Sunday, November 22, 2009

Noughties By Nature #87: Missy Elliot - Get Ur Freak On

The best of several crossover cuts with which a bona fide goddess in hoop earrings and an inflatable binliner punctuated the first half of the decade, Get Ur Freak On leads with a whiplash bhangra-bashing beat that doesn’t bother catching the ear but goes straight for the hips. Missy jerks the song’s strings like a demon puppetmaster, firing off smokily spare vocal rounds. Instantly infectious and a sufficiently sparkling gem as an original, its jittery genius was also picked up and polished in a glittering array of remixes that made the post-Nineties dancefloor a brighter place to be.
Rhian Jones

[Album: Miss E...So Addictive]


thommo said...

Absolutely. Especially your last point. These are some of my favourites:

Youtube doesn't have Jacknife Lee's 'Get Ur 9lb Cock On' or the incredible 'Do It Quite Sloppily' by Dry Hustle who i think later became The Soft Pink Truth.

Mistress Wanda said...

Ahhh, good choice!! (as was Patrick Wolfe, I just never got round to commenting on that one)