Hottest Flips of 2022: Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Kaytranada, Mount Kimbie & moreHottest Flips of 2022: Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Kaytranada, Mount Kimbie & more

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Hottest Flips of 2022: Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Kaytranada, Mount Kimbie & more

This series reveals the Tracklib samples behind the hits and gives you first-hand production insights. This time going through some of the biggest and best flips of the year. Major releases like 'Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers' and 'King's Disease 3' show that 2022 was a year full of Tracklib samples... Let these flips be of inspiration for another music-filled year.




December 22, 2022

Kendrick Lamar - Father Time ft. Sampha (Prod. by DJ Dahi)

"To me, sampling records is a really dope thing because it's like digging for gold. You find that nugget, and it's like, 'Oh wow, this is dope! This sounds fresh.’”

—DJ Dahi (NPR Interview)

Nas - WTF SMH (Prod. by Hit-Boy & Jansport J)

"I take pride in being able to make certain chops sound like a continuous loop, which was the case with this production."

—Jansport J

IDK - Drugstore (Prod. by KAYTRANADA)

"We cannot let this sampling shit die. (...) I'll sample till I die!"

—KAYTRANADA on Twitter

BROCKHAMPTON - Big Pussy (Prod. by Bearface & Nick Velez)

"We all grew up on sampling. [Tracklib] just helps maintain the art form and prominence of sampling in music in a more inclusive way."

—Romil Hemnani

TSHA - Running

"I usually start with drums and then build from there. (...) I make a bunch of drum loops as starting points because it makes [starting a song] a lot easier."

—TSHA (Billboard Interview)

Mount Kimbie - tender hearts meet the sky (ft. KeiyaA)

"I like randomizing the songs on Tracklib so that I find the stuff that has yet to be mined—the least popular ones."

—Dom Maker (one-half of Mount Kimbie)

Bun B & Statik Selektah - TrillStatik 2

"Thanks to Tracklib for clearing this sample for us and making the process as simple and easy as possible."

—Bun B

Andrew Huang - Truly Heavy

"I created vocal chops and reharmonized them into a minor key with a synth bass, and the chops inspired a melody that I played on guitar. (...) Fun fact: I played my hi-hat with a cucumber to get a really dusty, mellow tone."

—Andrew Huang

Felix Jaehn & Club Soda - Nuit Blanche

"When you dig for samples, you get ideas you’d never think of because you don’t play that instrument or you’re not from that particular culture. It’s a beautiful way to let new ideas happen."

—Myrthe van de Weetering

Young Miko - Trending (prod. by Mauro)

"I just pitched the sample down one semitone and quantized it just a little bit, to maintain the human feel of the song."


Yung Gravy - where they at! (prod. by Michael Scatamacchia & Diamond Postols)

"A happy sample with a banging beat is what the people need to hear."

—Yung Gravy (WTBU Interview)

Rachel K Collier - Don’t Know What

"I played around for ages in Ableton Live's session view, and experimented with structures, breakdowns, and B-sections."

—Rachel K Collier

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