WhoSampled launches music recognition feature

WhoSampled has long been the go to spot to find out who sampled what records on their tracks. They recently launched a mobile app, it’s really dope… you’ve gotta check this out!

WhoSampled Remixes Mobile App, Uses Music Recognition to Dive into Decades of Music DNA

You hear a song you like in a bar, at the gym, at the grocery store. You whip out your phone, but instead of merely seeing the artist and title of that particular recording, you get the song’s entire DNA, as revealed through its samples, its cover history, its remixes. You can instantly listen to the original tracks that built the music you love and save them to your subscription streaming account.

This is what WhoSampled’s mobile app (iOS and Android) can now do. It takes music recognition to the next level using its proprietary crowdsourced database. Over the course of a decade, this database has gathered the largest set of accurate and passionately vetted data on samples, remixes, and cover versions.

We had always dreamed of adding these features from the moment we launched the app six years ago,” explains WhoSampled’s CEO Nadav Poraz. “You can identify the song playing around you, then dig deeper and find out what other song was sampled in the song you’re hearing. For example, the chorus or riff might sound familiar but not from the song that is playing, it’s from somewhere else. Other music recognition apps will tell you the name of the song you’re hearing, but WhoSampled is the only app that will give you the answer you’re looking for, allow you to understand the origins of the composition and reveal the other recordings that sampled it.”

The new version of the app is a natural extension of WhoSampled and its passion for music discovery. What started out as a passion project grew into an obsession for 20,000 devoted contributors. Co-founded by Poraz, a software developer who got into funk and soul thanks to a teenage love of hip hop, the site started out with two hundred entries in a database. It now lists over half a million songs and has become a wildly popular hub for fans of club music, hip hop and other music genres to go deep into the history of the music they love.

Our data would have been impossible to gather or deal with algorithmically,” explains Poraz. “It’s all created manually and vetted by humans. That makes it incredibly valuable and helpful in figuring out hundreds of thousands of samples and how they are all connected.”

WhoSampled’s new app functionality promises fans better discovery and more fun, with features that are unique to the mobile app and cannot be implemented via a website. “The WhoSampled website has a lot of richness and data, but it’s not personalized,” says Poraz. “The app is personalized to your taste and automatically surfaces the connections for the music you already love. It’s another strong starting point to discover more music to enjoy.”

The app should draw new users to the joy of WhoSampled’s infamous rabbit holes and keep faithful fans as engaged as ever. “For whatever reason, if there’s a good sample in something, it’s much better than a song that doesn’t have one. It’s somehow fundamental,” Poraz reflects. “And when there’s a good sample in a great song, you can get to know both songs, understanding the evolution thanks to what we do. I do it myself, all the time. It’s endless. It’s just magical.”

Originally from egotripland.com: WhoSampled launches music recognition feature

Beats Only October 2018 – Sphereofhiphop.com




Beats Only October 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

Enjoy selections from our submission inbox and our Beats Only Spotify playlist. Thanks for helping us reach 1,400 followers on Spotify!

Rusty Joints “Rust Chips 002”
Produced exclusively on Maschine. Reminds me a touch of Theory Hazit in places.

Lamia “Synchronicity”
One of my favorite parts of screening music is when you hear something new, from an artist new to me… that’s really dope. Definitely into the vibe on Synchronicity. This is it.

Imperial “Layers”
Finally. After years of hoping… we’ve got an instrumental album from Imperial. It’s a gem. Listen now.

Ohmega Watts “Dropping Gems”
A SOHH favorite drops a surprise EP! Ohmega Watts is back with Dropping Gems, a project that showcases his trademark approach to sampling soulful records.

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Beats Only September 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

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Imperial “Layers”
Finally. After years of hoping… we’ve got an instrumental album from Imperial. It’s a gem. Listen now.

Ohmega Watts “Dropping Gems”
A SOHH favorite drops a surprise EP! Ohmega Watts is back with Dropping Gems, a project that showcases his trademark approach to sampling soulful records.

Llich “Slow at Dawn”
Guitar driven chill out track from Llich (Spain). He shares, ” I thought it would be perfect to listen to this song while slowly driving and seeing the sun rise, passing the palm trees.”

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Beats Only August 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

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Imperial “Layers”
Finally. After years of hoping… we’ve got an instrumental album from Imperial. It’s a gem. Listen now.

Ohmega Watts “Dropping Gems”
A SOHH favorite drops a surprise EP! Ohmega Watts is back with Dropping Gems, a project that showcases his trademark approach to sampling soulful records.

TwoDaystoAlaska “Beginnings”
Revisiting this one today. TwoDaystoAlaska sent a newer mix but it’s listed as a “private” stream. Either way, this is one of our favorite instrumental tracks from the Cult Classic Records label. Here is the older original mix:

E Dot “That’s It”
Soulful. Boom bap. Tastefully selected vocal samples really set this track off. A head nodder.

Imperial “Hot Sauce”
Absolutely love this track. Lots of movement here, listen to the full song.

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Originally from egotripland.com: Beats Only August 2018 – Sphereofhiphop.com

Imperial’s Hot Sauce is a Jazzy Hip-Hop gem

Hot Sauce is the lead single from Imperial’s forthcoming Layers LP releasing on Illect Recordings. This one is going into heavy rotation on several of our playlists.

Imperial shares, “I’ve always loved the sound of live hip hop, whether it’s artists who perform with a live band for their show or record studio albums with a band. Hot Sauce takes inspiration from that live hip hop sound and couples it with jazz infused rhythms. The sun is shining, the beat is chilled, grab a cold beverage and enjoy.

Download: iTunes // Amazon // Bandcamp // Google Play
Stream: Apple Music // Soundcloud // Spotify

Audio: Hot Sauce

Originally from egotripland.com: Imperial’s Hot Sauce is a Jazzy Hip-Hop gem

Beats Only July 2018 – Sphereofhiphop.com

Beats Only July 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

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Ohmega Watts “Emeralds”
A SOHH favorite drops a surprise single! Ohmega Watts is back with Emeralds, a single that showcases his trademark approach to sampling soulful records. This looks to be the first in a series of several new singles.

TwoDaystoAlaska “Beginnings”
Revisiting this one today. TwoDaystoAlaska sent a newer mix but it’s listed as a “private” stream. Either way, this is one of our favorite instrumental tracks from the Cult Classic Records label. Here is the older original mix:

Violentlyill “Divine”
Another dope submission from Violentlyill. Really into how this one develops. Had my head nodding for the duration.

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Beats Only June 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop

Beats Only June 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

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Ohmega Watts “Emeralds”
A SOHH favorite drops a surprise single! Ohmega Watts is back with Emeralds, a single that showcases his trademark approach to sampling soulful records. This looks to be the first in a series of several new singles.

Liam.M “I Don’t Need It”
We’ve featured Liam.M several times in the past (6 and counting I believe)… he always delivers. This is another head nodder.

Tonga “First Things First”
Mellow. Lofi. Soulful. This is a relaxing new instrumental track from Tonga.

Tonga is a multi-instrumentalist/producer out of San Diego. Born into a musical family, he was influenced by an early and constant exposure to various styles of music: Motown, reggae, jazz, and his father’s own Polynesian fusion music.

Bluestaeb “Alright”
Bossa Nove rhythms and trap drums… this works well here. It reminds me a little bit of Sango. This is a newly release single via Jakarta Records from his upcoming release Everything Is Always a Process.

Soul Choppa “Sunset”
Dusty soulful golden era boom bap. This is a stylistic nod to Pete Rock and other golden era production. Really nice vibes on this.

Deca “Petrified Forest”
Unapologetically boom bap. This is a new single from Flux by NYC-based artist/producer, Deca. It’s indicative of what you can expect to hear on the rest of the Flux album.

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Beats Only May 2018 – Instrumental selections from Sphere of Hip-Hop

Beats Only May 2018 edition with rolling updates and additions. Instrumental hip-hop.

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Tall Black Guy “Make It For Forever And Ever”
TBG has some of the best chops. So much soul, so on point. Had this on repeat all morning.

Air Kalo “Midtown”
Heads nods here… it has that grit and soul. Channels Kaytranada, Dilla, and even some Dust at points. We’ll be looking for more from this producer.

OtterNotBe “Who Am I”
Future boom bap from American producer OtterNotBe. Some nice jazzy overtones on this one too.

Raphy “Why I Hate Myself”
This one has some funk to it. Nice dusty sampling here from Raphy. Not sure why it’s given this title because it feels decidedly upbeat. Stay until the end. Maybe that’s our clue?

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Beat Rabbi releases final project Mazel Tov Cocktail

The bad news… Beat Rabbi has retired from beat making. The good news… Mazel Tov Cocktail is here via Illect Recordings! It’s an appropriate send off to one of our favorite producers. 31 tracks including a Deepspace5 posse cut.

Beat Rabbi shares, “I assume other producers have been in a similar situation where they have a number of beats they really like that have been repeatedly passed over by rappers for years and they think, I really would like to get these joints out there and heard so people know all the kinds of sounds and styles I’ve experimented with, even if a rapper doesn’t want to rhyme on it. That’s how this project started, though it expanded beyond just that. But being that I hung up the beat making trade years ago, I needed the right person to edit, mix and master these beats – and spice them up to make them presentable. DJ Sean P is that dude for me – I have so much respect for his ear, style and talent and was blessed that enthusiastically signed up for the task. So hear it is – some Beat Rabbi as you have and haven’t heard him before, topped off with some Sean P funk.

Beats curated by Dj Sean P
Art by Farley Vaughan

Mazel Tov Cocktail track list
1. Intro
2. Stop
3. In The Future
4. Malay
5. Darkness
6. 70s
7. Mood
8. Sam
9. Beat Creator
10. Cross
11. Evol
12. Gero
13. Love Me
14. Blabber Mouth
15. City
16. Gloria
17. 2 Step
18. OGz Prelude
19. OGz
20. Ghost
21. Jump
22. Mazel Tov Cocktail
23. Monkey
24. Losing
25. Light Wheels
26. Black Magic
27. Suite
28. Tema
29. Spit Shine
30. New 9
31. Return Of The Real Hard Beat (feat. Deepspace5)

Audio: Mazel Tov Cocktail

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Originally from egotripland.com: Beat Rabbi releases final project Mazel Tov Cocktail

J. Rhodan releases “Their, There”

J. Rhodan is back with another new drop, Their, There. 5 tracks, his signature sound.

Had shares his inspiration for the project, “Music can be a comfort. It can also be a timestamp. Certain songs have the ability to take us back to past memories, while consoling us at the same time.

“Their, There” is both. From me, for me (and you). Each song and sample used in the making of this project, served as comfort for me.

It’s also an ode to the artists whom I’ve sampled. These were moments in their artistry that were pivotal in their journey.

Art is an avenue that gives us the ability to grasp emotion from a moment, hone it’s inspiration and allow it to live beyond it’s inception.

I pray that you can vibe with me. Thanks for listening!”

Audio: Their, There

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Originally from egotripland.com: J. Rhodan releases “Their, There”