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DJ Fresh And Jay Fay's "Dibby Dibby Sound," Rick Ross' "War Ready," And Band Of Skulls' "Nightmare"

Arts & Review Editor

Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014

Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014 23:02

DJ Fresh vs Jay Fay feat. Ms. Dynamite, “Dibby Dibby Sound”
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“Dibby Dibby Sound” is blowing up in the UK, entering the BBC Top 40 charts at No. 3 this week. The song could potentially be too European for its own good, but then again, is there ever such a thing? DJ Fresh, Jay Fay, and Ms. Dynamite are ready to go viral in the US—“Thrift  Shop” and “Gangnam Style” come to mind with this one.

Rick Ross feat. Young Jeezy, “War Ready”
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Does Rick Ross and Jeezy’s reconciliation earn them a 7-minute collaboration? Probably not. Ross goes 50 or so gunshot sounds over his sample limit on this track, and while he might sound “war ready,” the former correctional officer sounds hardly ready for his 19-track record Mastermind coming out in less than a month.

Band Of Skulls, “Nightmare”
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The latest single off the Band of Skulls’ forthcoming album Himalayan (due April 1) doesn’t demonstrate any radical change in the Southampton trio’s sound. If anything, “Nightmare” shows compromise—the English rockers seem inclined to bow down to pop aesthetics from across the Atlantic, and not so ready to entertain.

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