Aggro Santos, fresh out of the I’m A Celebrity... jungle, obvious has a thing for girls called Kimberley. His first single saw him teaming up with The Pussycat Doll’s Kimberly Wyatt for the irresistible Candy – referencing your own website in a pop song had never sounded so good. And now he’s back, and with a new Kimberley in tow, in this case Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh, the duo serving up a fun, frisky slice of hip-pop in the form of Like U Like.
Kimberley’s vocals are sultry, Aggro’s raps full of ingenious comic flourish (our particular favourite is ‘they call me chef, they like the way I mix it’. The song’s strength is its simplicity; in an age of sour-faced indie tunes and over-produced R&B, Like U Like is a straight-up tune to let your hair down to, knock back a few shots and hit the dancefloor. There’s even a bit of Spanish thrown in there to take you back to the days where Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias ruled the charts. This is one of those good, old-fashioned pop smashes, and to continue Aggro’s cooking metaphor, all the right ingredients are here – catchy lyrics, guest vocal from a hot girl group member, lots of synths, and a great beat.
Download Like U Like from iTunes here.