The Weeknd's "Professional" was co-produced by Harry Fraud borrowing samples from Emika's "Professional Love".
The Weeknd - "Professional"
Emika - "Professional Lovin"
On "Adaptation", The Weeknd appears to have sampled and slowed down "Bring On The Night" by The Police.
The Weeknd - "Adaptation"
The Police - "Bring On The Night"
"Belong To The World" was sampled heavily by Portishead's "Machine Gun", with a beat that is very similar to a ... well machine gun.
The Weeknd - "Belong To The World"
Potishead - "Machine Gun"
"Wanderlust" has an funky disco feel to it. Maybe it's because The Weeknd borrowed a taste from the 80's from Fox the Fox's "Precious Little Diamond".
The Weeknd - "Wanderlust"
Fox the Fox - "Precious Little Diamond"
The hit which names the album "Kiss Land" borrows a mashup of samples by Producer Silky Johnson, who is also a co-producer on the track.
The Weeknd - ""Kiss Land"
Silky Johnson - "Nothin' Gonna Change"
Silky Johnson - "Desert Rose"
"Origins" offers a break down of the samples in each track featured on The Weeknd's "Kiss Land"
We know that The Weeknd is not considered hip hop, but you can't escape Kiss Land as a great production piece. The Weeknd is known to be one of the new faces of R&B and Drake's go-to guy for an R&B feature. With no surprise, you'll also find Drizzy Drake featured on this project on "Live For." Out of the 10 tracks on Kiss Land, not counting the bonus tracks, we found 5 were sampled by other artists.
Surprisingly enough every track on this project was produced or co-produced by The Weeknd, DannyBoyStyles & DaHeala. Other producers include the superstar Harry Fraud & Silkky Johnson.
Check out our list of sampled tracks from his latest album along with the original song the music was borrowed from.