Word on the streets is that it’s Elephant Man’s time again, and the flamboyant dancehall deejay is crediting the Almighty with placing him in the right place at the right time to voice what is being touted as his next mega single. The song, Dance ‘N’ Move, was recorded at Kings of Kings studio a few weeks ago, the same studio where producer Skatta recorded Elephant Man’s huge hit, Sweep, in 2009.
From the moment Elephant Man drove into the studio and heard the bouncy Double Up riddim, the acknowledged Energy God was spiraled into motion. From 9pm until 4am the following morning he worked on the song, leaving the studio with a sense of accomplishment. Naturally, there was no other name for this Kings of Kings single which highlights three of the current dancehall dance moves and their creators, but Dance ‘N’ Move. Early predictions are that the entire dancehall community will soon be vibrating with this Elephant Man dance track.
According to co-producer Damian ‘Tef’ Forbes, Elephant Man knew exactly what he wanted and how he wanted this song to play out. Jiggy Ras was at the studio doing the moves while Elephant Man worked on the lyrics. It was creativity at its best.
Dance ‘N’ Move is already endorsed by two of dancehall’s leading selectors – Foota Hype, who was in the studio for part of the recording session and Boom Boom. Plans are in the pipeline to shoot the accompanying music video which will showcase the creativity of the dancers who play such an integral role in dancehall music.