Archive for the ‘Sampled’ Category

0150 J Dilla – Every Siren on the Donuts album

Monday, February 11th, 2013

It was the 7th anniversary of J Dilla’s passing on Feb. 10th this year, and Stones Throw are re-releasing the Donuts album as a box set of 7″ singles. Pitchfork (I know I’m mentioning them again) did a great review (10!!) of the release and Nate Patrin pinpointed what is always such a great part of any Dilla tune, the siren:

Even the ubiquitous siren he lifted from Mantronix feels like Dilla’s sole property now– maybe because Kurtis never thought to lay it over a mobius-strip revamp of Kool and the Gang album track “Fruitman” (“The Diff’rence”) or a tense, staggered piano loop cut from Martha Reeves’ mid 70s post-Motown solo debut (“Thunder”).

The siren is all over the Donuts album and like Nate says, it’s his now.

Side Note: Armand Van Helden used it first back in 2000, but Dilla used it best.

The Diff’rence 0:09

Thunder 0:29

As I said on March 5, 2006 when I aired these tributes on CIUT. The Best Ever.

Lowsound – J Dilla Tribute Part 1
Lowsound – J Dilla Tribute Part 2

From Donuts, released through Stones Throw Records, 2006 and re-released on 7″ Vinyl, 2013

0139 The Dells – Adventure (No Way Back Part 2) @ 0:24

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

“No way back”

I’m stealing this one from the great Ron Hardy. He must have found this Dells gem and thought, well damn, that break is the best part of this song. Let’s build a house track around that break, and people will go bonkers when after 5 minutes, they FINALLY hear the break. Imagine this at the Paradise Garage! I chased down the original, and here it is right off the top of the clip.

You gotta listen to all of the re-edits to get a feel for how great this break is:

Ron Hardy
Theo Parrish
DJ Harvey

No Way Back 0:24 – 0:50

From No Way Back, released through Mercury Records, 1975

0123 Donald Byrd – Think Twice @ 5:24

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

“You know I love you baby, you know I do…”

Blue Note, 1974, and it has an awesome record cover. You don’t even need to know how good Donald Byrd is to pick this up. This is his album for me. Great part at the very end of Think Twice that Armand Van Helden samples for Flowerz, it’s a trip the first time you hear it.

Think Twice 5:14 – 5:32

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From Stepping into Tomorrow, released through Blue Note Records, 1974

0120 Isaac Hayes – The Look of Love – Vote for your favourite part

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Today, I’m inviting you guys, my rabid fan base to comment on what you think is the best part of this classic 11 min long Isaac Hayes mega jam.

You’ve got 3 choices:

1) the Intro at 0:10:
It sets the mood and pace for the whole track, when the horns hit, you can’t help nod your head, and, it’s the most identifiable part of the song.

Sampled by Snoop Dogg for Gz Up, Hoes Down

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2) The interlude at 1:20
Finally the track opens up after a heavy intro, give the horns some!

Sampled by Jay Z for Can I Live

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3) jazzcat moment at 9:01
This part isn’t even the end, there’s still a super reverby rehash of the intro at the 10 minute mark.

Sampled by Smif N Wessun for Stand Strong

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Whad’ya say, vote below or in the comments or @ me...maybe I should have included the 4 min. guitar solo from 4:00 – 8:00?

Thanks for playing along, this is a great tune for the ages.

From …To Be Continued, released through Stax Records, 1970.

0119 Aphex Twin – Avril 14th @ 0:00

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

“Yeezy taught me”

Props to Kanye for finding this gem and turning it into Blame Game, great tune, tracking down the sheet music….

Avril 14th 0:00 – 0:30

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From Drukqs, released through Warp Records, 2001.

0097 James Brown Break? – @ ?

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I’m  not sure if this is JB or not, and I can’t remember where I grabbed the audio from.

It’s hot though, real hot.

Sample spotters, if you know what this is, fire a comment in.

Happy Friday.

MH

Update: EPMD gets mixed in at the end, and I wonder if the beginning is EPMD..

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0078 Tom Brock – There’s nothing in this world that can stop me from loving you @ 2:51

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

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“baby nothing…nothing in this world…”

Love this because of the sample. Just Blaze flipped it.

For Girls, Girls, Girls by Jay Z.

This is an easy one.

There’s nothing in this world that can stop me from loving you
2:51 – 3:31

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From I love You More and More released through Soul Brother Records in 1974

0068 Beat Konducta – Infinity Sound (Never ending) @ 0:55

Monday, March 1st, 2010

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“….has each hour been fully tasted?”

Originally this caught me because of the amazing sample. You hear it a lot on the album. It sounds Native, but who knows what Madlib chopped or looped. This part of the song though, also rolls into the extro which I love, and is another rare find record Madlib plays through. It’s a 2fer, enjoy!

Infinity Sound (Never Ending)
0:55 – 1:27

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From Beat Konducta Vol. 5–6: A Tribute To J Dilla, released through Stones Throw Records in 2009.