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Gil Scott-Heron R.I.P.

Posted in Downloads, Features, Stream with tags , , , , on 28 May, 2011 by Sim.R

I woke up today to a text from fellow Hotcakes writer Ollie saying simple this: Gil Scott-Heron RIP.
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[in pictures] The Unthanks @ Birmingham Town Hall

Posted in Features, Reviews with tags , , , on 4 May, 2011 by Olivier

Northumberland folk act The Unthanks hit the beautiful Birmingham Town Hall on April 6th 2011 as part of a UK tour in support of their excellent new album Last which came out in March. Luckily for all you guys Hotcakes was on hand to capture the event in pictures.

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Hotcakes meets… Kissy Sell Out

Posted in Features, Stream with tags , , , , on 19 April, 2011 by Sim.R

In hot anticipation of his new album release, I caught up with the nation’s favourite wonky dance DJ and producer, Kissy Sell Out, to see what he had to say for himself.

Hi, thanks for coming to say hi! Talk us through your new album, are you still the Mad Hatter of dance music or has your style changed for your second LP?

I feel like the Mad Hatter Mk 2.0 now I think! A bit wiser, a bit more confident and a bit more mischievous! Wild Romance feels like the album I was put on this earth to make.

I’ve got the advantage of four years experience in the game this time around and hosting the craziest radio show in dance music has acted like the practice sessions for this new LP. It means that amongst the far-out ideas and huge basslines on this album there’s a strong sense of identity that I think my previous music hasn’t achieved before.

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[Moving Mondays] LCD Soundsystem’s final show in full

Posted in Features, Stream with tags , , on 4 April, 2011 by Chapperdeemus


There is no bigger video on the internet at the moment. Watch the full set from LCD Soundsystem’s emotional fair well to the World, as they bow out in style with a stunning 4 hour set at Madison Square Gardens.

They will be sorely missed, having brought such energy and innovation to the dance and indie scenes across the last decade.

If you have time, watch the whole thing, it is awe inspiring.

Someone Great has gone!


And the winner is…

Posted in Features, News with tags on 23 March, 2011 by Sim.R

Our competition, for an exclusive A2 print of Professor Green signed by the man himself, came to a close on Sunday and I’m pleased to announce the winner is…

Mike Manger

Congratulations, we’ll be in touch! Thanks to everyone that entered and better luck next time!

[Moving Mondays] Cloud Nothings – Nothing’s Wrong

Posted in Features with tags on 21 March, 2011 by Olivier

Cloud Nothings – “Nothing’s Wrong” from Matt Wells on Vimeo.

Indie power-pop act Cloud Nothings latest video is a bizarre affair featuring the strangest of ‘fight sequences’ and a tragic death of a shopping trolley known as Sir Ian McShopping Cart. ‘Nothing’s Wrong’ is a foot-tapping, catchy pop song which will definitely prove a bright and cheerful start to the week.

Cloud Nothings the brilliant self titled debut album is out now on Wichita Recordings and you can catch them on tour with Toro Y Moi stateside, or this side of the pond they will be playing The Great Escape event in Brighton.

COMPETITION: Win an exclusive signed Professor Green print

Posted in Features, Stream with tags , , , , , on 15 March, 2011 by Sim.R

Time for our second Pro Green competition!

This time around we’re giving away a strictly limited edition A2 print (see below) signed by the man himself.

For your chance to win simply like this Facebook status and we’ll select the winner at random. The competition closes this Sunday 20th March so get your likes in quickly!
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