Thursday, 27 May 2010

Example "Kickstarts" Bar9 Remix Video

The massive Bar9 remix of Example's "Kickstarts" now has an official video, directed by Dustin Shepard & Richie Thomassen.

The newly A Listed single is released on 13th June and you can pre-order it from iTunes here

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Guilfest 2010 - Tall Paul, Subsource, Pint Shot Riot and loads more join line up!!


They join a mega-eclectic, already announced line up of Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, N – Dubz, Just Jack, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Hawkwind, Hadouken!, Chase and Status (DJ set), Level 42, 10cc, The Blockheads, The Blackout, Tinie Tempah, The King Blues, The Twang, Seth Lakeman, Dreadzone, Pama International, Alvin Stardust, Ali Campbell's UB40, 65daysofstatic, South Central, DJ Friction, The Young Knives, Sub Focus (DJ set), Draven, Turbowolf, Chickenhawk, The Wonder Stuff, and many, many more!

DJ legend, Tall Paul, is confirmed to appear in The Funky End Dance Tent at GuilFest 2010 on Friday 16th July. Having begun his DJ career in the 80s, Paul has played at clubs and parties all over the world, and released numerous successful tunes over the last 20 years including remixes for artists as diverse as The Human League, New Order, Bizarre Inc, Energy 52, Keane and The Killers. Paul has even won the much coveted “Muzik DJ of the year”, and has been regularly voted as one of the worlds top 100 DJs in the DJ mag top100 since it began in 1997. His success has also been replicated overseas, with him being voted as 8th best DJ in America in BPM magazine in 2006.

Also in The Funky End Dance tent on Friday this year are Ben Pineapple Tribe, Squat Dom, Dready Glenn, Mikey Dubz and Hutchinson Brothers. On Saturday new confirmations for this year are DJ IPcress, Ade, D. Trac3d, Alan Prosser, Andi Warren, Freddie Smith and The Roots Brothers, while on Sunday Neurodriver, Gav Ravenous, Kai 1, Big Red and Mr Meatball take to the decks.

Confirmed for the Rock Sound Cave on Friday 16th July are Sorry & The Sinatras, Pint Shot Riot, Stars Of The Search Party, The Retox and Karn8. Performing on Saturday 17th July in the Cave are The Xcerts, GU Medicine, Prince Charming, Kenelis, Now Is Everyone, and Theory of 6 Degrees; while on Sunday 18th July, the new confirmations are Subsource, The Dirty Chimes, Play Dead Sister and Nylon Sky.

The Surrey Advertiser Live Club Stage has its first confirmations for 2010 – On Friday 16th July are The Swelltones and The Toniks; Saturday 17th July are The Free Radicals, Signal Fires, According to You, Flexability, The Jamerics, and Roxxi; and on Sunday 18th July are Four Short of a Miracle and
Voodoo Rising.

The brand new Palace Stage also has its first acts confirmed for this years festival, with A Wolf Like Me, The Session, Magic Eight Ball, and Mexican Car Chase on Saturday; as well as Clockwork City, Underview, Kitayah, The Sanctions, and Doctor Pop all confirmed for Sunday 18th July

Despite all of this, the GuilFest 2010 line up is STILL not complete! There are plenty more bands and DJs to be announced across ALL stages! As usual GuilFest is not just about music, and across the site you will find all kinds of attractions and activities to keep you amused for the whole weekend. Pop in to the brand new Ceroc Dance Tent and learn some new dance moves; Chillax or have a makeover in the Carnivalanza Salon and Chill Out; Eat some wonderful twists on festival favourite foods in Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstalls River Cottage Cafe or Simply enjoy some fantastic theatrical performances in The Man In the Moon Theatre Tent! As well as all this on site are the hilarious The eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Lounge, the every popular Farmer Giles Barndance, last years unlikely sensation, The 70s Disco as well as food and drink from around the world, the fantastic Kidzone, Art & Craft Village, The GuilFest Gallery, The Plantation Cafe, massive 150ft beer tent, Calypso Cocktail bar, The Unison Zone, a fantastic atmosphere that simply can't be replicated anywhere else, and much more besides!

Tickets are on sale NOW and flying out the door – Avoid disappointment and get yours quick! Call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106 or see the website at for full details.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Roll Deep's SBTV Interview Featured On YouTube Music Homepage

Roll Deep's interview with SB:TV was featured on YouTube's Music Homepage as part of their Tuesday Spotlight!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

All Gigs 5 out of 5 For Example Live!

"2010 has been the breakthrough year for Elliot Gleave, aka Example. The rapper from London already had a hit last year with "Watch the Sun Come Up" followed by a more electro themed "Won't Go Quietly" earlier this year. With his commercial success apparent fans embarked upon the Islington Academy to see if Example could put on a decent set to secure his credentials as a live act.

The lights dimmed to blackness and a cheer arose from the crowd. Expecting the rapper to appear on stage, anticipation grew as the drum n bass backing track got more and more intense but the stage remained empty. The audience screamed in delight when the leather jacket clad Example appeared on stage and addressed his fans asking for their opinion on his hair. His confidence was obvious but his humorous interaction with the audience avoided crossing the line into arrogance.

Kicking off the set the crowd surged and jumped screaming the rapper's lyrics obediently. At the end of his first song the jacket came off and the band launched straight into "Me and Mandy" followed by "Watch The Sun Come Up", "Girl Can't Dance" throwing in a "Born Slippy" by Underworld sample to throw the crowd into a frenzy.

The set had a heavy drum n bass feel, adapting his hits to a club scene with the remixes. We were given a taste of his new album with a couple of singles while he teased the crowd asking if they'd already pre-ordered it. I'll admit I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of his set. A lot of artists don't translate from radio to live well but Example did not follow this trend. It was a high energy show that entertained and interacted with the crowd who were jumping along all the way through. The cheers for an encore were deafening and after they were given another couple of songs, the fans left happy. All in all, a great set from a talented rapper - I will definitely jump at the chance to see him again."

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Friday, 21 May 2010

Evening Standard "Nick finally uses Lloyd Webber name"

"He has written music all his career, from rock with his band Archangel to jingles for BBC children's television.

But now Nick Lloyd Webber, 30, is embracing the family legacy and becoming a composer for the stage.

The son of Lord Lloyd Webber is writing the music for a production of The Tempest by the Oxford Shakespeare Company, founded by his wife Charlotte Windmill.

And he is using his full name for the first time instead of just Nick Webber, in a bid to promote her theatre company. He said: “I've never used the name [before] because the music should stand up for itself.”

Nick is the third generation of composers in the clan: grandfather William wrote choral, organ, chamber and orchestral music.

The Tempest is on at The Walks, Gray's Inn; the Observatory Garden in Greenwich Royal Park; and Hampton Court Palace on dates between June 9 and August 30."

See the piece on This Is London / The Evening Standard here

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Fugative On Pocket TV!!

"Matt Edmondson finds it difficult to keep it together as he interviews his music hero Fugative. The young rapper talks about his fans, writing his first song at 7 and touring with Basshunter."

Click here to watch more Pocket TV

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

GuilFest Line Up News! Ali Campbell's UB40, Alvin Stardust, Young Knives, Friction, 65DaysOfStatic, The Dirty Disco & More!

Ali Campbell's UB40, Alvin Stardust, Young Knives, 65DaysofStatic, South Central, Friction(DJ set), Futures, Brainstorm, Simon Friend (Levellers), Atomic Drop, The Dirty Disco, Ben Montague, plus Macavity's Cat, Wonderyears, Elmor, Goldrush, Saint Jude, Infidels, Wobbly Squadron, Two Fingers of Firewater, The Stanley Blacks, Avondale45, Goldrush, Goliath, Infidels, Velvet Razor, The Rhizomes, and District 6 all confirmed for GuilFest 2010!

They join a fantastic and eclectic already announced lineup of Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, 10cc, N – Dubz, Just Jack, The Wonderstuff, Hawkwind, Hadouken!, Chase and Status (DJ set), The Blackout, Tinie Tempah, Sub Focus (DJ set), The King Blues, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Level 42, The Blockheads, The Twang, Seth Lakeman, Dreadzone, Pama International, Draven, Turbowolf, Chickenhawk, and many, many more!

Ali Campbell's UB40 have been confirmed to appear on the Main Stage at GuilFest on Saturday 17th July 2010. As lead singer with the world-renowned group UB40, Ali Campbell has sold over 60 million records worldwide, toured across the globe, notched up four number No. 1 world-wide singles, over 40 Top 40 UK singles, released 24 studio albums and received an Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement. A whole generation has grown up listening to Ali’s infectious vocals on classics like ‘One in Ten’ ‘Red Red Wine’, ‘Don’t Break My Heart’ and ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ - massive hits that have made his one of the UK’s most distinctive and recognisable voices.

Alvin Stardust, confirmed to perform on The Good Time Guide Stage at GuilFest also on Saturday 17th July, is without a doubt one of the UK's most well known singer songwriters. Alvin shot to stardom in the 70's - he had already had four hit singles under the name of Shane Fenton, but 'My Coo Ca Choo', his début single as Alvin Stardust, was massive. It became a huge international No.1 hit and spent over six months in the charts. Numerous hits followed throughout the world, including 'Jealous Mind', 'You, You, You', 'Red Dress', and 'Good Love'. Music Week even awarded Alvin "Best Male Recording Artist" and at the British Pop Awards Alvin won "Best Live Performance". Alvin's success continued into the 80s, where he scored more even more hits and continued touring round the world, and since then he has appeared in numerous TV shows, including Hollyoaks, Harry Hill's TV Burp and Doctors. Organisers are delighted to welcome this legend to Stoke Park for the first time this July.

Indie post-punk rockers, The Young Knives, will be performing on Sunday 18th July on the Main Stage at GuilFest 2010. Known for their energetic live performances and their taste in tweed outfits, The Young Knives hit the big time with the critical success of the début album “...Are Dead” in 2002. Further national recognition was achieved 3 years later with the release of their hit single “The Decision” in 2005. Their next two albums achieved top 40 status, and the band was nominated for a Mercury Music prize in 2007. Since then, The Young Knives have toured the globe, supporting huge acts such as The Kaiser Chiefs – Catch 'em for the first time at GuilFest this year in Stoke Park.

Experimental instrumental rockers 65daysofStatic will be back at GuilFest this year, performing on the Main Stage at Stoke Park on Friday 16th July. Fresh from the release of their brand new album, “We Were Exploding Anyway”, the critically acclaimed quartet will be making a welcome return to Guildford since their last appearance at GuilFest in 2008.

Dance duo of the moment, South Central are confirmed to support Sub Focus (dj set) in The Funky End Dance Tent, also on Friday 16th July. Formed late 2006, and known for a series of 12" bootlegs and a rapid succession of remixes for the likes of Metronomy, Klaxons, The Prodigy and The Whip, South Central have toured with Pendulum and gained regular airplay from the likes of Eddie Temple Morris, John Kennedy, Annie Mac and Pete Tong to name but a few so far in their relatively short, but hugely successful career.

Brighton raised, multi award winning DJ Friction will be supporting Chase and Status (dj set) in The Funky End Dance Tent on Sunday 18th July. Friction is one of a handful of DJ's to have smashed through the ranks and become a superstar in his genre simply through an unbelievable talent behind the decks. Regarded by many as not only the most skilled but the most diverse DJ in drum & bass, he is sure to have The Funky End Dance Tent rocking!

Also confirmed for this year are:

• Futures, acclaimed four piece rock band playing The Rock Sound Cave on Saturday 17th July.
• Simon Friend, GuilFest regular and renowned singer songwriter of Levellers fame who will be playing on Sunday afternoon on The Good Time Guide Stage.
• Atomic Drop, electro/breaks aficionados who will be performing in The Funky End Dance tent, also on Sunday 18th July.
• Latvian rockers and MTV best Baltic Act winners Brainstorm, confirmed for The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July.
• "Emerging British Electro-pop Sensation" The Dirty Disco – on Sunday 18th July, also on The Good Time Guide Stage.
• Ben Montague, singer songwriter and rising star performing on The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July.

• Wonderyears – Sunday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Wobbly Squadron – Sunday, Main Stage
• Saint Jude – Sunday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Infidels – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• The Stanley Blacks – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Velvet Razor – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Avondale45 – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Two Fingers of Firewater – Saturday, Main Stage
• Macavitys Cat – Friday, Main Stage
• Elmor – Friday, Main Stage
• The Rhizomes – Friday, Good Time Guide Stage
• Goldrush – Saturday, Good Time Guide Stage
• District 6 – Sunday, Good Time Guide Stage

Phew!!! - but that is not all! The line up is still not complete, and there are loads more acts still to be announced on all the stages. Keep your eyes peeled for more announcements over the coming weeks. Remember though, GuilFest is not just about the music and throughout the site there are many activities and shows to keep you entertained all weekend. You will find the eFestivals' Cosmic Comedy Tent, returning with a brilliant line up of side splitting comics, The Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, featuring performances from Burlesque Cabaret to Shakespeare, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls River Cottage Cafe, The brand new Ceroc Dance Tent, The Eden Peoples's GuilFest Gallery, The Carnivalanza Salon, The 70s Disco, Farmer Giles Barn Dance, Unison Zone, Massive 150ft Beer Tent, Art & Craft Village, Calypso Cocktail Bar, Street Performers, Food Stalls from Around The World, Our amazing Kidzone and much, much more! Remember that the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre and Lido are right next door Remember to bring your swimming togs and cool off by the pool between bands, or simply go for a refreshing shower!

GuilFest is the quintessential English Family Festival and the perfect place to enjoy 3 sunny days of music, fun and laughter.
Tickets are available now! Please call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106 or see the website at for full details.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Fugative's Sun Session

"FUGATIVE took a cheeky swipe at fellow teen JUSTIN BIEBER as he visited The Sun HQ for a Biz Session.

The highly-rated British rapper - real name HARRY BYART - has been writing and recording his own songs in his bedroom since he was seven.

And while he shows a maturity well beyond his 16-years, Fugative reckons Justin lives in a pop bubble where people tell him what to do.

Fugative said: "People say he's similar but I think he's completely different. I haven't met him, but he comes across a bit younger. His music is cool but he's a singer, I'm a rapper.

"He just goes in the studio and gets told what to do, whereas I like being involved in everything.

"The songs, the video aspect, the clothes, the music- everything."

The Essex boy - who nailed a three song acoustic set including new single Crush, 2009 debut Superfly and a cover of the KOOKS' Naive - added: "I write my own songs

Click here to read the FULL feature and to watch Fugative's Sun Session!

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

The Dirty Disco : The Great Escape, Basement 8pm, Friday 14th May

"Emerging British Electro-pop Sensation" The Dirty Disco headlined Death Disco @ The Notting Hill Arts Club recently, and like the bands previous 4 headline shows, it sold out - this time with a queue around the block.

The band have been confirmed to appear at The Great Escape, Friday 14th May @ Basement, 8pm
Map here

They will also be headlining the New Bands Stage at Beach Break (18th June) and a second stage slot at GuilFest with more shows and festivals to be confirmed.

The Dirty Disco's debut and introductory single "Sista!" peaked at No. 21 in the iTunes Dance Chart, No. 1 on the Juno Indie / Dance chart. This track, along with future singles were mixed by Grammy Nominee Dylan "3D" Dresdow, Will.I.Am / Black Eyed Peas long-term studio accomplice, who's also been responsible for mixing Cheryl Cole, Rihanna and more recently Kelis.

They've recently remixed Bertie Backman, Archangel, Penguin Prison, as well as Don't Wait Animate.

"Their glam, electro-pop reminded us a lot of Lady Gaga if she had decided to strap a guitar to her body instead of Kermit the Frog" Boom Boom Chik

"The Guildford mystery, that is known as The Dirty Disco..they've been described by someone as 'An unhealthy dose of glam! Sleazy and above all irresistibly catchy pop!' Oh hold on, that was me" Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music ("Sista!" Features on the 6Music 'Best Of Introducing' Mixtape)

"Emerging British electro-pop Sensation The Dirty Disco.. a perfect balance between emo-fueled pop rock and 80s inspired synth pop with a theatrical twist.. A potent package of both style and substance" Arjan Writes

"Pairing their signature glampop vocals with an enthusiastically dark arrangement, the band covers the song in dirt and disco, the result is definitely Beaston approved!" Sheena Beaston

The Dirty Disco "Sista!" - Video

The Dirty Disco Live - clips from their last sell out Boileroom show;

When asked to describe the pulsating electro theatrics of The Dirty Disco, one crackpot follower had this advice: “Imagine… the lust child of Ziggy Stardust and Britney Spears”. And they weren’t far from the mark. What they neglected to mention was this Britney Spears would also have to have a penchant for bad acid, more than a passing interest in the happenings of back-street Soho and a unique way of fusing gyrating electronica with infectious pop hooks.

The Dirty Disco’s theatrical and more-than-slightly subversive live shows have earned them a die-hard following in what seems like the blink of a mascara smeared eye; testament to their ability to write the kind of songs that suck the listener in after a single play, only to linger with a more intoxicating intent than a fistful of methamphetamine.

With a schedule that sees them completing their debut album, which will include mixes by the Uber Talented Dylan “3D” Dresdow, it seems inevitable that The Dirty Disco will be carving a trail of shattered mirrorballs straight to the unsuspecting subconscious of the nation.

"Ragamuffins who have excellent hair and even better eye makeup for a bunch of dance punk dudes.. tremendous elements of glamour and a vicious take on the 70s that their fore bearers like Bolan or Bowie would've employed had they had the full reign of a studio" The Culture Of Me

"a creature has spawned so bizarre and so colourful that all who encounter shim (this beast has more genders than a budget tranny convention), can’t fight the urge to rush out and paint the town yellow in a haze of sequins, glitter and dodgy mascara. I’m talking about The Dirty Disco of course, a new chapter in the melting pot of modern pop culture. Drawing influences from pretty much everywhere, the basis of their sound is dance fueled pop rock with a refreshingly authentic ‘Don’t give a fuck’ attitude that seems to seep from every pore.. The pretense is real – Viva La Revolution!!!" We Are Not A Rock Band

“Sometimes a band is birthed into the world fully-formed with a sound and image all their own. Without any corporate fiddling, The Dirty Disco have managed to construct something that's as polished and professional as it is artsy and avant garde. With this type of band, it's important to have a dynamic frontman, and they certainly have one in lead singer Adam. He's an absolutely bat-shit crazy performer. Add to that a sound that's half Gaga, half The Ark, and I was converted into a major fan about ten seconds into the song. Sista! mixes glam, electro, punk, and pop into a perfect cocktail. White Room, another song on their myspace, may be even better!” No.1 Hits From Another Planet

Find out more about The Dirty Disco here

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Example "All Over Again" Download Featured On ElectroQueer

As if I wasn’t infatuated enough with the Afrojack remix of Kickstarts that I previously featured, Elliot (AKA Example) beefs up the promo for albumWon’t Go Quietly which drops June 20th by making available a ripe new tune that doesn’t appear on the album.

All Over Again, see’s the rapper bid a brief departure from the heavier keyboard accompaniments in favour of a rhythmic trash around the percussion section, which is further backed up with some nifty bass guitar work. If Esser fell into a 70’s dressing up box of glam styling he’d be making tracks like this.

MP3: Example – All Over Again

Well worth the price of your email addy!

Click here to see the feature on ElectroQueer

Fugative Featured On I Like Music

Fugative is back on the run… with a whole lot of sweet summer love! 16 year old British hip-pop pioneer blasts back onto the scene with a fresh new party smash Crush released through Hard2Beat on May 10th 2010. Crush is Fugative's signature hip pop at its finest, a huge track with a killer chorus and fresh rhymes.

Fugative aka Harry Byart exploded into the charts with his debut single It's Summertime which stuck in the Top Five of the urban chart for an incredible 17 weeks garnering an immediate fanbase including Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw. His follow up track Jimmy Shoe made him a You Tube phenomenon and with the recent underground release of Supafly his views on the site have notched up to an incredible 3 million hits.

Click here to continue reading the feature on I Like Music

Fugative Interview Featured On 4Music

16 year old Essex boy Harry Byart otherwise known as Fugative has already had a Top 5 hit in the UK Urban Chart with his single Summertime. Now releasing the lead single Crush from his debut album, Fugative tells us what he thinks of fellow teen Justin Bieber and collaborating with Lady Gaga...

Q: Tell us about your new single, Crush.

A: Well it's my first single of my debut album No Goin' Home. I love the whole summer vibe of the record and the energy it has! Me and one of Diddy's producers Young Lord was working on some tracks in the studio and as soon at I heard those drums I was like, this is the one!

Q: You have a female vocalist on the track. How did you find collaborating with another person?

A: Yeah, it was really cool. It's a nice break from sitting in the studio working on tracks by myself. It's wicked to vibe off another person who's really excited about the record as much as I am.

Q: Who would be your dream collaboration and why?

A: I guess Lady Gaga because she is so ahead of her time and completely out of the box. I think we would create a smash!

Click here to read the full interview on 4Music

Fugative Featured On 4Music

"UK rappers have had a pretty good time of it of late, with the likes of Tinchy Stryder, Dizzee Rascal, Tinie Tempah and Chipmunk all scoring No.1 singles. Fugative will be hoping to follow in their footsteps with this insanely catchy new single. On the poppier side of urban, Crush sees the 16-year-old trying to keep his lady friend happy, despite always being on the road. Playing sold out shows and having girls throwing themselves at you - it's a hard life being a popstar, isn't it?"

Click here to see the review on 4Music

Monday, 10 May 2010

The Dirty Disco at The Great Escape

Fugative Featured On Teen Today

"And we’re back, with part 2 in our greatly-anticipated Fugative series of videos. And this time, we asked your questions marriage proposals. It’s bad news I’m afraid, 16-year old Fugative claims he’s “too young for marriage”. If you can recover from that shocking news, other delights to be explored in the following 4 minutes and 35 seconds include Mr Byart describing - using only hand gestures - his ideal girl (awkward), why he’s ‘so gorgeous’, and writing songs for Britney and GaGa (not surprisingly he’d quite like to).

The headline? Yes, he agrees when we mention ‘sweet passionate love’ and yes he mentions Pixie Lotts (*manic laughter*), but not in the same sentence. Sorry to tease, but we’ve got to get visitors somehow, dear reader, else we’ll have to get real jobs.
OH, OH, OH - and we get to sing with him.

One more thing, for those amongst amongst you that have waited patiently for part 2 of our Fugative interview (the minority), I thank you. For the noisier amongst you (with footage *this* good, we can’t blame you), who have used tweets, emails, phone calls and Facebook friend requests to demand part 2 be placed online immediately, let me explain. The important PR people that set up this interview have demanded the perfectly-timed delivery of footage to ensure maximum exposure for Fugative and a chart-topping position for Crush. So there you go. Be nice now."

Click here to read the feature on Teen Today

Roll Deep "Good Times" Still Number 1!

Roll Deep remain at the top of the charts this week with "Good Times".

The band featured on the TV version of the 5:19 Show on Saturday, watch the program on the BBC iPlayer here.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Example "Kickstarts" Featured On Electroqueer!

Kickstarts holds it as a HUGE tune on it’s own but these remixes, well they both equally catapult it into the megaspheredom & have made me create a new adjective which the spellchecker does not like.

Fenech Soler have come a long way since The Cult Of The Romance and Airbrushed first hit my playlists over a 18 months back. Adding a wallop of electrifying glam into the mix Fenech Soler take on this mighty melody bringing it’s sound around into a well tied up parcel of tribal beats which blends in well in amongst those tin pan drums, finishing up with a sound that just makes me wanna shout SAMBA!

Example - Kickstarts - Fenech Soler Remix by Ministry of Sound

Here it is traxxies, the slammin jam that has gotten your EQTrax blogger at her perkiest ever! Dutch house master Afrojack pulls out a mix of heavy bass & turntable spins that leaves me no option but to tag it “fucking raving awesome”, “The dog’s bollocks” & “The monkey’s nuts” or if I am to be deemed waaay cool "Mad Props!" yes It IS all of those things and so much more. I’d be happy to listen to just this one remix the whole day long, infact I will do just that today.

Example - Kickstarts - Afrojack Remix by Ministry of Sound

Kickstarts is out June 13th on Data Records

Click here to visit the excellent ElectroQueer Site!!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Kaci Battaglia Featured On Teen Today

"CALL ME CRAZY, but I ignored Crazy Possessive by Kaci Battaglia when it leaked months ago, in favour of other tracks by bigger artists. What can I say? I’m a slave to the machine. But then I overheard it playing on 4Music by chance and out of the ashes was born an obsession. An obsession that saw my playcount rise from 3 plays to 56 in the space of about 9 days. But is it a hit? Why don’t you click more to find out?

Some of you will remember Kaci Battaglia as just plain wee Kaci who scored UK top 10 11 hits with Paradise (11) and I Think I Love You (10) when she was just 12-years-old. Now she’s back with an absolute vengeance - literally. This insane, unhinged smasher of an electropop single will ring familiar with every girl or guy who has clenched a fist when a love rival got a little too close to their partner. Thing is, Kaci actually WILL fuck you up - she’s also a professional kickboxing instructor. In the video, Kaci ends up bitchfighting with herself and then leaving herself for dead in the swimming pool. Oo-er.

Crazy Possessive sounds a bit like the backing music to the boss level on an old Commadore 64 game. I’m willing to bet most TT readers are too young to have a clue what I’m talking about - so if I say “jaunty with a hint of menace”, you’re going to have to take my word for it that boss levels on Commadore 64 games sounded like that. It also sounds like warning sirens, and the scene in a horror movie where the camera zooms in from behind on the dumb blonde protagonist who whips round to see that there’s actually nothing there and then turns back only to have her head lopped off by a maniac serial killer (errr...) . The lyrics are simple yet effective. “Am I possessive, just because I’m claiming what’s mine?” asks Kaci. Well as long as “claiming” doesn’t involve, ahem, spraying, I think you’re in the clear, love. And of course, depending on whether you’re listening to the censored or explicit version, there is alternate AMAZING use of the words “muck” and “fuck”. And “muck” is a word that isn’t used half as much as it should be in pop music.

Am I immature enough to pay attention to this song just because of the blasé use of profanity? Well, yes. But it also has the all-important strut factor. Put it on your iPod and walk down the street feeling invincible. BIG HIT.

Once you’re done strutting around like you own the place, tell us: Kaci Battlestar Galactica Crazy Possessive shit or hit?"
Click here to see the feature on the marvellous Teen Today website

GuilFest Line Up Featured On NME.COM Homepage!

"Fucked Up have been added to the line-up for this year's GuilFest.

Taking place at Stoke Park in Guildford on July 16-18, the hardcore punk outfit will join the likes of Orbital, Hadouken!, The Human League and Status Quo at the event.

For more information, visit

The GuilFest line-up so far is:

The Human League
Just Jack
Kid Creole & The Coconuts
Status Quo
Level 42
The Blockheads
The Soldiers
The Wonderstuff
Babylon Circus
Nell Bryden
Ian King
The Twang
Seth Lakeman
Fucked Up
We Are The Ocean
And So I Watch You From Afar
The Blackhout
Young Guns
The King Blues
My Passion
Sub Focus (DJ set)
Tinie Tempah
Chase & Status (DJ set)

To check the availability of Guilfest tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230

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Example Featured On WeLikeIt.Indie

"“Kickstarts” is Example’s new single & this time, the man has dug deep & created a tune that transforms his very own love poem into a feel good, dance floorfiller. The Sub Focus produced track, will be released on June 13th via Data Records & will be backed with remixes by Dutch house legend Afrojack & hotly tipped electronic-pop outfit Fenech Soler"

Click here to visit WeLikeIt.Indie and download the remixes for free

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

GuilFest 2010 : The Wonderstuff, Nero, Fucked Up, My Passion, Babylon Circus And More Added To Line Up


Joining the already announced Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, N – Dubz, Just Jack, Hawkwind, Hadouken!, Chase and Status (DJ set), Sub Focus (DJ set), The Blackout, Tinie Tempah, The King Blues, Level 42, 10cc, The Blockheads, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, The Twang, Seth Lakeman, Dreadzone, Pama International, Draven, Turbowolf and Chickenhawk.

Alternative rockers, The Wonderstuff are confirmed to headline The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July. Originally from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, The Wonderstuff rose to fame in the 1980s after releasing “The Eight Legged Groove Machine”. 4 UK top ten albums and 12 UK top 40 singles later, (including the massive UK number 1 “Dizzy” recorded with Vic Reeves), the band split in 1994, reforming in 2000 and have been touring ever since. Organisers are pleased to welcome The Wonderstuff back to Stoke Park for the first time in four years.

Nero, who will be playing in the Funky End Dance Tent on Saturday 17th July, have become a massive name in both the Drum and Bass and Dubstep scenes, often fusing both styles of music in their DJ sets, and gaining huge support from DJs like Andy C, Grooverider and Friction, as well as radio airplay from Zane Lowe, Jo Whiley, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Rob Da Bank, Steve Lamacq and Fabio & Grooverider, to name just a few. Their remix of the Streets' tune 'Blinded by the Lights' was a huge radio hit as well as a dancefloor smasher played by DJ's from Chase and Status and Skream to Tiesto and Diplo. More recently Nero have remixed La Roux and Deadmau5 to devastating effect, and 2009 saw the duo touring all over the UK, providing support for huge acts such as Deadmau5, Chase and Status and Zane Lowe. GuilFest are delighted to welcome them to the Funky End Dance Tent for the first time this July.

Canadian Hardcore Punks, Fucked Up will be performing in the Rocksound Rock Cave on Friday 16th July. Having released over 30 Singles and 4 Albums since recording their first demo back in 2002, Fucked Up have enjoyed huge critical acclaim and amassed a large group of loyal fans, having toured all over the world, and winning the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for their album, “The Chemistry of Common Life”.

Electro-Punk outfit My Passion will be gracing the Rocksound Rock Cave, supporting The King Blues on Sunday 18th July. Following the success of their 2009 debut album “Corporate Flesh Party”, the band have gone on to be nominated “Best British Newcomer” at the 2009 Kerrang Awards, with a brand new album scheduled for release in 2010.

Ten piece ska and reggae band Babylon Circus are confirmed to perform on The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July. Hailing from Lyon, France, Babylon Circus have released 4 studio albums and performed over 1000 live shows all over the world since forming back in 1995 - in places as diverse as Syria, Abu Dhabi and New Zealand.

Acclaimed instrumental rock band, And So I Watched You From Afar are to perform in the Rocksound Rock Cave on Friday 16th July. Having released their debut EP in 2009 to highly positive reviews from Rocksound, Drowned in Sound, and Metal Hammer amongst others, 2010 sees the band embarking on their biggest headline tour to date, and releasing a brand new EP, “Letters”. Tipped by NME, Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Kerrang!, the band are sure to set the Rocksound Cave alight with energy at GuilFest 2010.

Also confirmed are American singer/songwriter, and classically trained musician Nell Bryden, and rising star of the folk world Ian King - who will both be playing on The Good Time Guide Stage on Friday 16th July 2010.

Formed of three British Army servicemen, popular singers The Soldiers will be performing a special one-off show with GuilFest regulars, Rock Choir on the Main Stage at GuilFest on Sunday 18th July. The Soldiers debut album, “Coming Home” hit the top 5 in the UK Album charts and achieved double platinum status, with sales of over 600,000 to date, raising over a quarter of a million pounds for charities including ABF, The Royal British Legion and Help For Heroes. The Soldiers will be sharing the stage with the largest and most popular contemporary choir in the UK, Rock Choir - Once again returning to woo the crowds in Stoke Park. Rock Choir has been described as a national phenomenon, and have recently signed with a 4 album deal to record label giants, Universal. The Soldiers & Rock Choir will be performing numbers from both The Soldiers' album “Coming Home” and the upcoming Rock Choir album “Rock Choir Volume 1”.

Keep your eyes peeled for many more acts to be announced for this year's GuilFest – The line up is set to grow to a total of over 200 acts, performing across the 7 music stages of the festival. Elsewhere on the site you can find brand new attractions such as Hugh Fearnley Whitting Stall's River Cottage Cafe & Workshop, The Carnivalanza Salon and Chillout Zone,and the fantastic Ceroc Dance Tent, as well as GuilFest favourites: The eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Zone, The Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, The 70's Disco, Farmer Giles Barndance, The UnisonZone, The Eden Peoples' GuilFest Gallery, The Plantation Zone (an area specially for young people), and the brilliant GuilFest KidZone. Also as usual you can find a great arts & crafts village, Massive 150ft Beer Tent, Calypso Cocktail Bar, Street Performers, Food from around the world, and much much more – you can even pop right next door to the Guildford Lido and enjoy a swim in the beautiful 50m outdoor pool!

Don't Delay! Tickets are available now! Please call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106 or see the website at or for full details. Follow GuilFest on twitter here

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Roll Deep Good Times A- On The Beat Review

"Grime pioneers Roll Deep has returned anew to the music scene with a bang through their new single,Good Times which features Jodie Connor doing the lead vocals. Right from the onset, the hook of the single is clearly noticeable – showing itself into the listener with ease. The said hook delivered by Miss Connor actually is only one of the strong facets that Good Times has. Miss Connor clearly added some punch into an already-loaded track. The vibe induced by the track also helps in creating a great and enjoyable listening experience. It may remind one of his ‘good times.’ Pardon the pun but that is how the track presented itself.
Weird as it may seem, I did like the rapping done in the track. That unique British accent is just pure ace. Add this unique accent with Miss Connor’s impressive vocals and what you great is a track that is filled with positive vibes all over the place. The chorus is absolutely a charm. In my humble opinion, all the pieces fit in the track with ease. Ultimately, Good Times succeeds effortlessly in giving one an experience filled with ‘good times’ (pardon the pun again)."

Click here to see the review on The Beat Review

Roll Deep Featured On Yahoo!

"For the third time in as many weeks we have a brand new single at the top of the official UK charts as Diana Vickers' time in the sun turns out to be a one week wonder - 'Once' dipping to Number 4 in perfunctory manner. Her replacement at the top comes pretty much from out of nowhere, a single from an act whose last hit singles were a full five years ago.

Grime collective Roll Deep hail (naturally) from London and trace their roots back to their founding in 2002. Featuring an ever fluctuating lineup of members, their numbers have in the past featured such names as Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder, both of whom have since gone on to bigger and better things. Despite having hits of his own, Wiley remains a proud member of the collective and maintains an informal role as their lead star, appearing alongside them at gigs and for radio appearances. Roll Deep's only previous foray into the mainstream charts came in 2005 whenMaisonettes-sampling single 'The Avenue' hit Number 11 with follow-up single 'Shake A Leg' reaching Number 24. Both tracks were taken from their debut album 'In At The Deep End' which was released in June 2005.

Their chart comeback is in the form of the single 'Good Times' which is the kind of record that has grime purists foaming at the mouth with rage, so unashamedly commercial is the way it is constructed. It is hard to point out a single's influences without accusing it of being unashamedly derivative, but fans of Dizzee Rascal's material, the party vibe of the Black Eyed Peas and even the nakedly cheesy choruses of Lady Gaga's best work will find much to love here. Make no mistake this is grime reworked as straight down the middle commercial pop music and it is almost magical to hear. 'Good Times' shoulder-barges its way to Number One, relegating a still strong Usher to second place for a second straight week and giving Roll Deep their first ever chart-topping single."

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Example "Kickstarts" Featured On Electroqueer!

"Check out the totally fun new video by Example for "Kickstarts" - I quite like it - it's really clever and a very nifty use of simple video editing. Example continues to keep knocking out the hits and this new track is nothing short of brilliant if you ask me - I hope the rest of the album sounds this good.

The single is released on June 13th followed by the album "Won’t Go Quietly" on June 20th."

Click here to see piece in all its glory on the splendid ElectroQueer website

Sugarscape On Example's Kickstarts "Can We Listen To This Again Please?"


"Who would have thought that a love poem could be made into a dance track which is certain to become a major floor filler for this summer? Not us, though any love poems we write do start with roses are red, violets are blue... Anyway enough about that.

We love Example’s latest track Kickstarts, which started life as a love poem (aahh), and will be bogeying to it all summer long

Good vid Mr. Example we like! Kickstarts is out June 13th followed by album Won’t Go Quietly on the 20th. How about you just don’t go at all, we happen to quite like you!

If you want to find out more about Example including tours dates visit!

What do you think of the tune - make you want to put those dancingshoes on (as our nans would say)? "

Click here to see the feature on Sugarscape

Roll Deep Featured On RWD

"It just goes to show the strength of the UK artists at the moment with the Roll Deep entourage at number one in the UK singles chart with smash hit Good Times and Plan B top of the respective album chart with the innovative The Defamation of Strickland Banks.

Both acts faced strong opposition from US star Usher, whose major track OMG, which features Black Eyed Peas star, and sixth studio album Raymond Vs Raymond pushed them both close, finishing the week second in both the UK singles and albums charts.

It is just deserves for Roll Deep who have been an active music force on the UK underground scene for over half a decade, as they were pushed every step of the way from the king of R&B, before being confirmed number one on Sunday evening, an accolade they surely deserve and another feather in the cap for the ‘Team UK’ movement.

Usher’s Raymond V. Raymond was expected to go in at number one in the UK artist album chart, especially after first midweek sales flashes showed it 20% ahead of its nearest challenger. Come Sunday evening though, the 31-year-old R&B star was denied his fourth consecutive number one in the UK, with the album’s first week sales of 40,788 placing it second behind Plan B’s The Defamation Of Strickland Banks, which returns to the summit on sales of 41,001."

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