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Detroits Invictus - a new digital only release with a sample theme




We are proud to present Detroit's Invictus, Sanctuary's first digital only compilation, which is an enthralling journey through the original context of sounds which may be familiar to modern ears in the form they have been sampled by artist such De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, Fat Boy Slim and Pete Rock.

The 14 tracks featured on this compilation are all produced by the all-star song writing trio of Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland who have produced legendary gems for the likes of The Supremes, Junior Walker & The All Stars, The Four Tops, Martha & The Vandellas, The Isley Brothers and The Elgins at Motown in the 1960s. When the trio left Motown in 1968 they set up the Hot Wax and Invictus labels. In the early 1970s Hot Wax and Invictus scored hits with a variety of acts including Freda Payne, The Chairmen Of The Board, Laura Lee, 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) and The Honey Cone.


The tracks making up this unique compilation of sampled tracks are as follows:

1. Freda Payne - Unhooked Generation

As sampled by JVC Force's - Strong Island - 1988

2. Parliament - Little Old Country Boy

De La Soul - Potholes In My Lawn - 1989

3. 8th Day - She's Not Just Another Woman

The Diabolical Biz Markie - She's Not Just Another Woman (Monique) - 1989

4. Freda Payne - We've Gotta Find A Way Back To Love

A Tribe Called Quest - Ham and Eggs - 1990

5. Laura Lee - Crumbs Off The Table

D-Nice - Crumbs On The Table - 1990//Ice Cube - This Is A Man's World - 1990

6. Politicians - Free Your Mind

Professor Griff - Pawns In The Game - 1990//Nikki D - Letting Off Steam - 1991

7. Flaming Ember - Gotta Get Away

Diamond D - I'm Outta Here - 1992

8. Parliament - Come In Out Of The Rain

Jungle Brothers - I'm In Love With Indica - 1993//Outkast - Elevators - 1996//

Xzibit - What U See Is What U Get - 1998

9. 100 Proof Aged In Soul - Somebody's Been Sleeping (In My Bed)

Big Daddy Kane - Somebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed - 1994

10. The Just Brothers - Sliced Tomatoes

Fat Boy Slim - Rockafella Skank - 1998

11. Freda Payne - The Road We Didn't Take

Defari - Checkstand 3 - 1999//DJ Cam ft Afu-Ra - Voodoo Child (Premier Remix) - 2003

12. Freda Payne - Instrumental Prelude

Pete Rock - Give It To Y'all - 2001

13. Honey Cone - Want As

Mary Mary - Heaven - 2005

14. Honey Cone - Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Common - Testify - 2005




About The Artist/Label:

A Hall of Fame songwriting and production trio, this all-star lineup paired brothers Brian and Eddie Holland with Lamont Dozier. They produced gems for the Supremes, Junior Walker & the All Stars, the Four Tops, Martha & the Vandellas, the Isley Brothers, and the Elgins until they left Motown in 1968.

After moving from Detroit to Los Angeles, the trio created the Hot Wax and Invictus labels. Freda Payne, the Chairman of the Board, Laura Lee, 100 Proof (Aged in Soul), and the Honey Cone were among the acts that scored hits in the early '70s.


About The Compilation:

First digital compilation from sanctuary. Features only sanctuary owned catalogue in a way that relates it to the present day and opens up new markets to not only these featured Invictus recordings but to the whole catalogue. Some of the artist who sampled Invictus catalogue are De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Outkast, Fat Boy Slim and Pete Rock to name but a few.

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