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Art Vandelay

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Stereolab got their name from a test record for hifis on vanguard records that was "For Use In Aligning, Calibrating and Balancing Stereo Disc Playback Systems" 


An early pioneer of French disco on vanguard records was 



Which was famously sampled on


It's taken many years to reunite DJ Premier with Guru but this landed last year



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Not quite a test record but close enough for a tenuous link - As a demonstration of new fangled stereo recordings, Decca Records released "A Journey Into Stereo Sound" in 1958 which contained the much sampled line "This is a journey into sound"


It's used in plenty of songs, (Beat Dis, Coldcut's remix of Paid in Full) but my favourite of them all is this absolute banger by Public Enemy:



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