Ride The Samples is a project that pays tribute to some of the original songs that - thanks to sampling - later became the building blocks of world-famous Hip Hop classics.
Hearing these 8 famously sampled Soul classics re-arranged in a Reggae style reveals how Soul and Reggae are deeply interconnected. When the first sound systems were born in Jamaica, they used to play a lot of R&B and Soul tunes from the states, the melodies and sounds of which, went on to influence the new wave of Jamaican music from Ska, to Rocksteady and then Reggae.
In a similar way we find parallel influences in the States, where - in late 70's Bronx - newly born Hip Hop was deeply influenced by Jamaican immigrants with their street art of 'dee-jaying' (or 'toasting') over instrumental riddims.
Ride The Samples is our way of keeping this powerful mix of genres together, celebrating the original Soul samples on which world-famous Hip Hop classics are based.
Expertly produced utilising traditional analogue equipment and instrumentation by Italian born, now London based Ambassa, with London born and bred singer and soulstress Nichola Richards on vocals. The result is a mind blowing excursion into Hip Hop's Soul... with a Reggae twist. Fully recommended.
(Sealed black vinyl edition with free download card)