Beggar & Co Somebody Help Me Out

by Uche on Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Yarbrough & Peoples: Don’t Stop The Music

by Uche on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Miami Sound Machine: Dr Beat

by Uche on Thursday, November 6, 2014

1984 Props: Thriller

Fairlight CMI

by Uche on Monday, July 28, 2014


Developed in 1979 by Australian sound engineers Peter Vogel and Kim Ryrie, the Fairlight CMI was the first synthesizer that could sample sounds. Due to it’s small memory and low sampling quality, short, repetitive samples were common. These sounds came to define the sound of the 80’s. Peter Gabriel was the first to purchase a CMI but it was Richard Burgess and John Walters from the British group Landscape who mastered it, using it on their own and for other artist’s records such as Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush’s album ‘Hounds Of Love’ as well as early American adopters such as Herbie Hancock and Afrika Bambaataa but the CMI was probably most widely recognized for being used by Jan Hammer in the creation of the Miami Vice theme tune.



The System: You Are In My System

by Uche on Sunday, June 15, 2014


If you like this record then also check out this + and if that’s to heavy for you then check this + for the headz dig deeper to this.

Crustation: Purple (Ummah Remix)

by Uche on Monday, May 5, 2014


The production team made up of Jay Dee a/k/a J Dilla, Q Tip, Ali Shaheed, D Angelo and Questlove.

It was Dilla who put his stamp on this remix for Bristol group Crustation back in 1996.

Blue6: Sweeter Love

by Uche on Saturday, April 5, 2014


In the Hype section of the blog i posted up Lone’s blinding remix of New Zealand act Broods “Never Gonna Change”. In my tweet i mentioned that it sounded like a Naked Music record. Well check out on of my favorite tracks from that era it’s “Sweeter Love” by Blue Six which was put out by the influential DJ/producer Francois Kevorkian Wave Music.

Her vocal is so on the money.


Rene & Angela: I’ll Be Good (video)

by Uche on Friday, March 21, 2014

Rene Moore and Angela Winbush’s 1985 single, “I’ll Be Good” taken from the album ‘Street Called Desire’.

An Incredible Record

A Brief History of Sampling

by Uche on Thursday, February 20, 2014

“A video remix journey through the history of sampling taking in some of the most noted breaks and riffs of the decades. A chronological journey from the Beatles’ use of the Mellotron in the 60s to the sample dense hiphop and dance music of the 80s and 90s. Each break is represented by a vibrating vinyl sound wave exploding into various tracks that sampled it, each re-use another chapter in the modern narrative”. Thanks to 

Electic Method - A Brief History Of Sampling



The Beatles – Strawberry Fields
Joe Tex – Papa was Too
Lee Dorsey – Get out of my life woman
Cypress Hill – Hits from the bong
B.O.B. w/ Bruno Mars – Nothing On You
Wu Tang Clan – Aint Nothing to Fuck With
The Mohawks – The Champ
KRS ONE – Step INto a World (Rapture’s Delight)
Eric B. & Rakim – Eric B Is President
Onyx – Slam
The Beatles – Revolution 9
The Winstons – Amen Brother
N.W.A. – Straight Out of Compton
Snow – Informer
Apache Indian – Original Nuttah
The Ganja Kru – Super Sharp Shooter
James Brown – Funky Drummer
Public Enemy – Fight The Power
De La Soul – The Magic Number
Dr Dre – Let Me ride
LL Cool J – Mumma Said Knock You Out
The JBs – The Grunt
Public Enemy – Rebel Without a Pause
Wu-Tang Clan – Protect Ya Neck
Kool and the Gang – N.T.
NAS – It Ain’t Hard To Tell
Q Tip – Breathe & Stop
Soul Searchers – Ashley’s Roachclip
Eric B & Rakim – Paid in Full
P M Dawn – Set adrift
Ohio Players – Funky Worm
Kriss Kross – Jump
Lyn Collins – Think (About It)
Rob Base & DJ E-Z ROck – It Takes Two
The Honeydrippers – Impeach The President
Action Bronson – Imported Goods
Notorious B.I.G. – unbelievable
Janet Jackson – That’s the Way Love Goes
The Incredible Bongo Band – Apache
Skull Snaps – It’s A New Day
The Pharcyde – Passin Me By
Lafayette Afro Rock band – HiHache
Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution
Wu Tang Clan – Bring The Ruckus
Ultramagnetic MC’s – Ego Trippin
Barry White – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby
Beastie Boys – Time To Get Ill
Daft Punk – Da Funk
Schoolboy Q feat. Kendrick Lamar and CurT@!n$ – Live Again
James Brown – Funky President
Fresh Prince – Summertime
Naughty By Nature – Hip Hop Hooray
Fred Wesley & The JB’s – Blow Your Head
De La Soul – Ooh
Digable Planets – Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)
Public Enemy – Public Enemy Number 1
Bob James – Nautilus
Eric B & Rakim – Follow The Leader
Slick Rick – Children’s Story
Bob James – Take Me to Mardi Gras
Run DMC – Peter Piper
THe Headhunters – God Make Me Funky
Depeche Mode – Mercy in You
NAS – Hip Hop is Dead
Tone Loc – wild Thing
Van Halen – Jamie’s Cryin
Zapp – More Bounce to the Ounce
Biggie – Going back to Cali
Billy Squier – The Big Beat
Dizzee Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp
Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire
A$AP Rocky – Out of this world
Jay Z – 99 Problems
Biggie – Parties & Bullshit
Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure
Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby
AC DC – Flick of the Switch
LL Cool J – Rock The Bells
Beastie Boys – Slow and Low

Chic: Open

by Uche on Thursday, February 20, 2014

It’s all about the classic strings arrangements on “Open” from the group Chic which is taken from the album “Real People” (1980)

Source & Props: Norman Jay (MBE) Giant 45 Show.