Sticky featuring Ms Dynamite : Booo!

Cocaine metaphors, kick drums as crisp as new #50 notes, and a feisty London bad gal...

Cocaine metaphors, kick drums as crisp as new #50 notes, and a feisty London bad gal with a tongue like a rattlesnake: pop doesn't come much more on the money than this mighty slice of ragga customised garage. DJ about town and one time Prodigy remixer Richard 'Sticky' Forbes was planning a ragga-tilted thing after a visit to Jamaica. Running into his teenage mate Naomi, aka Ms Dynamite - a graduate of Hackney Empire shows and Raw FM performances - was a evidently a coincidence arranged by the garage gods, because 'Booo!' is the perfect, superslick, in your face, car-blasting dance tune for the summer.

Minimal as a razorblade but with bass frequencies that destroy, the momentum is carried by Dynamite's sped-up vocal telling it like it should be for the clubland massive. The anti-violence'n'drugs sentiments are fine but the more risqué verbal skills displayed particularly in the Original Dirty version hit hardest. "Let the bass vibrate dem brains/Gonna fuck you up like the worst cocaine", proclaims Dynamite, obliterating the opposition in this week's quest for graphic, sexy, reportage pop.

Makes Missy Elliott sound like Julie Andrews.

Roger Morton

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