The Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin' Beats Album -

Альбом: Block Rockin' Beats

"Block Rockin' Beats" is a song by English big beat duo The Chemical Brothers. It was released as the second single from their second album, Dig Your Own Hole, in March 1997. It reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 40 on the American Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart. It also received a Grammy award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. There are two different edits of "Block Rockin' Beats" available; one is the version found on Dig Your Own Hole, which has an intro, and the other version begins with the bassline. The B-side "Morning Lemon" is also available on the second disc of the limited edition Singles 93–03. It was used in the 2003 Ongoing History of New Music episode "Alt-Rock's Greatest Instrumentals." Also it is a soundtrack in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. The drums are sampled from "Them Changes" by Bernard Purdie. The vocals, "Back with another one of those block rockin' beats" is a sample from American rapper Schoolly D's 1989 song "Gucci Again". It is claimed that the track uses (without compensation) the bassline from the track "Coup" by 23 Skidoo. The bassline resembles the one heard at the beginning of the Pink Floyd song "Let There Be More Light", while the bass sound is believed to be sampled from The Crusaders song "The Well's Gone Dry". "Morning Lemon" opens with a vocal sample of a man singing "morning lemon", and ends with a sample of Ice Cube saying "take that, motherfuckers!" (from his song "What They Hittin' Foe?"). The lyrics saying "Back with another one of those block rockin' beats!" were sampled in the song "Generation 303" by Dutch DJ Nicky Romero. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.