"Stealin' James" is DJ Format's modern day cut 'n' paste tribute to the music of the sadly deceased Godfather of Soul, James Brown. It is very much in keeping with the style of the classic JB 'cut-up' records such as Coldcut's "Payback Mix", Double D & Steinski's "Lesson 2" and of course "Feelin' James", reputedly the work of Danny Krivit. Part one kicks off with the well known intro to "Get Up, Get Into It and Get Involved" before firing through intricately layered and perfectly timed samples of all the well known and well loved breaks. Not just confined to the work of The Godfather himself, it takes in the productions of his closest collaborators and family of musicians whilst giving a nod to some of the hip-hop records that sampled the tracks and introduced a whole new generation of people to his timeless music.
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