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

Selectabwoy :- 

Final mix (for 2016 at least) in the sample-spotter series.
I’ll tell you straight, this was a labour of love – two weeks of hell staring at my iPhone to put this together, but worth it all in the end.
It’s a selection spanning numerous genres from the 60’s to the 90’s, the common thread being – as ever – that each track was sampled by the hardcore/rave/jungle/DnB scenes – some have just one signature sample, others have been frankly rinsed the fuck out. Some of these records are incredibly obscure, dug up with help from the RolldaBeats and WhoSampled camps – others are long-standing personal favourites of mine.
This time I’ve included a few cheeky set-pieces based around reconstructions of hardcore/jungle tracks, or at least paying tribute to them, so keep an eye out for D’Cruze’s Bass Go Boom, 4 Hero’s darkside classics Journey From The Light and The Elements; a trio of Foul Play samples, a cut-up reconstruction of Leviticus’ The Burial, a 115bpm tribute DJ Hype’s Tiger Style, and plenty more besides. I can assure you that no jungle records were harmed in the making of this mix, original sources only. And they are so good. As ever – hope you enjoy.

Idris Muhammad – Piece Of Mind [Kudu]
>>> MC Lyte – Paper Thin [First Priority/Atlantic]
Marc Moulin – Tohubohu Part I [CBS]
Mary J Blige – Be With You [MCA]
G. Simone feat. KRS-One – Music Of The 90s (Kid Capri Remix) [Front Page]
Ramp – Daylight [Alpha Omega]
Ohio Players – The Funky Worm [Westbound]
Scarface – G’s [Rap-A-Lot]
Benny Golson – I’m Always Dancing To The Music [Columbia]
Cutty Ranks – The Stopper (Main Attraction Remix) [Profile]
Rahiem – Does Your Man Know About Me? [Soul/MCA]
Capleton – Dem No Like Me [Roof International]
Three Times Dope – Mr. Sandman (Extended Club Mix) [City Beat]
Supreme DJ NYborn – Versatility [Payroll]
Supreme DJ NYborn – Versatility (Instrumental) [Payroll]
Wu-Tang Clan – Can It All Be So Simple [Loud]
Kid n’ Play – Do This My Way [Cooltempo]
>>> Wu-Tang Clan – Bring Da Ruckus [Loud]
>>> Wu-Tang Clan – Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthin’ Ta Fuck Wit [Loud]
>>> Wu-Tang Clan – Clan In Front [Loud]
Sinnamon – Need You Now [Jive]
Kleeer – Open Your Mind [Atlantic]
Sahara – Love So Fine [Elite]
The SOS Band – The Finest [Tabu]
Mantronix – King Of The Beats [Simply Vinyl]
Regina Belle – Good Lovin’ [CBS]
Brian Eno – Inland Sea [Editions EG]
David Sylvian – Brilliant Trees
Brian Eno – Sparrowfall (iii) [Editions EG]
Jill Francis – Make Love To Me [MJR]
Tony Curtis & Jigsy King – My Sound A Murder [Stone Love]
Foxy – Madamoiselle [T.K.]
>>> Lyn Collins – Think (About It) [Mojo]
>>> Car Wash OST – Richard Pryor Dialogue [MCA]
Lyn Collins – Think (About It) [Mojo] (loop x2)
Genobia Jeter – All Of My Love [RCA]
Blowfly – Sesame Street [Weird World] (loop)
Eek-A-Mouse – Peeni Walli [Gorgon]
Demon Boyz – Dett [Tribal Bass]
Billy Clark & Lucille Brown – Both Eyes Open [Dynamo]
Plez – Can’t Stop ((Acid) Rainforest Mix) [Plezure]
LFO – Love Is The Message [Warp]
Fatback Band – Put Your Love (In My Tender Care) [Polydor] (loop)
Egotrip – Dreamworld [Outer Limits]
Reese – Just Want Another Chance [KMS]
LFO – Track 4 [Warp]
Atypic – Otaku [Rising High]
Balil – 3/4 Heart [Warp]
Roger S presents Nu-Solution feat. Tonya Wynne – I Need You [One]
>>> De La Soul – Plug Tunin’ [Tommy Boy]
River Ocean – Love & Happiness (Yemaya Y Ochún) (12″ Club Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
Logic – The Warning (Inner Mix) [Strictly Rhythm]
Cuba Gooding – Happiness Is Just Around The Bend [London]
NWA – Express Yourself [Ruthless]
Brian Eno – Final Sunset [Editions EG]
Brainstorm – Journey To The Light [Tabu]
Ike Turner – Funky Mule [DJM] (loop)
Earth Wind & Fire – Daydreamin’ [Columbia]
First Choice – Love & Happiness [Bell]
Loleatta Holloway – Love Sensation [Gold Mind]
First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder (Frankie Knuckles 12” Mix) [Defected]
First Choice – Let No Man Put Asunder [Salsoul]
Bob James – Nautilus [CTI]…

Selectabwoy – Hip-Hop for the Hardcore Heads

Selectabwoy :- Yo. Here’s the next instalment in my series of sample-source mixes. This time we’re rewinding back to the late 80’s/early 90’s with a quality selection of old skool US and UK hip-hop (and a bit of hip-house thrown in). This started off as a quest to compile heavily-sampled tracks used in the early 90s rave/hardcore/jungle scenes, but then evolved a bit more into a listening experience, and I ended up throwing in a handful of lesser-sampled tracks as they had the right kind of vibe.

I’ll leave most of the sample-spotting to you. But this time around, besides the vocals and direct samples, there’s also a few original and second generation drum breaks up in the mix. Check Paris’ ‘Make Way For A Panther’ for the original ‘Angel’ break, Run DMC for the ‘Sound In Motion’ and ‘Some Justice’ drum loops… and Tuff Crew for ‘Hurt U So’ 🙂

Really enjoyed putting this one together, so I hope you enjoy listening. I had genuinely forgotten how good these tracks are – not to mention the ones that sampled them… high time to dust off my ‘92 collection and have an old skool rinse-out 🙂

Unique 3 – The Theme
The House Crew – All We Wanna Do (Is Dance)
Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You
Intelligent Hoodlum – Arrest The President
Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’
Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off
Run DMC – I’m Not Going Out Like That
Run DMC – Run’s House
London Posse – Money Mad
Ice-T – Colors
Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
Chill Rob G – Court Is Now In Session
Public Enemy – Can’t Truss it
NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
Eric B & Rakim – Lyrics Of Fury
Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line
Organised Konfusion – Fudge Pudge
Ultramagnetic MCs – Give The Drummer Some
Ultramagnetic MCs – Critical Beatdown
Ultramagnetic MCs – Poppa Large
Big Daddy Kane – Raw
Eric B & Rakim – Follow The Leader
Eric B & Rakim – Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em
>>> Public Enemy – Caught, Can We Get A Witness?
Public Enemy – Welcome To The Terrordome
Paris – Make Way For A Panther
MC Duke – I’m Riffin’
MC Duke/MC Merlin/Cutmaster Swift – Freestyle Part 1
>>> Public Enemy – Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos
Gunshot – Battle Creek Brawl
Hardnoise – Untitled
Tuff Crew – Hittin’ Hard Balls
SUAD – Rest In Peace (Rap Will Never)
Paris – The Devil Made Me Do It
Public Enemy – Night of The Living Baseheads…

Selectabwoy – Mid-90s Hip-Hop/R&B Mix (For The Junglist Sample Spotters)


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Selectabwoy :- “I’ve had this mix in mind since hearing the Sing Time sample in Mary J’s ‘Be Happy’ leap out at me while shopping for paint in Wilko several years ago. A selection of golden era hip-hop and R&B gems, all of them (with one exception*) sampled on various jungle/DnB tracks in the mid-90s. Some are subtle, others, notably ‘How High’, were sampled to death. I’ll add that although most of these tracks I’ve known and loved for years, a few were new to me, hunted down for this purpose. Hope you enjoy, please leave me a comment if you’re feeling it… I could do with some motivation to work on similar mixes for hardcore/rave and breakbeat samples that I have vaguely sketched out :-)”

Tracklist:

Alkaholiks – The Next Level
Aldo Vanucci – When I See You Smile
(*Note that this is a cover, it was Singing Sweet’s original version that was sampled by Rude Bwoy Monty)
Erick Sermon – Bomdigi
Redman – Journey Throo The Darkness
Redman & Method Man – How High (Remix)
Mary J Blige – Be Happy
Super Cat feat. Method Man – Scalp Dem (Wu-Tang Remix)
Method Man – Release Yo’ Delf
Buckshot – Who Got Da Props?
Tim Dog feat. KRS-One – I Get Wrecked
KRS One – Hip-Hop vs. Rap
>>> Soul II Soul – Back To Life (acapella)
Notorious B.I.G. – Gimme The Loot
Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Pt.II
>>> Mobb Deep – Trife Life
Mobb Deep – Survivial Of The Fittest
Mad Skillz – The Nod Factor
Big L – Put It On
Smif n’ Wessun – Bucktown
Mary J Blige – My Love
Queen Latifah – Princess Of The Posse
Sweet Sable – Old Time’s Sake…