new: Michael Kiwanuka
A classic already? This is the b-side to new single “I’m Getting Ready”, from Home Again which is out March 12th. Dan Auerbach from Black Keys produced and played on this track.
DJ Yoda's award winning mini mix from way back
…worth a listen!
2012 #7: let's disco baby
Dance music! How I’ve missed you! Not sure what’s happened, but all of a sudden I’m embracing electronic rhythms with a vigour I’d never felt. I’m finding so much warm, fun music. I’m starting to think this might be a mini summer of love, for me at least. If anyone needs me I’ll be on my own, shirtless in a field in Hertfordshire. All the joy of...
Hometown soul: Noriana Kennedy & Christof Van Der...
Earthy sounding trad, blues, roots and folk is alive and abundant in Galway city in the west of Ireland, and has been for many years. I regret not tapping into that world of music in my time living there, it’s only now that I appreciate it. Two characters worth listening to are Noriana Kennedy and now London based Christof Van Der Ven. You’ll see and hear each of them playing on each...
Following a nostalgia trip from watching skate documentary trailers I have been searching out tracks I heard a teenager on skate videos. I was a baggy dirtbag, listening to typical rural rocker music, Pixies, Hendrix, Metal etc. Strictly nothing arty, indie, “lite”, urban or slick. It’s interesting to look back at parts I liked and hear songs and bands I’ve since grown to...
If ever a sport were a vehicle for tales of childhood, it would be skateboarding. As the hoodrat skatekids of the 80’s and 90’s grow up they are beginning to tell stories. Here are two upcoming documentaries about growing up skateboarding in unlikely places, the rainy, gritty streets of Dublin …and behind the Iron Curtain in East Germany in the 80’s. This Ain’t...
new: Lethal Dialect
“You can’t teach a new dog old tricks” Very interesting classic soulful sounding hip-hop from Dublin, full of personality. Sounds like the hip-hop you’d hear in G1 skate shop and Ramp n’ Rail in Drumcondra as a young lad up from the country to go skateboarding in the big smoke. <a href=”http://lethaldialect.bandcamp.com/album/ld50-part-ii”...
GRAHAM COXON I came to Graham’s solo stuff only recently and have begun devouring it like another ex-Blur member devours cheese. With the quality of music Coxon has released it’s a relief that he hasn’t gone down any sort of farming, dairy-celeb route. A&E is out April 2nd, you can download “The Truth” for free on his website. Graham Coxon - The Truth by...
...and again, more FESTIVAL FUN!!
This one I’m going to. Straight up, for sure, come payday, this ticket will be mine. I’m not even going to start listing what makes me excited about Bestival 2012. ….ok, well, DJ sets from Yoda, Maya Jane Coles, Caribou, Four Tet, Scuba, Annie Mac, 2 Bears, live sets from Sigur Ros, Justice, Hot Chip, De La Soul, Sister Sledge, Spiritualized, Doom, Buraka Som Sistema, King...
...yet more FESTIVAL FUN!!
In all reality I won’t make this one. It’s in the States, and I’m broke. But look at this fucking lineup! Prince. And Radiohead. And White Denim. And Alice Cooper. And Toots and the Maytals. And Bon Iver. And The Roots. And I’m about to fall over.
Should be posting one of these every Sunday, but you know what Sundays are like. Pub quiz and snowball fight took preference last week. I’m sure you understand. Snowball fight like …here are three gems we picked up over the weekend. /// Confident voice, subtle sounds, captivating, kinda epic even, to the point that The Recommender reckon hearing her for the first time is a...
Mr. Scruff says help save the whales
Mr. Scruff gets behind WWF campaign to save the last 130 Western Grey Whales from extinction as a result of oil drilling with one of his adorable animations.
Catch this quick! Bonobo at the Boiler Room
Link here to catch what looks like a very fun and interesting set by Bonobo with the good folks over at the Boiler Room.
Teacher owns student in rap battle
You may have seen this on Buzzfeed or elsewhere on d’internet already but if not … Former teacher and one half of Dead Poets, Mark Grist takes on whippersnapper Blizzard in a round of Don’t Flop. Cue hilarious results.
New mix! Some of my favourite dancing classics chopped with some of these recent tunes … Always looking for nice places to play in London, if you have a space and like the mix: MAILJOSHCLARKE@GMAIL.COM …or on twitter.
new: Bombay Bicycle Club video
New video for Bombay Bicycle Club’s How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep from their rather excellent A Different Kind Of Fix from last year. The animator is Anna Ginsberg, see the making of the video here. Bombay Bicycle Club /// facebook /// twitter
new: De La Soul animated series
Well what have we got here? De La Soul’s Plug 1 and Plug 2 have put together an animated series under the First Serve moniker, documenting their formative years navigating the ruthless world of hip-hop. Most exciting news indeed. This is the video skit for the first single, the stream of which you’ll find below. They’ve followed up with a skit showing their first record signing...
LCD Soundsystem: Shut Up And Play The Hits
Very excited to see this. I waited up all night watching LCD’s last ever show last April. It was amazing. Great band, lovely music.
new: Die Antwoord
This is lunacy. Proper madness. All over it. I’ll probably never put it on the iPod to be honest, it’s more art than music I suppose. But it’s entertaining. die antwoord /// twitter /// facebook
Flippin' 'eck ...
Some hip-hop funnies …