Here’s a selection of obscure artists ripe for sampling. It appears some people weren’t very happy with our guest post on Classic Artists Made For Hip-Hop Samples. That’s fair enough. It goes without saying everyone’s entitled to their opinion, including the person who wrote the article. But then we thought… how about obscure artists? The kind that most producers don’t even remember they’ve sampled so…

Here are a selection of classic artists ripe for sampling. In the last few months, we’ve seen an unlikely takeover of the music industry by Queen. It’s not hard to understand why – the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody just won actor Rami Malek the Best Actor award at the Oscars. As a result, it seems you can’t open your eyes or ears without seeing…

A double super bad combo in this week’s Throwback Thursday as James Brown performs on Soul Train, accompanied by a badass Soul Train dancer. In 1970, James Brown had established himself as the Godfather of Soul with “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine”, “Funky Drummer” and “Super Bad” released in that year. The latter is the focus of this week’s Throwback Thursday…

WhoSampled “gets on up” with James Brown on the release of a dedicated sampling focused website. The folks at WhoSampled have joined forces with Universal Music Enterprises to bring you a new site dedicated to The Godfather of Soul, James Brown, in association with his biopic. “Get On Up” was released on 1st August in the States and with that, the film’s official website showcases JB’s influence over the past 60…

The Sampleface team continues to grow as Ashton James Brown aka Ashterisk joins the team. It’s been a while since we’ve introduced a new member to the Sampleface team but we thought tonight would be a better time than any as we come close to a new year. Ashton James Brown (better known by his stage name Ashterisk) has offered some of his insightful opinions…

On a sun kissed day like this, what better song to pick for our Song For Sunday than Bobby Hebb’s rendition of Sunny? Finally, a prolonged period of decent weather in the UK! Those without hay fever will be relishing these blazing moments of glory so it seems fitting to pick a song that goes with the climate. Enter Bobby Hebb’s Sunny. The Nashville-born singer…