“Ultimate Breaks & Beats”: Foundational Funky Samples

Ultimate Breaks & Beats is a series of 25 vinyl albums launched in 1986 that has since been endlessly mined for funky samples by the varied likes of Kanye, Bowie, Skrillex, Mariah Carey and Public Enemy. Cuepoint has put together a remarkable profile not just of UBB’s wide-ranging influence (with audio evidence) but also the history of sampling itself.

Ultimate Breaks & Beats: An Oral History

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