Wednesday, 30 November 2011

iVideo... Lykke Li - Youth Knows No Pain (Live Session)

Lykke Li's amazing sophomore album Wounded Rhymes is obviously still OUT so if you haven't got it, you 100% should! Purchase it HERE! The visuals above are of a live session held/shot in Sweden where the Swedish Pop star performs the album's first track "Youth Knows No Pain".

God Bless Sweden. God Bless Lykke Li. God Bless us all!!!


iVideo... Avicii - Levels

Arguably one of the biggest Summer dance tunes of 2011 finally gets some accompanying visuals, check em out up TOP and get this song on your iTunes or iPod or whatever if you haven't already done so from six months ago!


iMusic... Marvin Ambrosius - Hush (Produced by Marsha Ambrosius)

"Hush" is the brand new single from Marvin Paul Ambrosius - yes Marsha Ambrosius' brother - off of his forthcoming project A Taste of Ambrosius. This one is co-written and produced by Marsha herself so definitely check it out below...


iVideo... Maverick Sabre - I Need + I Can Never Be (Live for Bands In Transit)

Maverick Sabre performs one of my favorite UK singles of 2011 - "I Need" - as well as another track titled "I Can Never Be" recently for Bands In Transit, check out "I Need" UP top and hit the jump for "I Can Never Be"

iVideo - Nokia Lumia Live x DEADMAU5 (Millbank Tower, London)

For the launch of their new Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia got extraordinary producer deadmau5 to come down and perform at their really dope free light show held at the Millbank Tower in London this Monday (November 28). Check out the footage above and to check out the Nokia Lumia 800, click HERE!


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

iVideo... Wretch 32 + Etta Bond - Forgiveness (BBC 1Xtra Live in Manchester)

Wretch 32 along with Etta Bond gives this heartfelt live performance of his forthcoming new single "Forgiveness" at the BBC 1Xtra Live show in Manchester.


iDownload... ItsNate - Never Ask Take Everything (Mixtape)

"ItsNate is fast becoming one of the hottest underground Hip Hop acts in the UK and has had a summer of headlining shows all over London, supporting Mac Miller in concert and has received critical acclaim for his debut mixtape, 'Never Ask Take Everything' from the likes of Giles Peterson (BBC Radio One), SBTV & Pinboard Blog." - Press Release
Never Ask Take Everything is the impressive and highly recommended debut mixtape from emerging UK rapper ItsNate, already with cosigns from the likes of Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 1), Soulculture, Pinboard Blog and SB.TV so you know this is definitely worth checking out... Listen to the mixtape after the jump and get your FREE download on underneath!

iVideo... Bon Iver - Beth/Rest

The deluxe version of Bon Iver's sophomore album Bon Iver hits stores today and here's one of the visuals that will be accompanying the release. "Beth/Rest" is one of the most talked about songs on Bon Iver and rightly so, it's very unlike Vernon on the surface but this Solo acoustic version turned people's opinions back in September. The visuals for "Beth/Rest" are directed by Isaac Gale and David Jensen, check em out UP top. You can watch more visuals of tracks from Bon Iver HERE!

Spotted at PMA


iVideo... Lucky Charmes + Perry Mystique + Natalie May - Get Outta That Corner

Brand new video from Dutch DJ/Producer Lucy Charmes for his massive single "Get Outta That Corner" which features Perry Mystique and UK singer Natalie May. "Get Outta That Corner" is to be released shortly in the UK via AATW! Bump this one LOUD!


iMusic... Matisyahu + Shyne - Miracle (Remix)

Jewish rapper and Reggae artist Matisyahu calls upon former Bad Boy rapper - now orthodox Jew and Chasid - Shyne now known as Moses Michael Levi for the remix of his song titled "Miracle", check it out below...

Spotted at Hyeptrak


iVideo... Bon Iver - Hinnom, TX

Bon Iver's critically acclaimed self-titled sophomore album Bon Iver is being re-released tomorrow as a deluxe edition with each of the ten songs of the album coming with their own visual accompaniment. Here's the one for "Hinnom, TX" as premiered on TIME magazine...


Monday, 28 November 2011

iSingle... Sincere - Ain't Nobody Like You (OUT NOW)

UK emcee Sincere's latest single - the Kidbass-produced "Ain't Nobody Like You" - is officially OUT NOW via his independent label Young Entrepreneurs Records!!! Get your purchase on below...


iMusic... Wax - Eviction Notice (Mixtape)

Fast-rising California-based rapper Wax comes through with a brand new mixtape titled Eviction Notice - after the March release of Scrublife - with production from the likes of our friend and longtime collaborator EOM, Greg Wells, Nobody Famous and Quickie Mart amongst others. The Def Jam signee also brings longtime collaborator Herbal T as well as Dumbfoundead and on the features, check it out below...


iMusic... Raheem DeVaughn - Lotus Flower Bomb (Remix)

Only reason I'm sharing this one is because I love the original. Mr. Devaughn does alright on this remix but the original with Wale and Miguel is that GOOD GOOD! Nonetheless, check this remix out below...


iVideo... G FrSH + The Thirst - Woman

Latest visuals off of G FrSH's latest - the Purgatory EP!


iMusic... DMX + The LOX + Swizz Beatz + Drag On + Murda Mook - World's Greatest

New music from the forthcoming Ruff Ryders Past, Present, Future compilation. This one's titled "World's Greatest" featuring some of the original cast members - DMX, The LOX, Swizz Beatz and Drag On - as well as newbie Murda Mook, check it out below...


Sunday, 27 November 2011

iVideo... Afrikan Boy - Y'all Don't Really Hear Me

New visuals from the one they call Afrikan Boy for the song titled "Y'all Don't Really Hear Me" and he absolutely tears this one to shreds, check it out UP top...


iVideo... Logic & Last Resort + Maverick Sabre + Akala + Big Frizzle - We'll Never Know

Here's "We'll Never Know", the lead single - and accompanying Global Faction-directed visuals - off of the forthcoming long-awaited album from Logic & Last Resort titled True Talk. This one features Maverick Sabre, Akala and 2000 Fast Women front man Big Frizzle, check it out UP top!

This is what the radio needs!


iEvent... WRITER'S BLOCK: Tipped For OH Twelve @ w/ KALEEM TAYLOR, WILSON, JODI ANN BICKLEY + MORE (Sunday, December 4)

"Oh hello, us again! Another spanking instalment of Writer’s Block, the last of the year, no less. In the spirit of renewal, there’ll be a lot of newness in the advent of 2012. New venue - Concrete, 56 Shoreditch High Street, and we’ve hand picked a fair few Writer’s Block virgins who we tip to take their art to great heights next year and beyond. As always, come one, come all. Big love. Big cake slices." - Writer's Block
The good people at Writer's Block are looking to end their 2011 on a massive HIGH with a MASSIVE showcase and a truly STELLAR line-up of new and emerging talent. Aptly tagged Tipped For OH Twelve, their December showcase taking place next week Sunday (December 4) at Concrete in Shoreditch will features the likes of Kaleem Taylor, Wilson, Debbie Aramide and spoken word from Jodi Ann Bickley and Imhotep Oyortey

Hit the jump for more details...

Saturday, 26 November 2011

iVideo... Swiss Lips - U Got The Power

Swiss Lips is an "awesome but belligerent" new band from Manchester, United Kingdom and "U Got The Power" is their infectious debut single that is worth the watch + listen UP top and also worth the download below...

Keep Tabs on Swiss Lips: Facebook // Twitter // Website


iVideo... Smith & Burrows - When The Thames Froze

Here's the brand new single and accompanying visuals from Smith & Burrows titled "When The Thames Froze" which is off of their forthcoming Christmas album titled Funny Looking Angels due out on November 28, check it out UP top and pre-order their album below... Very poignant message and really beautiful record from Smith & Burrows


iMusic... Amy Winehouse - Halftime

Recording back in 2002, this previously unreleased gem from the late great Amy Winehouse titled "Halftime" will make its way unto her forthcoming posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures to be released on December 2. Listen below to the Salaam Remi-produced opus...


iAfrica... Mo' Cheddah + Phenom - See Me (Video)

Nigerian Pop princess Mo'Cheddah drops the Clarence Peters-directed visuals for her brand new single "See Me" which is the lead single off of her forthcoming sophomore album, check it out UP top!


Friday, 25 November 2011

iVideo... Shakka - End Of Time (Beyonce Acapella Cover)

Emerging London singer/songwriter Shakka unveils this ridiculously dope acapella cover rendition of Beyonce's "End of Time" in what looks like the first episode of his new Shakkapella series filmed by House of Alt, check it out UP top!


iVideo... Florence and the Machine - Take Care (Drake + Rihanna + Jamie xx Cover)

Florence Welch aka Florence and the Machine covers the Jamie xx-produced Drake and Rihanna collaboration "Take Care" off of Drake's sophomore album of the same name all for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, check it out UP top!

Spotted at CoS


Thursday, 24 November 2011

iVideo... Wale - Barry Sanders

Wale's sophomore album Ambition is OUT NOW via iTunes!!! This one "Barry Sanders" is off of his recent Eleven One Eleven mixtape so check out the Jon J + Dre Films-directed visuals UP top! Watch it till the end to catch a glimpse of the new Meek Mill video coming your way soon


iDownload... Lupe Fiasco - Friend Of The People (Mixtape)

Sampling everyone you probably wouldn't imagine he would - from the likes of NERO, Justice and M83 to John Coltrane and The Glitch Mob, Lupe Fiasco comes through with his brand new mixtape titled Friend Of The People... Full tracklist and FREE download after the JUMP!!!

iMusic... Tinie Tempah + Wretch 32 + J.Cole - Like It Or Love It

The first leak off of Tinie Tempah's forthcoming Happy Birthday mixtape is this SX-produced gem titled "Like It Or Love It" which features Wretch 32 and Roc Nation's J.Cole, check it out below...


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

iVideo... Ben Howard + Daughter - Black Flies (Live in Europe)

As you may or may not know, one of our favorite artists of 2011, Ben Howard is currently on an European tour and another of our favorite artists of 2011, Elena Tonra aka Daughter is on tour with him as his support act. Well it seems that Howard and Tonra are putting on quite the show for their European fans as the two amazing artists collaborate on the live rendition of Howard's "Black Flies" off of his critically acclaimed debut album Every Kingdom, check out some footage below...


iVideo... Amy Winehouse - Me & Mr. Jones

Film makers High Five Collective come up with yet another unofficial music video and this time it is for the late great Amy Winehouse's "Me & Mr. Jones" from the critically acclaimed Back to Black album, check it out UP top!

Warning >> NSFW


iVideo... Kid Rock + T.I + Angaleena Presley - Care

Grammy Nominated Detroit singer-songwriter, musician and rapper Kid Rock teams up with label mate T.I for this brand new video of his latest single titled "Care" off of his 2010 album Born Free and rather than Martina McBride who is on the original "Care" album cut, he features Angaleena Presley on the Mark Pellington-directed visuals, check it out above...

Touching Song. Very Poignant Visuals.


iVideo... B.O.B + The Roots - Strange Clouds (Live on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)

Grammy Nominated Rapper, B.O.B graces the stage of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and with the help of The Roots, performs the title track off his forthcoming album, Strange Clouds.


iVideo... Michael Kiwanuka - I'm Getting Ready (Live on Later with Jools Holland)

Michael Kiwanuka performs the sublime "I'm Getting Ready" live on Later with Jools Holland. Just beautiful!

You can purchase Kiwanuka's "I'm Getting Ready" right NOW via Communion Records on iTunes!


Monday, 21 November 2011

iEVENT... G.R.E.Ed.S + The REMEDIES present The Ready EP Launch @ Hoxton Square (Saturday, December 3)

"We are pleased to invite you to the launch of Yomi 'G.R.E.Ed.S' Sode and The Remedies new EP Ready, released on 3 December 2011. Acclaimed British-Nigerian performer Yomi Sode, known on the circuit as G.R.E.Ed.S (Generating Rhymes to Enlighten Engaged Soul) fuses spoken word and acoustic sounds in a new EP that breaks free from the expected forms of spoken word.  
His debut project Volume in Silence, released in 2009, took listeners into his darkest reflections. In this second offering, Ready doesn't just push lyrical boundaries, it also takes the spoken word format out of its comfort zone in it's collaboration with live session band, The Remedies. The EP features include award-winning singer Dionne Reid, Josh Idehen of LV collaboration fame and Hadyn Corrodus of Indie Hip-Hop band The Stow. Harnessing the Spoken Word with Indie, Reggae, Hip-Hop and Soul beat patterns, G.R.E.Ed.S says "Ready is a transition from the dark to a more comfortable place." - Press Release
You really do NOT need to be told about this one! It is going to be a packed house on Saturday, December 3 at the Hoxton Square bar & Kitchen as UK Spoken Word artist G.R.E.Ed.S along with The Remedies band launch their highly anticipated Ready EP with support performances from Joel Culpepper and Kal Lavelle with Dean Atta and Deanna Rodger on hosting duties (I told you!). You really do not wanna be told about how this all went down so get your tickets now and make sure you're in attendance for this!!!

Hit the JUMP for more details...

iVideo... Gary Barlow (Take That) - Back For Good (Live at Children In Need Rocks Manchester)

Mr. Gary Barlow (Take That, X-Factor) takes us down memory lane with his solo performance of the Take That classic record "Back For Good" at the recent BBC Children in Need Rocks Manchester concert. Check it out UP top and enjoy the nostalgic moment...


iCover... Ed Sheeran - Who You Are (Jessie J Cover)

Ed Sheeran takes on one of the stand-out Jessie J tracks from the latter's debut album - "Who You Are" - for Dermot O'Leary on BBC 2 this past weekend. Listen below...


iVideo... Mike GLC - Whole Life Part 1

Mike GLC for the whole WIN! Check out "Whole Life Part 1" UP top!


iVideo... Mercston + Ghetts - Feel It In The Air (Beanie Sigel Cover)

Mercston and UK Grime/Rap veteran Ghetts jump on the Beanie Sigel classic, "Feel It In The Air", check it out Up top!

Download: Mercston + Ghetts - Feel It In The Air


iVideo... G FrSH - The Kings Speech

G FrSH's Purgatory EP is out NOW so go get that! Jak FrSH-directed visuals for the EP's opening track "The Kings Speech" can be seen above!


iVideo... Beyoncé - Live At Roseland (Elements of 4 DVD)

"The 26-song DVD Live at Roseland is Beyoncé's most personal to date. In addition to performing 4, she takes fans on a journey from the beginnings of her career to present, incorporating never before seen footage from her personal archives." - Sony Music Entertainment

Friday, 18 November 2011

iVideo... Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

First we brought you the audio for Polydor Records signee Michael Kiwanuka's brand new single and title track from his forthcoming EP, "Home Again" earlier in the week and now we are pleased to bring you the accompanying visuals for the amazing record, check it out UP top!


iMusic... Marina and the Diamonds - Starring Role

Here's some new music from Marina and the Diamonds titled "Starring Role", no word yet as to whether this will be making it unto her forthcoming sophomore album Electra Heart but this is that good good all the same so definitely check it out below...

Spotted at P&P via SkeeBeatz


Thursday, 17 November 2011

iMusic... Mary J. Blige + Beyonce - Love A Woman (CDQ)

The First Lady of R&B/Soul, Mary J. Blige links up with King Bey on this Sean Garrett-penned tuned titled "Love A Woman" which is off of Mary's forthcoming album My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1) which is due out on Tuesday (November 21). Check it out below...

Download: Mary J. Blige + Beyonce - Love A Woman (CDQ)


iMusic... Star Slinger - Dumbin' (Diplo Remix)

UK beatsmith Star Slinger enlists none other than Diplo for this exclusive remix of his latest single, the Reggie B-featured "Dumbin'", listen below and head over to Green Label Sound's Facebook page to get your FREE download...

Spotted at P&P


iMusic... Ghetts + Giggs - No Comment

DJ Whoo Kid and UK Grime MC Ghetts unveil the lead track titled "No Comment" off of the latter's forthcoming mixtape titled Momentum which is hosted by the former of course. This one features Giggs and is produced by Wizzy Wow, check it out below...


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

iVideo... DELS x Pop-up Session (Interview + Performance)

Alternative UK rapper DELS recently performed an exclusive set for Last.FM and HP at Camden's Lock Tavern as part of HP's HPRocks Everybody On global campaign and if you missed out on the night or simply wanna relive the moment, you can check out some footage of his performance along with a short interview with the fast-rising rapper Up top!


iMusic... Beyonce + Styles P - Party (Ted Smooth Remix)

Spotted at The Dope House is this silky smooth remix of Beyonce's "Party" by DJ Ted Smooth - who samples Marvin Gaye on this - with Styles P adding a couple dope verses on just for good measure, this is HOT! Check it out below...

Respect 2DB


iMusic... Jessie J + David Guetta - LaserLight (Full Version)

First we got the snippet a few days ago but here's the full version from the one they call Jessie J of her David Guetta-assisted song titled "LaserLight" which will reside on the re-release of her debut album Who You Are, check it out below...


Tuesday, 15 November 2011

iMusic... Emay - Igneous ROCKstar + No Sign

As emerging Toronto emcee and producer Emay gears towards the release of his debut album titled Adam due out in a month or two, he lets go of these two brand new songs which are not on the album but are definitely worth checking out. Listen below to "Igneous ROCKstar" and "No Sign" and if you like them, get your download on underneath...


iMusic... Ace Hood + Chris Brown + Rick Ross + Wale + DJ Khaled - Body 2 Body (Remix)

Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross and Wale joins up with Ace Hood and Chris Brown for the remix of the Ace Hood single "Body 2 Body" with DJ Khaled getting his shouting game on in the background. The one is dope so check it out below...


iMusic... Chiddy Bang - Ray Charles

Rolling Stone gets the exclusive on the brand new single from Chiddy Bang titled "Ray Charles" off of their forthcoming debut album titled Breakfast which is due out February 28, 2012. Check it out below...

Purchase: Chiddy Bang - Ray Charles (iTunes)


iVideo... Skillit - Jump Up and Down Please

Here are the K-Nite 13-directed visuals for emerging UK rapper Skillit's brand new single titled "Jump Up and Down Please" produced by Jukebox off of his forthcoming album Skillit Bang. Check it out UP top!


Monday, 14 November 2011

iVideo... Ben Howard - The Fear

#HandsInLatePass but Ben Howard's Every Kingdom is one of my favorite albums of the year and this song here "The Fear" is one of my favorite songs on the album but this video has been sat in my inbox for ten days and I didn't check it out - until now of course - because I am such a loser! Check out the visuals for "The Fear" if you haven't already done so UP top...

Peruse our review of Howard's Every Kingdom over HERE


iMusic.. Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again

Here's the brand new single titled "Home Again" - as premiered by Lauren Laverne on BBC 6 Music earlier today - from Michael Kiwanuka's forthcoming Home Again EP which is to be released on January 1, 2012 via Polydor Records. Kiwanuka's Home Again EP will serve as his third EP release till date and the precursor to his debut album which is to be released in March 2012!


iSingle... Clement Marfo & The Frontline + Ghetts - Overtime (OUT NOW)

Latest single which is OUT NOW from new Warner Music UK signees, Clement Marfo & The Frontline titled "Overtime" featuring Ghetts and with remixes by s-x, Cruelty and Royal T. Cop it below...

Purchase: Clement Marfo & The Frontline + Ghetts - Overtime (iTunes)

Keep Tabs on Clement Marfo & The Frontline: Facebook // Twitter // Website


Sunday, 13 November 2011

iVideo... G FrSH - Got Em Sayin

New Jak FrSh-directed visuals for G FrSH's "Got Em Sayin" which is off of his recently released Purgatory EP which you can download HERE!


iAfrica... BEAZY + A1 - Fifty Naira, Hundred Naira (Produced by Kid Konnect)

Brand new music from the one they call Beazy titled "Fifty Naira, Hundred Naira" with production from Kid Konnect and A1 Sugarboy on vocal duties, check it out below... This one is bound to cause havoc on radio and on the club circuits!


Saturday, 12 November 2011

iMusic... Frank Ocean - Thinking About You (SBTRKT Edit)

London-based Electronica/Dubstep producer SBTRKT unveils this really dope edit of Frank Ocean's "Thinking About You", check it out below...


iVideo... Frank Ocean - Disillusioned + Real Love (Live in London)

In his first ever concert in Europe last night (11/11/11) at London's XOYO, Mr. Frank Ocean performed two new songs for his audience. First one which you can watch Up top is titled "Disillusioned" and below you can watch him perform a song titled "Real Love".

Footage courtesy of Amaru Don TV


iMusic... Rihanna + Jay-Z - Talk That Talk

Apparently Rihanna's forthcoming album titled Talk That Talk has sprung a leak and while I try and restrain myself from illegally downloading the album - who am I kidding with that one? - I will leave you with the Jay-Z-featured title track of the album - "Talk That Talk", enjoy!


Friday, 11 November 2011

iVideo... Frank Ocean - Swim Good (Live in London)

Tonight (11/11/11), Odd Future's singer/songwriter Frank Ocean performed live in London's XOYO and while sadly, we couldn't attend, we hear that he absolutely smacked it! Here's some footage of Mr. Ocean performing the massive "Swim Good" off of his critically acclaimed debut mixtape Nostalgia ULTRA. The crowd singing the hook back to Frank at the end there must have been a beautiful moment!

Cheers to 22h22 for the footage!


iVideo... Yasmin + Shy FX + Ms Dynamite - Light Up (The World)

Yasmin's forthcoming single "Light Up (The World)" - which features Ms. Dynamite and is produced by Shy FX - is due out on January 15, 2012 via Levels Entertainment/Ministry of Sound Recordings. Check out the brand new visuals for the record UP top...


iVideo... Katy Perry - The One That Got Away

Single number six off of Katy Perry's album Teenage Dream titled "The One That Got Away" gets its visual courtesy of Floria Sigismondi, check it out UP top!

Single number six though? Capitol Records need to give this album a rest already!


iVideo... Jermaine Riley - There's Only One Me

Jermaine Riley's new single "There's Only One Me" is due out on November 22 (22/11/11). Check out the recently released Reel Works Media Group-directed visuals UP top!


iVideo... Benny Banks + Ratlin + G Money + Squeeks + Thomas Jules - I Hope

UK emcee Benny Banks calls upon Ratlin, G Money and Squeeks with Thomas Jules on vocals for his brand new track titled "I Hope". Check out the Linkup TV-directed visuals for the new song which is produced by Felix...


iVideo... Nadine Charles - Missing You (4Front TV Quality Control Session)

This gem of a video just turned up on my Youtube feed and you know I ain't even complaining because it is footage of UK Soul singer/songwriter Nadine Charles giving a heart wrenching and emotional acoustic performance of her amazing song "Missing You" for 4Front TV's new Quality Control series... Absolutely PRICELESS!


iMusic... Frank Ocean - Girlfriend's Best Friend (Tagged)

New music from the one they call Frank Ocean - who is playing in London tonight - titled "Girlfriend's Best Friend". Dunno about this one, seems and sounds very very "average R&B" but maybe you'll think differently. Tagged version for now courtesy of RnBXclusive

#SIDEBAR #DearBloggers Are we still tagging MP3s in 2011?


iVideo... The Special Ks - Crystal Fields (OUT NOW)

The brand new single from fast-rising Brighton 5-piece Electro-Pop band The Special Ks titled "Crystal Fields" is out NOW and before you click on the link below to purchase it, you can check out the Firestone Pictures-directed video for the massive single UP top!


iVideo... Kellee Maize - L'Outro

Underground female emcee Kellee Maize drops the visuals for the final track off of her latest album Integration (out Today, 11/11/11) titled "L'Outro" which you can download for FREE below. Check out the video UP top and click the link underneath...


iVideo... NNEKA - My Home (Live at Reebok Classics, Munich)

Here's footage of Nigerian-German singer/songwriter Nneka performing her latest single "My Home" at the recent Reebok Classics showcase in Munich, Germany. Enjoy the performance UP top and all my UK readers can catch her performing at the end of this month at Dingwalls in London, click HERE for those details.


iVideo... Reebok x Jesse Boykins III x The Romantic Process (Part I - III)

"Earlier this year I was approached by Mihai Botarel & Raul Mandru to shoot a piece on what was classic to me. We built on ideas together & decided that we try to show the process in which it takes to make something classic. “The Romantic Process” , please enjoy this intimate interview on my views & values on the creative writing process. shot & directed by Mihai Botarel & Raul Mandru" - Jesse Boykins III
Click the JUMP to watch parts two and three of The Romantic Process of Jesse Boykins III - Craft and Performance. Ideas was the first part incase you didn't catch it...

iPreview... Mecca:83 - Life Sketches Vols 1 & 2 (Album Sampler)

"Following the success of Life Sketches Vol.1, manchester based producer Mecca:83 returns with a full album of deep instrumental Hip Hop. Spanning 15 tracks, the record exhibits a wide range of styles, filling the gaps between classic Hip Hop production and forward thinking electronic beats. Featured guests on the album include Grand Ear, Knwldg Highs, Spinnerty, Replife, Emanative and Buscrates 16-Bit Ensemble." - Press Release
Manchester-based producer Evan Jones aka Mecca:83 comes with the follow-up to his Life Sketches Vol. 1 instrumental EP which he dropped earlier this year by way of a full 15-track album release titled Life Sketches Volume 1 & 2 which is due to be released on December 5. Check out a lush little preview of the entire album below and make sure you stay tuned for when the whole thing drops!

Keep Tabs on Mecca:83: Facebook // Twitter


iCover... Ky Oshi - I Need (Maverick Sabre Cover)

Emerging London-based singer/songwriter Ky Oshi does a brilliant acoustic cover of Maverick Sabre's latest single "I Need" for 1Take.TV. Check it out UP top!


iRemix... Yasmin + Shy FX - Light Up The World (MJ Cole Remix)

MJ Cole comes through and absolutely shuts shit down on this remix of Yasmin's latest single "Light Up The World" originally produced by Shy FX! Premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show earlier this week and what else is there to say other than PRESS PLAY below!


Thursday, 10 November 2011

iVideo... Lowkey + Mai Khalil - Dreamers (LBC Jam Sessions on SB.TV)

For the second episode of SB.TV's LBC Jam Sessions, UK rapper Lowkey - who is joined by Mai Khalil on vocals - links up with Lonsdale Boys Club (LBC) to perform "Dreamers", check it out UP top!


iMixtape... Rotimi - While You Wait (Presented by DJ Suss One + DJ Trauma)

Fast-rising R&B singer, songwriter and actor Rotimi releases his brand new sophomore mixtape titled While You Wait for your listening pleasure. Featuring Rotimi's latest single "Hello" which features Mickey Factz and his incredible cover of Lil Wayne's "How To Love", the While You Wait mixtape is presented by New York's Power 105.1 DJ Suss One and Atlanta's DJ Trauma. Listen below to While You Wait and get your download on underneath!

Download: Rotimi - While You Wait (Mixtape)


iAfrica... EFYA - Get Away (Produced by Playboi)

Fast-rising Ghanian singer and songwriter EFYA - who was featured in THE FADER last month - unveils her brand new single titled "Get Away" with production from Star Productions' Playboi. Listen below to the amazing young singer do her thing over the drums-led upbeat musical backdrop and get your FREE download on underneath!!!

Download: EFYA - Get Away


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

iVideo... Maverick Sabre + Chipmunk + Benny Banks - I Need (New Machines Remix)

Chipmunk and Benny Banks join Mr. Maverick Sabre to trade bars over the New Machines remix of Sabre's latest single "I Need". Check out the Greg Francis-directed visuals UP top!


iVideo... One Direction - Gotta Be You

The official second single from that boy group off of the telly - of course it's One Direction - titled "Gotta Be You" gets it's visual and I dunno if I'm feeling this one as much as I thought their debut single was alright but I bet some of you'll like it anyway... Check it out UP top!