Radio LBB: Take a Sample

In our latest playlist for LBB, we chose to pay homage to some of the most influential samples of all time. In particular, the drum breaks that have made their way into literally thousands of songs over the last forty years or so.

Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of all is the truly genre-agnostic nature of drums that has allowed these samples to infiltrate everything from Slipknot to Justin Bieber. See below the playlist to discover each track’s influence…

The Winstons – Amen Brother

NWA – Straight Outta Compton
Prodigy – Poison
Slipknot – Eyeless

Lyn Collins – Think (About It)

Jamie XX – Gosh
Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two
Olly Murs – Heart Skips a Beat

James Brown – Funky Drummer

Public Enemy – Rebel Without A Pause
LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
Emeli Sandé – Heaven

The Honey Drippers – Impeach The President

Janet Jackson – That’s the Way Love Goes
Audio Two – Top Billin
Panda Bear – Slow Motion

Billy Squier – The Big Beat

Jay Z – 99 Problems
Dizzie Rascal – Fix Up, Look Sharp
Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire

Incredible Bongo Band – Apache

Moby – Machete
Aphex Twin – Heliosphan
Goldie – Inner City Life


Nine Inch Nails – Metal
Rudimental – Free
J Dilla – Geek Down

Skull Snaps – It’s a New Day

Passin’ Me By – The Pharcyde
Jennifer Lopez – Troubeaux
Luke Vibert – I Hear the Drummer

Lafayette Afro Rock Band – Hihache

Flying Lotus – Vegas Collie
Amy Winehouse – You Sent Me Flying
*NSYNC – Tearin’ Up My Heart

The Isley Brothers – Footsteps In The Dark

Thundercat – Them Changes
Björk – Play Dead
Justin Bieber – Bad Day