Tag Archives: sampled

SONG OF THE DAY Al Hirt – Harlem Hendoo

Even if you are not familiar with the sound of Alois Maxwell Hirt, a.k.a Al Hirt, you may have crossed paths with his music if you are a hip hop fan? Sampled by the likes of De La Soul and … Continue reading

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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 Dirty Art Club – Natives Blood

Compared to the likes of DJ Shadow and The Avalanches, beat-hop duo Dirty Art Club create sampled derived sounds with an individual lofi hip hop spin.  Primarily an instrumental project (today’s song being the exception), this North Carolina pair have … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Harumi – Fire by the River

Today’s song belongs to what appears to be a rather mysterious artist who recorded one album in the late 1960’s before vanishing into the ether! Taken from a record entitled Harumi, the album itself was recorded sometime between 1967 and … 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 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 L’Orange – Look Around (feat. Oddisee)

“My new album is called The Ordinary Man, it’ll be out 10/27!   The first single with Oddisee is out today and it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever made.  Losing my hearing over the past few years has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Galt MacDermot – Coffee Cold

Having discovered Galt MacDermot for the first time tonight, I have to ask myself why I’ve never heard his music before! It’s been sampled in songs that I’ve heard, influencing hip hop and funk artists substantially, but until this evening … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Branded Moore – 123

“Branded Moore is the shit..ask around.  No bullshit hiphop” Up until this evening I’d never heard of Canadian rapper Branded Moore, but I have discovered through a little bit of background reading that he has over ten years of music-making … 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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