First Listen: Scissor Sisters feat Azealia Banks ‘Shady Love’

Well this is interesting…

First Listen: Paper Crows ‘Cloudbusting’

Previously mentioned on here back in October 2010 (seems like it was only yesterday!), this is a stunning piece of pop from Paper Crows covering the Kate Bush track ‘Cloudbusting’.

First Listen: Oh Land ‘Speak Out Now’

A new slice of pop heaven from Oh Land, to feature on a re-release of the album she launched this year.

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First Listen: Fibes Oh Fibes! ‘Cerahtonia’

I’ve been waiting for these guys to come out with new music for what seems like a lifetime! Cute and quirky Swedish pop. What’s more exciting is their upcoming album is produced by Miike Snow‘s Pontus Winnberg. Check out here.

First Listen: Adam Lambert ‘Better Than I Know Myself’

Adam Lambert is a guilty pleasure of mine. I wanted to dislike him, but I was compelled to buy his album, and just sort of ‘got it’. It’s pure commercial pop but you feel like there’s a real heart behind the voice. This is his lead single from his upcoming second album.

First Listen: Miike Snow ‘Devils Work’

The Swedish supergroup are back with an epic track and it’s nothing short of flawless.

Listen to a preview of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Lioness’

Out next week (5th December), here’s a preview of all the tracks featured on the Hidden Treasures album along with stories of how they came about.

First Listen: Eric Solomon ‘Addicted’

I featured this guy back in summer 2010 and now he’s been signed up to Epic Records, which is a pretty good thing. This is is the sound of things to come.

First Listen: Riva Starr & Fatboy Slim feat. Beardyman ‘Get Naked’

A massive name in the electronic scene, known for his unique patchwork of styles, Riva Starr’s eclectic love of contrasting sounds reverberates through ‘Get Naked’. Fatboy Slim’s Midas touch and Beardyman’s vocals add an extra dimension to the track but all the while remaining in club-banger territory. Boasting lively drum beats and a huge bass-line that is a clear nod to DHS’ 1990 house classic ‘House Of God’, ‘Get Naked’ willtake dance floors across the world on an epic and exhilarating journey. A rare remix of ‘Get Naked’ is in the works from Carl Cox.

After his successful Mixmag ‘One More Tune’ compiliation, Riva Starr is hot property. A Riva track strikes chords we can all relate to: from the DJs that have appreciated his work (from Tiesto to A-Trak, Jesse Rose to Annie Mac and Gilles Peterson through to David Rodigan) to everyone in between whose nights he has sound tracked.

Indeed, Riva been hard at work on the DJ circuit – with over 190 gigs in 2010 alone – strutting his stuff in some of the coolest venues on the planet such as Panorama Bar, Space, Womb and Fabric as well as some of the biggest festivals in the world from Fuji Rock to Global Gathering to Exit and beyond. Released December 19th via Moshi Moshi Records.

First Listen: Little Boots ‘Shake’

Little Boots is back and my oh my what a comeback! Produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford, this is a very different direction but one for the better! There’s a gentle, ballearic vibe to this.

First Listen: Amy Winehouse ‘Our Day Will Come’

Here it is- Amy Winehouse‘s upcoming single from her posthumous album, Lioness. Its such a beautiful, happy, calm song. Out next month. RIP Amy. Miss you.

First Listen: Switch feat Andrea Martin ‘I Still Love You’

Soul and dubstep are a rare marriage that seldom work, but when they do they yield stunningly amazing and deep results. This track from Switch (Dave Taylor) is just mindblowing and grows into a bigger and bigger climax without changing beats. Check out here.

First Listen: King Krule ‘The Noose of Jah City’

King Krule’s voice is just so damn grown. Previously known as Zoo Kid- he’s only 17 yet his sounds are so well balanced. His self titled EP is out next month on Panther Sounds.

First Listen: Sunday Girl ‘Love U More’

Back in August 2010 I mentioned Sunday Girl and anticipating big things for this very talented Londoner. Anyway, I guessed right- if this song is anything to go by. It gives me memories of listening to one of my favourite 90’s summer songs, Karen Ramirez’s ‘Looking For Love’.  Listen to more here.

First Listen: Emeli Sandé ‘Daddy’

Can this lady do no wrong? Here’s Emeli Sandé’s next single, Daddy, featuring Naughty Boy. Out in November.

First Listen: Visions of Trees ‘Sirens (Novocaine)’

“Goth Pop’ Visions of Trees create a haunting and penetrating sound that takes advantage of the sonic freedom afforded by electronic music to simultaneously evoke the alienation of urban life and the austerity of nature.”

First Listen: Professor Green ft Emeli Sandé ‘Read All About It’

An epic return for the mighty Professor Green featuring one of the big stand-out debut artists of the year, Emeli Sandé.

First Watch: Ray Foxx featuring Lovelle ‘La Musica’

I featured Lovelle back in May, and now she’s back with this catchy bit of summer house with Ray Foxx. Out on 25 September on Defected.

Check out a preview of Example’s new album

It’s not out til September but this should keep you going til then. I didn’t think Example could sound better than his last effort but it sounds killer.