• kingof9x

    I really enjoyed this article. Thanks for putting it together. I love finding where a sample came from, and all the ways different artists have used it.

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  • DJ MarkFace

    Hey guys awesome post, these are very influential samples!


    Damn awesome post most of those I Love Fatboy Slim!

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  • JB

    Fingers Inc – Can You Feel It

    Nasty Habits aka Doc Scott – Liquid Fingers:

    Oh yes indeed!

  • indust

    Truly eye opening article and great comments here. Thanks for this!

  • Ziller

    First, and only time so far, I heard ‘Can You Feel It’ sample was in Orkidea’s ‘remix’ of Madeon https://soundcloud.com/orkidea/madeon-icarus-orkideas

  • DJBNaut

    Just a bit of FYI that I found interesting…there is a website dedicated to the art of sampling and who-sampled-what at http://www.whosampled.com .

    They even have a chart dedicated to who samples other artists the most and what original artist / song is most sampled by other people. It’s worth a look if you get stuck with a situation where you end up thinking to yourself, “Damn. I know I heard that same melody before, but I can’t think of who did it first.”

  • Tom Dietl

    Jaydee – Plastic Dreams out ’92 ! I miss this one here, it got sampled a lot in the 90s – early 2k in European house.

    • Tom Dietl

      …and of course: The Orb – A Huge Ever Growing Pulsating Brain That Rules From The Centre Of The Ultraworld

      • Tom Dietl

        ..and hey! Where’s Kraftwerk!!?? What would Detroit be without?
        And I miss Yello too )-,

  • Zain

    Amazing article Dan, good job. Really interesting and brings back little things my brain hadn’t played with in a while.


    Seriously? MK DUB OF DUB is a REMIX of Push the feeling on….and the best one BTW 🙂
    And this is probably the best use for “Move your body”
    (produced by Tood Terry)
    And a Smashing remix by HItmen

  • DJ_ForcedHand

    I think M/A/R/R/S “Put the needle on the Record” and “Pump up the Volume” (from Pump up the Volume) samples should have been in there somewhere. I think it still holds the record for most remixed/sampled song:

    • Tom Dietl

      yo…definitely (-,

  • Dylan

    “Damn son where’d you find this?”

  • TiddelTech

    Mr Oizo – Flat beat, heard those sounds in many tracks

  • Flo

    First one’s riddim totally explains where Riva Starr’s “Tribute” comes from…

  • Signal Jam

    Nightcrawlers didn’t sample Robin S, they both used the “Organ” preset on the Korg M1.

  • Guest

    Does anybody know where i can find the famous vocal sample in “Rock Da Funky Beats (or Beat)” by Chuck D; the part where he says: “If y’all really like to rock da funky beats, beats, beats funky beats”?

    • needforseeed

      Public Enemy – Caught, Can We Get A Witness?

      there you go 🙂

      • Guest


  • Redselecter

    Ummmm… the Chuck Roberts vocal in Can You Feel It is actually the acapella of Rhythm Control’s “My House” and was added later as a remix to the Fingers original.

  • Der Langhaarige

    How could you forget HIGHER STATE OF CONCIOUSNESS? Probably one of the most sampled tracks ever!

    (Also I remember owning that MICKEY MOUSE DISCO album on tape when I was a kid.)

  • RolfSki

    Fatboy Slim actually sampled the Praise You voice from Camille Yarbrough – Take Yo’ Praise (1975): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGQbtyctPmE

  • chris

    j my 2 cents


    • chris


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  • RootGinger

    The most famous is surely the Amen break from the song Amen Brother, staple of early Hip Hop, Hardcore and Jungle tracks and must be the most used sample of all time.

  • 3breadt

    Another take on Can You Feel It by Carte Blanche

  • TonmeisterJones

    For hip-hop samples, check out Funktuall’s YouTube channel. This guy seems to know them all… And of course, no conversation about sampling could be complete without mentioning the Amen break.


  • Jim

    Eric Prydz “Call on Me” is cool.

    • Jim

      Just to follow up, it seems like a lot of older stuff had so much more melody. I like modern EDM but it seems it has been taken over the by the computer wiz kids who are more sound engineers than actual musicians. Oh well, rant over.

      • p12

        haha, this was random…

      • decon

        what…. broaden your taste, listen to IDM and glitch music. http://www.bleep.com is good place to start 🙂

      • DJ_ForcedHand

        Yeah, if you listen to older tunes, a lot of the music doesn’t fall on the downbeat at 4:4. While 4:4 is great for the dance floor, it doesn’t give the groove that soul is all about. Remember: “It’s not the notes you play, it’s the notes you don’t play.” -Miles Davis AND “Music is the space between the notes.” -Claude Debussy

        Swing adds life.