VIDEO: Khruangbin’s Musical Influences

Video

Khruangbin blends music from around the world to make their signature sound. Watch them discuss their influences with Reverb.

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Ethical issues and dilemmas of ‘loop digging’

Sampling

What are the ethical implications of sampling? A PhD student has written a paper on it from the perspective of 'loop digging'....

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Sammy Davis Jr. on drums and vibes

Jazz

There's cool and there's Sammy Davis Jr. cool. Here he is jamming on the drums and the vibraphone with his band....

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The Wu-Tang Pizza Cutter

Technology

Wu-Tang pizza cutters are NOT for the children (because they’re super sharp and dangerous). But Graz Makes’s version is still pretty dope.

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Throwback Thursday: Michael in Moscow (1993)

Video

Even the GOATs have off days. Here's what happened to Michael Jackson in Moscow in 1993....

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Sampling Inspiration: Radiooooo

Sampling

Discover music from around the world and back in time with Radiooooo, the shiny new tool in our sampling toolbox....

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Sampleface Five: Blade Runner Samples

Music, Sampling

From Ryuichi Sakamoto to Tricky, here are 5 tracks that used Blade Runner samples.

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Grey Tuesday, copyrights, and creative freedom

Sampling

In February 2004, an event known as Grey Tuesday took place in protest against musical censorship. This is what happened and what we can...

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Stevie Wonder at Festac ’77

Music

Festac '77 was a festival of Black musical excellence in Nigeria which took 12 years of planning and over $1bn in costs (in today's money)....

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DOMi & JD Beck – [bc] tm_s not promised (Knxwledge cover)

Video

This cover of Knxwledge’s ‘bc tm_s not promised’ by DOMi & JD Beck is incredible.

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Kuma Gold – Super Kuma Heat, Vol. 1

Instrumental Hip Hop

I hope you brought ice and some burn heal because Kuma Gold has brought the fire and the flames once again on Super Kuma Heat, Vol. 1....

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Black music theorist Philip Ewell calls out racism in music theory

Music

Philip Ewell spoke out against racism in a 2019 paper and found himself on the other end of it when White music theorists responded in a...

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The Black Music History Library

Music

Get educated with The Black Music History Library, curated by Puerto Rican-Dominican writer Jenzia Burgos.

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Magical Mystery Mix – 80s Japanese Fusion Summer Mix Vol.3

Mixes

Magical Mystery Mix are back again, this time with Vol. 3 of their Japanese Fusion Summer Mix series....

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James Brown – Get Involved & Soul Power (Live in 1972)

Funk

James Brown's live performance of Get Involved & Soul Power in 1972 was awesome and Black AF....

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kaewunn – PULSES [ bump l l ]

Instrumental Hip Hop

This is PULSES bump l l , the 2019 sequel to UK producer kaewunn’s debut, PULSES bump l .

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Thundercat’s Favourite Bass Lines

Music

Bass icon Thundercat broke down his favourite bass lines for Pitchfork including D'Angelo's Lady and Herbie Hancock's Chameleon....

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Dilla Data Is A Dilla Treasure Trove

Sampling

4 NYU students created a site called Dilla Data that collected information on J Dilla's samples. Check it out....

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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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