There is a particular “Hey!” that has been sampled an insurmountable number of times. It is a female voice. And the “Hey!” in question can be found on Prodigy’s “Firestarter,” Felix da Housecat’s “Watching Cars Go By” and the Art of Noise’s “Close (To the Edit).”
The question I have, if anyone is willing to answer this, is whether the “Hey!” originated from the Art of Noise or from some other source. Further, why this particular “Hey!” over all other heys.
I know that I am not entirely insane here, for this blog post and this review identifies the exact same “Hey!” I suspect that this “Hey!” means something more than a tribute to the Art of Noise. Anyone have any ideas?