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Hmmm... right direction...but I'm thinking Kat Mandu did a remix or cover of it. The below by 'Lectric Funk may have been earlier and the original. The Spotify version has a late '80s pop-disco feeling to it. The 'Lectric Funk version has a more raw Italo-dico feeling (that baseline).

As for the timeline, it makes sense as T&E were regularly playing Kat Mandu's The Break around the time as  heard on the Breezeblock and again on the 2001 NYE set around CWU release (speaking of...still trying to find that Roland Louis Latin Percussion on vinyl from that set, true "Tropical House"). Both were on the Unidisc label in Canada. I could see T&E digging into the Unidisc back catalogue at the time.



The crazy part is that this was the soundtrack to a 'so bad it's good' sex comedy called gas pump girls in 1979.

That would have blown my mind. If I had a mind.


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Nice find Rynostar! You’re probably right, that source would make more sense. Also now I have a new movie to watch!


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anyone ever noticed that the cymbol crash at the end of leave home (sans birds chirping) is in a majority of songs pre-push the button.

Stereo MC's - Creation. At the very end of the song.


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Stereo MC's - Creation. At the very end of the song.

Great spot. I remember that song but must admit I never paid close attention to that final beat.
Stereo MC's biggest hit was Connected and it used to get used in a lot of adverts. I remember Carphone Warehouse in particular using Connected for aaaages in both their TV and radio advertising and I got so sick of it - and consequently the Stereo MC's themselves -  that I would go out of my way to avoid them. Always thought the lead vocalist looked like he would steal your wallet to buy drugs. I did however like the Paul Daley (ex-Leftfield) remix of Paradise in 2005.
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Hey bedroom producers and remixers, how would you like stems for... Beethoven. Yes that one; Ludwig van.
Well now you can have 'em courtesy of the BBC orchestra and high brow BBC Radio 3. It's Beethoven's 5th to be exact. Personally I get more excited by his 9th (previously sampled hy U2 IIRC) but No.5 is pretty iconic too.
Click here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p08x4b5z

Krafty Kuts has already had a go. His take on Ludwig has been played on 6 Music. I'm struggling to post a link but I imagine if you search 6 music for Shaun Keavney's 16th Nov show you'll find it.

https://twitter.com/Krafty_Kuts/status/1328318962841612289
(☝️ Didn't embed because of 🔥 emoji)

https://twitter.com/Krafty_Kuts/status/1328987590020698112

EDIT
Sigie Sigue Sputnik's sample of Beethoven's 9th (circa 2.33) is also worth a mention. A Clockwork Orange and Blade Runner sampled in this track too.


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0:00 - Is that the sitar sound from Enjoyed??
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Remember when Chaka Khan released "Like Sugar" a couple of years ago? It was 2018 to be exact. I remember hearing it in a barber shop and thinking: this must be an old 1970's Chaka tune, but the radio said it was her new single. It sounded like this:



Well, I was listening to a Jodie Harsh DJ mix recently and I heard the track below, and thought: "that's an outrageous sample-and-rename job of Chaka's track!"

Laesh - Good Enough


So I had a look to see if it had been acknowledged on Whosampled.com. No sign of it. However the YT upload for the Laesh track is from 2017. So that's before the Chaka track was released. Hmmm.  ???

Then I searched the Chaka track on WhoSampled. And guess what? It's basically a massive cover version (with direct samples) of this 2016 track:

Fatback Band / Sarah Ruba - [Are You Ready] Do The Bus Stop / Suga


...which itself was a rework of an old Fatback Band track for the soundtrack of the 2016 Netflix series The Get Down.
Here's the original from 1975:

Fatback Band - (Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop


So it seems Chaka was the last artist in the chain to cover/sample this thing, and uh...I had tell someone!

Oh and as a PS: Sarah Ruba who co-wrote that 2016 version for the Netflix show is also a compadre of Switch (Dave Taylor) with whom she co-founded a record label. And when Chaka released Like Sugar, the track got a remix from Switch. In fact the Chaka track was released on Diary Records - the label founded by Ruba/Switch.

Like Sugar (Switch Remix)
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Hi! Long time no post.  :) I was having a random discussion about volcanoes, which led to discussing the loudest sound ever recorded, which led to YouTube in search of said recording. Easily found Krakatoa from 1883. Gave it a listen, then several more listens.

So am I deaf? Mishearing things? And more importantly, has this been mentioned here too many years ago to remember (or mentioned during one of my forum lulls?)

Anyway, I’m curious if anyone else hears the beginning of We Are The Night.

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Hi Whirly!

WATN is more melodic, but the roar definitely sounds similar! Now that would be an interesting sample use.


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Hi Whirly!

WATN is more melodic, but the roar definitely sounds similar! Now that would be an interesting sample use.

The roar - yes that’s the sound! It has been driving me bonkers wondering if that bit is just coincidence (and a case of my ears playing tricks with my brain again.)
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I'm afraid it won't be easy to get a definitive answer. Somebody could try and ask the Chems via their accounts on Twitter, there's a small chance they'll answer.


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nyway, I’m curious if anyone else hears the beginning of We Are The Night.

I hear it :) definitely
Can you imagine ..... an extra-terrestrial disc jockey? Like, listening to radio waves from space? It was unbelievable!


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This one is a reach, but, hear me out...


(3:10 - Eeeeeeyeessss)


(23.38)

Now, the video above came out WAY after STTS, so it's obviously not from that video (though it does sound oddly close!) but I speculate that some other recording that explains the phonetic pronunciation of "yes" is the actual source.

Also, side note. I had no idea how seemingly unpopular STTS is online. Searching 'Song To The Siren' on Youtube yields a fat 0 Chemical Brothers results. I get there being more popular songs with the title... but 0!? Is it just a track that's weirdly not prevalent online? Or are the other versions that much more popular?
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