Finally its ready to unleash on the world, mine and Dies new tune 1000 soul songs or as its affectionately known up in Gutterfunk HQ 1000 mixdowns Big shout to Mistajam for playin it twice Monday night and huge respect to all the people giving such lovely feedback. Due for release in summer we dedicate this one to the loves that inspired it xx
Out Now is the 80′s homage from Krystal Klear and myself Addiction on Rinse, i popped into the label HQ in East London last week to record a live version for their Rinse Sessions. Helping me out with the acoustic backing was EngineEarz/Arusha Accord guitarist Tom Hollings and JLS newest band member Jack Guppy who did an excellent job had really fun day thanks to them, Julie and the drive time crew. See how it all went down above
You’d think that with only 20 songs to pick and 20mins of mixing to be done i could knock these 20/20 selections together weekly, however you’d be wrong. My time keeping for personal projects as of late is abysmal and so it seems for now 20/20 is a monthly thing, this month im feeling all girly and so my mix will be just that…of the female persuasion.
Not long now til Manchester family DRS drops his highly anticipated album, perfectly titled ‘I Dont Usually Like MCs But…’ in the wake of the release do not miss the album launches in London the 25th of this month and home town Manchester on the 26th, thats gonna be a long ass weekend for some people
2 days before the coporate spectacle, and hey presto two new Banksys (source) nice But where are they exactly? Graffitti hunt ahoy please can anyone let me know if you find them
Finally its here, i say finally because it took more than once to get this right. Big thanks to Andy Hylton and the crew for this little slice of a Neon night
Euro-cultured this weekend in Manchester has as per usual a MASSIVE line-up blaring quality music rain or shine all thru the bank holiday. Looking forward to seeing the return of Jehst (who is not my postman, gutted) at Hit n Run on Monday but most excited bout the first live performance from Sleeping Giants aka Zed Bias, Fallacy & Rodney P BLAOW!!! Its a killa combo indeed, the above a little preview featuring the ever illusive Btch Pls See ya in the city this weekend….
The above has made me smile more times than i care to mention this week. An awesome project which needs no explanation really thanks to its ‘does what it says on the tin’ namesake, check out the site by clicking the pic above, browse the photos and keep your eyes open next time your on the tube in Laaaan Daaan Taan
Quiet for a while i know, did you miss me? Kind of lost the need to share stuff since whenever i posted last…but no fear the desire is back and in full effect so lets jump on to the big tune bandwagon of the week…… (more…)
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.
Sneaker:Pedia is nearly here, trainer geekery is going stellar! If you dont know best to get to know…..watch n learn.
Official Video for Shy FX – Raver which features Kano, Donaeo & Roses Gabor is like a UK music ‘Wheres Waldo?‘ just watched it over on Musicologymag.com where they spotted Skream, Benga, Chase & Status, Breakage, Stamina MC, Skibadee, Mz Bratt, Newham Generals, Leo Greenslade, Goldie, Plan B, and Toddla T up in the video. Which means they missed ….. (more…)
Spending some of my halloween sunday catching up on soundcloud, loving this Mickey Smiley re-edit from Mr Johnny Miller, nice chilled tune on theme for the afternoon. Another fav after the jump is a mix from DJ Akira Ishi at the Worldwide Showcase in Tokyo, best thing is both are available to download for free
So long, adieu goodbye my lovelies i have gone to further shores…ok im only in Belgium today but tomorrow ill be even further and then a week from now ill be in Berlin, not touching UK soil til Oct 4th, i can feel you miss me already as much as i miss you X
Dan le Sac, Scroobius Pip, Riz MC and Nick Frost all in this wonderful High Fidelity Spoof (if you havent seen that film, why are your reading this blog…go now), the wonders of a great idea executed to perfection….could there be an English version in the making…i’d watch it and im not really a Scroob fan, if you are though tour kicks off in October, dates in the film above.
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.
Watch out ladies it aint ya handbag this chick is after!
Lo Fi video experiments – tellnoone.co.uk
Track – Grizzly Man by Rockettothesky
New promo video for Hurt Less by The Qemists ft my Mancunian self went up on Myspace today, love that i knew nothing about it….those guys are always surprising me, they know i love em and this track to death Album ‘Spirit In The system’ is out in August.
Caught Hoodman last night at Moho Live why isnt this fella on my tv?? Truely awesome talent who i do not see or hear enough of…remember first hearing in this tune from UK Team and Konny Kon (Broke n £nglish ) when i had my show on 1Xtra. The manny accent and free flowing story line made me home sick as hell living in London. Even though it wasn’t packed in Moho last night (shame on to many people for a number of different reasons) the vibe was live and everyone who grabbed the mic smashed it big shouts to Siege, Hoodman, Mr Fox & Freestyle for a proper hip-hop evening