Friday, 30 September 2011

iMusic... Young Jeezy + T.I - F.A.M.E (Fake Ass Motherfuckas Envy)

Jeezy's latest single off of his forthcoming highly anticipated album TM103 is titled "F.A.M.E" and stands for "Fake Ass Motherfuckas Envy". It also features (the newly released from jail) T.I and is produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E League - check it out below!


iVideo... Adele - Someone Like You

One of - and if not - the song of the year gets its much awaited and highly anticipated visual representation, nothing else for me to say about this one because it's already been said and more eloquently SO just check it out UP top!


Thursday, 29 September 2011

iSingle... Lucy Rose - Scar (OUT NOW)

The second single from British Folk singer and songwriter Lucy Rose titled "Scar" was released ten days ago and we completely missed it BUT now that we're aware, we have to make you aware too BECAUSE music this good should be supported and purchased - it's that simple! Check out the official video for the single "Scar" UP top and go down below to purchase the song from iTunes + you can go HERE to check out her first single "Middle of the Bed"...


iEVENT... REMEDY 5 @ The Rhythm Factory w/ MIKILL PANE + Enrico Delves + MORE (TONIGHT, September 29)

"For the last 5 years Music is Remedy have been at the forefront of the live music scene in London. Through our podcasts, website and live shows we have provided a platform for some of the countries best up and coming talent helping them build fanbases, fine tune their skills and push their art forward. Some of the more successful names we have featured include Ed Sheeran, Jamie Woon, Tinashe, GhostPoet, Eric Lau and Katy B. On Thursday September 29th Music is Remedy will be celebrating our 5th birthday by doing what we do best, a night of live music featuring a range of artists all with different styles and sounds but that same undeniable quality. Bringing people from all walks of life together to enjoy an evening of good vibes music and peoples. On the bill will be... Mikill Pane, James Massiah, Enrico Delves, Acer Maple and Raff!!!" - Music is Remedy
The line-up tonight for Music Is Remedy's 5th anniversary showcase is immense, just check it out >> Headlining the event is none other than MIKILL PANE - from touring with man of the moment Ed Sheeran and opening for Mac Miller on his UK tour, Mr. Pane will be joined by the legendary Remedies for an amazing performance. Taking the stage also is Enrico Delves - fresh off of his stint over in the US which saw him perform at NYC's legendary venue S.O.B's, his performance tonight will be his first live performance in the UK after a long while and is one NOT to be missed! Completing the stellar line-up for tonight are highly sought after performance poet and spoken word artist James Massiah + New Folk-Soul band Acer Maple created by veteran musician and songwriters Dave Austin and Danny Fisher and accompanied by the legendary Michelle Escoffery + "Soulfunkelectropoptastic" singer and songwriter Raff fresh off of the release of his critically acclaimed Soul Electric EP on Aztec Records.

Read on for the full details...

Monday, 26 September 2011

iVideo... Kyla La Grange - Heavy Stone

We shared the audio with you back in August of the forthcoming Brett Shaw-produced single from UK-based Indie Rock/Folk singer, songwriter and musician Kyla La Grange titled "Heavy Stone" (with "Lambs" serving as the B-side) which is due out on October 17 via Chess Club. Now we have the stunning official music video - directed by Debbie Scanlan - for your viewing pleasure, check it out UP top!

Like we mentioned back in August, the Watford-raised Kyla (to South African and Zimbabwean parents) is playing a headline gig four days before the release of her new single at Shoreditch's Hoxton Bar & Grill on October 13 and you can get your tickets for that HERE!

Pre-Order: Kyla La Grange - Heavy Stone/Lambs (7" Single)


Sunday, 25 September 2011

iVideo... D.M.X + Andreena Mill - Last Hope

I desperately want this brother to WIN so bad! New video from one of the truest emcees to ever hold a mic - D.M.X - for his brand new song titled "Last Hope" which features Canadian songstress Andreena Mill, check it out UP top!
"Know I can do it again (because) I did it before (and) with little to no effort, y'all niggas know the score // First album dropped in May, second in December (and) both went platinum in one year... Like y'all don't remember..." - D.M.X
Spotted at Soul Culture


iVideo... Radiohead - Lotus Flower + Staircase (Live on Saturday Night Live)

Legendary Rock/Alternative band Radiohead took to the equally legendary Saturday Night Live stage last night (September 24) for the first time since 2000 to perform "Lotus Flower" from their latest album The King of Limbs as well as a new song "Staircase" from their recent session at From The Basement, check out their live performance of the amazing "Lotus Flower" UP top and hit the jump for their performance of "Staircase"...

iVideo... J.Cole - Daddy's Little Girl

Official visuals directed by Axel Laramee of J.Cole's "Daddy's Little Girl", album cut from his forthcoming debut album Cole World: Sideline Story out tomorrow in the UK and on Tuesday in the US, check it out UP top...


Friday, 23 September 2011

iMusic... Corduroi - Anything For Now (Instrumental EP)

"Anything For Now is a small but loaded taste of Corduroi’s whimsical, intricate, and synthesized electro-pop. This six-track EP is a brew of manipulated vocals and chopped samples of an endless world of instruments, which have been mixed and stirred to produce arrangements on par with the very best electronic producers." - Mush Records
I'm just literally gonna hit the PLAY button on this new release from Texas-based experimental producer/beatsmith Cody Wilson aka Corduroi via the Mush Records stable and I suggest you do the same below... If the opening track is anything to go by then this 6-track EP - for all of under 20 minutes - is definitely all kinds of GOOD Music worth listening to!


iMusic... Books & Covers - Late Night Train Rides + Taxis, Trains & Buses

Books & Covers is the moniker of emerging Indie/Folk singer and songwriter Samuel Thomas Wright based in Huddersfield (originally from Newcastle) and that's sadly all I know for now except the fact that he's got some really amazing songs under his belt. My friend Elle recently just put me on to his music and it is right UP my street so I thought I'd share a couple songs off of his forthcoming EP with you, hope you like them...

Keep Tabs on Books & Covers: Facebook // Twitter


iMusic... Sway - Still Speedin'

UK emcee Sway finally unleashes the first single off of his long awaited Deliverance album - this one is titled "Still Speedin". Check out the typography video UP top and look out for the UK remix with Kano at some point as well as the US remix with "one of your favorite rappers"...


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

iVideo... Kate Martin - Apples

Australian Alternative-Folk singer/songwriter Kate Martin - along with her band The Shallow Sea Choir - unleashes the Timothy Melville-directed visuals for her beautiful new lead single "Apples" off of her forthcoming sophomore album to be released via Outer Records... Check out the video UP top!


iMusic... Mira Black - I Remember Love

Independent Chicago-based Singer/Songwriter Mira Black links up with legendary and pioneering Chicago House Music producer Vince Lawrence for her first foray into Electronica music by way of her forthcoming new single "I Remember Love" which serves as the first single from her soon-to-be-released 2012 album titled Mira. Listen to "I Remember Love" - which is released on October 3 - below...

Keep Tabs on Mira Black: Facebook // Twitter // Website


iVideo... Genius Collective - Stronger Than Me (Amy Winehouse Cover/Tribute)

"Birmingham based Soul / Funk / Hip Hop Septet Genius Collective's acoustic tribute to the late great Amy Winehouse. This version of the now somewhat haunting "Stronger Than Me" is performed live by 4 of the 7 Genius Collective members; Kezia Johnson (Vocals), Bonez (Keys), Tee Pett (Guitar), Vice (Percussion) (The additional GC members are - Alto Smith (Sax), Ste Sheldon (Guitar) & pincher (Drums)." - Genius Collective
Directed by Jaspal Kandola for Dilated Films, here's the video for an acoustic cover of the late great Amy Winehouse's "Stronger Than Me" from emerging Birmingham-based Soul/Funk/Hip-Hop band Genius Collective, hope you like it! If you do like it, get your download on below...

Keep Tabs on Genius Collective: Facebook // Twitter // Youtube


iRemix... Body Language - You Can (Star Slinger Remix)

UK beatsmith Star Slinger let go of this lush remix of NY-based Pop/Dance outfit Body Language's lead single titled "You Can" off of their 2010 Social Studies EP. Check it out below, why don't you?


iNaija... Olamide + Wizkid - Omo To Shan (Video)

BIG TUNE STILL!!! Official video for the Wizkid-featured "Omo To Shan" directed by DJ Tee from Olamide off of his debut album titled Rapsodi, check it out UP top!


iVideo... NNEKA - My Home

Nigeria Alternative singer/songwriter Nneka unveils the official video - shot in Lagos, Nigeria - for her first single "My Home" off of her forthcoming third studio album titled Soul Is Heavy. Check it out UP top...


iVideo... Emeli Sandé - Heaven (Later with Jools Holland)

British singer and songwriter Emeli Sandé performs her UK Top 5 debut single "Heaven" - off of her forthcoming debut album Our Version of Events - live for Jools Holland on Later with Jools Holland. Check it out UP top!

Keep Tabs on Emeli Sande: Facebook // Twitter // Website


iEvent... More Music Less Noise @ Adam Street Members' Club w/ AKS + Nadine Charles + MORE (Saturday, September 24)

UK-based independent label Less Is More Music present their very first live music showcase - More Music Less Noise - this Saturday (September 24) at the exclusive Adam Street Members' Club at the heart of Central London with amazing live performances from four of the finest emerging UK artists and performers around - AKS, Nadine Charles, J the Ex and Greg Dwight. This event is to be hosted by Performance Poet Alim Kamara with DJ Darkchild spinning all the very best music at the After Party and DJ Devastate spinning a very exclusive tribute to the late great J Dilla... BE THERE!

Read on for more details...

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

iVideo... Associated Minds + EatGood Records - The Highball

Off of their collaborative EP titled The Highball, Associated Minds and EatGood Records unveil the official video for the Metabeats-produced titled track "The Highball" which features Sonnyjim, Mudmowth, Taharka, Ralph Rip Shit, Kosyne, Ruffstylz, P.L.O., Metabeats, Redbeard and Willo Wispa, check it out UP top!


IVideo... Musiq Soulchild - Yes

"Musiq Soulchild recently announced his new role as an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Circle of Promise, a movement designed to further engage black women around the globe in the fight against breast cancer. Take a few minutes to check out Musiq's new video "Yes", which features breast cancer survivors from the metro Atlanta area. The video was directed by Juwan Lee." - Atlantic Record
#TheAnswerIsYES #SupportBreastCancerAwareness


iPoetry... G.R.E.Ed.S - Someone Like You (Adele Cover)

Easily one of the stand out Poetry pieces from London-based Spoken Word artist G.R.E.Ed.S latest mixtape Sampler 5, "Someone Like You" sees G.R.E.Ed.S take on Adele's smash hit of the same name to heart-wrenching effect... So much so heart wrenching that the Spoken Word artist and Performance Poet cannot bring himself to finish the piece - cutting the track off after a little over a minute and 30 seconds. Please listen below to the painful and reminiscent words over what is a befitting backdrop that is now almost certainly synonymous with "Lost Love".

Download: G.R.E.Ed.S - Someone Like You (Adele Cover)

Download: G.R.E.Ed.S - Sampler 5 (Mixtape)


Monday, 19 September 2011

iSingle... Waylayers - Hear No Lies (OUT NOW)

We brought you the official video from London-based trio Waylayers for their latest single "Hear No Lies" a few months ago and NOW you can get the amazing single from iTunes (below) as it's officially been released today (September 19) in the UK!


iRANT... Ray J Talks Reckless on Fabolous (on The Breakfast Club x Power 105.1)

Earlier this morning, R&B crooner, reality TV star and Brandy's little brother Ray J called up to The Breakfast Club earlier today to give his version of what happened with Fabolous over the weekend at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas! Listen below to the UNCENSORED audio of Ray J talking reckless to Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha god all kinds of crazy talk on Fabolous including saying he didn't get touched by either Fabolous or his people + how he let Fabolous borrow his Lamborghini for a video shoot + how he will get his "homies that like niggas" to rape Fabolous + how he will get Fabolous to call in to the show to apologise amongst other craziness!!!


Spotted at Rap Radar

iMusic... Daughter - Love

Here is the official first single titled "Love" off of the forthcoming 4-track EP from Daughter (Elena Tonra) titled The Wild Youth which will be released on November 21! You will remember Elena from our review of her Demo EP at the top of the year and her equally brilliant His Young Heart EP from a few months ago

Download: Daughter - Love


iVideo... Majek Fashek - Jah Revelation

If this is the only piece of music I post this week, I'll be happy trust me! It is the brand new single and accompanying video from legendary Nigerian Reggae artist and musician Majek Fashek titled "Jah Revelation", check it out UP top!

Just to put it in context of who the great Majek Fashek is - his debut album, 1989's Prisoner of Conscience is one of the best records to come out of Africa period + he appeared on The Late Night Show with David Letterman in June 1992 (before any of these Nigerian wannabe "Global" artists could even dream of it and they are still dreaming of it 19 years on) + he was signed to Interscope Records in 1990 and released the classic album Spirit of Love in 1991 under that imprint + who could forget songs such as "So Long", "Send Down The Rain", "Religion is Politics" and "African Unity" amongst others - A TRUE LEGEND regardless of the drug and alcohol problems that dogged his career for years...


Friday, 16 September 2011

iVideo... Terra + Marvin Live - Have I Told You

Here's the brand new Jay Cee-directed visuals for emerging UK rapper Terra's latest record titled "Have I Told You" which features Marvin Live and is produced by Inspector Morze. This is really good and it works - from the dope sampling from Morze to Terra and Marvin's sharp and witty "sweet boy" verses to the well-shot accompanying visuals - check it out UP top!

Keep Tabs on Terra + Marvin Live...


iVideo... Frank Ocean - Swim Good

Finally the Nabil Elderkin-directed visuals for Frank Ocean's "Swim Good" have arrived and I'm literally about to press play on this but I thought I'd share first! "Swim Good" is taken from Ocean's Nostalgia, ULTRA album which you can check out HERE (if you've been living under a rock for all of 2011)


Thursday, 15 September 2011

iVideo... Wretch 32 - Don't Go (Off Guard at Bestival 2011)

You already know that I love this "Don't Go" song by Wretch 32 SO any version/rendition of this song that I find will always be shared with you... Hope you like it!

Shouts to Kola Bello on the keyboards and shouts to Right Guard's Off Guard Gigs


iVideo... Maverick Sabre - I Need (Off Guard at Bestival 2011)

Right Guard's Off Guard Gigs catches up with British singer/songwriter Maverick Sabre at the just concluded Bestival 2011 festival at the Isle of Wight for a quick catch up and an acoustic rendition of his forthcoming single "I Need", check it out UP top!


iVideo... Active Child + How To Dress Well - Playing House

We introduced you to Active Child a few weeks ago HERE on the recommendation of our friend and A&R consultant, Lawrence Gichigi. While we shared a couple of his songs with you - "You're All I See" and "Hanging On", we did mention this sublime collaboration with Tom Krell's How To Dress Well titled "Playing House" which was the debut single off of Active Child's debut You Are All I See album (out now). Now some lush Isaac Ravishankara-directed visuals to accompany "Playing House" are upon us, check it out UP top!

Like my homie, Tosin over at Alt-Urban tastemakers Pinboard Blog would say - #soemoshswag


iVideo... IKES - Tailormade

Fast-rising UK rapper IKES unleashes the brand new visuals for his Maleek Berry-produced song titled "Tailormade" taken from his 2010 mixtape The Intermission. Check out the sleek Sheridan De Myers-directed video UP top!

Check out our feature/review of Ikes' The Intermission mixtape right HERE


iVideo... Kyan Kuatois - Clouds (The Bunker Sessions)

Here goes this amazingly beautiful acoustic performance - shot back in July - from British singer/songwriter Kyan Kuatois of his original song titled "Cloud". You will remember Kuatois from Sky One's talent competition from last year - Must Be The Music and possibly from The Cordless Show before that. His debut album Conversations is out right now on iTunes

Word has it that Kyan Kuatois will be appearing on Pizza Express' The Big Audition which is hosted/judged by Jamie Cullum.

Keep Tabs on Kyan Kuatois: Facebook // Twitter // Website


iNaija... Yole + Oyinkansola - Relax

Some brand new Hip-Hop music coming your way from Nigeria courtesy of emerging 22-year old rapper Yole. This one is called "Relax" and it features Nigerian singer and songwriter Oyinkansola on glorious form on the chorus, check it out below and if you like what you hear then hit the download button underneath...


Wednesday, 14 September 2011

iRemix... GROUPLOVE - Colours (Xaphoon Jones MEGA EDIT)

Chiddy Bang's Xaphoon Jones remixed Indie Rock band Grouplove's breakthrough single "Colours" a few  ago and now he has released this monstrous edit/bootleg of his own remix of Grouplove's "Colours"... Confusing? Well Not really! JUST listen below to this MEGA EDIT - or as I like to call it, remix of a remix - and zone out!

Grouplove's debut album Never Trust A Happy Song is OUT now on iTunes


Monday, 12 September 2011

iNaija... L.O.S + Shank - Magic (Music Video)

The music editor over at 360 Nobs just sent me this music video to check out from this new Nigerian R&B/Pop boy band called L.O.S (Loud on Sound) of their debut single "Magic" which features Shank. Check out the Lanre Tyson-directed visuals UP top... Catchy tune from the fellas and they seem to be having a right ball with the video - oh to be young again I tell ya!


iSingle... DEVolution - Good Love (OUT TODAY)

A good six/seven months after Mistajam premiered this "JAM HOT" record over on BBC Radio, it's release date is finally here - TODAY! Ex-Artful Dodger, Peter Devereux together with Tom Devos are DEVolution and "Good Love" is their MASSIVE single which is OUT now on iTunes via One More Tune/Warner Bros. Records along with three awesome remixes from Dodge & Foski, Anthems Not Bangers (listen below) and Rude Kid.

DEVolution - "Good Love (Anthems Not Bangers Remix)"

Purchase: DEVolution - Good Love (iTunes)


Sunday, 11 September 2011

iVideo... Maverick Sabre - I Need

I don't know why I only just saw this on the television a few hours ago - when do we ever first see music videos on the television nowadays - BUT here's the official video for British singer/songwriter Maverick Sabre's latest single "I Need" from his forthcoming debut album titled Lonely Are The Brave which is now due out on January 31, 2012. Check it OUT up top!


iMusic... Drake + Rick Ross - Free Spirit

Waking up to the second of three free songs Drake dropped last night. This one is another Noah "40" Shebib-production and it features the one they call Rickay Rozay - check out "Free Spirit" below...

#PS the third song Drake dropped last night is the Lex Luger-produced "Round of Applause" remix with Waka Flocka. You can check that out HERE because I doubt that I'm gonna post it!


Saturday, 10 September 2011

iMusic... Drake - Club Paradise

The first of three brand NEW songs to be dropped tonight from the one they call Drake. This one is called "Club Paradise" and it's produced by Noah "40" Shebib, check it out below...


iVideo... DELE - FEEL IT

Emerging British R&B singer and songwriter Dele - who we heard from earlier in the year with the sultry "F U Right" - goes a different route for his new single titled "Feel It". Taken from his forthcoming mixtape Portraits Of Me, "Feel It" is a feel-good dance track that works - even though it follows the similar and safe formula for much of all UK chart music. Check out the Luke Biggins-directed visuals UP top!

Keep Tabs on Dele: Facebook // Twitter


iMusic... Thai Matic - Apollo

New music from emerging UK rapper Thai Matic titled "Apollo" produced by Wundah. This one is off of Thai Matic's forthcoming mixtape titled Fin, check it out below...


Friday, 9 September 2011

iVideo... Katy B - Broken Record (Nokia N8 Summer Sessions)

The tenth in Nokia's Nokia N8 Summer Sessions series sees the ever so beautiful British singer/songwriter Katy B (aka my wifey) perform a lush rendition of the third single "Broken Record" off of her Mercury Prize-nominated debut album titled On A Mission - the performance was filmed entirely on the Nokia N8


Thursday, 8 September 2011

iRemix... Ghostpoet - Liiines (OLUGBENGA - METRONOMY - ARES EDIT)

"Metronomy toured with Ghostpoet back in April this year and we really seemed to hit it off. We both got shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize and at last night’s Awards ceremony I got a chance to catch up with him. I was reminded of this little edit from the end of my JAND mix for Drownedinsound. "Life is too short to store up grudges / Life is too long to make no plans" - Easily my favourite lyric by anyone this year. Stops me in my tracks every time I hear it sung. The drum break on this edit is taken from a Bloc Party tune… You might hear a bit of Kele screaming in the back there too." - Olugbenga (Metronomy)



iRemix... Ghostpoet - Liiines (Error Operator Straight Edge Remix)

"Thought I would fire something new your way, I know it's only been 6 days since The Weeknd RWK (which has done amazingly btw, thanks) but Ghostpoet did not win the Mercury Prize last night and so I thought I would release this remix to perk everyone up." - Error Operator


iVideo... Bei Maejor - It's On U

Grammy Award-nominated rapper/singer, songwriter and producer Bei Maejor unleashes the official video for "It's On U" - the latest single off of his forthcoming maejorMaejor mixtape due out on Sept 12.


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

iRemix... Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Atlas Hands (Kashii Remix)

Just bumped in to this SWEET remix of Benjamin Francis Leftwich's latest single "Atlas Hand" courtesy of Kashii over at The House of Coxhead, check it out below...

Leftwich's "Atlas Hands" single EP release - which also includes this lush Mike Skinner remix we brought to you early in July - is out NOW and you can get your copy HERE! We also just published a feature review of Leftwich's debut album Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm which you can peruse HERE!


iVideo... Azekel - New-Ish (1Take.TV Studio Sessions)

"Nigerian born (East London raised) alternative/urban pop artist Azekel joins us in the 1Take studio for a performance of "New-Ish". New-Ish is the debut single from upcoming EP BassFashionFaithPassion. Filmed & edited by Jonah James & Beatrice Black with sound production by Elliot Bradley. David on acoustic bass guitar." - I.Take.TV
1Take.TV link up with fast-rising Alternative Pop/Soul singer, songwriter, musician and producer Azekel who performs an acoustic rendition of his huge single "New-Ish" for the latest episode of 1Take.TV's Studio Sessions series, check it out UP top as per usual!

Keep Tabs on Azekel: Facebook // Twitter // Website


iVideo... Goapele - Play

JUST DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK! "Play", Goapele's latest single off of her forthcoming Break of Dawn album is out NOW on iTunes so go get your copyBreak of Dawn - Goapele's fourth studio album which we've been waiting on for SIX years now - is scheduled to be released later in October of this year!


Tuesday, 6 September 2011

iVideo... Sneakbo - The Wave

This ONE is definitely gonna light up the clubs for the Autumn/Winter! Out on iTunes on October 16!


iEVENT... ONE MIC 2ND ANNIVERSARY @ Queen Of Hoxton w/ KOF + KAY YOUNG + SID & SIGALA + MORE (Sunday, September 18)

"ONE MIC has been bringing you the very best of UK underground and emerging music for TWO years straight and is now PROUD to be celebrating it's 2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY with you on Sunday, September 18 right in the heart of Shoreditch - the ever buzzing Queen of Hoxton! We've put together a stellar line-up of only the best and most promising emerging UK artists to showcase to you on this momentous occasion. Check them out below..." - Press Release
Performing LIVE at our One Mic 2nd Anniversary Special are Liverpool-based rapper,singer and songwriter - KOF - who is receiving massive support and co-signs from the likes of Mistajam, Zane LoweDJ Target and Huw Stephens + London-based female producer and rapper - KAY YOUNG - who has caught the attention of tastemaker blogs like SoulCulture and Bama Love Soul already so far this year + Pop/Soul duo - Sid & Sigala - who after the release of their amazing single "My Boots (Version 2.0)" received  a huge co-sign from influential UK Alt-Urban blog Pinboard Blog + one of the UK's best kept secrets, Blues/Soul singer, songwriter and musician - Michael J Bluesmith

In addition to all of the above, returning to the One Mic stage are two of the event's favorite performers - UK R&B trio, Rough Copy and Soul singer/songwriter and leader of The BB Architects, Giovanna Jayne. Fast-rising UK Spoken Word artist G.R.E.Ed.S also joins in on the proceedings as he is our special guest co-host alongside our resident host, Carol Ohemaa... This is simply one NOT to be MISSED!

Read on for more details...

Monday, 5 September 2011

iMusic... Bon Iver - Beth/Rest (Solo Piano Version)

Justin Vernon/Bon Iver's self-titled sophomore album is a great record - one of the best of 2011 so far - but one song off of the album that a lot of Bon Iver fans and critics alike give rather too much stick (in my opinion) is the album's closer "Beth/Rest". "For good reason", some might say - it sounds nothing like the rest of the album and it feels out of place plus it's a Lionel Richie/Bruce Hornsby-type 80's Adult Contemporary/Soft Rock record aka "Cheesy" and that's certainly not what we know and love Justin Vernon for - not that I mind by the way, I actually like "Beth/Rest" for a number of reasons. 

Anyway Bon Iver was recently on NPR's World Cafe and Vernon gave a brilliant performance of "Beth/Rest" - a more stripped down acoustic Piano rendition of "Beth/Rest" that is not only AWESOME but should please any stubborn critics of the original album cut, listen BELOW...


iMusic... Toro Y Moi - All Alone (Free Download)

"All Alone" is the amazing second single to be released from Chillwave god Toro Y Moi's forthcoming EP titled Freaking Out which is due to be released on September 13. After his sublime cover of Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle's "Saturday Love" for the EP's first single, you can be sure "All Alone" is all kinds of GOODNESS in that same vein of Electro-Pop/Disco/Synth sounds, check it out below!


iVideo... Benny Benassi + Gary Go - Cinema (SB.TV Live Performance)

Benny Benassi and Gary Go give a brilliant live performance of their smash hit "Cinema" exclusively for SB.TV. Check it OUT up top and if you wanna check out the original visuals, click HERE!


iVideo... Yasmin x Last.FM x HPRocks x South West Four 2011

As part of their HPRocks campaign with HP, the good folks at Last.FM catch up with London-based DJ/Singer/Songwriter Yasmin at the recent South West Four festival. Check out the video UP top to hear Yasmin talk about her favorite album of all time (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill), fears of making "cheesy music" and what new music to listen to (Ed Sheeran).




iVideo... Bluey Robinson - Coming Back

Fast-rising UK Pop/Soul man Bluey Robinson unleashes the official video for his forthcoming single "Coming Back" which is to be released in October. Check out the video UP top!

Mr. Robinson has SO got NEXT!


iVideo... Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River + Like I Love You (Live In NYC)

SO as you may or may not know, Justin Timberlake aka Mr. J.T performed a FREE concert to a crowd of about 500 people in New York City's Irving Plaza last week Thursday (September 1) alongside his new artist FreeSol to celebrate the release of his 901 Silver Tequila brand. I personally just bumped into the footage of him performing these two songs (footage of "What Goes Around" was floating around over the weekend) and I thought to share... Hope you like and if you've already seen them, then why not check em out AGAIN! "Cry Me A River" up top and "Like I Love You" after the JUMP...

iEVENT... PMOI LIVE @ C.A.M.P w/ DEGO + Tanya Auclair + Eric Lau (Thursday, September 15)

"PUT ME ON IT are proud to present the first in a special series of live events at the C.A.M.P. in Shoreditch on Thursday 15th September 2011. We're launching with a very rare and special live show from Dego (4Hero/ 2000 Black) performing his recently released album "A Wha' Him Deh Pon?" with a live band, featuring London's finest musical talent. 
Supporting will be Tanya Auclair, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist performing her original brand of experimental pop much lauded by the likes of Gilles Peterson. Eric Lau, our resident DJ, will be holding it down with an original selection of goodness until 1am. 
To top it all off the inspirational Sri McKinnon will be launching her new exhibition "Mindscapes" (upstairs), Mrs Mck's Pudding Club from Relay Tea Room will be selling the most delicious selection of cakes and treats you've ever seen, and United 80 will have a musical pop up shop!" - Put Me On It
Do I even need to say any more after that? I seriously doubt it! It's DEGO + Tanya Auclair + Eric Lau for crying out loud, you already know it's gonna be HUGE! £5 advance tickets are on sale NOW so just click HERE!!!

For more information on PMOI Live: Facebook // Website


iNaija... Pope + Shaydee - Let Me (Video)

Fast-rising Nigerian rapper Pope Da Hitman links up with emerging Nigerian R&B crooner Shaydee for the fourth single off of Pope's forthcoming debut album - the Spellz-produced "Let Me". Check out the Toka McBaror-directed official video for "Let Me" UP top...


Saturday, 3 September 2011

iVideo... Marcus Foster - I Was Broken

Here is the BRAND NEW official video as premiered on MSN Music, for Marcus Foster's upcoming single titled "I Was Broken" - made famous by Twilight's Robert Patterson - which is scheduled to be released on September 19. The video features a special guest cameo appearance from the beautiful Kristen Stewart (Twilight) so you know it's worth a view or ten... Check it out UP top and pre-order the amazing single right now from iTunes (below).

"I Was Broken" is taken from Marcus’ debut album, Nameless Path which out on September 26 via Polydor UK.

Pre-Order: Marcus Foster - I Was Broken (iTunes UK)


iVideo... Freedom or Death - Inside

"INSIDE is a song about dealing with the inner struggle of being yourself. We were pretty shaken when we heard of the teen suicides in the US around the bullying they were experiencing for being LGBT. (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender). INSIDE was a song where we tried to put ourselves in their shoes - what these teens must have felt, what were they dealing with, what was the internal struggle they fought?…we drew on the racism we both experienced growing up being minorities - the hate that I had (Fernandez) toward myself for being South Asian and not fitting into life in suburban Hamilton/Stoney Creek." - Fernandez
Toronto-based Alterntive duo Freedom or Death - who after having toured Europe over the Summer are about to begin their Canadian tour - recently unleashed the amazingly done visuals for their song titled "Inside"

Read our feature review of Freedom or Death's latest EP EGO - off of which "Inside" is taken from - HERE and if you like the vibe, which you should, then click the LINK for some FREE music from the duo!!!


Friday, 2 September 2011

iVideo... Rotimi + Mickey Factz - Hello

Emerging US R&B singer, songwriter and actor Rotimi links up with NYC rapper/producer Mickey Factz on the Berman Fenelus-directed visuals for his brand new single "Hello" off of his forthcoming mixtape While You Wait. Check it out UP top...


Thursday, 1 September 2011

iVideo... Delilah - GO

The very beautiful and amazing UK alternative singer/songwriter Paloma Ayana aka Delilah who is signed to Atlantic Records unleashes the brand new video for her breakout single titled "GO" which shows love to Chaka Khan and is produced by Balistiq Beats. We love this woman and we cannot wait to hear more from her by way of a reported upcoming EP but in the meantime, you can check out her Soundcloud page for some more Delilah goodness!!!

A definite BBC Sound of 2012 contender and YES you heard it here first!

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