Dusty Fingers is the name of a series of compilation records of songs that are widely admired as breakbeats collected by Bronx DJDanny Dann the Beat Mann. Some of the songs featured contain “open breaks” which are solo drum passages which enable DJs to easily transition into them. These are also attractive to producers, who loop or rearrange them to create new compositions. Following in the tradition of the Ultimate Breaks and Beats series, the Dusty Fingers records contain an eclectic range of musical styles: mainlyfunk and jazz, but also including soul, rock, disco, and pop.
Many of the songs in the Dusty Fingers series have been sampled into new musical compositions, mainly by hip hop producers. Popular songs sampling Dusty Fingers compositions include “Guilty Conscience” by Eminem, “Find Your Wealth” by Nas, “Rowdy Rowdy” by 50 Cent, “Show Me What You Got” by Jay-Z, “Daydreamin'” by Lupe Fiasco, and “Dr. Carter” by Lil’ Wayne.