Busy Signal has been smashing it up in his native Jamaica, but remains relatively unknown over here. However, with the release of his new album, Loaded, and this ridiculously good single Tic Toc, that could well be about to change.
This track has all the ingredients for a club smash, it’s got a booming bass drum that gets the body moving and a chorus that is more catchy than the common cold. The track is a combination of the typically high tempo dancehall energy and the hip hop blueprint and Busy Signal has been able to make the connection with consummate ease.
Coming from a crew that spawned the likes of Elephant Man, Mavado and Bounty Killer, all the signs are there for Busy Signal to make waves in this country and beyond and with this track and Unknown Number on the single release, you’re going to have to be deaf not to realise the potential of what is to come on Loaded.
All together now, Tic tic tic tic toc, tic tic tic tic toc, tic tic toc.