So I came across this track on Annie Mac’s show a couple of weeks back, and it’s such a unique sound, that I can’t help but love it, British Legend Hudson Mowhawlk, hailing from Glasgow (made it into a very rare list of Music that I like from Scotland) teaming up with Canada’s very own Lunice, to form this crazy experiment, I don’t even know where I would beginning to describe this sound, somewhere along the lines of “Odd Future” having a musical love baby with “Diplo”, that as about as close as I can come to it tho, all I can say is its defiantly helping me recover from the tinnetus, moles was far too loud last night.
So I’m sat at my desk last night, listing to Zane from monday night, and he plays this tune, and then says about how “It’s going to be a summer anthem”. I then had to go investigate, I then find out the band only has 170 people following them on Soundcloud, 1000 Facebook fans, and just shy of 2000 views on youtube, we are talking serious underground music here, in the age of viral media this is incredible. I can see them having an incredible career, hope to see them at a couple of festivals in the UK for sur,. best lyric has to be “I hate the beach, but I stand, in California with my toes in the sand”. They have an incredible cross genre sound, I can hear influences from Gorillaz, The XX, maybe a bit of Warpaint, Portishead and Jamie T, not the Lana aDel Rae the the blogosphere seems to want to compare everyone to these days. Anyways enough of my opinion give it a listen and let me know what you think for yourself. Enjoi!!
Song For The Day: The Neighbourhood - Sweater Weather
So last year saw the second Artist album from this dynamic production Duo and there Debut Artist album on Hospital Records, and last week saw the release of there remix album. my Faveroit track on the album was entitled “Far Away” both incredibly Uplifting and Melancholy all at the same time, the remixed version is more of a “Sequel” or “Part 2” to the original, and i think that they have managed to make it even more euphoric, absolutely loving it.
So I heard this tune a few weeks back on Zane Lowe’s show, as part of his “Next Hype” feature, and instantly liked it, then I found out that they were playing Reading 2012, which got me thinking that maybe they are a band that can bring more than a catchy song to the table. Then the other day I was having a chat with a friend of mine, and I was trying to show off my current knowledge of new and rising Indi bands, and unfortunately she knew who they were so I had to follow it up, but this single is great it came out last month and is iTunes and its only £1.29, and I recommend that everyone go and purchase, if for anything its because the have the best band name since “We Were Promised Jetpacks” go and support Indi Record Labels. Enjoi!!
Song For The Day: Zulu Winter - We Should Be Swimming
So every so often an EP comes around I fall in love with whoever made it, this EP is an example of that, but more to the point this tune is an example of that, I first heard it a few weeks back, but forgot about it until it was released the other day, check out the tune its incredible, and also, if you are wanting more check out there Powder and bass Mix available free through iTunes.
So I’ve woken up this morning, with a 1/4 of an inch left in Tequila bottle, which was definitely full yesterday at 09:00, feeling pretty proud of myself fro last nights antics, and the Sun is BLAZING. and then i find this tune and life is Epic. i will let it speak for itself Big Ups to Digital Soundboy.
So there have been a few tracks kicking around that I have loved as of recent, it’s kinda a new genre, one with out a name, its around the 100bpm mark, very Drum & Bass/Dubstep influenced, but with a Hip-Hop Break, I don’t even know how you would name it, but its fucking wicked, if someone names it please hit me up and let me know :) its something that I’ve been waiting for in a long time, something so unique and so familiar, all at the same time, check out this track, this track is showcasing the more “Liquid Drum & Bass” side of it, I heard it on Zane Lowe’s show last week but got so excited when it came out this morning and instantly bought it. Check it Out.
So I think it’s kind of natural human nature to think that if you get something for free, then it must not be very good, why els would it be free right? We associate free things to be a very low quality, or a gimmick, In the music industry a lot of things go as a free download because It wasn’t good enough to make it onto an album, because it’s an illegitimate bootleg, or because the record label won’t sign it. I know I was a sucker for that theory when I downloaded this track off of his Facebook page. But this track proves that theory wrong, it has without a doubt been stuck in my head all day. It builds with those wicked rave chords and then dropps with an amazing Dubstep Bassline. Check the track and get it free from his Facebook page.
Song For The Day: Sub Focus - Falling Down Ft. Kenzie May
So it’s that time of year when we are all trying to change things about ourselves, I’m talking about resolutions, personally I think they are the biggest heap of balls ever, I never make a resolution, cus you never achieve them, I usually make a few goals to achieve, this year, one I want to do is listen to more radio, more new music, it’s so easy just to focus on one genre that I keep missing out on all the other great stuff that’s out there. And so we come to today’s track, now earlier I had a good 4 hour Zane Lowe / Call Of Duty session and this track had me bouncing around my room and getting all sorts of killstreaks, and i will ever remember paling COD while listened to this track, and that is what good music is supposed to do, it’s supposed to take you back to when you first heard it. It’s from a UK Hip-Hop artist that’s been around for a Minit, but I have never really paid any attention too. I dunno if it’s the insanely catchy hook or the wicked use off the “Skull Snapps” Break, but this tune is in for a winner.
Song For The Day: Dot Rotten - Are You Not Entertained
So I’m in the mist of doing a best of 2011 mix at the moment, it’s something I decided to do last year, but decided against it this year because it took so long to do, but here we are, so over the last few days I have been filtering through all the best tracks of last year, and for some reason I didn’t give this track anywhere near enough glory, I first heard it on one of Annie Nightingale’s shows and instantly downloaded it, it really is amazing, and to think up until now I really fucking hated Jamie Cullum, but this track puts him in my good books. Check the track it’s absolutely fantastic, and also look out for the Warrior One remix, which it’s also fantastic, very grimy.
Song For The Day: Stereo MCs - Boy Ft. Jamie Cullum
So this guy has been big in the scene for about a year now, and what a year it has been for him, apparently he played 322 gigs last year alone, anyone who works that hard gets points in my book. Now there is a lot of buzz about this particular producer, a lot of “heads” seem to hate him, me, I think his music is wicked, it’s hard, it’s aggressive, he’s not restricted to one tempo, which is a positive trait of any producer in my eyes. A lot of people feel that he has ruined Dubstep, to me, he is to “Dubstep” what “The Prodigy” were to Rave, what “Pendulum” were to Drum & Bass, what “Skream & Benga” were to Garage, I don’t see him as a threat but as incredibly important for the direction of, still a very young Genre. He part of the BBC Sound of 2012, and I’m sure he will have another massive year. Anyways he released a new EP just before Christmas and this track was in my head as soon as I woke up this morning.
So last term me and the Smokey Joe decided to go to Moles (A Legendary club in Bath) on a Friday night and managed to catch this band, the energy was amazing, I’ve never seen moles so hyped, the crowd was loving it. I turn the TV on today and to my delight find that MTV and T4 have put them in there choce of what’s gonna be big in 2012. Then when cleaning my bedroom today I heard Zane play there next single, I feel that this year may be a big one for them. They’re a wicked live band, meets electro, meets UK Hip-Hop, they’re very exciting and defiantly one to watch out for this year.
Song For The Day: Clemet Marfo & The Frontline - Mayhem Ft. Kano
So here I present to you the first smasher of 2012, what happens when you get the three biggest dis europe has to offer and make the do a collaboration with two members of Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Electro, Rock, Metal Punk crossover supergroup pendulum? The answer is this monster, you may or may not know that a couple members if pendulum have temporarily split off too do a side project, or you may have just come accross there remixes for Nero or SHM. Either way this tune is huuuuuge, and although the video is somewhat reminiscent of a certain late 90’s x-rated dance music video that had feminist rights groups getting there knickers in a twist, it’s still pretty awesome, this song has got me up and jiving with my new puppy today, it sent her so crazy she cased her tail for three minors strait, it may not sound that impressive but you try sitting on a round about for three minutes without wanting to throw up. Anyways I’m getting off topic, this track comes out next Sunday and is sure to do well all over the shot.
Song For The Day: Swedish House Mafia Vs. Knife Party - Antidote
So usually this time of year I get to listen to loads and loads of radio, this is down to the fact that it’s on in my kitchen and I have an idea of what’s around at the moment, especially with daytime radio, unfortunately I’ve been proper ill this Christmas and not had much time to catch up, mind you, one thing I have been keeping my eye on. is the BBC sound of 2012 short list, and today they announced the artist they think will be most successful this year, and the track I have chosen today belongs to this gentleman and had been stuck in my head ALLL day, even my mother likes it :) the only way I can describe it, Is if you imagine Jimi Hendricks went off and did a side project with an acoustic guitar, you would get somewhere near the sound that this man is trying to produce. I think he is absolutely fantastic and can see this year being really successful for him. Everyone should go out and buy his single which is available now and his debut album is due out later this year.
So 2011 has been an absolutely amazing year for music, I was thinking recently abut my have album of the year, and I found myself struggling, I then came to the conclusion that I actually have a a Top Ten, this year we saw Debut albums from the likes of James Blake, Jay-Z & Kanye West (as a collaboration that is) The Vaccines, Nero & SBTRKT, it say the Impossible second album from the likes of White Lies, Tom Vek, Chase & Status and Camo & Krooked and a very strong forth album from the legendary band that is, The Strokes. its fair to say that we have seen some absolutely amazing music come out of 2011. And I’m sure that 2012 is set to give us some amazing music as well, the BBC have published there view on the sound of 2012 with artists such as Dry The River, Flux Pavilion, Frank Ocean & Skrillex, and with S.P.Y and Fred V & Graffix signing to Hospital Records PLUS new albums from The Maccabees, and a rumoured album from the best band in the world Bloc Party, 2012 looks like its going to be an amazing one.
But lets not jump ahead of ourselves, we aren’t there yet, and today is about looking back on an amazing year, but the album that I think I’ve picked to sum up my year was one that I didn’t discover until september but when I did, I couldn’t stop listening to it, every track is incredible, it really does sum up the best of UK Music, but with ought being to “In Your Face”. its amazingly soulful but with ought begin to dull. I would defiantly recommend going out and purchasing this I really think its going to be a bi of a timeless classic. this track is the stand out track from the album, I’m a massive fan of the Big old D-Tuned Square Wave Bassline, its keeps the track brilliantly melancholy and adds so much depth. Check it out. I’ve also included a live version recorded at the legendary Abby Road Studios as well.
Album For The Year: SBTRKT - SBTRKT Song For The Day: SBTRKT - Trials of The Past