George Feely’s Top 10 Samples in Dance Music


George Feely’s Top 10 Samples in Dance Music

We first came across George Feely last year when we premiered his brilliant track Munch N Giggles from Wavey Records excellent Tastemakers compilation. Since then he has been crafting a brilliant career with top class releases on Henry Street and a series of tasty remixes for one of the current hottest labels out there TheBasement Disco’s.

His latest release see’s him land on another of House Music’s legendary labels Nervous with a brilliant track Stanley’s Disco. It’s an absolute stomper of a disco house track.

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To celebrate the release we asked George to put together a list of his top 10 all time favourite samples in dance music. It’s a superb list packed with incredible samples which have been reimagined and reworked to perfection.

George Feely’s Top 10 Samples in Dance Music

1. “The Funk Phenomena” – Armand Van Helden

Samples: “Don’t Throw My Love Around” – Cooly’s Hot Box / “How High” – Method Man & Redman

One of my all time favourite records. Armand flaunts his incredible sampling skills by blending a simple disco loop with a 1 hit hip hop vocal, to create one of New York’s most easily recognised house tracks.

2. “Raw Cuts #2” – Motor City Drum Ensemble

Sample: “This Feelin” – Frank Hooker & The Positive People

An edit that never leaves my record bag. MCDE turns this 80’s sample on it’s head and causes damage on the dancefloor while doing it.

3. “It’s Just” – Leon Vynehall

Sample: “Don’t Say Goodnight” – The Isley Brothers

Listen closely or you’ll miss it. One of the most genius pieces of sampling I’ve ever heard!

Also, check out J Dilla’s flip of the same sample on “So Far To Go”.

4. “Music For You” – Stacy Kidd

Samples: “Get On The Funk Train” – Munich Machine / “Hateful Head Helen” – Hateful Head Helen

Similar to that of “The Funk Phenomena”, Stacy Kidd loops this uplifting disco sample with one seriously catchy vocal. An absolute favourite of mine.

5. “Right Here Right Now” – Fatboy Slim

Sample: “Ashes, the Rain and I” – James Gang

When you listen to the original and hear what Norman Cook did to it, you’ll understand why he’s one of the best to ever do it. The entire album is a sample masterpiece.

6. “It’s the Inside That Counts” – Phil Weeks

Sample – “Dreamin'” – Loleatta Holloway

Perfectly chopped up on his MPC. This vocal pieces together one of the biggest house tracks in recent years.

7. “Breathe” – The Prodigy

Sample: “Da Mystery of Chessboxin'” – Wu Tang Clan

A little different to my usual style. But who doesn’t love a good Prodigy banger? Liam Howlett layers the Wu Tang’s iconic sword sounds over one of the crunchiest basslines ever created.

8. “Pick Up” – DJ Koze

Samples: “Neither One Of Us” – Gladys Knight & The Pips / “Pick Me Up I’ll Dance” – Melba Moore

Both samples have been reworked countless times, but never like this! DJ Koze’s anthem became an instant classic and one that will keep me dancing happily for a long time!

9. “Spinal Scratch” – Thomas Bangalter

Sample: “The World Is A Ghetto” – George Benson

This 1 bar guitar loop should get boring after 6 minutes. But it just doesn’t. All these years later and it still hits as hard as it did in 1996.

10. “Big Love” – Pete Heller

Sample: “Wear It Out” – Stargard

Last, but certainly not least. This filtered sample gives a French feel to one of the biggest dance tracks of all time.

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