23 Jan 2013

Lay Me Down - Sam Smith

Remember Sam Smith from Disclosure's chart topping hit 'Latch'? Well, here he is laid bare in all his acoustic glory. Stunning.

21 Jan 2013

What You Need - Armeria

Yet another young (and northern) producer on our hands here. Armeria aka Jake Norman first caught my attention with his melodic and soulful track 'While I've Got It Together' - a chilled future garage tune spliced with R&B elements. This led me to listen to his soundcloud on repeat so I was ecstatic when new track 'What You Need' emerged. Definitely worth the wait - chilled sunny vibes.

10 Jan 2013

Toyboy & Robin

I first caught wind of this London based duo on the Eton Messy channel with 'No More Sunshine' last summer. From there things dominoed and I found myself a new obsession. They effortlessly combine elements of house and bass music evocative of that magnetic 'future bass' sound, mixing in dulcet R&B  vocals. 'In Need' is another favourite of mine but their remix of Ellie Goulding's 'Figure 8' is probably the most addictive. I expect huge things from these fellas in 2013.

7 Jan 2013

SBTRKT live at Shepherd's Bush Empire

I've seen SBTRKT kill it live twice in the past year but I bloody wish I'd been at Shepherd's Bush Empire for this stunner.

Thinkin Bout You (AlunaGeorge Cover) - Frank Ocean

AlunaGeorge covering Frank Ocean's 'Thinkin Bout You' for Radio 1Xtra's Live Lounge. Can't think of a better combo.

5 Jan 2013

Please Don't Say You Love Me (Cyril Hahn Remix) - Gabrielle Alpin

I - unashamedly - love the original of this song. Having definitely rinsed the replay button, seeing that Cyril Hahn had taken his skilled handed to creating a remix, made me very excited. Adding to a gradually building reppatoire of remixes, Cyril Hahn kicks of his 2013 with this deep remix perfectly complemented by Gabrielle Alpin's vocals. Midas touch once again..


3 Jan 2013

Need U (100%) - Duke Dumont

Love this track from the London based producer; instrumental and vocals (provided by the 17 year old AME!) are both great, channeling a 90s house feel.

Sleepless - Flume (Charles Murdoch Remix)

This smooth remix of Flume's 'Sleepless' is brought you by Aussie Charles Murdoch (a member of the band, Mitzi) on Future Classic's label. I've heard a couple of other remixes of this song, but the way Charles Murdoch cuts up the vocals and adds in choppy melodies makes this one stand above the others - proving good things do come from down under.

Copycat - Skream ft. Kelis

Not the kind of sound I'd come to know from Skream, but this new track 'Copycat' sees an interesting collaboration with Kelis who brings her distinctive vocals. However, maybe not one to listen to over a cup of tea with your parents..

1 Jan 2013

Ladies In The Back (Feat. Teki Latex) (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix) - Star Slinger

THIS IS DEDICATED TO MY LADIES IN THE BACK. Amine Edge & DANCE on the remix for Star Slinger, huge deep house floor filler on our hands here. So funky I feel like I need a fro.