There’s an underground scene in Japan filled with train sounds and PA systems. Field recordings used in music is nothing new and probably the most primitive form of sound art in history. But there’s a new scene in Japan using a particular type of outdoor sounds. The oto-tetsu scene (from the Japanese words oto meaning sound and tetsudō meaning railway) takes the sounds and ambience…

To celebrate 100,000 YouTube subscribers, Cookin Soul made a beat from the iconic SNES game. Spanish hip hop producer/DJ Cookin Soul has followed in the footsteps of many producers and made a beat from a video game. But not just any video game. Super Street Fighter II Turbo was influential with its introduction of super combos and air combo, Akuma, and a speed setting to…

A compelling article discusses the cultural appropration of black voices in Moby’s seminal album. Moby’s in the news again for being a douche (again). He’s written a new memoir and one of his claims – that Natalie Portman came onto him in his dressing room – was quickly refuted by the actress. But aside from Moby being a creep, he also made a lot of…

The lengthy post covers everything from the history of sampling to three European stars of the craft. DJ Nick Gordon Brown wrote a fantastic article about sampling for Defected on Friday. If you needed to know a thing or two about the craft, this would fill in all the blanks. It starts with some lyrics from Stetsasonic’s ‘Talkin’ All That Jazz’ before going into its…

The web app integrates your Spotify music and finds records near you to buy from Discogs. Whether you’re an e-digger, a crate digger, or both, you have a love of music. The method of acquiring it shouldn’t matter. But maybe you’d like to buy the physical copies of songs you’ve found on Spotify. RecordRadar is the app for you. The service has already matched tracks…

Kenny G straddles the line between popularity and infamy. Here are five samples from the controversial saxophonist. I don’t like Kenny G. That sounds like an odd admission when I’m about to write about the man but I have reasons. And those reasons are because of you. Well, not necessarily *you* but readers in general. You see, as part of our content strategy, I check…

Here’s a selection of obscure artists ripe for sampling. It appears some people weren’t very happy with our guest post on Classic Artists Made For Hip-Hop Samples. That’s fair enough. It goes without saying everyone’s entitled to their opinion, including the person who wrote the article. But then we thought… how about obscure artists? The kind that most producers don’t even remember they’ve sampled so…

The word “spot-digging” has made its way onto Urban Dictionary so it must be a thing, right? We like to do research on topics covered on Sampleface. It ensures everything you read has a factual basis, whether it’s an opinion piece or for reference. “E-digging” is a popular search term that leads to our site. It makes sense given the articles and lists we’ve written…

Here are a selection of classic artists ripe for sampling. In the last few months, we’ve seen an unlikely takeover of the music industry by Queen. It’s not hard to understand why – the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody just won actor Rami Malek the Best Actor award at the Oscars. As a result, it seems you can’t open your eyes or ears without seeing…

Power 106 Los Angeles got DJ VinRican to mix tracks from Champion Sound with the samples they used. It’s officially dope. Say what you want about WhoSampled but I’m sure many of us have searched through and marvelled at the samples used in our favourite tracks. I’ve done it with Jaylib before but there’s always a slight disconnect between the track and the sample when…