Lazy Sunday – The Samples of Sims

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the lazy sunday, a mix and a day at home

A smart mixtape that breaks the samples used in the biggest Hip Hop tracks

It’s Sunday and for some months now, every Sunday, we offer you in the Lazy Sunday Mix, a new mixtape that we have carefully selected just for your pleasure and for our of course. We are like this at Cb… Vinyl Record Art, we love to share good things with friends.

Today we offer you a Hip Hop mixtape. Another Hip Hop mix you would say? Yes, that’s right, Hip Hop again, but this time, we offer you a mixtape that we qualify as smart!

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The use of samples is an art, even a science. It’s about to take a small piece of an existing track and use it to make another one with. Hip Hop songs are full of samples. Sometimes recognizable from the first listening, sometimes not! Sims, DJ and active member of the NOw FUTUR collective (events planner and radio show on Rinse), draws our attention to the art of sample and to the technology it requires.

In his mixtape simply called “Sims Samples”, Sims highlights the original tracks used as sample in the most famous Hip Hop tracks. He first plays the original track and then the Hip Hop one. We can see how “Lou Reed – Walking On The Wild Side” is used as a sample for “A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It”, how “Gwen McRae – Rockin Chair” is used as a sample for “Blazhay Blazhay – Danger”, how “Michael Jackson – Human Nature” is used as a sample for “Nas – It Is not Hard To Tell”, etc.

As we said, a smart mix that only confirms what Lavoisier used to say: “Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed”.

– Press play and enjoy your Lazy Sunday –

Tracklist
1 – DONALD BYRD – Places And Spaces (at 0.06)
2 – PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH – All The Places (at 1.06)
3 – MINNIE RIPPERTON – Inside My Love (at 2.31)
4 – A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – Lyrics To Go (at 3.07)
5 – DAVEY DEX – Get On Down (at 5.19)
6 – WU-TANG CLAN – Method Man (at 6.19)
7 – PATRICE RUSHEN – Settle For My Love (at 6.34)
8 – SHYHEIM – Shaolin Style (at 8.08)
9 – DONNY HATTAWAY – Little Ghetto Boy (at 9.33)
10 – DR.DRE Feat SNOOP DOGG – Lil’Ghetto Boy (at 10.04)
11 – THE MAIN INGREDIENT – Summer Breeze (at 11.32)
12 – NOTORIOUS BIG – Things Done Changed (at 12.32)
13 – HOWARD ROBERTS – Dirty Old Bossa Nova (at 13.57)
14 – A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – Jam (at 14.49)
15 – DEBARGE – I Like It (at 16.30)
16 – GRAND PUBA – I Like It (at 17.31)
17 – CAL TJADER – Never My Love (at 19.15)
18 – GEORGE BENSON – Face It Boy, It’s Over (at 19.32)
19 – ED O.G & Da BULLDOGS – Love Comes & Goes (at 19.59)
20 – AHMAD JAMAL TRIO – Dolphin Dance (at 22.37)
21 – COMMON – Resurection (at 22.44)
22 – THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS – Danger ! She’s A Stranger (at 24.28)
23 – OUTKAST – Two Dope Boyz In A Cadillac (at 25.18)
24 – GWEN MCCRAE – Rockin Chair (at 27.51)
25 – BLAZHAY BLAZHAY – Danger (at 29.15)
26 – JERU THE DAMAJA – Come Clean (at 30.53)
27 – SAM & DAVE – Rich Kind Of Poverty (at 30.54)
28 – ONYX – Slam (at 32.07)
29 – THE MOHAWKS – The Champ (at 33.15)
30 – LOU REED – Walking On The Wild Side (at 34.27)
31 – A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – Can I Kick It (at 35.11)
32 – DOROTHY ASHBY – Canto De Ossanha (at 37.00)
33 – PHIFE DAWG – Ben Dova (at 37.48)
34 – TRACY CHAPMAN – Fast Car (at 39.50)
35 – NICE & SMOOTH – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow (at 40.22)
36 – SYL JOHNSON – Different Strokes (at 41.33)
37 – WU-TANG CLAN – Shame On A Nigga (at 42.25)
38 – THELONIOUS MONK – Black And Tan Fantasy (at 44.10)
39 – DONALD BYRD – Wind Parade (at 44.11)
40 – BLACK MOON – Buck Em Down (at 45.30)
41 – ISLEY BROTHERS – Make Me Say It Again Girl (at 46.57)
42 – NAUGHTY BY NATURE – Hip Hop Hooray (at 47.43)
43 – ERNIE HINES – Our Generation (at 49.05)
44 – PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH – Straighten It Out (at 49.54)
45 – JEAN PLUM – Here I Go Again (at 51.16)
46 – MOBB DEEP – Win Or Lose (at 52.13)
47 – AL KOOPER – Love Theme (at 53.40)
48 – ALCHEMIST – Hold U Down (at 53.42)
49 – JERRY BUTLER – I M Your Mechanical Man (at 56.55)
50 – METHOD MAN – Bring The Pain (at 58.19)
51 – NINJA MAN – Test The High Power (at 59.35)
52 – BARRINGTON LEVY – Black Roses (at 59.58)
53 – PACEWON – Any Champion (at 1.00.24)
54 – CRIS WILLIAMSON – Shine On Straight Arrow (at 1.01.28)
55 – JAYLIB – The Red (at 1.02.14)
56 – CATALYST – Uzuri (at 1.03.54)
57 – FAB 5 – Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka (at 1.04.14)
58 – GEORGE BENSON – Face It Boy, It’s Over (at 1.06.32)
59 – PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH – I Get Physical (at 1.07.14)
60 – STAN GETZ, LUIZ BONFA – Saudade Vem Correndo (at 1.09.21)
61 – PHARCYDE – Runnin’ (at 1.10.07)
62 – MICHAEL JACKSON – Human Nature (at 1.13.09)
63 – NAS – It Ain’t Hard To Tell (at 1.14.14)
64 – KOOL & THE GANG – N.T Parts 1&2 (at 1.14.17)
65 – BLACKBYRDS – Mysterious Vibes (at 1.15.59)
66 – PARIS – Days Of Old (at 1.16.39)
67 – GRAND FUNK RAILROAD – Nothing The Same (at 1.18.17)
68 – MASTA ACE – Music Man (at 1.18.20)
69 – SKULL SNAPS – It’s a New Day (at 1.21.16)
70 – TOWER OF POWER – Sparkling In The Sand (at 1.21.31)
71 – DIAMOND D – Sally Got a One Track Mind (at 1.22.20)
72 – ROGER – You Should Be Mine (at 1.23.37)
73 – EPMD – Crossover (at 1.24.41)

More infos:
Sims Facebook, Twitter NOw Futur, Twitter Sims, Youtube Channel

Little bonuses:

Sims, on his YouTube channel and Instagram account, shows us in small videos how samples are made. Very informative and fun, in fact, a kind of encyclopedia of hip hop sample on video, in the same style of WhoSampled but funnier!