A musical history of sampling, in 3 minutes

This 3-minute video from Eclectic Method takes us on a brief musical history, starting from the introduction of the mellotron in the early '60s (featuring the Beatles), then moving quickly to James Brown, up through the Beastie Boys. As a bonus, as the songs play, the songs their samples gave rise to are mapped out… » 1/29/14 3:47pm 1/29/14 3:47pm

The Best Sampled Lines from Scifi in Music

We've already told you about the scifi-themed songs you might be entertained (or tortured) by if you end up stranded on Asteroid B17-X. But the music-scifi relationship goes both ways: music has been sampling your favorite scifi movies and shows for years. When a musician decides to include a line from Solaris (the… » 1/17/08 11:00am 1/17/08 11:00am