DO THE ROLEX SWEEP

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I’m happy to say that it seems Grime fans are finally starting to dance again, and not just some random jumping around and gun-fingering but some real deal dancehall-style organized named dances with steps. They’ve still got a ways to go but I’m calling it a powerful positive step in the right direction. Unsurprisingly champion skanker Skepta is at the lead of the charge with his tune “Do The Rolex Sweep”. It seems this whole Grimey Electro thing is kinda popping off, I think it’s great. I’m glad the grime kids are not standing still and letting Funky eat their lunch after building up the thing for years now. The tune is clearly a response to Wiley’s “Wearing My Rolex” (featured below) so unsurprisingly Wiley is at the head of a major development in Grime, again. Big up the whole Boy Better Know camp for keeping the game flipping and coming through with another periodic fun injection to the scene. Check out more vids here.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xV6OZdxGGw[/youtube]

Also, very unrelatedly Lamin sent me a wicked XLR8R interview with Bun B after I mentioned him earlier, thanks! There’s also these excerpts where he talks about some more general stuff, which are also great.


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3 responses to “DO THE ROLEX SWEEP”

  1. bok bok says:

    its cool but its a 2-tune movement,i doubt much will come of it :(

  2. Oh I don’t know, most movements start with one or two tunes. And since the original Wearing My Rolex looks set to chart or at least make a fuss, is getting a lot of radio play, etc and a lot of grime producers are talking about slyly producing funky house I could see a few people jumping on board. At least I hope so.

  3. astrojesus says:

    Oh great, the London equivalent of the Macarena.