According to the creators of web app Forgotify, over 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played. Here’s how it works and how you can use it for creative inspiration. When Lane Jordan, J Hausmann and Nate Gagnon set about creating Forgotify, their initial goal was to give “neglected songs another way to reach your earholes”. The trio use a program that collates all…

We gave you a list of 26 “e-digging” channels to find samples but now we have 17 more places to uncover some online gems. Like it or not, searching the internet for records or samples – or “e-digging” – is becoming a widespread phenomenon amongst the music production community. Noisey ran an article called Dusty but Digital: How Producers Went From Crate Digging to Youtube Surfing detailing the growing…

Witness the work that goes into making records with this mini documentary about the art of vinyl mastering. Making vinyl records is a fascinating process and one rarely mentioned amongst stories of its revival in the press. Luckily for us, The Vinyl Factor have put together a mini documentary on “the art of vinyl mastering”, with talks by mastering engineers and a look at how the…

Crate Capers sees dynamic crate digging duo Luke and Gemma scouring the country for the best record spots. As part of a new series for Sampleface, your intrepid editor Luke Davis and his cohort Gemma Day are making their way across the UK, dissecting a comprehensive map of crate digging hotspots and rooting out the places that YOU should visit for your record store fix….

Everyone’s favourite website Buzzfeed give their selection of 24 things you should know before starting a vinyl collection. We’ve discussed the resurgence of vinyl records on a number of occasions and it seemed fitting that Buzzfeed, one of the biggest sites on the internet right now, would jump on the vinyl steam train and give a few tips to those wishing to start a collection….

Our latest edition of Leftover Links is dedicated to those rare grooves and crate digging exploits from the interwebz. It’s been three months since our last visit to Leftover Links and this one is slightly different to the others in that these weren’t actually gathering dust in our bookmarks. Rather, we decided to select some links and articles for your perusal. The theme this time…

This is what happens when Jonwayne spends a weekend in Houston crate digging and playing Smash Bros on the N64. We’d love to spend our weekends gaming and jamming with other producers but alas we’re stuck doing other things. Jonwayne joined soundfounder and others as part of a weekend organised by Exploded Drawing, a Texas-based collective with a goal to enrich the electronic music community…

Sampleface Question Time returns with a question involving our most valuable vinyl records. A few weeks ago, we opened an Ask.fm account for you to send us some questions. Today, we’ve continued with our second question for Sampleface Question Time but our first from Ask.fm. We managed to gather up some answers from the team and here they are: Which Vinyl Record Is The Most…