Kabaka Pyramid – Nice Up The Dance | New Video/Single
VP Records has unleashed Kabaka Pyramid’s update of Michigan & Smiley’s 1979 “Real Rock” anthem, “Nice Up The Dance.” Incorporating original lyrics and bringing the song into a contemporary context, the song is supported by a visually rich and celebratory video shot in Jamaica and produced by Davida-Mae Chambers and directed by 300K.
“Jeremy Harding linked me to do a cover of ‘Nice Up The Dance’ by Michigan and Smiley, a classic in early dancehall music. I loved the idea and he did over the classic ‘Real Rock Riddim’ from scratch, and I sang a lot of the original song’s lyrics with two added original verses of mine,” said Kabaka Pyramid.
“Nice Up The Dance” is taken from the forthcoming Jeremy Harding produced “Dancehall Anthems”; a collection of new recordings of classic reggae and dancehall songs. The album features Kabaka Pyramid, Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Agent Sasco, Wayne Marshall, Runkus, Blvk H3ro, Bugle, and Royal Blu among others, taking on classic material from Yellowman, Michigan & Smiley, Ken Boothe, Tenor Saw, Papa San, Louie Culture, et al.