The talent formerly known as A*M*E returns with a perfected blend of dancehall and pop.
Big tune from CamelPhat for the weekend.
I’ll be very upset if this doesn’t go number 1. Biggest radio-pop track from Monsieur Adi you’re likely to hear for a good few weeks I reckon. Released 17th November.
Last week, Disclosure covered one of the UK’s biggest singles of the year. Their debut album is out now and is simply epic.
It’s pretty good, isn’t it? I wish it wasn’t just a preview. A*M*E was meant to be big by now but issues with record labels mean we’re STILL not near a release. Popalicious.
Well this is pretty delicious. Featuring 17 year-old starlet A*M*E* on singing duties, this has classic house all over it. Co-written by teenage wonder-kid and Alfitude favourite MNEK (who recently sung on Rudimental’s ‘Spoons’ with Syron) the Duke will release ‘Need U (100%)’ on his newly minted Blasé Boys Club label.
The BBC has just released it’s Sound of 2013 list of artists. Over the years, this has proven to be one of the most accurate predictors of who’s likely to become a household name (in the UK at least) over the next twelve months, and it’s personally a very exciting thing to see. The list is compiled by the UK’s most influential music industry tastemakers, who were each asked to note their favourite emerging artists.
While I’m familiar with all the acts on these long lists by the time they are published, I do not necessarily agree with all the talent in them (that’s the great thing about music).
Still, every year I like to benchmark this blog against the list to see how many acts I’ve championed, and I’m chuffed to see that most of these artists have been featured on Alfitude over the past year or two (although some of these posts are already so old the sound clips may not be active any more):
- AlunaGeorge – first featured February 2011
- A*M*E – first featured January 2012
- Angel Haze – first featured July 2012
- Arlissa – first featured August 2012
- Chvrches – first featured June 2012
- King Krule – first featured January 2011 as ‘Zoo Kid’
- Laura Mvula – first featured October 2012
- The Weeknd – first featured March 2011
- Tom Odell – first featured August 2012
Other acts on the longlist also include:
- Little Green Cars
- Palma Violets
Overall, I think this year’s list covers a much more varied and promising selection of talent compared to 2012, and it’ll be interesting to see who wins. The top five acts will begin to be revealed during the week of 31st December 2012.
Until then, I haven’t made my mind up who will make the shortlist just yet- who would you like to see win?
Another pop belter from A*M*E.
This girl is really starting to make a lot of pop fuss on the scene, having dabbled in work with British pop institutions ranging from JLS to Emeli Sande. It’s only a matter of time before she’s a household name.
I’m really loving this! Such good pop! A*M*E is now signed to Gary Barlow’s record label so keep a look out for more soon!