Take a jazz singer and let him have a go on Azealia Banks’ ‘212’

Jamie cullum did it first years ago with his cover of ‘Frontin’ by N*E*R*D, and it hasn’t really been done since. Then I see this cover by Wouter Hamel, a Dutch jazz/pop crossover artist. It felt  a bit wrong but it comes out good in the end. I think…

BBC Sound of 2012 revealed!

Not to sound sad but this is one of my favourite moments of the year- when the BBC Sound of 2012 list is revealed. If you are unaware of how important this list of musicians is, check out the same list from 2011 and see how many predictions are household names now. This list is a big, big deal- so get used to the names this year because you’ll be hearing from them a lot in the next twelve months. The list is compiled by music bigshots. The top five will be revealed in the week commencing 2 January. Here’s the full list:

I’m proud of the number of artists on that list that I featured before… Boasting over and done with now!