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Skepta - 'Sunglasses At Night'
Skepta first came to mainstream attention with his rehash of Wiley's 'Wearing My Rolex', and now the north London grime lord returns to our airwaves with a reworking of a genuine classic... albeit a minor one.
Sampling Corey Hart's 1983 track of the same name - with the notable emission of the chorus "Don't switch the blade on the guy in shades", presumably to avoid falling foul of accusations of endorsing knife crime - this is grime at its most commercially viable.
Cue a flatulent bassline, garage-influenced high hat and snare, plus playground lyrics ("Roses are red, violets are blue/You know that I've got my eyes on you"). But, with the recent success of Skepta's contemporary Tinchy Stryder's 'Take Me Back', this 2:23 of economic, dancable pop will be massive.