Osunlade Samples Dionne Warwick

Producers Osunlade sampled Dionne Warwick‘s classic R&B original Walk the Way You Talk. Osunlade turned their creation “Dionne” into a powerful message with an addictive, motivating dance beat. Released by Dionne Warwick in 1970, the phrasing sampled plays the words “Just because you say things are gonna change, saying something’s wrong isn’t good enough.” The meaning still ringing true with the world today.

In 2017, DJ Khaled collaborated with Beyonce, and Jay-Z on the track “Shining.” Together they sampled Osunlade‘s Dionne featuring the same phrase looped over and over. By twisting the vocals into a flowing groove, DJ Khaled speeds up the tempo, blending the sample into the second verse as a musical backdrop to Jay-Z’s and Beyonce’s heightened soulful vibe.

 



::LISTEN::

ORIGINAL

Dionne Warwick – Walk the Way You Talk
(From the album Very Dionne, 1970)

 


REMIX

Osunlade – Dionne
(From the album Yoruba, 2013)


SAMPLE

DJ Khaled feat. Beyoncé and Jay-Z – Shining
(From the album Grateful, 2017)



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