WhoSampled’s new Six Degrees tool shows you how your favourite artists are connected

Get ready to lose your whole day to this.

- Jul 6, 2016

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.

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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:

Lil B and The Tragically Hip

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Radiohead and Drake

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BADBADNOTGOOD and Bob Dylan

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The only noticeable omission: the tool doesn't seem to recognize this 20th century renaissance man for the musician he is:

kevin bacon

But otherwise, it's unshakeable. Try it for yourself and see what kind of stuff you can dig up.

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