January 7th, 2019

Made for anyone who wants a free (public domain) sound library for scratching with any digital scratching capable device (digital vinyl system, DJ controller, etc.) It starts with five classic sounds for scratching. The rest is mainly freesound.org CC0 sounds, but there are other sources that I will mention in this description.

Compiled, edited and mastered by myself. For re-distribution, source mention (link, "Bronxio, author of the Youtube channel Aprende Scratching" or just "Bronxio") is optional and appreciated :)

Made mainly for a Youtube Channel (Aprende Scratching) that I opened to teach Scratching (mainly in Spanish, with English subtitles sometimes): youtube.com/AprendeScratching

Here is the index (with own names), with the sources indicated:

00:01 Aaah
- sample from the end of B Side - Change The Beat (Female Version)
00:02 Fresh
- sample from the end of B Side - Change The Beat (Female Version)
00:03 Ah yeah
- sample from the beginning of Run DMC - Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)
00:04 As we go a little somethin' Like This, hit it
- sample from the beginning of Dough E. Fresh & Slick Rick (formerly MC Ricky D) - La Di Da Di
00:07 Check this out
- sample from the beginning of Run DMC - Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse)

00:08 Drumming 1
- https://freesound.org/people/Dolfeus/sounds/57538/
- https://freesound.org/people/rhythmpeople/sounds/165209/
- http://www.stayonbeat.com/2013/09/25/free-snare-samples/ (#181, mixed with the other snare)
00:08 Bubbles
- https://freesound.org/people/martian/sounds/19259/
00:10 Are you ready?
- https://freesound.org/people/RandyLG/sounds/134696/
00:11 Oh my god
- https://freesound.org/people/pyro13djt/sounds/332062/
00:12 Drumming 2
- https://beatproduction.net/trap-kicks/ (Kick Infinite Soft 19)
- http://www.stayonbeat.com/2013/09/25/free-snare-samples/ (#200)
00:13 Drumming 3
- https://sampleswap.org/filebrowser-new.php (kick-hat-inxs)
- https://freesound.org/people/twentytwentymusic/sounds/439859/

00:13 Aaah
- Generated with https://lingojam.com/RobotVoiceGenerator
00:14 Fresh
- Generated with https://lingojam.com/RobotVoiceGenerator
00:15 DJ
- Generated with AnalogX SayIt
- https://freesound.org/people/waveplay_old/sounds/233540/
00:16 I have a
- Generated with eSpeak (whisper)
00:16 Funky fresh
- Generated with https://lingojam.com/RobotVoiceGenerator
00:17 Cybertron
- https://freesound.org/people/Mondschein90/sounds/159604/

00:19 Mouth harp 1 (aka jew's harp)
- https://freesound.org/people/pan14/sounds/334033/
00:20 Mouth harp 2
- https://freesound.org/people/James.Keeble/sounds/431985/
00:21 Pomp explosion (cartoon style)
- https://freesound.org/people/Henrythetrain/sounds/135783/
00:21 swash/plowing air
- https://freesound.org/people/denao270/sounds/346373/
00:22 Arrow shot
- https://freesound.org/people/DrMaysta/sounds/349693/

00:22 Wilhelm scream
- Public domain[1], same sound from other sources uploaded before here in freesound.org
00:24 Scream 1
- https://freesound.org/people/Christianswag/sounds/347869/
00:25 Scream 2
- https://freesound.org/people/GreatNate98/sounds/353086/

00:26 Tiny rhythmic
- https://freesound.org/people/j008b/sounds/84725/
00:30 Telephone "Hello?"
- https://freesound.org/people/pyro13djt/sounds/332130/
00:31 Wooh! (original)
00:32 Mh-hm (original)
00:33 Cough (original)

00:34 Fighter plane
- https://freesound.org/people/craigsmith/sounds/437876/
00:44 cartoon fall (Slide whistle)
- https://freesound.org/people/Yoyodaman234/sounds/156644/
00:48 Refreshing "aaah" (original)
00:52 Pseudo-didgeridoo 1 (original)
00:56 Pseudo-didgeridoo 2 (original)

01:01 Muttley flava
- https://freesound.org/people/fattirewhitey/sounds/259514/
01:05 Gurglin'
- https://freesound.org/people/milton./sounds/244452/
01:09 Little bastard
- https://freesound.org/people/YYW/sounds/351424/
01:11 Evil malignant
- https://freesound.org/people/scotcampbell/sounds/263967/

01:13 Organ in church
- https://freesound.org/people/freesoundjon01/sounds/322373/
01:19 Ting vibrato
- https://freesound.org/people/modularsamples/sounds/311243/
01:26 Fresh chord
- https://freesound.org/people/zinzan_101/sounds/91781/
01:29 Piano
- https://freesound.org/people/SoundsExciting/sounds/213093/

01:33 Needle tear in vinyl
- https://freesound.org/people/ZeSoundResearchInc./sounds/117512/
01:34 Final boom
- https://freesound.org/people/Link-Boy/sounds/414834/

Drumming = kick and snare (for drumming scratch)
Original = my own voice, released for the first time in this file

Optimized for 100 BPM beats. I made some modifications in my edit, like a little bit of stretching or shorten some parts to optimize sounds for rhythm (and of course filtering, wave compressing, slicing, etc.)

Please note that melodic sounds work with drums alone, and could fit great with melodic companion; but if mixed without harmony, could be horrible!


I wanted to make a public domain sound library for scratching made from suitable material for this condition. However, as you can understand, I can't confirm the real origin of all of this stuff. I just thought that the actual status of every sound here makes sense. If any copyright holder who detects, can prove holding and wants me to stop distributing his/her/their sound/s, please contact me through private message and I'll remove this version and create another one without it or them.

There is a special case for the first section (scratching classics): all of these sounds are de facto public domain, due to large re-utilisation without permission since their origins in the 80's until today. It is understood that copyright holders accepted this. It's the same case as, for example, the amen break, that is already uploaded here in freesound.org more than 300 versions of it.

Here you can check some examples of re-using without credit even nowadays (it is understood that without any copyright holder permission then). I'll add the whosampled.com detections as well, just to have an idea of their expansion.

Aaah / fresh

Original AAAH & FRESH from Beside - Change The Beat (Female/Frech Version) / Celluloid, 1982 [appears at 3:38]

Theme sampled in 2272 songs according to whosampled.com (January 7th 2018)

Sample aaah used in:

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (feat. Wanz) - Thrift Shop / Macklemore LLC, 2012 [appears at 2:00]
- Youtube views in oct 26th 2018 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes)

Justin Bieber feat. Drake - Right Here (Island Records, Raymond Braun Media Group, School Boy Records, 2012 (aaah appears at the beginning)

Too Short - Don't Stop Rappin' / 75 Girls and Tapes, 1985 [aaah appears at 0:55 and throughout]

Britney Spears - I'm a Slave 4 U (Jive, 2001, 1:42) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzybwwf2HoQ

Sample fresh used in:

Herbie Hancock - Rockit (Sony BMG Music Entertainment, 1983, 1:50 and throughout) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHhD4PD75zY

Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew - The Show (Reality, 1985, 0:15 and throughout) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDkqz5C62SM <-- This is the other side of the record where the "as we go a little somethin' like this, hi it" song is)

Eminem - So Far... (Aftermath, 2013, 0:00) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4AEfIlmRN0

Slick Rick - Hey Young World (Def Jam, 1988, 4:07) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea-ezolZq5k

Mastaplann feat. ILL-J and Rye - The Anthem (Asiatik, 2010, 0:41 and throughout) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbcD-Z0XzRk

These samples are already uploaded in already-made scratches here in freesound.org: https://freesound.org/people/bronxio/packs/14641/

Ah yeah & check this out

Original AH YEAH from Run-DMC - Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse), Profile, 1985*, at 0:04

Theme sampled in 752 songs, according to www.whosampled.com (January 7th 2019)

Sample "ah yeah" used in:

BTS - War of Hormone (BigHit, 2014, at 0:26) - 163M views in Youtube: https://youtu.be/XQmpVHUi-0A?t=26

Nero - Crush on You (Knife Party Remix) (More Than Alot/UKF, 2011, at 0:17) - 4M views in Youtube: https://youtu.be/TYMj1vxsehY?t=17

Public Enemy - Rightstarter (Message to a Black Man) (Def Jam, 1987, at 0:08) - https://youtu.be/Q5mQyq3XYJA?t=8

Vanessa Williams - The Comfort Zone (Wing, 1991, at 0:27) - https://youtu.be/NByBW3tId0I

Beastie Boys - B-Boy Bouillabaisse Medley (Capitol, 1989, at 0:13) - https://youtu.be/4-C5nfhfacU?t=13

Redhead Kingpin and the FBI - Do the Right Thing (Virgin, 1989, at 0:11 and t-rhoughout) - https://youtu.be/Rj1iIIjcOPQ

MARRS - Pump Up The Volume (UK 12" Remix) (4AD, 1987, at 1:19) - https://youtu.be/NeDUofj__OQ?t=79

The "ah yeah" sample is already uploaded here in freesound.org in already-made scratches here in freesound.org:


Original CHECK THIS OUT from Run-DMC - Here We Go (Live at the Funhouse), Profile, 1985*, at 0:08

Sampled "check this out" used in:

Das EFX - Check It Out (EastWest America, 1993, at 0:03 and thoughout) - https://youtu.be/CQBPf6tE5sE?t=3
No mention found in artwork: https://www.rapmusicguide.com/cd/3200/das-efx-straight-up-sewaside

Greyboy - Got to Be Love feat. Quantic and Sharon Stones (Paul Nice Remix) (Ubiquity, 2004, at 1:00) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPyVg87vfLI

Vanessa Williams - The Comfort Zone (Wing, 1991, at 0:09) - https://youtu.be/NByBW3tId0I

Redhead Kingpin and the FBI - Do the Right Thing (Virign, 1989, at 0:15 and thoughout) - https://youtu.be/Rj1iIIjcOPQ

Simon Harris - Bass (How Low Can You Go) (FFRR, 1988, at 1:56) - https://youtu.be/1NK6mJgu5Ec?t=116

Sigma 7 - Remember Your Old Steps (Seven Records, 2000, at 0:44) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s92Gd79cdc

As we go a little somethin' like this, hit it

Original AS WE GO A LITTLE SOMETHING LIKE THIS, HIT IT from Dough E. Fresh and MC Ricky D. (later Slick Rick) - La-Di-Da-Di (Reality, 1985, at 0:45) - https://youtu.be/zM0KAh5w7Rs?t=45

Theme sampled in 948 songs, according to www.whosampled.com (January 7th 2019)

DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - Somethin' Like Dis (Jive, 1993, at 1:23 and throughout)

Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - As We Go ("as we go a little something like this - hit it", 0:10 and thoughout)

NWA - Gangsta, Gangsta ("as we go a little something like this - hit it", 3:47)

Five Deez - Latitude (Nujabes Remix) ("as we go a little something like this", 2:33)

Time Zone - Zulu War Chant (The Funky Remix ("as we go a little something like this", 0:20 and thoughout)

Lin Que - Let it Fall feat. MC Lyte ("sound like", 0:11 and thoughout)

A Tribe Called Quest - The Love ("sound like this", 2:29 and thoughout)

DJ Okawari - Evening Comes 2 ("like this", 0:37 y sigue)

Kanye West, Common, Pusha T, Big Sean, Kid Cudi Charlie Wilson - Good Friday ("like this", 0:39 and thoughout)

Beastie Boys - Hold it Now, Hit it ("hit it", 0:03)

Ini Kamoze - Here Comes the Hotstepper ("Hit it", 0:03)

Ludacris - Runaway Love feat. Mary J. Blige ("like this", 0:19 and thoughout)

DJ Shadow - Hardcore (instrumental) Hip Hop ("hit it", 3:45)


Beastie Boys - B-Boy Bouillabaisse Medley (Capitol, 1989, contains the "aaah", "fresh" and "ah yeah" samples) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-C5nfhfacU


Not to mention about the "aaah" and "fresh" samples, that they may be actually real public domain samples. In USA, A clear authorship is needed to be something eligible for copyright. The record company said that these words were spoken by Fab Five Freddy[2], but Bernard Zekri (the female rapper's B-Side husband, who was present in the recording according to the source [2]) stated that it was Roger Trilling who said that[3].

To all those users that expressly shared their creations for the public domain, Celluloid Records and other copyright holders to let the "aaah" and "fresh" flow through more and more human creations freely, and other creators and copyright holders that did the same with other samples: thank you very much! :)

*this is the recording release year. The recording date is August 5th, 1983, according to the vinyl label.
[1] At least as Wikipedia stated here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Wilhelm_Scream.ogg
[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqauvQkC6VQ (video from Celluloid Records, the original distributor)
[3] http://daily.redbullmusicacademy.com/2017/09/key-tracks-change-le-beat

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  • avatar
    annantalo_animaatio 8 months ago

    quality content recommend

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    Lattevariant 10 months ago

    beyond happy to find this, especially the 'ah yeah' clip!! :) thanks millions!! xxx

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    starfighter.nimh 11 months, 1 week ago

    This is absolutely awesome, thank you for your work!

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    GRIMMsNexus 1 year, 1 month ago

    best sound compilation ever :D
    the wilhelm scream in there- i can't even-

  • avatar
    beautifuldaymonster1968 1 year, 7 months ago

    The Eighties in a box, I love it :D

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