DJ DeeKay - In The Mix


Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Magnetic Man - Perfect Stranger (Benga remix)


I knew Katy On A Mission was gonna be big, but Top 5? That's a great look. I'm rooting for Katy, she was shooting a video at Carnival yesterday with Ms Dynamite.

Benga takes the epic original (which is Magnetic Man's second single) and roughs it up a touch.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

Scorcher featuring Ed Sheeran - It's My Time (SB.TV A64)


Ed Sheeran yeah.

Just on a random note, there's so many UK "urban" tunes on the Radio 1 playlist right now it's ridiculous. And here's Ed covering Labrinth's Radio 1 playlisted Let The Sun Shine.

Mz Bratt - Selecta (VIDEO)


I don't care, this song is disgusting, Bratt murks. I like that she stepped out of her comfort zone with this and killed it.

Not too sure about the video yet, but it should definitely tick the boxes with her fanbase, and that's what matters really. But don't take her for any sort of joke, her vocal performance on this is impressive.

"She looks into the mirror, don't like what she sees // she's curvy but she wants the Cheryl Cole physique..." ( c ) Kano


Kano - Spaceship (Ras Kwame MC Session) (Produced by Chase and Status)

This is a banger obviously. Chase and Status did alot.

I'm with K on this one though, I don't give a fuck about that Cheryl Cole physique. I appreciate this isn't the platform for social commentary so I'll say no more.

Kanye West and Jay-Z featuring Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross - Monster


Nicki Minaj picks up the ball and runs away with it after genuinely impressive verses from Kanye and Hov. The latter's verse in particularly - disgusting rhyme structures ("I rape and pillage your village, women and children // everybody wanna know what my achilles heel is") and subliminals.

Jazmine Sullivan featuring Mary J Blige and Swizz Beatz - Goin' In Circles (remix)


I've got a confession - I'm not the world's biggest fan of the original. It's aaalright, but I'm not crazy for it the way most people are, and I loved Jazmine's last album.

With that said, it can't just be me that spazzed out slightly when Mary's vocals came in on this?! Absolutely ridiculous remix. And for once Swizzy's cheerleader schtick doesn't irritate me.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

"I see you driving 'round town with the girl I love // and I'm like "f*ck you!".." ( c ) Cee-Lo


Nearly 2million views in less than a week. I suspect Mr Green has a hit with this one. Feel-good breakup music?

Bruno Mars is clearly a beast.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Roundhouse Radio Takes Over Mixcloud


So today was Roundhouse Radio's turn to curate Mixcloud, and Chinners put together this hour long showcase of what the station is all about.

Despite the station being my daily life for a year and a half, even I didn't realise the strength-in-depth and sheer variety of what we have on offer. A year ago there were only a handful of shows on the station, so its status now as one of the hottest up-and-comers that's on people's lips from 1Xtra to Rinse (and many places in between no doubt) is a testament to the hard work that's gone on behind-the-scenes there.

In the past twelve months we've increased the number of shows on the station by about 700%, put on a series of hugely successful live events, broadcast from the 4th Plinth and championed some of the freshest talent around.

When you've been blown away by the Cloudcast, check out the station here.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Jay Sean featuring Nicki Minaj - 2012 (VIDEO)


Ummm... if you really know me like that, this shouldn't surprise you, but guilty confession: I love this song.

"Sick flow, inundated with the doc bills..." ( c ) Nicki Minaj

Wonder if this has the highest number of South Asians in a US Billboard Top 10 (it's inevitable) video? Here he is talking to MTV about the track, the video and his forthcoming album.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Bashy - Fantasy (VIDEO)


The song is definitely not to my taste but the video's nice still. Not just because Preeya's in it.

Track's doing alright as well, constant daytime rotation on 1Xtra.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

"I used up all of my tricks, I hope that you like this // but you probably won't, you think you're cooler than me..." ( c ) Mike Posner


Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me

Tolerate the 45secs of rubbish before the song actually starts (or skip past it). This is number six in the Billboard Hot 100 and I'm fairly sure if it gets a release over here, it's going to be a smash. Sounds very Radio 1 friendly, and actually a bit like the two Bruno Mars featuring hits that have dropped in the last couple of months.

And yet it's hard and is basically three minutes of strong pars. Posner's good, I've been listening to his album over the weekend and I'm quite impressed. Nice vocal tone, decent songwriter. Production treads the line between spacey/futuristic and 80s. He's worked with Labrinth, which is a pretty appropriate fit.

Oh and none of you girls ain't cooler than me, get outta here. Smiley face.

"Anybody reckoning they're levelling with Devlin // will get left f*cked like their features are feminine..." ( c ) Devlin


Umm lyrically, there's probably nobody better in this country right now. The rhyme schemes in this are completely ridiculous, I was sitting at work reloading this for about 90minutes with a screwface on Friday afternoon. Thank God for that corner desk.

30,000+ views in two days.

Kano - Artillery (KA:47)


Oiiii that Boxfresh turntable t-shirt. I need that in my life.

Cool, so first East London Is Back remix and now this. I see what he's on. It's got to be upsetting to a few MCs that Kano can go away for a bit, come back to Grime barely breaking a sweat and still be levelling. In reality that's how far ahead he was back in 2004/5 times.

Personally though, I need him to tone down the accent and go back to sounding entirely effortless like he did on tracks like Ghetto Kyote. But I'm being churlish really.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

CD Spinz - Imagine (VIDEO)


Imagine, as dope as this is, that it only showcases about a tenth of this kid's talent. Some tempo specialist yout, if you heard what he does on Grime...

Those of you that pay attention might recall CD Spinz and partner-in-crime Laurie Unwin opened up for Bluey Robinson, Marvell and McLean at Fresh Cuts Live, at London's legendary Roundhouse in March.



They also put out a free album earlier this year, ch-ch-check it out.

But on another note, Spinz you're gonna lose at Rapstar yeah fam. Just be aware.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Labrinth - Let The Sun Shine (Viral Video)


Big tune. How long until it gets playlisted on Radio 1? Has to be in the next couple of weeks surely.