Track: Hear The Music (Def Dub Mix)
Label: E Legal
Hear The Music was cut at a time when Todd Terry was releasing tracks at a furious rate under various aliases. This one is especially memorable and qualifies as a top ten Todd Terry track for my money. David Morales served up a couple mixes, but Def Dub takes top honors and spotlights the vocal sampling mastery without comprising the earth-shaking bass kicks (which are pushed nearly to distortion). The signature element is a looping scat vocal of something that sounds like "buddy do you hip-hop" - I'm not sure where it comes from, so if you know please share your knowledge in the comments. Known samples include keyboard chords from Machine's There But for the Grace of God Go I (1979) and female vox from Unlimited Touch's I Hear Music in the Street (1981).