Dizzee Rascal heading for the top of the charts?

Plus rapper lines up The Ting Tings, Arctic Monkeys and Franz

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Dizzee Rascal has expressed his delight at leading the midweek UK singles chart.

Speaking to BBC Radio 1, the rapper reacted to the fact that his new single, 'Dance Wiv Me', is currently holding the Number One slot.

"It feels good because it's the first release on my own label and it's looking like it's going to the top," he told BBC Newsbeat.

Dizzee Rascal faces stiff competition from dance act Basshunter - but it doesn't appear to be fazing him.

"I hear Basshunter is on my tail but it doesn't matter. I've not heard his tune anyway," said the MC.

'Dance Wiv Me', a collaboration between Dizzee Rascal, Scottish dance producer Calvin Harris and Chrom, appears to have inspired the rapper to embark on more cross-genre adventures.

He told Newsbeat: "I'd love to collaborate with The Ting Tings on a song. I met them at Glastonbury and I told them I was going to do this cover (the rapper recently played the Salford duo's chart-topper 'That's Not My Name') and I said, 'We should work together' - and Franz Ferdinand(who reportedly approached Dizzee about a collaboration at Glastonbury)."

He added, "I'm working on my album now so we'll see what happens. I wouldn't mind doing some work with the Arctic Monkeys again too (they collaborated on 2007 B-side 'Temptation Greets You Like A Naughty Friend'), but I haven't had a chance to speak to them yet."

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