Calvin Harris & Dizzee Rascal – Hype [Single Premiere]
Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris reunites with English rapper Dizzee Rascal on his new single ‘Hype’.
The pair collaborated previously on Harris’ ’18 Months’ album cut ‘Here 2 China’ and Dizzee Rascal’s own number one smash ‘Dance Wiv Me’ and now the pair reacquaint themselves on ‘Hype’, Calvin Harris’ third offering from his as of yet unnamed fifth studio album serving as the follow-up to worldwide hits ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ and Rihanna collab ‘This Is What You Came For’.
“Every time I’m around there’s a hype / Touchdown and the crowd get’s hyped / Straight gassed, got the whole place hype” veteran UK grime artist Dizzee Rascal catchily spits over Calvin Harris’ frenzied production which utilises an abundance of squiggly synths, rattling cowbells and throbbing disco-eqsue basslines.
The nu-disco and electroclash elements sounds like the track could have been plucked from Harris’ debut album as opposed to his glossy, straightforward house-pop sound adopted in his more recent endeavours. With this is mind, ‘Hype’ sounds destined to be a hit in European territories but maybe not suited for single choice in America. Listen below:
* Audio removed due to DMCA request – listen to a snippet of the track below *