From now on it's no longer a secret when you or any other big name artist is using sampled music or has been sampled by others. Whether your name is Gotye, Kanye West or James Blake. Yes, these are just three of the many prime examples currently featured on WhoSampled's homepage.
WhoSampled.com has been slowly building their community of users who helped submitting content since its launch in 2008. We have been loyal followers since day one. It really is a fantastic site that reveals the true rip-offs in music but also how some artists got inspired and came up with something new and refreshing from other people's ideas. There's no problem with that. We keep supporting the concept and ideas of re-mixing other's people work.
The current database of sampled music, remixes and covers contains over 150,000 tracks and 50,000 artists from various genres. There are a couple of ways to explore this huge amount of music DNA on their website: on artist and producer level and whether it's about samples, remixes or covers. But since this week you're no longer dependent on their web version alone...
iPhone app announced
Just released is a brand new music DNA discovery app for iPhone. The WhoSampled app scans your personal music collection on your phone and explores amazing music connections. Now you can discover who your favorite artists have sampled, or whether your favorite songs have been covered or remixed. All on the go! And if you want to buy or share your findings? Yes, that's possible too.
Whether you're into hip-hop, electronic music or any other genre, with this app you can dig even deeper into the music you already love. Must have!
WhoSampled iPhone App