Released: May 2009
Piledriving a path for a legion of grime-dance crossover pretenders, no one ever really topped Dizzee and Armand’s armour-plated radio-eater for sheer ridiculous fun. It took some months before we could muster the self-control to stop sneaking up on people and saying ”BONKERS” in their ear in that stupid robot voice. Beyond the larks, though, lyrically it was a pretty complex beast, as much alienation and self-disgust as rave and lolz: “I wake up every day it’s a daydream/Everything in my life ain’t what it seems/I wake up just to go back to sleep/I act real shallow but I’m in too deep”. Dancing, with tears in his eyes: that’s our Dizzee, smart but in the charts. (EM)
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- Sep 27, 2013
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