There’s no doubt that the lines between hip hop and dubstep are being further and further blurred by today’s original and remix productions alike. Today’s track is no exception to the phenomenon that is sweeping the music industry. I’m talking about WTF?’s collaboration with rap legends Dead Prez, It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop UK. If you’re one of the unlucky few who hasn’t heard it yet, let me be the first to say bon voyage. I first got my face blasted by this song when I heard it featured on Basement Jaxx’s Essential Mix (which by the way was amazing, but that’s for another post). Having never heard it before, I was surprised to find out that people have been ranting about this song for a while. BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe named it the “hottest record of the week” back in early June, and even Beatportal.com said “[it] will be on high rotation for at least the rest of the year.”
So who are the masterminds going by the appropriate name WTF? Well, it’s no other than the legendary dubstep/dnb producers Adam F and DJ Fresh. The story goes that Dead Prez was so impressed with this remix that they re-recorded the vocals themselves for the official release. The end product is a remix of titanic proportions. Dead Prez spits straight magma on this track, while WTF? sends deadly waves of synth straight to the dome. It’s a match made in heaven…or hell in this case. Either way, it’s a truly outstanding song. Press the play button with caution; this one will blast you out of your seat.