Sampleface’s World Cup Playlist

We’ve compiled a special World Cup playlist with songs from every nation in the tournament. The advantage of having run this blog for 6 years is the countries we’ve covered in that time. We still have some gaps to fill but in the meantime, celebrate the tournament starting on Friday with our special World Cup playlist. It features music/artists from every nation so you won’t…

Are Sample Subscription Services The Future For Indie Musicians?

Music consumption has changed quite a lot in the past 30 years. The latest metamorphosis reduces songs to samples of their individual components. Forbes writer Cherie Hu wrote an interesting piece on the next wave of recorded music’s disruption detailing the emergence of “sample services”. The popular format changes from vinyl to compact disc were groundbreaking but Napster’s deconstruction of albums into profitable singles changed the…

FREE DOWNLOAD: 20 Academic Journal Articles About Prince

The Journal of African American Studies has released a special issue dedicated to Prince, and it’s free to download. If you read the title and subheading, don’t even bother reading this and peep the journal link below. 20 academic papers on Prince. All free to read and download. Get your scholar on and bask in the purple glow of knowledge! Journal of African American Studies…

Nuts One – Clockwork Wizards

Swiss beatmaker Nuts One pays homage to his nation’s craftsmanship with his debut, Clockwork Wizards. We respect anyone who puts this much effort into their debut album. But it’s to be expected from a man from Geneva in Switzerland. Nuts One hails from the land of prestigious banks, chocolate, and watchmakers and it’s the latter that plays into the title of his debut album, Clockwork…

Ohbliv – Foreverness

Ohbliv releases his latest beat tape, Foreverness. We’re big proponents for fragmented soul loops (looking at you, Knxwledge). Ohbliv is a master of the craft and his newest offering is no exception. Foreverness embodies its title in style and ethos with an abundance of soulful chops. Jagged in place and smooth in others, it’s a tape for the head boppers and soul searchers. Ohbliv manages…

A Critical Analysis Of “If I Was Your Girlfriend”

The loss of Prince in April 2015 hit millions of fans in the heart, mind, and soul. I’m still reeling from it. The private star kept much of his work protected from copying or “unauthorised distribution” (ie. his videos on YouTube) but his death opened those floodgates. It also allowed for further critical analysis of his work. After all, morality is often a time of…

Happy 5th Birthday, Sampleface!

We’re 5 years old today! Happy birthday to us! Despite the age, we must be growing old because we completely forgot it was our birthday today. It’s crazy to think we’re halfway to a whole decade of existence. We have achieved so much in those 5 years and we have no plans to stop. We just want to give a shout out to everyone who…

Meet SAM, Our New AI Machine

We have a new addition to the team and it’s name is SAM. Technology is moving at lightning speed (although we still can’t get printers to print first time without messing with the Wi-Fi, but I digress.) Because of that, we’ve created a machine called SAM (Sampling Artificial Machine). It will feature in a few posts including a new series called Bitiques where we’ll do…