So here’s my first track, (pretty well known) but damn it's a bomb: “Pump up the volume” by “M|A|R|R|S”.
M|A|R|R|S is a collaboration between Martyn, Alex, Rudi & Russell from “A.R. Kane” & Steve from “Colour Box”, two electronic bands from the United Kingdom… at least this was the original plan, they didn’t get along and made two separate songs, later turning it over to the rest for additional input.
A.R Kane made “Anitina” with some Colourbox drumming and Martyn Young constructed “Pump up the volume”, The only release made by this legendary collaboration. It immediately became a number one hit in the UK and is now regaining its popularity.
In fact this song is so special it nearly got a Grammy in 1989 (the year a huge fan of it was born :D). Some of you might be asking themselves, well what’s so special about this song?
Pump up the volume is considered to be the first UK number one to contain samples from other songs, a trend that became wildly popular. This is one of those oldskool songs that made dance music popular.
I just love the smoothness of the song, it starts of great, and keeps on going without losing its rhythm. The vocals are used brilliantly and when you’re not paying attention you don’t even realize it’s a samplefest. And off course the Arabic trumpet sample is epic win.
M|A|R|R|S - Pump up the volume [right click to download]
Let’s make this into a competition: How many samples can you count, and where do they come from?
Greets, Mr. Brown.