Happy 6th Birthday, Sampleface!

Sampleface is 6 years old today! On this day 6 years ago, the Sampleface.co.uk site was officially launched. When I started the site with Blaise Penny-Kirkwood aka 13e, I just wanted a blog to cover the music I listened to and share my experiences. 6 years later, with the help of so many people from around the world, it’s still here and still has those core…

Our Thoughts On White People Saying The N-Word

White people should never say the N-word. Ever. Or any of its variants. This also includes non-black people. And if you want an elaboration on this opinion, go read the multitude of articles, books, and academic papers on the word, its use, and racism suffered by black people from at least the last 200 years. Or watch this video by Jay Smooth.

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…

Sampleface: An Update

As our fourth year approaches, we have had a think about how Sampleface operates. Here is what we came up with. Sampleface has clocked just over 3.5 years of content, covering music and artists from across the globe and ocassionally other dimensions. This couldn’t have been achieved without the hard work of all our contributors and the founders. Unfortunately, Sampleface has remained more of a…

Happy 3rd Birthday, Sampleface!

Sampleface is now 3 years old. They grow up so fast… So, it looks like we’re nearly three weeks late to our own party. On 1st October 2012, we officially launched the site and in those three years, we’ve achieved more than we could have imagined. We’ve spoken to the likes of Phife Dawg, Black Milk (twice!), AbJo and Tanya Morgan and even got a…

NEWS: Sun Ra Gets Writing Credit On Lady Gaga’s Venus

The late Saturn-born jazz musician receives some credit from Lady Gaga as she quotes Sun Ra on her track, Venus. Jazz avant-gardes often become playthings for the rich and artsy; the more eccentric the better. Whether that was the intention here or not is questionable (excuse my cynicism) but Lady Gaga gave a meat dress curtsy to Sun Ra on her single “Venus”, giving the…

NEWS: Moogfest 2014 Lineup To Star Giorgio Moroder, Chic And Kraftwerk In 3D

Moogfest 2014 in North Carolina will host a stellar lineup of electronic masters, old and new, including Giorgio Moroder, Kaytranada and a special appearance from Kraftwerk. I recently watched the Moog documentary directed by Hans Fjellestad and found myself in admiration of Robert Moog (RIP) and how he approached the infinite realm of music with his iconic synthesizer. Moogfest has been around since 2004 and…