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!