Saturday, 30 March 2013

Dizzee Rascal - 'Bassline Junkie' 30/03/2013

Dizzee Rascal 02 Arena 2010

Dizzee Rascal is an artist that divides people opinion, hardcore Rascal fans believe he sold out years ago opting for more 'pop' sounding tracks. Now, i'm a fan but i am in no way an expert, i do not know what his first single is but i do know that he is AMAZING live! Me and P had the opportunity to see him play London's O2 arena back in 2010. Dizzee headlined with Lily Allen (with a cheeky appearance from Pro Green chucked in) now it was a great gig but i think the mistake the organisers made was putting Dizzee on first and leaving Allen to close. The crowd became hyped up for Dizzee then left to chill for Allen, leaving the gig we felt we should go back to our hotel rather than partying WTF? looking back, big mistake! London nightlife is beyond crazy!

Lily Allen

Dizzee Rascal

Professor Green

Me & P 2010 02 Arena London

That was 2010 and since then even I have to admit i haven't clicked with any of Dizzee's new tracks... until now! Bassline Junkie sounds like Dizzee is returning to what he knows best and that's keeping it simple with big beats and a tongue in cheek style, plus as always his videos are hilarious, check it out!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Rhianna - 'Rude Boy' 28/03/2013

It's my mate 'N's birthday today and in true 'N' style her event tonight is named 'Lets Get Weird', the event photo is a picture of brownies and only 16 people have been invited... and it's in a penthouse in Ancoats! Fair to say i have NO idea how tonight is going to go, but gosh dammit i'm excited!

Me and N in Venue 2010

Rude boy by Rhianna is a song that reminds me of 'N', we went to college together and everytime this song would come on she'd get up and dance and sing around the class!
 (Plus she made a frog out of clay and called it Rude Boy ... i think, my memory is shocking... i do think of that bloody frog when this song comes on, it has to be linked, please be linked!!)

So Happy Birthday N this ones for you...

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Twitter Pick - Rhythm Killers - 'Rhythm Killer' 27/03/2013

As a music reviewer (bigging myself up there) i get a lot of agents pimping their music to me through my DM's on Twitter, I listen to them all but 99% of the time reply with a polite but short 'no thank you'... some stuff is plain rubbish.

Affinity Music however sent me the link to this, Rhythm Killer by Rhythm Killers.

Rhythm Killer is their first track from the new EP 'Breaking Barriers'. The production and feel of this song is pretty professional. The song has a reggae feel to it but with a twist, you can hear a bit of drum & bass slightly mixed into the background. I will definitely be checking out the rest of their music!

The band seem to have a growing fan base on social media sites and i'm excited to be part of it. I love it when new good new bands get the recognition they deserve and it looks like they're not taking their fans for granted, they constantly update their Facebook page with behind the scene photos and videos which i think is a great touch!

Here it is, Rhythm Killers....


Friday, 22 March 2013

Flashback Friday - Massive Attack - 'Teardrop' 22/03/2013

I swear i've not forgotten about Fridays post, it's still Friday in my eyes i don't listen to all the 'past 12, next day' business .... unless it's my Birthday obviously.

I know it's Friday night, but i'm cuddled up ready for bed so i'm choosing a chill out song tonight.

Massive Attack's Teardrop is the most beautiful chill out song ever, scratch that it's THE most beautiful song period. I'm a big fan of Massive Attack and it's Teardrop that cemented their number one place on my personal artist list. Flashbacks of Reading 2010 come into my mind when this comes on too, my first ever silent disco experience ended with this song constantly on repeat, it was on repeat so people would leave and go back to their tents...not me i stayed and listened to it 5 times before my mate P dragged me out!

                                                        Reading Festival 2010, Me and P

So here it is for you...

Thursday, 21 March 2013

The 1975 - 'Chocolate' - 21/03/13

''S- 'Chocolate? do they mean weed?'
Me - ' No they mean Chocolate durrr'
S - '(quoting song lyrics) 'My car smells of Chocolate?'
Me - 'Awww i really wanted the song to be about Chocolate, I love Chocolate.''

Yes that is a real life conversation between me and my friend S today, pretty sure it went on for more than 10 minutes and it was followed by me singing the song badly... i say singing... i do not know the words! 

To pay tribute to my innocence this song will now be today's choice. Enjoy.

The 1975 - Chocolate

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Joe Banfi - 'Nomads' 20/03/13

Guess what guys, i got a new job today! I am now Social Media Coordinator at Silent Radio. Silent Radio is a website that reviews and promotes the Manchester music scene, i'm super excited about this role and hope to do well.

 As you may know i'm a music reviewer for them too so to celebrate i am sharing my first review for you all... Joe Banfi 'Nomads EP.' 

Now i'm off to celebrate with some vino and chocolates :)

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Kendrick Lamar - 'Swimming Pools (Drank) 19/03/2013

 Today has been a very busy day for me, (hence the short blog post) running errands and doing uni work .

You may be hearing a lot about how my uni work is taking over in the next coming weeks, i'm in my final year and in my final 2 months... time to panic! So you won't be surprised to find out that today's choice is quite a relaxed one... ok, ok it's not exactly a chill out song, but compared to most songs on my Spotify list it is very calm! Have a listen.

Kendrick Lamar, 'Swimming Pools'...