Thursday, 20 December 2007
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
"Whoosh, it's the fourth single from ex-Big Brovaz ladies Booty Luv. It's everything you could hope a Booty Luv single (and the first to be written by the girls) to be; a subtle, creeping start which leads into an exhilaratingly bouncy and likeable dance song"
Monday, 17 December 2007
"f Kylie had released this as the first single from her X album, Leona Lewis wouldn't still be number one"
"Some Kinda Rush" is Booty Luv's "Best Ever Single" according to the Digital Spy review today;
"Who'd have thought it, eh? After scoring a succession of disco-pop smashes by essentially waving amyl nitrate under the nostrils of Tweet ('Boogie 2nite'), Luther Vandross ('Shine') and Lucy Pearl ('Don't Mess With My Man'), Booty Luv have released their best ever single with a self-penned song. There's more to Nadia and Cherise, it seems, than the slinkiest stilettos in town.
'Some Kinda Rush' might just be the most thrilling three-and-a-half minutes you'll experience all Christmas. Its turbo-charged bassline surges like 10,000 volts going through your toaster's live wire; the girls coo like they're up to something we wouldn't want to mention on a family-friendly website; and its chorus comes on like a pack of fireworks going off in your head (Don't try this at home, kids!). Honest to goodness, if Kylie had released this as the first single from her X album, Leona Lewis wouldn't still be number one"
Friday, 14 December 2007
"Juke music, born out of inner-city pockets of Chicago, is the new ferociously hyperactive and electro sound. Now the music has made its way to the UK, thanks to the crossover success of the eccentric Chi-town (or Chicago) duo Dude 'N Nem, whose single "Watch My Feet" has launched the sound into the mainstream. Along with band members Upmost and Trygic's simple rhymes and chant-a-long chorus, the video shows crews doing hip-hop's answer to Irish step-dancing in the dance called Footworkin', whose vigorous leg moves have inspired dozens of self-made YouTube stars to urge us to watch their feet too.
"If you're from Chicago, or anywhere near Chicago, and you haven't heard of Dude 'N Nem by now, you're deaf," declares Trygic. "We're actually getting a lot of love everywhere we go. The song is something new, it's something fresh. It's like every time someone sees it, they're amazed by it."
Read full piece here
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Monday, 10 December 2007
"The run up to Christmas has seen a bumper crop of stuff arrive at ChartBlog Towers, each new thing beautifully wrapped in a jiffy bag, and accompanied by a sheet of A4 with wonderful writing upon it. And as always, I've been keeping a careful record of the wild claims and extravagent exaggerations made by the people whose job it is to try and win sceptical people over to their new (and occasionally iffy) music. Music that they can only represent using the written word."
"The smartest pop album, a sonic Rubik's Cube in a world full of squares."
Nothing wrong with this at all. I mean it's nonsense, but it's entertaining nonsense, and that's good enough for me.
"Its rakish, distorted vocals made people think of the Cure and Bowie after a heavy night and a punch-up"
My money's on Bowie. He didn't get a knife named after him for nothing. Plus he's clearly fitter than Robert Smith and those teeth could really do some damage.
Thursday, 6 December 2007
Q:How did the recording sessions for your new release go?
A: lengthy! I did the whole thing.. pressing record then diving onto the kit to play drums, strap on the bass etc…
Q: What goals did you set yourself before you started recording?
A: Not to become sectioned in the process for having too many personalities..
Q: What do you feel are your own limitations when it comes to creating/writing music?
A: I do everything myself so it can be a very draining process. Never again…
Q: Tell us 3 of your favourite songs from your career and the inspiration behind them?
A: They’re all my favourites! If I had to choose one, it would be How To Lose Your Best Friend because it was the first one I wrote for the album and it set the tone for the rest of the record.. Cheery stuff..
Tuesday, 4 December 2007
Monday, 3 December 2007
However, the Sonny J single was not a one off – there is an entire Sonny J album on the way and it is a little bit amazing.
Here is one such little bit of amazingness from it. It would seem that Sonny J are applying an 'if it isn’t broke don't fix it' policy to their music, would it not.
Nikki Sixx's interview with The Sun
"ANYONE who has read MOTLEY CRUE’S book The Dirt will know that there are few things the bad boy rockers
didn’t get up to. One of the most memorable parts of that book was the moment bassist NIKKI SIXX flatlines after taking heroin, and then escapes from his hospital bed with everyone still believing he is dead.
Somehow he gets home and leaves an answer machine message on his telephone proclaiming to be from the dead Nikki Sixx - while he goes off to shoot up yet again.
Such rock ‘n' roll incidents may seem darkly hilarious – if a tad hard to believe – but they only skim the surface of a personal drug hell for the bassist which was to take years to kick.
And though the stories may seem hard to swallow at times, Nikki meticulously kept a very real diary of his descent into near insanity, which has now been published under the name of The Heroin Diaries."
Read the full interview here.
In one week its had 162,576 views, and currently has 10 Honours:
Music Category Honours, UK only - by Month:
#17 - Most Viewed (This Month) - Music
#17 - Top Rated (This Month) - Music
#17 - Most Discussed (This Month) - Music
#14 - Top Favourites (This Month) - Music
#19 - Most Linked (This Month) - Music
*Based on all the music videos on YouTube being watched in the UK in the past month
All Category Honours, UK only - by Month:
#41 - Most Viewed (This Month)
#50 - Top Rated (This Month)
#89 - Most Discussed (This Month)
#22 - Top Favourites (This Month)
#56 - Most Linked (This Month)
*Based on all videos on YouTube being watched in the UK in the past month
Honours peaked at 22 honours, including:
2nd most viewed music video of the week in UK
3rd most linked music video of the week in UK
4th rop rated music video of the week in UK
2nd top favourited music video of the week in UK
5th most discussed music video in UK
8th most viewed music video in the world last week
64th top favourited video (of any category) in the world
Monday, 26 November 2007
"Basshunter blonde peels off.. FOLLOWING on from our scorching slideshow of naughty Norwegian video star AYLAR LIE, I thought it was only fair to introduce the lads out there to one of her co-stars. Basshunter's x-rated strip-vid has been melting servers all over the internet and it's not hard to see why. The trio of foxy clubbers dressing and undressing each-other is a delightful sight to behold. On Friday we revealed exotic half Iranian, half Norwegian beauty Aylar's past as an adult film star and dug out a string of sexy snaps. Now I've turned my attention to her equally attractive co-star MARIELLE MATHIASSEN."
Friday, 23 November 2007
#65 - Most Viewed (Today) - Music
#6 - Top Rated (Today)
#3 - Top Rated (Today) - Music
#15 - Top Rated (Today) - Music - Global
#58 - Top Rated (This Week)
#17 - Top Rated (This Week) - Music
#14 - Top Favourites (Today)
#5 - Top Favourites (Today) - Music
#28 - Top Favourites (Today) - Music - Global
#49 - Top Favourites (This Week) - Music
"BASSHUNTER’s strip video star AYLAR LIE was once known as the “Princess Diana of porn - The 23-year-old Norwegian model, who plays the central character in the music vid that's quickening pulses around Europe, has a past as an adult film star. During her brief career in X-rated flicks she shamed the Queen Of Hearts’ memory by billing herself as “Princess Diana" The olive-skinned, half-Persian model starred in the string of explicit films from 2002-3. Her CV lists flicks including Just Over 18, Breakin' 'Em In and others too explicit to name here.
More click here
Wednesday, 21 November 2007
The track Now You’re Gone has already topped the chart all over Scandinavia and Europe and has shifted a staggering one million ringtones so far.
And in its native Sweden it has been the fastest-selling single since ABBA were around.
Pretty impressive stuff.
Eye-delighting slideshow below. And video beneath that.
Bassehunter's "Now You're Gone" is heavily featured online & makes page 26 of todays Sun Newspaper :)
Tuesday, 20 November 2007
Monday, 19 November 2007
"If you're not a metal fan, or over a certain age, you might not know who this leathery ensemble are. Well, it's Mötley Crüe (or MÖTLEY CRÜE, DÜDE! to give them their full title), and the reason this bunch of dirty old rockers are gracing your nice clean ChärtBlög is to do with music and drugs, and the way they sit together in people's minds.
Now, normally a serious topic like this would be a bit much for your average blog posting here, but seeing as the tabloids are full of lurid drugs stories these days (I'm assuming the names Doherty, Winehouse or Lohan aren't unfamiliar), and Nikki Sixx - the Crüe's bassist and songwriter - has released a hard-hitting book detailing the worst days of his own battle with addiction, it's worth dropping the nonsense for a second and talking seriously about this, don't you think?"
Click here for the full piece & audio interview
"Sonny J is not yet readily known in the dance music lexicon, but is quickly stealing a march on other acts looking for an entry. It is a formidable feat, supporting the likes of Groove Armada on their tenth anniversary. But the Scouser's blend of butterscotch soundscapes and acidic scratchy rhythms are the perfect toe tingling warm up. Like the headliners tonight, Sonny J, or Sonnington James III, combines crackly sun-glazed tracks with stomping floor fillers such as the irrepressible 'Can't Stop Moving'.
'Belly Bongo', reminiscent of the Avalanches, is a more nostalgic '70s number, with watery keyboard sounds and a hook straight out of a Sesame Street chorus. Whether Brixton Academy is a suitable stage for such a cosy act is questionable. Sonny J should be playing in your front garden. Which, incidentally, would be ocean-side."
Thursday, 15 November 2007
Friday, 9 November 2007
Wednesday, 7 November 2007
Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries book & soundtrack album feature in this weeks Daily Mirror Showbuzz video piece, as does the Def Mix Classics, with Alison Limerick's "Where Love Is" being the bed for the whole piece - watch it here!
Following on from the Sonny J Band Of The Day piece earlier in the year, we're gobsmacked that Paul Lester has picked Dude 'N' Nem, the rap duo who have launched a dance craze in the States :)
"Watch My Feet by Messrs Trygic and Upmost aka Dude 'N Nem is the latest in the "grand" tradition of frenetic motion-related rap novelty cash-ins such as Kriss Kross's Jump and House Of Pain's Jump Around, although actually Watch My Feet is more of a celebration of horizontal than vertical motion but there you go. It's a veritable commercial jiggy juggernaut, kickstarting a dance craze in the States called Jukin' or Footworkin', which has been described as "hip-hop Riverdance". Click for more
Thursday, 25 October 2007
Monday, 22 October 2007
"Debut singles often come and go but The Pangs ‘Fighterplane’ is an undisputed keeper. A love of electronic music fused with guitar driven song writing delivers a Gorillaz styled stomp through fuzzy beats and unhurried distorted vocals that match this newly formed five piece’s understated confidence. Nonchalant ability rolled into 4 minutes of sauntering enchantment this is a charmer of an insight into the world of The Pangs and one that deserves to place them firmly on the ones to watch map."
Just wait until they see the video from zeroh!
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Wednesday, 10 October 2007
Sixx AM's "Life Is Beautiful"is the first single from the superb soundtrack to the Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx.. "
Motley Crue songwriter follows up the huge book "The Dirt" with "The Heroin Diaries"
"And you thought you were messed up.. in one of the most unique memoirs of addiction ever published, Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx shares mesmerizing diary enteries from the year he spiraled out of control in a haze of heroin and cocaine.. when Motley Crue was at the height of their fame, there wasn't any drug Nikki Sixx wouldn't do.. brutally honest, utterly riveting and shockingly moving, The Heroin Diaries follows Nikki Sixx during the year he plunged to rock bottom - and his courageous decision to pick himself up and start living again".
Monday, 8 October 2007
Archangel mastered their debut album on Thursday at Metropolis studios with Frank Arkwright, who has mastered many award winning albums including Arcade Fire's "Neon Bible".
On Friday, Little Thief were picked as one of the featured artists on MySpace, Samim's "Heater" was featured on the Mirror's homepage as an exclusive and Archangel's "Physical Energy" video a confirmed addition to MTV2's 120 Minutes, plus named as the 99th Most Viewed Music video on YouTube this month!
Saturday saw Deborah Harry featured on NME.com's news page, talking about her new solo album Necessary Evil.
Sunday saw Ida Corr Vs Fedde Le Grand's "Let Me Think About It" move up from 5 to 2 in the singles chart, and video mention & feature in the News Of The World for Out Of Office "Hands Up" featuring Gary Lineker's rumoured new girlfriend Danielle Bux, which has rolled over into today's new look Sun Online website.
Tuesday, 2 October 2007
Popjustice's interview with Deborah Harry "I Don't Want To Feel Like A Little Piece Of Popcorn" is now live on the site - the homepage posting lists things they've learnt from the interview, including :
» Debbie Harry tells us about the secretarial joys of shorthand.
» Debbie Harry says some things about Lily Allen.
» Debbie Harry talks about her allergies.
» Debbie Harry talks about going into space and her impatience when it comes to those slow old rockets you have to go in.
Full interview here
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Deborah Harry's "Necessary Evil" reviewed on First Post
"You wouldn't expect an artist who's just turned 63 and is 40 years into her recording career to still be pushing herself but there's very little on Debbie Harry's sixth album that sounds familiar or safe - apart from her unmistakable voice."
Sonny J - Can’t Stop Moving
Can’t Stop Movin’ exploded after a clever online viral campaign. Now signed to Positiva, CSM has already clocked up support from Jo Whiley, Pete Tong, Rob da Bank, Steve Lamaq and even Steve Wright. Kiss playlisting and plays on Radio 2 offered an early airplay peak and the video has been added across the board. CSM leads the release of Sonny J LP, Disatro.
STATESIDERELEASE: October 8.
One of this year’s Ibiza anthems. Heater hails from Germany’s ultra-cool Get Physical label. The Heater track is funky and commercial with a great hook sampling an accordion melody. The result has across-the-board Radio One support from Jo Whiley, Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong (One For The Weekend and Essential New Tune), Dave Pearce and Judge Jules.
DATA RECORDS RELEASE: November 07
Booty Luv - Boogie 2Nite (Album)
The Booty Luv girls Nadia and Cherise have been hard at it
writing and recording their debut album, Boogie 2Nite. Available a week after release of their third single Don’t Mess With My Man, the album features impressive fresh material, most notably Some Kinda Rush, which has already been generating great reactions and radio play from a handful of album samplers. A surefire fourth Top 10 for the talented duo.
HED KANDI RELEASE: Out Now
Wednesday, 26 September 2007
Monday, 24 September 2007
Ida Corr Vs Fedde Le Grand's "Let Me Think About It" entered the UK singles chart on Sunday at number 64 on mobile download sales alone - this is the highest position for a mobile only release - the track, gets its digital download release this week.
Archangel's "Physical Energy" video, designed, directed, produced and edited by Archangel guitarist Alex Morgan, was featured over the weekend on the YouTube homepage, and as the top featured music video!
Thursday, 20 September 2007
from Today's The Sun Online :
"HERE are the Bux-om treasures that have turned football legend GARY LINEKER's head. The Match Of The Day presenter's new girlfriend DANIELLE BUX has stripped off for a raunchy music video based on cult 1980s movie Weird Science. In the vid - for the new single Hands Up by electro act OUT OF OFFICE - two nerds use their computer to build their perfect woman.
And the object of their desires is played by the busty model. Reprising the role KELLY LEBROCK played in the film, Danielle, 28, repays the lads by stripping off her black negligee and gold bra and taking a shower with them. She even teaches the geeky guys how to kiss and dance and takes them to a party, wearing a short yellow dress that barely covers her golden undies.
Earlier this week The Sun brought you snaps of Gary, 46, and Danielle taking a stroll through Richmond Park at the weekend.
The Welsh single-mum, 18 years his junior, is the ex-England international's first serious love interest since his split from wife Michelle last year. A pal said: "They've really hit it off."
- Hands Up is out now on Frenetic Music"
Tuesday, 18 September 2007
Deborah Harry 'Two Times Blue' (Eleven Seven)
Contrary to popular belief, Blondie have released several decent singles since the early eighties and Deborah Harry did not stop being good the moment she realised she'd made it through the 1970s in one piece. Here's the proof. 'Two Times Blue' is almost certainly the greatest single she's made in over 20 years, and sees the 62-year-old new wave princess deliver a tune that manages to keep the spirit of her history alive while at the same time sounding not unlike something Girls Aloud might treat us to on their upcoming album.
Wednesday, 12 September 2007
"OK, it's no 'Boogie 2Nite' but this is still great dancefloor fun. A re-working of the Lucy Pearl classic and already a hit in the clubs for a million years, this should get the girls back in to the Top 20. As well as being a fine answer to the adulterous Terra Naomi, the single also comes with a fine selection of remixes with Seamus Haji, Bimbo Jones, Thomas Gold and Soul Survivors all successfully adding something new to this infectious taster from their superb debut album. And that must make about 700 versions on one single which means it works out at about 3p per track - remarkable value."
Monday, 10 September 2007
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Tuesday, 4 September 2007
Monday, 3 September 2007
"Some Kinda Rush is taken from Booty Luv's forthcoming album Boogie 2Nite. They've had two top ten hits from their first two singles (Boogie 2Nite sold just under 200,000), and current single Don't Mess With My Man is getting radio support across the board. The early reactions to their album, much of which is original material with co-writes from the Booty Luv duo themselves (Cherise Roberts and Nadia Shepherd from Big Brovaz), has been wholly positive. There's a strong yield of singles on the album, including this great track which showcases the girls' quality top-line vocals as well as irresistible dance production."
Thursday, 30 August 2007
Unlike Madonna, Debbie Harry still has life pumping through her veins. Her first solo outing for fourteen years, “Necessary Evil” is a strategic tour de force, incorporating elements of almost of her musical excursions, while keeping the style relatively close to the band that propelled her to superstardom, Blondie.
While this is only a five track sampler, it’s certainly obvious that “Necessary Evil” is a veritable platter of influences, with each track taking a different approach musically, yet all remain stamped with her idiosyncratic vocal stylings. As the album progresses, the songs become more experimental, with “Charm Alarm” and the obscurely delivered “Whiteout” being the most abstract, with a Kate Nash, or even Lilly Allen brat-like nuance. However, each chorus the album offers is jam packed with the anthemic guitars, straight ahead drums, and elegant cool that graced the best of Blondie’s material.
Where I Belong is taken from the new Honeyroot album The Sun Will Come, and while the full package is a slow burner, the single is one of its more immediately sun-kissed moments.
A playful Ska beat over summery pop melodies, helped along by the tones of country chanteuse Kim Richey, combines to make a near-perfect tune that's arrived conveniently and concurrently with decent bank holiday weather.
Imagine it shimmering out from a beachfront boombox, warm beer in one hand and the sand between your toes. This isn't the most obvious outcome you might guess could emerge from a union of Glenn Gregory and a Nashville lovely, but there are no complaints from here.
I'm not a big pop fan. There, I've said it. I don't really do clubs (not since that incident that I can't really talk about). I most certainly don't dance; as one great man said "real men don't dance; they sit, sweat and curse."
Still, every so often a single comes along that makes me question my judgement. This is one of those singles. You've probably heard it already seeing as it's been all over the radio since forever. In fact, listening to it now I'm almost filled with nostalgia.
Taking the idea that all you need is one good hook; The Creeps is ridiculously catchy and addictive. Sounding like an unlikely pairing of Peaches and Sugababes, the vocals are immaculate, suggestive and filthy. The bass line is equally dirty, squelching away like a swamp at the bottom of a sewer overflow pipe. But the real hit obviously comes at the chorus which feels less like a catchy line and more like an order "now that you got it, get on the dancefloor."
All of a sudden I've bought myself a sailor suit, a feather boa, I'm polishing the soles of my shoes and heading to the club. Sometimes there's only so much sitting, sweating and cursing you can do.
Be warned: this tune might do strange things to you.
Tuesday, 28 August 2007
Saturday, 18 August 2007
Friday, 10 August 2007
Booty Luv "Don't Mess With My Man" Mirror Video Exclusive
"They've come a long way since their Big Brovaz days... here's Cherise & Nadia in new duo Booty Luv - performing their latest single "Don't Mess With My Man" out next month. It follows their hit Boogie 2Nite which sold 200,000 copies!"
Out Of Office "Hands Up" The Sun Video Exclusive "Hands Up For A Steamy Video - he tune, which is set to be massive, has already been doing the rounds in Ibiza clubs and has received words of praise from ROGER SANCHEZ and PETE TONG." Read the full feature here
Honeyroot "The Sun Will Come" Album Review "This is a blissful album which is a masterpiece of precise musicianship" Read the full review here
Tuesday, 7 August 2007
"Most of our copies of the Booty Luv album sampler have, mysteriously, vanished from the Popjustice offices. We have no idea where they went but we can only assume that the cleaner is having a gay old time listening to them all at her house.
All is not lost however, since Booty Luv (or the people employed to act as Booty Luv in an online capacity) have put a megamix of the album sampler on the Booty Luv MySpace page. Even though 'Don't Mess With My Man' is good, you need to know that it is the second track that you need to pay attention too – 'Some Kinda Rush' is possibly the best Booty Luv track to date and it is not a cover version." More here!
Thursday, 2 August 2007
"Bewitchingly catchy at their best, Archangel take the very essence of a balmy summer afternoon and instil it through some jumpy indie rock curves that are impossible to dodge. Never in your face, the songs allure is purely charm based, and one you wont want to resist"a Subba Cultcha Single Of The Month
Tuesday, 31 July 2007
Where I Belong is the lovely second single from the new album The Sun Will Come by Honeyroot (who are Glenn Gregory, formerly of Heaven 17, and Keith Lowndes). The album has picked up plenty of critical praise from all corners (One Week To Live, Janice Long, Tom Robinson) with comparisons being made to Morcheeba, Royksopp, Zero 7 and Massive Attack. It's certainly an electronica record with a lot of soul - this track in particular, thanks to the warming vocals of Nashville singer songwriter Kim Richey. Published by Just Publishing, the album is available for licensing worldwide.
Monday, 30 July 2007
We popped into see Popjustice on Friday and gave them a copy of the 6 track Booty Luv album sampler.. here's their verdict!
"There are moments in history so earth-shattering and of such deep significance that their impact on the collective consciousness of the human race is undeniable. The first Moon landing. The JFK assassination. The moment we first heard about the tragic death of The Lovely Lady Diana Princess Of Wales.
Whatever you are doing now and wherever you are, you will all remember this exact time and place for the rest of your lives.
You will have this memory scorched into your brain for all eternity because it is now you will find out that...
THE BOOTY LUV ALBUM SAMPLER IS COMPLETELY AMAZING."
Two great reviews in, first one from Click Music
"The second release from London based Archangel sees the art indie upstarts take on the mantle of early Cure and 80's Bowie. With dark undertones and mournful harmonies, the band are touching the darkest sinews that many bands willingly avoid. The song relies on a menacing keyboard bassline and juddering drums that sit on the precipice of violence without peering too far over the edge. There's a melancholic fear that shows itself in the melody, but this is not to be mistaken for sounding depressing. Far from it - the song is of the sort that would appear in an indie club as the night is wearing on and needs an injection of energy. 3/5"
Second from Disorder Magazine, featured on their MySpace page:
"Despite the stuttering pace of 'Physical Energy', with its timely handclaps and short beats, this is deceptively languid. The repetition of the synth gives the lull of chill, but it's without a doubt clear that Archangel are influenced by something far more gritty and dystopian. A band to keep a beady eye on. 4/5"
"Is she taking things easy in her 'twilight years'? No she bloody well is not. Debbie Harry is back with a new single and a new haircut. The hair looks nice and the single is good - but it is the Nickel & Dime remix where things really get going. 'Two Times Blue' is a modern , electronic version of 'Maria' which, as one of the best Blondie singles not to have been recorded in the 70s, is a good one to copy.
Friday, 27 July 2007
Following the broadcast of harrowing television pictures of flood victims in England, several African countries have joined together to try and raise awareness of the disaster. People from all over Africa united at a massive outdoor concert in Somalia under the ‘Make flood history’ banner.
The concert was the brain child of ageing Ethiopian former rock star Scruffy Bob and Tiny Mbono, lead singer of Africa’s biggest rock band. Scruffy said he hoped all Africans would donate whatever they could to help the plight of brothers in another land, in the Vale of Evesham. ‘We are trying to educate our native people, to raise awareness. Our people find the situation difficult to understand. ‘There is a great flood in Oxford,’ they say, ‘and yet the people of Henley thirst.’ They do not know whether to send bottled water or just empty bottles. We do have piles of blankets that you’ve sent us in the past, are they any good to you?’
Nations like Rwanda and Ethiopia ‘put their differences behind them,’ for the duration of the live concert, which was televised across the continent. The organisers also included a video-link to a simultaneous concert in Indonesia, ‘Live Severn,’ with the event host sending a message of hope: ‘Vale people, do not despair; for, by all accounts, it’s not exactly a tsunami, is it?’
There was a noticeable outpouring of emotion during the concert, when footage of the floods was shown, backed by a melancholy rock song. The images of people in England carrying their belongings upstairs and sleeping in community centres will haunt the audience for years to come. The night ended on a more rousing note with Mbono and Scruffy leading a group of musicians, and the crowd in a passionate version of the newly released charity single, ‘Do they know it’s summertime at all?’
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Thursday, 26 July 2007
It’s already causing much mayhem with the key A list jocks and riding very high in the Buzz and Cool Cuts charts. Radio support so far has come from Pete Tong on Radio 1, Kiss 100’s Steve Smart Floorfillers show and the Galaxy network who added it to the playlist 8 weeks before release! Its also been Jo Whiley's Record Of The Week!
The video, featuring a security guard that dreams of being police hero only to stumble across three *dead* cheer leaders has just been banned by MTV UK for being "too scary" for daytime viewing.. see for yourself, it's not that bad is it?
Monday, 23 July 2007
With Top 10 hits from the likes of Jason Nevins, Narcotic Thrust and Mousse T, free2air quickly established itself as one of the key independent dance imprints in the UK.
Craig will continue to do what he loves, signing and releasing quality dance music - the label is off to a flying start with its debut, the highly sought after "Hands Up" by Out Of Office, out 27th August for download, in the shops from 10th September. Tomorrow Never Knows made the following simple holding video for YouTube ahead of the full promo..
"Last month Bizarre predicted Yves Larock's Rise Up would be one of the year's hottest dance tracks. The video for the infectious summer anthem features a selection of Belgium's brightest skip stars showing off an impressive array of tricks. But while the dance moves look mighty impressive in the final cut, as you might expect with such a complicated video, it took quite a few takes to get there! Check out an alternative video of the track featuring a few funny little mess-ups by clicking here"
Friday, 20 July 2007
Tuesday, 17 July 2007
"As the title suggests, it is a hot weather record, a soundtrack to deserted beaches, sands and sunrises. It begins with ‘Goodbye’, a simply beautiful, aching symphony. Then Briony Greenhill turns up to give a bluesy vocal to ‘Nobody Loves You (The Way I Do)’ and another stunning cover - ‘Change Is Gonna Come’." More here
Monday, 16 July 2007
Friday, 13 July 2007
Club Popjustice still exists! Booty Luv's new single "Don't Mess With My Man" tops their playlist:
" If you go tonight you will hear these songs..
» Booty Luv – ‘Don’t Mess With My Man’
» Robyn & Kleerup ‘With Every Heartbeat’
» Beyonce vs Freemasons ‘Green Light’
» Calvin Harris ‘The Girls’
» Rihanna – ‘Umbrella’
» Groove Armada feat Mutya – 'Song 4 Mutya'
» Amerie – ‘Gotta Work’
» Timbaland – ‘The Way I Are’
» Rihanna – ‘Shut Up & Drive’
» Roisin Murphy – ‘Overpowered’
...and various others. 11pm-3am, Trash Palace on Wardour Street, £3 in, cheap booze, etc etc etc"
"It may not be the biggest festival of the summer, but Guilfest is promising to be the maddest. Legendary British outfit MADNESS are playing the concert, and singer/dancer CHAS SMASH is promising new songs and a look at a mini version of the band. In an exclusive interview, Chas told The Sun Online: "Any kids that are with us, we grab and put on the stage.My daughter was skanking away last time we played London - and she puts me to shame these days! All our kids have done it over the years - it's a long term tryout for a new Mini Madness. And we're hoping to close our set at Guilfest with as many of them with us on stage as possible."
Read the full exclusive interview here
"Cast any preconceptions aside right now. Although Honeyroot may compromise of Heaven 17 lead singer, Glen Gregory and ex- ABC member Keith Lowndes, this is no rehash of eighties synth pop and certainly doesn’t herald a return of the New Romantics. Instead, what is to be found on this little gem of an album is an eclectic mix of ambient, electronica dusted bliss" More here!
Thursday, 12 July 2007
The band was the excellent 28 Costumes, who were playing downstairs at The Albany, part of the Real Daniel O' Donnell show, also in attendance was our good friend Pat from Lip Service, who are providing the marketing consultancy for the band.
Monday, 9 July 2007
"Booty Luv" haven't even mastered their new single yet but they want you lot to be the first to hear this exclusive clip of "Don't Mess With My Man"... there's something about Nadia & Cherise and their winning vocal charisma which really elevates this track.. anyway, this is fucking amazing so let's have a listen"
Wednesday, 4 July 2007
"Lumidee - Like She Never Left, Super sexy Lumidee of Never Leave You fame tells RWD how she's back and ready to pick up from where she's left off.." Click here for more
"Hot New Music - Latino Harlem flavas from Lumidee" Video of the week feature on Kiss FM
"Uh Oooh, she's back!" Megastar video & review
"Lumidee's debut single was a worldwide smash in 2003, here's the long overdue follow up" Teen Today
Thursday, 28 June 2007
From Today's Sun Newspaper, and online :
"Page 3 babes Mel and Nikkala jump for joy - trying out the latest extreme skipping craze. It features in the amazing pop video for Yves Larock's Rise Up, which is set to be this summer's hottest dance tune. The track is already racing up the Radio 1 charts FOUR WEEKS before its release. And yesterday the stars of the video - world skip champs PJR - exclusively showed our girls the ropes at London's Ministry of Sound."
The girls were put through their paces by Planet Jump Rope skip chief Maarten Goedeme and his team.
Afterwards Nikkala said: "It was so tiring doing that but I really enjoyed it.
"It's hard trying to ignore the rope and keep your rhythm but we got there in the end."
And Mel added: "That was exhausting! I need a rest - those lads must keep so fit."
Planet Jump Rope was formed four years ago by Belgium's brightest skip stars and since then they have performed to thousands of people around the world. This week they touched down in the UK to promote the new Yves Larock video.
Maarten, 28, said: "This is the first proper dance video that we have done but we loved it. It has really gone down well and people everywhere want to know how to do our tricks. The harder stuff is complex but everybody can skip - no matter how old!"
Click here to see the Mel and Nikkala in action - plus see the lads perform their spectacular stunts :)