Music

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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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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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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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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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 here.

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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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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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Andrew Huang’s 10 Uncommon Production Techniques

Music

Need some unorthodox inspiration? Try Andrew Huang’s 10 unqique production techniques and watch how he does them.

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Music Writing is Boring, Hard, and Rewarding

Music

Don't mind me, just a meta-article on music writing and how it's difficult but worth it in the end but also boring but also rewarding....

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The Breaking Atoms Podcast Gives Its Due Dillagence

Music

Episode 54 of The Breaking Atoms Podcast celebrates the life and legacy of J Dilla. Stream it here....

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ewonee . – Bootlegs

Music

ewonee . compiled a selection of show remixes and personal tracks and threw them on Bandcamp.

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Michael Jackson Is Alive! #1

Music

Our new series looks at different men called Michael Jackson who are living and breathing. Today's edition looks at a British-American talk...

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We Asked 6 People What Black Music Meant To Them. Here’s What They Said.

Music

In a collaboration with Bedford's Power In Discussion, we conducted a survey on black music and what it meant to people....

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Happy 7th Birthday, Sampleface!

Music

Sampleface is 7 years old today! These birthdays come round so quickly. It’s been 7 years since I officially launched Sampleface. A...

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Electric Brixton’s Upcoming Events (Aug-Dec 2019)

Music

The London venue has some cracking events coming up for the rest of the year. One of the best music venues in London has to be Electric...

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Woman sought hypnotherapy for Michael Jackson phobia

Music

Thriller lived up to its name when it caused an 18-year phobia for one UK woman. Poppy Johnson was 5 years old when she first saw Michael...

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