Ten Tracks That Mattered: #6 – Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobious Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill“Thou Shalt Always Kill” by Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip

A curiosity more than anything, this odd collaboration between Brit producers Dan Le Sac and Scroobius Pip has nevertheless been quite the phenomenon in both England and the States. There’s not much to it, really. Le Sac lays down the metallic beats and Msr. Pip speaks/raps through a series of commandments. I’ve come back to it a few times since I first heard it and every time I dig it a little more.

I think the appeal lies in its lyrics. There’s a stand being taken here. It’s a manifesto of sorts that cautions people from doing things like worshiping pop idols who are, in the end, “just a band,” or against assuming that anyone nice to children who are not their own must be a pedophile, and even insists that Phoenix be spelled more like it sounds. It’s all tongue in cheek and perhaps, this time next year, I’ll chalk this up to a sort of zeitgeist-y fad, but for now, I’ll keep playing it. At very high volume.

Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip

The video is worth checking out as well. Rather than embed it here, though, I’ll send you over to Techsploder, which posts the video AND the lyrics. There’s also a nifty Kam Denny Mix out there that does some great dance floor stuff with the track (also excerpted below.)

Dan Le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip: myspace

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