Clean Big Zeeks featuring Ding Dong - Single out now – DSP Link here
by Indy Vidyalankara
Big Zeeks featuring Ding Dong
Single out now – DSP Link here
Preview video here - VIDEO EMBARGOED UNTIL 8.00PM 7TH DECEMBER
“It sounds maddd bro…. it feels like a big one…I’m gonna be rinsin’ this”
Big Zeeks, aka ‘The Fresh Prince Of Harlesden’, has jumped in the booth with Dancehall don Ding Dong, aka Mr Bad Man Forward, to drop ‘Clean’, a UK dancehall banger that is pure big energy and fresh vibes. ‘Clean’ was premiered on BBC Radio 1Xtra by DJ Target last night Wednesday 6th December, and released at midnight the same night.
‘Clean’, as Zeeks explains, “is not just about how ya dress, it’s about having a clean heart and clean intentions”, with a slick riddim and vibe to match, produced by deadly production duo Dot Inc (Mercston, Knucks, Raksu, Sean Paul, Kojey Radical).
Big Zeeks’ lyrics serve up the sartorial realness “Watch e dawg and mi dawgs how me stay clean. Louis V pon mi feet and a Nike. Mama dress clean and mi daddy dress clean. Yuh fi ya unnastand it run inna mi damn genes.”
The concept video premieres on Big Zeeks’ YouTube channel on Thursday 7th December at 7pm. It was filmed in Kingston, JA and full of dynamic fashion, style and dance imagery, all from the mind of Big Zeeks himself. We see Zeeks in various locations and Kingston landmarks, such as respected Romeich Entertainment HQ, changing clothes, looking crisp, clean and ready to go. By night, Zeeks links with Ding Dong at Kingston club Boasy Tuesdays. The video is full of key figures from the Dancehall scene, such as Shelley Belly, Energy Squad, Pata Skeng, Logga Logga and Cyant Tiad.
Big Zeeks has enlisted the vocals of Jamaican Dancehall legend Ding Dong, an artist who has never looked back since his smash hit ‘Bad Man Forward, Bad Man Pull Up’, to drop this infectious, feel good tune that is dripping with vibes and attitude.
Big Zeeks said “I’ve known Ding Dong fi years and we’re excited to collaborate finally on dis tune. The video and track was my vision and it may be my best work. I’m not a dancer, I’m a sheller, but we had a lotta fun making the video in Yard! Clean is about a cleansy life, clean family, eat clean and a clean heart. Very important in this world, becah karma’s a bitch!”
Ding Dong ‘s lyrics are the baddest “Ay we nuh dress good fi go a Dance and bruk. Just know seh di price FI di Benz a nuh luck. Me lifestyle have rich gyal a beg sex please. Yo Big Zeeks wah di
Style why pree. Them knock 1 ah we we response ketch 3. Every night a di club fi wi tun a gyal spree. Wen u smell Tom ford and baccarat a we!”
Zeeks will be touring the UK ahead of the single release, playing grassroots venues and pop-up locations, as well as his home manor Harlesden. ‘Clean’ is released via UK label Parlay.
From the heart of Harlesden, north west London, Big Zeeks is an independent dancehall lyricist, who consistently sets the bar high and has firmly cemented his place as a pivotal figure within the new generation of UK dancehall, with hits such as ‘#Happy’ featuring Stylo G and D Double E, ‘Yo’, ‘Ya Unnastand’ and ‘It’s A Lot Of Money’. Big Zeeks has built up a cult following, easily bridging the gap between UK Rap and Jamaican Dancehall and building a sound reputation working with some of the most critically acclaimed artists such as Dexta Daps, Chronic Law, Spice, Shensea, Kranium, Jahvilani, Rygin King, Govana and WSTRN. Zeeks has performed at his own sell out headline shows, toured the world as a supporting act globally and performed at various international festivals including Glastonbury, City Splash and SXSW. Zeeks is immersed in his local Harlesden community and has become known for paying it forward, engaging with schools and shelters, giving out hundreds of free meals to vulnerable families, earning him the ‘Fresh Prince of Harlesden’ nickname. Big Zeeks has built an organic following, with over 3 million streams on Spotify alone.
Ding Dong is a leading figure in Jamaican Dancehall Reggae, a dancer and entertainer from Kingston, Jamaica. In early 2003, Ding Dong created the dance group Ravers Clavers who have been instrumental in creating some of the most popular dances known today. He released his debut single ‘Bad Man Forward Bad Man Pull Up’ which topped the charts in 2005/2006. He came up with the concept behind the single ‘Wakky Dip’, an ode to the late Gerald ‘Bogle’ Levy. Ding also made music with the late Danny Champagne and Elephant Man as well as winning several dancing titles. He has had numerous hits, from ‘Genna Bounce’, ‘Holiday’ a collaboration with Chevaughn, 'Hustler', 'Shampoo', 'Wul Up', 'Syvah', Produced by Ricky Blaze, 'Gas', 'Lowe Mi', 'Fling', 'Rock The Floor' alongside labelmate Dancehall Princess Shenseea, 'Flairy', 'Lebeh Lebeh', ‘Watch Dem’, ‘Bounce’ and latest single ‘Leh Leh Lay’. Ding Dong enjoys global appeal, with a slew of awards and accolades and over 20 million streams on Spotify.
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