Category Archives: sampled

SONG OF THE DAY LTF – Give The Horns Some

Russian DJ/producer, Anton Ivanchenko, a.k.a Light The Fuse, has been obsessed with funk, hip hop and b-boy culture since the 90’s! His knack for finding breaks, horns, flutes, double basses and vocal samples has poured into the records has been … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Romare – The Drifter

In 1964 a collagist, artist and author named Romare Beardon held his exhibition entitled Projections.  Depicting African-American life through a series of in-depth works, this collection featured some of his most accomplished creations of his career. Fifty one years later … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Herbaliser – Just Won’t Stop

Just over ten years ago UK’s hip hop veterans, The Herbaliser released Same As it Never Was, an album that lived up to its name in more than than one way!  Blending hip-hop, sampled breaks, soul and jazz, this record was … Continue reading

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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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