Happy 5th Birthday, Sampleface!

We’re 5 years old today! Happy birthday to us! Despite the age, we must be growing old because we completely forgot it was our birthday today. It’s crazy to think we’re halfway to a whole decade of existence. We have achieved so much in those 5 years and we have no plans to stop. We just want to give a shout out to everyone who…

Happy 4th Birthday, Sampleface!

We’re 4 today and we have a request… I can’t believe it’s been four years already. We’ve recently had a facelift and we hope you enjoy the new look. As we celebrate another year of existence, we have a favour to ask you. Samples are our game (obviously) and we want to know what your favourite sample is. There have only been a handful of…

Happy 3rd Birthday, Sampleface!

Sampleface is now 3 years old. They grow up so fast… So, it looks like we’re nearly three weeks late to our own party. On 1st October 2012, we officially launched the site and in those three years, we’ve achieved more than we could have imagined. We’ve spoken to the likes of Phife Dawg, Black Milk (twice!), AbJo and Tanya Morgan and even got a…

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…

Happy 20th, Midnight Marauders & 36 Chambers!

We wish A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang a happy 20th birthday for their albums Midnight Marauders and 36 Chambers with everything you need to know about the seminal hip hop classics. To have two of the greatest hip hop albums of all time released on the same day deserves its own holiday in my opinion. You just don’t get momentous occasions like that anymore….

Happy Birthday, Sampleface! Words From The Editor

Sampleface is 1 today and the editor-in-chief has some things to say. At 12:00am on Monday 1st October 2012, something happened. Sampleface was officially “born”. It technically started back in September but the original date is hazy as I had changed one of my old personal blogs – Live & Unplugged – so I take it from 1st October. And so we’re here. It’s something…

NEWS: Sampleface’s 1st Anniversary

We’re closing in on our 1st birthday at Sampleface and we have some great plans for October. Mark this date in your calendars – 1st October. Why? Because that’s the day Sampleface went live at this address. While we technically started in September, we can’t remember the date so we take it from 1st October. It’s been a fantastic year so far with a lot…

Happy 22nd Birthday, The Low End Theory!

It’s been 22 years to the day that A Tribe Called Quest released The Low End Theory. I’m gonna tell you a secret. When songs overwhelm me with their greatness, I get goosebumps and I well up. Sometimes it’s due to a sentimental association; happier times when I didn’t have a care in the world. Other times, my brain can’t fathom the awesomeness of it…

Happy 151st Birthiversary, Claude Debussy!

Google have crafted a doodle for the 151st anniversary of Claude Debussy’s birth so we decided to look at some of his best sampled tracks. France had a rich history in late-Romantic and early 20th century (or impressionist) music, with world renowned composers such as Frédéric Chopin (Polish-born but gaining French citizenship in 1835), Maurice Ravel and Erik Satie pushed classical music into the 20th…