Selectabwoy – Eclectic Samples Mix Part VI (08/04/2018)

Back to the jungle…

(Quick recap)

– A salute to the pioneers of hardcore/jungle (’93-’95 golden era this time)
– 180 original samples and breaks hunted down, chopped up and rebuilt
– Multi-genre, multi-tempo trip for the sample geeks
– Also intended to be fun to listen to in its own right
– No tracklist*
– No download*

*Not my usual style and some of you may be thinking ‘you tight-fisted f*^&ing arsehole!’ … hear me out. I’ve been working on this 3 months straight, walking the line between euphoria and OCD-fuelled madness. Like, the dub section coming together was a real high point, but I’m fairly sure part of my soul died forever around version 16 of the intro. So you can hopefully appreciate that I want the damned thing to be heard!
If you enjoy this mix, keep showing the love… leave a comment, give a like and a repost, tweet, whatever… Knock mix IV off the top spot and I’ll enable the 320kbps download (includes embedded tracklist).
Go go go! 😀

This time there’s an accompanying bonus mix (/alternate tracklist) of the corresponding hardcore/jungle tunes in roughly the same order Selectabwoy – Eclectic-samples-mix-part-vi-jungle-edition

Sending this out once again to all the sample-diggers with far more patience and determination than me – Rolldabeats forum, WhoSampled, FB Jungle sample beardstrokers, Discogs community – huge respect.
Special thanks to the experts who’ve provided me with invaluable consultation services – Jason Cz, Two Hungry Ghosts, Marc Mac, Ian S and Ornette. Big up Ricky Drumtrip Law and Dan X-Nation Vye for the original idea. Extra-special shouts to the ever-patient Mrs. Selectabwoy and the kids, Olly, Ciaran, Paul, Mihail P, Jermaine, Josh Roadblock, JJ & DJextreme.

Hope you enjoy 😀

Full tracklisting breakdown : HERE

All previous sample mixes here, as if you didn’t know www.soundcloud.com/selectabwoy/sets/mixes-for-the-sample-spotters

 

Selectabwoy – Eclectic Samples Mix Part V – [22/09/2017]

Selectabwoy :- 

Following my increasingly ludicrous claim that Eclectic Mix 4 would be the final of the series, I have to admit sample-digging is way too addictive to put down. 
Having sparked my nostalgia for the real deal old-skool hardcore during the techno sample-spotters mix, this rapidly snowballed into almost four months of painstaking, mind-fucking graft, culminating in Eclectic Mix 5… hardcore special, 1991-1993. Reconstructions, VIPs, sample mash-ups, a truckload of breaks, chipmunk vocals … all that good shit.

This time it’s over 300 original samples chopped up, pitched up, juxtaposed, generally fucked about with and repurposed into an extended tribute to the soundtrack of my yout’. Ahhhh… back to the days of watching Moby on TOTP (or was it Dance Energy? Big up Normski)… buying up XL and Rising High 12”s without hesitation from Our Price…. first hearing Acen’s ‘Close Your Eyes’ and SUAD’s ‘Green Man’ on Warehouse Raves 6 on a mate’s walkman at school and knowing things would never be the same again… religiously taping the Sublove shows…. desperately waiting for 4 Hero’s Journey From The Light to hit the shelves… all defining moments that stick in my mind. 
I concede then that this is a very personal mix, and could never be an exhaustive representation of artists from the era (which would be frankly impossible due to constraints of time, sanity and the fact that certain legendary labels – Basement spring to mind – didn’t use that many samples), nevertheless if you like your old skool you’ll probably like this mix. That said, If you make it to the end in one sitting I’ll be well impressed. Only for the headstrong.

Enough chat. The tracklist exceeds the Soundcloud word limit by a factor of three, so if you want it you can either (a) download – it’s embedded in mp3 lyrics tab, (b) PM me or (c) leave a comment for specific IDs. For now you can have a cryptic table of contents:

Selectabwoy Intro
Shut Up And Dance/Rum & Black/Ragga Twins
The Prodigy
Interlude: Re/Baptised By Dub
The Tale of Two Bad Mice
Interlude: Hello Darkness
Close Your Eyes
Suburban Base
Interlude: F*cking Hardcore
Reinforced (plus Terminator bonus)
Interlude: Crazy Bad Bwoy
Formation/Moving Shadow
Someday Music Takes You
NRG/Liquid Crystal
Trip To The Moon

Full Tracklisting

Selectabwoy – Eclectic Samples Mix Part II [09/01/2017]

A second journey into the more esoteric sample roots of breakbeat culture. Like the first mix it’s an anything-goes, multi-genre mash-up with set-pieces and references to obscure hardcore, jungle and DnB tunes from back in the day. Had loads of fun sourcing the tracks and piecing them together; once again I’ve pushed the boundary of my own sanity during the construction, but hopefully it was worth it.

Massive shouts again to the RolldaBeats forummers, WhoSampled and Discogs contributors for making this kind of thing possible, you guys are the best…

Joanna Gardner – Pick Up The Pieces
>>> Saxon vs Addies Soundclash clips, Bermuda 1994 (courtesy of soundtape.com)
Starvue – Body Fusion
George Benson – Breezin’
>>> Top Cat – Request the Style (Project One Remix)
Mary J Blige – Sweet Thing
LL Cool J – I Shot Ya
NWA – Dopeman
Ice Cube – You Know How We Do It
3rd Bass – No Master Plan, No Master Race
Bobby Hutcherson – Ummh
Roy Ayers – The Third Eye
EPMD – Gold Digger
>>> Plez – I Can’t Stop ((Acid) Rainforest Mix)
Grover Washington Jr – A Secret Place
Jimmy Castor Bunch – Troglodyte (Caveman) (intro)
All The People – Cramp Your Style
Boogie Down Productions – Still #1
Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend
Schoolly D – P.S.K. What Does It Mean?
Saxon Sound System Soundclash clips, Leeds 1985 (courtesy of soundtape.com)
Buju Banton – Good Body
Snoop Doggy Dogg – For All My N*ggas & Bitches
Dr. Alimantado – Gimmie Mi Gun (youtube rip)
Yellowman – Duppy Or Gunman
Kool & The Gang – N.T. (loop)
>>> Kool & The Gang – Give It Up (loop)
Uptown – Dope On Plastic
Cutty Ranks – Limb By Limb
Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Darkest Light
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggy Dogg World (intro)
Three Times Dope – Once More You Hear The Dope Stuff
James Brown – Give It Up Or Turn It Loose (Live 1969 Version)
Caveman – Back To Cause Mayhem
Frank De Wulf – Magic Orchestra
>>> Organised Konfusion – Fudge Pudge (loop)
Joey Beltram – Energy Flash
>>> East Side Beat – Divin’ In The Beat (acapella)
‘Marked For Death’ (Steven Seagal, 1992) – various samples
Second Phase – Mentasm
Channel X – A Million Colours
Johnny Pate – You’re Starting a Little Too Fast (loop)
>>> Starpoint – I Want You, You Want Me (Def House Mix)
Human Resource – Dominator
Landlord – I Like It (Blow Out Dub)
Catch 22 – Boogie Down
Sweet Exorcist – Clonk’s Coming
Urban Soul – Always (FX Mix)
Mimmo Mix feat. Valerie Etienne – All Your Love (Pianopella)
>>> Ten City – Devotion (Voice Of Paradise Mix) (loop)
>>> The Commodores – Assembly Line (loop)
>>> The Winstons – Amen, Brother (loop)
Morenas – Hazme Sonar (Dream Version)
>>> De La Soul – Skit 2
>>> Lightnin’ Rod – Sport (loop)
Simone – My Family Depends On Me
Kym Mazelle – Useless (Moody Mix)
>>> Simone – My Family Depends On Me (acapella)
A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
>>> Earth Wind & Fire – Africano (loop)
Grace Jones – Slave To The Rhythm
RPM – Food Of My De-Rhythm (intro)
Lonnie Liston Smith – Shadows
Future Sound Of London – Little Brother
‘Nostradamus, The Man Who Saw The Future’ (Orson Welles, 1981) – various samples
Future Sound Of London – Elaborate Burn
Aphex Twin – Hankie
>>> Lucille Brown & Billy Clark – Both Eyes Open (loop)
>>> James Brown – Tighten Up (loop)
Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man