Archive for January, 2011

birthday beats – angie stone & phil collins

Finally on my music history quest i found out it was Angies & Phils birthday today, so heres my fav track from the Mahogany Soul album and after the jump my numero uno Collins classic….. (more…)


i dont like this song but…

…the story behind this re-issue of this 1987 release is to good enough to warrant a post. On this day in Manchester 1990 The Stone Roses unhappy with the re-issue of their 87 release Sally Cinnamon trashed their former record labels office Revlover FM and threw paint over their cars! LMFAO obviously being Manc they werent very incognito about it and so were subsquently arrested and charged, so worth the story i reckon, can more artists be like this nowadays please?


will you still love me tomorrow?

More good music found on my history trail on this lazy sunday, Dirty Dancing fans will no doubt know this track from The Shirelles, who were the first girl group to get to number one in the US on this day in 1961 way before Sasha Fierce and her semi related minions! I only found out today that not only did the Shirelles launch the careers of some of my favourite songwriters Carole King, Burt Bacharach and Ashford & Simpson but they were among the first women to write their own music. Again Beyonce FALL BACK! LOL ;)

Video Note

Loving how inappropriate this song is for the younger audience members in the video above, maybe thats the reason for the more up beat backing track on the live version?


the last time live…

Im all historical this afternoon and so revelling in letting you know that on this day in 1969 the Beatles played their infamous rooftop gig in Saville Row London. It was the last time they played live, which some people were probably quite happy about considering their dominance through the worldwide charts during the 60′s. However i think it would have been awesome to be walking along the swinging streets of 60′s London and stumble into this impromptu din over flowing from the roof top of the Apple building, totally groovy baby. I wonder what todays equivalent would be….maybe Jay Z doing a Madison Square Garden gig and then retiring from the stage as Hova….oh wait he already did that and then performed live at Glastonbury….. gutless grand gestures do my head in!


just stop please stop!

Drunk dialling, texing, facebooking, whatever…stop it now!


the art of action

I love me an action movie, Jason Statham & Ben Foster so hallelujah that today The Mechanic is released! Funnily i havent seen it yet (im usually two steps ahead me hearties) however it has to be awesome regardless of the run of the mill trailer (above). Statham has paid his dues in this genre not one film has disappointed action wise though script, storyline and casting have never all hit as hard as he can however The Mechanic (terrible name) has to be his first all rounder, right? Ben Foster who is not known for appearing in shitty movies and Donald Sutherland who despite Virus is still a bad man make up a pretty strong cast! Looking forward to my first cinema visit in a while to check this out over the weekend…anyone with me, i have no shame going alone!


cut to make you yearn

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Jean Paul Gaultier my acronym name twin (par the p) & Madonna back in the days when she wasnt a butch granny and fashion was sexy & shocking, not skeletal & saturated! Yes more French fancies popping up on my radar, this time VS mag is biting my Gaelic inspirations!?! Sacre bleu (what ever that means) can it be i’ve started a French trend….or is it the fact now im feeling all red white and vertical blue i cant help but notice all the French things surrounding me? Click the pic to watch this classic catwalk moment, ladies you will want some or at least one swear!


audi trainers by nash money!

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OMG like i dont want an Audi enough,  they’ve only gone and got a leg end in street wear customs to create an exclusive range of these god like kicks. The A1 trainers could probably be the sickest black high tops i’ve ever seen. Red cross stitching, black patent swoosh, metal lace loops with matching tongue detail and the white flat laces like the gloss on a perfect veneer…i am actually wet. Btch Pls will definitely Rob U 4 these, dont let her catch that competition winner slipping…. ;) Watch Nash Money in action on another dope pair of sneakers for the mechanical masters at Audi right here.

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hip-hop history in 4mins

Wrec jus posted this bad boy on FB, had to share cause it is kinda SICK! Double had to share cause due to the beatboxer Eklips being French, POW ON THE FRENCH TIP!


one for the bank


in the aftermath of my French feeling i have watched this with the sound down before bed for the past 4 days…god dam can you email me back already?


listening back…

Catching up on a few radio shows from the weekend,  Flood Of Emotions (which from here on out is getting shortend to FOE) been getting a few spins which is dope :) Shouts to Steppahs & T_Sex for the heads up and of course Target, Skream & Benga for the luv.


feeling all french

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Was it Brassai or Michael Pitt that got me fanatical about France this past weekend? Either way it inspired this mix which is a collection of a few the things i watched and listened to whilst feeling all French. The Dreamers soundtrack provided some excellent Jimi HendrixJanis Joplin as well as turning me onto an old french singer Francoise Hardy , La Haine gets a little feature in there as well as Amelie & Angel A alongside a host of French artists that were already on my harddrive and of course the YSL advert with my current obsession Monseiur Pitt. Enjoy late night when the lights are low with a glass of red wine, whatever poison as long as it makes you mellow, sink back into the sofa or your lovers arms and let the music play… x


was a fun night indeed ;)

Mancunians know if you aint got the cash but still wanna get trashed to good music and live acts theres only one place to go Ballin on a Budget STANDARD! Heres a little sample of what went on at 2010′s alternative NYE bash including Konny Kon in his Boyz to Men garms, gwarn! If you missed out make sure your there this Thursday for Strats big burfday bash, unfortunately someone (no names yeah) will be sick on the stairs…will it be you?


corset & suspenders

Lingerie back in the day was immense, much like this corset/suspender combo, how do they not make these at Marks & Spencers no woman could help but to look sexy in this!


black & white obsession

Lately i cant help but take photos with the black and white function on my camera, even in the most modern of settings i love the way it turns any scene into a 40′s snap shot, timeless and quite genius. (my snaps are in the Flickr photos top left in sidebar)Watching The Dreamers last night i made the link between the recent hue of my snaps and my Brassai obsession which began about this time last year. Wishing i lived when he did in Paris armed with a fierce set of post war suspenders and a camera. In that booth, that embrace, slipping into the misty shadows at the end of the street, red wine, smoke, velvet, metal, white tiles and cobble stones…

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sunday slouching – finest hour

Been trawling through the internet today feasting my ears on Submotion Orchestra after catching them live last night at Vagabondz in Leeds. Truely awesome sound, amazing players, beautiful singer…i dont care if im late im just glad i found them :) Check em out for yourself at Outlook this year amongst loads of other places, i suggest if you havent go do it now…or as soon as possible :)


summer dreams….

Just checked out an awesome video from last years Soundwave Festival in Croatia by the ever ready and on it Dr Treehorn. Seriously  cannot take another year missing out on this and so im not! Bring on the sun, Girl Gang booked in and ready ill see  you all at Soundwave 2011 ya’ll get your tickets right here ;)


new video – flood of emotions

So Twitter fam and Facebook posse will have already seen the links that went out yesterday for the video for Flood Of Emotions (D1 & myself) on Dub Police. If not sit back relax and watch me get slapped in a park in Bristol then transform myself in a Gina Drewes blanket dress for the piano led performance shot, gwarn Dwayne lol. Fabulous job by the Foo Mag guys, and all Submerged fam really glad to have worked with ya cant wait for the release coming soon longside Bleeps to Broadway on Dub Police.


only from one angle…

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On leaving Bikram last Wednesday i was confronted by the above advert in a betting shop window, the likeness of Neil Robertson (dude on far right) to a certain dnb DJ from this angle only is uncanny dont ya think….more importantly the dude on the far left also resembles a likeness for one of his MC’s or am i clutching at straws?

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happily bedridden

Words cannot describe how much i miss Michael Pitt on my small screen after steamrolling through Boardwalk Empire this week, cannot recommend enough. Now please Mr Walburg/Scorsese can you  get the second season running so Jimmy can hurry back now ya here :) Ugh i never wanted someone elses feet so much…..i guess to pass the time ill just have to watch everything he’s ever done since Hedwig…happily bedridden :)


headliner interview

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Big shouts to the Headliner crew Oliver for this interview, was very funny indeed and judging by the feed back (its in German) im guessing you wrote up our musings quite  well :) (as usual!)

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Any one fancies doing a translation ill be much appreciated! Download it now at Headliner.de

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separated at birth?

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Ok i know Josh Wink staring back at me in one of the ladies cubicles, Triangle Osaka…but can you guess which dnb dude i think he’s the spitting image of… (more…)


like a shotgun needs an outcome

Feeling all B movie and dangerous like today hope this makes you feel the same ;)