Sampling

thump news

T2 Confirms That DJ Khaled and Drake's New Song Samples "Heartbroken"

The UK producer said he was approached directly by Khaled's team three weeks ago.
Alexander Iadarola
6.6.17
thump news

Jayhood Claims He "Inspired" Drake and DJ Khaled's New Song

The Jersey club producer said he doesn't blame the artists and has no "bad blood."
Alexander Iadarola
6.5.17
Essays

A Brief History of That Kickass Flute Sample on Future’s “Mask Off”

The surprising story starts at an MLK-themed musical, goes to Atmosphere and ends up at... Swedish rap?
Phil Witmer
2.23.17
Features

Between Worlds: How Field Recordings Can Challenge Our Perceptions of Electronic Music

We speak to Throwing Shade and Black Merlin about what happens when east meets west.
James Darton
1.19.17
Features

Why Has This One Bassline Been Sampled Seventy Seven Times?

You've heard "Don't Look Any Further" more times than you even realize.
Josh Baines
1.13.17
Features

How The Avalanches Taught Skylar Spence to Appreciate Sampling as a Form of Expression

The American electro-pop artist reflects on the Australian band's legacy and latest album 'Wildflower.'
Skylar Spence
7.18.16
Op-Eds

So, Is The Avalanches' New Album 'Wildflower' Any Good?

We spent 16 years waiting for 'Wildflower' and now that it's finally here, we ask the tough question: Does it suck, or is it legendary?
Larry Fitzmaurice
7.13.16
Features

Why a Canadian Composer’s Controversial 80s Work is Still Ahead of Today's Copyright Laws

Before Girl Talk and the major label lawsuits, John Oswald's plunderphonic records proved sampling's possibilities.
Michael Rancic
7.13.16
thump news

The Musicians Behind one of the Most Sampled Songs in History Finally Got Paid

The creators of the Amen Break finally catch a break.
Rebecca Krauss
11.10.15
Blurred Lines

We Talked to a Lawyer About How the “Blurred Lines” Verdict Will Impact Copyright Law in Dance Music

Melody is protected — sound itself is not.
Gigen Mammoser
10.5.15
Music

De La Soul's New Album Puts a New Spin on the Sampling Controversy

We spoke with Posdnuos about the history of sampling, music lawsuits, and the new method they've developed for this album.
Hannah Harris Green
4.3.15
Interviews

Frank Dukes is the Busiest Producer You Know Nothing About

He just made his dream Ghostface album from scratch, created a music library that can change sampling forever, and won a Grammy—but he's really pumped about a smoothie.
Meron Gaudet
2.11.15
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