Monday, February 7, 2011

Dance Wiv Me

On the subject of European artists who have never made it big in the states: Dizzee Rascal. I love Dizzee Rascal. Dizzee Rascal is a fucking genius. Dizzee Rascal is one of about 10 rap artists who’s work I actually enjoy and will listen to voluntarily. Shall I continue or do you get the gist? The point is, the US needs more Dizzee. I know I’m not the ultimate source on rap music (one of my faults), but if you want to hear some serious spit, check out the lightning-fast delivery on his second CD, Showtime. Or just check out anything he's made, you can't really go wrong.

Anyway, guess who has a new single out? Yep. Dizzee Rascal…kind of. Technically it’s a song by DnB producers Chase & Status called Heavey which merely features Dizzee charging away on vocals, but anything with the name ‘Dizzee’ in it is cause for celebration. I’m not going to post it here, as it’s a little grittier than I like to feature—I’ve found that DnB is more of an acquired taste, and some people hate it—but you can pick it up over at Stoney Roads, here. Don’t worry though; after all of this gushing about Dizzee I’m not going to leave you empty-handed. I’ve been meaning to post Dance Wiv Me for ages, and the renewed Dizzee-lation that Heavey spurred in me makes this the perfect opportunity. Released in the summer of 2008, Dance Wiv Me was a collaboration between Dizzee, Calvin Harris, and singer Chrome. It’s a shuffling, sexy, mid-tempo pop song featuring vocals by all 3 men (RIP Calvin Harris’ voice). It was a #1 hit in the UK for about a month, and rightfully so. Further proof that these Europeans know what’s up.

Dance Wiv Me (feat. Calvin Harris and Chrome)—Dizzee Rascal


Anonymous said...

There's a large reason that Dizzee will never make it the US. He pronounces "th" like F and has an accent that most people find offensive

Mikayla said...

i doubt most americans know the difference between cockney and 'jafaican' or whatever they're calling that accent dizzee has.
and if the success of 'my fair lady' is any indication, americans think cockney is cute.

Anonymous said...

Wut? U guys be crazy.

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