Tracklib is the largest global digital sample clearance platform, analyzes the hottest Billboard records for samples and trends their annual State of Sampling report.
Along with identifying emerging patterns, the report details information on multiple genres, decades and technical disciplines, with regards to the use of sampling in production
Among the numerous singles appearing in the jam-packed report are chart-topers like Drake and Future’s “Life Is Good,” which utilizes audio from the WZRD rapper’s infamous French TV interview. Also, tracks like Freddie Gibb’s “1985” which contain the technique of straight loop sampling, are highlighted to illustrate growing trends. In fact, 92% of top producers this year are using samples.
Earlier this year, Tracklib began implementing their state of the art technology to deliver their Sample Breakdown series.
Read the full State of Sampling report from Tracklib here, and revisit their Sample Breakdown video below.