Posts Tagged ‘funk’

Dope Sample Flips: Jace Vs.Tjader

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Cal Tjader – Solar Heat

Jace – What’s Ya Definition

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Scott Down & DJ Cutler “Ultimate Breaks & Beatles”

Friday, September 9th, 2011

My brother sent me this mix yesterday he grabbed from Pipomixes via Mixcrate. Absolutely mind blowing. So I’m all set to blog about it, but it turns out this mix has been around since 2009 and was even covered by our sister site, Steady Bloggin. So how exactly did I miss this the first time around?

 

From Mixcrate:
Like the scores of musical sounds and ideas it is meticulously crafted from, Ultimate Breaks and Beatles belongs to nobody yet everybody. Composed of crates upon crates of Beatles records, obscure covers of Beatles songs, the entire 25 volume Ultimate Breaks and Beats series and plenty more, it is a celebration of record collecting, DJing, hip hop music, and above all, the unparalleled resonance and influence of both the almighty Beatles and the almighty Ultimate Breaks and Beats series. In the tradition of its two titanic subjects, the mix defies genre; at once spanning, re-contextualizing, and transcending everything from classical to blues to jazz to rock to rap in just over and hour. Unlike your neighborhood hipster laptop DJ’s latest trendy “mash ups”, there were absolutely no software, sequencers, or techno used here–just a ton of vinyl, two turntables, a mixer, and an 8 track…

We here at LO DO Industries certainly hope that you enjoy it. If so, please copy and share with as many people as possible, for free of course. If not, keep it to yourself flavor hater. To Ultimate Breaks and Beatles, I raise a hoppy brew. Scott and Mike did a fine job once again. To paraphrase Pablo Picasso: good DJs copy, great DJs steal….

“No one, however, has done quite what Down and Cutler managed to do here. ‘Ultimate Breaks and Beatles’ celebrates the enduring magic of the original music. But more importantly, it rescues the mash-up from the very real threat facing it — the danger of it becoming too trendy, too easy to execute, too much a product of the computer technology and not of the imagination. ‘Breaks and Beatles’ recontextualizes the art and the artifacts themselves, and if the Beatles’ music doesn’t actually need any assistance in retaining its relevance, Down and Cutler have managed to find new possibilities in that music. Kudos are due.”
-The Buffalo News, 2009

 

As I’m not authorized to post my own links to this mix, the only way to get it is from Mixcrate. Trust me, it’s worth the 30 seconds to register.

DOWNLOAD

enjoy,
–dirt_dog

Ghostface Killah – Ghostfunk (Mixtape)

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Max Tannone’s Ghostfunk pairs Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. Artwork by Joe Dichiara. –Philaflava

Ghostfunk – 03 – Mighty Agho by Max Tannone

Ghostfunk – 06 – Danger 500 by Max Tannone

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James Brown – Samples Volume 5 & 6

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Moving right along with his James Brown month, Roy Johnson brings us volumes 5 and 6 at his Scratch Reaction blog, and to our T.R.O.Y. forum. Catch up on the last 4 volumes of JB samples here.

Now, this blog post is already loaded, so I’m not gonna get into much about just how great the Godfather Of Soul was. His impact on Hip Hop, alone, is unparalleled. Imagine being around when his records were actually dropping, though. The times were turbulent and ever changing, sure, but the music that JB brought was ALWAYS dope. You ever wondered why a lot of his records are still expensive, even though there were hundreds of thousands pressed up? Because people played his records until the grooves burned out, plain and simple. Legendary status, non debatable.

James Brown – Samples Volume 5
1. James Brown – Can I Get Some Help (1969)
2. Ultramagnetic MCs & Tim Dog – Chorus Line II
3. Tim Dog – Fuck Compton
4. Percee P – ’92 Stretch & Bobbito Freestyle
5. Kool G Rap – Play It Kool
6. Schoolly D – Peace To The Nation
7. Ice T – Freedom Of Speech
8. James Brown – It’s A New Day (1970)
9. Grand Poobah Tony D – It’s My Day (Instrumental)
10. EPMD – Gold Digger
11. James Brown – Let A Man Come In… (1970)
12. Flavor Unit – Flavor Unit Assassination Squad
13. James Brown – Untitled Instrumental (1970)
14. Schoolly D – Godfather Of Funk
15. WC All Stars – We’re All In The Same Gang (Instrumental)


Producer Info:
Ultramagnetic MCs & Tim Dog – Chorus Line II (Produced by TR Love)
Tim Dog – Fuck Compton (Produced by Ced Gee)
Kool G Rap – Play It Kool (Produced by The Large Professor)
Schoolly D – Peace To The Nation (Produced by Schoolly D)
Ice T – Freedom Of Speech (Produced by Afrika Islam)
Grand Poobah – It’s My Day (Produced by Vandy-C)
EPMD – Gold Digger (Produced by EPMD)
Flavor Unit – Assassination Squad (Produced by Mark The 45 King)
Schoolly D – Godfather Of Funk (Produced by Schoolly D)
WC All Stars – We’re All In The Same Gang (Produced by Dr. Dre)

Preview:
James Brown – Can I Get Some Help (1969)
James Brown – It’s A New Day (1970)
James Brown – Let A Man Come In… (1970)
James Brown – Untitled Instrumental (1970)

James Brown – Samples Volume 6
1. James Brown – I Got To Move (1970)
2. Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
3. Hard Knocks – Strictly From The Bronx
4. DITC – Diggin’ In The Crates
5. Double XX Posse – Headcracker
6. Double XX Posse – Headcracker (Remix)
7. Cypress Hill – How I Could Just Kill A Man
8. James Brown – Brother Rapp (1970)
9. X-Clan – Holy Rum Swig
10. James Brown – Sex Machine (1970)
11. Phill Most Chill – Be Intelligent
12. MC Everlast – Syndication (Instrumental)
13. Greyson & Jasun – Get Bizzy (Instrumental)
14. Redman – Jam 4 U
15. Big Daddy Kane – Get Down


Producer Info:
Public Enemy – Terrordome (Produced by The Bomb Squad)
Hard Knocks – Strictly From… (Produced by The Spear Chuckers)
DITC – Diggin’ In The Crates (Produced by Showbiz)
Double XX Posse – Headcracker (Produced by BK Coleman)
Double XX Posse – Headcracker Remix (Produced by BK Coleman)
Cypress Hill – How I Could Just… (Produced by DJ Muggs)
X-Clan – Holy Rum Swig (Produced by Brother J)
Phill Most Chill – Be Intelligent (Produced by Phill Most Chill)
MC Everlast – Syndication (Produced by Bilal Bashir)
Greyson & Jasun – Get Bizzy (Produced by Vance Wright)
Redman – Jam 4 U (Produced by Erick Sermon & Redman)
Big Daddy Kane – Get Down (Produced by Big Daddy Kane)

Previews:
James Brown – I Got To Move (1970)
James Brown – Brother Rapp (1970)
James Brown – Sex Machine (1970)

Thanks again and peace and props to Roy Johnson for these.

–Verge

James Brown – Samples Volume 3 & 4

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Rounds 3 and 4 from Roy Johnson, over at Scratch Reaction, as he continues his James Brown month. Check out 1 and 2, either here or there, or get down with the T.R.O.Y. forum. You won’t regret it.

James Brown – Samples Volume 3
1. James Brown – Ain’t It Funky Now (1969)
2. Mysterme – Unsolved Mysterme (Instrumental)
3. Kev-E-Kev – Listen To The Man
4. Black, Rock & Ron – My Hometown
5. Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies
6. Afrika Zulu Kings – Cars (Instrumental)
7. James Brown – Nose Job (1969)
8. Gang Starr – What You Want This Time
9. BDP – The Racist
10. James Brown – The Chicken (1969)
11. Main Source – Think
12. Big Daddy Kane – Calling Mr. Welfare
13. James Brown – In The Middle (1969)
14. Chubb Rock – The Organizer
15. James Brown – Soul Pride (1969)
16. Craig G – Ripped To Streads
17. Digable Planets – 9th Wonder
18. James Brown – Why Am I Treated So Bad (1969)
19. The Associates – From The Ground Up (Instrumental)


Previews:
James Brown – Ain’t It Funky Now (1969)
James Brown – Nose Job (1969)
James Brown – Soul Pride (1969)

Producer Info:
Mysterme – Unsolved Mysterme (Produced by Joe Quixx)
Kev-E-Kev – Listen To The Man (Produced by Paul C & Ak-B)
Black, Rock & Ron – My Hometown (Produced by Paul C & BRR)
Beastie Boys – Hey Ladies (Produced by The Dust Brothers)
Afrika Zulu Kings – Cars (Produced by Afrika Islam)
Gang Starr – What You Want This Time (Produced by DJ Premier)
BDP – The Racist (Produced by Krs-One)
Main Source – Think (Produced by Paul C & The Large Professor)
Big Daddy Kane – Calling Mr. Welfare (Produced by Easy Mo Bee)
Chubb Rock – The Organizer (Produced by Howie Tee)
Craig G – Ripped To Streads (Produced by Marley Marl)
Digable Planets – 9th Wonder (Produced by The Digable Planets)
The Associates – From The Ground Up (Produced by Rhettmatic)

James Brown – Samples Volume 4
1. James Brown – There Was A Time (1969)
2. Chubb Rock – Treat ‘Em Right
3. James Brown – There Was A Time II (1969)
4. Downtown Science – Keep It On
5. James Brown – The Little Groove Maker Pt. I (1969)
6. De La Soul – Me Myself And I (Oblapos Mode)
7. James Brown – Mother Popcorn Pt. I (1969)
8. Doug E Fresh – On The Strength
9. James Brown – Popcorn With A Feeling (1969)
10. Brand Nubian – Who Can Get Busy Like This Man
11. James Brown – You Got To Have A Mother For Me (1969)
12. Schoolly D – Gangster Boogie
13. Bizzie Boys – Say When
14. LL Cool J – Why Do You Think They Call It Dope
15. James Brown – Baby, Here I Come (1969)
16. EPMD – The Big Payback
17. James Brown – Lowdown Popcorn (1969)
18. Organized Konfusion – Audience Pleasers Demo


Previews:
James Brown – There Was A Time (1969)
James Brown – The Little Groove Maker Pt. I (1969)
James Brown – Mother Popcorn Pt. I (1969)

Producer Info:
Chubb Rock – Treat ‘Em Right (Produced by Howie Tee)
Downtown Science – Keep It On (Produced by Sam Sever)
De La Soul – Me Myself And I Remix (Produced by Prince Paul)
Doug E Fresh – On The Strength (Produced by The Bomb Squad)
Brand Nubian – Who Can Get Busy… (Produced by Brand Nubian)
Schoolly D – Gangster Boogie (Produced by Schoolly D)
Bizzie Boys – Say When (Produced by Jamal-Ski)
LL Cool J – Why Do You Think… (Produced by LL Cool J)
EPMD – The Big Payback (Produced by EPMD)
Organized Konfusion – Audience Pleasers Demo (Produced by Paul C)

Peace and props to Roy Johnson.
–Verge

James Brown – Samples Volume 2

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Round 2 from Roy. Remember it’s James Brown Month over at his new spot Scratch Reaction. For more goodies like these make you sure you’re F5ing the T.R.O.Y. forums daily. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. –Philaflava

James Brown – Samples Volume 2

1. James Brown – I Can’t Stand Myself (1968)
2. Phill Most Chill – Release Yourself
3. Ultimate Force – So Dam Tuf (Instrumental)
4. James Brown – Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud (1969)
5. Big Daddy Kane – Long Live The Kane
6. EPMD – Brothers On My Jock
7. West Coast Rap All Stars – All In The Same Gang (Instrumental)
8. Intelligent Hoodlum – Black & Proud
9. Divine Styler – It’s A Black Thing
10. LL Cool J – Nitro
11. Kev-E-Kev – Keep On Doin’
12. Cobra MCees – The M Go
13. Brand Nubian – Dedication
14. Brand Nubian – I’m Black And I’m Proud
15. Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain (Instrumental)
16. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – T.R.O.Y. (Drums)

Download Vol. 2

James Brown – I Can’t Stand Myself (1968)

James Brown – Say It Loud, I’m Black And I’m Proud (1969)

James Brown – Samples Volume 1

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Former T.R.O.Y. member Roy is still dropping his always dope, well-thought out compilations and this month is James Brown Month over at his new spot Scratch Reaction. He recently posted this on the T.R.O.Y. forums and I thought it’s something we should pass on to our readers. Peace to Roy and one of the greatest musicians of all time. –Philaflava

James Brown – Samples Volume 1

1. James Brown – I Got You (1966)
2. Gang Starr – Gotch U
3. Gang Starr – Gotch U (Hunter Mix)
4. Public Enemy – Contract On The World Love Jam
5. James Brown – Cold Sweat (1967)
6. Public Enemy – Prophets Of Rage
7. Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
8. Ice Cube – Jackin’ For Beats
9. King Tee – Bass
10. Chubb Rock – What’s The Word
11. Three Times Dope – Straight Up
12. Sweet Tee – I Got Da Feelin’
13. James Brown – Bring It Up (1967)
14. Gang Starr – Manifest
15. Gang Starr – Manifest (Remix)
16. Ultramagnetic MCs – See The Man On The Street

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I Got You (1966)

Cold Sweat (1967)

Bring It Up (1967)

The Godfather Don Samples – Volume 1

Friday, November 13th, 2009


I’ve been holding out on this one for a long minute. It just didn’t feel right without having some of Don’s horn samples on here, but they’ll have to be on Volume 2.


One of my favorite producers on the mic, of all time, who made those beats that any producer wished he had done himself. The first track, Cloudburst, starts off with a Natural Elements‘ sample. KA – I Mean This. You’ll also catch a Double XX Posse sample in there if you pay close attention. If you can catch it, name it in the comments. All I’ll say is it’s off their “Ruff, Rugged, And Raw” album from 1995.

I could go on about how great some of these originals are and what other samples you’ll find on them, but that would take up too much space. Do peep Marcella’s Dream and see how Buckwild flipped that one for Big L‘s MVP Remix, though. Crazy.

Most of the Don joints here are from the Hydra Beats instrumental records he dropped in the mid 90’s. The other tracks I figured you guys already had, so I just used the instrumental versions. Except the last three, which happen to be three of my favorite GFD tracks. I don’t have the instrumentals for those.

If you know of any of his horn loop sample sources, please do tell in the comments.

02. GFD – Depressed (instrumental)
04. GFD – Piece Of The Action (instrumental)
06. GFD – Do You Know (instrumental)
08. GFD – For My Pa (instrumental)
10. GFD – Buster (instrumental)
12. GFD – 7 Degrees Of Elevation
13. GFD – Creepin (instrumental)
15. GFD – Status
16. GFD – Forever My Lady

Some Previews:



I didn’t name the original artists to avoid problems for the sampling artist. But the links on the song titles
will lead you to either more information and more music by the original artists, or to a place to support said artists.
Peace to Lyrical Gymnastics at T.R.O.Y. for the Piece Of Mind connection.

–Verge

DJ Premier – Originals

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

As the cover states, this is a continuous mix of funk & soul as sampled by DJ Premier. It also has some rock, jazz, fusion, and soundtrack cuts. And it’s actually divided into three lengthy tracks. Which is better, IMO, than the entire mix being on one track. No tracklist at all here. There’s a bunch of obvious samples that you probably already know. But don’t sleep, there are quite a few I never heard and they are treats. You should notice a few that were used by other producers, too.


Something strange about this CD, though. The same exact mix was released in 2002 as “Primo’s Bakery”. And there is no credit on either mix as to who mixed it. WTF?! Unless it was by Primo, himself, or somebody who wants to remain anonymous. I dunno, man.
On google, all the info I could find on “Primo’s Bakery” were places to download it and places to buy donuts and banana bread. The only info I could find on this release was the label to purchase it from, Boomkat.
Definitely worth a cop just for that bad ass cover. Too bad it’s not on vinyl. Not yet, at least.
Check The Previews:
Part 1-
Part 2-
Part 3-
–Verge

Dusty Fingers: Volume 16

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

If you have followed the Dusty Fingers series and are wondering when the hell this volume dropped, well, it didn’t. Not really. Not on vinyl, at least. You had to have bought the complete collection on CD to get this one. It comes in a nice little package and contains all 16 volumes plus 3 volumes of Schoolyard Breaks, and everything is in MP3 and WAV format. You can cop here. Or try to find a better deal elsewhere.


For those who don’t know, after the LennyBreak BeatRobert’s (RIP) highly praised Ultimate Breaks and Beats series came Dusty Fingers. Going above and beyond any of the others, Dusty Fingers is arguably the greatest break beat and rare gem compilation series of all time. Danny Dan The Beat Man laid a foundation of the illest breaks, from rare soul to foreign soundtracks, for some of your favorite producers to sample from. Don’t be fooled, a LOT of producers used these for some dope songs.

Legend has it that, at one point, Dan had so much vinyl, one day the floorboards at his mother’s apartment collapsed and his records almost killed a kid living downstairs. Damn.

These aren’t the compilations that would come out after something was sampled, saying who sampled what. Many of the greats, besides digging on their own, also looked to Danny Dan for the freshness.
Enjoy this 16th volume of Dusty and be sure to go all the way back to Volume 1 for some great music that has heavily influenced our music from 1997 to today.

01. Day Light (intro)
02. City Police
03. Beams
05. Hawks
06. Hey Jude (yet another ill take on this one)
07. Me Libertei
09. Lupin 3
10. Night Walk
12. The Look Out
13. She’s A Lady
15. Modern Mixture
16. Planetarium-Vched
17. Go For Broke
18. Leathal Enjection
19. The Big One (pause)
20. Maskerade (drums)
21. Superstition (drums)
22. When Your Hot (outro)

Click on the highlighted titles for select previews.

[Download] re-upped 1/13/10

–Verge