Written by 9:00 pm Sampling

Happy 2nd Birthday, Sampleface!


We’re celebrating our 2nd birthday and we have some big announcements.

Where has the time all gone? Today marks our 2nd birthday and we’re celebrating with two big announcements (or five, depending on how you look at it). The first is that we are rebranding our mini label into a collective to allow for more artists to jump in and contribute. We always welcome your submissions and if we like what we hear, we may ask you to join. With that in mind, we can announce that a trio of favourites have joined our ranks as artists: DarkoTheSuper, Scott Xylo and Moteleola. We’ve been huge fans of their work since day one and we’re thrilled to have them as part of our roster.

Our second major announcement is a competition as part of the Sampleface birthday festivities. The prize for the lucky winner is a copy of 33 1/3’s People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm by Shawn Taylor, an exploration of Tribe’s debut album “as well as the impact it had on him at the time – a 17-year-old high-school geek who was equally into hip-hop, punk, new wave, skateboarding, and Dungeons & Dragons”. For a chance to win the book, either like our Facebook page or Twitter page and once you’ve done that, comment with your Facebook name/Twitter name, your email address and tell us what your favourite sample is and why.

Example: @starchildluke, luke at sampleface dot co dot uk – My favourite sample is Isao Tomita’s Clair De Lune on Slum Village’s Climax because the fact it only took him 10 minutes to create an aural masterpiece like that bugs me the hell out.

The winner will be announced on 1st November so good luck and make sure to spread the word!