Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Be There!


Ghetts does the Industry Hater!



I know I said that I wasn't going to blog about the Industry Hater again and to be honest I haven't.

But, this video of Ghetts mimicking the 'IH' mimicking himself is funny! Check it from 3 mins in.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

HotOneTen Podcast Vol. 1 – NOISSES


















HotOneTen have dropped their first ever podcast and just in time for Xmas I may add.

This podcast also introduces their latest member of the family NOISSES.

Also known as SessioNoisseS and one half of The Equalizers, Noisses has been tearing through the club scene in the past year with a big, bass heavy Dubstep sound. Noisses’ remix of Equalizers ‘The Illness’ has been making waves, recently reaching the number one spot on the ‘Trackitdown’ Dubstep chart and receiving BBC Radio 1 plays from Annie Nightingale and Nihal, plus 1Xtra plays from Rusko and others. On the verge of a massive year ahead Noisses drops an hour of bass heavy badness for us.


Click the link below for the full mix: http://www.hot110.net/music/podcast-1-noisses/

1. 2012 – Torqux n’ Twist
2. Break Me Down – The One Hundred (Robsta and Oxide mix)
3. Beware – George Lenton
4. Insanity – 501
5. Riverside (Let’s Go) – Breakage RMX
6. The Future – Trolley Snatcha
7. Hard Feat: David Rodigan and Newham Generals – Breakage
8. Diesel Not Petrol – Sukh Knight
9. Gizmo – Datsik
10. Seeerious – Noah D
11. Unknown – Noisses RMX
12. Take That – Flux Pavillion
13. Sweet Shop – Doctor P
14. Cruel Intentions Feat: Beth Ditto – Simian Mobile Disco (Joker RMX)
15. Rock On (Emalkay RMX) – Cope
16. Texx Mahrs (Open Your Eyes) – 12th Planet and Datsik)
17. Shifty (Sukh Knight RMX) – Riz MC, Swat and Plan B
18. Blinded By The Lights (Nero RMX) – The Streets
19. T-Vexed – Noisses
20. Warning (Eddie K RMX) – DJ Prime Cuts Feat Dynamite MC)
21. Seven Figure Swagger Bar9 RMX – Foreign Beggars
22. Right Hand High – Caspa Remix
23. I dont Smoke (Crissy Criss RMX) – Deekline
24. Dont Walk Away Instrumental – ProGreen Feat: Noisses
25. Night By Night (Skream RMX) – Chromeo
26. No Holds Barred (Excision RMX) – Noisia & Foreign Beggars
27. Misfit – Twist & Marchmellow
28. Suck Em Hard – Barbarix
29. Beauty In The Beast – Noisses

Monday, 14 December 2009

Top 5 Spotify Tunes of the week


















1) Lightworks - J Dilla
2) Drain You - Nirvana
3) Put it in your mouth - Akinyele
4) Alright - Jamiroquai (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Remix)
5) Cry baby - Spiller

FACT mix 109: Todd Edwards


















If you don't know about Todd 'The God' Edwards get to know and download this mix.


To download please click here.

DJ Ayr One - In The Mix (part 2)















Friend of TOTR DJ Ayr One has again provided us with his latest house mix to give away to our readers.

To download click on the arrow on the side and follow the instructions.

Enjoy!!


Ha, Ha, Ha



Andrei Arshavin!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

BBC Sound of 2010: The longlist
















TOTR recommendation ROX has been named on the longlist for the BBC's Sound of 2010.

We've been aware of Rox for a long time and it look's like everyone else is staring to become aware of her too. If you don't know get to know, ROX 2010 will be hers.

Monday, 7 December 2009

50 Cent on Westwood





I enjoyed this interview, I have always said 50 cent is smart and articulate and he proves it once again with this interview.

It was also good to see 50 cent put Westwood in his place, Westwood seemed pretty uncomfortable at one point. I would just like to add Tim Westwood is 52 years old! 'Come on dawg'!! shouldn't be coming out of your mouth unless you are talking to an actual dog. Ha Ha!

BTW, did anybody catch the indirect comment aimed at Trevor Nelson and his recent divorce. If you didn't watch part one again and at around 3mins 25secs listen. DEEP!

*completely over 50's head!

7th Day of Xmas!

X-Factor













Remember my post back in October about the X Factor when I predicted Olly Murs to win. Well, I guess that prediction is still on course.

His performances throughout this competition have been solid although the performance at the weekend wasn't overly great, but he is still in so good luck to him.

In all honesty Olly Murs doesn't deserve to win because he isn't the best singer, Joe is but I don't care because Joe's boring. So go Olly, Ha ha!

The man who did go at the weekend was Danyl Johnson, a good singer but a bit of a twat and obviously not liked by the public. Having said that he has also been very solid throughout the competition. He is a much better singer than Olly but he is very cocksure of himself. A trait which no doubt the public didn't like and in the end it saw him voted out.

Bye, bye Danyl!

Top 5 Spotify Tunes of the week


















1) Shame - Dj Marky, Benwestbeech
2) Beggin' - Frankie Valli
3) In the Dust - Machine Drum
4) Misunderstood - Common
5) Let's Stay together - Ludacris

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Industry hater is a wasteman



Apparently, the talk of someone being attacked for mistaken identity was a lie. It was one big publicity stunt.

Well it looks like he achieved what he set out to do. Because a lot of people and blogs including us have been talking about it.

So, from now on this will be my last post on the industry hater, I will not utter a word on this sad individual. Neither will I pay his tweets any attention.

Crate Diggin'





I personally haven't been 'diggin' or vinyl shopping for a long while possibly 6 months maybe more. However, watching these videos has re-ignited the love I have for vinyl.

I could be described as a collector of all genre's but I do have a hefty chunk of Hip Hop and Rare Groove records. Although, I am running out of space you can never have enough records, right?

Maybe I should ditch my plans for Xmas shopping and spend the day in a record shop somewhere.

Vinyl appreciation baby!

Kiss In Cities














Kiss In Cities are a duo made of Laura Marden and Joe Cross. They live in a red-brick townhouse in Manchester, where under the stars of one Englands most diverse musical cities they make synth drenched power-pop. Listening to them is like reading a diary on a packed dance-floor.

Their debut single 'U R My Girl' is out on December 14th and it sounds like the best 80's pop song never made combining Joe's glossy production with Laura's unrestrained vocal to wonderful effect. An instant anthem for a generation about girls who feel short-changed by the implausible feminisms of Beyonce or Britney, while at the same time also a gritty and sincere ode to a sister. The accompanying B side is a sumptuous slice of pop called Satellites.

U R My Girl will be released on December 14th through Seven Sevens as a limited 7" and as a digital download. To pre-order the single click here.

To check out their myspace click here.

Industry Hater, what have you done?!












According to the Industry Hater's twitter page an unnamed individual was apparently assaulted yesterday. The individual was meant to have been mistaken for the annoying industry hater.

The Industry Hater has issued an apology:

'i would like to apologise to anyone who may have been affected and/or offended by comments posted under this alias.'

'due to the assault of an unnamed individual due to mistaken identity this alias and twitter account will cease to exist.'

A video apology/explanation will apparently be up later on the Industry Hater's youtube channel.

On a personal note I would just like to say the promoting of hate however in 'jest' should not be tolerated and won't be tolerated. The Industry Hater should never have existed and it had to take an assault for this stupid individual to realise. It should never have gone that far!

Let's keep it positive people.



Tuesday, 1 December 2009

1st Day of Xmas!



Xmas is nearly upon us and for some reason this year I am more excited than ever. I used to be all for receiving the presents but I can honestly tell you that I can't wait to spend some quality time with my loved ones.

So, for the lead up til Xmas I will be blogging some of my favourite 'Xmas tunes', requests welcome.

Send them to: turn_offtheradio@hotmail.com

TOTR featured on Hot One Ten


Check it out here!


Shouts out to Mildilla and the Hot One Ten Fam!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Top 5 Spotify Tunes of the week


















1) Would You Believe Me - Jon Lucien
2) White Christmas - The Drifters
3) Whussup world - Dudley Perkins
4) Stomp Box - The Qemists
5) Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Oh Dear.....Speech?!



Earlier on in the week I blogged Speech Debelle speaking on the take that incident where she drunkenly rapped one of their songs.

This is the video of the actual incident.

WTF Speech. Come on luv!

James Corden was only being honest too, this is a major par for you Speech.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

Tune Of The Day

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BlacRoc: Ain't Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)

SXSW 2010


Someone get me a ticket PLEASE!

To see the entire list of bands playing at SXSW 2010 click here.

TOTR recommend: Ghostpoet











For those who are not familiar with the one they call Ghostpoet get familiar.

His alternative take on Hip Hop is a breath of fresh air to the UK scene. With his unique flow and experimental beats it's not hard to see why we highly recommend him.

Ghostpoet recently featured on the Kweschu mixtape alongside the likes of The XX, DELS and The Invisible to name but a few. You can download that mixtape from Ghospoet's myspace so do check it out.

Ghostpoet is also featuring on the TOTR compilation album which is being released next week.

To keep up to date with Ghostpoet follow him on Twitter  or add him on Myspace .

Happy Thanksgiving



Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian and American readers.

Eat, drink and be merry!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

ROX on Jool's Holland



TOTR recommendation Rox appeared on Jools Holland the other day. She performed our favourite 'My baby left me'. If you are unaware of Rox please get to know, currently signed to Rough Trade  and with an album pending she is going to blow in 2010.

'memba, I told you!!'

Carhartt x Vestax Handy Trax USB Turntable















The Carhartt have hooked up with Vestax to bring us the Handy Trax USB Turntable. It has a tough plastic casing and the capability to operate at angles of up to 90 degrees. You can hook it up to your hi-fi system at home or you can connect your MP3 player to it with a mini line-in jack. You can even transform your vinyl into binary code via a newly integrated USB port.

The turntable will be released mid-December.

Why Not? Boxing Day Special


Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Gil Scott Heron





Gil Scott Heron is now with record label XL and will be releasing his next album in Jan 2010.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Industry Hater



Personally, the industry hater is starting to get a bit boring now a week is a long time on the internet and he is starting to become old news.

There's only so much 'parring' you can do. However, the part in this video where he talks about Ghetto spitting while he MCee's did make me chuckle.

You're on borrowed time mate, quit while you're ahead!

Sunday, 15 November 2009

TOTR: The Compilation



















In December I will be releasing a compilation album featuring some of the best acts that have performed at TOTR this year.

The release of this compilation album will coincide with the ‘Xmas Special’, where four of the twelve acts featuring on the album will be performing.

 A limited amount of CD’s have been produced and will be given away free at the next event. The album will also be made available for free download so look out for it.

Along with the twelve tracks there will be an exclusive mix courtesy of DJ LoK.

Check out the snippet below.

DJ LoK Mix: Snippet by TURN OFF THE RADIO

Top 5 Spotify Tunes of the week


















1) Thank you - Jay-Z
2) Cymande - The Message
3) Making Plans For Nigel - Nouvelle Vague
4) Every Little Step - Bobby Brown
5) Drama - J. Rocc

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

WTF!



Probably, one of the worse songs to have been made this year from two very credible artists. This is nothing more than mediocre and a touch cheesy.

Very dissapointing.

Opinions please.

Kosha - Old Skool



This tune is a banger, a straight up classic!!! UK artist Kosha is all set to release this single on November 30th!

So, make sure you go cop it and support his movement.

Industry Hater





Who is this person? Whoever this person is they are quite funny but very unnecessary.

Reveal yourself I say, better yet don't. Just come out from behind your computer and live your life it will make you a much happier person.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Chipmunk threatens suicide














Apparently, Chipmunk threatened to kill himself on twitter and even asked followers “Is suicide easy?

What ever he is going through I hope he get's well soon and stays positive. Remember people suicide is not the answer. Surround yourself with close family and friends and not people trying to hurt or exploit you! REAL TALK

Havana Cultura – London Launch Party


Tune Of The Day

Monday, 9 November 2009

Congratulations - David Haye


Suspect Packages LIVE


















Friday (13th Nov) sees Suspect Packages Live part 3 at Vibe Bar!

As well as Sonny Jim & the Eat Good Records crew, and Tactical Thinking, you're also gonna be blessed with Micall Parknsun & Joker Starr too, all live on stage!!! Its going to be a night of good shows!

Disorda and DJ LoK will be on the decks dropping straight Hip Hop vibes past and present, plus a touch of Reggae & Dubstep flava too... make sure you're there, be a part of it...

Only £4, 8-1am @ Vibe Live (upstairs at Vibe Bar), Brick Lane, London, E1...

Janelle Monae In London



I wish I was there to have witnessed this.

WOW!

Free Download















Friend of TOTR DJ Ayr One has kindly provided us with his latest house mix to give away to our readers.

To download click on the link and follow the instructions.

Enjoy!!

In The Mix - DJ AYR ONE by TURN OFF THE RADIO

Empire State of Mind - The England Remix



It was only a matter of time, remember what I said.

This is such a poor attempt I hope one of our better MC's has another go and smashes the track up. Sway maybe?

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Man Like Me @ Jazz Cafe


Competition Time !!!!!














COMPETITION:


The prize on offer is a lovely Boxfresh T-Shirt.

All you have to do to win this prize is email the correct answer to the following question:

Back in the summer, the lovely folk at Hot 110 made a video of TOTR's August event. During the video I presented and interviewed a selection of acts Kimberley Anne, Mr Fox and Friends and Fuzzy Logic.

The question is what did the first two members of the band Fuzzy Logic introduce themselves as?

To help you with this, please watch the video in question:


Please send answers to: turn_offtheradio@hotmail.com

The competition will end next week Tuesday 10th November and a winner will be picked at random and announced on Wednesday 11th November.

Good luck.

Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind



It's Jay-Z tuesday today!!! Possibly the best track on a sub-standard BP3. May, I just add I don't think the track would have been this good if Alicia Keys didn't sing the hook, she is a beast on this!

BTW, when is a London rapper going to do their own version of this, 'Canary Wharf state of Mind' ha ha.

Jay-Z vs Beanie Siegel





Who's in the right? Could Jay-Z have pushed Beanie more? Is Beanie bitter? Has success got to Jay-Z, has he forgot his friends? So many questions not enough answers.

Opinions please.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

TOTR - Xmas Special
















Our last event of 2009!!!!

The line up will be announced later next week so look out for that.

We will also be releasing a compilation album which will feature some of the best acts TOTR have been lucky enough to have had perform this year.

Trust me it's going to be special, so spread the word!

Friday, 30 October 2009

Street Talk - NYC - Screening






























The highly anticipated STREET TALK is finally here!!!! Shout's out to fellow Boxfresh affiliate Kevin Lanre for all the grafting his has put in. I look forward to watching it.

Twat!














Click here to find out why!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Tune of The Day!



DILLA!!!!!!!!

Top 5 Spotify Tunes of the week


















1) I'm a Broken Heart - The Bird and the Bee
2) Que Tal America - Two Man Sound
3) Mo money, Mo Problem - Notorious BIG
4) Inside and Out - Feist
5) Get Familiar - Bullion

HOT 110 - Relaunch

















Hot 110 have relaunched their website. Yeah, I know they haven't been around long but they sure have upped the levels with this relaunch.

First for Art, Music and Fashion Hot 110 are taking over.

Go check their new look site at http://www.hot110.net/