Tuesday, July 27, 2004

new dizzee video

here
grime's transition from pirate station to MTV base seems to be causing a few problems for the video makers. this video is obviously supposed to accentuate dizzee's britishness when bookended by two american hiphop videos, but none of the rest of the video would really raise any eyebrows.

i suppose there has to be some aesthetic crossover for the video to work, but as silverdollarcircle pointed out recently this dilution with american hip-hop r'n'b seems to be spreading to the music as well. i hope that videos don't replicate this trend (ie. other grime following suit after seeing local boy succeeding by being on american looking video, but i suppose having grime on mtv base at all will do that to a certain degree) as it would clearly be a regression. the songs pretty good though, I would have liked there to be 8 bars of distorted half-time like in the original musical mobbs 'pulse x' from which this takes it's 909 drums. dizzee's voice sounds a bit lost among the production, his usual emotive inflections flattened by synths popping up all over the place, although this is a party tune (see scratching) rather than ganja-paranoid-twitching-urban-desert-despair-aggression.

6 Comments:

Blogger PRANCEHALL said...

very funny video, but wicked track.

worringly, i have never heard it before.

i don't think they were playing it on rinse fm. (tsk tsk tsk)

have u sent cds?

July 27, 2004 at 6:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't beleive the d double e n dizzee track didn't make it on the album, is this a ploy to sell more of the first single and get a higher chart position or what - !

July 28, 2004 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger PRANCEHALL said...

is that the "wheel" vocal? the d double track, i mean...

July 29, 2004 at 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're close on the musical mobb connection. from my mp3's it sounds like dizzee is mc'ing over Youngstar's Revival 2 with a bit of a refix on the orginal.

mark_c@telus.net

July 31, 2004 at 9:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah thats the wheel vocal, its not on the album , just on the first single,

cheers

August 1, 2004 at 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beat is youngstar - "mayhem 2" - no surprise, it sounds just like all his other tracks. youngstar is the dillinja (post-"acid trak" dillinja that is) of grime, with one set of sounds that he keeps tweaking.

cooper at urbanrenewalrecords dort com

August 2, 2004 at 3:39 PM  

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