"Funky Drummer" may get all the glory, but you'd be hard pressed to find a breakbeat that's yielded more classic hip-hop tracks than Melvin Bliss ' "Synthetic Substitution." Bernard Purdie - reputedly the most recorded drummer ever - supplied the oft sampled opening beats from Bliss' 1973 single. Now, to celebrate his work the Gasface editorial squad and DJ Green Giant present a mix dedicated solely to tracks that sampled the "Substitution" beat. "The Man With the Golden Arm" may share its concept with a classic Matthew Africa mix . But the execution is similarly strong. Plus, it just further attests to the fact that there's no substitution for "Substitution" - whether backing Sir Ibu or Bieber. Listen and check the tracklist, below.
"I don't worry about the fame"
Joeski Love – Pee Wee Dance
Divine Force – Holy War
Big Daddy Kane – Just Rhyming With Biz
Choice MC’s – The B Side feat. Chill Phil
Ultramagnetic MCs – Ego Trippin
Nice & Smooth – Nice & Smooth
Public Enemy – Brothers Gonna Work It Out
Ice T – O.G.
EPMD – Scratch Bring It Back Part II
Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Interlude
Pete Rock & CL Smooth – For Pete’s Sake
Positive K – Nightshift
Naughty By Nature – OPP
"You met Bernard Purdie ?"
Gang Starr – Dwyck
Gang Starr – Code Of The Street
De La Soul – Stone Age Featuring Biz Markie
The Pharcyde – Ya Mama
Masta Ace Inc – Saturday Nite Live
Groupe Home – So Called Friends
Wu-Tang Clan – Bring Da Ruckus
Ghostface Killah – Mighty Healthy
Kanye West & Ghostface Killah – New God Flow
50 Cent – My Life feat. Adam Levine
Justin Bieber – Die In Your Arms
Fabolous – You Be Killin Em
Melvin Bliss – Synthetic Substitution
Message From Bernard Purdie