Questions tagged [sample]

Any question relating to the use of samples used in media. Do not use this tag to identify a sample, use [identify-this-sample] instead.

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Does the riff in *Shake Your Body* (The Jacksons) sound the same as the one in “Golden Years” (Bowie)?

The bass line from Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) sounds the same as the sung hook "Run for the shadows" from the middle of Golden Years. Should Bowie get a writing credit for the Jacksons song?...
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Any Plunderphonics recommendations? [closed]

I recently got into Plunderphonics and I'm aware of the works of John Oswald, Negativland, The Residents, The Avalanches, and Orchid Spangiafora. As I searched for more, I saw that finding ...
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Seeking song with passionate noises to sample

I am using GarageBand to make a beatbox version of "There are a Few of My Favorite Things". Beatbox loops in Garageband are fine, but very masculine. Garageband does not offer comparable more ...
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Did Aphex Twin ever used samples from someone else's tracks?

Did Aphex Twin used samples in his tracks and is his music 100% his own creation?
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Which modern songs/melodies use the “Devil's interval” augmented 4th, discounting the use of tritone substitution in jazz?

Recently I was informed that the augmented 4th has historically been viewed as satanic or "the devil in music" and wanted to start a collection of relatively modern (say 20th century onwards) songs ...
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How is the effect called when you slap a drum stick on the metal edge of the snare?

I am actually looking for a sample that contains this effect, like in this song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers at 0:55
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Is the guitar riff from the chorus of The Rover used in any other songs?

Listening to Led Zeppelin's The Rover for the first time, I thought I recognized the guitar riff from the chorus, but I don't know where else I could have heard it. Are there any songs that sample ...
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What differentiates the 808 kicks from others?

I know the origin of 808 bass kicks is the Roland TR-808 drum machine. But what differentiates them from the bass kicks of other drum machines? What made them so widespread, even today? Isn't there ...
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Did the “Call 911 now!” sample in Skrillex's “First of the Year (Equinox)” come from a YouTube video?

In Skrillex's song "First of the Year (Equinox)" (listen on Spotify), there is a sample of someone shouting, "Call 911 now!". I've heard that this sample was taken from a YouTube video of some ...
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Propellerheads - Bigger? - sample

The lyrics in Bigger? by the Propellerheads, from the album Decksandrumsandrockandroll go as follows: Very good you give me so much at one time Yes I do, I may have bigger for him Bigger? My, ...
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Was The Beatles' “Yellow Submarine” the first released record to contain a sample of another released record?

The Beatles' Yellow Submarine contains a cut-up of a Sousa march that apparently came from another record (as described in http://www.beatlesebooks.com/yellow-submarine). Was this the first instance ...
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What song has been sampled the most (ended up in the most other released tracks)?

Being a drum and bass and hip hop fan, I'm quite familiar with the Amen Break and Funky Drummer. Is one of these the most sampled sound of all time (in terms of then being incorporated into other ...