DJ DeeKay - In The Mix

Sunday, 30 January 2011

VIDEO: Daley - Blame The World (SBTV A64)

This is sick.

VIDEO: Jessie J - Price Tag

It's nice and creative, I wonder if this video or Do It Like A Dude will be the defining visual of her career. They're pretty much polar opposites and this song is probably more representative of her sound.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

LISTEN BACK: Fresh Cuts (29-01-11) on Roundhouse Radio

Fresh Cuts returns for 2011 with DeeKay flying solo this week. Big new music from Skream, Devlin, Meleka, Nathan, Ed Sheeran, Chipmunk and Chris Brown and much more. Plus journalist and blogger Hyperfrank exclusively interviews Dot Rotten about his huge new track Thunder (recorded as part of her Volume Control project) and DeeKay catches up with Canadian R&B star Glenn Lewis. All of that, and we've got a sneak peak at Loick Essien's major Fresh Cuts acoustic session airing on the show next week.

Skream featuring Example – Shot Yourself In The Foot Again
Professor Green featuring Maverick Sabre, Klashnekoff, Wretch 32 and Malik - Jungle (remix)
Ed Sheeran featuring Ghetts – Drown Me Out
Ghetts featuring Wiley and Dot Rotten – Spun

Volume Control #1 - Hyperfrank Interviews Dot Rotten
Dot Rotten – Thunder

Devlin - Let It Go (Joker remix)
Mekela - Love Letter
Encore - Wind Up
Rihanna featuring J Cole - S&M (remix)
Nathan – Diamonds
Talay Riley featuring Wretch 32 - Sergeant Smash (remix)

Justin Timberlake - (Oh No) What You Got

Bluey Robinson – Get Money
Bluey Robinson – I Need A Dollar
Nicki Minaj featuring Drake – Moment 4 Life
Chipmunk featuring Chris Brown – Champion
Ed Sheeran featuring Devlin – Lately
Rewd Adams featuring Black The Ripper – Drift Away
Saigon featuring Faith Evans – Clap

Outkast – Player’s Ball

Chase and Status featuring Tinie Tempah – Hitz
Skepta featuring Chipmunk – Big

Glenn Lewis – Interview (Part One)
Glenn Lewis – Good One
Glenn Lewis – Interview (Part Two)

Jamie Foxx featuring Wiz Khalifa – Best Night Of My Life
Amina Bryant featuring Jim Jones – Jimmy
Alesha Dixon featuring Jay Sean - Every Little Part Of Me (Mike Delinquent Remix)
Loick Essien – Stuttering (Fresh Cuts Acoustic)

Loick Essien on the show next week - great interview and a sick acoustic session, including a brilliant surprise cover.


Friday, 28 January 2011

VIDEO: Dot Rotten (@ItsDotRotten) - Thunder (#VolumeControl #1)

So when Hyperfrank brought this idea to me a few months ago, I knew straight away she was on to a winner. Simple concept that would engage Grime fans and give them an opportunity to have just the right amount of creative control.

Fast forward to last week, and she brought Dot Rotten into the Roundhouse Studios to vocal Beat Geeks' Nightmare. Real talk, from the second Dot started putting down that hook it was obvious he wasn't playing. He wrote two of the three verses on the spot and recorded the whole track in about two hours - by the end of the session it was becoming apparent that this wasn't an ordinary recording session; Dot was making a Grime anthem.

Here we are a week later and the track's just received its first play on Semtex's 1Xtra show (complete with a couple of reloads and a big co-sign). I'm spinning it on Fresh Cuts tomorrow (alongside Hyperfrank talking to Dot, exclusively for Roundhouse Radio, about the project, his involvement in it and the track) and I'd be massively surprised if it doesn't reappear on 1Xtra over the weekend and make its Kiss debut on Monday night. That's a serious start for this project and things are only going to get bigger.

One last word - whilst we were in the studio, Dot played me a track from his forthcoming album. It's fucked. Genuine Radio 1 A-List business, without a cheesy hook or any euro-pop techno bullshit. Watching him work in the studio and chatting to him a bit, it's clear he's meticulous with a smart head on his shoulders. Watch what he does in 2011.

Actually, real last word - big up Hyperfrank. That right there is how you have a great idea, then make it happen, then get it played on 1Xtra. Big.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

VIDEO: Rewd Adams - Spaceship

Rewd Adams is back with a banger. Taken from his forthcoming Rewd Awakening project. We're doing something with Rewd over at Redtop very soon which should be quite interesting so keep an eye out for that.

Global Faction put together a nice little promo for his joint too which you can see below.

Nicki Minaj - SB.TV Interview

I swear, that English accent she does is so fucking hot. I really don't know why that's attractive, but it is. Just me that was weak at the knees at the weekend when Westwood taught her the word 'par' and she kept saying it? ...I've got issues.

Nicki REALLY reminds me of someone I know, I'm not going to say who on the off-chance she both reads this and finds the comparison unflattering, but everything from their mannerisms to their facial expressions to their physical appearance are so much alike. It's a little worrying considering Nicki's playing a character, but to be fair I thought it when I first saw this interview years ago.

As you can tell, Nicki's not playing insane here so it's not a par.

VIDEO: Loick Essien (@LoickEssien) performs Stuttering acoustically for Fresh Cuts

The amazing Loick Essien passed through Fresh Cuts last week and performed three acoustic tracks for us (including a beautiful and unexpected cover that I'll keep a surprise for now). That session and interview will air in full on Saturday Feburary 5th at 8pm on Roundhouse Radio but until then, here's a lil' something to show you what he's working with (p-pause).

This kid's voice is honestly amazing. No studio trickery (I'd know, I mixed down the session that'll be airing on the show), just a guitar and his soulful vocals.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

VIDEO: Bluey Robinson - Fresh Cuts Interview @ Turning Point 2010

I hadn't ever seen this before and stumbled across it randomly whilst doing some work on the Roundhouse's website. Figured I should post it up here. Nice little video package - you won't learn anything particularly new seeing as we did this interview in September 2010, but it's still worth watching. Also saw a Roll Deep interview we did on the same day up there but umm... they're not that interesting. No par intended.

I'd forgotten how Bluey killed this show. He's gonna be performing at YoYo (Notting Hill Arts Club) in February, definitely a must-reach.