Leftover Links is back with some more releases from Crisis Center Collective, Jakarta Records, and Illect Recordings.
Joseph Bologne may have been a composer, a virtuoso violinist, a conductor, a renowned champion fencer, but he was NOT the Black Mozart!
From Ryuichi Sakamoto to Tricky, here are 5 tracks that used Blade Runner samples.
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). But Stevie Wonder stole the show.
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 closed publication.
Get educated with The Black Music History Library, curated by Puerto Rican-Dominican writer Jenzia Burgos.
Bass icon Thundercat broke down his favourite bass lines for Pitchfork including D’Angelo’s Lady and Herbie Hancock’s Chameleon.
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.
Need some unorthodox inspiration? Try Andrew Huang’s 10 unqique production techniques and watch how he does them.
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.
Episode 54 of The Breaking Atoms Podcast celebrates the life and legacy of J Dilla. Stream it here.
ewonee . compiled a selection of show remixes and personal tracks and threw them on Bandcamp.
Our new series looks at different men called Michael Jackson who are living and breathing. Today’s edition looks at a British-American talk radio host.
In a collaboration with Bedford’s Power In Discussion, we conducted a survey on black music and what it meant to people.
Leftover Links is back with some more releases from Illect Recordings and Jakarta Records. Long time no see! Leftover Links has returned with more music from some of the best underground labels on the Web. Illect Recordings The label has been busy in the last few months. In reverse order: Sareem Poems – 88 To …
Sampleface is 7 years old today! These birthdays come round so quickly. It’s been 7 years since I officially launched Sampleface. A lot has changed in that time and I say it every year but, I want to thank everyone who has helped me with this blog over the years. I feel like I repeat …
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 Brixton. The venue is housed in Brixton’s Town Hall Parade and is steeped in early 20th-century tradition. From its Palladium Picture House days to its time as the …
The writer and Bandcamp editor gave an inspiring interview about his career so far and his upcoming book about Kendrick Lamar. As a producer, I don’t know where I’d be without Bandcamp. My entire discography is on there and so much of the music on my iPod classic was filled with Bandcamp music. I’ve also …
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 Jackson’s Thriller. Upon seeing MJ’s transformation into a werewolf, Poppy became traumatised and carried the fear with her. Seeing or hearing Michael Jackson would cause serious symptoms including …
Asia Rising: The Next Generation Of Hip Hop is an exploration into the success of Asian hip hop artists over the past 3 years. It’s been a mighty long time since we did a Saturday Matinée film. This time around, our feature presentation is Asia Rising: The Next Generation Of Hip Hop. In conjunction with …