The song “You know how we do it” was a huge hit for Andrea True, but she also had a breathy disco track. While the title might suggest she’s focusing on adult films, her disco-influenced song has been sampled multiple times and credited to other artists. It is the breakdown of this song that powers Len’s hit, “Steal my Sunshine”. Marc Costanzo, half brother-sister duo Len chose the sample after hearing Andrea True’s original track being played by Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene.
While sampling is an easy way to create new sounds, it isn’t the only way to get good samples. It’s common to sample music from other artists, whether you’re creating hip-hop music or electronic dance music. By using a sample, you can pay tribute to an artist you admire. Just make sure you “clear” the sample before using it. You shouldn’t alter or overprocess the music you are using.
The New York Times published an article in 1997 that described the ongoing debate about sampling. The article listed 30 songs that were sampled and incorporated into rap music. Some samples might even be recognizable, but the idea remains the same. The use of samples is not only creative, but it’s also a fun way to add variety to music. If you’re in the mood for a musical journey, sample the songs you love and let them inspire you. You can even find songs that have been used as the building blocks for big hits.
Habibeats’ videos show the importance of sampling. Many samples introduce listeners to unknown artists and songs. Habibeats tagged himself in a few of the sample videos uploaded by others. The social media platform has become more used to DJ content. This trend is largely driven by the algorithms on the social networks. This means that videos with samples resonate the most with users.
Although sample clearance is important, it doesn’t guarantee worldwide usage. Samples can be pulled from online stores and streaming services, but if the sample is credited in the song, the track may not have bargaining power with the original song’s author. The sample-cleared track will likely make little or no money. This would tarnish your reputation with fans and the music industry as well.
In the past, sampling was used only to pay homage. Now, however, many of today’s hit songs use samples without realizing it. Mark Ronson’s Ted Talk on Samples explained how sampling has become so common and popular. The practice of sampling has been around for quite some time, but it has not always been widespread. The majority of hip-hop has made sampling a part of their culture.