In a recent interview with Australian radio station triple j, grime star Skepta talked about sampling Sophie Ellis-Bextor's 2001 smash hit "Murder On The Dancefloor" for Ignorance Is Bliss track "Love Me Not"—not only confirming the clearance of the sample, but also his love for the original song.
To everyone's delight, Sophie Ellis-Bextor then took to Twitter to show love to the UK garage-leaning flip:
Leaving fans wanting more with the closing line "let's do it live sometime", we can only hope for a special appearance on the tour that Skepta is sure to announce soon. The comment was seen to make Skeppy's day, as he claimed in the interview that he listens to the song "all the time."
Wow 😱 thank you. This has made my day @SophieEB ❤️— Big Smoke - (@Skepta) June 3, 2019
Skepta's latest album has entered third place in the midweek charts, slotting in just behind Richard Hawley's Further. The love for his returning project grows evermore.
UPDATE (July 24): Watch Skepta perform "Love Me Not", live at Maida Vale, alongside Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Cheb Rabi and B-Live.