An admission: super-sharp readers may have realised that Friday’s usual Track of the Week feature was put up on a Thursday (yesterday) – well, what can I say, it’s been a strange week! We’ve all done it, right? I somehow thought Friday was yesterday, turns out it’s today – doh. To make up for this sinister mistake, I’ve got a heavy, heavy, heavy, remix of the Teddybears track Cobrastyle for you – this remix is by none other than Diplo…
Teddybears – Cobrastyle (Diplo Mix)… [read more]
Way back at the beginning of July, I featured a group called Area 27 as part of my weekly Unearthing MySpace Gems feature. Well, being such nice people they sent me a copy of their album Magik & Mayhem – now it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out what happened next – yup, I listened to it and now I’m writing about it… just like that.
As I mentioned just the other day, Badly Drawn Boy has a new album out soon. In fact, the album, Born In The U.K., is out on 16th October. However, and perhaps slightly more interestingly, BDB has released 500 copies of the title track, Born In The U.K., on 7″ vinyl. The Badly Drawn Boy website has been totally revamped in preparation for the new album, and says this with regards to the limited press of the single…
The ambiguous and unofficial release
Half way through the week already, where does all the time go? Just got some odds and sods for you to peruse today. As ever, if you have anything that you believe may interest me, gimme a shout, I’m all ears.
The right honourable BDB (Badly Drawn Boy) is touring as a build up to his new album Born In The UK. His September mini-tour will see him donate £1 from every ticket sold to Oxfam. This is all part of the Oxjam… [read more]
Aloe Blacc is an emcee that started out in 1995 as part of the hip-hop duo Emanon. His solo efforts are more in the r&b vein and he has been described as the “indie R. Kelly”. But, whilst we’re on the subject of solo efforts, Aloe Blacc recently signed to Stones Throw and released an LP called Shine Through. I got it a while back and thoroughly enjoyed it. It totally showcases Aloe Blacc’s diverse array of sounds; hip-hop, r&b, latin.
The … [read more]
My friends at Ninja Tune have sent me a fantastic birthday present. They didn’t know it was my birthday, but that’s not the point. I’m referring to new material by Big Dada’s Ty. 2003′s Upwards was immense, fantastic British soulful hip-hop, and now the man is back. His third album, Closer, is due out on 16th October, and I’ve got to tell you… I’m excited. Knowing how talented the man is, I really shouldn’t have been surprised by the names featured on this … [read more]
Uh oh, prepare for my cynicism! Radiohead, arguably the biggest band in the world. Every man and their dog has heard of them, and at least half the people that have heard of them, have actually heard their songs. So on one hand it is pretty cool that people would cover their stuff, approach it from a different angle. But on the other hand, it’s getting a bit silly now.
Don’t get me wrong, my memory isn’t that short I’ve forgotten I recently mentioned the … [read more]
The new Outkast album is out very shortly, and from what I’ve heard, it’s sounding pretty good. I keep catching the video to Morris Brown on the tv, and it just grows and grows on me. So, here is the track in all its glory…
Outkast – Morris Brown
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The new Outkast album, … [read more]
Bel Auburn; leave your comparisons at the door. My advice anyway. I hate comparisons, although like I have said previously, we need them – at least for some frame of reference. Your frame of reference for Bel Auburn can be; the apparent label of indie rock and the promise of some tracks to sample.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll also know that I’m a bit fussy when it comes to rock music; some stuff does something for me, whilst rather … [read more]