Monday, 31 August 2009
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Donn T is kaleidoscopic. Her self titled debut album follows suit with a broad spectrum of styles, that takes you from the scene of the late 70’s and mid 80’s post-disco New York, to the underground clubs of Chicago and Continental Europe. It visits stripped-down London electronic funk influenced sounds, tecky minimal Berlin soul, and soothing melodies that leave you with an appetite for more.
In the eyes of TOTR Donn T is a breath of fresh air, musically different and definitely not your average artist. Sister to the Root's ?uestlove, she is a 'One to watch' and that is for sure.
Catch Donn T performing this Monday at the Notting Hill Carnival
Wednesday, 26 August 2009
I was watching Marley and Me for the first time the other day (top film btw)and I heard this version of Nirvana's lithium. It's totally different from the original and personally I think it's great.
The song features on Bruce Lash's album 'Prozak for lovers II' which is well worth a listen.
Hardknock and Fenchurch are taking over the Legion in the heart of Shoreditch on August 28th!
With live PA's from underground heavyweights Shystie, Ruff Squad, Dot Rotten and Sub Universe, plus DJs Logan Sama, Murkage Cartel, Goldielocks, Tanzanite and Drama.
Expect to hear anything with a dutty bassline. Grime, Dubstep, Hip Hop, Garage etc, strictly no Akon, Lady Gaga or Calvin Harris.
The best bit? It's FREE before 10pm and only £4 after. The evening kicks off at 9pm and it's carriages at 2am.
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
It looked like it was a great event with acts like Jamie woon, Maverick sabre performing, a talk by Noel Clarke and club night Urban Nerds was also there.
One thing was missing though,TOTR!!! Where was our invite?
We want to be on next years bill. Make it happen!!! :-)
Brownswood Recordings is a London-based indie label from globe trotting purveyor of all sounds soulful and inspired, Gilles Peterson. They opened their doors in 2006 with the simple aim of releasing good new music, music with soul regardless of genre and style.
Brownswood are also responsible for the compilation albums 'Brownswood Bubblers'. The most recent release 'Brownswood Bubblers four' which was released yesterday is a must have.
I already own a copy and it has been on repeat ever since. BB four features a wide spectrum of music from artists such as Mayer Hawthorne, El Michaels Affair to Floating point.
Personally, I like it but is this comeback material? It has an ol' school, rare groove feel to it. But can this type of tune hold its own in the charts I doubt it.
Monday, 24 August 2009
Friday 28th August
Location: Egg Nightclub, Kings Cross, N7 9AP
Music policy: Grime, funky, bassline, dubstep and more...
Time: 10pm - 5am
Entry fee: FREEEEEEEEEEEEE!
These are TOTR's Top 5 Spotify Tunes of the week (in no particular order)
1) Maybe So Maybe No - Mayer Hawthorne
2) Pon De Floor - Major Lazer
3) Look a little further - Pete Simpson
4) Yeah Yeah Yeah - Calvin Harris
5) Rockin' you eternally - Dwele
However, I am the type of person to give credit where credit is due and this freestyle is 'ARD!
CHECK IT OUT!!!
Saturday, 22 August 2009
Thursday, 20 August 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Indie-Pop phenomenon Flamboyant Bella are poised to release their debut single 'Get a reaction' this September.
If you all remember rightly I went to see this lovely 4 piece band live at the last gig of their wonky pop tour which was sold out and where they also supported Example. Since then they have amassed a staggering 2 million hits on their myspace and it is also very evident that this band is ready for great things and with their debut single about to be released it looks like great things are about to happen.
Check out the video below, the tunes also awesome live....
To read the review of their Wonky pop gig click here
Sunday, 16 August 2009
Friday, 14 August 2009
Hailing from Manchester, Virus Syndicate are DJ/producer MRK1 and MCs JSD, Goldfinger & Nika D. their raw urban bass heavy sound leans to many genres, with hard edged beats and lyrical intelligence the Virus are fast gaining tips to become the next major UK break through act.
Check Orlando out he's pissing himself laughing at the 'BEP' terrible lyrics.
I think this version is miles better than the original.
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Another absolute banger from Louie Vega one half of Masters at Work, brilliant summertime vibe !!!!
Let's get high so high!!! Jeez....
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
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After years honing his craft as an MC and becoming one of the brightest sparks on the UK Garage circuit, Majestic is set for his first release ‘In The VIP’ on October 7th 2009 through Biglife Records.
Following in the footsteps of mammoth tunes such as ‘Wearing my Rolex ’ and ‘African Warrior’ comes the most anthemic club banger of the summer months in the form of ‘In The VIP’. Produced by the Wideboys, this up-tempo Electro House rommpa stompa hits you with hyperactive synths, an irrepressible bass line and an infectious vocal hook that stays in your head all night and beyond.
‘In The VIP’ which is currently tearing up the club circuit and has been championed from DJs as diverse as Ras Kwame and Kissy Sellout through to Mista Jam, Nihal and Sinden.
Following on from the extensive buzz that has built up on ‘In The VIP’ over the summer and with a video soon to follow, Big Life Records are delighted to launch Majestic’s first foray into the mainstream, a place he plans to occupy for a long time to come.
To find out more about Majestic and to listen to the rest of Majestics banging tunes check out his Myspace.
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
Although there has been plentiful speculation about O2 losing its iPhone exclusivity over the last few weeks, sister site Mobile Entertainment has seen documentation that states it will end officially on October 9th.
O2 signed its original deal with Apple in late 2007, and is believed to have the rights to sell iPhone to 2012.
Orange and T-Mobile have been linked heavily with iPhone over the summer, and both networks already sell the device in other territories.
Orange was the first network to sell the iPhone around Europe, while T-Mobile stocks the device exclusively in Germany.
Indeed, a report by The Register on Monday stated that T-Mobile UK had already begun shipping iPhones discreetly to big-spending customers.
A spokesperson for O2 would not be drawn on the October 9th date. He said (vaguely): "All I can say is that O2 has a multi-year exclusive on iPhone - and that this remains in place."
A broadening of distribution for iPhone in the UK would not be too dramatic. The device is sold in round 80 countries and is currently exclusive only in the US, UK and Germany.
Story originally published on Mobile Entertainment
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Yomi Sode, also known as G.R.E.E.D.S (Generating Rhymes to Engage the Enlightend Soul)is about to release of his debut album this month.
This multi-talented writer, MC, Poet and Storyteller has just finished putting the final touches to his 18 track album, which is sure to reflect the hard time that he has put in circulating the London poetry scene.
With close to 7000 plays for the tracks that he has on his myspace page, it is clear that people want to hear what this Poet has to say.
Volume In Silence Album Launch
Sunday 23rd August 2009
Fym Fyg Bar
231 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 0EL
Tickets are £10 in advance (Includes copy of the album) or £7 on the door, entry only
This guy really needs to keep quiet and just release some music, mind you he's not really a great rapper is he. He is more known for his 'Vlogging' rather than being a rapper.
Monday, 10 August 2009
These are TOTR's Top 5 Spotify Tunes of the week (in no particular order)
1) Sounds like love - Illa j
2) Tropedelico - The Quantic Soul Orchestra
3) Bow E3 - Wiley
4) On sussex downs - Larrikin Love
5) High life - Daft Punk
Here's what Joe had to say ......
Friday, 7 August 2009
Thursday, 6 August 2009
WTF NME, The future 50 innovators? And you have included La Roux, Lady GaGa and Jack White. Come on NME you have got to be kidding.
As a music lover and a lover of all music to name Lady GaGa as an innovator of music has insulted me. What has she done for the music industry apart saturate it with garbage and carry around a tea cup. La Roux sounds like a whining cat over Electro beats and Jack White looks like dead weather.
The list is a complete farce, where are musicians like The Maccabees, Mpho, Theophilus London. Real artists and true innovators of sound. NME you're pathetic.
Maybe I am being harsh after all it is an opinion right? There are some folk on the list who deserve to be there like Dizzee Rascal who shows no signs of slowing down and Micachu a great emerging talent with a unique sound. Just the two then!!! ha ha
For the complete list click here. Am I being harsh opinions please.
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
Modern Rhapsodies by Maxence Cyrins was released in 2005, it is an album full of piano covers of house and techno tracks.
Featuring classics such as Gusto's 'discos revenge' and Aphex Twin 'windowlicker' this album is a must listen.
Click here to listen on Spotify.
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
What could have become of Larrikin Love? They were a really good band only active for two years and then they "amicably" split.
They split up just before the release of their debut album 'The Freedom Spark' which nationally went to No.37 in the charts, better than most I may add.
Apparently, Edward Larrikin the former lead singer of the band is working on a solo project which will be similar to the kind of stuff he did with Larrikin Love so look out for that.
For those who knew of Larrikin Love, lets pay homage:
Monday, 3 August 2009
Spotify and iTunes are both convenient sources to buy and listen to music, just like going into a record shop and doing the same. You cannot doubt the unassuming pleasure one gets from digging for vinyl or playing a classic record.
Many may have thought that buying an iPod and downloading from the net has caused vinyl to die a slow death, but they would have been wrong. It's still in production and business is as strong as ever.
Please read this article.