Prince’s The Ballad of Dorothy Parker is our Song For Sunday next week. Having featured The Music Snobs last night, I listened to a couple of episodes this morning dedicated to Prince. Out of the songs they discussed, I decided to pick The Ballad of Dorothy Parker from his 1987 opus Sign O’ The Times. The song typifies the amalgamation of genres and styles exhibited…

Michael Jackson’s Rock With You got the disco remix treatment from The Reflex and it’s free to download. Apart from the obvious question “how did we miss this remix?”, we also have to ask “who HASN’T remixed a Michael Jackson track?”. It’s fair to say he is one of the most remixed artists of all time and that only pays testament to his unfathomable talent….

Canada’s Tim Wong is our One To Watch. Despite the name, we don’t just cover sample-based music here at Sampleface; we have a high level of appreciation for the musicians who compose their own stuff. Tim Wong does just that and does it across a wide range of genres. The Canadian producer recently set up a new Soundcloud account and uploaded some examples of his…

Did you know Idris Elba was on Soundcloud? Check out “Family”, a track he uploaded under the guise “7WALLACE”. Pacific Rim, Prometheus, The Wire, Thor, Luther, Nelson Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. I’m sure you know where I’m going with this. Idris Elba is huge right now but anyone late to the party might not know he also has a career as a musician. A few…

Hit the button and prepare to be transported back two decades with The 90s Button. You’re bored of the latest music and need a shot of nostalgia. Where do you go? Most people would say YouTube but what if you don’t have a particular video in mind to remind you of the good old days, you might be stuck. Well, now there’s a solution. Designer…

Musical icons Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury will have three of their duets posthumously released this autumn. As a big Michael Jackson fan, you get to hear a lot of unreleased stuff. I’ve been fortunate to hear two unreleased duets from MJ and Freddie Mercury but now they will get an official release, along with an extra track. The three songs are due out this…