Classic Material: ‘The Breaks of 87’ Mixed by Chris Read

BREAKS87A continuation of sorts from the Diary mixtape and Classic Material mix series, ‘The Breaks of …’ revisits the chronological theme of those mixes, this time reconstructing classic hip hop from the year in question utilising only the original sample material. Originally released on Limited Edition Cassette in the summer of 2013, I thought it was about time these mixes got an airing online. Artwork by John Brotherhood in tribute to the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series, the original sampled breaks collection. I hope you enjoy!

Tracklist and sample credits below:

1. Geoffrey Sumner – Train Sequence (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness – The Cold Cut Remix))
2. Fancy – Feel Good (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Move The Crowd (Beatmix by the Democratic 3 feat. DJ Slack))
3. Beatles – Hey Jude (Interpolated by BDP – Criminal Minded)
4. Trouble Funk – Let’s Get Small (Sampled by BDP – Criminal Minded)
5. Yellowman – Zungguzungguzungguzeng (Sampled by BDP – Remix for P Is Free)
6. Funkadelic – Good Ole Music (Sampled by Jungle Brothers – Jimbrowski)
7. Jimmie Walker – The Black Prince Has Arrived (Sampled by Jungle Brothers – Jimbrowski)
8. Barry White – I’m Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Move The Crowd (Beatmix by the Democratic 3 feat. DJ Slack))
9. Little Richard – Tutti Frutti (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Move The Crowd (Beatmix by the Democratic 3 feat. DJ Slack))
10. Chocolate Milk – Action Speaks Louder Than Words (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Move The Crowd (Beatmix by the Democratic 3 feat. DJ Slack))
11. Rammelzee & K Rob – Beat Bop (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Move The Crowd (Beatmix by the Democratic 3 feat. DJ Slack))
12. Dennis Edwards – Don’t Look Any Further (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full)
13.Ofra Haza – Im In’Alu (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness – The Cold Cut Remix))
14. James Brown – Hot Pants (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness – The Cold Cut Remix))
15. Fausto Papetti – Love’s Theme (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – As The Rhyme Goes On)
16. Genesis – Tonight, Tonight, Tonight (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – As The Rhyme Goes On (Pumpin’ The Turbo – Chad Jay In Effect))
17. Freda Payne – Unhooked Generation (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – As The Rhyme Goes On (Pumpin’ The Turbo – Chad Jay In Effect) and JVC Force – Strong Island)
18. Lyn Collins – We Want To Parrty, Parrty, Parrty (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness – The Cold Cut Remix))
19. Manzell – Midnight Theme (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Move The Crowd (Beatmix by the Democratic 3 feat. DJ Slack))
20. James Brown – Talkin’ Loud And Sayin’ Nothin’ (Sampled by Run DMC – Beats To The Rhyme)
21. Bob James – Nautilus (Sampled by Run DMC – Beats To The Rhyme)
22. Funkadelic – You’ll Like It Too (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)
23. The Jackson  5 – I Want You Back (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul (Double Trouble Remix))
24. Kool & The Gang – Funky Stuff (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul (Double Trouble Remix))
25. Bobby Byrd – I Know You Got Soul (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)
26. Bobby Byrd – I’m Coming (Hot Pants) (Sampled by Big Daddy Kane – Raw)
27. The JBs – The Grunt (Part 1) (Sampled Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause)
28. The Soul Children – I Don’t Know What This World Is Coming To (Sampled Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause)
29. James Brown – Get Up Offa That Thing (Sampled Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause)
30. Esther Williams – Last Night Changed It All (Interpolated by BDP – Super Hoe)
31. James Brown – Don’t Tell It (Sampled by BDP – Poetry)
32. Captain Sky – Super Sporm (Sampled by BDP – Super Hoe)
33. Bar Kays – Son Of Shaft (Sampled by Bomb The Bass – Beat Dis)
34. Heatwave – The Groove Line (Interpolated by Public Enemy – Sophisticated Bitch)
35. First Choice – Love Thang (Sampled by BDP – Word From Our Sponsor)
36. Fred Wesley & The JBs – Blow Your Head (Sampled by Public Enemy – Public Enemy Number One)
37. Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle (Sampled by Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz)
38. Roxanne Shante & Biz Markie – Def Fresh Crew (Sampled by Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz)
39. James Brown – Sex Machine (Live) (Sampled by Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz)
40. Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache (Sampled by Biz Markie – Nobody Beats The Biz)
41. Pink Floyd – The Happiest Days Of Our Lives (Sampled by EPMD – It’s My Thing)
42. The Whole Darn Family – Seven Minutes Of Funk (Sampled by EPMD – It’s My Thing)
43. Marva Whitney – It’s My Thing (Sampled by EPMD – It’s My Thing)

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About musicofsubstance

A collector of hip hop, funk, soul, boogie and related beats and jazz based music since the late eighties. Came to prominence as a club DJ through involvement in Substance (one of the UK's largest and longest running hip hop and funk nights) and a 2 year spell as mix DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra. In recent years a steady output of high profile mix albums has allowed me to DJ worldwide. Currently compiling a series of mix albums for the BBE label and producing an album for BBC New Urban Music Bursary award winning 7 piece jazz / soul outfit 'Maylight'.
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