Sampleface’s World Cup Playlist

We’ve compiled a special World Cup playlist with songs from every nation in the tournament. The advantage of having run this blog for 6 years is the countries we’ve covered in that time. We still have some gaps to fill but in the meantime, celebrate the tournament starting on Friday with our special World Cup playlist. It features music/artists from every nation so you won’t…

Interview: Deadpoole

We interviewed Deadpoole about his latest album and his thoughts on last year’s music. Luke: Congratulations on the new album. Would you say this is your best to date? Deadpoole: Thanks so much. I think so, even right from when first I started out I was always working towards an album. The three EP’s that preceded NIGHT/LIFE were me cutting my teeth musically, figuring out…

YES! Stream Slum Village’s New Album On Soundcloud

Slum Village’s latest LP features production work and cameos from the likes of De La Soul, Phife Dawg, J Dilla and Black Milk. While it seems Slum Village have become something of a hip hop Ship of Theseus in their replacement of original members, their output has become more frequent in recent years. Including mixtapes, SV have released five records since 2010 and their latest,…

Pledge Towards De La Soul’s New Album On Kickstarter

De La Soul are ready to hit the studio for their next LP but they need your help. It’s been 11 years since De La Soul last released a studio album and now they’re preparing to end the drought. However, it’s not all plain sailing as the three-piece need a little help to get it done. “For the last decade, we’ve been independent artists, free…

FREE DOWNLOAD: De La Soul – The People Ft. Chuck D

De La Soul are back with another free track, The People, featuring the legendary Chuck D. Talk about a blast from the past. Two of the most influential hip hop groups is history have combined for one track. The People, produced by Oh No, sees De La Soul collaborate with Chuck D of Public Enemy in a song that “came from a couple of samples,…

De La Soul – Dilla Plugged In (Prod. J Dilla)

De La Soul and J Dilla combine once again for “Dilla Plugged In”, a cut from their upcoming mixtape “Smell The D.A.I.S.Y.”. Thought De La were done with the gifts after their free discography giveaway? Think again. As part of the 25 years anniversary of the seminal “3 Feet High And Rising”, the group will be dropping not one, not two but THREE releases this…

Sampleface Five: Marvin Gaye Samples

Blurred Lines might be the most popular and controversial Marvin Gaye sampled-track but there have been plenty more. We picked five. One of the biggest singles of 2013 carried with it a fair amount of controversy. Blurred Lines was a staple on every medium from the jump and while the sexist lyricism did little to deter most listeners, the issues surrounding the use of Marvin…