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The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One

Prodigy Present: The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One is a 1999 solo mix album by Liam Howlett of The Prodigy (the latter used as a moniker in this case), initially produced for BBC Radio 1's mix show The Breezeblock.

The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One
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Compilation album (Mixtape) by
Released22 February 1999
Recorded1998
Genre
Length51:21
LabelXL
ProducerLiam Howlett
The Prodigy chronology
The Fat of the Land
(1997)
The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One
(1999)
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment WeeklyC+[2]
Hot Press9/12[3]
NME7/10[4]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5 stars[5]

There are more than 48 tunes from many artists mixed, scratched and cut. The album came about as a result of a 1998 guest DJ appearance by Howlett on Mary Anne Hobbs's Breezeblock show on BBC Radio 1, producing a similar set.

In a bid to stop popular bootleg copies of the show, an official album was released, essentially an extended version of the Breezeblock mix. The two mixes are not exactly the same as permission to use certain tracks was not forthcoming. Most notable is the removal of The Beatles' "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band", which was also left off The Chemical Brothers' Brothers Gonna Work It Out DJ Mix but was included in the earlier promo release, Radio 1 Anti-Nazi Mix.

ReceptionEdit

  • Alternative Press (10/00, p. 120) – Included in AP's "10 Essential DJ-Mix Albums" – "Dark, raw and furious"
  • Muzik (1/00, p. 84) – Ranked #9 in Muzik's "Compilations of the Year '99" – "…as this glorious mash of styles signifies, Liam Howlett knows a thing or two about pop music… The track sequencing is equally inspiring."

Track listing (samples will be listed once by relevance)Edit

  1. Section 1 – 7:18
    1. Billy Squier, "The Big Beat " (1980)
    2. Run-D.M.C., "Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse)" (1985) - UNCREDITED
    3. Mantronix, "Who is It" (Freestyle Mix) (1986) - UNCREDITED
    4. Vaughan Mason & Crew, "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll" (1979) - UNCREDITED
    5. Rasmus, "Punk Shock" (1998) - is mislabelled as "Tonto's Release" in the CD booklet.
    6. Sugarhill Gang, "8th Wonder" (1980) - UNCREDITED
    7. Hardnoise, "Untitled" (1991)
    8. Malcolm McLaren & The World Famous Supreme Team, "Legba" (1983) - UNCREDITED
    9. Wiz Kid & DJ G.L.O.B.E, "Play That Beat Mr. DJ" (1983) - UNCREDITED
    10. Syl Johnson, "Different Strokes" (1967)
    11. The Chemical Brothers, "Chemical Beats" (1994)
    12. Ultramagnetic MCs, "Kool Keith Housing Things" (1988)
    13. Lightnin' Rod featuring Jalal, "Sport" (1973)
    14. La Pregunta, "Shangri La" (1978)
    15. Ultramagnetic MCs, "Give the Drummer Some" (1988)
    16. Time Zone, "Wildstyle" (1983)
  1. Section 2 – 6:44
    1. Bomb the Bass, "Bug Powder Dust" (1994)
    2. Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five, "Pump Me Up" (1985) - mislabelled as being by Grandmaster Flash
    3. Psychedelic Skratch Bastards, "Battle Breaks" (1992) - UNCREDITED
    4. The Charlatans, "How High" (1997)
    5. Melvin Bliss, "Synthetic Substitution" (1973) - UNCREDITED
    6. Darth Fader and Scarecrow Willy, "Toasted Marshmallow Feet Braxe" (1995) - UNCREDITED
    7. Afrika Bambaataa, "Looking For The Perfect Beat" (1983) - UNCREDITED
    8. Schoolly D, "P.S.K. What Does It Mean?" (1985) - UNCREDITED
    9. Run-D.M.C., "Sucker M.C.'s" (1983) - UNCREDITED
    10. Treacherous Three, "Feel the Heartbeat" (1981) - UNCREDITED
    11. The Prodigy, "Poison" (1995)
    12. Ramsey Lewis, "The Mighty Quinn" (1968) - UNCREDITED
    13. AC/DC, "Flick Of The Switch" (1983) - UNCREDITED
    14. Jane's Addiction, "Been Caught Stealing" (1990)
    15. Tim Dog featuring KRS-One, "I Get Wrecked" (1993)
  1. Section 3 – 6:03
    1. Babe Ruth, "The Mexican" (1972)
    2. The B-Boys, "Rock the House" (1983)
    3. The Chemical Brothers, "(The Best Part of) Breaking Up" (1996)
    4. Davy DMX, "One For The Treble" (1985) - UNCREDITED
    5. Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force, "Renegades of Funk" (1983) - UNCREDITED
    6. Incredible Bongo Band, "Apache" (1972) - UNCREDITED
    7. Word of Mouth, "King Kut" (1985)
    8. Dynamic Corvettes, "Funky Music Is the Thing" (1975) - UNCREDITED
    9. Run-D.M.C., "Peter Piper" (1986) - UNCREDITED
    10. Gaz, "Sing Sing" (1978) - UNCREDITED
    11. Uncle Louie, "I Like Funky Music" (1979) - UNCREDITED
    12. Run-D.M.C., "Jam Master Jay" (1983) - UNCREDITED
  1. Section 4 – 7:52
    1. DJ Mink, "Hey! Hey! Can You Relate" (1990)
    2. The KLF, "What Time Is Love? (Pure Trance)" (1988)
    3. Frankie Bones, "Funky Acid Makossa" (1988)
    4. Frankie Bones, "Shafted Off" (1988)
    5. Frankie Bones, "And the Break Goes Again" (1988)
    6. Meat Beat Manifesto, "Radio Babylon" (1990)
    7. Marley Marl and MC Shan, "Marley Marl Scratch" (1985) - UNCREDITED
    8. Kool & The Gang, "Music Is The Message" (1972) - UNCREDITED
    9. Herbie Hancock, "Rockit" (1983)
    10. The Prodigy, "Smack My Bitch Up" (1997) - UNCREDITED
    11. Public Enemy, ¨Public Enemy No. 1" (1987)
    12. The 45 King, "900 Number" (1989)
    13. The Prodigy, "Molotov Bitch" (1996) - UNCREDITED
    14. Propellerheads, "Spybreak!" (1997)
    15. Beastie Boys, "The New Style" (1986)
  1. Section 5 – 4:57
    1. Mix Master Mike, "Eardrum Medicine" (1997) - UNCREDITED
    2. DJ Swamp, "Skip Proof Guitar Tone 1" (1998) - UNCREDITED
    3. Sex Pistols, "New York" (1977)
    4. Fatboy Slim, "Punk to Funk" (1996)
    5. Medicine, "I'm Sick" (1997)
  1. Section 6 – 5:48
    1. Grand Mixer DXT, "The Home of Hip Hop" (1985)
    2. JVC Force, "Strong Island" (1984)
    3. Primal Scream, "Kowalski" (1997)
    4. Beastie Boys, "Time to Get Ill" (1986)
    5. Barry White, "I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby" (1973)
    6. All The People featuring Robert Moore, "Cramp Your Style" (1972) - UNCREDITED
    7. Fred Wesley & The J.B.'s, "Blow Your Head" (1974)
    8. Dimples D, "Sucker DJ's" (1983) - UNCREDITED
    9. T La Rock, "Breaking Bells" (1986)
  1. Section 7 – 3:59
    1. LL Cool J, "Get Down" (1987)
    2. Digital Underground, "The Humpty Dance" (1989)
    3. Uptown, "Dope on Plastic" (1989)
    4. Coldcut, "Beats and Pieces" (1986)
    5. The Wild Magnolias, "Soul, Soul" (1971) - UNCREDITED
  1. Section 8 – 8:40
    1. London Funk Allstars, "Sure Shot" (1995)
    2. West Street Mob, "Break Dance – Electric Boogie" (1983)
    3. T La Rock, "Breakdown" (1985) - UNCREDITED
    4. The Shadows, "Apache" (1968) - UNCREDITED
    5. Trouble Funk, "Percussion Solos" (1986) - UNCREDITED
    6. Spoonie Gee and The Treacherous Three, "Love Rap" (1980) - UNCREDITED
    7. Hijack, "Doomsday of Rap" (1988)
    8. Public Enemy, "Countdown to Armageddon" (1988) - UNCREDITED
    9. James Brown, "Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing" (1972) - UNCREDITED
    10. Renegade Soundwave, "Ozone Breakdown" (1988)
    11. The Beginning of the End, "Funky Nassau" (1971)
    12. The Jimmy Castor Bunch, "It's Just Begun" (1972)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bush, John (1999-04-06). "The Dirtchamber Sessions, Vol. 1 - The Prodigy : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-08-28.
  2. ^ Weingarten, Marc (1999-04-16). "Prodigy Present the Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One". EW.com. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  3. ^ Peter Murphy. "The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One | Music Review | Album". Hot Press. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  4. ^ "NME Reviews - Present The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume One". Nme.Com. 2005-09-12. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
  5. ^ "Review: The Prodigy - The Dirtchamber Sessions: Volume One". Sputnikmusic. 2010-01-29. Retrieved 2015-07-08.