Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Up All Night

This guy is just great. Alex Clare has such a soulful voice that, combined with a drum and bass music style, is perfection. I'm pretty sure that almost everyone has had Too Close stuck in their had after its success from the Microsoft advert but I love Alex's music that little bit more after hearing this beauty of a track.

Up All Night is a real anthem of a song. The gritty bass line that builds into a rock infused, electric chorus is such a great combination. Prom is on Thursday and I need this song to be played. Imma bust a move big style.

Thursday, 10 May 2012


Azealia Banks is my absolute favourite at the moment. The Harlem raised rapper delivers fast paced lyrics on top of catchy, bass driven beats that have had me attempting the words many-a-times. I obviously failed miserably, but that's beside the point. The self-titled 'YUNG RAPUNXEL' oozes a naturally cool demeanour and attaches an enticing ego, of which isn't fuelled by the arrogance that some female rappers withhold, but appears driven by her clear passion for what she is doing.

Fuck Up The Fun
This song has been on repeat for the past week. Although not the most complex snare beat, the percussion is such a possessive element of the track that adds an addictive hook in between verses. Opening with "who want it? Who-who want it?" the tone is set perfectly for the enticing ego that I love Azealia for. The outro is the best too. For real, for real, for real.

Slow Hands (Interpol cover)
I was pleasantly surprised when I heard this cover of Slow Hands. Showing her diversity, Azealia sings beautifully over a popping beat filled with swelling electronic notes. I love the minor tones she adds with the ornaments in her voice.

Blue Jeans (Lana Del Rey Remix)
Discovered this party popper of a song on the, quite frankly, genius twitter page that is NowBBCRadio1Extra. Azealia brings her fearless attitude to create a hip hop infused presence to the song, with the verse being enhanced by the wonderful production of Smims & Belle.

It's my mission now to find someone to go with to see Azealia Banks live. Yes UK tour dates have been announced. Yes I am darn excited even though I may be going alone. Solo rave, and what?

Having just announced via twitter that her latest single 'JUMANJI' is dropping tomorrow and with the release of a mixtape and an album in the pipeline, I can't wait to see what this female rapper has to offer.
Azealia Banks, I salute you.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Party Girl

Love this from Asher Roth. The hook is still as catchy now as it was in the 80's; those recurring electronic notes bring us straight back into the present.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Jamie XX Shuffle

One of the most intriguing remixes of such a recognisable song. Jamie has taken Adele's hit song and completely flipped it upside down. Starting with simplistic hand claps that aren't many miles away from the original track, the remix slowly unravels as sharp metallic notes delve into a distorted vocal. I love how Jamie has created a complete contrast, where the mood and style is concerned in this remix, conjuring up a grungy urban vibe to the previously popular music genre that Adele released.
     Rolling In The Deep
     Adele (Jamie XX Shuffle)

Busy, busy, busy revising this month. I've just clocked that there is nineteen days until my science exam and then I'll have to deal with English and French both in consecutive days of each other. Uh Oh. On a brighter note, I'm going out for a pizza tonight. Ham and Pineapple, the ushe. Bellisimo.