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Established: 2012

Sampleface is a music sampling blog.

I started it as an outlet for sampling culture and hip hop I enjoyed. The name was coined by co-founder Blaise Penny-Kirkwood to describe the facial expressions of someone who recognises a sample in a song or hears a song worthy of sampling. It's all about instinct and that's what drove me to write.

Sampleface focuses mainly on hip hop and musicians relatively unknown to the masses. I've interviewed the likes of Black Milk (twice) and Phife Dawg (RIP), got a retweet from Flying Lotus, and written over 1,000 posts in a decade.