Samples Marathon: Experience


While our Patreon temporary is on pause, we had a chance to revise ‘SAMPLES’ section: we’ve made it more concise and user-friendly.

As you know, apart from researching, posting articles and providing you with rare info, our team is also engaged in reconstructing tracks written by Liam which have never seen the light of the day officially. We’ve already shared with you some of our reconstructions including ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’, ‘Heatwave ’05’, ‘Dogbite’ and others. Be sure to check them out!

Original image courtesy of Mitchel Lensink

We’d like to point out that one of the most crucial aspects of doing recreations is sample digging. Over the past years we’ve collected and sorted dozens upon dozens of samples used by Master H in his tracks throughout the band’s history. Every single sample source we come across is thoroughly checked, and this huge list is updated as soon as we find something new. Without any exaggeration, this list is the biggest, most complete and precise one on the web. If you’re into sampling and a huge fan of The Prodigy, this is the right place for you. Also we’re proud to announce that we’re launching our sampling marathon: over the course of the following weeks, we’ll be making public the sampling sections we’ve gathered so far. Let’s start with ‘Experience’, shall we?

Experience is the first studio album by The Prodigy, released on XL Recordings on September 28th, 1991. While producing this album, Liam Howlett used a lot of gear designed by Roland, including a W-30 workstation, a U-220 rack-mountable rompler, as well as an Alpha Juno-2 and a Jupiter-8.


As you can see by the length of this list, Experience is the most sample-based album ever produced by Liam. Techno & rave tracks from the early 90s, funk and soul recordings, hip-hop beats and even the 80s synth-pop and classic hard rock – young Howlett sampled every record he had on his hands. Don’t be a stranger: dive into the list that we’ve carefully gathered! Sure enough, you’ll find some forgotten classics to add into your own music or sampling collection.

    Sample: vocals (‘the horns of Jericho’)
    Sample source: Hijack – The Badman Is Robbin’ (A Capella) [The Badman Is Robbin’, 1989]
    Sample: scream
    Sample source: AC/DC – For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) [For Those About To Rock (We Salute You), 1981]
    Sample: beat #1
    Sample source: Manix – Feel Real Good (Remix) [Manic Minds EP (Remixes), 1991]
    Original source: Main Source – Peace Is Not The Word To Play [Breaking Atoms, 1991]
    Sample: melody
    Interpolation source: The Revolutionaries – Kunta Kinte [Kunta Kinte, 1976]
    Also can be found in: Satin Storm – Satin Storm [First E.P., 1990]
    Note: This is not a sample, but straight up plagiarism. Liam took the melody and added a couple notes at the end of it.
    Sample: vocals (‘feel the bass come down on me’) & strings
    Sample source: Jungle Brothers – What “U” Waitin’ “4”? [Done By The Forces Of Nature, 1989]
    Note: Even though the clean sample of ‘feel the bass come down on me’ can be found in ‘What “U” Waitin’ “4”? (Jungle Fever Mix)’, the sample was taken from the original mix. If you listen closely, you can hear the strings sound in the background. It can be heard well enough in ‘Jericho (Live Version)’ from the ‘Out Of Space’ single.
    Sample: pitched-up vocals (‘love me all the while and be by my side’)
    Sample source: Anthony Malvo & Tiger – Come Back To Me [Massive 3, 1989]
    Sample: vocals (‘keep on dancing, keep on dancing, baby’) & instrumental
    Sample source: Jungle Brothers – What “U” Waitin’ “4”? [Done By The Forces Of Nature, 1989]
    Sample: beat #2
    Sample source: Uptown – Dope On Plastic (Dubstrumental) [Dope On Plastic / It’s My Turn, 1989]
    Original source: Kool And The Gang – Give It Up [Kool And The Gang, 1970]
    Note: The beat can be heard clearly at the 3 minute mark.
    Sample: vocals (‘one, two, three, four’)
    Sample source: Big Daddy Kane – Set It Off (Extended Mix) [Set It Off, 1988]
    Original source: Lyn Collins – We Want To Parrty, Parrty, Parrty – Part I [We Want To Parrty, Parrty, Parrty, 1973]
    Sample: beat #1
    Sample source: Addis Posse – Let The Warriors Dance (Funky Funky Drum Drum Mix) [Let The Warriors Dance, 1990]
    Sample: beat #2 & bassline
    Sample source: Sudden Def – Fall Like Rain (Madness To My Method – Remix) [Remixes, 1992]
    Sample: bell
    Sample source: Mixmaster Gee – The Manipulator (Dub Mix) [The Manipulator, 1986]
    Sample: vocals (‘make me wanna’)
    Sample source: James Brown – Shout And Shimmy [Good, Good, Twistin’ With James Brown, 1962]
    Sample: vocals (‘wind it up!’)
    Sample source: Just-Ice – Latoya [Back To The Old School, 1986]
    Sample: vocals (‘equal rights and justice in this time’ & ‘ooh-ooo-aah’) & instrumental
    Sample source: Anthony Johnson – Equal Rights [Don Carlos with Anthony Johnson & Little John – Rasta Brothers, 1985]
    Sample: beat #1
    Sample source: The Bogey Man – Horrors! (Asylum Dub Mix) [Horrors!, 1991]
    Sample: beat #2 & bassline
    Sample source: Ultramagnetic MC’s – A Chorus Line (Instrumental) [Traveling At The Speed Of Thought / A Chorus Line, 1989]
    Sample: vocal fx
    Sample source: Zero-G – Datafile One [1991] – Track 44
    Original source: Time Zone – The Wildstyle [The Wildstyle, 1983]

But before you start exploring the list, we strongly advise you to LEARN THIS:
    The lists you’re about to see have several tags given in bold:
  • Sample: a description of a sample used in the track (e.g. drumloop)
  • Sample source: denotes a track sampled by Liam directly
  • Original source: denotes a track where a sample appears for the first time ever
  • Interpolation source: denotes tracks that weren’t used by Liam directly, but rather inspired him
  • Also can be found in: a track or a source that wasn’t used by Liam directly, yet features the same sample (not the original source)
  • Possible sample source: a track that might have been sampled, but it cannot be proved 100%
  • Possible interpolation source: a track that might have inspired Liam, but it cannot be proved 100%
  • Note: additional info about a sample



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