The Prodigy ‎– Voodoo People

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Band's 8th single (and 3rd from their second album "Music For The Jilted Generation").
Released 12 September 1994.

Main samples used in this song:
- "... the voodoo who do what you don't dare do people..." line from "The Shalimar" by the Last Poets
- Main guitar riff from Nirvana's "Very Ape"
- Flute sample from "You're Starting Too Fast" by Johnny Pate

"Dust Brothers Remix" version of this song marked the last time The Chemical Brothers used their original name. They eventually changed it due to lawsuit threat from the American ones.

Remixed in 2005 by Pendulum.

Versions (32)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
XLT 54, XLT-54 The Prodigy Voodoo People(12", Single) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLT 54, XLT-54 UK 1994 Sell This Version
XLT 54, UDP 1020 The Prodigy Voodoo People(12", Single) XL Recordings, UDP XLT 54, UDP 1020 Italy 1994 Sell This Version
XLT-54 The Prodigy Voodoo People(12", Single, Promo) XL Recordings XLT-54 UK 1994 Sell This Version
127913, XLT-54 The Prodigy Voodoo People(12", Single, Promo) Intercord, XL Recordings 127913, XLT-54 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
XLS 54 CD, 825.0054.22 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Maxi) XL Recordings, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] XLS 54 CD, 825.0054.22 Benelux 1994 Sell This Version
INT 827.913, 7243 4 72286 2 9, XL/INT 827.913 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Maxi) XL Recordings, XL Recordings, XL Recordings INT 827.913, 7243 4 72286 2 9, XL/INT 827.913 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
XLS 54 CD, 825.0054.22 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Maxi) XL Recordings, Play It Again Sam [PIAS] XLS 54 CD, 825.0054.22 Benelux 1994 Sell This Version
XLS 54CD The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single) XL Recordings XLS 54CD UK & France 1994 Sell This Version
XLS 54CD The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single) XL Recordings XLS 54CD Scandinavia 1994 Sell This Version
XLS 54CD The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single) XL Recordings XLS 54CD Canada 1994 Sell This Version
660829 2 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single) XL Recordings, Dance Pool 660829 2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
76974 3019-2 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single) Polygram Group Canada Inc. 76974 3019-2 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
825.0054.24, XLS 54CDS The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single, Car) Play It Again Sam [PIAS], XL Recordings 825.0054.24, XLS 54CDS Benelux 1994 Sell This Version
660829 2 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single, Promo, Gol) XL Recordings, Dance Pool 660829 2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
XLC 54 The Prodigy Voodoo People(Cass, Single) XL Recordings XLC 54 UK 1994 Sell This Version
660829 8 The Prodigy Voodoo People(Cass, Single, Dol) XL Recordings, Dance Pool 660829 8 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
none The Prodigy Voodoo People(Cass, Single, Promo) Intercord none Germany 1994 Sell This Version
none The Prodigy Voodoo People(VHS, Single, Promo) XL Recordings none UK 1994 Sell This Version
7007-0 The Prodigy Voodoo People(12", Single) Mute, XL Recordings 7007-0 US 1995 Sell This Version
7007-1 The Prodigy Voodoo People(12", Single) Mute, Mute Corporation 7007-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
7007-1 The Prodigy Voodoo People(12", Single, Promo) Mute, XL Recordings 7007-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
7007-0 The Prodigy Voodoo People(12", Single, Promo) Mute, Mute Corporation, XL Recordings 7007-0 US 1995 Sell This Version
7007-2, Mute 7007-2 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Maxi, Jew) Mute, Mute Corporation 7007-2, Mute 7007-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
7007-2, Mute 7007-2 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single, FLP) Mute, Mute, Mute Corporation, Mute Corporation 7007-2, Mute 7007-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
XLT 54, XLT-54 The Prodigy Voodoo People(12", Single, RE) XL Recordings, XL Recordings XLT 54, XLT-54 UK 1996 Sell This Version
XLS 54CD The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single, RE) XL Recordings XLS 54CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
33972-6 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single) Koch International, XL Recordings 33972-6 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
33972-7 The Prodigy Voodoo People(Cass, S/Sided, Single) Koch International 33972-7 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
33972-4, 33972-7 The Prodigy Voodoo People(Cass, Single) Koch International, Koch International 33972-4, 33972-7 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
INT 827.913, 7243 4 72286 2 9, XL/INT 827.913 The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Maxi, RP) XL Recordings, XL Recordings, XL Recordings INT 827.913, 7243 4 72286 2 9, XL/INT 827.913 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
XLS 54CD The Prodigy Voodoo People(CD, Single, RP) XL Recordings XLS 54CD UK Unknown Sell This Version
none The Prodigy Voodoo People(File, MP3, Single, 320) XL Recordings none Unknown

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Precklein

Precklein

January 15, 2016
referencing Voodoo People, 12", Single, Promo, XLT-54
The Dust Brothers rmx on the AA side clearly is the Chemical Brothers work before they got themselves a new name.
transition-metal

transition-metal

February 10, 2014
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Voodoo People, 12", Single, XLT 54, XLT-54
The original version is still my fav, when i got this way back in 94 i was playing goa-the heat the energy quiet a bit but haven't listened to it for years . There was also a psy trance version of Voodoo people that i heard once at a rave in London which was pretty cool as well.
PeterBerglin

PeterBerglin

July 20, 2012
referencing Voodoo People, 12", Single, XLT 54, XLT-54
The date on my price tag is September 8 1994.
northregent

northregent

December 23, 2010
referencing Voodoo People, CD, Single, 660829 2
the original is good but the dust brothers remix is an absolute winner.
djcarnage

djcarnage

June 27, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Voodoo People, 12", Single, XLT 54, XLT-54
The melody line of this alltime classic was also used in a hardcore track from 1998 by Mister DJ (it was the remix of the track Nhema Gayakaya) and also became an big classic.

The melody sounds rough but "happy" as wel which makes it an excellent melody.