Straight up gangster vibes here from the T.D.E superstar Schoolboy Q, with hard hitting drums and deep heavy base, the self-proclaimed black hippy lays down his trademark LA slang and unique rapping style to put together this absolute banger of a Hip Hop track! (no pun intended)
Brilliant remix here from Karma Kid on what is possibly THE house record of the year so
far, ‘what I might do’ by Ben Pearce. Moving away from the deep bass and
somewhat dark vibe of the original, karma kid takes the record a totally different
direction, re-working the vocals beautifully and adding in a real groovy melody
with easy on the ear high hats and claps. This remix is defiantly worthy of the
original, some may even say an improvement, either way its guaranteed to be getting
people grooving on dirty dance floors up and down the country for the
foreseeable future !
Buy ‘What I Might Do (Karma Kid Remix)’ from iTunes here: Buy Now
Some artists DJ using vinyl, some artists prefer to DJ with CDs and in recent times many DJs have converted to the electronic age, using laptops and mini controllers, including ourselves.
However, Nile Rodgers showed in Manchester last night he can DJ with a different instrument, quite unique in his talent with his guitar! Now I know we’re at the end of May and the temperatures are rising in the UK in anticipation of summer, but the heat in the Ritz last night was stifling. Yes it was a packed venue and throughout the gig the springboard dancefloor was being tested and used to the fullest effect but this heat was solar like. Continue reading →
The first time I saw Seasick Steve perform ‘Down On The Farm’ on Jools Holland I knew I wouldn’t be able to get the fierce riff out of my head. It will appeal to fans of ZZ Top for sure! When I searched the net for the video to post the Jools performance I cam across this video which features Seasick Steve himself dancing to the track with his guitar. Well I couldn’t control my laughter at his dancing and I am sure you will enjoy his performance as much as the song!
Down on the Farm is from Seasick Steve’s latest album “Hubcap Music” which was released on the 29th April 2013!
The 15 year old band from Ireland have been causing quite a stir and generating a fair amount of buzz in recent months. They’ve picked up celebrity fans, already done a UK tour and have a quite unique sound of now. Yet, that sound is one more familiar with the 1960’s, made famous by bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, Eddie Cochrane and many more.
This new take on the old style is seen as refreshing by many. Are we ready for The Strypes? Up until this moment they have been covering artists like Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, this following track is their debut single which is out now.
Could we be about to see a new take on an old style take the UK by storm in the form of the Irish teenagers still in high school? The band will be supporting Blur in Dublin in August, but watch out for them in their own right to make big splashes in 2013!
Here is the performance of ‘Invisible City’ by Primal Scream which was on BBC2 show Later… With Jools Holland on the 16th April 2013. On the show they also played the two other songs which they have released on their soundclous ‘2013’ and ‘It’s Alright, It’s Ok‘ both of which seem just as good as this track, with its upbeat pulsating bassline it is sure to get you moving and will be a massive festival hit over the summer. All 3 songs mentioned are taken from the upcoming album ‘More Light’ which gets it release on May 13th on the bands own label, First International and I myself will be picking up a copy as so far its sounding like one of Primal Screams best LP’s to date. Continue reading →
Bolton band Two Weeks Running has released their latest EP this week which is named ‘Beats for the Heart’ which features 5 tracks from the band. The video above is for the song ‘Stay Forever’ which is fast paced upbeat indie dance with sounds of early Foals material and Bloc Party. The video shows what kind of atmosphere these guys can create and have been playing gigs around the North West area for years building up a loyal fan base!
If you would like to get your hands on the EP it is available from Itunes and Amazon from the Links below.
This is the 4th Volume of Soul Town – We have chosen to put some of the best Soul and Motown Edits which we have come across with some original soul favourites as well. The mix kicks off with a great song from The Apples which is a version of the Rage Against The Machine song ‘Killing in the Name Of’, there are plenty of great reworks from Scratchandsniff and Whiskey Barons which are usually just extended re-works of the original soul tracks to not take anything away from the original.
As you may or may not know it was Record Store Day on Saturday. Record Store Day has been running since 2007, when over 700 independent music stores came together in the USA to celebrate their unique culture.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists across the globe make special appearances and performances.
Jack White’s Third Man Records displayed an intriguing and exciting sense of the nostalgic, offering the chance for anyone to record material or messages onto a 7″ record. The Voice-O-Graph Record Booth, originating in 1947 and refurbished by Third Man Records is rumoured to be the only working one of it’s kind in the world. Check it out here – If anyone was going to have it, who else but Jack White III?
Record Store Day 2013 has plenty to genuinely excite music fans – even if you don’t own a record player. Way over a staggering 500 records have been produced exclusively for the event, from music icons including David Bowie (material from The Next Day on white vinyl) and Pink Floyd (a pink pressing of the band’s second single See Emily Play with orignal Syd Barret artwork). Continue reading →