at the artform.

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Music sampling used to study cultural conformity bias

Sampling

A psychologist at City University of New York used samples on commercial releases to study cultural conformity bias in groups of people....

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