Sampling

6.6.17

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."

2.24.17

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?

1.19.17

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.

1.12.17

Why Has This One Bassline Been Sampled Seventy-Seven Times?

You'll have heard "Don't Look Any Further" more times than you even realise.

1.9.17

Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” Soundtracks a Film About Black Spiritual Power

Inside the sampled world of filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa’s 'Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death,' on view at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in Harlem.

8.23.16

Close Your Eyes to Experience the Sound of a Digital Swamp

A multimedia chorus bubbles up in Belgrade-based artist Bojana Petkovic's 'Swamp Orchestra.'

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7.19.16

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.'

7.15.16

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?

7.7.16

Watch an Album Get Produced on the Trans-Siberian Railway [Premiere]

In David Ctiborsky’s documentary, French electronic artist Thylacine samples the sounds of the Trans-Siberian from Moscow to Vladivostok.

6.17.16

Sound Art Imagines a Different Kind of Zen Garden

Does it still rock if a Japanese rock garden has no rocks? We investigate.

5.24.16

The Global Synthesizer Project Makes Crowdsourced Sound Art

For Moogfest, sound artist Yuri Suzuki and Moog Music’s Chris Howe built a global sampler that is also a sound art installation.

2.23.16

Vancouver Gallery Hosts the History of Mashup Art

Take a trip through time with artwork by Barbara Kruger, Basquiat, and Picasso at the Vancouver Art Gallery.

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