The Fashion Office Recommends…Sampled Tracks

Is it that time already?  You bet.  The weekend is about to begin so whether you want to wind down or wind up, this week we’ve dedicated The Fashion Office Recommends to songs that have sampled other tracks.  I know the girls have found this one tough but I think you’ll agree, they’ve outdone themselves with some really rather awesome picks.


SoStylistic’s choice:

Jay Z – Roc Boys, featuring a sample of the amazing Menahan Street Band – Make The Road By Walking.

The original:

Ellie picks:

MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This, using the sampled beats from Rick James’s incredible Superfreak from that moment in the film Little Miss Sunshine.

The Original:

Sartoriology: Vanilla Ice – Ice Ice Baby with samples from non-other than Queen and David Bowie’s Under Pressure.

The original:

A Work In Progress: Destiny’s Child Bootylicious with Stevie Knicks’s unmistakable Edge of Seventeen hook.

The original:

New Favourite Thing recommends a double whammy that features both Jimmy Webb’s beautiful piano based McArthur Park, later used by none other than disco diva Donna Summer.  Her choice: Roots Manuva and Dreamy Days.

The original:

Newly initiated, Stevie picks a winning first entry that channels Spandeau Ballet’s True: PM Dawn – Set Adrift On Memory Bliss.

The Original:

Soldiersailor: Metaform – Crush.  A sample of one of my all time favourite tracks, Private Number by Judy Clay and William Bell and thanks to SoStylistic spotting it; a bit of Sade forty-seven seconds in.

The original (performed by William Bell and Scottish band Texas):

Check out last week’s recommendations: Song’s That Stick Like Glue.