Music fans who like to know what classic samples and past songs were used to craft their favorite Hip-Hop and R&B hits probably know about music discovery website and iOS app WhoSampled. The popular service has launched on the Android platform, and will most certainly add to the 1 million people who currently using the tool.
The WhoSampled app will give users access to the world’s largest database of sample-based music, containing over 270,000 tracks from over 95,000 artists. The aim of WhoSampled is simple: it aims to connect fans with artists they support and also see music from the past has an impact on today’s charts.
From WhoSampled’s press release:
The launch of the Android app will help showcase how the music of the 90’s is influencing today’s charts, with the biggest hits of recent times having incorporated samples of classic tracks from the decade that bought us stone washed denim, Baywatch and Dumb & Dumber. The 90s resurgence is led by Nicki Minaj’s recreation of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 then controversial classic “Baby Got back” on her new smash hit “Anaconda” and Iggy Azalea’s re-interpreting mid-nineties movie “Clueless” in her video for global number one hit “Fancy”.
Music’s evolution continues to be cyclical, with music producers continuing to raid their parents’ record and CD collections for inspiration. The biggest new artists of today, including Ariana Grande, Drake, Kid Ink, Jeremih and Duke Dumont, have drawn inspiration from 90s greats such as Whitney Houston and Wu-Tang Clan, as well as dancefloor anthems by Snap! and Robin S.
The app will also feature social media sharing of discoveries, an ability to compare original and remade songs side-by-side, detailed information on which samples were used and much more.
To download WhoSampled, click on this link.