Sure, you might be humming into voice search or using the handy Now Playing feature on your Pixel to dig up songs playing at the cafe or stuck inside your head. But it can do so much more than just that. Take sampling for instance: prevalent in hip-hop, but found in many genres heavy on post-production, samples can be used as tablesetters to new beats, homages to idols, and even the occasional adversarial callout. Curious legions of listeners have devoted themselves over the years to find where those samples came from. Nowadays, they’re taking advantage of a newly-supercharged weapon and that’s Google voice search.
Last modified: March 4, 2023