Saturday, 30 October 2010
Big Dada Signing Dels and TOTR fav Ghostpoet (new signing of Brownswood Recording) get the remix treatment courtesy of Joe Goddard from Hot Chip and I like it.
The Trumpalump EP which features 5 different mixes of the track 'trumpalump' is due for release towards the end of November. I suggest you purchase it as a present for your iPod and your ears.
Friday, 29 October 2010
DJ's favourite Technics are to be discontinued by their makers Panasonic, apparently? This is the second rumor in under a year quoting that Panasonic will cease making the beloved Technics.
If it's true then this is a damn shame and a timely boost to the digital DJ market.
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Katy B and Giggs have made NME's notorious "cool" list for 2010. The annual list features the likes of Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Janelle Monae but for me Katy B and Giggs are welcome additions this year.
To see the complete "Cool list" get yourself over to NME now.
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
East London MC Maxsta has released another mix tape. Ever since his last mix tape "East London is Back" Maxsta has gone from strength to strength and has been touted as the next grime MC to go mainstream (if he does let's hope he doesn't do a chipmunk).
The Come Up Maxsta's new mix tape is 14 tracks deep and features TOTR fav Maverick Sabre plus many, many more.
To get your copy click here.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Sunday, 17 October 2010
We had Kerry Leatham perform at TOTR alongside Katy B, The Illersapians and Dot Rotten this time last year. She was brilliant to say the least and it's not surprising to see SB:TV giving her the opportunity to show case her ability in this A64.
If I am honest I thought she'd be bigger now than she is, she's a talented singer songwriter and even had a track feature on the Adulthood soundtrack.
It's good to see her still about, making music and hopefully she will get more chances to get her music heard by a wider audience.
Friday, 8 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Taking time out from their busy schedule folk band Kurran and The Wolfnotes met us for some Q&A. We talk Fleetwood Mac, Facebook and the UK music 'scene', check it out.
TOTR: Introduce yourselves?
K&W: We're the Kurran and The Wolfnotes. Kurran (vocals and guitar), Chris (drums and vocals), Tim (lead guitar vocal) and Ben (bass).
TOTR: Cool name, how did you come up with it?
K&W: Wish we could remember. A wolfnote is when you hit a stringed instrument at a certain point that makes the string howl. Someone told us that and we thought it sounded cool.
TOTR: Describe your sound?
K&W: We try and mix more traditional folk music with our favourite contemporaries. I think we end up sounding one part The Smiths, one part Bob Dylan and two parts Brand New.
TOTR: Tell us the creative process behind your songs?
Kurran: I will usually bring a song into the band in a very simple form. Then we tussle it around the rehearsal room till it makes sense. Which can take days.
TOTR: who inspires you musically?
K&W: As a band we don't think they come much better than Radiohead. Some of the tour bus favourites are Bowerbirds, Fleetwood Mac, Manchester Orchestra, Modest mouse and The Pixies.
TOTR: Do you prefer to be in the studio creating music or onstage performing?
Kurran: Being on stage. I feel like the songs live and grow with you, and they get delivered how you feel then and there. Recordings are just capturing how you felt about it at that moment. Which has its purpose of course, but I don't listen to the recordings myself once they are done.
TOTR: As a band where do you see your place within the UK music scene?
Kurran: I really don't know. It’s still a bit of shock that we've got this far. If we could be going in to do a second album then that would be good. But we're still finishing the first.
TOTR: What are your plans for the next 12 months?
K&W: We'll be releasing the album early next year, and then touring it as much as we can for the next coming year.
TOTR: Last, but by no means least what do you prefer Twitter or Facebook?
Kurran: I wish I could use either. I'm going to go for facebook because they are probably watching me right now.
Here's some photos from our last event: Mindie Meets Turn Off The Radio!
If you missed it you missed out but don't sweat our next event will be taking place very, very soon! (watch this space)
Photos by Luke Agbaimoni
Tuesday, 5 October 2010
The Nigerian accent nearly killed me, f*cking hilarious!
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
'There is no force like success, and that is why the individual makes all effort to surround himself throughout life with the evidence of it; as of the individual, so should it be of the nation.'
To find out what's going on in your area for black history month click here.