Thursday, February 08, 2007
Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip on Xfm
Music Like Dirt was there first. Last May to be exact, when his first Scroobius Pip post appeared. Since then he’s regularly written about the greatness of Essex’s finest white rapper, seen him live and even done record reviewing with him and his partner in crime, electronic beatmeister Dan Le Sac.
And most relevantly, he had a sneak preview in December of Thou Shalt Always Kill, their tune that seems set to become a minor sensation this year. John Kennedy and Rob Da Bank are already caning the track on their radio shows, to huge acclaim from their listeners. What’s it like? I’ll leave the description to the blogger who first brought the dynamic duo to the attention of internet-cruising music fans:
"It’s quotable, danceable, and irresistible. Echoes of the classic LCD Soundsystem 'Losing My Edge' come to mind, along with the 8bit Gameboy sounds of those fantastic Beck E-Pro remixes. What’s more, if you can multi task and take in the lyrics while shaking your tail-feather round the front room you’ll discover Pip on top form. Any song that manages to slag the NME & Coke, whilst covering paedophiles, Stephen Fry, and Danny Glover’s role in the Lethal Weapon franchise is OK by me."
But despite the track’s growing popularity, you can’t get it anywhere! But fear not le Sac and Pip fans, I bring you good news.
The first piece of good news is that the track’s going to come out as a 7 inch and download on Lex Records in April. I heard that last night when the pair were interviewed in the Xfm studio by John Kennedy. The second is that in that same studio, they performed some live tunes. I don’t think I heard all of them, but most crucially I was listening at the right time to record Thou Shalt Always Kill. So now you can download away while you wait for the single to come out.
The other good thing is that I managed to record another track as well. It’s called The Beat That My Heart Skipped (also the title of a great French movie – go see!), and is so new that Dan le Sac hadn’t even heard Scroob’s vocals which he did over Dan’s backing track. Do I need to say that it’s pretty ace too?
Download: Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – Thou Shalt Always Kill (live on Xfm)
Download: Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip – The Beat That My Heart Skipped (live on Xfm)
Scroobius photo, naturally, from Music Like Dirt’s Flickr.
Update: The nice people from Lex have asked me to put up a link to where you can download the single. Only too happy to oblige - it's out this week (week beginning 2 April) so go here to get the original version of Thou Shalt... and some other tracks as well. You know it makes sense.