Thursday, 30 June 2011

iMusic... Daley - Game Over


Here's that GOOD GOOD from emerging UK singer/songwriter Daley titled "Game Over" - the first single off of his forthcoming debut mixtape titled Those Who Wait. Enjoy!!!


If you don't yet know about the amazingness that is Daley, then click HERE or HERE and get hip with us...

#IfYouDontAlreadyKnowItsGameOver

iMusic... Black Rob - Celebration


Check out some brand NEW music from veteran Hip-Hop artist Black Rob titled "Celebration" - this is the first single off of his forthcoming third studio album Game Tested, Streets Approved



Black's new album Game Tested, Streets Approved on Duck Down Music drops on July 26 but in the meantime you can pre-order it HERE


#Peace.Love.BlackRob

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

iMusic... Hologram Heart Parade - Dirty Heart

"Hologram Heart Parade formed at the turn of 2011. Combining Tom Tom Club's playful vigour and Grace Jones' brooding menace. The two-woman, three-man band led by Glasgow born singer and songwriter Pauline Johnston recall pop's soulful side while tipping their hat to Sparks, Roxy Music, Prince and the The Pointer Sisters. The promo release of "DIRTY HEART" bristles with glamour and a laid-back disco heartbeat that compels you to dance the pain away. It is available as a free download now."
This is that GOOD GOOD music - excellent Pop music filled with great vocals, lush synths, groovy guitar licks and well funky drum patterns that take you right back to the 80's - courtesy of emerging Manchester quintet Hologram Heart Parade led by singer/songwriter Pauline Johnston... A sure winner, this!



#Peace.Love.HologramHeartParade

iVideo... GIVERS - Up Up Up


After getting it's world premiere on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show back in May, we now have the official video for debut single "Up Up Up" from emerging US-based Avant Pop outfit Givers as premiered yesterday (June 27) on MTV!

Lafayette, Louisiana quintet Givers make their UK performance debut next week across three London venues between July 5 and July 8 ahead of the release of "Up Up Up" which is due out shortly after on July 18 (Glassnote/Island) off of their debut album In Light out NOW in the US and scheduled for an autumn release out here.

#Peace.Love.Givers

iThrowback... TOR Cesay + Lowkey - Still Strivin' (2006)


Throwback record from veteran UK feMCee Tor Cesay featuring fellow UK heavyweight Lowkey with Dorothy Nakawombe on vocals titled "Still Strivin". Just bumped into this one again as a re-up on Tor's soundcloud page so I thought I'd share the goodness...



Damn these artists have put in the work and actually come such a long way, they deserve all the respect in my eyes!

Keep Tabs on Tor: Myspace // Twitter

#StillStrivin'

iMusic... Machinedrum - YNY (Alarma 12")


"YNY" is one of the B-Sides to Travis Stewart aka Machinedrum's recently released 4-track Alarma 12" release on Scottish-based record label LuckyMe and it is absolutely divine! Listen below...



#Peace.Love.Alarma

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

iCYPHER... YJ x Manic x Starz x Chockz (The Come Up Cypher)


Emerging London emcees (in order of appearance) YJ, Manic, Starz and Chockz take turns in spitting hot 16s for the first episode of The Come Up Cypher...

Keep Tabs on YJ // Manic // Starz // Chockz

#Peace.Love.TheComeUpCypher

iConcert... P'SQUARE + Wizkid + Ice Prince x Afrobeat Festival x Hammersmith Apollo - London x August 28, 2011

"Award winning Afro Pop sensations P Square, WizKid, Ice Prince and many more will take to the stage to bring an electrifying event never before seen in the UK. A fusion of Music and comedy, the show will be hosted by Choice FM's DJ Abrantee and also feature the best of UK and African comedians Basket Mouth, Elenu and internet comedic sensation Don’t Jealous Me." - Press Release
UK-based event promoters Cokobar - in association with Choice FM, Phoenix Media, Smade and HiTV - brings to you the Afrobeat Festival at legendary London venue HMV Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday, August 28 (Bank Holiday) featuring some of the finest African music superstars - P-Square, Ice Prince and man of the moment Wizkid! Hit the jump for more details and ticket information...

iVideo... DRAKE - MARVINS ROOM


Brand new visuals for Drake's "Marvins Room"... Take Care due out in the Fall.

#IAmJustSayingThatYouCouldDoBetter

Saturday, 25 June 2011

iMusic... Founds - Hologram


Australian Indie-Pop band Founds have recently released their debut single "Hologram" which is the lead single off of their forthcoming debut EP Holograms and it's pretty much picking up where "Gypsy Horse" left off earlier last year. On the new record, the band continue to show the beautiful eclecticism, intrigue and compelling lyrics and music that they captured us on "Gypsy Horse". Check out the new record below!



#Peace.Love.Hologram

iMusic... El Flaco - Mind Move (Produced by SugarKiNG)


Brand new music from London-based Nigerian eMCee El-Flaco titled "Mind Move" produced by SugarKiNG. I love the smooth production and sampling on this record and Flaco's vocal cadence, flow and lyrics make for a compelling listen. Check it out below...


#HeavenSendDeadPresidentsMyWay

Thursday, 23 June 2011

iShowcase... RE:DEFINITION 2011 @ Hackney Empire w/ KANO + Ghetts + Donae'o + RoxXXan + More (Thursday, July 7 2011)

"Year after year RE:Definition successfully aims to tell the tale of an area that lies at the crossroads where old values meet new ideals. Last summer’s presentation was a genre-blurring live concept album which brought together some of the biggest names in urban music, as part of the CREATE10. This year, we have teamed up with the Barbican and CREATE11 to present you with a collective of musicians, emcees, vocalists, actors and dancers on Thursday July 7th at The Hackney Empire. Put simply, our mission is to ‘refix, remix and refresh’ urban music." - Urban Development
RE:Definition - the conceptual showcase designed to redefine urban music as we know it - is back for 2011. This year, Urban Development have teamed up with Barbican and Create 11 to bring to you an amazing array of urban artists from headline act Kano to Grime veteran Ghetts to MOBO Award-nominee Donae'o to Talay Riley to RoxXxan to Mikill Pane and many more to celebrate urban culture in grand style on Thursday, July 7 at London's Hackney Empire. This is ONE not to be missed... Hit the JUMP for more details >>

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

iFilm... CONAN THE BARBARIAN (Red Band Movie Trailer)


A brand new Conan the Barbarian (3D) remake - starring Jason Momoa and Rachel Nichols - is OUT on August 19 and while nothing can and will beat the original Conan movies in my books, I'll be willing to check this out, possibly on DVD but we'll have to see... I just bumped into this new and exclusive red band trailer for the film over at Get The Big Picture

#Peace.Love.ConanTheBarbarian

Monday, 20 June 2011

iMusic... MEN - Simultaneously (Lesands Remix)


This REMIX is a 100% WINNING!!! Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective MEN - with LA-based Pop band Lesands at the helm of this remix - bring us some good old 80's styled Pop/Funk/Disco to brighten up our week! Listen below and automatically begin your weekend a good few days early!


It's also definitely worth checking out the original version HERE although the song's video is kinda weird I have to say. The single is off of their debut album Talk About Body which is out now and (the single) will be released in the UK on July 18 with the band playing at The Lovebox Festival on July 17th!

#Peace.Love.Simultaneously

iVideo... BIGZ + CHIPMUNK + SAS + G FRSH + SINCERE + SMILER - I Just Want The Paper (Remix)


G Frsh & Sincere have my favourite verses right now!

#IJustWantThePaper

iMusic... Shadows on Stars - Now You're Mine


Brian Dekker aka DEKK from Portland, Oregon is a BEAST! We first heard his production on Beautiful Music with Luck-One back in 2009 on a Soulful Hip-Hop vibe, then we heard a totally different side to his craft on How Did This Happen? as one half of Moxie Black on an Electro/Alternative Hip-Hop vibe and NOW as one half of Shadows on Stars? Well let me just let you listen!


What you just heard is the brand new single from Shadows on Stars titled "Now You're Mine" and I am liking this one right now! It's got that whole Summer vibe feel going on and it's a really good Pop tune. It's crazy and exciting to me how a producer can go from this to this to this and do them all so WELL! Hat's off Mr. Dekker!

Keep Tabs on Shadows on Stars: Facebook // Twitter // Website

#Peace.Love.ShadowsOnStars

iVideo... Waylayers - Hear No Lies



Waylayers are a band from East London. They make Atmospheric Pop Music. I like it. You will too.

"Hear No Lies" is the band's forthcoming debut single and will be released on August 1st

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

#Peace.Love.AtmosphericPop

iLIVE... BIG BOI (OUTKAST) @ HEAVEN x This Thursday (June 23, 2011)


Sir Luscious Left Foot himself and one-half of OUTKAST, arguably the greatest Hip-Hop duo we've ever seen - Big Boi will be playing a one-off rare live set in London this Thursday at Heaven! With support from fast-rising R&B/Pop starlet - Yasmin and DJ Emily Rawson on deck duties, BIG BOI brings his energetic and vibrant solo live set as well as his excellent lyricism and inventive sound to Heaven for this rare live London gig and will be performing songs from his critically acclaimed solo debut album Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty as well as smash hits from his detailed back catalogue as one half of OUTKAST!

We've got special limited concession £10 tickets (they're going for £22.50 otherwise) just for YOU so follow the LINK and get your hands on them before they are all gone! Purchase your concession £10 tickets to see Big Boi performing live at Heaven this Thursday HERE!!!

Doors open at 6.30pm and BIG BOI will be on stage at exactly 8.30PM! Hit the jump for more details...

iCompetition... MS. DYNAMITE x Rock The Belles x June 24, 2011 x WIN VIP Queue Jump Tickets


Legendary female UK Grime/Hip-Hop artist Ms. Dynamite is returning this Summer with "Neva Soft", her first solo single in FIVE years, after a string of monster collaborations this year already with the likes of Katy B, Magnetic Man and DJ Zinc and the three time MOBO Award winner and two time BRIT Award winner will be taking to the Rock The Belles stage this Friday at Shoreditch's East Village for her much anticipated live performance at Rock The Belles - a night which has already been featured in The Guardian's Guide in May and Time Out's Critic Choice twice.

DO we have a treat for ONE lucky winner OR DO we have a treat for ONE lucky winner???

Here's what it is! ONE lucky winner can and will WIN TWO VIP QUEUE JUMP TICKETS to go see Ms. Dynamite LIVE at Rock The Belles this Friday. All you have to do is SIMPLE, write on the wall of our Facebook Page OR send US (@wepluggoodmusic) a tweet telling US why you want to see Ms. Dynamite this Friday at Rock The Belles and our favourite answer wins!

To reiterate, Our favourite answer wins TWO VIP QUEUE JUMP TICKETS to see Ms. Dynamite perform live this Friday at Rock The Belles at Shoreditch's East Village!!!

Hit the jump for full details about the show...

Friday, 17 June 2011

iVideo... Dionne Reid - Angel


On what would have been Tupac Shakur's 40th birthday (June 16), emerging British singer/songwriter Dionne Reid releases the extremely powerful, compelling and heart-wrenching visuals to relay her song titled "Angel" which samples the original acoustic version of popular Tupac and Nas collaboration "Thugz Mansion". You really need to watch this one!

This record "Angel" is in memory of all the loved ones that we have lost and especially in Ms. Reid's case, in memory of her late Grandmother. It is SUCH a beautiful song accompanied by an equally compelling visual treatment courtesy of Sebastian Thiel of Upshot TV and I cannot stop watching it. Grab a FREE download of the MP3 below while you're here!


Keep Tabs on Dionne Reid: Facebook // Twitter // Website

#Peace.Love.Angel

Thursday, 16 June 2011

iRefix... Sammy - Motivation (Kelly Rowland + Lil Wayne Refix)


Emerging Nigerian R&B singer and songwriter Sammy which we featured here at the start of the year comes with this neat little refix track and adds his own spin to the US Smash hit "Motivation" by Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne. Check it out below and if you're feeling Sammy's refix of the already colossal song, then get your download on right underneath...


I particular think Sammy's adlibs under Kelly's original bridge and hook are quite well done and it gives his refix a really nice touch plus he's got a very decent voice... As I said up top, download right below if you're feeling this one!


#Peace.Love.Motivation

iDownload... G.R.E.Ed.s - There She Goes (BBC 1Xtra 100% Homegrown)


Last weekend (June 11), "There She Goes" from British spoken word artist and performance poet G.R.E.Ed.s was the BBC 1Xtra 100% Homegrown Track of the Week and has been made available for FREE download on the BBC 1Xtra Podcast page for the next few days so you all need to click the link underneath and download the massive track from the one they call G.R.E.Ed.s!

#PS listen to an alternative version of "There She Goes", this one was originally from G.R.E.Ed.s 2009 debut album Volume in Silence and features French vocalist DunNdee...




#Peace.Love.EmergingMusic

iMusic... Ramona - New York City + New York City (Linus Remix)


Listen below to the forthcoming single from emerging Brighton-based band Ramona titled "New York City" which will be released on August 1 via Columbia Records... This is such an amazing record and Karen Anne (pictured above) on vocals is nothing short of exquisite!!!


The band are offering up a rather lush remix of their single (done by Linus) for FREE download and you can pick that up below right after listening to DJ Linus switch up the levels and turn the "New York City" single on it's head...



Keep Tabs on Ramona: Facebook // Tumblr

#Peace.Love.NewYorkCity

iListen... Untold Songs: Volume One (Curated By Belle)

"Untold Songs: Volume One is a groundbreaking compilation of songs by female artists brought together from all across the globe. The compilation is being released in collaboration with Amnesty International and She Said 2 Much to raise awareness and money for Amnesty International's "Stop Violence Against Women" campaign. London-based singer, Belle, is the brains behind the project and has grafted to assemble an amazing array of songs from a selection of immense talents from the far corners of the globe. Proceeds from the sale of this release will go straight to Amnesty International." - Jus Like Music
Twenty three original songs from twenty three amazing female artists from all around the world including VULA, Tanya Auclair, Baby Sol, Sabira Jade, Heidi Vogel, Yarah Bravo and our very own Zayna Daze just to name a few! This epic project was released at the start of the week (June 13) via Jus Like Music Records and was put together and curated by London-based singer/songwriter and all-round SUPER woman BELLE plus what is more is this mamoth release is all for a GREAT cause (Amnesty International)! Listen below and if you feel that you need this in your life (which you will) then purchase the compilation right underneath...



Purchase: Untold Songs: Volume One

#Peace.Love.UntoldSongs

iVideo... Juan Zelada - Breakfast in Spitalfields


Here's the official video for UK-based Spanish singer/songwriter Juan Zelada's brand new and very beautiful single titled "Breakfast in Spitafields" which is scheduled for release on July 4 via Insomnia Music Records. 


You can get a FREE MP3 of the acoustic version of this song from Juan's Facebook page so go HERE now 

Keep Tabs on Juan Zelada: Facebook // Twitter // Website

#Peace.Love.BreakfastInSpitafields

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

iMixtape... JoLeon Davenue - The New Mantra (Free Download)


Emerging UK emcee/vocalist JoLeon Davenue recently (June 7) released his latest project - The New Mantra mixtape... Led by lead single "Drum It Out", the 7-track mixtape features collaborations with some of London's finest emerging artists - Shakka, Marvin Ambrosius and Chantelle Nandi - while borrowing production and musical backdrops from the likes of Machinedrum and Full Crate amongst others to create a thoroughly captivating and enjoyable listen... Check it out below!


In related news, JoLeon Davenue will be playing at YoYo at the Notting Hill Arts Club tomorrow evening (Thursday, June 16) at 9pm! The £3 guestlist is still wide open so email info@joleon.co.uk to get on Mr. Davenue's guestlist! For more details and info on tomorrow's YoYo event, please click HERE!


Keep Tabs on JoLeon Davenue: Facebook // Twitter // Website

#Peace.Love.Vibes

iConcert... D'BANJ + Mo-Hits + Tiwa Savage x Koko Koncert x Hammersmith Apollo - London x August 29, 2011


Recent signee to Kanye West's G.O.O.D Music label (according to reports), Nigerian Pop star and MOBO Award-winner D'Banj along with his Mo-Hits crew - Don Jazzy, Wande Coal, D'Prince, Dr. Sid and more - will be hitting London's Hammersmith Apollo this August (nicely on the Carnival Bank Holiday weekend) for the third series of their annual UK Koko Koncert! Hit the jump for more details and ticket information...

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

iCompetition... RYAN LESLIE x The Sunday Show x June 19, 2011 x WIN Tickets


Popular weekly entertainment show The Sunday Show will be celebrating their THIRD birthday this Sunday at SOUND in London's Leicester Square and they have none other than US R&B singer, songwriter, producer and all around star RYAN LESLIE headlining this special birthday show and as if that wasn't enough to pique your interest, Mr. Leslie will be supported at this week's The Sunday Show by some of the UK's finest emerging stars - the likes of Talay Riley, Loick Essien, Angel and Cherri V!

AND YES, we do have FREE tickets to give away BUT we only have TWO tickets to give away so there can only be ONE winner and that winner will have the pleasure of getting on down to Sound at Leicester Square this Sunday to catch RYAN LESLIE headlining The Sunday Show!

The competition is really easy! ALL you have to do is send US (@wepluggoodmusic) a tweet completing the below and our favourite answer wins the TWO tickets to see Ryan Leslie this Sunday at The Sunday Show!
"I want to go see Ryan Leslie @SundayShowTV because..."
REMEMBER if you do NOT tweet at US (@wepluggoodmusic), we cannot see your tweet and we cannot pick you as a winner! GOOD LUCK everyone!

#PS hit the jump for more details about the show this Sunday...

iLive... SADE x The O2 Arena x May 31, 2011 (Review)


What a NIGHT! What a Concert! What a Performance! What a Woman! What a Band! Where do I even begin because Sade at the O2 Arena was/is easily one of my favourite concert experiences in a long while and to think that Ms. Sade Adu and her band had not performed in her home country in near on twenty years (since 1993), you had to wonder why it's taken so long for them to come and do what they did at the O2 Arena last Tuesday (May 31) - they were simply PHENOMENAL and I bet we would have no qualms at all paying to see that set countless times between 1993 and now BUT alas I digress a bit...

When the good people at Superbreak (I'll tell you about them shortly) reached out to us with tickets to go see Sade at the O2 Arena and even though we had important exams in a few days, it was really and truly a NO brainer and can I just add that the decision was well WORTH it!

Monday, 13 June 2011

iVideo... RoxXxan + L + Benny Banks - Tear


New music video for latest single "Tear" from Polydor recording artist RoxXXan featuring emerging London-based rapper Benny Banks and singer/songwriter L! I'm feeling this one so definitely check it out...

When I first got into (emerging) music blogging and live music events in 2009, Birmingham-born Grime femcee RoxXxan and British/Nigerian singer and songwriter L were two of the first few artists I had the privilege of hearing (we even did a mini-feature on L back in May of that year) and it's just great to see how these two have evolved so much in that space of time! RoxXxan is still fierce on the mic and the style and image evolution is great! #PS if you follow me on Twitter, then you already know I'm a huge fan of Benny Banks!!!

#Peace.Love.UKMusic

iCover... Ed Sheeran - Traktor (Wretch 32 Cover x BBC Radio 1Xtra Live Lounge)


Pure genius from the kid from Suffolk! Ed Sheeran completely owns this cover of Wretch 32's smash hit "Traktor". Absolutely amazing stuff as Mr. Sheeran recently appeared on BBC Radio 1Xtra's Live Lounge to perform "The A Team" and the above cover for Trevor Nelson and by God, he smacks it!

Ed Sheeran's major release debut single "The A Team" is out now! Purchase it NOW here!!!

#Peace.Love.EdSheeran

Saturday, 11 June 2011

iMusic... Frequently Asked Questions - Pied Piper


I'm quite feeling this here record titled "Pied Piper" from emerging Manchester-based Soul/Funk band Frequently Asked Questions... Check it out below and lemme know what you think!



In related news, Frequently Asked Questions have been nominated in the Funk/Soul/Blues category at this year's The People's Music Awards (TPMA) which is to be held in London's The Scala on Saturday, June 18! For more information on the award ceremony, click HERE!

#Peace.Love.EmergingMusic

Friday, 10 June 2011

iVideo... LV + Message to Bears + Zaki Ibrahim - Explode


2nd Drop Records gets London-based production trio LV together with Oxford ambient folk band Message to Bears and South African soul singer Zaki Ibrahim to much glorious effect. Enjoy the video above!

For our review of LV's latest album in collaboration with Joshua Idehen, click HERE!

#Peace.Love.GoodMusic

Thursday, 9 June 2011

iRemix... The Cataracs + Dev - Top Of The World (Benzi & eSenTRik Remix)


For the first leak from the DJ Benzi-presented Motivation 4 mixtape dropping later this month, DJ Benzi and eSenTRik remix the Cataracs & Dev smash record "Top Of The World" into a Summer Club JAM! Listen and download below...


iMusic... The Trouble With Templeton - Bleeders + I Wrote A Novel


Australian singer/songwriter Thomas Calder aka The Trouble With Templeton blesses us with his debut singles "Bleeders" and "I Wrote A Novel" which are both off of his forthcoming debut album titled Bleeders set for release later this year. Check them out below and pick them up on a "name your price" basis (if you're skint or worse - cheap - then just enter $0)...







#Peace.Love.GoodMusicFromAustralia

iVideo... Lana Del Rey - Video Games



YOU MUST WAIT FOR THIS WOMAN TO BEGIN SINGING! And to think this almost got lost somewhere in my inbox! I love this record!!! Lana Del Rey everyone and she makes "Hollywood Sad Core" music, check her out on Facebook please!

#HeavenIsAPlaceOnEarthWithYou

iMusic... Mafia Lights - Spiriting


Here's "Spiriting", the third track and my personal favorite off of the recently released 5-track EP from emerging Surrey-based 3-piece band Mafia Lights simply titled The EP. Listen below and download it for free underneath!


Beautiful Dreamy Post-Punk Pop music for the absolute WIN!


You can listen and purchase the rest of the album - which I might add is packaged very interestingly - HERE and if you remotely like "Spiriting" then you will absolutely love "Future Haunting" off of The EP so definitely check it out!

#InYourHeardYouAreJustTalkingToYourSelf

iTrailer... The Inbetweeners


Ben Palmer - who directed season two of the sitcom - better come with his A-game on this movie and I'm not evne playing. Can I just add that giving us only three seasons of this epic sitcom was a travesty in itself and in other news, Two Pints of Lager is in it's what? Ninth season? DPMO!

Spotted at Mad News

#YouBetterBringYourWellies

iVideo... Ed Sheeran - The A Team (The Sun Biz Sessions)


Can I just say how much I love this song???

The A-Team is OUT on Monday so please make sure we all support the record and purchase it!!!


#WeDontWannaGoOutsideTonight

iMusic... Drake - Marvins Room


Drizzy Drake FTW!!! Produced by Noah "40" Shebib! Listen below...



Off of Take Care dropping October 24th!

Spotted at Soul Culture

#JustSayingThatYouCouldDoBetter

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

iRemix... Wiz Khalifa - Roll Up (Kid Konnect Remix)


US-based producer Kid Konnect comes through with his refix of Wiz Khalifa's smash hit "Roll Up". Just WAIT for that first drop because this refix WINS plus those drum patterns are next level! Check it out right below and pick up your free download underneath...



#Peace.Love.RollUp

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

iCANDY... KELLY ROWLAND x Wonderland Magazine x June 2011


The goddess and QUEEN that is Ms. Kelendria Rowland graces the pages of London's Wonderland Magazine and really and truly, there are NO words so I'll just let you take in the Amazingness and Beauty that is... Apparently these are the outtakes!


The outtakes? I'm gonna have to actually BUY this magazine just because of this woman who will also be a judge on the UK X-Factor this year! Lemme know why and how I am going to miss one episode of the show? It is NOT even happening!!! You NEED to check out the rest of the pictures after the JUMP!

iMusic... Beyonce + Andre 3000 - Party (Produced by Kanye West & Consequence)


Just waking up to this one and I can't even complain! Brand NEW Beyonce featuring Three Stacks with production from Kanye West & Consequence off of the 4 album which is scheduled to drop on June 28. Listen below...


Very throwback 90's R&B and it works right?

#WeLikeToParty

iEVENT... Untold Songs Launch @ Rich Mix London w/ Heidi Vogel + Tanya Auclair + Yarah Bravo + MORE (Saturday, June 11)


OK before I even begin to talk about this event, I should try to at the very least put it into context for you. This UNMISSABLE event is to launch Untold Songs: Volume One - the 23-track compilation record of songs by female artists from all around the world put together by emerging UK-based Soul Singer Belle and released via Jus Like Music Records in collaboration with Amnesty International in a bid to raise awareness and money for the "Stop Violence Against Women" campaign (majority of the proceeds of the sales of the compilation will be going directly to Amnesty International and this campaign)... 

The compilation record will be released on Monday, June 13 2011 and to celebrate the release of this colossal and painstakingly put-together 23-track opus, we will ALL be heading up to Rich Mix this Saturday (June 11) at 7pm to not only support this great cause BUT also to witness some very amazing performances from the likes of Heidi Vogel, Tanya Auclair, Stac and Yarah Bravo as well as some of our very talented friends - Zayna Daze, Belinda Zhawi - plus some female UK artists we are huge fans of - Sarina Leah, Kersha Bailey - and of course the superwoman that is Belle with DJ support from our very own DJ Su-Prize along side Lucy Pink and you know that's not even the half of it right?

Check the Facebook Event page or peruse the flyer above for the full line-up of performers on the evening plus more details and listen below to a little album sampler of some songs off of Untold Songs: Volume One


Book your FIVE POUND tickets for the event from the Rich Mix website right HERE!!!


#Peace.Love.UntoldSongs

iMusic... KOF - Looking At Me


Certainly NOT what I was expecting to hear from emerging UK emcee/singer-songwriter KOF when Yaw (One Hundred Global) shot me over the soundcloud link a second ago BUT I'm loving the mellow vibes on this one so it get's a straight post! Those guitar riffs courtesy of one Phil Dyer are absolutely WINNING! Check it out below and of course it's a FREE download so grab that on your way out...



#YouGotYourEyesOnMeAndISeeThatYouLikeTheView

iMusic... Joleon D'Avenue - Drum It Out


UK-based emcee Joleon D'Avenue unleashed this brand NEW record a few days ago! Sampling Machine Drum's 'Let It Go' and filled with pure vibes, 'Drum it Out' sounds and feels like a MASSIVE tune so definitely check it out below and download it for free underneath... 


D'Avenue's New Mantra mixtape is scheduled for release later today (June 7) and once/if that drops, we'll share it with you too!

Download: Joleon D'Avenue - Drum It Out

#Peace.Love.DrumItOut

Sunday, 5 June 2011

iDownload... Kelow + Irie Li - To The Heart


If you ever caught more than a couple of our radio shows in 2010 on Melody One then you will have heard us play this record quite a few times. It's by Southern Maryland femcee Kelow and it features Irie Li and it BANGS and it's off of Kelow's long overdue and highly anticipated (on our ends at least) Colored Pencils project!!! It's a DOPE record (DOPE AF) and what's even better is it's NOW available for FREE download so yeah listen below and get your download on underneath...



Keep Tabs on Kelow: Facebook // Twitter

#DontLetABrokenHeartBeOurMascot

iVideo... The Stow - Give A Damn


The Stow don't really give a damn on their brand new video for the first track off of their latest The Covers EP titled 'Give A Damn' and it is that GOOD GOOD video, absolutely love this! #PS if like me, you are yet to peruse their new EP then head on over to their website right NOW to check out the 4-track EP which is a follow-up to their 2010 debut EP Just Another Band...

#FuckWhatTheOthersSay

iDubstep... Notorious B.I.G. - Gimme The Loot (Superginger Dubstep Remix)

 
Saw this over at Confusion's blog about a month ago but I was on blogging sabbatical at the time so I couldn't share it BUT GODDAMN! This Dubstep remix is SO friggin hard, it hurts!!! Check it below BUT not with no cheap ass headphones or your computer speakers either!

 

iVideo... Sam Khan - Back To My Old Ways


UK-based Asian emcee Sam Khan takes it back to his old ways on this new one!

Purchase/Download: Sam Khan - Back To My Old Ways

#BackToMyOldWays

iMusic... Wiley - Straight Outta London (Free Download)

 
I actually LIKE this new one from Wiley although the hook kinda gets tired after the second go round or am I just being anal on this fine Sunday afternoon? Listen & Download below....


Download: Wiley - Straight Outta London

**Where's the hashtag on this desktop?**

iVideo... Dave Patten - Think! (+ Free Download)


Off of Philly singer/songwriter Dave Patten's latest album Exposure comes the brand new visuals for one of the stand-out tracks of the album, the track titled 'Think'. Check it out up top and you can pick up the 14-track Exposure album on iTunes or in exchange for an email address via Dave's website! You gotta at least do one of those right? Yes you SO should!

Keep Tabs on David Patten: Facebook // Twitter // Website

#JustThink

iVideo... Get People - Away (+ Free Download)


Here's the excellent video for the absolutely divine lead single off of fast-rising London trio Get People's forthcoming Rain Tears EP titled 'Away'. #PS I'm absolutely loving this one and you can too so don't forget to get your free download of the song below...


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iMusic... Baby Monster - Mr. Success


The self-titled debut album from LA-based Electro-Pop duo Baby Monster is scheduled for release on June 27 and the duo will be giving away a brand NEW song for FREE every week leading up to the album release... This one - 'Mr. Success' is the free track from last week and third so far in the series, listen below and get your free download on!



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