Celebrating 16 years in the business Sampled Sixteen is a three-part release leading up to the annual Sampled Detroit Official Movement Afterparty. When Detroit’s first electronic music festival kicked off on the unofficial start to the summer in 2000, Chuck Daniels was there to host one of his legendary after parties.
After producing underground parties for 5 years under The Works moniker, Chuck was ready to start dropping some tracks on vinyl and in 2002 hosted the first event under the Sampled Detroit label. Whether they were infamous, legendary or just the place Detroiters and tourist alike shared a dark room and a dance floor, everyone was in tune to the beat of House Music. Those who were there found magic in Chuck’s curation of friends dropping tracks across the city at topless clubs to Alvin's, Lush, the Elizabeth Theater above Park Bar, The Shelter and at Porter Street Station. With his first record Sampled 001 hitting the streets in 2003 featuring Chuck on Side A with Deep Bleeps and Jason Hodges on Side B with Summer Breeze both songs that shared the essence of these dance floors.
With the first two releases dropping digitally leading up to Sampled Sixteen the third and final installment is what you’re holding in your hand right now. Pure Detroit wax made right here in the D by Archer Record Pressing on the Davidson. For this vinyl release Sampled teamed up with artist Michelle Tanguay to create the cover art and 1xRUN to produce special packing including 50 limited edition records on colored vinyl with a signed screen print by Michelle.
Sampled Sixteen Vol.3 hits with 4 original tracks featuring Chuck Daniels, Oliver Dollar, Amp Fiddler, Claude Young, Mike Clark, Andrés & long time Sampled artist Tracey Cooper.
First Pressing 950 Units + 15 Test Pressings + 50 Colored Vinyl
Cover Art by Michelle Tanguay
Special limited edition packaging by 1xRUN Detroit, MI.
Liner notes printed by Klever Design Detroit, MI.
Record pressed at Archer Record Pressing Co Detroit, MI.
Since its emergence in the mid-late 1980s in Detroit, techno music has spread like wildfire across the world music scene, igniting the talents of aspiring artists seeking to leave an indelible mark on this ever-changing, competitive genre. With its driving, repetitive rhythms and diversified style, techno has become the craze of the music industry, attracting millions of fans across the globe. For those who want to delve into the Detroit electronic music scene, the journey would be incomplete without an exploration into the musical creations by one of Detroit’s best: Chuck Daniels. His passion for music began at an early age while listening to the vinyl hits of the 70s and 80s on his dad’s turntable, soaking in a smorgasbord of musical styles. He remembers his love of the 90s at Record Time and Melodies & Memories, where he eagerly waited for the latest and greatest releases to emerge. Unlike the media frenzy of the 21st century where music can be accessed at one’s fingertips, Daniels credits these stores for their vital contribution to the culture of the times and the dissemination of music to the public. On his travels through many different genres, Chuck was then exposed to the sounds of soul. Imbedded in soul music are roots of African-American gospel music, rhythm ‘n’ blues, and jazz, and so this too became part of Chuck’s steady diet. All this, together with influences of techno, New York and Chicago house, and the rich sounds of music legends like Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan, contributed to Daniels’ immersion into the melting pot of popular music.
We can trace Daniels’ career back to his teens when he and his best friend, Ross Reimer, began mixing music after school on Ross’s Technics 1200’s and Numark mixer. These daily encounters eventually culminated into a co-owned DJ company. Hooked up throughout the greater Detroit area, Daniels and Reimer became the “go to guys” for weddings, parties, and clubs of all types— you name it—they played it, from soup to nuts, tailor-made for their specific clients. As time went on, the routine became monotonous and unfulfilling for Daniels. In 1993, he attended his first rave and his life changed forever. He surrounded himself with the best in the business, beginning with Dean Major, known for his Syst3m parties. This led to his first party, Can You Dance to My Beat?
Daniels’ deep-seeded love for music, coupled with his fire in the belly to craft his own creations, could no longer be ignored. He made a life-changing decision to sell his portion of the DJ business to Reimer in order to compose and produce his own music. Captivated by music of the underground, Daniels took a giant leap of faith and took a 180 degree turn into the world of techno. Quickly, he devised a plan to build a production studio in the basement of his residence in Detroit, Michigan. This is where the magic begins for Daniels, as he separates from all the distractions of the world to mold his musical masterpieces. In 2002, Daniels’ label, Sampled Detroit, debuted and the rest is history. Although his path has not always been easy, Daniels has had a wealth of input and support for his label from colleagues such as Jason Hodges, Wally Callerio, and Dimitri Max. The collaboration with other artists in the field continues to kindle his creative juices, fifteen years since the birth of Sampled Detroit. From the remix of “Good Luck” for Kevin Saunderson’s Inner City, to his collaborations with music legends such as Amp Fiddler, Claude Young, Mike Clark, and Oliver Dollar, to name a few, Daniels keeps an energetic production schedule. Most recently, Daniels’ remix for Play It Say It reached #1 on Beatport and top 5 in Ibiza. Undeniably, Daniels is riding high and revving up to take the motor city techno town to its highest level. Stay tuned and listen up, cause the best