New Music: Natalie Duncan

‘Oh POW!’ is all that I could say when I heard the first two seconds of this clip- this is pure talent and the girl doesn’t even try! Best that I’ve heard in weeks, this needs to go viral immediately! Check out here.

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New Music: Ursa Minor (Little Bear)

A progression of house music, combing the big beats of dance music with the vocal elements of pop. Check out here.

Haus of Alfitude

I work with an amazing chef in my events job. He made this cute little gingerbread house, and I destroyed it with sweets. If you could feel how heavy this is… But I’m so proud!

First Watch: Major Lazer ‘Original Don’ ft. The Partysquad

This video went live on the 8th and it’s got over 364,000 hits already. I can’t stop watching it…

The return of Goldfrapp

Goldfrapp have consistently played a part in the soundtrack to my life in this last decade. I remember watching them for the first time on Jools Holland performing this and being blown away:

And then moving away from home to a new city and dancing to the height of their popularity with anthems like this:

They seemed to jump from one sound to another and making it always sound like it was always the way it was. Their most recent album didn’t really shake the airwaves much because it got a bit too folky but this is one of my favourite tracks:

But now they’re back with this beautiful track that seems to mix up all the genres they’ve played around with over the last ten years while also sounding really cute and fresh. Just as well, for a Singles album.

 

New Music: Beatrice Eli

This is quietly powerful pop that picks you up on the chorus and drops you back down again using some trademark Scandinavian beats. Love it. Check out here.

First Listen: Miike Snow ‘Devils Work’

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

New Music: Peo De Pitte

Earlier this year, he topped the charts with the trouser-shaking subsonic wobble of ‘Burning Up’ (which enjoyed support from Bloody Beetroots, Plump DJ’s, Silvio Berlusconi and many more). Check out here.

Brits 2012 award statue revealed!

And it’s pretty cool! Designed by the genius that is Sir Peter Blake as part of the new Brits (last year the same statue was designed by Vivienne Westwood), it does look very pop-arty and very British. Sir Peter Blake is known for designing The Beatle’s Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band cover.

Brand New Heavies celebrate their 20th anniversary with two shows in London next week

As we’re on a jazzy vibe today, I have some fun news. Brand New Heavies– one of the most successful and enduring acts of the acid jazz scene, will celebrate their 20th Anniversary with two December shows at Under The Bridge in London on December 13th and 14th. The shows will coincide with the release of new compilation album, ‘The Best Of 20 Years’, two CDs containing the best of the band’s career to date.

Early hits ‘Never Stop’ and ‘Dream Come True’ earned the band a reputation as a formidable live act and their reinterpretations of popular standards, such as ‘Midnight At The Oasis’, Carole King’s ‘You’ve Got A Friend’ and the Stevie Wonder classic ‘I Don’t Know Why (I Love You)’, brought major global chart success. Check out here.

Free Download: Jem Stone ‘Sexy Muthaflapper’

This is such a feel good mix of sounds- if you’re into your Prince and Jamiroquai you will love, love, love this. Download this free cheeky bootleg from Jem Stone that’s been causing major damage in his sets of late. SexyMuthaFlapper is laced with Jem’s current electro-swing vibe, as can be heard on the ‘Jem Stone’s Perpetual Lotion‘ EP, out now on Freshly Squeezed.

MP3: Jem Stone – Sexy Muthaflapper

New Music: The Erratic Man

Right, this is one freaky-ass video yet it seems to charm you towards the end if you watch it with the lights on. The track has that old-skool funk/ brass sound which is fun to listen to. Check out here.

Why are people not talking about Nicola Roberts?

This is Nicola Roberts‘ latest single, and what can only be described as bubblegum, radio-friendly pop. Only it’s not being played on the radio. Maybe she needs a little Pitbull cameo…