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.
"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.