Archives for May, 2012

Check out Zune’s “As Heard On: Drive” Playlist

May, 31st 2012 11:24

 

The lovely folks at Zune have created “As Heard On: Drive“, a playlist featuring three leading tracks from the film’s amazing 80s electro-synth soundtrack. Included in this selection is College & Electric Youth’s “A Real Hero”, the main theme for the film.

Click here to check it out: http://bit.ly/LhXagD

 

Catch Raghu Dixit playing at Glasgow Apple Centre, Solas Festival and TED Conference in June

May, 29th 2012 18:46

 

Acclaimed Indian singer-songwriter Raghu Dixit will be playing an acoustic set at the Apple Store in Glasgow on Friday 22nd June, from 5:30-6pm.

He will also be playing at the Solas Festival in Edinburgh the next day on 23rd June, and at the very prestigious TED Conference the week after also in Edinburgh.

Be sure to check him out!

 

 

Click on the pictures below to check out their albums “Antaragni – The Fire Within” and “Unplugged (Live in York)” on iTunes:

 

  

 

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Four Play Music relaunch and go digital

May, 29th 2012 17:55

 

 

We are excited to announce that Four Play Music are both relaunching and arriving in the digital world! The label are renowned for their chicago style deep house, and are still pressing vinyl as well as going digital.

one of Chicago’s most diverse, most innovative and, it can now be said, most resilient labels…” – 5 Magazine

 

Check out Andrew Emil‘s EP “Caught The Feeling Remixes“, released today through the label:

Traxsource: http://bit.ly/LC5IBF

What People Play: http://bit.ly/KTjpHF

 

 

Keep your eyes peeled for new content, as well as new remixes of their original releases.

 

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The Rumour Said Fire headline show at Monto Water Rats this Thursday!

May, 28th 2012 18:27

The Rumour Said Fire are playing their first headline UK show on Thursday 31st May at Water Rats in Kings Cross, London.

The band have recently released their debut album “The Arrogant” through Believe Recordings. The record hit number 1 in Denmark where they are from, selling over 30, 000 copies in the first week.

Their next single is titled “Sentimentally Falling“, which is out next month. Have a listen to the track and check out the video made by one of their fans here.

The band have recently been interviewed by Artrocker and Citizens of Farah, which you can read here.

 

 

Get your tickets for the Water Rats show here: http://bit.ly/KWAjqg

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Believe Releases w/c 28/05/12

May, 28th 2012 15:13

Mina Tindle –  Taranta

LABEL: Believe Recordings

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Alternative – Indie Pop

DATE: 28/05/12

After her well received debut EP at the end of 2011 (acclaimed blog Gorilla vs Bear rated it 22 in their top 100 albums of 2011), Mina Tindle’s stunning LP Taranta is out today through Believe Recordings.

Mina Tindle is a name that’s been whispering through the alternative-folk scene like a breath of fresh air for some years now. And a interesting name it is too (borrowed from Milo Tindle, a character in Joseph Mankiewicz’s 1972 film Sleuth) for a French singer (with Spanish roots) who has electrified anyone lucky enough to see her live or hear her self-produced songs. “It sums up where I’ve got to, but it’s also a new stage on the road,” says the French singer of her debut album, having done her fair share of knocking about – a coming-of-age trip to the US, a sensation on stage and on MySpace, working with different kinds of musicians – before she caught up with the leading pack of female folk-pop singers. Her album, produced by JP Nataf, reveals a free-roaming spirit searching for moments of musical grace. It’s a luscious, personal album that will remind some of Feist, Kate Bush and Emiliana Torrini. A stage victory.

She is already causing major waves in her native France, where everyone from Le Inrocks (who gave Taranta an amazing 4.5 out of 5!), Telerama and Liberation to fashion magazines Elle and Magic have hailed her as the next big thing.

” One of the most exquisite, promising, and generally unheard debuts of the year – Gorilla Vs Bear”

 

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Win a Pair of VIP Tickets to Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique

May, 21st 2012 17:35

 

 

Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique takes place at the Amex Stadium in Brighton on June 1 and 2, 2012. In addition to sets by Fatboy Slim on both evenings, Carl Cox, Luciano, Maya Jane Coles, and The 2 Bears take to the decks on Friday, with Annie Mac, Nero, DJ Fresh, Jaguar Skills, Doorly and Union appearing on Saturday.

And to top it all off, Mr Cook has personally selected 12 of his ‘Big Beach Anthems’ from his legendary Southern Fried Records label for Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Anthems, which you can download here for £4.99. These are the records that have provided the soundtracks to the Big Beach parties; including classics from Space Cowboy, Armand Van Helden and Norman himself under his Mighty Dub Katz guise.

To celebrate the return of Big Beach Bootique, Amazon Music UK have a pair of VIP tickets for the Saturday event to give away to three lucky winners! VIP tickets include access to the hospitality area, where a selection of food and drink is provided for ticketholders.

Click here to enter, and for more details: http://amzn.to/K7Mn9H

Believe Releases w/c 21/05/12

May, 21st 2012 16:04

Woodkid –  Run Boy Run

LABEL: Green United Music

FORMAT: EP

GENRE: Alternative

DATE: 21/05/12

“Run Boy Run” is the first single from Woodkid’s upcoming album “The Golden Age”. The album is due to be released by the end of the year.

Woodkid, aka Yoann Lemoine, is originally known as a very talented music video director, working with the likes of Yelle, Moby, Mystery Jets, Katy Perry, The Shoes and more recently Lana Del Rey (“Born To Die” and “Blue Jeans”) and Drake featuring Rihanna (“Take Care”). Woodkid was undoubtedly the first surprise of 2011, with a first EP “Iron” epic pop with symphonic power realeased on Green United Music in March 2011. In four original songs, he has become a must-known artist – what makes the buzz around Woodkid is that “Iron” came out with a music video, a futuristic tale in black & white directed by Yoann Lemoine himself. “Iron” has also already been used in two worldwide TV ad campaigns for Peugeot and in the trailer for Ubisoft’s last video game “Assassin’s Creed”. The video won numerous awards including “Music Video of the Year” at Namur Film Festival 2011.

Today Woodkid is considered as “the biggest parisian buzz since Daft Punk” (Les Inrockuptibles). He will be touring Europe in May/June – make sure you check him out!

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Believe Releases w/c 14/05/12

May, 15th 2012 15:46

Iggy Pop –  Après

LABEL: Thousand Mile Inc

FORMAT: EP

GENRE: Pop

DATE: 09/05/12

Iggy Pop’s career is a thrilling roller coaster ride at top speed. And yet, with the Stooges – the only 20th century rock band that can legitimately be called “seminal”– or as a solo artist, with or without a safety net, he has never veered an inch from his course, which was sometimes less crazy than it seemed but nevertheless always a hair-raising ride. Dictated only by Iggy’s artistic aspirations and moved by a vital urge to get down to basics, his line of conduct has led him to record, under French influence, the ten songs on “Après”, which is very much in tune with his present.

With his covers of “La vie en rose”, “Everybody’s Talking”, “Syracuse”, “Michelle” or “Et si tu n’existais pas”, Iggy is not trying to prove anything. He is simply turning the hidden side of his personality to the light, and letting others decide which of his sides is darker. Far from wild rhythms and exuding feelings he has chosen to express differently.

With a voice as beautiful as it is deep and which stirs your emotions, Iggy Pop takes on these standards and tailors them to his nature to produce thrilling results. In the elegance of these arrangements, which do not mislead but rather pare the songs down to the essentials, there is a conviction sharper than any blade. The choice of songs and the quality of their interpretation is clear: “Après” is, above all, an ode to love. The kind of love that both intoxicates and devastates, that makes you feel alive or like jumping off a bridge.

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Discovery 2/ The Warren Project/ Warren Records present: Hull Unsigned

May, 14th 2012 11:00

Hull young peoples project The Warren Centre and Warren Records team up with Discovery 2 showcasing some of the finest young artists in Hull in 2012. The Warren is a hub for music in Hull and is very much the first place new artists are discovered. Funding from Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire show means young musicians now have access to first-rate studio facilities to further develop their musical skills while empowering them by learning more about the music industry.

Discovery has been a keen supporter of Warren Records and has seen first-hand the rising output of artistic talent in the last few years. Continuing their dedication to showcasing new & emerging talent they are providing a platform for Hull artists as part of a Warren Centre takeover later this month. The recent Radio One visit shed light on this growing scene, featuring various Hull artists live on air alongside their A list tracks as part of their week-long Hull residency.

FEATURING:

COUNTING COINS
LITTLE SWITZERLAND
THE HUBBARDS
HAPPY ENDINGS
ABBIE LAMMAS
DJ DELPHI

THURSDAY 31ST MAY 2012
Doors: 8pm Show starts: 8.15pm

AAA (under Archangel)
11-13 Kensington High Street London W8 5NP
020 7938 4137

Kensington High Street Tube

Tickets available online £5 Door £7 – http://www.wegottickets.com/event/166610

http://www.wegottickets.com/ / www.aaa.uk.net

 

“Everything’s Ok” by Rewd Adams & The Last Skeptik is out now!

May, 8th 2012 17:15

 

 

“Everything’s OK”, the new single by rapper Rewd Adams & DJ/producer The Last Skeptik is out now through Bread & Butter Records. This track is the first offering from their anticipated forthcoming album, “How Not To Make A Living”.

There is no other way to describe lead single “Everything’s OK” apart from ‘massive’. It is a 120bpm behemoth-like banger of a track, with the undeniable bounce of Outkast and an extremely infectious hook. The single is backed with two album songs that remind you of the raw hip hop roots that nurtured Skeptik and Rewd’s earlier works. “Bring It Back” features a stanky large drum break and keys from Skep, steel-clad bars spat from Rewd, and cuts from DMC world champion DJ Mr Thing. Third track “Nukey” has a heavy drum break and synths from Skep, with Rewd channelling his inner Big Daddy Kane via the hardcore ferocity of Blade.

The duo collaborated with animator Sonny Malhorta, who has created an amazing video – a collage of colourful and visually engaging pictures and photographs on a moving canvas, to accompany the track.

Check out the video here:

 

 

Grab your copy of the single here:

 

 

 

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