The Prodigy (Who Liam sampled)
RIP KFPosted 3 years ago
Otherwise known as ‘The Dirtchamber Sessions’ for anyone who doesn’t already own it 😉Posted 3 years ago
the point (.) ———————————————————> (13thfloormonk)Posted 3 years ago
thanks.Posted 3 years ago
One of the best mixes of all time.Posted 3 years ago
My copy got pinched sadly.
Youtube has a full version but should really buy a hard copy
This is still my favourite Prodigy sampled track:Posted 3 years ago
Thanks Geex, I’ve a few friends who’ll love this. Back-tracing all those must’ve taken someone a hell of a long time. Inspired me to get out with the dog and listen to some.
FWIW Dirtchamber was a mix by Liam originally for Mary Anne Hobb’s show. Didn’t he mix it in one locked room session?Posted 3 years ago
This one of those tracks i first heard on Dirtchamber Sessions, and then on DJ Shadow mixes, it’s a great track, but one where i’ve never actually been able to pin down why i love it, i think it’s the bass playing:Posted 3 years ago
Came across one of this guys Youtube videos a while back.
thought it was a good time to share (but didn’t want to derail Keith’s thread)
Yeah. I know all about dirtchamber too.
13thFM (and anyone else commenting i=on dirtchamber without watching the vids i’ve linked. watch them (or at least one) just to see how genuis Liam’s mind is. It’s insane how he had the vision to turned some of those old tracks into smaples/breakbeats and into the mndblowing tracks he has.
I don’t have a favourite Prodigy track or sample. Far too difficult to categorise like that.
Yer welcome trupton, hot_flat.Posted 3 years ago
I was sad enough when Leroy left
who knows if Liam/Maxim will continue as the Prodigy in any shape or form. I hope they do continue to create together though.
@scud. Have a listen to bug powder dust by Bomb the bass also sampled by Liam. it’s not that easy to find the proper version anymore online (or i’d have linked it for you). to me it has similar percussion to the Mexican but way better BASS!Posted 3 years ago
Agree on “out of space” can’t ever get enough of that!
Did they use any Level 42?Posted 3 years ago
Still creepyPosted 3 years ago
the point (.) ———————————————————> (13thfloormonk)
Haha, sorry, can’t listen to music at work so didn’t bother opening videos, my post meant as a sort of PSA for anyone who wasn’t aware of the Dirtchamber Sessions, which is nobody as it turns out.Posted 3 years ago
makes me want to scour ebay for an MPC and have at it (you know, without any talent obviously)Posted 3 years ago
the Mexican is a standard hip hop breakbeat. I don’t rate Liam Howlett much and I think Massive attack are better, and more musical, at sampling
plus he married a toolPosted 3 years ago
and he turned down working with Bowie
ok DadPosted 3 years ago
one bands music is “better” than anothers?Posted 3 years ago
hahha.. .this isn’t Wendyball!
i think you might have missed the point of music and taste somewhat there fingerbang.
#I love massive attack too BTW.
Don’t care who Liam married
and don’t care whether he worked with Bowie or not. Especially when I’ve no idea of the circumstances.
Lima turned down a lot of work. I’m sure he had his reasons.
90s electronica top trump handbags aside, the vids above remind me of this:
The guy has a few similar videos and whilst they’re not 100% identical it shows how it’s done. Posted 3 years ago
Bug Powder Dust is one of my all time favorite tunes. Plenty of cool remixes about of it too, last I checked it was available on spotifyPosted 3 years ago
“Don’t care who Liam married”
He called his son Ace… Presumably after Ace Rimmer.Posted 3 years ago
got a link to it Flange? The original album “clear” isn’t available offline on spotify as far as I can see.Posted 3 years ago
I recently re-bought it on CD.
Used to listen to Clear and Jilted generation back to back (on minidisc I think) in the dark 3 nights a week riding my roadbike back when they were current.
OP I’m sure you’re aware of this already if you want to disappear down a sampling wormhole 😉
plus he married a tool
and he turned down working with Bowie
Didn’t Liam marry Patsy Kensit, who was in a film with Bowie?Posted 3 years ago
Cheers for all this.Posted 3 years ago
Cool, cheers for the heads up 🙂 I’ve lost days down the sampled.com wormholePosted 3 years ago
GeexPosted 3 years ago
Thanks for that.
Nice too see you ‘mix’it up with the haters😀
The original dirtchamber session, the Breezeblock mix.
Cheers, I love this stuff. Like, I’m a massive Dust Junkys fan but pretty much the only thing anyone would ever recognise of theirs is
Which ended up being one of the most recognisable widely played samples of the decade. And it was a random B-side that even fans pretty much forgot.I kind of get how you write a conventional song but I just can’t comprehend how someone gathers up and chooses samples from essentially every song in the world, mutates it and builds something new out of it, it’s just mindboggling. Like “this’d sound epic if I reversed it and played it at 1/3d the normal speed”, who even thinks that?Posted 3 years ago
Years ago I got a few of the series of “Sampled” CD’s, contains the original songs sampled by various (mainly electronic/dance) artists. “Chase the Devil” by Max Romeo is on there (sample appears on “Out Of Space” by the Prodigy), amongst lots of other interesting sampled tracks.
Northwind I loved the dust Junkys aswell. Did you see them in the Glasgow Cathouse BITD (97?) just before they released “done and dusted” album. There couldn’t have been much more than 50 of us there.Posted 3 years ago
Have always loved music full of samples and live backdrops with film cuts. from early hip hop/New newwave/romantic/electro to Goth/Punk/Newbeat/industrial and into Techno, dance and experimental ambient/**** up shit.
Good post Geex , just downloaded the Breezeblock mix to my phone. Mary Ann Hobbs sounds way less annoying back then. Liam is a genius and with Leroy , Maxim adn Keith creating pretty much one of the best live bands , that was there to see even in the old skool rave days. Really cant see the Prodigy continuing without Keith sadly , It would be like the Beasties with just Ad Rock and Mike D just not the same sadly.Posted 3 years ago
On the subject of samples the real kings were bands like Public Enemy and De La Soul in my opinion , also love the old Clash samples on both M.I.A and Beats international. All good stuff , amyhoo Rest In Peace Keith and see you manana Geex….
Been trying to think which songs I first heard that had samples… I’m thinking it was probably Adam and the Antz “Catholic day” from dirk wears white sox album. Ok. not what we think of today as samples but recordings played as part of the backing track.
Yeah. That clash riff is awesome.Posted 3 years ago
Northwind I loved the dust Junkys aswell. Did you see them in the Glasgow Cathouse BITD (97?) just before they released “done and dusted” album. There couldn’t have been much more than 50 of us there.
Nah but saw them in the venue, might have been the same tour? Someone stole the boy from Bullyrag’s hat.Posted 3 years ago
hmm… mibbie not. It was just the dust Junkys on their own.Posted 3 years ago
I saw them a few times, that just stood out because it was so empty (but really good for it)
That was the only time I saw them back them- one of my first gigs! They’re still mint on the reform shows mind, Sam and OJ got bloody awesome and they got Sam’s dad up on stage to play trumpet, he’s like “well I played with Joplin and Hendrix but obviously this is the career highlight, playing alongside Tunes the angry potato, ffs”Posted 3 years ago
Haha 🙂Posted 3 years ago
Liam did a wicked podcast with Scroobius Pip a couple of months back. Also well worth a listen.Posted 3 years ago
That Jim Pavloff video is great.Posted 3 years ago
I’d love to have the talent to do stuff like that.
Hours of fun.
Liam did a wicked podcast with Scroobius Pip a couple of months back. Also well worth a listen.
Thanks, I’m an hour in…this is great – well worth a listen for any prodge fans.Posted 3 years ago
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