There was a present we forgot to open on Christmas Day and it came in the form of SAMPLE’s debut, The Art of Sampling.
What better day to release an album called The Art of Sampling than Christmas Day. Well, that’s what we thought anyway. LA producer SAMPLE did precisely that last year with his debut LP. As he told us, most of the project’s inspiration came from a love of sampling and in memory of J Dilla. As sanctimonious as it may sound, you can genuinely hear the love and care put into this album. Throwing a drum beat over a sampled loop is easy but crafting the beat from start to finish is a different matter. SAMPLE channelled his commitment across all 24 tracks on The Art of Sampling and he’s done a brilliant job.