Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Dance Wiv Me

Song: Dance Wiv Me
Artist: Dizzee Rascal featuring Calvin Harris and Chrome
Album; Dance Wiv Me (single)

Summer Jam alert!!! Since the release of his debut record, the ridiculously titled “I Created Disco,” I have been hooked on all things Calvin Harris, the 23 year old Scottish singer-producer. He recently did a killer remix for my new faves the Ting Tings for their track “Great DJ” as well as an electro remix of the latest Cut Copy single. Not to mention his production work on the latest Kylie album, including my favorite track on the album, “In My Arms.” Since I’ve worn “I Created Disco” out… (actually can you wear out an MP3?) I’ve been eager to hear more from the man.

In checking his Wikipedia page (which is honestly the best place I’ve found to get up to the minute info on your favorite artists) it was revealed that the numbskull had all the work on his new album get destroyed in the Heathrow baggage disaster a couple months ago. Who check a laptop in their luggage? And better yet… who doesn’t keep an extra copy of your work?! Calvin come ON!

Well, my impatience has been temporary satiated by a new production he’s done with UK Grime rapper Dizzee Rascal & R&B group Chrome. “Dance Wiv Me” has the characteristic dumb-catchy electro melody, and is nicely accompanied by Dizzee’s very English rapping style. This is really a Dizzee track, but it’s so very Calvin… regardless, it’s dope. In a reasonable world, this would be one of the big jams of the summer, and it probably will be everywhere… but America. Oh well, we’ll get The Pussycat Dolls which will have to suffice. But in my summer playlist, this jam is ON.


Dance Wiv Me

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