So give a smile to the camera you see
You’re on CCTV
They can see you, they can see me
So give a wave to the authority
Een paar jaar geleden sloegen dubstep producer LV en reggae mc Dandelion de handen in elkaar voor deze ‘protestsong’ tegen de wildgroei aan bewakingscamera’s in good old England. De tekst is raak en de bas duikt diep into dubber’s paradise, dus wat wil je nog meer. Behalve meer van dit.
“CCTV” reunites LV with respected soundsystem vocalist Dandelion, combining the organic warmth of reggae with squelching analogue synths, while the lyrics wage war on Big Brother society and stealth street surveillance. Arguably the most accessible track from Hyperdub so far, “CCTV” is as much a melodically militant chant-down lament as it is a heavyweight groove, blessed with an instantly addictive rootical horn hook and the kind of rolling dread-filled atmosphere that overcooked British summer evenings were made for.