By Rob Crozier (words) & Laura Mukabaa (photographs) May 27, 2013 The final day rolls around. By now we are feeling a tad groggy to say the least, so we start at the free open air stage known as the Hub . This is situated right in the centre of Brighton and huge crowds pass by as Saturday shoppers mix with Brighton Festival folks and our ‘friends’ the Morris Dancers burst into an impromptu performance. Unsurprisingly this does not help our fuzzy heads. We plump for Jacko Hooper [...]
UK songstress tips us on her favorite up-and-comers.
Things had been very quiet on the Deadboy front of late. Then, seemingly from nowhere, the brilliant "BLAQUEWORK EP" arrived on Numbers last month and now we have a rather tidy Toddla T rework too. It's a lovely summery slab of garage tinged house goodness and while Shola Ama's vocals work well, it's the dub that's doing it for us around these parts. Available now at Juno .
Shola Ama is somewhat back. She has a new sex-tinged single titled "Boyfriend." Back in the day, we actually met Shola Ama when she was going into the Met Bar after a Janet Jackson concert. Yes, we said hi and all and she loved every minute of the paparazzi. Then, we heard she trash talked Janet Jackson to the press, allegedly. Anywho, here it is! ] Filed under: Audio GaGa , Beats , Brit Brit Brit Tagged: business , Disc jockey , [...]
Filed under: Concerts and Tours , Exclusive Spinner Instagram SXSW 2013 was exciting. Usher played with Afghan Whigs , A Tribe Called Quest opened for Prince , Justin Timberlake went accoustic, Lil Wayne ruled via rumor mill and some of our favorite artists took over Spinner's Instagram account to catalog it all. We started things off with [...]
Pukkelpop has revealed the preliminary lineup for its 2013 festival, which takes place August 15th - 17th in Kiewit, Belgium. The lineup includes Eminem, Nine Inch Nails, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Prodigy, Slayer, The Knife, The xx, Deftones, Alabama Shakes, Franz Ferdinand, Bat For Lashes, TNGHT, Local Natives, Foals, Opeth, Quicksand, Solange, Danny Brown, Fucked Up, CHVRCHES, Daughter, Poliça, Mount Kimbie, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, SKATERS, Toddla T, and Bosnian Rainbows, among others. One-day and combination tickets are now available through the festival's website .
Filed under: Concerts and Tours , News , Exclusive , RPM Skream The day is nigh. The 27th annual SXSW is upon us. While this year is a bit more brand-heavy than previous years (Doritos' 62-foot, tweet-powered vending machine/#BoldStage will be making a return, thankfully) there's twice as much dance/electronic music this year, and we've put together our top picks. This year boasts a veritable British [...]
Vorig jaar bracht Toddla T grime terug uit de dood. Dit jaar gaat hij aan de slag met wat vrienden als Toddla T sound. Eerste single Worst Enemy is nu te horen.
Toddla T Sound is a collective made up of Toddla T , Shola Ama, Serocee and DRS. Catch them on the road this summer across the UK and Europe. Worst Enemy is their first ever release, set for release on March 25th.
Bugged out Weekender returns to Butlins Bognor Regis Resort next month 18/19/20 January, with an absolute belter of a line up and looks set to be one of THE events of 2013, consisting of all the BEST in techno, house, disco and bass music. Those planning to go who haven't yet purchased tickets are advised to get them soon as the event is looking very close to selling out! Check out the line up below then head on over to the Bugged Out Weekender Official Site where you can purchase tickets and accommodation. ANDREW WEATHERALL & [...]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Jessie Ware, SWV, The Weeknd Song: Roses Gabor - Night Sky [download here ] What's so good? Another belle [...]
Monday Music’s the one weekly post wherein Some Of It Was True! drops its London-only rule Rhye - The Fall Smoky, languorous pop from the enigmatic LA duo, interspersed with some summer-fete instrumentals. The vocal-based swirl and smudge of it all reminds me faintly of Nico. Wu Lyf - Triumph After an apparent goodbye note from singer Ellery Roberts to his three amigos displayed on the band's [...]
London songstress Ayah Marar gives us a tour of her BlackBerry.
On la découvrait au coté de SBTRKT sur le titre Pharaohs il y a de ça plus d'un an, aujourd'hui la talentueuse londonienne Roses Gabor a tracé sa route vers de nouveaux horizons musicaux. Elle sortira d'ailleurs le 12 Novembre son prochain EP intitulé Stars sur le label de Toddla T , Girls Music et sur Ninja Tune par la même occasion. Un deux titres introduit par l'excellent et entêtant morceau phare Stars vite présenté avec un clip aussi mystérieux que coloré. Dur de décrire ce [...]
Roses Gabor has been homing in on her very own debut single ever since she peppered her vox across productions by breakthrough Brits SBTRKT (on "Pharaohs"), Redlight (on "Stupid", and "Love Sick"), and Shy FX (on "Raver"). With Redlight back on the beat proddy for her, Gabor has dropped "Stars", a moody bass tune rubbed with industrial undertones that groan and clank - gets you right in the bones. The track nods its way along with some big round bass and an ominous synth that plods about, dodging a half-stepped beat. There's also a shrieking, twitchy radio sound cuts through [...]
“DJ Pipes and Ross Orton are two of my biggest musical inspirations/heroes. This is a secret dream come true" - Toddla T. When Toddla T was asked if he fancied the label commissioning producers for a remix album of “Watch Me Dance” he had a much better idea. He asked two legends of the Sheffield underground music scene, Ross Orton and DJ Pipes, to agitate, smash and rebuild his album in the manner of the scene that shaped his sound. Toddla met Pipes when he was a wide eyed teenager working in a skate shop in [...]
Toddla T , Cleo Sol and Scrufizzer did a video for their carnival anthem live at Notting Hill Carnival and it's perfect
Toddla T x Cleo Sol feat. Scrufizzer - “Code To Crack”
★★★☆☆ Not remixed, edited or revamped, but agitated , which is absolutely the right description when it comes to the prospect of Sheffield’s digi-dub blazer Toddla T laden with extra bass. Bumped, hustled and re-skinned, stretching the sound system template like '60s Jamaica has been brought back by flux capacitor are respected hometown historians Ross Orton and DJ Pipes, at Toddla’s own request for a double soundclash that reinvents Watch Me Dance while jamming together dancehall from back to front. Doing heavyweight speaker boxing on opening two re-skanks "Fly" and [...]