Ed Motta – City Pop Vol. 2

Brazilian musician Ed Motta compiles a mix of cool Japanese “City Pop”. Japanese representations of Western music always add a new edge and come out sounding better in ways. City Pop is musical menagerie of styles, taking from J-Pop, soft rock, AOR, and bits of funk and boogie. Ed Motta compiled a fine mix showcasing the cool vibes of City Pop. Any producers with a…

King Most and Proof – Soul Slam Purple Mix

This Prince mix was made exclusively for the 11th annual Soul Slam in San Francisco. I can’t believe it’s been a year since Prince passed away. Time really does fly. DJs King Most and Proof put together this mix of covers, remixes, classics and rarities for the Soul Slam event in San Fran and they came nice with it.

Weslee – Gassed (Stripped)

The faceless duo released a stripped down version of their acclaimed track, “Gassed”. Our logo was clearly inspired by The Masked One so we respect artists who like that level of anonymity. Weslee are such a group, comprising of two enigmatic individuals but their talent is no mystery. Mistajam picked Gassed as his Hottest Record In The World for Radio 1 and now we have…

Acle Kahney – Trippin Clip

And now for something unexpected – Michael Jackson vocals on a metal track. This is Acle Kahney’s “Trippin Clip”. We rarely cover rock or its various offshoots but we’re making an exception for this brilliant mashup. Acle Kahney is an audio engineer and musician for metal band TesseracT and “Trippin Clip” is the result of some sonic experimentation and a Michael Jackson acapella. MJ was…

Radio Jakarta 007 – Arab 60s/70s Vinyl Mix Part 2

Jannis from Jakarta Records returns for the second part of his Arabic vinyl mix. The obscurity of records, particularly from outside the West, gives an extra spice to mixes such as the ones from Jakarta Records’ “Radio Jakarta” series. For their seventh edition, Jannis has added a second part to his Arabic vinyl mix from the 60s and 70s. “i got to travel a lot…

PLAYLIST: Moka’s Sample Wishlist

Need some sample inspiration? Try out these tracks selected by Motel De Moka. Finding yourself in a creative slump as a sample-based producer is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a frustrating experience but it happens to the best of us. Luckily there are guardian angels ready to haul us out of our ruts and Motel De Moka have provided us with some divine wisdom….

SATURDAY MATINÉE: Michael Jackson Deposition (1993)

There’s no escape from accusations of copyright infringement, even for one of the most gifted musicians the world has ever. Here’s a 3-hour cut of Michael Jackson’s 1993 deposition held in Mexico, centred around supposed plagiarism of “The Girl Is Mine”, “Thriller” and “We Are the World”. This might be a heavy watch but for MJ fans or general music fans wanting a glimpse into…

RKZ’s Round Up #3

RKZ’s Round Up returns for the third time starring Common, Iamsu and James Fauntleroy. Guess who’s back in the motherfu’in hooouse! I was gone for a while but I’m back with a double-barrelled instalment of my Round Up! Combining June and July, I’m giving you some incredible shouts for the summer season. As always, the records are in alphabetical order, and I’ve kept the descriptions…

SONG FOR SUNDAY #71: Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges – O Trem Azul

Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges’ dreamy Brazilian ballad O Trem Azul is our Song for Sunday this week. The World Cup is into the knockout stages, the part where it’s do or die. Moments like this can bring tension but here at Sampleface, we’re always ready to keep things mellow on a Sunday evening and our Brazilian-themed song is perfect. Milton Nascimento is a Brazilian…