If you need free samples, look no further as the links from this list contain over a million music samples, all royalty-free.
Using Selector—the world’s first AI sample recommendation tool—you can create beats with ease.
In this video, 9th Wonder spoke about DUCKWORTH. and the samples he used.
VinRican played some of the classic samples from Mos Def’s Black On Both Sides. Stream it here.
Bask in the smokey haze of jazz and soul samples from Quasimoto’s debut classic, The Unseen.
What are the ethical implications of sampling? A PhD student has written a paper on it from the perspective of ‘loop digging’.
Discover music from around the world and back in time with Radiooooo, the shiny new tool in our sampling toolbox.
From Ryuichi Sakamoto to Tricky, here are 5 tracks that used Blade Runner samples.
In February 2004, an event known as Grey Tuesday took place in protest against musical censorship. This is what happened and what we can learn from it.
4 NYU students created a site called Dilla Data that collected information on J Dilla’s samples. Check it out.
Music may have a sampling problem but what are the solutions? Landr has a few and outlined them in their latest blog post.
Sampling is a creative tool for music composition. But is it really theft? Dr. E. Michael Harrington clarified things in a video for Berklee Online.
The Library of Congress will launch its open-source sampling tool in the summer for users to try their hand at the artform.
A psychologist at City University of New York used samples on commercial releases to study cultural conformity bias in groups of people.
DJ Dahi discusses his three pillars of sampling and how he flipped samples for the likes of Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar.
Thundercat is one of the most creative jazz musicians of the 21st century. We picked 5 samples from his discography.
Randomness is a brilliant catalyst for inspiration. Lo Dopemine’s Random Music Sample Generator is the tool you need to spark ideas.
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 …
To celebrate 100,000 YouTube subscribers, Cookin Soul made a beat from the iconic SNES game.
A compelling article discusses the cultural appropriation of black voices in Moby’s seminal album.