Sample Mining

Sample Mining

Embark on a captivating journey with Sample Mining, a podcast that, like the crate digging producers of hip-hop, will mine for the greatest examples of sampling in music history. Uncover the deep ties and enticing stories behind some of hip-hop’s greatest songs through the lens of the samples used in them. Gems Only!

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April 10, 2024 30 secs

Sample Mining is coming this spring! Follow now, and join us every Wednesday for new episodes throughout Season 1 as we explore some of the greatest examples of sampling in music history. Gems Only!

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In the first ever episode of Sample Mining, we’ll explore a 90’s gangsta rap sample that traces its roots all the way back to the mid-1800’s. Join us to see just how deep these ties go!

 

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May 22, 2024 33 mins

In today’s episode of Sample Mining, we’ll explore a track from the 2010’s that wouldn’t exist without the dream of a movie director more than 20 years prior. Join us to see how a movie director, and his film, led to the creation of this banger!

 

Further explore the songs discussed this season by listening to the Sample Mining Playlist:

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May 29, 2024 21 mins

This week’s episode is themed Hip Hop 50 and will highlight a sample from every decade of hip hop’s existence, from the 70’s to today! We won’t go into great detail on any one sample, but instead keep it at a high level to allow us to discuss more samples. Join us for the first iteration of what I’m calling Chip Samples to explore several samples at a higher level instead of just one!

 

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June 5, 2024 28 mins

In today’s episode we’ll examine the sample used in one of hip-hop’s greatest diss tracks, as well as discuss some of the prominent beefs and evolution of diss tracks throughout hip-hop’s existence. Join us to learn just how devastating the samples used during this beef were!

 

Further explore the songs discussed this season by listening to the Sample Mining Playlist:

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June 12, 2024 54 mins

With experience ranging from touring with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Blink-182, Childish Gambino and Bon Iver, to DJing in college and playing several instruments growing up, Phil Riehl is one of the most knowledgeable people I know about all things music. Today he joins us to discuss these experiences and brings one of his own favorite samples to the table. The sample is an absolute banger, and the discussion is a lot of fun, so...

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June 19, 2024 30 mins

The theme of the second iteration of Chip Samples is Carbon Copy. This time around we’ll examine six different samples that heavily leverage several different elements from the original track. You’ll be surprised to learn where some of music’s greatest artists and songs found their inspiration!

 

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In this week’s episode we’ll explore a song that ties one of hip-hop’s all time great producers, with one of the best indie record labels putting out music today! Join us to see how common philosophies between the artists helped produce an absolute neck breaker of a track!

 

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July 3, 2024 33 mins

Our listener request episode this week features a more technically complex sample from a vastly underrated producer. In fact, it’s so intricate it’s practically impossible to decipher by listening alone. Join us for our most technical breakdown yet!

 

Further explore the songs discussed this season by listening to the Sample Mining Playlist:

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The final episode of season 1 is dedicated to one of hip hop’s greatest producers, The RZA! We’re going to run through the samples used in several tracks throughout his production discography in the Chip Samples format. Join us as we explore some of the most profound tracks from his 25+ year career.

 

Further explore the songs discussed this season by listening to the Sample Mining Playlist:

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July 17, 2024 31 mins

In this bonus episode I’ll be quizzing my wife and kids on some samples to see if they can guess them. We’ll explore multiple genres including hip-hop, rock, pop, and what I believe is the first ever sample used in a country song. Join us for some fun and guess along, then stick around for Season 1 thank yous!

 

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