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EXCLUSIVE: Wiley - 'Lights On' (BOT Remix)

03/05/2013 12:33 BST | Updated 03/07/2013 10:12 BST

Wiley aka The Godfather of Grime aka EskiBoy and now a No.1 selling artist (his 2012 summer smash Heatwave topped the UK charts) has now not only got a sure-fire top 10 hit with his forthcoming release Lights On, featuring Angel & Tinchy Stryder but has also blessed us with an exclusive remix by BOT!

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Photo credit: Eddy Leanardo

Now for those who know Wiley, he is notoriously 'generous' with his music and has been known to release not one or two tracks but a whole albums-worth of his own work to his supporters via zip file links on Twitter for free!

My sources however can confirm that this BOT remix has definitely not been heard outside of his camp.

Listening to the remix you can hear grime. The claps you heard in classic anthems like Lethal B's, Pow are apparent with the cut-up vocals of rising UK r&b artist Angel. Underground radio worthy, of course, but this deserves a sly play on a national radio just so we can hear more of the UK's most dynamic genre played to a wider audience.

Wiley and grime are like a married couple, despite having chart success with dance tracks, the East Londoner will always stand by the genre and will never compromise his love for her no matter how much he may flirt with a more commercial sound.

He has always said he'd like to take grime to the heady heights of major chart success and we believe one day he will do just that.

Lights Out is available on pre-order from iTunes now

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