DJ DeeKay - In The Mix

Sunday, 20 February 2011

VIDEO: Ryan Leslie - Maybachs and Diamonds (VIDEO)

I wish R-Les would stop rapping. In fact, I wish he'd just stick to writing and producing gems. This isn't wack, but he's a corny rapper and in the hands of someone like Fabolous this track could've been the hottest shit of the year. Just look what Fab did with You Be Killin' 'Em. Great beat, nice chorus - this is such a vibe (especially with the live band), but Ryan Leslie ain't a rapper, even in this era where everyday, borderline dorky dudes can get on (*Drizzy voice*).

Saturday, 19 February 2011

VIDEO: Kanye West - All Of The Lights

Jeeeez, make sure you watch this in HD. Visually this is nuts. And Rihanna's outfit... Love this video.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

"Baby you wintertime cold, the night is still young, drink that dinner wine slow..." ( c )

VIDEO: J Cole featuring Drake - In The Morning

The video girl is cute... Umm, I don't know about the actual video though. With real footage from Drake's show in Paris, it's a nice (staged) insight into the life of Cole, and it was a cool way to do it - let's be real, a video for this song could quite conceivably have gone somewhere totally different.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

"Everyone's staring at your frame when you're passing // Used to get me jealous, I ain't changed, I'm a bastard..." ( c ) Wretch 32

Wretch 32 featuring Alex Mills - Anniversary

This is big. MCs have been tryna make these kinda album cuts forever, and it's rarely as effectively executed (or even as sincere) as this. No hate, but Wretch's particular brand of lyricism and wordplay sometimes grates on me but he pulls it off so smoothly here - that second verse in particular is straight poetry. Sweet and breezy, he's already said it's only an album track but come the summer and the album dropping, radio might decide to embrace it.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

VIDEO: Terri Walker (@TheRealMzWalker) - So Hard

Umm, I'd quite like this to spin on Fresh Cuts this week, so if anybody wants to hook me up..., this really needs to be in my inbox.

Terri Walker is back with this sick Ski Beatz produced slow burner. Signed to Dame Dash's BluRoc, this is going to be her year over in the US for sure, and hopefully she'll finally receive the support she deserves at home too. It's important we don't neglect our homegrown artists who are making international moves, especially when they're as talented as Miss Walker.

This track is craaaaaazy man. The vibe is so on-point.

Monday, 7 February 2011

LISTEN BACK: Fresh Cuts (05-02-11) on Roundhouse Radio with special guest Loick Essien (@LoickEssien)

We've got a big exclusive this week as Loick Essien blesses us with a scorching acoustic session on a slightly shorter edition of Fresh Cuts. Plus new music from Jessie J, The Streets, Tinie Tempah, Chipmunk, Nathan and a hot preview from Talay Riley's acoustic session for Fresh Cuts which will be airing on the show next week. Aaaaand you can check it out on the awesome new embeddable player above!

Meleka - Love Letter
Ed Sheeran featuring JME - Radio
Jessie J featuring Devlin - Price Tag (Al Shux remix)
The Streets featuring Kano - Came In Through The Door

Kano - Bad Boy

Tinie Tempah featuring Range - Just A Little
Chipmunk featuring Chris Brown - Champion

Loick Essien - Interview
Loick Essien - Stuttering (Fresh Cuts Acoustic)
Loick Essien - Love Drunk (Fresh Cuts Acoustic)
Loick Essien - For The First Time (Fresh Cuts Acoustic)

Bluey Robinson - Falling In Love
Nathan - Star

Damage - Ghetto Romance

Talay Riley - Do It Like A Dude (Fresh Cuts Acoustic)

Thursday, 3 February 2011

VIDEO: Tinie Tempah performs Pass Out on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Nice, can't really begrudge Tinie his success. I don't care what anyone says, a year after it was all over radio in the UK, Pass Out still sounds fresher than 3/4 of what's out there now. I can do without the very American "hell yeah"s in this video though.

 Big up Tinie, fingers crossed it works out for him over there!