Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Music: Wiley Grimey & Dizzee Like Weezy

It was only time before Grime invaded our Dancefloors and surprisingly, it took way longer than expected. Recently we've seen Dizzee Razcal pair up with Bun B with a track that pushes the boundaries of Hip Hop without even trying. Similarly, Wiley's "Wearing my rolex transforms itself into THE Dancefloor banger in every DJ's set regardless of the genre. In the UK, Grime has been at the forefront of electronic music and Hip Hop, partly because of the popularity of Two Step and Drum&Bass in the late nineties. Now with the rise of Dubstep and the nostalgia for the heavy "rave style" synth bass, Urban music has a new palette to work from as you can see in the sets of DJ's such as Herve & Sinden. With all genres of music cross-pollinating back and forth, it is plausible we'll be listening to electro-rock-trance-hall pretty soon. Who knows, maybe we'll actually like it.

Dizzee Rascal - Where's the G's
Wiley - Wearing my Rolex
Hot Chip - Wearing my Rolex (Cover)

Just to show how a setting can make or break a video...this was flawless.

I always had a thing for foxes...