Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sample Justice? 2 Pistols vs The Divinyls - I Touch Myself

On first listen, you wouldn't think this sample by 2 Pistols of the 1991 song I Touch Myself by The Divinyls sounds anything like the original. The knock of beat and uptempo bars by 2 Pistols are in stark comparison to the original, which is a lot slower and soft rock driven. The original is still sooo seductive in its own 90s laid back way, check the video and original below.

The Divinyls - I Touch Myself

The verses on 2 Pistols new version are somewhat hurried and hard to follow, but the lyrical expectations weren't all that high in the first place for @2pistols. I can't hate though, I was vibin' out to his She Got It track with T-Pain for a whole calendar year in 2008. Unfortunately, there hasn't bee much of a follow up music wise, just news of him getting knocked out by the now deceased artist Dolla.

What you can take away from this sample is how much Jovi Rockwell shines on the hook. She absolutely Did the Sample Justice. In fact you may have slept on her single Keep It Real that she released in May. She has that Jamaican dialect that is taking over of late with @seankingston and @RIHANNA's influences. Hard to tell on this sample, but on her solo work you can hear the dialect a little better. Either way, give her Psycho Therapy mixtape a listen and check her out on twitter @jovi_rockwell.

What do you think, was sample justice achieved?

2 Pistols feat Jovie Rockwell - I Touch Myself
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