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    Posted on 25 Jul 2016

    21 Pop, Hip-Hop And Electronic Tracks That Perfectly Sample Indian Artists

    It is possible that your playlist features a whole lotta Lata.

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    1. "Bad Karma" by Alex Thesleff samples Shamur's "Let The Music Play".

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    Every Indian's favourite 2000's jam lives on as a sample in this Finnish producer's track.

    2. "Addictive" by Truth Hurts feat. Rakim samples "Thoda Resham Lagta Hai" by Lata Mangeshkar.

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    The iconic sample appears right at the beginning of the track, which also features Rakim, one of the greatest MC's in hip hop history.

    3. "Jimmy" by M.I.A. samples "Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy Aaja" by Bappi Lahiri.

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    Now you know who's responsible for that retro feel of the popular M.I.A. number.

    4. The Elephunk Theme" by Black Eyed Peas samples "Unakkum Enakkum", composed by Ilayaraja.

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    5. "More Rice!" by Madlib samples "De De Pyar De" by Kishore Kumar.

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    One of the standout instrumentals in an album that was filled to the brim with them.

    6. "Ponderosa" by Tricky samples "O Maa Tujhe Salaam" by Jagjit Singh.

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    This 1995 track uses the sample incredibly well to create a sexy, brooding number for the ages.

    7. "Soup Boys" by Heems samples "Why This Kolaveri Di" by Dhanush.

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    This song needs to be as well known as the original track.

    8. "Put You On The Game" by The Game samples "Baghon Mein Bahar Hai" by Mohammad Rafi and Lata Mangeshkar.

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    No wonder there are so many Lata fans on the West Coast.

    9. "Morning Side" by Four Tet samples "Main Teri Chhoti Behna Hoon" by Lata Mangeshkar.

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    The sample appears at about 1:15 seconds in this track by English musician Kieran Hebden.

    10. "Benny Lava" by Swetshop boys samples the song "Kalluri Vaanil", composed by S. A. Rajkumar.

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    Let's be real, everyone knew the original track as "Benny Lava" too, tbh.

    11. "What's Happenin" by Method Man feat. Busta Rhymes samples "Dum Maro Dum" by Asha Bhosle.

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    "What's Happenin", incidentally, is also the same thought that comes to your mind the first time you "Dum Maro Dum".

    12. "The Hours" by Handsome Boy Modeling School features a sample from a track by R.D. Burman.

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    The song also features Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno on vocals.

    13. "Real Power Is People" by Prodigy samples "Yeh Mera Dil" by Asha Bhosle.

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    Don approves.

    14. "Bombay Rhapsody" by MALFNKTION samples "Pukarta Chala Hoon Main" by Mohammad Rafi.

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    In fact, the entire concept EP that this song is a part of is replete with classic Bollywood samples.

    15. "React" by Eric Sermon feat. Redman features a sample of "Chandi Ka Badan" by Asha Bhosle.

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    Damn, this sounds so sick. Why can't this be a whole other genre unto itself?!

    16. "Ek Shaneesh" by Das Racist samples Mohammed Rafi's "Ek Shahenshah".

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    In an interview, the rappers divulged how the producer, Like Magic, mistyped the name of the project as "Ek Shanish" instead of "Ek Shahenshah", and the joke stuck.

    17. "Do Not Fire!" by Madvillain samples "Mithi Mithi Ankhiyon Se", composed by R.D. Burman.

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    Although it is just a short instrumental, the track is 53 seconds of pure sonic bliss.

    18. "Odessa" by Caribou features a sample from "Are Dil Se Dil Mile" by R.D. Burman.

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    Canadian composer Dan Snaith can do no wrong.

    19. "King Shit" by Yo Gotti feat. T.I. features a sample from "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" by Asha Bhosle.

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    Oh. My. God. That intro hook will remain in your head for hours.

    20. "Indian Summer" by Jai Wolf features an unknown sample of what sounds like female hindi vocals.

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    Jai Wolf revealed on Reddit that the identity of the sample was a secret.

    21. "Toxic" by Britney Spears contains a sample from "Tere Mere Beech Mein" by Lata Mangeshkar.

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    Yup. Still the best.

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