COMPETITION: Win Salsoul, West End & Strictly Rhythm Sample Packs with BMG Producer Loops!

Earlier this month we reported on the launch of Salsoul & West End Records 'Producer Loops' package, a brand new sample pack produced by BMG Records in collaboration with Avid, and announced the launch of our 'History of Salsoul & West End' mini site in support of the product. Following in the footsteps of a similar pack released last year featuring material from legendary 90s House label Strictly Rhythm, the Salsoul & West End Producer Loops collection contains classic loops, stems and acapellas from Salsoul / West End artists including Taana Gardner, Aurra, First ...

RZA & DJ Mathematics Play Sampled Breaks on BBC's '6 Music Loves New York' Weekend

On Friday night Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and Mathematics hosted a guest show on BBC Radio 6 Music's '6 Music Loves New York' weekend. The show features timeless breakbeats / sampled classics including ESG's UFO, Incredible Bongo Band's Apache and Billy Squier's Big Beat alongside soul classics sampled by Wu Tang including The Charmels 'As Long As I've Got You', as sampled in the group's hit single C.R.E.A.M. Listen the to show here and check out extracts of RZA breaking down ...

Digable Planets 'Reachin' 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

This weekend marked the 25th Anniversary of Digable Planets debut LP 'Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space)', an album as memorable for its rich jazz-heavy sample material as it is for its evocation of the post-civil rights era poetry. The lead single 'Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)' won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a duo or group in 1994 and the LP is frequently lauded as a classic of the era, largely due its innovative use of jazz. Producer Butterfly, has stated the group's ...

Quincy Jones talks Michael Jackson, Coltrane and Kendrick in Candid Interview for Vulture

In a stunningly candid interview with Vulture.com, Quincy Jones talks about his relationship with Michael Jackson, the genius of John Coltrane and the artists of today whose work he respects, among them Kendrick Lamar and Chance the Rapper. In a conversation which wanders from revelations about who killed John F. Kennedy, to The Beatles lack of musicianship, Quincy is largely critical of contemporary music and its reliance on loops and hooks over traditional song writing. There's no shortage of pointed criticism for music from all eras: "They were ...

Large Professor Breaks Down The Making Of Nas's Classic 'It Ain't Hard to Tell' for Mass Appeal's 'Off The Record'

In the latest edition of Mass Appeal's 'Off the Record' series, Large Professor breaks down the making of Nas's classic 1994 single 'It Ain't Hard to Tell'. The former Main Source front man explains the choice of samples including Michael Jackson's 'Human Nature' and the inspiration behind the gritty sonics of his own remix of the track. Peep the interview below and check out the samples used in its making beneath:

Subscribe to WhoSampled News

Receive the latest articles right in your inbox