Joseph Ellis, a.k.a Dot Rotten, featured on last year’s Children In Need single as part of The Collective and was also one of the nominees for the BBC Sound of 2012. Already he is making quite a name for himself in the urban scene.
Overload is the third single to be released by the English born rapper and producer, and is also featured on his debut studio album Voices In My Head, which due for release on 27th August this year. Overload is everything you could possibly want from a modern day r’n'b chart track and with Rotten sampling Robert Miles’ 1996 dance track Children, the track is instantly recognizable.
It begins at a fairly slow pace, with just the sample and Dot Rotten’s vocals, however when it drops into the chorus, you’re hit with the perfect club track, which up until now it has seemed only the likes of Calvin Harris and David Guetta could produce. From here on the track remains heavy and anthemic, meaning that yes, it probably will be played in every single club across the country. We can only hope that it doesn’t become a song we’re all sick of hearing within a few weeks! However if Overload can be taken as a good insight into what we can expect from the debut Dot Rotten album, then it looks like we’re all in for one hell of a party!
For Fans Of: Tinie Tempah, Usher, Calvin Harris
Written By: Tamsyn Wilce
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