A smooth remix from S-Type.
The UK’s most prestigious album award, the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize, just concluded it’s nominations ceremony. I’m not a massive fan of the prize, as it often seems a bit too snotty for my liking. That’s my opinion. Anyway, nominations this year are:
- Richard Hawley: ‘Standing At The Sky’s Edge’
- Plan B: ‘Ill Manors’
- Alt-J (∆): ‘An Awesome Wave’
- Django Django: ‘Django Django’
- The Maccabees: ‘Given To The Wild’
- Jessie Ware: ‘Devotion’
- Ben Howard – ‘Every Kingdom’
- Michael Kiwanuka: ‘Home Again’
- Lianne La Havas – ‘Is Your Love Big Enough’
- Field Music: ‘Plum’
- Roller Trio – ‘Roller Trio’
- Sam Lee – ‘Ground Of Its Own’
My money goes on Jessie Ware for what it’s worth. Who are you rooting for?
I like it when remixes aren’t just speeded up versions of songs. This ‘re-version’ of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Video Games’ has a really cool twist to it, and it comes as a free download along with these other edits over on Sam Sure & Giacomo’s Facebook:
- Lianne La Havas ‘The Intro’
- Lana del Rey ‘Video Games’
- John Martyn – ‘Go Down Easy’
- Michael Kiwanuka – ‘Tell Me a Tale’
- Friendly Fires vs. Marvin Gaye – ‘Gotta Give it up’
- Valentia – ‘Can’t Stop Now’
Their music draws comparisons to the likes of The Streets, Rizzle Kicks and Jamie T, and will be leading into the new year with the release of the understated debut, ‘Dark Inside'; deconstructed beats and heavy atmospherics lay the bed for an introspective and brooding vocal.
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:
- A$AP Rocky
- Azealia Banks – featured in October.
- Dot Rotten
- Dry The River – featured in November.
- Flux Pavilion
- Frank Ocean
- Jamie N Commons
- Lianne La Havas – featured in November.
- Michael Kiwanuka – featured in April.
- Niki & The Dove – featured in June 2010.
- Ren Harvieu – featured in November.
- Spector – featured in July.
- Stooshe – featured in March.
I’m proud of the number of artists on that list that I featured before… Boasting over and done with now!
I got the same knots in my stomach when I watched Lianne La Havas’ performance on Jools Holland as I did when I heard Amy Winehouse and Corinne Bailey Rae for the first times. And it’s such a good feeling to have. Im so happy that this talent is around- in me you have a fan! There’s no question that this lady will invade the charts. Check out here.