Category Archives: sampled

SONG OF THE DAY The JB’s – The Grunt.

The Grunt is a funky dunky instrumental recorded in 1970 by James Brown’s band, The J.B’s!  It was released on the King label as a two-part single and was one of only two instrumental singles recorded by the original J.B’s lineup … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Syl Johnson – Different Strokes

Blues/soul singer and record producer Sylvester Thompson, a.k.a Syl Johnson, was born in Mississippi in the late 30’s.  Moving to Chicago in 1950 with his family, his earliest introduction to music was to come from his next door neighbour and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jurassic 5 – A Day at The Races

So this is what happens when you spend too much time randomly checking out samples..you go from David Axelrod to Jurassic 5 which, I hasten to add, is definitely not a bad thing!! I love David Axelrod and always marvel … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY 7evenThirty & Gensu Dean – The Problem

I’ve been a massive fan of David McCallum’s 1967 House of Mirrors for a long time now and was first introduced to this track when DJ Shadow sampled it in Dark Days, a gorgeous instrumental that he released back in 2000.  … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders — Soul Food

If you were to play the first 30 seconds of this song on a continuous loop, I’d be a happy bunny, this is one seriously gorgeous big beat!  Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole track, but this into … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY BocaWoody – Art Breaker feat. BluRum13

Thanks to a recommendation I’ve been reading online from the great Burnt Toast Radio Show, I have discovered the delights of Bristol’s BocaWoody today. Consisting of beats-merchant, Scott Hendy (aka Boca 45) and UK turntablist Lee Woodvine, (aka DJ Woody), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shabazz Palaces – Shine A Light (feat. Thaddillac)

It’s been nearly three years since Seattle art-rap Shabazz Palaces released their last album, Lese Majesty.  This July, they will return with a new LP called Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, an album appears to be a sort of Brother From … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Freddie Joachim – Thrill Of Kills

Having featured the big sounds of California’s Freddie Joachim twice already (check out previous tracks, Good Man and Lately), I was delighted to find that he had yesterday shared another new song on Soundcloud. Releasing via his own label Mellow Orange, Thrill … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY David Axelrod – Loved Boy/ Holy Thursday/ Songs of Innocence

“Loved Boy” – Taken from his 2001 self-titled album. This track is the closing song on this album and is dedicated to his deceased son Terry. On Saturday 5th February, Los Angeles-born David Axelrod passed away at the age of 83, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY David McCallum – House Of Mirrors

Following on from yesterdays Dark Days sample sources comes the second of two tracks that DJ Shadow cleverly weaved into his song.  Alongside Bill Osborn’s great Bamboo and Rice , Shadow also mixed David McCallum’s House Of Mirrors and the fusion is superb. As well as … Continue reading

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