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Aug 1 / Prinza

Ms Dynamite adds sparkle to RockNess

‘Get down to the front, let’s get ready to get lively!’ queries Ms Dynamite is what must be the politest request ever for festival-goers their arses to the front of the stage.

‘Get down to the front, let’s get ready to get lively!’ queries Ms Dynamite is what must be the politest request ever for festival-goers their arses to the front of the stage.

The first act on Saturday’s Main Stage, thankfully the crowd soon starts assembling after a rather meagre initial outlay, the artist’s initial apparent temerity soon dispelled as Dynamite launches into some grinding garage a few moments after finishing with opening number – and signature track – Dy-na-mi-tee.

Instead of a gentle wake-up call this is a rather unexpected rude awakening, in the best possible way.  There’s a successful appeal to those dubstep lovers in the shape of Magnetic Man’s Fire, Dynamite’s appearance on that having marked a comeback after about six years since her second album.

Then it’s onto What You Talking About?, her track with Redlight, sub-bass booming from the stage at what should rightly be an obscene time of the day, Dynamite bouncing up and down and the singer all clad in white, though anything but the blushing bride.

Then the unveiling of new single Neva Soft, produced by Labyrinth and with juttering percussion leading into a buzzing chorus hook before a drum ‘n’ bass rhythm busts in view. Then she finishes an altogether too short set with a bit more of a bounding number, exhorting the crowd to put a bit of sweat into it. (As her glistening forehead apparently indicates.)

As the tempo shifts up it’s certainly a success, and a whole lot of fun to behold, with a sweet semi-encore with Dynamite takes back to the stage simply to get a photo of the festival-goers for Twitter. It may be too soon to call her a comeback queen just yet (the release of her single next month will give a better indication of that), but there’s no doubting that RockNess remembers again who “Dy-na-mi-tee-hee” is

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