Classic Material: ‘The Breaks of 88’ Mixed by Chris Read

BREAKS88_FINALThe second mix in the ‘Breaks of …’ series, a 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. Parliament – Prelude (Sampled by Eazy E – Still Talkin’)
2. The Temptations – Ball Of Confusion (Interpolated by Eazy E – Eazy Duz It)
3. Rufus Thomas – Sixty Minute Man (Sampled by Eazy E – Nobody Move)
4. Yellowman – Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt (Sampled by Eazy E – Nobody Move)
5. The Niteliters – Afro Strut (Sampled by 7A3 – Hit ‘Em Again)
6. Average White Band – Schoolboy Crush (Sampled by Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)
7. Joeski Love – Pee Wee’s Dance (Sampled by EPMD – The Steve Martin)
8. Otis Redding – Let Me Come On Home (Sampled by EPMD – The Steve Martin)
9. Black Heat – Zimba Ku (Sampled by Biz Markie – Return Of The Biz Dance)
10. James Brown – The Boss (Sampled by Ultramagnetic MCs – Ego Trippin’)
11. Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution (Sampled by Ultramagnetic MCs – Ego Trippin’)
12. Isaac Hayes – Hyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalmistic (Sampled by Public Enemy – Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos)
13. Joe Tex – Papa Was Too (Sampled by EPMD – Jane)
14. Rick James – Mary Jane (Sampled by EPMD – Jane)
15. Jean Knight – Mr Big Stuff (Sampled by Eazy E – Boyz N The Hood)
16. Charles Wright – Express Yourself (Sampled by NWA – Express Yourself)
17. Roy Ayers – The Boogie Back (Sampled by NWA – Fuck The Police)
18. Eric Clapton – I Shot The Sheriff (Sampled by EPMD – Strictly Business)
19. Beastie Boys – Slow And Low (Sampled by EPMD – Let The Funk Flow)
20. JBs – (It’s Not The Express) It’s The JBs Monaurail (Sampled by EPMD – Let The Funk Flow)
21. Stanley Turrentine – Sister Sanctified (Sampled by BDP – The Philosopher)
22. The International Lutheran Laymen’s League – The Philosopher (Sampled by BDP – The Philosopher)
23. Otis Redding – Hard To Handle (Sampled by Marley Marl featuring The Juice Crew – The Symphony)
24. Billy Preston – Will It Go Round In Circles (Sampled by Stetsasonic – This Is It, Y’all (Go Stetsa II))
25. James Brown – Funky Drummer (Sampled by Kev E Kev & Ak B – Listen To The Man)
25. The Emotions – Blind Alley (Sampled by Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half Steppin’)
26. ESG – UFO (Sampled by Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half Steppin’)
27. Heatwave – Ain’t No Half Steppin’ (Sampled by Big Daddy Kane – Ain’t No Half Steppin’)
28. Sly And The Family Stone – You Can Make It If You Try (Sampled by Jungle Brothers – Because I Got It Like That)
29. James Brown – Ants In My Pants (Sampled by Public Enemy – Don’t Believe The Hype)
30. James Brown – Escapism (Sampled by Public Enemy – Don’t Believe The Hype)
31. Lyn Collins – We Want To Parrty, Parrty, Parrty (Sampled by Cash Money And Marvellous – Mighty Hard Rocker)
32. Jimmy Bo Horne – Dance Across The Floor (Sampled by Cash Money And Marvellous – Mighty Hard Rocker)
33. Funkadelic – Get Off That Ass And Jam (Sampled by Cash Money And Marvellous – Mighty Hard Rocker)
34. All The People featuring Robert Moore – Cramp Your Style (Sampled by BDP – Still Number One)
35. Lonnie Liston Smith – Expansions (Sampled by Stetsasonic – Talkin’ All That Jazz)

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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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