Saturday, 31 May 2008

Lillica Libertine

I've mentioned Nottingham based producer Lillica Libertine on ML before, but recently i've just been caining his tunes so i felt the need to bring him up again.

In particular his last single, "Manhunt" which came out a few months ago on french label Place Blanche, is just an absolute head beater of a track.

When someone lists The Locust alongside the French House scene as influences, you know you're going to get some mental tunes, and Lillica Libertine does not disapoint.

He uses crazy samples and really heavy beats, and everything is turned right up, but somehow its still danceable to. He's all set to take things to the next level, particuarly with a live session with Radio 1 planned for next week. Over the next 6 months I think he's going to rip up everything.

Check out these tunes and let me know your thoughts.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

BBC Radio 1 - BBC Introducing with Bethan Elfyn

Soooooooo....I'm going to be on Radio 1 tonight. (As you do lol)

Yes me, Sid, will be speaking to the nation between 12am and 2am on the BBC Introducing show with Bethan Elfyn in Wales tonight!

I'm going to be their weekly tipster for this weeks show, basically saying my three top tips for the week and little bit about Music Liberation.

If you want to listen live you can do so on the Radio 1 website or on 97-99FM. I'm guessing i'll be on after 1am but i'm not entirely sure. [EDIT - SKIP TO 01.21am TO HEAR MY BIT IN THE SHOW!}

Or you can listen again after the show has aired.

Its all rather exciting, i just hope i dont sound like a tool!

Full Tracklist here

(I'll be getting back to normal posting next week, sorry about the rather random links and lack of my normal posts lately)

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Dirt Jake Replicas

Check out my review of Portland based Rock experimentalists, Dirt Jake Replicas, with their debut UK single "Part 1" which is out this week. You can find the review HERE on the excellent Sonic Dice reviews site.

Monday, 19 May 2008

The Lazarus Plot

Just got another review published by the folks at the Sonic Dice site.

This time its a single review from indie crossover newcomers, The Lazarus Plot.

To read the review go HERE, and to check out the other reviews i've done for them go HERE.

Saturday, 17 May 2008

Drum + Bass (In Your Face)

Really been feeling my Drum + Bass lately, particuarly these two tracks. The only problem with D+B is that there seems to be a lack of blogs out there that cover the genre, therefore a lack of tracks that appear for download. So until these two are released officially you'll have to do with streaming them on their respective myspace pages.

First up its DJ Hazard with "Machete". This such a killer of a track that would just rip up any dancefloor! DJ Hazard Myspace

Then theres's SubFocus with "Timewarp", another really heavy piece of music from Andy C's RAM Records based artist. SubFocus Myspace

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

New Wave Of Music #19

Another week, another bag of juicy new tunes for your listening pleasure. Get your ears round these!

MP3: Dead Prez - Bigger Than Hip Hop (Ghetto House Remix)
The original hip hop tune was massive, so any remixing of it is pretty dangerous, however Ghetto House soup it up and prime it for the dance floor pretty well. Dead Prez

MP3: Black Kids - Hurricane Jane
First single "I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance" was a well received chart hit, however its this new track which encourages me that Black Kids have more to offer. Its a real grower for sure. Black Kids

MP3: Pendulum - Propane Nightmares
Pendulum's new album "In Silico" has divided opinions, its more diverse then their debut release, encompassing more Rock elements which seem to alienate the D+B contingent. It works for me though! Pendulum

MP3: Buy Now - Body Crash
Out on the 23rd June, "Body Crash" is a wicked tune from an artist called Buy Now. B.N are two parts of Swedish House Mafia (Steve Angello + Sebastian Ingrosso), who create a crunchy heavy house track that is both accessible and edgy. Buy Now

MP3: Coldplay - Violet Hill
Coldplay have always been a guilty pleasure of mine, and although taking a few spins, new track "Violet Hill" is another piece of music that my ears are drawn towards. Its a slightly different direction for the band. Coldplay

MP3: Big Boi feat. Andre 3000 And Raekwon - Royal Flush
Check out this fresh sounding slice of Hip Hop from Outkast duo Big Boi and Andre 3000. The beat is old skool, but the lyrics are current and cutting. Big Boi

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Justice - Stress

Awesome video for the Justice song "Stress". Its directed by Romain-Gavras.

Check it out its really good.