Influences: Hip Hop

There’s no doubt that Hip Hop had a huge influence on Hardcore and Jungle music throughout the 90s. Many of the scene’s leading lights including DJ Hype, Danny Breaks and DJ Crystl all came from a Hip Hop/Electro background before upping the tempo for the ravers.

For me though, it was the other way around. I originally got hooked on Rave music before subsequently discovering a love for Hip Hop years later. Part of this was down to initially recognising certain samples, and therefore feeling an instant connection with the music. That connection sparked a curiosity that drove me to dig deeper into Hip-Hop, and the more I dug, the more I fell in love with it. I guess one of the great things about sampling is that it can breathe new life into older music and expose it to an audience that may not have otherwise shown an interest. That’s certainly been true in my case, not just for Hip Hop, but for all kinds of other music that was made before I was even born too.

For some time, I’ve wanted to put a mix together that pays homage to Hip Hop’s influence by only using tracks that contain parts that would later be sampled in some of the biggest (and some of my personal favourite) Hardcore & Jungle tunes of the 90s. The sample might be a vocal, a breakbeat, or just a simple sound effect that would be later picked up and repackaged into something new.

It took a fair bit of tinkering with the tracklisting, but I’ve finally got something together which I’m happy with and is stacked full of more sample-sources than you could shake Whodini’s magic wand at.

I’m also trying to put together a list of every 90’s Hardcore/Jungle/DnB tune that sampled one of the tracks used in this mix. So far the list only includes the knowledge of myself and the ever useful WhoSampled.com, but I know that there will be plenty more than this, so if you spot any then please leave me a comment so I can add it to the list.

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***List of samples spotted within the mix***

Hyper On Experience – Imijika (Samples: Roxanne Shante & Biz Markie -The Def Fresh Crew)

Cloud 9 – Mr Logic (Samples: Roxanne Shante & Biz Markie -The Def Fresh Crew)

Technological Terror Crew – The Ripper (Samples: Roxanne Shante & Biz Markie -The Def Fresh Crew)

Masters At Work – Blood Vibes (Samples: MC Shan – The Bridge)

DJ Zinc – Reach Out (Samples: MC Shan – The Bridge)

Hellfish – Compression Warrior (Samples: MC Shan – The Bridge)

Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Let Your Mind Be Free (Samples: MC Shan – The Bridge)

Bang The Future – A Tardis To Brooklyn (Samples: MC Shan – The Bridge)

NRG – The Real Hardcore (Samples: T La Rock – This Beat Kicks)

Phantasy & Gemini – Never Try The Hippodrome (Remix) (Samples: T La Rock – This Beat Kicks)

Sub Love – She Moves (Samples: T La Rock – This Beat Kicks)

Straight From The Bedroom – Heartbeat (Samples: T La Rock – This Beat Kicks)

Urban Shakedown – Some Justice (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

Blame – Music Takes You (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

The Criminal Minds – Baptised By Dub (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House / MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

DJ Seduction – Sub Dub (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

Hellfish – Headbanger (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

Altern 8 – Armageddon (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

DJ Mayhem – Damage (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

The Brothers Grimm – Exodus (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

A Guy Called Gerald – Ses Makes You Wise (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

Echo Minott – Murder Weapen Jungle (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

Globe & The Hardcore Massive – Anthem (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

NASA Project – Textacy (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

Acen – Window In The Sky (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

DJ Supreme – Molecule Bass (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

Rhythm On The Loose – Rhythmology (Remix) (Samples: Run DMC – Run’s House)

Dance Conspiracy – Dub War (Samples: Public Enemy – Show ‘Em Whatcha Got)

Smooth But Hazardous – Push Up The Levels (Samples: Ice T – I’m Your Pusher)

Hard & Pure – Chains (Samples: Ice T – I’m Your Pusher)

Miranda – Back To The Future (Samples: Ice T – I’m Your Pusher)

Hammerhead – Hardcore Will Never Die (Samples: Public Enemy – Lost At Birth)

Q Bass – Hardcore Will Never Die (Samples: Public Enemy – Lost At Birth / Style – The Assassinator)

DMS – Mindwreck (Fusion Remix) (Samples: Public Enemy – Lost At Birth)

Omar Santana – Step The Fuck Back (Samples: Public Enemy – Lost At Birth)

G Double E – Asylum Seeker (Samples: Public Enemy – Lost At Birth)

Tribe Of Issachar – Fever (Samples: Public Enemy – Lost At Birth)

Rufige Kru – Krisp Biscuit (Samples: Public Enemy – Lost At Birth)

Acen – Close Your Eyes (XXX Mix) (Samples: Public Enemy – Can’t Truss It)

Nasty Habits – Here Comes The Drumz (Samples: Public Enemy – Can’t Truss It)

Boomtown Productions – Energize (Samples: Public Enemy – Can’t Truss It)

The Family Foundation – Express Yourself (Samples: Cash Money & Marvellous – The Mighty Hard Rocker / Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

Wardance – F Project 006 (Samples: Cash Money & Marvellous – The Mighty Hard Rocker)

MC Lethal – The Rave Digger (DJ SS Remix) (Samples: Cash Money & Marvellous – The Mighty Hard Rocker)

The Prodigy – What Evil Lurks (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

Ghosties – There’s A Ghost In My House (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

D’Bounce – Power Within (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

Remarc – One 4 Da Vibes (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

Acen – The Life And Crimes Of A Ruffneck (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

DJs Unite – Volume 1 (Remix) (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

4 Hero – Cookin Up Ya Brain (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

Electric Choc – Shock The Beat (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

The Scientist – The Bee (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

SMD – Volume 1 (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

THC – Dark Zone (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

DJ Dynamic and DJ Phuturistic – Make It Real (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

Hardsequencer – Noise Is The Message (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

Lifeline – In Control – (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line / MC Duke – I’m Riffin’ / Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

Addis Posse – Let The Warriors Dance (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

Ecology – Take Me Higher (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

Omar Santana – Wizard Of Oh (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – A Chorus Line)

Open Skies – Ozone Nights (Samples: Stezo – It’s My Turn)

NRG – Trip Switch (Samples: Stezo – It’s My Turn)

Just Add Water – Mystic Sister (SUAD Mix) (Samples: Stezo – It’s My Turn)

Joint Project – Total Feeling (Samples: Stezo – It’s My Turn)

Balance Inc – The Herbsman EP Track AA1 (Samples: Stezo – It’s My Turn)

Konspiracy – Crowds (Samples: Stezo – It’s My Turn)

Seduction – Groove Me (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Acen – Trip II The Moon Part 1 (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Shy FX – This Style (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

DJ Trax – 1 Man 1 DJ (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Bass Selective – Jessica’s Jaw (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

DJ Scoobie – King Basshead (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Double Vision – Easy Does It (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Noise Factory – My Mind(Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Noise Factory – Dance With The Speaker (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Randall – The R (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Cut 2 Kill – Listen To The Basstone (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Ravebusters – Powerplant (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Liquid Crystal – You’re No Good To Me (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

D’Cruze – World Within A World (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

3 Thieves & A Liar – You Bring Me Joy (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

Rebel MC – Soul Sister (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – I Know You Got Soul)

The Prodigy – Weather Experience (Samples: Uptown – Dope On Plastic)

SL2 – DJs Take Control (Samples: Uptown – Dope On Plastic)

Tom & Jerry – All Alone Wid Dog Face (Samples: Uptown – Dope On Plastic)

Blame – This Piano Track (Samples: Uptown – Dope On Plastic)

Acen – Close Your Eyes (Optikonfusion Mix) (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

Wedlock – I’m The Fuck You Man! (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

The Messiah – 20,000 Hardcore Members (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

Swift & Zinc – 2 Warm (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

D-Magnify – Manifestation (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

The Brothers Grimm – Exodus (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

Open Skies – Deep In Your Eyes (Manix Remix) (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

DJ Dubplate – Dub Base (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

Happy Rollers – ’95 Style (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

The Original Gabber – AD DA (Samples: LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out)

Primary Source – Mic Check (Samples: Das EFX – They Want EFX)

Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Skratchadelikizm (Samples: Main Source – Fakin’ The Funk)

DJ Promo – Psycho Style (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Psycho)

DJ Hype – Shot In The Dark (Q Bass Remix) (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Psycho)

Omar Santana – Hype The Funk (Samples: Ultramagnetic MCs – Poppa Large)

EPS & 2 Vibe – Hype The Funk (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Psycho)

Boogie Times Tribe – Real Hardcore (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Psycho)

Shades Of Rhythm – Happy Feelings (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Psycho)

Q Bass – Funky Hardcore (DJ Hype Remix) (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Psycho)

2 Bad Mice – 2 Bad Mice (Samples: Style – The Assassinator / Cold Crush Brothers – Feel The Horns)

Boogie Times Tribe – The Dark Stranger (Samples: Style – The Assassinator)

Smart E’s – Fuck The Law (Samples: Style – The Assassinator)

Force & Evolution – Fall Down On Me (Samples: Style – The Assassinator)

Q Project – Impact (Samples: Style – The Assassinator)

Engineers Without Fears – Spiritual Aura (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Lenny D – R.A.W. (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Lewi Cifer – 99 Red Balloons (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Nino – The Gun (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In Effect (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

AEK – Battle Of The Sexes (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw / Most Wanted – Calm Down)

SMD – Volume 2 Side A (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Kev Bird & Wax Doctor – On A Roll (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Sy Kick – E Motion (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Underkut – Both Ends (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw / Most Wanted – Calm Down)

Hard Attack – Way Aah (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Dis One (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Noise Overload – The Biscuit Invasion (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

Stakka & K Tee – Rugged & Raw (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

KA 22 – Metamorphism (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Raw)

DJ Zinc – Super Sharp Shooter (Samples: LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher / Method Man – Release Yo Delf)

DJ SS – Don’t Come No Ruffer (Samples: LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher)

Electronic Experienced – More I.Q. (Samples: LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher)

Red Alert & Mike Slammer – Ruffer (Samples: LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher)

The Criminal Minds – The Criminal (Samples: LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher)

Shut Up & Dance – Raving I’m Raving (Samples: LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher)

NRG – It Gets No Ruffer (Samples: LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher)

Force & Evolution – Poltergeist (Samples: LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher)

Noise Overload – Different Story (Samples: LL Cool J – It Gets No Rougher)

Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Calm Downizm (Samples: Most Wanted – Calm Down)

New Decade – Get The Message (Samples: Most Wanted – Calm Down)

Cru L T – Timz Change (Samples: Most Wanted – Calm Down)

Engineers Revenge – Sounds Of Euro (Samples: Most Wanted – Calm Down)

Noise Overload – Piano Track (Samples: Most Wanted – Calm Down)

G Double E – Gee Theme (Samples: Most Wanted – Calm Down)

Awesome 3 – Don’t Go (KLAM Remix) (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Mix Factory – Take Me Away (XTC Come Hard Mix) (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

The House Crew – Euphoria (Nino’s Dream) (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Origination – Break Down (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Blame – Music Takes You (2 Bad Mice Remix) (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

DJ Nut Nut – Set My Mind Free (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

DJ Seduction – Tonight (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

DJ Unity – Keep It Coming (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Kev Bird – This Is A Trip (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Optical Haze – Wonderful Experiences (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Optical Haze – The Storyteller (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Timelapse – Sued For A Sample (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Noise Overload – Toontown (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Future Primitive – We’re Flying (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

M Beat – Just A Little (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Megadrive – Mega 1 (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Economix – Panic (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin / Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Jimmy J & Cru L T – DJs In Full Effect (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Token Pace & Toxic Kev – Losing You (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

The Scientist – New Style (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Austin – Unity (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

Rhythm 4 Reasons – Grand National (SS & EQ Remix) (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

M D Emm – Energy Rush (Samples: MC Duke – I’m Riffin)

The Prodigy – Jericho (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Rhythm For Reasons – Grand National (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Force Mass Motion – Panic (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Cookiemunsta – Madnessinsanity (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Jump Up Crew – Come Again (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Mad Ragga Jon – Original Bad Boy (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Lewi Cifer – Feel The Panic (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Urban Shakedown – Assassinator (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

The Anthill Mob – The Hooded Claw (Tango Mix) (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Dica & Vinyl Groove – Wonderful (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Genaside II – Narra Mine (G Double E Remix) (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Hellrazor – Volume 1 (Samples: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’)

Yolk – Bish Bosh (Samples: De La Soul – The Magic Number)

The Prodigy – Pandemonium (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

The Blapps Posse – Don’t Hold Back ’91 (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

The Controllers – In Control, In Effect (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Higher (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

DJ Crystl – Let It Roll (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

Foul Play – Survival (Remix) (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

Success N Effect – Roll It Up (Remix) (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

Cool Hand Flex – Hold Back (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

After Dark – I Feel Bass (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Style Warz (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

JDS – Rock The Disco (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

Asend – Can’t Hold Back (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

Heartless – Lifted (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

AEK – Paradise (Samples: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off)

2 Bad Mice – Hold It Down (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Force Mass Motion – Take Me Higher (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Sonz Of A Loop Da Loop Era – Let Your Mind Be Free (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Rotterdam Termination Source – Poing (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Foul Play – Feel The Vibe (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

2 Hi – Jump A Little Hi-er (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Hardcore – I Like John (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Ecology – Feel The Vibe (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Cool Hand Flex – Welcome (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Floor Control – Air London (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Floor Control – Van Basten (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Sonz Of A Loop Da loop Era – Freedomism (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Phantasy & Gemini – House Is Food – We Can Eggo It(Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Chops EMC & Extensive – Jumping (Samples: Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You)

Tango & Ratty – Tales From The Darkside (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

Red Alert & Mike Slammer – In Effect (Remix) (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

Danny Breaks –  Step Off (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

Sky Joose – Tales Of Darkness (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

Altern 8 – Hole In The Speaker (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

Too Small – Kick A Hole (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

Flynn & Flora – Bass Speaker (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

Scott Brown & Omar Santana – Ain’t It Wild (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

DJ Demo – Muzik (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

Vibes & Wishdokta – Givin’ It All I Got (Samples: Eric B & Rakim – Microphone Fiend)

Tribe Of Issachar – Junglist (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Tic Toc)

Armand Van Helden – Ultrafunkula (Ganja Kru Remix) (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Tic Toc)

B-Jam – Funkula (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Tic Toc)

D Bridge – Tha Kops (Samples: Lords Of The Underground – Tic Toc)

Maniac Of Noise – Mokummania (Samples: Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down)

Dyewitness – Battle For Your Mind (Samples: Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down)

DJ Gizmo – Shut ‘Em Down (Samples: Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down)

Jay J & Devious D – Time Of Our Lives (Remix) (Samples: Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down)

DJ Scoobie – Boom Pow Bass Quake (Samples: Public Enemy – Shut ‘Em Down)

DJ Zinc – Ready Or Not (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

Brisk & Trixxy – Eye Opener (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

Gang Related & Mask – Sky (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

Dope Skillz – 6 Million Ways (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

A Sides – Punks (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

Dream Team – Raw Dogs (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

Teebone & Stretch – Shaolin Style (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

Dream Team – Silver Fox (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

Dream Team – Rolling Numbers (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

Vinylgroover – Day By Day (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

Demo & Mickey Skeedale – Hustlers In Hardcore (Samples: Redman & Method Man – How High)

DJ Zinc – What Is It (Samples: Method Man – Release Yo Delf)

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Obsessive record collector and old skool enthusiast who still spends most of his time living in the 80's and 90's.