A huge thanks to Chimp Magazine for two very fun experiences this month, my first front cover on their bestselling Manchester whats on guide and my first time reaching for a magazine off the top shelf. Yes thats right my face right next to someones mum holding her very ample breasts, like two raw turkeys savagely against her chest. I dont know why Etchells figured this was top shelf material but either way im thankful for the experience and for such a lovely interview, Seamus thank you very much, another reason im back blogging for the time being The magazine is out now in well stocked newsagents in the manny area, if its not at the counter look on the top shelf ;P
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!)
Any one fancies doing a translation ill be much appreciated! Download it now at Headliner.de
Wu Tang are just one of my teenage fave’s gracing the UK shores this summer (checked Snoop & Prince last week, Salt n Pepa get here in Aug!) caught a bit of the interview Raekwon done for 6music to promote the UK shows, where he says it exactly how it is with regards to artistic content of the modern day pop artist/rapper.
I cant bloody wait to see the Wu…seriously too many albums with too many tunes what the hell are they gonna fit into their live show?? Oh sooo exciting Makes you wonder though in terms of the artistic development of the modern day stars he’s talking about are Tinchy, Tinie, Dappy, Sneezy (lmao) and whoever else you lot listen to gonna be able to get back on stage in 13 years time for a WORLD TOUR? With the unoriginal A&R’ing of the UK major labels just what longevity are they creating for their artists? I’ll stop right there.
The beautiful voice of Jesse Boykins III might be familiar to you from his work with Theophilus London or Machine Drum , if not make sure you check out this awesome new talent making waves in NYC. This video for Amorous taken from the album Beauty Created (out now) and was filmed during his first trip to these shores, to perform his in london. Check out a lovely interview with the man himself over at PJ‘s. In the meantime can some one clarify if he’s saying ‘she’s a walrus in the chorus’….it cant be it doesnt make any sense…unless the lady in subject is huge…lol!
Spent a lovely afternoon a few weeks back in the hallowed halls of Drum & Bass Arena, met a fair few of the office crew who make up the tour de force team (and are all lovely, even the one who doesn’t speak much and is stuck in the dark corner), played a few new tracks and then did a little interview in the park down the road. Twas very nice Watch my guinness world record attempt for the most amount of words per minute, as i ramble on about my d&b history, collaborations and new album. Oh and i apologize now for the shakey Geordie accent, sorry fam! Big thanks to all the guys at Drum & Bass Arena and HAPPY 100th SHOW for tonight ya’ll
Never really watch TV when im at home, im a believer the box is a form of mind control and was much better back in the day, so i try to keep my box habits to a minimum. I wasnt always this way however since curbing my TV habit i find now that when i sit and idly watch it for too long it makes me ridiculously angry, the adverts talk to me at times like im stupid and theres only a handful of presenters that anyone wants to use that all fit the generic social demographics. Having been down at my sisters for the bank holiday in total relax mode i slipped last night and began channel surfing after Enders (my only one TV weakness) to find something to pass the time until BBC’s new drama Luther (come on Idris Elba how could i say no to that!) and found myself watching Fearne Cotton interviewing Peaches Geldof on ITV2…..i think they were repeating it or something as im sure this series aired ages ago and i purposely missed it, however in holiday mode and in a positive frame of mind i decided to see what all the fuss was about. (more…)
Not to long ago the RnB couple of the year hit the headlines due some in car domestic violence en route to the Grammys, finally we get to hear about the horrific event from Rhianna herself. (more…)
Tonight on Radio One’s In New Music We Trust its the boys!! The Qemists will be getting the full feature between 9-10pm from Mr ‘Its all gon’ Pete Tong himself! We will be tuned in…on listen back for sure!
So those that know me will be used to my criticism about various female pop acts like i’ve signed a thousand of them and made a million. For those that don’t be grateful i sound like a hater….im not im actually just a wasted A&R… (more…)
One week on from a great gig in Zagreb, Croatia and the interview myself and Kabuki did for Transmeet TV is up online for your viewing pleasure….watchin this you would think i’ve never used a mic before…im shouting my head off!! Big thank you to the Transmeet crew and again to the Bass Invaders who have a mad loyal raving crew…check out their videos of the event is she singing along to my freestyle?? Dope!
Yesterday i was hanging with the Bboy World Champions ‘Top Nine‘ all the way from Russia courtesy of BBC Blast ‘Behind the Scenes’. They were in London to perform their brand new show Accents, at Riverside Studios this evening. Wow, this show is amazing, its tells the history of music through dance, break dancing and b-boying to be precise. Chatting with the lads before and after their performance it was obvious how much passion they have for what they do, regardless of not being able to speak english very well the interviews were really engaging and taught me a hell of a lot interms of technique…i can lead anyone down the verbal path to create specific content for a show, however trying to do this without english as a common language was a challenge…Plus sides…the accent was sex in audio, seriously i think i need to marry a Russian I digress the crew are mad talented, having choreographed, scored and managed the whole fabulous performance themselves, taking influences from areas very much outside of the Bboying genre. My only criticism was that it was way too short, i could have watched them dance all night. Shouts to the Behind the Scenes crew, make-up master Mayu and of course the whole Top Nine crew….Fly Boy Robin (should have been fine boy!), Kosto (number one b-boy), Wolt (what a body), Komar (Skinnymans Russian double), Flying Buddah (12 packed shorty), Simpson (natural blonde), Rezky (in spirit) and Tony Rock (the mouth). Thanks for a dope day and the lil peace of Russia you brought with ya…didn’t they hear what happened to Ghostface LOL!!! Looking forward to getting my drink on amongst other thing with em next time im in St Petersburg! Watch out for the Behind the Scenes with Top Nine on BBC Blast website in the new year!
Ooops they did it again and have spent most of the week splashed over most of the UK’s press. 10,000 complaints all because Russell Brand rogered Manuel from Fawlty Towers grand-daughter and Johnathan Ross told him and anyone else tuned in, exactly that on an answering machine during a prerecorded show Radio 2….standards slipping or is every body blowing this way out of proportion? Hmmmm….keeping my nose clean (like so many other bloggers) by not commenting…One thing that did come to mind though is how close to home this how spectacle actually is, …of course i work for the BBC and every weekend morning, in Starbucks for the past few years i have drank coffee with Johnathans’ producer, at the last BBC event i went to i met Andrew Sachs (Manuel) who is adorable and Mr Brand the elloquent long haired LA’d lethario are closer than most thanks to 1Xtra moving temporarily to 6Music studios and this little interview from his first Hollywood film released early this year….and before you say anything yes i am shamelessly catching a ride on the beebs coat-tails with old footage, whilst googling the topic is at an all time high, i aint no fool fool!