Archive | July, 2011

Emeli Sandé – ‘Heaven’

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Emeli Sandé – ‘Heaven’

Posted on 31 July 2011 by Mizzle

Ed Sheeran – ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’

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Ed Sheeran – ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’

Posted on 29 July 2011 by Mizzle

Ed Sheeran is definitely one to watch this year!

Maverick Sabre – Let Me Go (Roksonix Remix)

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Maverick Sabre – ‘Let Me Go’

Posted on 27 July 2011 by Mizzle

Creamfields Announce More Acts & Arenas

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Creamfields Announce More Acts & Arenas

Posted on 26 July 2011 by Mizzle

Festival season will soon be upon us and Creamfields have announced even more acts and arenas to their every growing line up.

Having  announced an extra day for campers Creamfields are pulling out all the stops to deliver a jam packed weekend of entertainment. This year includes Strongbow who return with an impressive DJ and Live Music line up all performing under the legendary yellow roof and featuring the best cutting edge talent on the circuit which includes DJ performances from Jaguar Skills, Brodinski, Kissy Sell Out, Zinc, Goldierocks, Louis La Roche, Maxxi Soundsystem, Marc Roberts, Rory Phillips, StopMakingMe, General Jimmy and Mr Paul plus live performances from disco-house legends Retro/Grade, Balearic don Chad Valley, pioneering beatsmith Star Slinger and live dub-step from Dansette Junior. They will also be bringing their Festival Pub Build to the fields of Daresbury in the form of The Graft & The Glory Pub, a unique festival boozer which offers everything a festival reveller could ask for. So whether you want to mingle in the pub, dance stage side or kick back in the pub garden be sure to pop in for a pint!

Other acts just announced include DJ/ Producer and Tiёsto collaborator Hardwell, Dutch DJ/Producer du jour Oliver Twizt who joins Laidback Luke in his Super You&Me Arena and Italo/disco kings Serge Santiago and Tom Neville aka Retro/Grade who return on Sunday for a DJ set joining David Guetta and Afrojack on the Main Stage.

This year we welcome back the Mixmag Future Heroes Arena which will be taking pride of place in an all new ‘Igloo’ structure which offers the ultimate immersive party experience. Mixmag doesn’t just report on the biggest names in dance, they also nurture new talent and break new acts. As part of their commitment to kick-starting the careers of tomorrows headliners they have pulled together some of the most exciting new DJ’s in clubland including D.O.D, Igor Project, Ricochet Musica, Nelly, Anthony Probyn, Jemmy, Ed Mackie, James Dutton plus more.

The IglooVision Arena which first debuted at Glastonbury features a panoramic graphic environment which will be specially adapted in real time to suit the mood and music of the performance. Festival goers will be treated to a 360 degree video wall that comes alive, changing from underwater to flaming hot club scenes – this is as close to becoming ‘Tron’ as you’ll ever get and an audio visual feast not to be missed.

On Sunday IglooVision becomes the Residents Arena which will see performances from some of the UK’s best loved Resident DJ’s including H2, Tim Owen, Adam Helliwell, Anton Powers, Thomas Tuft, Steve Parry, Sean Hughes, Lee Rands, Andy Woods and more. Back by demand is Jägermeister who return with two of their specially concerted ex-military beats, the first of their beasts is the Jäger Rock Truck, which converts into an outdoor stage and will be showcasing performances from the likes of LMP DJ’s, Ellesse, Mark Mac, Paul Nunn & James Glover, Dash, Sam Rice, Zutekh, Denny Dowd, Autophase and more, whilst the second truck The Jägertruck will be the base for festival goers to enjoy an Ice Cold Jäger shot whilst watching and foot tapping to the beat.

Following the announcement of an extra day added for campers, existing 2 day camping ticket holders who wish to upgrade to a 3 day camping ticket are reminded that this is a limited offer, and available on a first come first serve basis and are being urged to contact their ticket agent to upgrade as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Creamfields returns to Daresbury in Cheshire on August Bank Holiday Weekend. For full line up and info go to: www.creamfields.com

Laura tells all about Deeds of the Nameless – ‘Exit Wound’

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Laura tells all about Deeds of the Nameless – ‘Exit Wound’

Posted on 25 July 2011 by Mizzle

Comprising of brothers Ben and Richard Bueno, both on guitar and vocals, and the identical Kennedy twins, Steve on bass guitar and Dan on drums, Deeds of the Nameless are a British quartet from London, set to rock your socks off!

With fans such as Biffy Clyro, Ian Brown and Mystery Jets (to name but a few) I was interested to hear what Deeds of the Nameless had to offer,  and the answer to this is quite a lot so it seems and their music shows variation across the genres.

They have been described as “Black Sabbath playing The Beatles” and their single Exit Wound shows no exception.  The opening guitar riff is reminiscent of Coheed and Cambria, with the haunting vocals of Simon and Garfunkel; a strange juxta-position that harmonises perfectly together and managing to nod a salute to the long ago days of classic rock, whilst seamlessly incorporating a contemporary edge.

The track is both haunting and edgy and as someone who likes to visualise what I am listening to, this track would work perfectly in a film soundtrack.

The remix of Exit Wound, featuring Dabbla, Jim Baxter, Dubbledge and Stig of the Dump gives the track a complete makeover, with both a hip-hop and Nu-Metal vibe, bringing to mind thoughts of The King Blues and Linkin Park.

Whilst Exit Wound is a song that slowly engulfs you, Deeds of the Nameless smack you right in the face with their other single Run This Town and you soon find yourself bopping along to this track, as it sweeps you up in its raw rock riffs and vocals.

I instantly liked this song  and Deeds of the Nameless get a big thumbs up from me, with the feeling that they would blow you away at live performances and prove that we Brits can rock with the best of them!  Definitely a band I will be keeping me eyes and ears on…

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** Breaking News **

Posted on 23 July 2011 by Mizzle

The rumours all over Twitter have been confirmed to be true . . The British singer ‘Amy Winehouse‘ has been found dead in her London flat.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed that a 27-year-old woman had died in Camden and that the cause of death was as yet unexplained. London Ambulance Service had been called to the flat at 1554 BST and sent two ambulances but the woman was died.

Amy is known for the album ‘Back to Black‘ which won her 5 Grammy Awards, but since then she has been very publicly been battling with a drink and drugs problem.

Its sad news and our thoughts go out to her friends and family.

 

The Supermen Lovers – ‘Foundation Disco EP’

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The Supermen Lovers – ‘Foundation Disco EP’

Posted on 23 July 2011 by Glenn Tucker

Supermen Lovers? You mean the one who did Starlight? Yeah awesome tune, good memories, really catchy. Me and a friend of mine used to imitate the video when the rat and the potato (or whatever it was) realised that they could collaborate their musical magic and held up the cables as an open invitation to get together and go music mad, and yes it was a sad moment when only the rat got taken away by the aliens.

Ten years later I feel bad for not feeling the same about “Keep the Funk Alive” but there was no moonshine nor starlight here for me. The melody and beat was slow and funky, which isn’t a bad thing, its comfortable, like when you walk on those furry carpets and you don’t want to get off but would rather lie down and curl up for a few hours. Safe and sound.

If I was on that carpet now and I listened to this, nothing would make me want to move. Its easy listening and I might bob my head about in time to the steady beat but I wouldn’t feel prompted to get up and dance, the tune seems to lack progression. It has similar references to Kraak en Smaaks recent album which represents a similar funky genre, but “Keep the Funk Alive” doesn’t seem to reach the depth or height that I found in Kraak en Smaak. Bring on the crescendo, pick up the tempo…. please, I think there are fleas in this carpet and I want to get off.

Final in about the third quarter it seems to pick up a bit as the lyrics come back in but the momentum soon drops off again and puts me back on my flea infested carpet.

The second track on the EP; Eagle Shadow followed a similar trend, except now i’m playing on a Sega mega drive and listening to a more interesting early 90s computer game soundtrack. Again, it seems the track is slightly lacking depth and doesn’t seem to get me going or provide anything catchy for me to pick up and get excited about.

Although this all seems very negative I did mention it was ten years ago when Starlight got me moving and grooving (yes I tried to groove) and how I long for those days when it all seemed so exciting but nowadays I’m kind of enjoying lying around on my comfy carpet (it’s not really flea infested), and not getting too excited or staying out too late. An easy groove and funky beat fits perfectly in the background as me and my friends chill out on the balcony on another summer evening and it actually all works out well.

Foster The People – ‘Helena Beat’

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Foster The People – ‘Helena Beat’

Posted on 18 July 2011 by Mizzle

After their song ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ kicked off our summer, Foster The People are back with there new single ‘Helena Beat’ which is to be released in August (this year!).

Foster The People told MTV when describing there video . .

“Post-apocalyptic, ‘Lord of the Flies’ meets ‘Mad Max,’ so, it’s a bunch of kids, and they kidnap us and take us into this warehouse, and there’s a really crazy twist at the end. But it’s super-visual, and it’s a mixture of really, like, bizarre circumstances — it’s dark, but it’s also pretty tongue-in-cheek and fun.”

So here it is for all to see, Enjoy!

Wynter Gorden – ‘Dirty Talk’ (Laidback Luke Remix)

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Wynter Gorden – ‘Dirty Talk’ (Laidback Luke Remix)

Posted on 17 July 2011 by Mizzle

After hearing this remix a few too many times this weekend, we thought it must be shared!

Let us know your thoughts.

The Wanted – ‘Glad You Came’

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The Wanted – ‘Glad You Came’

Posted on 16 July 2011 by Mizzle

Not one you would normally find on Smashed Music but for some reason this song makes me think of summer holidays so i think its a must have considering its Summer and all that!