92 Of The Most Sampled Tracks In Music History (Spotify Playlist)

A Reddit user compiled 92 of the most sampled tracks in music history thanks to WhoSampled’s extensive database. If you love samples like us, you’ll love this. Reddit user sooryuken tried to create a Top 100 Most Sampled Tracks playlist on Spotify, sourced from the top sampled tracks on WhoSampled. Unfortunately, this is didn’t go quite to plan as Spotify didn’t have all 100 of their…

Sampleface Five: 100 Years of Thelonious Monk

To celebrate Thelonious Monk’s 100th birthday, we take a look at five samples from the iconic jazz pianist. He was a trailblazer with his improv style, wide-ranging melodic shifts, and trademark fashions. Thelonious Monk was born on this day in 1917. We have been blessed to have had him in our presence, physically and musically. In commemoration of this, we have compiled a list of…

SAMPLE: Tha Alkaholiks’ Sample Of Stevie Wonder (1997)

We’ve taken a look at Tha Alkaholiks’ “All Night” sampling Stevie Wonder’s “Too High”. Stevie features prominently in every producer’s music collection. That invariably leads to sampling once in a while – or a lot. “Too High”, from his 1976 classic Innervisions, has been sampled on at least 8 tracks WhoSampled can account for. The majority are from the world of hip hop but one…

WhoSampled – Six Degrees of Music Separation

With WhoSampled’s Six Degrees of Music Separation, you can connect your favourite artists in ways you never thought possible. I’ve often wondered how my favourite artists, who never directly collaborated, are connected in some way. Michael Jackson never duetted with Prince on Bad for documented reasons but they are connected by one degree of separation. If you don’t know what that is, you can find…

Derive – The App That Tracks Samples In A New Way

Discover the “different-yet-familiar” with Derive, a prototype app that lets you follow the journey of the samples in your favourite songs. You already know about WhoSampled and their ever-growing list of samples but have you heard of Derive? Proclaimed as the “evolutionary vision for WhoSampled,” according to its creator James Rice he also claims his prototype app is “stripped back, re-grouped and relaunched.” As a…

WhoSampled & Universal Music – Get On Up James Brown

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…

Review: WhoSampled’s First Ever “Samplethon”

WhoSampled and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton put on the world’s first “Samplethon” in conjunction with Boosey & Hawkes and SoundCloud. People from all over the world applied to participate in the Samplethon and only 20 participants where chosen. I feel blessed to say that I was one of them and what a day it was. It all started on a bright, wet and…

WhoSampled To Hold First Ever “Samplethon”

WhoSampled will hold the world’s first “Samplethon” in Brighton on 10th May for twenty lucky producers. It’s every beatmaker’s dream to have access to rare samples and be able to use them without the impending doom of a lawsuit and that’s precisely what’s on offer at WhoSampled’s first ever “Samplethon”. The event will give a special opportunity for twenty producers to use sample material from Boosey…

And The World’s Most Sampled Song Is…

BBC’s DJ Roger Johnson talks about what is claimed to be the world’s most sampled song – Change the Beat by Fab 5 Freddy on Radio 4’s Today programme. I’ll admit this came as something of a surprise. On BBC Radio 4’s Today programme broadcasted on 21st February, DJ Roger Johnson discussed the world’s most sampled song and it might not be what you’d expect…

NEWS: WhoSampled Relaunches With A New Look

WhoSampled.com relaunched yesterday with a fresh new layout, making it easier to find your favourite samples. One of my favourite websites on the internet (after Sampleface of course) is WhoSampled.com. The site is for a similar cause to ours – all about the samples. After much hard work, the guys over at WhoSampled relaunched yesterday. The new layouts are much clearer but also pack some…