Unique samples in electronic music

Flying Lotus’ “Unexpected Delight” (sample of Tito Puente – “Call of the Jungle Birds”)

Even on his debut album Flying Lotus was making unique sample choices. In a shift from the subtle beat-centered tracks, 1983 closes with this unusual pairing between Laura Darlington’s languid guest vocal and a simple but entrancing space-age/jazz sample from the Cuban drummer Tito Puente.


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