Samples used by The Prodigy

Here is a comprehensive list of samples that The Prodigy have used in their Experience album and live shows in that era.

Android

Sample: "You know what time it is"
Taken from: Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – "Road To The Riches" (Road To The Riches, 1989)

Sample: Beat
Taken from: Erik B & Rakim – "Don't Sweat The Technique" (Don't Sweat The Technique, 1992)

Sample: high-pitched "Ungh!" sound
Taken from: James Brown - "Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose"


Charly (Original mix)

Samples: "Meow-weow-wrowl-wrow-wow!" and "Charly says, always tell your mummy before you go off somewhere. "
Taken from: "Double Deckers" of ITV's "Say no to Strangers" campaign Public Service Announcement. Voice of Charly provided by Kenny Everett. (Liam even got sued (unsuccessfully) for using this sample)

Sample: the drum loop running throughout "Charly"
Taken from: Meat Beat Manifesto – "Radio Babylon" (Helter Skelter / Radio Babylon, 1990)
Widely credit as probably one of the first Drum&Bass records (although MBM are not generally a D&B act)

Sample: beatbox
Taken from: James Brown with Full Force – "Godfather Runnin' The Joint" (I'm Real, 1988)

Sample: intro and outro beats
Taken from: Rhythm is Rhythm - "Drama"


Sample: "You crazy!"
Taken from: the same source as "Charly (Alley Cat Mix)". MC Shan - "Juice Crew Law" (Born To Be Wild, 1988)


Charly (1991 Remix)

Sample: main melody
Taken from: ?

Sample: main breakbeat
Taken from: ?

Sample: "Hold it!"
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention.


Sample: "Come on."
Taken from: ?


Sample: "Let the bass go!"
Taken from: "Let the Bass Go" by The D.O.C.

Charly (Alley Cat Mix)

Sample: "what's wrong with you man" vocal sample
Taken from: MC Shan - Juice Crew Law (1988)

Charly (Trip Into Drum & Bass Version)

Sample: "Little bit of bass, little bit of raas. "
Taken from: The Mohawks - The Champ (Version) * The very start of it *

Sample: drum beat and high-pitched beeps
Taken from: T La Rock - "Breaking Bells"

Crazy Man

Sample: Atmospheric sample in the beginning
Taken from: From the film "The Shining" (This same sample is used in the end of Funky Shit live version!)

The bassline is used in "Smack My Bitch Up".

Everybody In The Place

Sample: "Everybody is in the place"
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention. The release is notable for having exclusive tracks by well known artists and the album cover claims it is "the world's first ever live rap album".

Sample: "Let's go!"
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention. The release is notable for having exclusive tracks by well known artists and the album cover claims it is "the world's first ever live rap album".

Sample: The siren what is used in the end of the track
Taken from: an old Sample CD called Megabass 1. There are loads of old Prodigy samples, various other breaks and vocals that people would recognise, as this was actually one of the first sample CD that the early rave producers used! Also the Freestylers have it in at least one of their tracks.

Sample: "Let's go!"
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention. The release is notable for having exclusive tracks by well known artists and the album cover claims it is "the world's first ever live rap album".

Sample: "Everybody is in the place"
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention. The release is notable for having exclusive tracks by well known artists and the album cover claims it is "the world's first ever live rap album".

Sample: Ending beats
Taken from: Al Caiola and His Orchestra - For a Few Dollars More. From album King Guitar released 1968.

Evil Minds

Sample: "What's wrong with you, man? You crazy!"
Taken from: the same source as before mentioned original and Alley Cat mixes of "Charly".

Sample: "Come on now!"
Taken from: Doug E. Fresh and The Get Fresh Crew - "Nuthin'"

Sample: main break
Taken from: The Winstons - "Amen, Brother"

Sample: minimal break
Taken from: The Brothers Johnson - "Ain't We Funkin' Now"

Fire

Sample: "How ya feeling? In the party! How ya feeling? Are you ready?"
Taken from: a live version of Aswad's "African Children". The vocal sample is at the far end of the track, when the tune is done and you can hear massive screaming, then the singer says "Are you feelin? (massive shouts) In the party?(shouts)".

Sample: "I am the God of Hellfire. And I bring you Fire!"
Taken from: Arthur Brown's "Crazy World of Arthur Brown"
(A number one hit in the UK in 1968, it cost XL-Recordings 4000£ to use).

Sample: "Fire"
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention. The release is notable for having exclusive tracks by well known artists and the album cover claims it is "the world's first ever live rap album". (For years there was a rumor that it's actually Keith who is saying that.)

Sample: "When I was a youth I used to burn callay weed in a Rizzla"
Taken from: Pablo Gad's "Hard Times" (Reggae On Top). The "when I was... " sample is in the final part of the song (after the 1st verse has been repeated) and it's repeated one more time a lil bit later.

Fire (Burning and Edit versions)

Sample: main beats
Taken from: Beginning of the End - "Funky Nassau"

G-Force (Energy Flow)

Sample: "Everybody"
Taken from: Janet Jackson - "The Pleasure Principle (LP Version)"

Sample: "Non-stop energy, that's a true goal!"
Taken from: "Megablast" by Bomb The Bass. The line is from Rap Merlin, the MC on that track.

Hyperspeed (G-Force Part 2)

The Vocal sample is from Egyptian Lover(?).

Sample: "Moving now at 9 times the speed of sound...Target at Dan? I've got a similar tank? locked on. 3 point? trajectory. "
Taken from: Kate Bush - Hello Earth (Hounds of Love)

Sample: drum beat
Taken from: T La Rock - "Breaking Bells"

Sample: hip-hop scratches
Taken from: Ultramagnetic MC's - "Critical Beatdown (Critical Breakdown)"

Sample: "Let's jet out, we'll cruise at hyperspeed, I've got the beat, I've got the beat, and that's all we need. "
Taken from: "The return of Captain Rock" by "Captain Rock"

Sample: Drum Beat
Taken from: Ultramagnetic MC's - Critical Beatdown (Critical Breakdown)

Sample: "'aaaajjj" vocal at 1:35
Taken from: from the early recordings featuring Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie "Just Rhymin 'With Biz."

Jericho

Sample: The vocal sample
Taken from: Hijack - "The Badman Is Robbin' (Acapella)" (The Badman Is Robbin', 1989)
This same sample is used in DJ Supreme's song "The Horns of Jericho"

Sample: The main drum loop
Taken from: Main Source – "Peace Is Not The Word To Play" (Breaking Atoms, 1989)

Sample: The main flute melody
Taken from: The Revolutionaries - Kunta Kinte

Sample: "(Feel the vibe surrounding me) "
Taken from: Jungle Brothers - What U Waitin 4 [Jungle Fever Mix]

Sample: "Aaaoooowwww!" Scream
Taken from: James Brown, shouted in the introduction to his "Get Up Offa That Thing."
Also used by Ultramagnetic MC's in their track 'Watch Me Now' from 'Critical Breakdown'

Sample: "You want a favour, find a favour"
Taken from: ?

Sample: "Keep on dancing, baby keep on dancing"
Taken from: Jungle Brothers - What U Waitin 4

Sample: The guitar sample often played live before Jericho
Taken from: 'Sorrow' by Pink Floyd.

Jericho (Genaside II Remix)

Sample: "Hey poor, you do not have to be poor anymore"
Taken from: Front 242 - Welcome to Paradise (Front by Front)

Sample: "And you thought the beat slowed down, "
Taken from: the intro of the Public Enemy track 'Power to the People' from the 'Fear of a Black Planet' LP.

Music Reach (1/2/3/4)

The vocal sample is from Liam's next door neighboor Simone at the age of 14.

Sample: "One, two, three, four"
Taken from: the same source as "Paid in Full - The Coldcut Remix" by Eric B and Rakim. It comes from Lyn Collins' 'We Want to Parrty (Parrty Party) 1973'

Sample: "Make me wanna shout!"
Taken from: Lulu - "Shout"

Sample: "Come on!"
Taken from: ?

Now Hear This (live track)


Sample: "Now hear this"
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention. The release is notable for having exclusive tracks by well known artists and the album cover claims it is "the world's first ever live rap album".

Music Reach and Fire (burning and edit versions)

Sample: cuted bell sound (intro bell sound of cash-desk)
Taken from: from Pink Floyd's "Money"

Out Of Space

Sample: "I take your brain to another dimension - Pay close attention"
Taken from: Ultramagnetic MCs - Critical Beatdown from the album of the same name.

Sample: "I'm gonna send him to outa space, to find another race"
Taken from: Max Romeo and the Upsetters - I Chase The Devil from War In a Babylon (Mango 1976) album.
More info: The repeated Reggae-sounding line is often misheard. You may find some lyrics on the internet that say the Jamaican singer sings, "I'm gone sent into outer space" or "I've gone sending to outer space." The original line is "I'm gonna send him to outa space, to find another race."

Sample: drum breaks
Taken from: The Shamen - Hyperreal (Selector Mix)

Sample: hip-hop scratches
Taken from: Run-D.M.C. - "Peter Piper"

Oz

Sample: intro and bridge beats
Taken from: Lyn Collins - "Think (About It)"

Sample: psychedelic guitar riff
Taken from: Ozric Tentacles - "Kick Muck"

Sample: main beat and bass
Taken from: Paris - "Scarface Groove"

Pandemonium

Sample: "I just can’t hold back"
Taken from: "Set It Off" by Big Daddy Kane

Sample: "Drop the bass, now!"
Taken from: Zero G sample CD Jungle Warfare Vol. 1 (as used by Altern8)

Sample: the beats and vocal
Taken from: Commodores - The Assembly Line. This is same source that has been used by Altern8 in their track called "Frequency".

Rip Up the Sound System

"Heyah! Can you feel it?" by Simone.

Sample: "Roll up"
Taken from: ?

Sample: "Now!"
Taken from: ?

Sample: "Hold It!"
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention. The release is notable for having exclusive tracks by well known artists and the album cover claims it is "the world's first ever live rap album".

Sample: "Only if you're ready for this"
Taken from: ?

Sample: "Rip up the sound system"
Taken from: ?

Sample: "Now hear dis"
Taken from: Hustlers Convention a live album consisting of performances from Music Of Life Hustlers Convention.

Sample: "Here we go, y'all"
Taken from: ?

Sample: "50,000 watts of funky hip-hop power"
Taken from: 50000 Whats by Genaside II.
It can also be found from a compilation called Beats, Breaks and Scratches Volume 8 by Simon Harris.

Ruff In The Jungle Bizness

Sample: "Feel the jungle vibe, baby"
Taken from: ?

Sample: "Now hear this song, bad boy"
Taken from: Made with probably with Liam's Macintosh.

Sample: "In the jungle"
Taken from: "In the Jungle" by Just Ice.

Ruff In The Jungle Bizness (Uplifting Vibes Remix)

Sample: 1st Conga drums
Taken from: "Apache" by Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band


Time To Get Funky & Raw (played at Greece '93)

Sample: the main vocal
Taken from: the EPMD song "Get The Bozack"

We Are the Ruffest

Track uses the lyrical sample "Come together" sung by Simone Angel (MTV)

Sample: "Every time we play, we are the ruffest see. "
Taken from: 'Live The Life' performed by The Sindecut available on the album 'The Sindecut Changing The Scenery' the album is published in 1990 by W.M.A. Music and is owned by Virgin Records.

Weather Experience

Sample: the main beat
Taken from: 'Dope On Plastic' by Uptown. (the break is orginally from Kool and the Gang's 'Give it Up')

Sample: "Wales certainly the more central and southern parts it'll be a fine dry day. A good deal of sunshine to begin with, clouding over somewhat later on. But for Scotland, Northern Ireland and in... "
Taken from: Michael Fish - BBC Weatherman

Sample: "...back in south-westerly for showers, good. "
Taken from: BBC's Radio 4 Shipping Forcast

Sample: "Great Sky"
Taken from: ?

Sample: heartbeat
Taken from: Pink Floyd's "Speak To Me"

We Gonna Rock

Sample: "We gonna rock, muthafucka"
Taken from: LL Cool J – "El Shabazz" (Radio, 1985)

Sample: "Like this y'all!"
Taken from: Stock standard hip-hop sample

Sample: "Come on!"
Taken from: this one was also probably taken from a standard sample CD because this sample was used so many tracks at that time

Sample: 70's Funky Guitar
Taken from: Different Strokes by Syl Johnson, which can be found on Ultimate Breaks and Beats Vol.4

What Evil Lurks

Sample: "(Who knows) what evil lurks in the hearts of men "
Taken from: A radio drama series in the 1940s called "The Shadow"

Sample: "Hold the beat, stop the beat, drop the beat"
Taken from: the Ultramagnetic MC's and the 12" single "A Chorus Line"

Sample: Horn sample
Taken from: Madness - Night Boat to Cairo

Sample: "Breakdance" vocoder vocal
Taken from: West Street Mob's "Breakdance - Electric Boogie" (album: "Electro 1")
Liam had to cut the sample because the original beat started to play over.. so that's why it's "breakdan.."

Sample: "Come on y'all"
Taken from: West Street Mob's "Breakdance - Electric Boogie" (album: "Electro 1")

Wind it Up

Sample: "Wind it up"
Taken from: Just Ice's track called "Latoya"

Sample: "Equal rights and justice in this time"
Taken from: Don Carlos & Anthony Johnson - Equal Rights

Sample: "All around?"
Taken from: Don Carlos & Anthony Johnson - Equal Rights

Wind it Up (Bonus Beats)

Sample: Rhytmic Drum Loop
Taken from: Ruthless Rap Assasins - "Crew From the North" or 'Express Yourself' by N.W.A. The very same loop is used both of tracks.


Wind it Up (Unwind)

Sample: "Yeah"
Taken from: ?

Wind it Up (Tightly Wound)

Sample: "Puttin 'on another number and the people get set"
Taken from: Ace In Spaces - "Nine is a Classic"

Your Love

Sample: "Your love"
Taken from: Circuit - Shelter Me

Sample: Sirens
Taken from: an old Sample CD called Megabass 1.

Your Love (Remix)

Sample: "Give me a number one, give me a number two, wooaah!"
Taken from: Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam – "Beware Of The Bassline" (Beware Of The Bassline / Turntable Friction, 1991)

Sample: "Our Crew"
Taken from: "Made In Two Minutes" by Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam....not many people have heard this original version of the track since there have been so many remixes for it...but the sample is located at the beginning of the track saying "Our Crew"*

Sample: Sirens
Taken from: an old Sample CD called Megabass 1.

Your Love (Remix)

Sample: "Give me a number one, give me a number two, wooaah!"
Taken from: Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam – "Beware Of The Bassline" (Beware Of The Bassline / Turntable Friction, 1991)

 

Ethnic Intro (live fill)

Samples Pink Floyd's "A New Machine (Part 1)".

The Devil Inside Of You

1st Synthesizer in the middle of the song's main melody in the KLF "What Time Is Love"

 

Misc

also on the early live shows (1992) you can hear "Run Like A Hell" (speed up) by Pink Floyd

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