Earlier this year, Point Blank held an event at its London studio complex in collaboration with Brownswood Recordings and Ableton, with sampling as the main focus.

The event included a sampling competition, artist workshops, and a panel discussion, as well as a session with Chris Read from WhoSampled.com, who discussed, in detail, the history of sampling.

In the below video, Read explores the evolution of musical genres, from jazz and rock to hip-hop and house, and examines how each of these genres has borrowed from one another right the way up to where we are today, whilst giving examples of contemporary musicians whose work has heavily relied on sampling.

You can find more about Point Blank and its course here.