New Mixtape: ‘ELO: The Samples’

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New guest mix for WhoSampled. Info from WhoSampled:

“The Electric Light Orchestra are among hip hop’s top 10 most sampled rock bands, the group succeeding in fusing rock and pop with experimental classical music to create memorable pop hits and epic soundscapes alike. The group’s eclectic sound has unsurprisingly found favor with a host of hip hop and dance music artists and producers including the likes of J Dilla, O.C, Will I Am, Daft Punk and the Jungle Brothers. This mixtape explores the band’s influence on the music of today via those connections.

Bassist Kelly Groucutt played on all 27 of the band’s Top 40 singles, also adding vocals to a number of the group’s popular cuts. Kelly died following a sudden heart attack in February 2009. His family now propose to memorialise his life and music with a National Heritage Blue Plaque on the former family home with the aid of a Kickstarter campaign. Some great rewards still up for grabs including unreleased material recorded by Kelly in the years before his death and an opportunity to play on a forthcoming release of unfinished material!”

1. Chris Read – Theme #3 (Scratchapella)
2. J Dilla – Flying Voices [Samples ELO – Eldorado]
3. ELO – Eldorado
4. ELO – The Whale
5. Zion I & The Grouch – Lift Me Up [Samples ELO – The Whale]
6. Common – Blue Sky [Samples ELO – Mr Blue Sky]
7. ELO – Mr Blue Sky
8. ELO – Wishing
9. Ray West & O.C – YMI [Sampled ELO – Wishing]
10. ELO – Tightrope
11. Top Choice Clique [Samples ELO – Tightrope]
12. ELO – Another Heart Breaks
13. Dead Prez – Wolves [Samples ELO – Another Heart Breaks]
14. ELO – It’s Over
15. Will.I.Am – Over [Samples ELO – It’s Over]
16. ELO – Don’t Bring Me Down
17. Jungle Brothers – Because I Got It Like That (Ultimatum Mix) [Samples ELO – Don’t Bring Me Down]
18. ELO – Evil Woman
19. Daft Punk – Face to Face [Samples ELO – Evil Woman]

ELO: The Samples mixed by Chris Read by Whosampled on Mixcloud