Sunday, 15 August 2010

Roll Deep "Green Light" Featured On Orange

"Having launched the careers of Wiley, Tinchy Stryder, Skepta and Dizzee Rascal - not to mention topping the charts earlier this year with 'Good Times' - London urban collective Roll Deep have an impressive heritage.

But the 16-strong clan aren't ready to rest on their laurels. Ever the innovators, they've managed to cultivate an urban club track that combines some valuable lessons in the green cross code with some sound advice in picking up women that are distinctly out of your league.

Combining the type of synths last heard on a mid-'90s trance compilation and an oh-so grimey rhythm section, 'Green Light''s musical backbone lays the foundations for some inspired flows by some of the UK's hottest urban talent.

Founding member Scratchy unleashes two barrels of charm with his second verse offering: "That time when I saw ya, I thought/'Wow, check out the skirt on that', 'nuff short/Straight to the bar/Tequila, lemon, salt," polishing off the delightful exchange with, "Clocked her from a mile away/Thought to my self, 'Why not give it a go?" Why not indeed.

As with 'Good Times', an almighty hook holds the whole track together, with an anonymous lady (we're sure she's lovely) belting out: "Stop! Take a look left and right/Is it clear for me to go?/Is it me that you've been waiting for?/Put your hands up, take it to the floor/You already gave me the green light, baby."

Avoiding the slightly dubious morals in the message, 'If at first you don't succeed, ply them with alcohol', 'Green Light' is undeniable prime-time dancefloor fodder."

Click here to see the feature on Orange's website

Roll Deep's "Green Light" is OUT NOW - click here to get your copy