Dot Rotten in King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent

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Inside the King Tuts Wah Wah Tent it was dark and it smelled all musty and like damp grass! But there was a fab buzzy atmosphere down at the front of the stage. Collections and ensembles of cabs and rigs sent Dubstep booming and reverberating around the place as the crowd jostled about. Cher Lloyd was the 2nd act after Dot Rotten and I couldn’t wait! But of course, I was really interested in seeing Dot Rotten too, as of course, he collaborated with Cher on ‘Dub on the Track’.
I gotta be honest! I was completely unfamiliar with the music of Dot Rotten which made this a great opportunity to find out more about this prolific artist and his brand of Grime and Hip-Hop. When the time came I have to say I loved it! Dot bounded about with tons of energy as was a slick as. He was the perfect warm up and had no trouble getting everyone whipped up. I decided I would be checking out more material by Dot Rotten as I was so impressed!
I’d of loved it if Cher had come out to run thru ‘Dub on the Track’ ha ha! But when Dot left the stage with his music still ringing in my ears and I knew in only a few moments Cher would be on stage!!!
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Really excitingly, 13 December 2011, Cher released on SBTV…

“Dub on the Track”

… as a promotional only video!!!
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Prompting rumours that ‘Dub on the Track’ would be the third single from ‘Sticks + Stones’, a video was released of the track on the SBTV website. In the end of course, it was apparent the video was for promotional purposes only. But it was still worth seeing and it is in stark contrast to the video for ‘With Ur Love’, as Cher is all dark and aggressive again. A little like how she was in the ‘Swagger Jagger’ video perhaps – but even more so!
The track is a collaboration with Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten and Ghetts who also make an appearance which is good! The video is shot in some dark and dusty house, lit by many clear tungsten lightbulbs hanging from long cords and things like dusty telephones and candlesticks decorating the shelves. It’s like something from the Addams family or a bit like one of my student digs perhaps (ahem – not really)!
Cher has her hair long – still with that sharp undercut! – and black Mascara frames her eyes and her lips are blood red. She wears a ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ tshirt over some skater boi shorts. It all works very well! I sometimes wonder if the video was an experimental move – which is a good thing to do for all sorts of reasons – courage and creativity among them! But I like it ‘cos it’s fab to see Cher singing clearly enjoying herself and with her swag well and truly on ala ‘Swagger Jagger’ & how she was right at the beginning performing Keri Hilson’s ‘Turn Your Swag On’ for the XFactor judges back in 2010!
Musically, ‘Dub on the Track’ is a deep dark brooding blend of industrial, rap and dubstep. It all begins with noise like braking trains and radio interference and some ghostly vocals from Cher then the track kicks in with some fab synthesized pitch bends, moody kickdrum and snare, scratch noise, electronic noise and just noise!
The choice of words in the lyrics lends loads to the pent-up atmosphere of urban industrialization – it’s all  ‘machines’ & ‘gasoline’, ‘supersonic’, ‘astronomic’ and ‘electronic’ – like the recording studio itself is in the middle of Gotham City!
Recruits Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten and Ghetts who all contribute a rap of their own to the track and the whole thing moves like some spooky transformer robot – all shiny black metal and chrome!!!
I Love the track ‘Dub on the Track’! So check it out!

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Lyrics:
Im the kinda  I’m the kinda girl that put dub on the track
I’m a machine couple screws loose but running smoothly
Know what I mean gotta upgrade now I’m more unruly
I’m hard to swallow but a spoonful of sugar
might make it all go down more easilyyyy e e
Pick up the beat put ur money on me
I’m not queen but I’m gonna be a princess on it
Like premium gasoline my words gon catch on fire
Spread through ur body like  Eeeeeeeee
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
Im the kinda  I’m the kinda girl that put dub on the track
Supersonic, iconic, atronomic, get me on it
electronic, polyphonic, get me on it
Im the kinda  I’m the kinda girl that put dub on the track
MIC RIGHTEOUS RAP:
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
Im the kinda  I’m the kinda girl that put dub on the track
Work hard party harder
Work hard party harder
Work hard party harder
DOT ROTTEN RAP:
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
Im the kinda  I’m the kinda girl that put dub on the track
Supersonic, iconic, atronomic, get me on it
electronic, polyphonic, get me on it
Im the kinda  I’m the kinda girl that put dub on the track
Work hard party harder
Work hard party harder
Work hard party harder
GHETT’S RAP:
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
I’m the kinda girl that put on the track
Im the kinda  I’m the kinda girl that put dub on the track