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The Sound of That Funky Drummer: DJ Funktual explains samples

February 28, 2010 by

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Ever since the Sugar Hill Gang released Rapper’s Delight in 1979, the first popular single to feature sampling (they sampled Good Times by Chic), artists have been dusting off that vinyl to snag hooks, beats, drops, and whatever else can give their sound some of that old school flavor. It should come as no surprise […]

WhoSampled.Com: Amazing.

December 24, 2009 by

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Just a quick (non-) holiday post. I stumbled across the site WhoSampled.com yesterday, and I’m completely obsessed. The tagline, “Exploring and discussing the DNA of music”, is a good descriptor; this site makes no judgment calls on the legitimacy, legality, or ethics of sampling, but simply serves as a roadmap of where songs have come […]