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NEW MIX: CAR BOOT ADVENTURES – Original Samples Mix for @BreakinBreadLDN Podcast

CBA cover

Back in the mid 90s I got DJ Muro’s King of Diggin’ mixtape and it blew my mind – it was a mix of rare original samples that had been sampled on hip hop records using only original pressings – no compilations, no bootlegs. This was back when there was no internet, no youtube, no whosampled, so the effort put in to get these records was pretty astounding.

What I’ve done is a tribute to Muro’s tapes and others like it from Kon & Amir and Ken Sport where I mix up original samples (and some unused gems) that I’ve found over the years from scouring through car boot sales, charity shops and thrift stores worldwide. Expect to hear the originals from people like MF Doom, Kanye, De La, 9th Wonder and so much more… here it is – Car Boot Adventures aka Oxfam Jams aka Chazza Shop Gold!




Daft Punk: The Samples mixed by Chris Read

I like my house samples and Chris Read has knocked it out the park with this one for the website Who Sampled – a selection of the original source materials for some Daft Punk classics. Go to the Who Sampled site for the track by track breakdown. ENJOY!!


DJ Spin Doctor – Brakes Is High (De La Soul samples mix)


I’ve not put anything on this blog for a looooong time – apologies for the hiatus! Let’s get back into it with this mix from The Doctor’s Orders’ Spin Doctor going through De La Soul’s back catalogue and playing the original samples alongside on some break to the beat business. I’ve always fancied doing a De La breaks mix but now I don’t have to.

While we’re talking about De La Soul and samples check out Maseo on Twitter (@DeLaSoulsDugout) – on the last couple of Fridays Maseo and @whosampled play a game of #namethedelasample – good, clean, nerdy fun so get involved!



Used Vol 1 – 6: Original breaks mixes from @iamfakeblood

Fake Blood has recently put out the final volume of his breaks series and I’ve got to say it’s tip top. He’s going through a lot of the originals to all your favourite raps, mainly from the 90s era and doing nice doubles to catch those special bits. I like to think I know breaks but there’s a few things on here that are new to me. All originals, no compilations. Respect to Fake Blood.

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Volume 4

Volume 5

Volume 6

The Left Rev Mc D. – Songs that sample ‘Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse’

Eugene McDaniels’ 1971 album ‘Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse’ is one of my all time favourite favourites. I won’t go into details on it as Cosmo Baker does a pretty good job in this write up. As well as it being an excellent record it’s also been sampled pretty heavily so as we lost Eugene this week I did a quick mix this afternoon of all the records I can think of that have used it as a tribute. Are there any others that I left out? Let me know.

That’s not an original copy of Headless Heroes in that photo. I used to have a shady bootleg of the album that had half the instruments missing but I replaced that with the official repress from about 10 years ago.

There’s a reference to grandmothers on two of the records so I’ll dedicate this in loving memory to my grandmother Estella.

  • ATCQ – People’s Instinctive interlude
  • Organized Konfusion – Black Sunday
  • Gravediggaz – Nowhere To Run
  • De La Soul – Having a Ball (that Jagger the Dagger loop is pretty relentless…)
  • The Beatnuts – Third of The Trio
  • Quasimoto – Return of the Loop Digga
  • Headless Heroes
  • Beastie Boys – Get It Together (Buckwild Remix)
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Soul Brother #1
  • Pete Rock & CL Smooth – Act Like You Know
  • Krispy 3 – Pop Like Bubblegum
  • Eric B & Rakim – Pass The Hand Grenade
  • Cherrystones (This isn’t on HHotA, it’s from the album before but I like it so it went on. Also, I’m playing this at +8 as that what’s speed it’s at on a Ken Sport tape I used to listen to that a lot)

Sleazy Listening Vol 2 – DJ Wax On

Here’s a midweek special for you – the latest mix from DJ Wax On of casual jazz-funk and soul. Of course, this is high grade stuff – as Phife said, I don’t promote no junk. Enjoy and don’t forget to check out his little corner of the internet for all sorts of treats.


01. Love So Fine – The Blackbyrds
02. Loran’s Dance – Grover Washington Jr.
03. Breezin’ – George Benson
04. Can’t Say Goodbye – Bobby Caldwell
05. Fly Over The Horizon – Azymuth
06. Funky Situation – The Commodores
07. Thoughts Of Old Flames – Pleasure
08. Hope That We Can Be Together Soon – Stanley Turrentine
09. Actions Speak Louder Than Words – Chocolate Milk
10. Gotta Learn How To Dance – The Fatback Band
11. Mystic Voyage – Roy Ayers
12. Sweet Sticky Thing – Ohio Players
13. I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You – Leon Haywood
14. When I’m Gone – The Jones Girls
15. Elevate Our Minds – Linda Williams
16. Inside My Love – Minnie Riperton
17. Strawberry Letter 23 – The Brothers Johnson
18. You Give Me Some Emotion – Webster Lewis
19. Mellow Mellow – Lowrell
20. If It Moves You – Hi-Tension
21. Land Of Passion – Hubert Laws
22. I’d Rather Be With You – Boots Collins
23. I Heard That – Quincy Jones
24. Holding You, Loving You – Don Blackman


DJ Hudson “Family First” Smooth and mellow soul selection

A new mix focusing on mellow, laidback soul from way back when. There’s not much else to say really – download, put it on and kick back with a brew (or even two).

One of these days I’ll do a mix only using music from this century, I promise.


  1. Try Love Again – Natural Four
  2. 90% of Me Is You – Vanessa Kendrick
  3. Trying To Get Next To You – Arnold Blair
  4. Here I Go Again – Jean Plum
  5. Lovely Lady – Vernon Burch
  6. Shake It Up – The Vibrations
  7. Here Comes The Sun – Eugene Record
  8. I Don’t Know – Leon Ware & Syreeta
  9. Superpeople – The Notations
  10. If Only I Could Prove To You – The 3 Pieces
  11. Look What You’ve Done For Me – Al Green
  12. Now The Bitter, Now The Sweet – The Supremes
  13. Hollywood Dreaming – Father’s Children
  14. We Had a Love So Strong – Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
  15. Mr Welfare Man – Gladys Knight & The Pips
  16. A Piece of The Action – Mavis Staples
  17. Rainbow On The Ground – Creative Source
  18. Freaky (To You) Pt 1 – Sweet Stuff
  19. Harvest For The World (Prelude) – The Isley Bros.
  20. What You See Is What You Get – The Dramatics
  21. Can’t Hide Love – Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick

DOWNLOAD “Family First” Soul Selection

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