WhoSampled has been one of the go-to sites for detail oriented music nerds since its launch in 2008. Drawing from a user-generated database, the site tells you where the sample(s) in any given song came from, something that's super useful for e-digging producers or your curious fan. The-ever growing thirst for more information seems to be unquenchable, though. That's why today WhoSampled launched a new service titled Six Degrees Of Music Separation.
Although they're calling it a game, it's really more of a tool for discovering hidden connections and collaborations between musicians. It works like this: you punch in the names of two artists, and the site's 6-D character will tell you whether they've worked together, sampled the same songs or worked with a mutual producer.
You might think it would be easy to outsmart this little fella, but it's proving to be quite the challenge. In some way or another, there always seems to be a connection, albeit often indirect, between any two artists. Here's a few examples:
The only noticeable omission: the tool doesn't seem to recognize this 20th century renaissance man for the musician he is:
But otherwise, it's unshakeable. Try it for yourself and see what kind of stuff you can dig up.