First Listen: Jamiroquai ‘White Knuckle Ride’ (Full Version)

Above is the full version of White Knuckle Ride. Yea! Also, you’ve got 6 days left to listen to Jamiroquai on BBC Radio 1. Skip to the 1hr55 mark to hear the interview and 2hr22 to hear the full song again. Funky to the max. Check out some clips from his recent London gig here.

Robyn covers Bjork

Aaah so good! Amazing!

Skinnerisms #5

The devil beams a big beaming grin
The sort which leads you up the streets of sin
He holds up paperwork – sign the line
Let’s clash with madmen, grime is fine
It sounds all hectic, you’re having cold feet
Things are getting out of hand, you make an embarrasing retreat
Let’s ride the valkyrie, commit a bit of sin
Turn rock to rubble, punch me in the chin
I simply, Lucifer, refuse to wind up on fire with low-life liars
Then you’re destined for the world without chores and sweating –
The eternal hell of boredom in heaven

I want to go to heaven for the weather
But hell for the company
I want to go to heaven for the weather
But hell seems like fun to me

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Notting Hill Carnival

This is the first time I’ve been to Notting Hill Carnival, even though I live down the road from it. We went in the late afternoon so it was just starting to wind down a bit but it was still crazy! As you can see, there was a lot of love grinding about.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

In my eyes, everything Michael Cera does is a winner. This film is no exception- with awesome graphics and quick-pace story lines. But I don’t think it will be of much fun for anyone who didn’t grow up with computer games as a kid, since pretty much the whole movie revolves around Cera trying to kill all seven of his girlfriend’s evil ex’s in a manner of geeky techie ways. This film didn’t do as well as it should have in the US, so make sure you go out and see it- it’s really very good!

Skinnerisms #4

In one single moment your whole life can turn ’round
I stand there for a minute starin’ straight into the ground
Lookin’ to the left slightly, then lookin’ back down
World feels like it’s caved in – proper sorry frown
Please let me show you where we could only just be, for us
I can change and I can grow or we could adjust
The wicked thing about us is we always have trust
We can even have an open relationship, if you must
I look at her she stares almost straight back at me
But her eyes glaze over like she’s lookin’ straight through me
Then her eyes must have closed for what seems an eternity
When they open up she’s lookin’ down at her feet

Dry your eyes mate
I know it’s hard to take but her mind has been made up
There’s plenty more fish in the sea
Dry your eyes mate
I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts
But you’ve got to walk away now
It’s over

Click here to check out one of the new breed of British MC’s, Skittles, and download his free EP.

Skinnerisms #3

This is my hour, I’m never going to bed.
The sky is still black, but begs to be red.
I just put my book down, but it begs to be read
I’m not nod, I’m not napper, never rest my head.
Some days I feel I’m getting smaller and smaller,
But some nights, I seem to grow taller and taller.
And we keep shrinkin’ and shrinkin’ but this will not finish.
You’re never nothing, if you didn’t disappear.
Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they change it.
Just when I’m loving life, it seems to start raining.
I pulled the sail safe switch, sea sail and I’m into the stars.
I love the rain out my skies. The sky’s now red, my eyes reflect jets.
Smiling at this blessing, this life is the best.

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

Click here to check out one of the new breed of British MC’s, Skittles, and download his free EP.

Why wasn’t this included in Aphrodite?!

A wicked track which didn’t get to be included in Kylie Minogue’s ‘Aphrodite’ album. Produced by Deadmau5.

New Music: Skrein

Skrein has been around for a little while in the UK hip hop/ MC scene. His track ‘Reach’ for the Adulthood film is class, and reminds me a lot of Plan B’s first album. Check out here.

New Music: Curry and Coco

French power electropop. Very good. Check out here.

Myles Cooper

I saw this guy featured on the Guardian a while ago and forgot to mention him on here. His music could be compared to a giant glittery rainbow showering little multicoloured plastic hearts across San Francisco on a wet day. Check out here.

New Music: Antics

I’ve been meaning to feature someone called Joe Danger on here for a while, and it now seems that he’s changed his name to Antics… I think you would class this music as classic ‘wonky pop’, no? Check out here.

New Music: Sunday Girl

A crisp sound coming from this London based act. Sexy pop. Check out here.

New Music: Ed Drewett

You’ll recognise this guy from the Professor Green track, ‘I Need You Tonight’. I reckon Ed Drewett will be pretty large this time next year judging from the demo’s on his Myspace. Check out here.

Watch a preview of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Get Outta My Way’

New Music: Frank Turner

Happy and simple British folk. Easy to listen to and fun. Check out here.

New Music: Anoop Desai

A sort of Stevie Wonder/ Ne-Yo/ Justin Timberlake vibe with some Indian beats thrown in when needed. This is so good! Check out here.

Ernesto Neto at Hayward Gallery

Managed to catch the Ernesto Neto show at the Hayward Gallery in it’s last few days. I didn’t know what to expect when I walked in to see loads of oversized fluorescent tights suspended between walls. But that was pretty much all it was- one giant bouncey stretchy room. You could pull and tug anything you wanted to, and touch whatever you felt like touching. It was pretty fun and colourful- check it out before it closes if you can. The gallery was split between this show and something called The New Décor, which was utter shit (from what I could gather, it was all old bits junk grouped together to make ugly bits of furniture- real cutting edge…), but your ticket covers both exhibits. More pics on my Flickr.

Skate Park at Southbank

This skate park has been around for as long as I can remember, but I was never cool enough to play in it when I was younger (probably because I couldn’t skate in the first place!). Check out more pics on my Flickr.

Project Morrinho at Southbank Centre

Work as been extra hideous of late so I’ve taken a few days off to reset my wires and bring some Alfitude back in to my life. Today I went to the Southbank Centre in London to have a poke around this Brazilian season they’ve got on right now. Much as Im beginning to dislike living in London and being a Londoner, this was all still pretty cool. Project Morrinho is a free installation outside the Southbank, made from bits of shit to look like a favela. Check out my Flickr for more pictures.