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 Steely Dan - Sampled
 Recordings that have used samples from Steely Dan tracks

Here's a list I've put together recently after much research; a definitive guide to those artists and their songs that dared (sometimes) to sample the songs of Steely Dan.

The list includes - perhaps unsurprisingly - many contemporary Hip-Hop, Rap and Dance artists. In some cases (such as with De La Soul's 'Eye Know') the sample used is quite obvious in the mix and practically forms the backbone of the track.

*Tracks marked with an asterisk contain obvious musical elements of the original Steely Dan/Donald Fagen track rather than audio samples taken directly from the original recording.

If any of you guys know of any other Steely/Fagen sampled tracks that aren't on my list, please let me know!


DJ Rashad - We On 1
Mylo - Destroy Rock And Roll
Anthony 'Shake' Shakir - Arise
Sweet Valley - Bros Beyond
Traxman - No Return

 Bad Sneakers

The Gotee Brothers - Wages Of Sin
JNL - Going Insane


XTC - Standing In For Joe*

 Black Cow

213 - Sassy Ways (Keep It Gangsta)*
Tatyana Ali - Day Dreamin'
Bazarro & D-Rock - Run Around
Beyoncé (Feat. Grafh) - Me, Myself & I (J'Ty Remix)*
Black Moon - How Many Emcees Must Get Dissed (Stamp Mix)
CYA - Dečko U Usponu
Common - The Light (Beatnick & K-Salaam Remix)
Da Fat Cat Clique - On Tha Level
Da Nabahood Threat - Flip Da Script
DJ Booman – Reload
Fatman Scoop & The Crooklyn Clan - Hands Up...Now Get Your Hands Up
Girl Talk - Minute By Minute
King Size & Abdel - Esprit
The Lox (Feat. Mase) - If You Want It You Can Get It
MF Doom - Gas Drawls
O.S.T.R. - Synu
Ro-Lew - Rudy's
Eric Roberson (Feat. Phonte) - Been In Love
Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)
Tone Loc - Cutting Rhythms

 The Boston Rag

Cex - No Drag
Hit-Boy - Wyw (Feat. John Legend)  

 The Caves Of Altamira

Kool & Kass - PMA
Theophilus London - Understood
Neo Ex - Altri giorni

 Deacon Blues

Adagio! - My Girl
Jason Forrest - New Wave Folk Austerity
Savant - Innocence
Talons' - Taz*

 Do It Again

Art Of Noise - Kiss
Carlos Berlanga - A Cannes
Chromeo - When The Night Falls (Feat. Solange Knowles) [Mayer Hawthorne Cover]
Club House/Slingshot - Do It Again Meets Billy Jean*
Deacon Blue - Silverlake
Disko Killaz - Do It Again
Freak Power - K.K. Nuns
Gare Du Nord - Go Back Jack*
Inland Knights - You Can Do That
Miguel Migs - Do It Again
NOTE - Steely Dan PSA*
Tjuvjakt - London
TKC – Back Jack
Trinity - Steal It Again Dan

 Everyone's Gone To The Movies

3rd Bass - Wordz Of Wisdom


3rd Bass - No Static At All

 The Fez

40 Thevz - Ain't No Love*
All Saints - I Know Where It's At
Animal Nation - The Fez
Bizzie Boyz - For Those Who Slept
Brothers Like Outlaw - Trapped Into Darkness
Ice Cube - We Don't Want No 8 Ball
Large Professor - Luv Wit U
Mr. Serv-On - Cemetery Made*
Armand Van Helden - Chocolate Covered Cherry

 Fire In The Hole

Envelope - I Decline
O - Made Man
Skero - Fuassboi
Supernatural - The Show Down

 Green Earings

Bushy - There's A Light
Ice Cube - Don't Trust 'Em
Organized Confusion - Walk Into The Sun

 Green Flower Street

Bill Champlin - In The Stone*

 Haitian Divorce

Atmosphere - Threemosphere
Cex - Hotso
The Paxtons - I'm Goin'

 Hey Nineteen

Krayzie Bone Feat. Keef G - Bomb Bud

 Home At Last

Ant Banks - Hard As Hell*
Alps Cru - The Concept
Big Shug - Stripped & Pistol Whipped
Cex - Restina
Gatas Parlament - Na Om Da'n
Gente Guasta - Quinto Potere
LMNO - Don't You Even Go There
O.S.T.R. - Co Ty Tu Robisz?


BRS - Treat Me So Bad ( J.T. Donaldson Mix)*
Count Bass D - Antemeridian
Benjamin Diamond - In Your Arms (Alan Braxe Mix)
Camelle Hinds - The Beauty of You*
Impossible Nothing - Kk4
Lovebirds - Free (Lovebirds Beautiful Rework)
John Oswald - Mad Mod (Jello Bellafonte)
Take 6 - Beautiful World*

 I Can't Function

Spectac & Amiri - Looney Tunes

 I Got The News

Harry Choo Choo Romero (Feat. Robert Owens) - I Go Back

 Jack Of Speed

Cex - Don't Stop


4 Black Faces - Street Life (Tunnel Mix)
Anttex - Understand Me Vanessa
Todd Edwards - Perfect Love
Godfather Don (Feat. Jazz) - On And On
Wiz Khalifa (Feat. Smoke DZA) - Old Chanel
Raw Stylus - 37 Hours (In The USA)*
YZ - Mixel Plic (Remix)

 Kid Charlemagne

Kanye West - Champion


Klashnekoff - Sayonara
Justin Morell Quintet - End Of The Line*

 Midnight Cruiser

Audio Bullys - Keep On Moving
Rakim - Heat It Up (DJ-Love Remix)
Sleepy Brown - Dress Up
T-Max - Supreme One
Tee Double - Tried & Tested (Feat. DJ Drez & Panda One)

 My Rival

Cex - His Crimes
Malk De Koijn - Vi Tager Fuglen Pa Dig

 Night By Night

113 - Pas De Paroles En L'air

 The Nightfly

Add-2 (Feat. Jamila Woods) - Young Black Boy

 On The Dunes

Intruder - Star On Fire

 Only A Fool Would Say That

Cex - Free World
Eagles Of Death Metal - Now I'm A Fool*
Mutiny UK - All Is Free


Cajmere (Feat. Dajae) - Day By Day (Carl Craig Dub Mix)
Larry Carlton - Room 335*
De La Soul - Eye Know
Candy Dulfer - Flame*
The Foreign Exchange – All That You Are (Remixes Blend)*
Richard Grey - I Like
Paul Hart - Peppermint Park*
Joe Public - Live And Learn*
Boy Katindig - Night Drive*
Mackey Feary Band - It's Okay*
Plus-Tech Squeeze Box - Starship 6
Savant - Innocence
Sleeve - Get It On
YZ - Mixel Plic (Remix)
Zdar - Rock N' Roll Number One

 Pretzel Logic

Amiri - Starr

 Rikki Don't Lose That Number

Missin Lynx ‎- Uh So Vit
The Morpholinos - Billy Don't Lose That Prayer*

 The Royal Scam

Add-2 & Khrysis - The Glorious
Aim - Another Summer
Ice City - Ride Up
Fritz Da Cat & Maury B - Neurodeliri
K-Solo - Everybody Knows Me
Koma - Tout Est Calculé
Kruder & Dorfmeister - Look Up Dare
Neptune - Motorbass
SugaRush Beat Company - Jesus Come Near*
Union Of Opposites - What's It Worth
Zimbabwe Legit - Doin' Damage In My Native Language (Shadow's Legitimate Mix)

 Showbiz KIds

Super Furry Animals - The Man Don't Give A Fuck

 Third World Man

Naughty By Nature - Live Or Die
Usher - Missing U

 Time Out Of Mind

ToffoBean - Cherry Wine

 True Companion

Häzel - Twilight

 Also of interest...

Remix. Mash-up. Two ways to describe Steelmatic. It was created by a couple of guys from the States, Manz & Mr. Fantaztix, who took the classic 2001 Nas album Stillmatic and retooled it using Steely Dan samples. This album dosn't appear on the above 'Steely Sampled' list as it's not a commercial release. Here's a link to download the album for free.

Day Glow Freaks
Musician Gabe Shultz - AKA Gabe Is The Devil - put together this album Day Glow Freaks which is a collection of 12 original songs created entirely from the sampled works of Steely Dan. This homage, built from hundreds of samples of the band’s 82 studio tracks, is the result of a yearlong personal endeavor and is an expression of gratitude for a career of captivating music. This album dosn't appear on the above 'Steely Sampled' list as it's not a commercial release. Here's a link to download the album for free.

De La Dan (De La Soul x Steely Dan)
Major Brain's latest project, 'De La Dan (De La Soul x Steely Dan)' is pretty interesting. It's basically Six De La Soul tracks, each one using Steely Dan samples. Props to Major Brain.

House bootleg 12" singles
Some Steely Dan/Donald Fagen House bootleg 12" singles worth checking out. There are quite a few out there, but these are the only good ones in my opinion.

Brian Ellis - Peg (Austin Boogie Crew Records, 7" single only)
Donald Fagen - New Frontier - Deep House Remix (White Label)
Jean Claude Gavri - Lost Rain To Rhonda (The B-side is a great reworking of the Donald Fagen track New Frontier)
Julius Papp - Excursions...8 - (Contains a Deep House Remix of Hey Nineteen)
Stolen Dan - Time Out Of Mind - House Remix (Wax Jakkers Label)
Fat Camp - Anorak Edits Vol 3 (Contains a great edit of Green Earrings)

The above tracks are available through the Discogs website.

A list of tracks where Steely Dan are name-checked (artist and track name).

Tatyana Ali - Day Dreamin'
Apathy - Live At The BBQ
Jon Bellion - New York Soul, Pt. ll
Marc Douglas Berardo - Rum Diary
Andrés Calamaro - El Día D
Common - I Am Music
Sheryl Crow - The Na Na Song
Ian Dury And The Blockheads - Itinerant Child
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Ergs - Aja
Eve 6 - Everything
Geoff Farina - Steely Dan
Malcolm Hunter - Like a Steely Dan Movie
Ike - Katy Cry
Jango - Too Much Time
Kid Rock - Pancake Breakfast
Kirby Krackle - 140 Characters
Brian Kuhl - 6 Dozen Roots & Influences
Talib Kweli - Mr. International
La Coka Nostra - It's A Beautiful Thing
Sondre Lerche - Hoisting The Flag
Huey Lewis & The News - Don't Look Back
Lexicon - You Gotta Stop
Love Seed Mama Jump - Gasoline
Marc With a C - The Kindergarten Steely Dan
Middle Brother - Steely Dan & The Outlaw
N.E.R.D - Improvised Jam
People Under The Stairs - Plunken' Em
Raw Stylus - 37 Hours (In The USA)
Reunion - Life Is A Rock (But The Radio Rolled Me)
Elana Stone - Steely Dan
Sol String - Donald Fagen
Talons' - Taz
Nigel Waddington - Jazz Chops, No Hang-Ups (An Ode To Steely Dan)
Wolfie - Steely Dan
Zodiac Mindwarp - Hoodlum Thunder




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