SAMPLE RECOVERY (Justice’s “Cross”)

You’ve gotta love a sample showcase and SAMPLE RECOVERY does precisely that. This edition focusses on Justice’s debut, †. I’m on a heavy Justice tip at the moment as I look for inspiration for my new album. Cross (†) is an album I’ve regularly played since I first heard it in 2009. During my research, I found this incredible video on YouTube by an uploader called ArctiliX….

Kojo Rigault – Loved Up (House Mix)

A house remix turned a all-but-forgotten track into a gem for Kojo Rigault. Kojo Rigault is a Trinidadian musician who once worked as an A&R scout for Mark Hill (aka half of Artful Dodger) at his Stoosh Records imprint. Loved Up was of little interest to Kojo in terms of releasing until it was discovered and now we have this wicked remix. Dot Inc are…

Scott Xylo – ESP (XK Remix)

Our very own Scott Xylo gets the remix treatment by our very own Xomodo on “ESP”. Despite having a collective of dope artists, we’ve yet to have any of them sample each other. Until now. Newest recruit Xomodo decided it was time to rectify that and chose Scott Xylo’s ESP as his blank canvas. The resulting masterpiece changed the vibe completely, from hazy spiritualism into…

DJ Spivey – Jamiroquai (The Remix Project)

To whet your appetite for their upcoming album, here’s a funk/rare groove/acid jazz/house mix courtesy of DJ Spivey. We’ll let DJ Spivey describe the mix: I still remember the first time I stumbled on that first Jamiroquai CD. The year was 1993 and I walked by that Disc many times while shopping for 12 inch House Cuts at Record Time Music Store, right outside of…

NEWS: Xomodo Joins The Sampleface Collective

We have our first house producer on the books with the “signing” of Xomodo. After the release of his latest album, “drfts.”, producer st/rr has decided to start a brand new side project. “I enjoyed making the French house track on ‘drfts.’ so much, I wanted to take it a bit further,” said the UK producer, “And that’s where Xomodo was born.” Xomodo is currently…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: House Music, According To Chicago News In 1986

Still in its infancy, house music made it onto Chicago TV news in 1986. Here’s what they thought. House music has come a long way since its creation back in the early-to-mid 80s and in 1986, it made the news in Chicago. The item features house greats such as Steve “Silk” Hurley and Farley “Jackmaster” Funk. It’s especially nice to see Top Of The Tops…