Ferrari is the single by James Hype and Miggy Dela Rosa that in just over 3 months has surpassed 40 million plays between Spotify and YouTube. But, Can I be honest? The guitar loop that made it famous is almost 21 years old and comes from a totally different world than EDM music.


ORIGINAL SAMPLE

Of course there is the approval of the “original” artist (and the label) that are quoted in all the tracks that we will mention in the article. The original loop – in its first appearance – comes from rapper P. Diddy‘s single “I Need a Girl pt. 2” and was released back in 2001. Very interesting is the fact that a Ferrari, a gray 360, appears in the official video itself, wasn’t that the inspiration for the title?


LATIN INFLUENCE

But it doesn’t end there. Lately it really seems that this guitar sample has been reevaluated in all its versatility and potential. Over and over again. Another example can be found in Ozuna‘s single, just in collaboration with P. Diddy (now become just Diddy) and producer DJ Snake. “Eres Top” released in 2019 is totally based on the same guitar loop. 


POST-FERRARI

Chronologically speaking James Hype’s production is not the most recent song to have used him. In fact, in May 2022 “Make It Hot” production by Mark Bale edited by DJ Kuba & Neitan, released on Hexagon. Once again the same spin, the same loop. This time, however, the inspiration probably came directly from James Hype‘s version, with a kick drum and bass touch slightly reminiscent of Acraze with his hit “Do It To It.


IS A LOOP WORTH A WHOLE HIT?

Four different tracks, almost four different genres that prove that when a melody and sound are right, they can create hits regardless of genre. And you, which of the four versions do you prefer? And most importantly, do you know any other tracks that contain this iconic loop?

About Kevin Barbaro

Music freak, Techno head. Graduated at UNICAL in Communication Sciences. PointBlank Music Industry Diploma Student.

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