Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Monday, 28 June 2010
Toddla T is finally back with a new single, 'Sky Surfing'. Been waiting on some new material since I finally managed to listen to his first album, 'Skanky, Skanky'. Not sure when the new album drops or the title, but I will be looking out for it.
Saturday, 26 June 2010
'Magnetic Man - the dub-step project featuring producers Skream, Benga and Artwork - have declared themselves the "coolest pop act" of 2010.' via NME
This is a massive tune. Magnetic Man promises so much and with this they really do deliver.
Tickes for their forthcoming UK Tour can be found over at Magnetic Man.net
Related: Magnetic Man - Mad
He's Bonkers, he's Got The Love, and he's bringing his Dirtee Disco to Glastonbury to grace the Pyramid stage for the second year in a row. Dizzee Rascal is fast becoming a veteran of the festival circuit at the tender age of 24. via BBC.co.uk/Glastonbury
The US rapper welcomed on Tempah to perform a version of the UK rapper's recent Number One single 'Pass Out' two-thirds of the way into the show. Tempah revelled in the collaboration, leaping off stage to high five fans in the front row. via NME
Incredible! I would have paid £195 just to have seen this.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
'Shot over the last two weeks at a secret location and an actual, genuine children's birthday party which Jammer somehow crashed'
Jammer's debut album 'Jahmanji' is released 5 July (download) / 12 July (CD) on Big Dada
'Shot over a 5 day period of touring the UK, Hold On documents the chaotic life of one of dubsteps biggest acts.'
I simply love this tune. It's completely and utterly addictive, I love everything about it from the beats to the chords to the vocals. A proper summer anthem and the best track from Rusko's impressive debut album 'OMG'. I'm very excited to hear that a remix pack is coming soon and will be having a crack it remixing this once I get my hands on it.
You can buy 'Hold On' from here.
Related: Rusko feat. Amber Coffman - Hold On [Sub Focus Remix]
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
'"Under Pressure sounds like Dre was wearing Beats by Black Eyed Peas headphones," wrote @itsthereal on Twitter, while others posted that it sounded like a Justin Timberlake beat (so a Timbaland beat, then?).' via The Guardian.
Dr Dre feat. Jay-Z - Under Pressure via Hype Machine
Monday, 21 June 2010
'As a warm up to his highly anticipated album “Outside The Box”, everyone’s favourite Croydonian Dubstep producer called Ollie Jones has this morning treated us all to a free cheeky lil’ zip folder of a few of his recent tunes and remixes via his twitter' via Mista Jam
Download Link: Skream - Freeizm Vol. 1
Related: Some Skream bangers...
La Roux - In For The Kill (Skream's Let's Get Ravey Remix)
Donaeo - Riot Music (Skream Remix)
'Green Light' is basically a complete mess and may well be the sound of British urban music having a total mental breakdown. WE LOVE IT.' via Pop Justice
Roll Deep's second release from Virgin/Relentless Records got it's first play on Mistajam's 1Xtra show. Roll Deep will be releasing a free mixtape to download this friday, also called 'Green Light'. It's hard to believe Roll Deep went from this to a number one single.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
Taken from B.o.B.'s debut album 'The Adventures of Bobby Ray'.
'Cockney rapper Stephen Paul Manderson's (AKA Professor Green) debut album 'Alive Til Im Dead' is set to be one of the biggest UK rap albums of the year. The album features a whole host of collaborations with the likes of Lily Allen, Fink, Example, Maverick Sabre and Shereen Shabanaa.' via hmv.co.uk
1. Kids That Love To Dance feat. Emeli Sande
2. Just Be Good To Green feat. Lily Allen
3. I Need You Tonight feat. Ed Drewett
4. City Of Gold
5. Oh My God feat. Labrinth
6. Jungle feat. Maverick Sabre
7. Do For You
8. Falling Down
9. Monster feat. Example
10. Closing The Door feat. Fink
11. Where Do We Go feat. Shereen Shabanaa
Exciting Stuff. Been waiting for a Pro Green album for a long time.
Pre-Order from HMV & Play.
There are a lot of albums coming out, at the moment, that just have a picture of the artists face. Exhibit 1, Exhibit 2, Exhibit 3.
Related: Only just stumbled on this old green track, didn't realise there was a video for this.*
Professor Green feat. Chynaman and Cores - Upper Clapton Dance
*Check out the old teeth.
Saturday, 19 June 2010
Example's label Data / Ministry of Sound have released a mix of his forthcoming album, 'Won't Go Quietly', over Soundcloud. The album is due to be released 20th June.
Pre-order from iTunes, HMV , Play & Ministry of Sound now.
Friday, 18 June 2010
I've only been aware of Uffie since A.D.D. S.U.V. leaked onto the internet and onto several blogs. Looking into her on wikipedia it's fair to say she has had a colourful background and is quite an interesting character.
'A.D.D. S.U.V.' on Spotify
Along with the original we get a remix of course, from Armand Van Helden and it's a banger. This is a fantastic remix and so much better than the Van Helden remix effort of Guetta and Cudi's 'Memories'.
Related: Uffie feat. Pharrell - A.D.D. S.U.V. [Armand Van Helden Vocal Remix]
Uffie's debut album 'Sex, Dreams and Denim Dreams' is out now, featuring 'A.D.D. S.U.V.', 'MC's Can Kiss' , 'Pop The Glock' and production credits include Mirwais, Mr Oizo and SebastiAn.
Uffie - Pop The Glock
Thursday, 17 June 2010
'Heres the first single from my new upcoming album MAN ON THE MOON II THE LEGEND OF MR. RAGER. ENJOY YOUR SUMMER! DOWNLOAD THIS GLORIOUS F*CKER NOW *Those having trouble pronouncing the title, its REV OF EV which is short for Revolution Of Evolution.' via. kidcudi.com
Taken from his second album 'Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager' and produced by Plain Pat, who produced most of his first album. Since the release of his first album i've been a huge fan of Cudi. I seem to get excited by every release that leaks, even his freestyles. There are not a lot of artist that I can say that for.
Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager is scheduled for release in September.
Prayin', the 3rd Single from Plan B's brilliant second album, 'The Defamation of Strickland Banks', gets a remix by dubstep producer Breakage. Grittier atmospheric feel to this with lots of lovely sub bass and rhythmic drum patterns.
Plan B - Prayin' [Breakge Remix] via Hype Machine
Related: For anyone not familar with Breakage. *Speakers with a decent low end required.
Breakage feat. Newham Generals - Hard
Breakage feat. Donae'o - Speechless
Sidney Samson - Riverside [Breakage Remix]
Awesome track that's been around for a while and featured on the recent mixtape by Shorty. Pleased that this is getting the release it's deserves and hopefully it will get a good push into the charts. The Skepta verse has been taken off, which is a dissapointment, but understandable with radio edits etc.
Released on Loaded Records.
Monday, 14 June 2010
This is sick, I really love M.I.A. and didn't expect this remix at all. Jay kills it as usual.
“XXXO” is perfect for those who prefer a more lighthearted, electro-dance track from the singer. The chorus is catchy as hell and you can’t go wrong with Jay-Z blazing the track after proclaiming “This is not my politically correct flow.” via The Round Table
M.I.A. feat. Jay-Z - XXXO [Remix] via Hype Machine
Mark Ronson & The Business INTL feat. Q-Tip & MNDR - Bang Bang Bang [Video] + [Count & Sinden Tribal Horn Remix]
I heard the radio rip of this tune a few weeks back and I really do genuinely like it. I've read a few negative things, mainly on twitter about this track, but i'm really feeling it. Sounds kinda fresh to me. I had no idea that the video had been released, only stumbling on it on youtube when looking for a cdq version of the track. It's taken from Ronson's up coming LP 'Record Collection', out September and features hip hop legend Q-Tip & MNDR, who I will admit to not knowing about.
Below is the Count & Sinden remix that I spotted posted on Herve's soundcloud. It's another nice remix from these guys, who I believe are gearing up to release their album.
Mark ronson bang bang bang FINAL (count and sinden tribal horn remix)
Finally, I came across a video for 'Circuit Breaker' via Stereo Gum. This is an instrumental track from Mark Ronson and his band The Buisness INTL, which has a actually awesome video based around old video games. The video and music go together perfectly in this and is worth a watch.
'It’s the missing Link between ’80s gaming soundtrack theater and modern DJ/synth tones, with the requisite Ronson backbeat fatness.'
"I've always been abreast and respected the UK hip-hop scene and I look forward to great things... It's all right to be from the UK and it's all right to talk about what you want to talk about and not try to sound or be like somebody from the US." via BBC News
Expect the grime remix by Skepta to drop very soon.
Tuesday, 8 June 2010
What a brilliant song.
The spectacular musicial career u-turn of Plan B, real name Ben Drew, has been nothing short of exceptional. He has gone from a critically acclaimed, yet mainstream flop to a much lauded, number one album holder. All thanks to the creation of a character and album 'The Defamation of Strickland Banks'. Changing from gritty intelligent rhymes about poverty and typical street thuggery he in-countered in real life to sweet soulful vocals, laden with guitar riffs, using well tried out production techniques. Plan B manages to squeeze in the odd rap, here and there, but he has been transformed into the male version of Amy Winehouse and, bloody hell, he does it well.
So now we have the third single, Prayin'. This track is the best of the singles without a doubt, in my opinion, although it could never of been released as a first single. Although not the best video of the bunch, She Said takes that, it goes to show how well this album has gone for Plan B. Sales lead to bigger budgets, which mean bigger promos and that has brought us a six minute video for Prayin'. Far away from the DIY styling of first single No Good For Me.
Next up for Ben is his directorial debut feature film, which he has just managed to gain the funding for. Thanks to Strickland Banks.