Friday, 29 July 2011

iMusic... Bridget Kelly - Thinking About Forever

So as the story goes, Frank Ocean wrote this song for Roc Nation's very own Bridget Kelly and that Frank Ocean song that had the interwebs going mental the other day was only just a reference track. Anyway, listen below to "Thinking About Forever" as we were supposed to hear it - by Bridget Kelly (written by Frank Ocean)

Truth be told, she does her thing exceptionally well on this record but I think the Frank Ocean version still shades it by a bit although Ms. Kelly is starting to do it for me on this record, what do you reckon? Listen to Frank Ocean HERE!


iNaija... Beazy + Dr. Frabz - Over N Over (Video + FREE Download)

Fast-rising Nigerian Hip-Hop artist Beazy comes through with the visual treatment for his official second single "Over N Over" which features artist/producer Dokta Frabz and is produced by Shank. You might remember the record from last year November when it was premiered as part of Beazy's #BeazyMusicMondays on week 14, well check out the Clarence Peters-directed video for "Over N Over"up top.

Talking about #BeazyMusicMondays, it's now at week 48!


Thursday, 28 July 2011

iMusic... Frank Ocean - Thinking About You

If you're only just waking up then you're about to find out that today, the interwebs are going ape over this brand new (or previously unreleased) record from fast-rising LA-based singer/songwriter Frank Ocean titled "Thinking About You". Check it out below, it's actually an amazing record from the Odd Future crooner.

Spotted at SoulCulture


Wednesday, 27 July 2011

iVideo... Savvy - Adapt or Die

UK producer/artist Savvy is gearing up to release his forthcoming mixtape Play To Win Vol. 3 on his indie label Saving Grace Music but before that, he shares with us the brand new video for "Adapt or Die" which is off of the forthcoming mixtape. Check out the dope visuals up top!


iMusic... Discopolis - Lofty Ambitions + Bears Kill Kids

Emerging Scottish 3-piece alternative band Discopolis are to release their debut single "Lofty Ambitions" on August 15 via Eli and Oz Records and as you will hear in a bit, this record is all kinds of glorious - lush syths, dreamy pop vocals, amazing guitar licks and thumping drum kicks. This is what it's all about - QUALITY EMERGING MUSIC - and as for the ethereal B-side "Bears Kill Kids", well I'll just let you enjoy it underneath!

Discopolis - Lofty Ambitions

Discopolis - Bears Kill Kids

While you're here, you can download the superb remix of "Lofty Ambitions" by One Dollar Dave & Megadamandaman right NOW, just click HERE!

Remember "Lofty Ambitions" is out on August 15!


iMusic... The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - The Body (Video) + Tomorrow Dies Today

Just released on Monday (July 25), "The Body" is the absolutely brilliant new single from NYC Indie-pop outfit The Pains of Being Pure at Heart off of their latest album titled Belong (Slumberland/Play It Again Sam). Check out the lush nostalgic visuals up top. To be a kid again, I tell ya!

As an added bonus, you can listen below to a brand new (or previously unreleased) track from the NYC band titled "Tomorrow Dies Today" which was leaked unto the internet earlier in the month...


iVideo... Kellee Maize - Mad Human (Mad Men Remake)

We love Kellee Maize at WPGM. Check out our review of the Pittsburgh feMCee's sophomore album Aligned Archetype HERE! One thing I like about Kellee is she's always working and putting out stellar material - just like this one titled "Mad Human". Check out the visuals up top and get your download on below.

Her new album Integration is out in the Autumn so definitely look out for that!

Keep Tabs on Kellee Maize: Facebook // Twitter // Website


iVideo... Joan As Police Woman - Chemmie

"'Chemmie' describes “the undeniable chemistry that soars past logic” existing between lovers - a sultry, carnal lyric wrapped up in the form of ‘60s Philly soul." - Joan Wasser (JAPW)
"Chemmie" is the forthcoming single - due out on August 1 - from Indie-rock singer/songwriter and musician Joan Wasser aka Joan As Police Woman off of her latest and third studio album The Deep Field which is out NOW! Check out the visual treatment directed by Ben Reed up top.


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

iVideo... Random Impulse - Still They Sing

Emerging Alt-rock artist/producer/musician Jovel Walker aka Random Impulse returns with the official video for his "anthemic" buzz single "Still They Sing" filled with several gig and festival footage of Random with his band and several cameo appearances from the likes of Professor Green, Wretch 32, Ed Sheeran and Yasmin amongst others. Check it out up top!


iVideo... Steelo1 + Sneakbo + English Frank + DVS - City On Lock

Here's the new video from emerging UK R&B singer Steelo1 for his forthcoming single titled "City on Lock" which features fast-rising UK eMCees Sneakbo, English Frank and DVS due out on August 14. The Elmino-directed video - with cameos from UK veterans Kele Le Roc and Nolay - seems to be trying to do too much for the lack of better words but I like English Frank and DVS and Sneakbo does his thing too so do check it out up top.
"So much pain, I find it hard to make a party track" - DVS

iVideo... Oh Minnows - Everyday

Here's the beautifully crafted video for "Everyday" by Chris Steele-Nicholson's new band Oh Minnows off of his debut solo album titled For Shadows which is out now via Young and Lost Club. Directed by Ivan Ogilvie and Anna Martin, "Everyday" is the third visual treatment to be taken from the For Shadows album after "Another Volunteer" and the BBC 6 Music favorite "You'll Never Know Us".

Purchase Oh Minnow's debut album For Shadow HERE (iTunes)


iVideo... Vondelpark - TV

Here's the latest video from fast-rising experimental UK production trio Vondelpark for "TV" which is the second single and opening track off of their recently released sophomore EP NYC Stuff and NYC Bags out now via R&S Records. The hazy video was directed by Ciaran Wood who also directed this lush video too.


iMusic... Mary at Midnight - Run With Me + Run With Me (Talvin Singh Remix)

Emerging British singer/songwriter Kiran Hungin aka Mary at Midnight has been receiving some support and airplay from BBC Radio 1's Nihal with her forthcoming debut single "Run With Me'. The hauntingly beautiful and cinematic record which is due out on August 1 will include two rather sublime remixes - one from Mercury Award winner Talvin Singh and the other from Steve Boyle as well as a brilliant lo-fi acoustic rendition that is 100% amazing and worth checking out HERE. Listen below to the original record and Talvin's remix and don't forget to pick up the single when it drops on August 1.

"Run With Me":

"Run With Me (Talvin Singh Remix)":

Keep Tabs on Mary at Midnight: Facebook // Twitter


iMusic... Alex Winston - Velvet Elvis

We love Alex Winston. If you didn't already realize this, click HERE! "Velvet Elvis" is her forthcoming second single which is scheduled for release on September 5 alongside another the B-side "Fire Ant". We'll let Ms. Winston tell you about this record and you can have a listen underneath...
"'Velvet Elvis’ examines the notion of objectum sexuality: where people have fallen in love with objects(!), often humanizing them – here’s a snippet of the lyrics – “Ma said I ain’t right / Clutching on you all night / But you’re my, you’re my guy / Elvis”…”.When I feel your velvet / I can’t help it / You don’t breathe / So you can’t leave me”."

Very different subject matter for a song but trust Alex Winston to think, write and create outside the box. She did give us '"Sister Wife" after all. I like this one too!

Spotted at Confusion's House


Monday, 25 July 2011

iMusic... Tiwa Savage - Leave Slow (Prod. by Oak)

Some new goodness from the one they call Tiwa Savage titled "Leave Slow". Now I don't mind what Ms. Savage is doing going down the "Naija Music" route, "Kele Kele Love" is actually my JAM but this right here? This right here is that HOT SAUCE. Listen and download below...

Photo courtesy of The Fancy Hub


Saturday, 23 July 2011

iRemix... Washed Out - Eyes Be Closed (Star Slinger Remix)

Because NO words are even remotely enough for this, just listen below to Star Slinger's lush remix of Washed Out's already incredible single "Eyes Be Closed"

Star Slinger is a BEAST! A BEAST I TELL YOU! This remix is OUT now on 12". Buy it HERE!


iVideo... Jodie Marie - Single Black Canvas

Emerging Welsh singer/songwriter and the latest signee to the relaunched Verve Music under the Universal Music UK umbrella - Jodie Marie recently released (July 18) her debut single "Single Black Canvas" off of her forthcoming debut album and we absolutely LOVE it! We absolutely LOVE her and you should check out the official video above and while you're here, check out an incredible acoustic rendition of "Single Black Canvas" by the ever glorious Ms. Marie as well.

Keep Tabs on Jodie Marie: Facebook // Twitter // Youtube


iVideo... Mads Langer - Riding Elevators

After having conquered the European charts, London-based Danish Singer/Songwriter Mads Langer is set to release his critically acclaimed album Behold in the UK on October 4 via Sony Music. "Riding Elevators" is the beautifully-crafted second single off of the album (soon to be released). Check the visuals up top!

Keep Tabs on Mad Langer: Facebook // Twitter // Website


Friday, 22 July 2011

iMusic... Benjamin Francis Leftwich - Atlas Hands (Mike Skinner Remix)

BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe premiered this one as his "Hottest Record in the World" on Tuesday (July 19). It's the Mike Skinner remix of fast-rising 21-year old singer/songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich's forthcoming single "Atlas Hands" off of his debut album Last Snow Before The Snowstorm. The single is out on September 4, listen to the stellar remix below...


Thursday, 21 July 2011

iCompetition... ChildLine x SB.TV x Final Verse 2011 w/ Devlin

The UK’s free 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people who need to talk - ChildLine has linked up with influential UK media platform SB.TV and popular Hip-Hop artist Devlin to offer one lucky young and aspiring artist the opportunity to feature on a record titled "Teardrops" with Devlin and appear in the official music video alongside Devlin. Check out the video above for more details about this opportunity and how to enter the competition.

Hurry though because the competition closes on July 24 so that gives you THREE days. To enter the competition, click HERE now!

For further details on the opportunity, please click HERE


iMusic... GUBA - You & Me

Officially released TODAY (July 21) is the first single from Malaysian acoustic artist/musician and latest signee to Laguna Music, Gabriel Robert aka GUBA titled "You & Me". It's a beautiful record and you should check it out below...

Purchase: GUBA - You & Me (Bandcamp)

#PS It's only $0.50! You can support some GOOD music today with only 50 cents so why don't you?

Keep Tabs on GUBA: Facebook // Twitter


iFilm... The Amazing Spider-Man (Official Trailer)

I thought we already had a Spider-Man movie??? Three parts of it if I remember correctly BUT that hasn't stopped Columbia Pictures from rebooting the franchise and starting all over again from the very beginning. Apparently, because film director Sam Raimi - who directed the first three films - couldn't meet their release date deadline for a fourth Spider-Man film. The new film directed by Marc Webb (whose directorial debut and only film was a comedy/drama (500) Days of Summer) and starring Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker - The Amazing Spider-Man will be released in the Summer of 2012 (July 3, 2012)

How many different times can the same story be told??? It's a nice trailer though for what it's worth.

iMusic... Jay-Z + Kanye West + Otis Redding - OTIS

Watch The Throne is OUT on August 2! No other information is NECESSARY!


Wednesday, 20 July 2011

iCompetition... GLOBALGATHERING 2011 w/ Tinie Tempah + Chase & Status + Professor Green + Pendulum + More x July 29 + 30 (WIN Tickets)

The GLOBALGATHERING 2011 festival - the biggest electronic music festival of the year - takes place in little over a week on the 29th and 30th of July and it is shaping up to be a really MASSIVE festival weekend for all you music lovers! The line-up is looking  pretty AMAZING if you ask me - how do I even begin? On the main stage, Globalgathering 2011 has got none other than the man of the moment Tinie Tempah along with Drum & Bass legends Pendulum, British rapper Professor Green, uber-producer Labrinth and fast-rising singer/DJ Yasmin amongst many handling proceedings over the two-day festival happening in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon.

BUT that's NOT even the half of it, on Friday (July 29), the RINSE arena will play host to some amazing performances from the likes of Skream & Benga, the entire Boy Better Know crew, Ms. Dynamite, Newham Generals and P-Money while on Saturday (July 30), the Metropolis arena will have Dubstep pioneers Chase & Status performing live as well as Nero, Maverick Sabre and Tempa T amongst many. Add that to the fact that the likes of Benny Benassi, SBTRKT, Annie Mac are also performing and playing at this festival, missing this is 100% out of the question. Hit the JUMP for your chance to win TWO tickets to be at the Globalgathering 2011 Festival to catch all of this and more go down!

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

iShowcase... Muzaholic w/ Shakka + Rachel Kerr + More (Friday, July 29 2011)

"The Muzaholic Showcase is a platform dedicated for UK’s Finest Unsigned Talent to showcase themselves in front of a diverse & supportive crowd as well as people within the Music & Media Industry! This month we have Poetry from Mosaique, Dance from Tolu & Dani plus performances from Rachel Kerr, Elephant 12, j*e*s*p*a & Shakka! Muzaholic have put a different twist to their showcase this month as they will also have “Live Karaoke!” That’s Karaoke with a band!!! Join in the Summer fun!" - Muzaholic
Get to know about Shakka and Rachel Kerr as well as Elephant 12, Mosaique and j*e*s*p*a who make up the rest of the artist line-up on the night and then, hit the JUMP for more details about the showcase

Sunday, 17 July 2011

iTelevision... Sounds of Afrobeats x HiTV (Sky Channel 204) x 9PM, Tonight (July 17)

"Sounds of Afrobeats is an entertainment show that chronicles the journey of Afrobeats genre and African Pop Culture with interviews, exclusive access and behind the scenes footage of some of Africa’s biggest and emerging acts. The eight part series showcases the best of African Entertainment with music, comedy, interviews and exclusive footage from around the world." - Phoenix Media
This is pretty interesting, I've gotta say. As a prelude to the Afrobeat Festival taking place next month (August 28), event organizers - Cokobar have put together this eight-part TV series titled Sounds of Afrobeats with the first episode airing tonight at 9pm on HiTV (Sky Channel 204). It should be an interesting watch so definitely lock in for it...

Right now, you can catch a 30-minute BONUS episode - hosted by Nigerian comedian Basketmouth and shot during Afrobeat sensation Wizkid's recent album launch party in Lagos, Nigeria - HERE


Saturday, 16 July 2011

iMusic... Kahli Abdu + Kid Konnect - Killin'

NEW music from Nigerian eMCee Kahli Abdu and uber-talented producer Kid Konnect off of their forthcoming collaborative EP titled Bandits which is due out in the fall.


Friday, 15 July 2011

iMusic... Columbia Nights - Stormy Weather (Little Dragon Cover)

"Drawing from soul, hip-hop, R&B, electronica, and jazz, Columbia Nights hopes to add to the conversation by offering a fresh take on a timeless tradition. Co-producers and former bandmates John E Daise and Hayling Price made their rounds in Philadelphia playing the city's trademark blend of neo-soul, and vocalist Sarai Abdul-Malik met the pair midway through her studies at Howard University's jazz department. Joined by a love of vinyl, laughter and Thai iced tea, the Washington D.C. based trio creates a unique sound rooted in balance; their sounds represent a synthesis of the analog and the digital, the bright and the dark, the warm and the wintry." - Columbia Nights
 John E. Daise, Hayling Price and Sarai Abdul-Malik are Columbia Nights - an Electro-Soul duo looking to "change the conversation". Listen below to their first attempt at this, a really beautiful cover of Little Dragon's "Stormy Weather" off of Little Dragon's debut album...

Download: Columbia Nights - Stormy Weather

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iMusic... Blink 182 - Up All Night

BRAND NEW SINGLE FROM BLINK 182 AFTER WHAT? SIX YEARS!!! “Up All Night” was recently premiered on KROQ so clap for em! Listen below...

It sounds good albeit disjointed at times BUT it's just great to hear the boys back together and I really like this!


iMusic... Wale + J. Cole - Bad Girls Club

Brand NEW single from Mr. Folarin titled "Bad Girls Club" featuring and produced by Roc Nation's J. Cole. This one is off of his forthcoming sophomore album AMBITION due out in the fall.

"I'm just tryna get you comfortable & it's amazing what some liquor and a blunt'll do" -Wale

iMusic... Phil Ade + Mac Miller - Incense

Brand NEW music from fast-rising DMV Hip-Hop star Phil Ade titled "Incense". This one features fellow fast-riser - Pittsburgh emcee Mac Miller - and is off of Phil Ade's forthcoming debut album A Different World due out on July 19. Listen + download below

Download: Phil Ade + Mac Miller - Incense

Spotted at 2DB


Thursday, 14 July 2011

iVideo... Nneka - Soul Is Heavy

Here's the lead single and video for Nneka's forthcoming LP of the same name titled "Soul Is Heavy" upon which she speaks profoundly about the politics, lies and cheating still rife in Nigeria in 2011. You really need to watch this and let it sink in!

Spotted at Amelia's House


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

iThrowback... The Notorious B.I.G - Big Poppa (Live on The Jon Stewart Show: 1995)

As the story goes, Jon Stewart (of the now popular The Daily Show) had a talk show on MTV and syndicate television from 1993 to 1995 called The Jon Stewart Show which was subsequently cancelled because of competition with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman. Well the good folks at ThaaRapBasement recently unearthed this rare footage of the late GREAT Notorious B.I.G looking exceptionally fly in a three-piece - alongside Puff Daddy and Lil Cease - performing the smash hit "Big Poppa" backed by a full live band on the show back in 1995... iLOVE this!

Spotted at Miss Info (Props to ThaaRapBasement)


iMusic... Ebisan - Love Story

Sultry smooth new single from British-born Nigerian singer and songwriter EBISAN titled "Love Story" which sees the fast-rising starlet singing both in English and Yoruba languages over a keyboard-led musical backdrop. Check it out below and of course if you're feeling it, download before you leave the building...

Keep Tabs on Ebisan: Facebook // Twitter


Monday, 11 July 2011

iVideo... Wretch 32 + Josh Kumra - Don't Go

Wretch 32's third official single, "Don't Go" is OUT on August 14 via Ministry of Sound!


iVideo... Lucy Rose - Middle Of The Bed

Not one for lazy comparisons BUT if you like Daughter, you will like Lucy Rose!!! Ms. Rose is a great emerging folk and acoustic singer/songwriter from the UK and "Middle Of The Bed" is her forthcoming debut single which is out on August 8. Please stay tuned for it...

I'm currently marinating myself in some of her back catalogue and I gotta tell you - her music is amazing. I reckon you should check her out! Start at her website where you can download two songs for FREE

Keep Tabs on Lucy Rose: Facebook // Twitter // Website


Sunday, 10 July 2011

iMusic... Colbie Caillat + Common - Favorite Song

Grammy Award-winning American Pop sensation and guitarist Colbie Caillat calls upon legendary eMCee and new signee to Warner Bros. Music, Common to bless one of the album cuts on her forthcoming third studio album All Of You which is due out on Tuesday. Listen to "Favorite Song" below...


Saturday, 9 July 2011

iMusic... Pusha T + Tyler, The Creator - Trouble On My Mind (Produced by The Neptunes)

Here's the first single off of that Fear of God Part 2: Let Us Pray record due out on August 23. Both eMCees come hard on the verses - that 3rd verse is especially dope - and this Neptunes-produced beat knocks BUT the hook is rather shit! Listen below and download right underneath...

Spotted at SC via Red Bull USA


Friday, 8 July 2011

iVideo... Young the Giant - Cough Syrup

California-based alternative rock band Young the Giant recently unveiled the video - first premiered on MTV - for their latest single "Cough Syrup" which is scheduled for release on August 22 via Roadrunner Records. The band's self-titled debut album sees it's physical UK release on August 29 after being released digitally on May 2! Check out their performance on the legendary Jools Holland HERE back when they were over here in May...

Catch the band at either or both of the Reading and Leeds festivals on August 27 and 28 respectively.

Keep Tabs on Young the Giant: Facebook // Twitter // Website


iVideo... Beyoncé - Best Thing I Never Had

BEYONCE for the absolute WIN!

4 is out now so get it HERE!


Thursday, 7 July 2011

iMusic... JaVonte - The One

One of the few good gems I tend to find in my inbox every now and again - this one is courtesy of emerging LA-based singer/songwriter JaVonte with production coming courtesy of Phonix. The song is titled "The One", check it out below and if you're feeling it, use the download link underneath...


iVideo... Chiddy Bang - I Can't Stop (Freestyle)

The good dudes, Chiddy Bang recently liberated the brand new visuals for their "I Can't Stop" freestyle taken off of their latest mixtape Peanut Butter and Swelly. Enjoy... & if you're wondering what record Xaphoon flips for this one, it's by Flux Pavillion and yes you definitely know it!

Spotted at Confusion's Crib


iVideo... EBOI - Immigrant

"We live in a time where right wing extremist winds are sweeping across Europe and segregation is at an all time high in many parts of the continent. "Immigrants" unveils everyday life in the predominantly immigrant inhabited areas mostly affected." - Eboi
New video from Swedish Hip-Hop artist Eboi for the track titled "Immigrant" which you should definitely check out. I especially invite you to listen carefully to the lyrics...


iVideo... Ed Sheeran - Small Bump (Acoustic)

This is yet another beautiful acoustic rendition from the one they call Ed Sheeran and the visuals are really something (we first saw the same visuals along with a rendition of smash hit "The A Team" here)! One of the artists of 2011 for sure blesses us with a track titled "Small Bump" which is off of his forthcoming major label debut solo album titled + due for release on September 12!

Pre-order Ed Sheeran's + on iTunes // iTunes Deluxe // Amazon

Keep Tabs on Ed Sheeran: Facebook // Twitter


iMusic... Chris Brown - Look At Me Now (Kid Konnect Afro-Juju x Fuji Remake)

"From the creative quarters of FL based producer Kid Konnect comes an afro-Juju/ Fuji re-make of the popular song “Look At Me Now” originally created by Chris Brown, Ft. Busta Rhymes and Lil’ Wayne. In this version put together by Kid Konnect, he cleverly infuses strong Afro-Juju/ Fuji elements into the song, instantly transforming it into a breathtaking masterpiece that appeals far wider than its originally intended audience." - Press Release
This is that HOT SAUCE from the one they call Kid Konnect! Just listen and download below...


Tuesday, 5 July 2011

iAcoustic... Wretch 32 + Josh Kumra - Don't Go (SB.TV A64)

Wretch 32's third major label single "Don't Go" featuring Josh Kumra is out on August 14 BUT not before the Wretchroboy drops a sweet Acoustic 64 rendition for SB.TV in none other than the legendary Guy Chambers studios! *Ahhhhh Yeaahhhh*

#You AreTheOnlyThingINeedToGetBy

iVideo... Lykke Li - Sadness Is A Blessing (Live on the Moon)

I LOVE THIS SONG and these visuals are just divine!

Check out the equally impressive Gold Panda remix HERE!


Monday, 4 July 2011

iVideo... T H E S L O W D O W N - Sex

Emerging and rather elusive Manchester-based band T H E S L O W D  O W N - formerly known as B I G S L E E P - returns with some brand new music titled "Sex" and a really dope accompanying video to go with it! This is that GOOD GOOD Alt-rock/Indie-Pop music that I love with impressively compelling lyrics plus the visuals are really lush!

The Sex EP coming real soon (we just don't know when)

#PS when this gets on your TV screens, make sure to remember that you saw it hear first!


iRemix... Metronomy - The Bay (The 2 Bears Remix)

This remix by The 2 Bears is absolutely WINNING! I implore you to listen below... It is a MUST that you listen below!!!

London-based duo, The 2 Bears are Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard and they make incredible dance music - House, Disco, et al! Check out their latest EP titled Bear Hug right HERE!

"The Bay" is off of Metronomy's latest album The English Riviera which is out NOW!

Keep Tabs on The 2 Bears: Facebook // Twitter // Website


iMusic... Trae Tha Truth + Wiz Khalifa + Big Boi + Wale + Lupe Fiasco + MDMA - I'm On

Veteran Texan eMCee Trae Tha Truth comes through with this POWER posse cut titled "I'm On" which features Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Big Boi, Lupe Fiasco and MDMA, listen below and lemme know who you think took this... Street Kings - Trae's sixth studio album - is out on July 12!


iPoetry... Hollie McNish - Language Learning

The exact moment - three years ago when I first heard this piece - is when I truly fell in love with poetry and spoken word. Thank you Ms. McNish!

Keep Tabs on Hollie McNish: Bandcamp


iPoetry... Marion Smallwood - Units Of Distance

"It's just that forgetting about you is like trying to hold my right hand with my right hand without making a fist" - Marion Smallwood
I posted a poem by Marion yesterday so I was reluctant to share this BUT I find myself going back to it every time I'm on my laptop and I think you should hear it too...

Keep Tabs on Marion Smallwood: Twitter // Tumblr


iPoetry... Jasmine Mans - Dear Ex-Lover

This moved me! I can't stop playing it over and over and over again!

Jasmine Mans is a 20-year old poet, a member of The Striver's Row and "is very serious when I say I am going to change the world."

Keep Tabs on Jasmine Mans: Twitter // Tumblr // Youtube


Sunday, 3 July 2011

iPoetry... Miles Hodges - From Head To Toe

Keep Tabs on Miles Hodges: Twitter // Tumblr


iPoetry... Natalie Fiawoo - Apparently

One of the most compelling poets I've had the privilege of seeing live.

According to Natalie Fiawoo, "spoken word is my passion, my expression... me" and "writing is my outlet, my sanity, my soul... the essence of all that I am."

Keep Tabs on Natalie Fiawoo: Blog // Twitter


iPoetry... Lauren Yates + Marion Smallwood - Old Enough

Lauren Yates and Marion Smallwood are both part of The Excelano Project - University of Pennsylvania's Spoken Word group.

Lauren Yates writes because, "it lets me lie. Words don’t have to be true to be real."

Marion Smallwood writes because, "I like to pretend."

Keep Tabs on Lauren Yates (Tumblr) and Marion Smallwood (Tumblr)


Saturday, 2 July 2011

iRanking... Wikio's Top UK Music Blogs x July 2011

The good people at Wikio got in touch with us to share a early preview of their Top UK Music Blogs ranking for the month of July which goes live on July 5. Music Rooms and Soul Culture continue to dominate the rankings for the top UK Music blogs holding down the number ONE and TWO spots respectively (same as last month). Alter The Press, Lil Wayne HQ and St. Peter's View make up the rest of the top five with yours truly (We Plug Good Music) coming up at number 13 (two down from last month). Hit the JUMP for the full TOP 20 List...

iVideo... Owl City - Deer In The Headlights

Here's the brand new visuals from Synth-Pop prince Adam Young aka Owl City for his latest single "Deer In The Headlights" off of his recently released third studio album All Things Bright And Beautiful out NOW via Universal Republic


Friday, 1 July 2011

iMusic... DMX - Sucka 4 Love

I think any form of new music from DMX is kinda good news right? As long as he stops chatting gibberish about the homie Jay then I'm straight... Anyway check it out below, sounds like it's still a rough version but it'll do for now!

Spotted at Lowkey's House


iVideo... Young Chris + Freeway - Street Secrets

Visuals are upon us for the Young Chris and Freeway link-up on Mr. Ries' latest mixtape, 2010's The Re-Introduction as hosted by DJ Drama and Don Cannon... Check it!

Spotted at YK2


iMusic... John West - Right Now

Some new music from emerging LA-based urban alternative singer/songwriter John West by way of The Stereotypes-produced "Right Now" - Mr. West's official second single off of his forthcoming debut album on Mercury/Island Def Jam... Check it OUT below!


iVideo... Outlier - Everything You Love You Lose

This is a nice one from emerging London based artist, musician and producer Outlier titled "Everything You Love You Lose" with accompanying visuals. Check it out...


iVideo... CocknBullKid - Yellow

"Yellow" is the latest single to be released from Anita Blay aka CocknBullKid's major label debut album Adulthood which is out NOW. The single will be released on August 8 on Island Records.


iVideo... G FrsH + Arrows Down - Alone

Veteran underground Hip-Hop artist and new Parlophone/EMI signee G Frsh drops some impressive visuals (as per always) for what will be his major label debut single "Alone" featuring indie singer/songwriter Arrows Down... iLOVE IT!