Stax: The Soul of Hip-Hop – Cover and Tracklist

Stax: The Soul of Hip-Hop drops Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 to commemorate the seemingly endless number of classics churned out by Isaac Hayes, Booker T & The MGs, The Emotions, William Bell, David Porter, and more.  Consisting of tracks sampled by notable hip-hop artists, the compilation seeks to honor the musical tradition and amazing roster … Read more

CTI Records September Mix by DJ Ian Head

DJ Ian Head drops the September edition of his monthly mix series.  This time he tackles the beloved CTI catalog and give us all a taste of that classic Creed Taylor/KUDU goodness.  As a mix that will keep you busy with enough classic samples and breaks to cause massive inspiration, this comes with full fledged … Read more

Propellerhead Releases Free Bob Moog Inspired Refill

To show support and respect for synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog, Propellerhead has compiled and released a free refill for all registered Reason 4 owners. Industry pro’s (and Reason experts), Craig Anderton, Mark Vail and Gordon Reid donated their best Moog-style patches, built using Reason’s Thor synthesizer. The intent is to shed some light onto the … Read more

Comprehensive Sampling Dictionary Compiled By Model Art Tokyo

No more complaints from slackers in the back row, you’re sample homework has already been done for you!  For the more studious (or lazy depending on your point view) producer types, Freddy Fresh Model Art Tokyo delivers the 2008 installment of the Sampling & Re:Sampling Dictionaries.  With over 250 pages, the Sampling Dictionary features listings … Read more

DJ Ian Head & Verbal Math – July ’08 Mixtape (Download)

Crate diggers and vinyl fans will appreciate the latest monthly installment of Hip-Hop and original samples offered up by DJ Ian Head & Verbal Math.  No tracklist… you’ll have to do your own homework on that one. Download: July 2008 Summertime Cookout Dollabin Style Also check out Everyday Beats for archived mixes and original music.

Alchemist & Evidence Sample Battle On Fresh Rhymes & Videotape Tour Bus

Producers Alchemist & Evidence go head to head in a laptop original sample battle on the Fresh Rhymes and Videotape tour bus.  I personally have to declare Alchemist the automatic winner after Evidence set it off with a widely known Norah Jones joint.  Who would you crown king? Respect to Herfection

Sued For Samples: Kanye West, Common, Method Man And Redman

The latest significant sample lawsuit to hit the streets is brought to us courtesy of Kanye West, Common, Method, Redman, and a bunch of folks over at the Universal Music Group.  Seems like Kanye West just can’t escape the sample clearance lawsuits lately.  This time the daughter of Jazz saxophonist Joe Farrell has sued for … Read more