If you follow this blog often, you’ll know that a few weeks ago I heard from a producer and DJ by the name of Rhythm Scholar, who released a slick  disco/funk inspired remix of ABC’s “When Smokey Sings“ that managed to retain the original song’s spirit and sensibility; so much so that the remix manages to bear an uncanny resemblance Roxy Music — in particular, I think of “Same Old Scene

Now, if you know hip hop, you know that Rakim is one of the greatest emcees ever – and he’s personally in my top 5. Anyway, Rhythm Scholar remixed Eric B. and Rakim’s ”In The Ghetto“ using samples from The Eagles, Elvis, Phil Collins, James Brown and Bob Seger to give the track a bluesy yet psychedelic tone, which bears a resemblance to the Beastie Boys’s sonic experiment, Paul’s Boutique. And if you want to test your musical knowledge, try to name each sample.