Take a trip back to the nineties with Tian Karl’s retro-styled remix of Ryan Leslie’s You’re Not My Girl. We’re huge fans of electronic music here at Sampleface but we rarely discuss house music. The current mainstream scene has been saturated with derivative nonsense but there have been a few shining lights above sea surface (Disclosure for example). As for the underground, that seems to…

UK producer and bandleader Nostalgia 77 sets a hazy mood with help from German singer Josa Peit on “An Angel With No Halo”. Tru Thoughts are renowned for finding the best in “left field” UK talent; the kinds of musicians you won’t find on Top Of The Pops but would still sell out every venue they perform in. Musicians such as Quantic, Bonobo, Omar and…

Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution is our Saturday Matinée feature presentation. Germans are known for their efficiency (amongst other things) and when it comes to music, they have pioneered in a number of genres including industrial music, krautrock and electronic music. The name that often comes into people’s heads when discussing Germany’s influence on music is of course Kraftwerk and their documentary Kraftwerk and the…

We’re in Germany for the next stop on our European Hip Hop Tour. Country: Germany Population: (2011 estimate) 81,726,000 Capital: Berlin Currency: Euro (€) Old places of interest German hip hop really began towards the late 80s with the emergence of groups like Advanced Chemistry, Die Fantastischen Vier (who, despite their commercial success that helped to pioneer hip hop music in Germany, were often criticised for being “too…

Delta Ellisor interviewed Schwarz Dont Crack for us and discussed their inspirations, gigs in London and their fashion interests. The Sampleface team recently reviewed Berlin/New York duo Schwarz Dont Crack’s unique debut offering ‘Charade’ and fancied getting to know the guys a little better. Kitsune Maison’s latest stars were recently in London for two showcase gigs, and took five minutes out of their busy schedule…

Our Song for Sunday this week is Sonar Kollektiv Orchester’s cover of 4hero’s Universal Love. An album from 2009 that may have ducked under your musical radars was 4hero presents Extensions, an album of 4hero covers featuring a wide variety of orchestras and musical collectives. One such group were Sonar Kollektiv Orchester out of Germany and they had the honour of opening the album with…

Tay Devenny rhymes over “Leitha”, a deep mellow vibe featuring Stanley Ipkuss and produced by Wun Two. I use the word “vibe” a lot to describe music if I’ve used the word “feel” too much but Tay Devenny’s Leitha is the epitome of that. Produced by Germany’s Wun Two, Leitha starts with a quote from Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams before rolling into a cloudy filtered jam…

If you missed it, here’s Giorgio Moroder’s first (yes, FIRST) ever DJ set at Deep Space. Last Saturday, we showed you the Giorgio Moroder lecture at the Red Bull Music Academy in New York where he discussed his origins and how Daft Punk thrust him into the limelight once more. Before that, he performed at Deep Space in NYC in his first DJ set. You…

IAMNOBODI’s superb remix of Quadron’s Average Fruit escaped our attention but not for any longer. After hearing Quadron’s latest track with Kendrick Lamar, I’m pretty excited for their new album after the brilliance of their debut. While playing through my Soundcloud feed, I came across a Quadron remix. Unlike others I had heard, this one actually had melodic changes instead of just throwing an acapella…

German producer Dexter gave The Simpsons theme tune a makeover in Homer Flip. You can always trust Soundcloud to provide some much needed quality. Thanks to a reshare, I stumbled upon this gem from Dexter, a German producer from Köln. What Dexter produced was far from avant garde; YouTube is a breeding ground for cartoon based hip hop reworks. But Homer Flip is different, as…