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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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Listen to Arcade Fire’s new tracks

Posted in News, Stream, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 23 May, 2011 by Chapperdeemus

With the release of their album of the year ‘s special edition comes two new track from Arcade Fire. Rejoice!

The Suburbs, which has catapulted the band into mainstream adoration to the same level of their cult following, will be released with the bumper extras on June 27th. The two new tracks are called ‘Culture War’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ (which features David Byrne), and you can stream them below.

They fit in very with the rest of the album. I only have one issue with them. Hearing these songs after listening to such an obvious and conclusive closing track in ‘The Suburbs (continued)’ will be quite strange and anti-climactic. But it is always good to hear new stuff from such a great band.

In addition to the tracks, the short film made with Spike Jonse is in the new cut, along with a documentary, photos, lyrics and a music video of ‘The Suburbs’.


New Bon Iver: Calgary

Posted in Stream with tags , , on 16 May, 2011 by Chapperdeemus

Bon Iver have just debuted their first track from their upcoming self-titled second album. It aired for the first time on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show not long ago, you can check it out over on his blog or below.

It has been a long time waiting for the first track to surface from this highly anticipated album. All we have had before this was one of the best teaser videos we here at Hotcakes have ever experienced. That 50 seconds of video Justin Vernon released was an incredible bit of music.

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[Moving Mondays] Pulled Apart By Horses – High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive

Posted in Stream with tags , on 9 May, 2011 by Sim.R

A little treat for you for today’s Moving Monday feature – a live performance by noisy rockers Pulled Apart From Horses, filmed for the Topman CTRL MX show a couple months back. This track, ‘High Five, Swan Dive, Nose Dive’, didn’t make the broadcast but luckily it has not been lost altogether.

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[Moving Mondays] DELS – Shapeshift

Posted in Stream with tags , , , on 2 May, 2011 by Sim.R

GOB, the debut album from London-based rapper DELS is out today. To celebrate, here’s the video for ‘Shapeshift’.

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Addison Groove – This Is It

Posted in Stream with tags , , , , , on 1 May, 2011 by Sim.R

Tony Williams aka Addison Groove returns with a new 12″. You’ll know him from last year’s ‘Footcrab’, the addictive bass/juke anthem that went out on Loefah’s Swamp 81 imprint and he’s continuing with that dancefloor-ready vibe this time out.

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[Moving Mondays] Big Boi feat. Janelle Monae – Be Still

Posted in News, Stream with tags , , on 25 April, 2011 by Olivier

Big Boi’s amazing 2010 record Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty is the gift that keeps on giving and the comic book inspired video ‘Be Still’ is evidence of just that. Previously Big Boi and Janelle Monae have collaborated on the brilliant ‘Tightrope’ one of the highlights from last years excellent The Archandroid by Monae but this jazzy little number is just as good!

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