When I first got into hip-hop I just took it for what it was. A lot of it was kinda primitive sounding and made with drum machines. Some early tracks had session musicians replaying sections of popular songs rather than sampling them.
But when sampling became a huge thing in hip-hop, it also had another effect on me - It made me think "I wonder what the song that this hip-hop tune is sampling sounds like?". That led me into a whole new world of funk, breaks and all kinds of weird and wonderful stuff. It made me get into artists that I would never have otherwise heard of. I bought their music. In some cases, I liked the original song more than the hip-hop track that sampled it.
For example, if I'd never heard this: -
Or this: -
I'd probably never have heard this, which is the original source of the sample: -
I know a lot of EDM isn't so sample-heavy, but some of it is. Groups like The Prodigy and Daft Punk use a lot of samples, for example. So have any guys that aren't into hip-hop experienced a similar thing to me when it comes to discovering a whole new world of music?