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Hello, and welcome to my blog. I am currently studying Media Studies at Ilkley Grammar School at A2 level and this blog will show you everything that I will be looking at this year. Each blog post will be like a piece of work that can be looked at individually. I hope you enjoy looking at my blog as I enjoy posting on it.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Dance wiv Me - Dizzee Rascal

Song: Dance wiv Me
Artist: Dizzee Rascal
Year of release:  2008
Director: Luc Edwards
Genre: hip hop, nu-disco

Characteristics: bar, women, revealing clothing, pimps, DJ booth.
Relationship between lyrics and visuals: Dizzee sings about a woman he has found at a bar and how he wants her to come and dance with him. The camera focuses on the woman’s body in her revealing clothing, especially when Dizzee sings about how attractive she is. The music video is definitely focused on the male genre as the shots include lots of young, thin and attractive women.
Relationship between music and visuals: the song begins with a DJ mixing songs together the visuals back up this by a DJ standing in a bar with headphones on, mixing songs. The song continues to sound like it is remixed by a DJ live and the music video compliments this may making it seem like they are all dancing to the DJ live at the bar. The background dancers all move in time to the beat which makes the music seem even more realistic that it’s live.  
Close ups of artist: there are a few close ups of Dizzee and Calvin Harris, mainly just showing their facial expressions and reacting to what’s going on around them. There are also close ups of the women and their body’s which is apart of the male gaze theory that this video includes.
Performance based: this video is mainly performed based as it involves Dizzee dancing with different women at a local bar, surrounded by pimps and women. Calvin Harris acts are the barman and watches the situation rather than getting involved in the dancing etc.

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