You’ll have to listen to this Reggae rework of Adele!

alaine hello adele

You wouldn’t expect reggae to be an obvious choice of style to cover Adele, but Alaine did it and it’s good.

Haim win BBC Sound of 2013

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Haim

The winner of that big music predictor, the BBC Sound of 2013 has finally been announced as the all-sister group Haim.

While it’s an interesting choice to win, personally I haven’t been much a fan of this band although I did suspect that they would top the poll going by the amount of buzz that’s been going around in the blogosphere.

Having formally predicted the rise of artists such as Jessie J, Adele, 50 Cent and Ellie Goulding, the ‘BBC Sound’ poll is generally seen as one of the more accurate new-music predictors, so it should be interesting to see how Haim pan out over the next year.

Listen to Adele’s Bond theme for Skyfall

Adele was announced as the singer for the new Bond movie, ‘Skyfall‘. Now the time’s come to hear the track, and it sounds ridiculously indulgent and epic. Probably will be one of the best Bond themes from recent years…

Adele will sing the next Bond theme

The new movie’s out soon, and the song will take the name of the film itself, Skyfall. Most likely to be out in October. Exciting!

A very good Adele reworking. Very good indeed.

This new video from Dante; it’s pretty brilliant.  Those Swedes…

Adele vs. Daft Punk ‘Something About The Fire’ (Carlos Serrano Mix)

I didn’t expect this to sound the way it did, which is nice. Bit of a chilled mix for this grey Wednesday morning. Also looks like a free download on Soundcloud!

The most listened to track in Sweden last year

It’s just gone 7 times platinum. Good song, maybe an English version would make a lot of people happy?

1. Veronica Maggio ”Jag Kommer”
2. Bruno Mars ”Grenade”
3. Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull ”On The Floor”
4. Daniel Adams-Ray ”Gubben i lådan”
5. September ”Mikrofonkåt”
6. Adele ”Rolling in the deep”
7. Chris Medina ”What Are Words”
8. Pitbull – feat Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer ”Give Me Everything”
9. Alexandra Stan ”Mr. Saxobeat”
10. Eminem & Rihanna ”Love The Way You Lie”

Listen to a very different sounding cover of Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’

Covers are everywhere- specially for songs that are in the process of defining current pop. This is Work Drugs‘ cover of Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ and it’s turned a very bolshy and intense original into a breezy, sort of sad track. I like this a lot.

First Watch: Maverick Sabre ‘I Need’

This has to be absolutely my favourite song of the month. Previously featured on here back in March this year, this is the new single from Maverick Sabre. It’s a boy version of Adele and Amy. This is TALENT.

So who’s going home with a Mercury?

We’ll find out on BBC2 in the UK from 10pm tonight with the highly annoying Lauren Laverne (or ‘1995’ as I like to call her). If you do a Google Image search for the awards, PJ Harvey seems to be the most googled artist today, but it’s anyone’s game.

UPDATE: PJ Harvey won.

I never thought an X Factor audition would make me cry…

… until I saw this young student, Jade Richards, belt out some Adele on tonight’s show. It’s watching moments like this that make me feel so lucky to love music as much as I do. Spectacular.

Free Download: Adele ‘Someone Like You’ (Buffetlibre Remix)

I remember the first time I heard Adele‘s Chasing Pavements and being driven to tears, even though I had no idea what chasing pavements stood for. Now I do. But it’s testament to this girl’s amazing talent. Buffetlibre are one mighty big set of remixers- check out this download of ‘Someone Like You’.

MP3: Adele – Someone Like You (Buffetlibre mix)

John Legend covers Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’

Intense, minimal and amazing.

Standout performance at this year’s Brit Awards

Makes it seem almost cool to have a broken heart.