Swedish House Mafia vs. Tinie Tempah - 'Miami 2 Ibiza'
Interesting use of the word 'versus' in the title there, don't you think? I mean if it's a battle we're talking about, if we absolutely HAVE to pick a winner, while acknowledging that both sides have put up a spirited fight, well there's only one choice, isn't there?
I mean yes, once we're past Tinie's first sleazy verse, and into the full raining glory of the Maf's immersive house jolly-up, it's a wonderful place to be. Euphoric and mournful at the same time, and hitting the pleasure receptors in the feet and mind with equal force.
BUT they've had to pull out all the stops, then invent some more stops to pull out, and go around town finding 'Stop' signs to pull out of the ACTUAL GROUND in order to match the devastating effect of what is basically just a man talking.
Yes, he's talking in a very entertaining way, but still. In terms of effort put in and effect taken out, Tinie wins hands down.
(No video. Sweary AND adverts.)
He seems to be winning everything at the moment, thinking about it. His album's doing well, his singles are doing well. His face is stuck on buses and posterboards up and down the country, and look, he's created a shopping list of things he either has or wants, including a girl he has his eye on, so that we can all see how well things are going for him.
And that's where the fun of this really lies, in that jostle for position between the dirty heat of Tinie and his naked greed for pleasure, and the Swedes cool, clean house music.
It's not unlike standing in front of a roaring bonfire in the middle of a snowy field. So long as you keep moving, everyone's a winner.
Flownerds says: "Miami 2 Ibiza has already made its mark in clubs and the official video compliments it."
True To Sound says: "You can't knock him, he's come along way since Pass Out dropped in January."