In an unexpected yet highly flammable rework, Öwnboss and Sevek’s omnipresent 2021 hit “Move Your Body” is back with a vengeance, revamped by none other than UK hotshots Majestic & Local. Aptly subtitled “One Foot Skank”, the original’s unbreakable bass house flow is amplified by fierce MC licks and drenched in feverish UK garage energy. It’s a modern classic reborn, skanking its way to you now, straight from Musical Freedom.
Taking into account the clubbing landslide that “Move Your Body” caused in the past year, and the proven genius of UK house specialists Majestic & Local, “One Foot Skank” has got all the ingredients for a sure shot crowd-pleaser.
Originally released by Öwnboss and Sevek, two up-and-comers from the ever burgeoning Brazilian dance scene, “Move Your Body” made its way to global success through a series of viral posts on Instagram and TikTok. Racking up hundreds of millions of views, “Move Your Body” got picked up by influential playlists such as Mint and Beast Mode, as well as radio shows like Diplo’s Revolution, leading to critical acclaim and truly enthused club crowds. By now, the tune is pushing 100 million streams on Spotify, and has been further-certified a hit with an edit from none other than Tiësto himself.
In its newest guise, “Move Your Body (One Foot Skank)” calls the surprisingly fitting efforts of Majestic & Local, two authorities in the UK scene. Majestic is a UK dance powerhouse in his own right, he started out in the north London nightclub circuit at just 15 years of age and has gone on to forge bridges to various genres. The Kiss FM DJ has supplied vocals for Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Sigma, Laidback Luke and more recently Example & BBCC and is often referred to as the ‘best live MC in the game.’
Just last year, Majestic topped himself yet again with the release of “Rasputin,” an upbeat dance track that’s soared past 365 million streams on Spotify alone.
Majestic’s Cardiff counterpoint Local has made similar moves, building a name for himelf by pairing his fiery vocals with energized beats. Last year’s single “Absolute” proved a true game changer for the rising star, reaching widespread support and millions of streams as he dropped his vocals over tasty, UK styled drum & bass beats.
Letting these versed Brits contribute to a Brazilian-made dance gem is nothing less than genius. The original’s raw beats and metallic bass lines already breathe a unique blend of garage house, but are now drawn even deeper into crude UK clubbing soil. With its dynamic lyrics perfectly backing those punchy chords, the released has effectively upped the ante, celebrating good times with ‘a drink in your hand, a one foot skank and money in the bank.’
Such a strong alliance of sounds is taking place here. Öwnboss and Sevek’s fully charged club tune already had the goods to deliver dancefloor mayhem – an exciting layer of UK vocal action makes sure the party is far from over. Better “Move Your Body” to this “One Foot Skank,” as you’ve got a totally fresh anthem coming your way.