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…

Darem – Sultana

Mexico’s Darem brings us the sweet sounds of Sultana. Occasionally, Reddit can be a good source of information. I found this beat tape while browsing (even if it was in the wrong subreddit). Darem is a producer from Veracruz in Mexico and Sultana is of the lo-fi 404 variety. Regular readers will know this to be our catnip and we weren’t disappointed. Whether the artwork…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: Michael Jackson Deposition (1993)

There’s no escape from accusations of copyright infringement, even for one of the most gifted musicians the world has ever. Here’s a 3-hour cut of Michael Jackson’s 1993 deposition held in Mexico, centred around supposed plagiarism of “The Girl Is Mine”, “Thriller” and “We Are the World”. This might be a heavy watch but for MJ fans or general music fans wanting a glimpse into…

Shiro Schwarz – Start Again

Shiro Schwarz are back with more funky vibes as they Start Again. It’s only been a month since Shiro Schwarz’s last free track, All My L.O.V.E., but the dynamic duo from Mexico have returned for May’s offering (on Cinco de Mayo no less). Start Again follows the same pattern as their previous work, steeped in rich 80’s electro-funk tradition. It’s fascinating how they seem to capture…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Shiro Schwarz – All My L.O.V.E.

Shiro Schwarz are back on their synthesizers for the funky and free, All My L.O.V.E. A track made almost entirely with a vintage Yamaha PSS-570 synthesizer? WE’RE THERE! Of course, it’s Shiro Schwarz behind the keys and All My L.O.V.E. is their creation in question. Much like the rest of their output, it sounds like an 80s track thawed out after 20 years with that classic…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Shiro Schwarz – Give

Shiro Schwarz get FAWN-KAY with their new and free track, Give. You don’t get funk like this much these days. A little while back, we featured a Mexican electronic/funk duo Shiro Schwarz and their collaboration with musician Jose Fernandez. Well, they’re back on their own and they’ve offered up this funk gem. Give is pumped full of funky synths and 80s percussion and has a…