Watch Skepta perform “Love Me Not” with Sophie Ellis-Bextor

It’s murder on the dancefloor.

July 25, 2019
Watch Skepta perform “Love Me Not” with Sophie Ellis-Bextor BBC Radio 1

Skepta surprised many fans when he sampled British pop star Sophie Ellis-Bextor's "Murder On The Dancefloor" on his latest album, Ignorance Is Bliss. The 2001 single was chopped up and used to create a skittering garage beat on "Love Me Not." On Wednesday night BBC Radio 1 aired a live session in which the grime MC and his unlikely collaborator performed the song together for the first time. You can see how it played out below.

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"Murder On The Dancefloor" was a U.K. No.2 single when it was released 18 years ago. It followed Ellis-Bextor's breakout single, the chart-topping "Groovejet" with Spiller. Her most recent album, Familia, was released in 2016.

Skepta tours the U.K. this November.

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Watch Skepta perform “Love Me Not” with Sophie Ellis-Bextor