Hybrid Theory "What's Going Down"
Soul-II-Soul's "Back to Life" was always a prime candidate for sampling, as the album version of the 1989 hit was completely acapella before it was remade with instrumentation and released as a single. Not surprisingly, then, it's been used by quite a few producers, which helps make the vocal refrain used in Four40 label boss Hybrid Theory's "What's Going Down" single immediately familiar. Taken from Four40's upcoming summer label sampler, the UK producer's tune gets going in no time, quickly settling into a classic garage rhythm that has no problem sharing the spotlight with the bassline from time to time. Strangely enough, the energy of the production ramps up a bit when its arrangement thins out, allowing its unique low end tones to rattle around the brooding atmosphere of "What's Going Down."
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