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NEW MIX: Classic Material ‘The Breaks of ’89’

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The third mix in the ‘Classic Material ‘The Breaks’ series is here. It’s been quite some time since the last edition, but these are something of a labor of love and something I really only find time to work on in between other work. Anyway, the latest edition picks up where ‘The Breaks of ’88’ left off, reconstructing iconic hip hop tracks released in 1989 from their constituent sample material. The mix premiered on We Funk Radio this weekend and is now also available to purchase on Bandcamp (link below). This one’s a little longer than previous editions and so it’s divided into two parts for Bandcamp. The complete uninterrupted mix will go up on Mixcloud later this week. Bandcamp stream and full track list (with sample credits!) below:

1. Pink Floyd – ‘Time’ (1973) [Sampled in 3rd Bass – ‘Steppin to the A.M’ (1989)]
2. Gary Wright – ‘Dream Weaver’ (1975) [Sampled in 3rd Bass – ‘Wordz of Wisdom’ (1989)]
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. M.F.S.B – ‘Zack’s Fanfare’ (1973) [Sampled in Black, Rock & Ron’s – ‘Stop The World’ (1989)] 
4. Yvonne Fair – ‘Let Your Hair Down (1975)’ [Sampled in Biz Markie – ‘Check It Out’ (1989)]
5. 8th Day – ‘She’s Not Just Another Woman’ (1971)’ [Sampled in Biz Markie – ‘She’s Not Just Another Woman (Monique) (1989)]
6. Player – ‘Baby Come Back’ (1977) [Sampled in Biz Markie – ‘Things Get a Little Easier’ (1989)]
7. The Eagles – ‘Those Shoes’ (1979) [Sampled in Beastie Boys – ‘High Plains Drifter’ (1989)]
8. Alice Cooper – ‘It’s Hot Tonight’ (1977) [Sampled in Beastie Boys – ‘What Comes Around’ (1989)]
9. Incredible Bongo Band – ‘Last Bongo In Belgium’ (1973) [Sampled in Beastie Boys – ‘Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun’ (1989)]
10. Detroit Emeralds – ‘Baby Let Me Take You (In My Arms)’ (1972) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Say No Go’ (1989)]
11. Eric Burdon & War – ‘Magic Mountain’ (1970) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Potholes in My Lawn’ (1989)]
12. Edwin Starr – ‘Easin In’ (1974) [Sampled in Tone Loc – ‘Loc’ed After Dark’ (1989)]
13. Sly & The Family Stone – ‘Poet’ (1971) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Description’ (1989)]
14. Eric B & Rakim – ‘I Ain’t No Joke’ (1987) [Sampled in Gang Starr – ‘DJ Premier in Deep Concentration’ (1989)]
15. Kool & The Gang – ‘Summer Madness’ (1974) [Sampled in Gang Starr – ‘DJ Premier in Deep Concentration’ (1989)]
16. Double Trouble – ‘Stoop Rap’ (1983) [Sampled in Gang Starr – ‘DJ Premier in Deep Concentration’ (1989)]
17. The Meters – ‘Hand Clapping Song’ (1970) [Sampled in Gang Starr – ‘DJ Premier in Deep Concentration’ (1989)]
18. Billy Stewart – ‘Summer Time’ (1965) [Sampled in Gang Starr – ‘DJ Premier in Deep Concentration’ (1989)]
19. Ben E King – ‘What Is Soul’ (1967) [Sampled in Stereo MCs – ‘What Is Soul?’ (1989)]
20. Joe Cocker – ‘Woman to Woman’ (1972) [Sampled in EPMD – ‘Knick Knack Paddy Wack’ (1989)]
21. Melvin Bliss – ‘Synthetic Substitution’ (1973) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Potholes in My Lawn (1989)]
22. Brother Soul – ‘Cookies’ (1974) [Sampled in De La Soul – Potholes in My Lawn (1989)]
23. James Brown – ‘It’s A New Day So Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (1971) [Sampled in D.O.C – ‘It’s Funky Enough’ (1989)]
24. Foster Sylvers – ‘Misdemeanor’ (1973) [Sampled in D.O.C – ‘It’s Funky Enough’ (1989)]
25. Charlie Parker & Miles Davis – ‘A Night In Tunisia’ (1961) [Sampled in Gang Starr – ‘Manifest’ (1989)]
26. James Brown – ‘Bring It Up (Hipster’s Avenue) (1967) [Sampled in Gang Starr – ‘Manifest’ (1989)]
27. Baby Huey – ‘Hard Times’ (1971) [Sampled in Chill Rob G – ‘Ride The Rhythm’ (1989)]
28. Kool & The Gang – ‘N.T’ (1971) [Sampled in Chill Rob G – ‘Let Me Show You’ (1989)]
29. James Brown  – ‘The Boss’ (1973) [Sampled in Chill Rob G – “Let Me Show You’ (1989)]
30. Average White Band feat Ben E King – ‘Get It Up For Love’ (1977) [Sampled in Def Jef – God Made Me Funky’ (1989)]
31. Ripple – ‘A Funky Song’ (1973) [Sampled in Def Jef – God Made Me Funky’ (1989)]
32. Funky 4 + 1 – ‘Feel It (The Mexican) (1983) [Sampled in Def Jef – God Made Me Funky’ (1989)]
33. The Stylistics – ‘People Make The World Go Round’ (1971) [Sampled in EPMD – ‘It Wasn’t Me It Was The Fame’ (1989)]
34. David Bowie – ‘Fame’ (1975) [Sampled in EPMD – ‘It Wasn’t Me It Was The Fame’ (1989)]
35. David Bromberg – ‘Sharon’ (1972) [Sampled in Beastie Boys – ‘Johnny Ryall’ (1989)]
36. Afrika Bambaataa & James Brown – ‘Unity Part 2′ (1984) [Sampled in Beastie Boys – ‘Shake Your Rump’ (1989)]
37. Ronnie Laws – ‘Tell Me Something Good’ (1975) [Sampled in Beastie Boys – ‘Shake Your Rump’ (1989)]
38.  Donny Hathaway – ‘Magnificent Century Band’ (1971) [Sampled in Beastie Boys – ‘Johnny Ryall’ (1989)]
39. Desmond Dekker – ‘007 (Shanty Town) (1967) [Sampled in Special Ed – ‘I’m The Magnificent’ (1989)]
40. Dave & Ansell Collins – ‘Double Barrel’ (1971) [Sampled in Special Ed – ‘I’m The Magnificent’ (1989)]
41. Lyn Collins – ‘Think (About It)’ (1972) [Sampled in Special Ed – ‘I’m The Magnificent’ (1989)]
42. Grover Washington Jr – ‘Mister Magic’ (1975) [Sampled in Heavy D & The Boyz – ‘You Ain’t Heard Nuttin Yet’ (1989)]
43. Redd Holt Unlimited – ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ (1975) [Sampled in BDP – ‘Gimme Dat, (Woy)’ (1989)]
44. Soul II Soul – ‘Fairplay’ (1989) [Sampled in EPMD – ‘So Wat Cha Sayin’ (1989)]
45. B.T Express – ‘If It Don’t Turn You On (You Oughta Leave It Alone)’ (1974) [Sampled in EPMD – ‘So Wat Cha Sayin’ (1989)]
46. Funkadelic – ‘One Nation Under a Groove’ (1978) [Sampled in EPMD – ‘So Wat Cha Sayin’ (1989)]
47. Public Enemy – ‘Public Enemy No.1′ (1987) [Sampled in EPMD – ‘So Wat Cha Sayin’ (1989)]
48. Aretha Franklin – ‘Rock Steady’ (1971) [Sampled in EPMD – ‘I’m Housin’ (1989)]
49. EPMD – ‘It’s My Thing’ (1987) [Sampled in EPMD – ‘I’m Housin’ (1989)]
50. The Meters – ‘Sing A Simple Song’ (1969) [Sampled in 3rd Bass – ‘Product of the Environment (Project Remix) (1989)]
51. Maceo & The Macks – ‘Soul Power 74′ (1974) [Sampled in 3rd Bass – ‘Product of the Environment (Project Remix) (1989)]
52. LL Cool J – ‘I’m Bad’ (1987) [Sampled in 3rd Bass – ‘Product of the Environment (Project Remix) (1989)]
53. Lyn Collins – ‘We Want to Parrty, Parrty, Parrty’ (1973) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘3 is The Magic Number (Chad Jackson Remix) (1989)]
54. Tommy Roe – ‘Dizzy’ (1969) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘3 is The Magic Number (Chad Jackson Remix) (1989)]
55. Sly Stone – ‘Crossword Puzzle’ (1975) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Say No Go’ (1989)]
56. The Emotions – ‘Best of My Love’ (1977) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Say No Go’ (1989)]
57. The Mad Lads – ‘No Strings Attached’ (1969) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Change In Speak’ (1989)]
58. The Emotions – ‘I Like It’ (1969) [Sampled in 3rd Bass feat Zev Love X – ‘Gas Face’ (1989)]
59. 20th Century Steel Band – ‘Heaven & Hell’ (1989) [Sampled in 3rd Bass – ‘Soul in the Hole’ (1989)]
60. Freedom – ‘Get Up And Dance’ (1974) [Sampled in BDP – ‘You Must Learn (Live From the Caucus Mountains Remix) (1989)]
61. L.T.D – ‘(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again’ (1977) [Sampled in Gang Starr – ‘Here Is the Proof’ (1989)]
62. Public Enemy – ‘Night of the Living Baseheads’ (1988) [Sampled in Gang Starr – ‘Here Is the Proof’ (1989)]
63. People’s Choice – ‘I Likes To Do It’ (1971) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Tread Water’]
64. Hall & Oates – ‘I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)’ (1981) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Say No Go’ (1989)]
65. Sly Stone – ‘Crossword Puzzle’ (1975) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Say No Go’ (1989)]
66. The Emotions – ‘Best of My Love’ (1977) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Say No Go’ (1989)]
67. Funkadelic – ‘(Not Just) Knee Deep’ (1979) [Sampled in De La Soul – ‘Me Myself and I’ (1989)]
68. Big John Hamilton – ‘Big Bad John’ (1968) [Sampled in Big Daddy Kane – ‘Warm It Up, Kane’ (1989)]
69. Bernard Hermann – ‘The Murder’ (1960) [Sampled in Beastie Boys – ‘Egg Man’]

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