Monday, 29 November 2010

War Child Exclusive Richard Ashcroft Gig Tickets!

Richard Ashcroft has generously donated 50 tickets to both War Child and Oxfam for a one off intimate acoustic show at London’s Islington Union Chapel on 7th December 2010.

Playing solo, the set will incorporate a selection of old favourites and newer material in one of the capital’s most remarkable and atmospheric venues.

The 50 tickets are on sale for £55 each from http://tickets.over9stores.co.uk for more information about War Child visit their website www.warchild.org.uk/

Entertainment Focus's Roll Deep Album Review

2010 hase been a prosperous year for 8 piece hip hop maestros Roll Deep and the success train doesn't seem to be running out of steam anytime soon as the flavoursome collective have this month released a definitive record of monster tracks in the form of their 4th studio album, The Winner Stays On.

Already having acheieved commercial and critical acclaim following the release of the outfits 2010 chart toppers, Green Light and Good Times, as well as latest single, Take Control, which enlists the smooth vocals of the nations RnB sweetheart, Alesha Dixon, Roll Deep are set to solidify their standing within the UK's hip hop scene as one of the years most celebrated breakthrough acts.

The Winner Stays On is the groups 4th record. With almost a decade of creating masterful pieces of commercial hungry hip hop releases including the bands debut record In At The Deep End, this year has seen Roll Deep climb to new heights with their latest offering and have also been joined by an impressive array of guest musicians in their ambitious mission to make their mark on on the UK charts.

The Winner Stays On isn't just another rap record. Together with the outfits combination of expressive lyrics and quick and precise vocal delivery, the record is a showcase of the outfits ability to merge a number of genres including electronica, rap, dance, pop and grime to create one of the highlight albums of 2010.

Click here to read the full review on Entertainment Focus

Roll Deep's new album featuring the smash hit singles "Take Control", "Green Light" and "Good Times" is OUT NOW! Click here to download yours from iTunes

Stay in touch with Roll Deep on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and via their website http://rolldeepofficial.com

Edei Performs "Loved" for Balcony TV



Click here to visit the Balcony TV website, click here to find out more about Edei

Edei "Loved" Sun Online Video Exclusive

Edei gets Royal seal of approval

EDEI's had a colourful musical career so far. Not only did she sing with JAY-Z when she was just 10 years old, but she counts PRINCESS BEATRICE as one of her growing fan club.

As a child performer she sang the chorus from Annie on the rap mogul's Hard Knock Life on Top Of The Pops. The singer, now 22, performed a showcase of her songs in London earlier this week and the young Royal was amongst audience members.
Though she avoided speaking about the Royal wedding, Beatrice made time to comment on Edei.

She told me: "I think Edei is an amazing artist and her music is great." Agreed.
Also at the Gibson Studio in London was SAM BRANSON, son of Virgin owner RICHARD.
Edei performed several of her songs including forthcoming single Loved. She also sang a cover of PLAN B's Prayin, PIMP, Inside Information, Got Me By The Heart and In My Bed.
The response was so good, audience members cheered for an encore and she delivered with a cover of CEE LO GREEN's Forget You. The singer will be supporting JLS on their forthcoming tour.

She told me: "The showcase was such a fun night! We had a great turnout and the vibe was just perfect."
"I'm so excited to be hitting the road for the JLS tour. I actually ran into the boys last week- they seem like cool guys. I can't wait to be on stage performing- doing what I love best."
She's a right Royal knockout...

Click here to see the feature in all its glory on the Sun Online

Thursday, 25 November 2010

The Dirty Disco "Storyteller"



"The Dirty Disco is edgy, imaginative, smart, and so many other things a band needs to change the world, one song at a time. Drop your preconceived notions of what pop music is supposed to be and just surrender to their groove." Larry Flick, Sirius XM radio, Veteran Billboard Magazine Editor

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Yahoo's 8 Out Of 10 For Roll Deep's Winner Stays On

"It's safe to say that Wiley's reputation precedes that of his long-time crew Roll Deep's. Just count the reasons: those entertaining tantrums he throws, his retirements and eventual comebacks, his valid claim to the title of grime laureate and a breathless work rate that's nigh on impossible to keep tabs on. The short of it is, Wiley's a complex phenomenon who can broadcast his daily life in a live internet stream - doing little but eating pizza and chatting nonsense - and still keep us gripped.

He's incredibly loyal too. The Eski boy might be a fully-fledged pop star but he'll never, ever abandon his crew. "There's no I in team", rap Roll Deep here as Wiley leads them in a grime-pop masterclass. Crossover single ‘Avenue' showed they had it in them to hit radio A-lists, but recent number ones ‘Good Time' and ‘Green Light', both in attendance here, saw Wiley and Roll Deep serving notice to grime's most puritanical that they were ready to turn all their critical high regard into something that sells big.

‘Winner Stays On' will do just that. And yet it's blistering tuff-edged stuff that's no bloodless kow-tow to the chart. The popular ascent of Tinie Tempah and onetime Deep members Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Strydershows the public aren't afraid of black British youths rapping over grubby beats and bumping synths as they once seemed to be, so the compromises made here are far less than detractors might assume."

Read the full album review on Yahoo by clicking here.

Roll Deep's new album featuring the smash hit singles "Take Control", "Green Light" and "Good Times" is OUT NOW! Click here to download yours from iTunes

Stay in touch with Roll Deep on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and via their website http://rolldeepofficial.com

Raghu Dixit Post Later With Jools Appearance

There has been a fantastic response following Raghu Dixit’s appearance on “Later... with Jools Holland” last week.

The performance was the very first Indian Indian (rather than British Indian) to have ever appeared on the program, and has resulted in Raghu's album going to the No.1 spot on the iTunes world music album chart, and the single “No Man Will Ever Love You, Like I Do” jumping to No. 2 on the iTunes World music downloads chart! He's also landed himself a slot at Glastonbury 2011 on the John Peel stage, and has been asked to score two new Bollywood movies!!

Watch "No Man Will Ever Love You, Like I Do" on Later below, visit Raghu's website to read all about his Later appearance here, and to buy your copy of the album from iTunes click here!

Edei's "Loved" Is Today's Record Of The Day!



Following on from Monday's Music Week front cover, Edei is today's Record Of The Day!

"22-year-old Londoner Edei's sweet and soulful single Loved comes out Alma Recordings early next year. Chosen to support JLS on their pre-Christmas 19 date UK arena tour, Edei is managed by Brian Freshwater and Jackie Hughes, the team who discovered and developed Joss Stone. This single and her forthcoming album Inside Information (out April 2011) was co-written by Edei, her producer and co-collaborator Misreid and songwriter Conner Reeves. Loved was mixed by Tony Maserati (Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas). Edei's sound has recently been described as "heart-stopping, Big Apple-steeped soul" by Hattie Collins in RWD Magazine. A London showcase (tonight) precedes her tour with JLS. London gig: November 24, Gibson Studios W1 (19:00)"

Click here to find out more about Edei from her brand new website

Monday, 22 November 2010

Raghu Dixit Talks About His Appearance On Later … With Jools Holland!



"The Background:

In any normal situation, I would have turned down the offer to travel half way around the world just to play a single song, a song that was not of my first choice, with a line up and sound that was not of my choice either!

But this was not any ordinary offer, it was an offer to perform that ‘one song of under 4 minutes’ on the biggest, massive TV show on BBC 2, ‘Later…with Jools Holland’. To add to that, I was to share TV time and the stage with legends like ‘Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame and his Band of Joy’, Mavis Staples and contemporary fire packed sensations like ‘Arcade Fire’, ‘Adele’ and ‘Mona’. Quick research showed that previous episodes of this show had legends like Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney and Kings of Leon, the show is watched by more than 3 million viewers over 100 countries on TV and online. The show is always packed with talents both legendary and the upcoming - the atmosphere electric, spiced with good old British humour by the host Jools Holland, who himself is an accomplished and revered musician.

There was no way to say no!"

Click here to read the full post on Raghu's blog and watch the fantastic performance on the iPlayer by clicking here or on an unofficial YouTube account below!

Edei's acoustic cover of Cee Lo Green's "Forget You"




Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Dirty Disco "Storyteller" Robots With Rayguns Remix



Here's the new single from The Dirty Disco, the epic "Storyteller", remixed by Robots With Rayguns.

"it deals with my frustrations with the world and with myself" The Dirty Disco's Adam Boy explains; "among all the chaos in the world we are all also concerned with our own frustrations and our own desires".

"Storyteller" will be released on 31st January 2011, and with previous releases "Sista!" and "White Room" was mixed by Dylan '3D' Dresdow

The Dirty Disco "Storyteller" (Robots With Rayguns Mix) by Tomorrow Never Knows

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Martin Solveig & Dragonette "Hello"

Martin Solveig returns……….with a SMASH!

It’s the same man, the same producer, and he’s got the same quintessential attitude towards life and music as he ever had! We’re speaking about Martin Solveig of course, and he’s back with a brand new single, simply called ‘Hello’.

Of course, there is nothing ‘simple’ about this record, far from it; it’s brilliant, and as with everything the Frenchman does, comes with a jaw dropping video.

Let’s not forget Martin’s last release – the very lush and very pop ‘Boys & Girls’, a track that clocked up over 2 million hits on Youtube and brought to an end the ‘C’est La Vie’ chapter of his award winning career. It’s Martin’s affections for Dragonette that have led him to invite them back for this next record that once again feature Martina Sorbara’s untouchable vocals.

‘Hello’ is a funky, driving number, doused with chunky bass riffs, hypnotic grooving synths, skipping percussion and vocal hooks that will plant themselves in the mind of even the most cynical of critics all summer long.

The video is quite something else…


Set amongst the media furore of The Roland Garros French Tennis Open, ‘Hello’ follows the story of a DJ who is in training because it takes “a lot of skill and a lot of energy to become a DJ”. Spurred on by the off-the-wall plots of his manager, French DJ Gregory Darsa, Martin finds himself unwittingly staged on centre court for the match of his life against Bob Sinclar. Sinclar is a seasoned pro, and Martin’s inexperience on the court shows – that is, until the love of his life shows up. But things of course don’t always run so smoothly… all’s fair in love and war, right?

The new single, with its huge crossover appeal and popular structure, is firm evidence of Martin’s musical prowess, unstoppable energy and strong sense of humour as he delivers a shot of cynicism and good-hearted humour into the arm of pop music. This highly improbable match was shot on location in front of 12,000 spectators, the day before the beginning of the competition thanks to the exceptional kindness of the Roland Garros’ management. The extravagant duel was punctuated with unexpected but welcome interventions from real international tennis stars such as Novak Djokovic, Gaël Monfils, Olivia Sanchez, Mathilde Johansson and hosted by Nelson Montfort.

A breakthrough summertime smash, ‘Hello’ deserved a video with flair, passion and originality to rightfully catapult it forward. Welcome back Martin Solveig.

Martin Solveig & Dragonette "Hello"

Martin Solveig returns……….with a SMASH!

It’s the same man, the same producer, and he’s got the same quintessential attitude towards life and music as he ever had! We’re speaking about Martin Solveig of course, and he’s back with a brand new single, simply called ‘Hello’.

Of course, there is nothing ‘simple’ about this record, far from it; it’s brilliant, and as with everything the Frenchman does, comes with a jaw dropping video.

Let’s not forget Martin’s last release – the very lush and very pop ‘Boys & Girls’, a track that clocked up over 2 million hits on Youtube and brought to an end the ‘C’est La Vie’ chapter of his award winning career. It’s Martin’s affections for Dragonette that have led him to invite them back for this next record that once again feature Martina Sorbara’s untouchable vocals.

‘Hello’ is a funky, driving number, doused with chunky bass riffs, hypnotic grooving synths, skipping percussion and vocal hooks that will plant themselves in the mind of even the most cynical of critics all summer long.

The video is quite something else…


Set amongst the media furore of The Roland Garros French Tennis Open, ‘Hello’ follows the story of a DJ who is in training because it takes “a lot of skill and a lot of energy to become a DJ”. Spurred on by the off-the-wall plots of his manager, French DJ Gregory Darsa, Martin finds himself unwittingly staged on centre court for the match of his life against Bob Sinclar. Sinclar is a seasoned pro, and Martin’s inexperience on the court shows – that is, until the love of his life shows up. But things of course don’t always run so smoothly… all’s fair in love and war, right?

The new single, with its huge crossover appeal and popular structure, is firm evidence of Martin’s musical prowess, unstoppable energy and strong sense of humour as he delivers a shot of cynicism and good-hearted humour into the arm of pop music. This highly improbable match was shot on location in front of 12,000 spectators, the day before the beginning of the competition thanks to the exceptional kindness of the Roland Garros’ management. The extravagant duel was punctuated with unexpected but welcome interventions from real international tennis stars such as Novak Djokovic, Gaël Monfils, Olivia Sanchez, Mathilde Johansson and hosted by Nelson Montfort.

A breakthrough summertime smash, ‘Hello’ deserved a video with flair, passion and originality to rightfully catapult it forward. Welcome back Martin Solveig.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

The Sun : Roll Deep And Ex-Top Gear Driver Ben Collins

The full length video featuring Roll Deep and Ben Collins is now live and exclusive on The Sun Online website - to watch it and read the following article in full click here

COP a load of ex-Stig star Ben Collins - trying his hand at being a policeman in a pretty special type of squad car. The race ace was snapped jumping behind the wheel of a unique Lamborghini, complete with blues and twos. But don't worry, the former Top Gear star hasn't changed lanes and become a bobby on the beat. Driver Ben was throwing the swanky motor around a race track to mark the release of new computer game Need For Speed Hot Pursuit.

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is out Nov 19th - get exclusive cars by pre-ordering the Limited Edition at GAME now http://www.ea.com/uk/hotpursuitgamele

Roll Deep's new album featuring the smash hit singles "Take Control", "Green Light" and "Good Times" is OUT NOW! Click here to download yours from iTunes

Stay in touch with Roll Deep on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and via their website http://rolldeepofficial.com

Example "Two Lives" Wez Clarke Remix Video



'Two Lives' is yet another epic moment from the 'Won't Go Quietly' album, a heartfelt track that demonstrates Example's ability to write a love song with the best of them and deliver a signature killer chorus every time. The uplifting Wez Clarke remix leads the track firmly to the dancefloor and the video is directed by MJ Delaney, who found fame earlier this year as the director of one of the most talked-about virals of 2010, 'Newport State of Mind'. Telling the tale of a day in the two very different lives of the central character, it also depicts what might have been a very different life for Example - anyone recognise that busker?!

Example's new single 'Two Lives' is released on the 14th November, pre-order your copy from iTunes here, or why not buy the gold-selling album 'Won't Go Quietly' here

Catch Example supporting FAITHLESS on tour:
November 30: Bournemouth, BIC
December 1: Cardiff, CIA
December 3: Nottingham, Arena (National Ice Centre)
December 4: Manchester, MEN Arena
December 6: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
December 7: Glasgow, SECC
December 8: Sheffield, Motorpoint Arena
December 10: Birmingham, NIA
December 11: London, O2 Arena

Or on his UK headline tour in 2011;
February 22nd: Norwich UEA, Norfolk;
February 23rd: Preston 53 Degrees;
February 24th: Grimsby Auditorium;
February 26th: O2 Academy Newcastle;
February 27th: Barrowland Glasgow;
February 28th: Edinburgh HMV Picture House;
March 2nd: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London;
March 6th: O2 Academy Birmingham;
March 8th: O2 Academy Leicester;
March 10th: Cardiff The Great Hall, Wales;
March 11th: Manchester Academy;
March 14th: Cambridge Corn Exchange;
March 15th: Yeovil Westlands Centre, Somerset;
March 16th: Southampton Guildhall;
March 17th: Brighton Dome

To find out more about Example and his fantastic live shows, go to www.trythisforexample.com and follow him on Twitter www.twitter.com/example

Roll Deep's Urban Takeover of I Like Music



Roll Deep have been storming through the UK grime scene since their formation in 2002. Headed up by UK grime lord Wiley, the crew have a string of famous past members including chart toppers Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Stryder amd Skepta. Not that the crew need the efforts of past members to reach the top spot; 2010 has seen the crew burst from the underground and officially dominate the UK charts with their pop-led singles Good Times and Green Light.

I Like Music caught up with Manga, Scratchy and Breeze at Universal Records, their swish major label home. We chat about the grime scene, making tunes for a pop market, what we can expect from their fourth album Winner Stays On and why Roll Deep top trumps, hover boards and plastic chains are a very, very good idea.

"I Like Music because… the world would be very dead without it." BREEZE, ROLL DEEP

"I Like Music because… it's got me lots of free trainers." MANGA, ROLL DEEP

"I Like Music because… I get to express myself once and then hear it forever" SCRATCHY, ROLL DEEP

This is just an extract, to read the full feature on I Like Music click here!

Roll Deep's new album featuring the smash hit singles "Take Control", "Green Light" and "Good Times" is OUT NOW! Click here to download yours from iTunes

Stay in touch with Roll Deep on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and via their website http://rolldeepofficial.com

Massive Attack release 'Atlas Air' EP in aid of War Child



Massive Attack will release their ‘Atlas Air’ EP in aid of War Child, to mark the 15 year anniversary of our iconic ‘Help’ album, and to help celebrate 15 years of War Child and music working together to help change the lives of children living in war zones around the world.

This song was originally performed during Massive Attack’s 2008 live shows. The vinyl EP will be a limited edition 12” of 1,000 numbered copies with a painting by Robert Del Naja on the cover and crafted by The Vinyl Factory

The EP will feature:
A short film for ‘Atlas Air’, the final track on the ‘Heligoland’ album, by renowned filmmaker Edouard Salier. (Digital version only)
A Tim Goldsworthy (ex LCD Soundsystem/DFA) remix of ‘Atlas Air’
A new track entitled ‘Redlight’ remixed by Warp artist Clark
A remix of 'Atlas Air' by Jneiro Janel
All proceeds will go to War Child

To Pre-order the Atlas Air EP in aid of War Child from iTunes, click here or to get strictly limited edition vinyl copy, click here!

For more information about War Child and the work that it does, click here - follow War Child on Twitter here and become a fan on Facebook here. To donate to War Child right now click here

Monday, 8 November 2010

Roll Deep & Ben Collins In The Ultimate Hot Pursuit

Need for Speed's Seacrest County Police Department have some new recruits (Roll Deep!!) but will they be able to shut down Ben Collins, pro racing driver, stunt driver and man formerly known as the Stig?

Watch from the behind the scenes as Urban Music Award winning and MOBO nominated Roll Deep burn rubber in their awesome Lamborghinis in a bid to keep the racer at bay. Will Seacrest County's finest shut him down or will their most wanted disappear in smoke?

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is out Nov 19th - get exclusive cars by pre-ordering the Limited Edition at GAME now http://www.ea.com/uk/hotpursuitgamele

Roll Deep's new album featuring the smash hit singles "Take Control", "Green Light" and "Good Times" is OUT NOW! Click here to download yours from iTunes



Roll Deep Documentary Featured Exclusively On MTV

The second part of the Roll Deep Documentary features exclusively on the MTV website - click here to watch it!!

Roll Deep Album Minimix Featured On Click Music

Roll Deep have created a minimix of their forthcoming album 'Winner Stays On', due out on 8th November - click here to see the feature on Click Music

Friday, 5 November 2010

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

BBC Review Roll Deep's "Winner Stays On" Album




As an underground group with commercial ambitions, you face a difficult hurdle: how to take an original, boundary-shifting but sometimes unpalatable sound and break it into a mass audience without spoiling the integrity of what you do in the process? It’s a hurdle that Roll Deep faced back in 2005 with the release of their debut album, In at the Deep End. A grime crew forged in the east London neighbourhood of Bow, Roll Deep have seen now-popular names like Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Tinchy Stryder and 1xtra DJ Target rise through its ranks. For …Deep End, though, it turned out that snappy grime numbers like When I’m ‘Ere lacked the commercial appeal of crossover tunes such as The Avenue and Shake a Leg.

Roll Deep, then, have evolved into a curious – albeit not terribly uncommon – thing: a grime crew that doesn’t play grime. Their fourth album, Winner Stays On, is, flagrantly, a pop album, and the good news is that they’re getting better at it. Good Times, which hit number one in the charts back in May, is excellent: a deliberately glitzy celebration of kicking up one’s heels, tales of high-street consumerism and clubbing propelled upwards on ecstatic synth bumps and a yearning chorus courtesy of Jodie Connor. Both Take Control (complete with a vocal from Alesha Dixon) and Green Light, a Calvin Harris-style pop bounce that wraps cheeky mating-game raps around a Green Cross Code-friendly metaphor, stick to a similar formula – and while this is obvious stuff, it’s certainly well-done.

Elsewhere, there are a couple of moments that hark back to Roll Deep’s grime genesis. Out the Blue finds Scratchy, Breeze, Brazen and Wiley dropping rhymes over booming sub-bass. And while Team is not exactly lyrically spectacular – it features Wiley’s habitual fall-back of ending every line with the same word – it smashes it through busy, zig-zagging synth and sheer force of numbers. More quality grime would be nice, but Winner Stays On proves Roll Deep are no longer an underground crew trying to make pop: the charts are there for the taking.

Click here to see the review in all its glory on the BBC website

First News Readers Ask "What Are Roll Deep Scared Of?"

Web Editor Nic went to meet Roll Deep's Scratchy, Breeze and Manga to ask them YOUR interview questions, Manga couldn't resist flicking through the latest copy of First News.

However - he hadn't banked on there being a massive spider picture on Crazy But True!

Watch the video below, or click here to visit the fantastic First News website

Pop Dash Interview Roll Deep

Roll Deep have had unrivalled success in 2010. Their two singles 'Good Times' and 'Green Light' have both gone to Number One and now they are hooking up with Strictly Come Dancing star Alesha Dixon to release their new single 'Take Control'. We rang up Manga from the band to chat to him about all things Roll Deep.
PopDash: Tell us all about your new single 'Take Control'...

It's the best single ever! No actually, it's called Take Control and it's the third part of the Roll Deep trilogy that started with 'Good Times' and 'Green Light'.

PopDash: How does this track fit into the trilogy?

Well 'Good Times' is all about the rave and going out, 'Green Light' is when you meet someone and the 'Take Control' is when you get home and party till the sun comes out.

PopDash: So it's a song about sex?

Yeah, basically.

PopDash: Alesha Dixon is the guest star on 'Take Control'. How did you manage to get her involved?

She just kept hassling us and ringing up all the time so eventually we just gave in and let her record the chorus. No, I'm just joking. We've known Alesha for ages and needed someone to come do this vocal and thought of her. Luckily for us it worked out very, very well.

Click here to read the full interview (this is just an extract) on Popdash here

Digital Spy's Roll Deep Ft Alesha "Take Control" Review

"Here's my wallet / Hold down / Let's spend the night / Don't hold back," Roll Deep suggest on their new single. Thanks very much guys, don't mind mind if we do. Oh wait, that's what you mean? Erm... maybe not then. Anyway, with two number ones this year tucked under their diamante-encrusted belts, the London grime collective are back to tell us just how good life at the top really is. Question is, what's actually left when the dough's split between all eleven of them?

Over grinding bass and urban clubby beats, the boys take it in turns to boast about their tail-chasing antics. Thankfully, before things get really filthy, Alesha Dixon steps in to bring a bit of delicacy to proceedings - although asking them to close their eyes and "get ready to fly" is unlikely to land her the Feminist Of The Year title. This may stick to the template of their recent hits, but if they want to keep showing the laydeez the good stuff, they're probably best off sticking to what they know.

Click here to see the review in all its glory on Digital Spy here!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

BBC Chart Blog Review Roll Deep's Take Control

Look at this picture. eleven men, one Roll Deep. Do you know what that says to me? It says here are eleven fellas who probably spend quite a lot of time queuing in order to do their job, or waiting to have another go, once theirs has finished. They might cover it up with an arm in the air or two, a walk from one side of the stage to the other, a moody stare into the crowd, some bouncy high-fives, and a certain amount of joining in at the end of each line, but when you get right down to it, it's all just queueing.

And to make matters worse, sometimes the queue is barged by a singer. Someone who isn't actually even IN Roll Deep. They've be brought in on chorus duties, taking precious rhyme time away from people who've been in the queue for ages, actually. It's not fair, just because they can provide some melodic light relief from all of that truth-spitting, that they get to stroll right to the front. That's basically added an extra thirty seconds of arm waving and an agreeable "yeah yeah" or two, right there.

So don't be surprised if you notice that some of the more backgroundy Deepers are subtly shooting daggers at Alesha during her bits. They're only worried that they won't get a go on the mic.

(Here's the video. Woo! Party in a car park!)


And how do they decide what to make a song about? With that many people, all of whom bringing their own idea of what makes a great song to the mix, do you suppose Roll Deep have to agree to work to very broad subject headings. I'm picturing a meeting, a brainstorm, and a final list which reads:

"Things We Like: Parties, Girls, Clubs, Money.
Things We Do Not Like: No Parties, Being Knocked Back, Closing Time, No Money, Queuing."

And on a separate page, there's a signed agreement that every other topic is off limits, pending a formal agreement from everyone that they've got something new and worthwhile to bring to the table.

Then all they need is some enormous swooping bass squits together, a breakbeat here, a face-punch bass drum, a robotic breakdown, and boom! Another song done, providing it doesn't get TAKEN OVER by some pushy celebrity singing guest and their pretty voice, natch.

Click here to see this fantastic review in all its glory on the BBC Chart Blog here

Roll Deep featuring Alesha Dixon "Take Control" is OUT NOW- click here to download your copy from iTunes

Monday, 1 November 2010

Roll Deep Guest Tweets For The Sun's Bizarre App!

Roll Deep are the special guest tweeters for The Sun Online's brand new Bizarre App - the band will be giving exclusive news, photos and thoughts via the app's Live Gossip section all week!

Get your app for free from The Sun Online here