Thursday, 20 December 2007

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"

More here..

Friday, 14 December 2007

Booty Luv Hit 40 UK - Hot New Hits

"They've got 3 successful cover singles under their belt, but now Booty Luv are releasing something they've written themselves!"
More here

Booty Luv & Peter Gelderblom Must Watch Videos On The Timesonline

Both Booty Luv's "Some Kinda Rush" and Peter Gelderblom's "Waiting 4" feature as must see videos on The Times Online

Booty Luv Mirror Showbuzz Rush!

Booty Luv's "Some Kinda Rush" is this week's soundbed and featured video on The Mirror's Showbuzz video blog.

The music that has driven Chicago's club scene is coming to hip-hop's rescue

Full page Independent piece today in the arts section & and online for Dude N Nem's "Watch My Feet"!

"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

Sonny J "Handsfree" Record Of The Day!

"Taken from the forthcoming Sonny J album Disastro, Handsfree proves that Can't Stop Moving wasn't a once off. The album itself is a delightful musical and sample-laden hodge-podge, which means those Go Team comparisons were not without merit. It's an unpredictable, hugely fun record, which we mean as a compliment. Handsfree mixes northern soul and country and comes up with a great pop song. Early plays for this album track from Shaun Keaveny on 6Music and Annie Mac on R1."

Monday, 10 December 2007

BBC Chart Blog Feature On Press Releases

Two of our artists appear on Frazer's Chartblog, in his 3rd installment of "Fun With Press Releases" - both get away lightly, compared to others!

"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."

Sonny J
"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

Archangel Interview on Subba Cultcha

Subba Cultcha requested a Q&A interview with Nick after reviewing and giving "Physical Energy" a coveted single of the month back in August..

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..

More here

Monday, 3 December 2007

Sonny J "Handsfree" Popjustice Record Of The Day!

Sonny J's single 'Can't Stop Moving' was, for one reason or another, not the enormous hit single such music publications as the popular website Popjustice were hoping it would be.

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 "Rock N Roll Is Inhumane"

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.

Basshunter : Video Stats

Basshunter's "Now You're Gone" has had the biggest reaction of any video we've worked with on YouTube.

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