[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!

R.I.P. Gerard Smith

Posted in News with tags , on 21 April, 2011 by Chapperdeemus

TV On the Radio reported yesterday that their bassist Gerard Smith has lost his battle with lung cancer.

Our thoughts go out to his family and the band. Gerard was such a talented man.

Washed Out – Within and Without

Posted in News, Stream with tags , , , on 20 April, 2011 by Olivier

Ernest Greene the bedroom synthpop artist better known as Washed Out has announced that he has signed with Subpop Records and will release his debut LP through the Seattle based label on July 12th.

The record will be called Within and Without and if laidback, sunset, hazey album track ‘You And I’ (featuring Caroline Polachek of Brooklyn, NY electronic band Chairlift) is anything to go by, Greene’s lo-fi, chillwave tones are set to soundtrack the summer.

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Bon Iver announces self titled album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 20 April, 2011 by Olivier

We brought you the exciting news just a few weeks ago that we were expecting a new LP from Justin Vernon’s Bon Iver project to come out in June.

More details have now become available, the record will be self titled and will be released through Jagjaguwar on June 21st.

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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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