I forget the song and artist, but I heard a pretty generic psyambient track that uses part of the trumpet line from “The Staman of the Shaman.”
Also, the vocal from Bob Holroyd’s “Adrift in Kerala” has been pilfered in countless songs…e.g. Ott’s “Smoked Glass and Chrome”, “Chime” by Jairamji, to name a few.
One of the vocals from “Around the World In A Tea Daze” was in an Asura track, forget which one.
With the nearly infinite possibilities in both recording and sound design, I really don’t rate sampling entire chunks of sound very high. And even slightly out-of-place vocals/spoken word is about the most effective way to trainwreck a vibe that I’ve come across.
I would like to see dancefloor artists collaborate with sound design gurus like Robert Rich, Steve Roach or Vir Unis. These guys are miles above using samples. Combine their soundscape expertise with someone who really knows how to do percussion and we have the next big thing! Basically, bridge the gap between psy and rhythmic ambient albums like Perimeter by Vir Unis/James Johnson or Serpent’s Heart by Steve Roach/Byron Metcalf. Proper shamanic tunes!!!