Archive | May, 2012

Kylie Minogue – ‘Timebomb’

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Kylie Minogue – ‘Timebomb’

Posted on 26 May 2012 by Mizzle

Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale to Judge Live and Unsigned!

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Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale to Judge Live and Unsigned!

Posted on 14 May 2012 by Mizzle

Radio 1 DJ Annie Nightingale MBE best known as Britain’s first female DJ on Radio 1 is to judge Live and Unsigned the UK’s biggest music competition for original artists for the fourth year running and will be judging at three of the Area Final shows this year.

The former presenter of the BBC’s OId Grey Whistle Test can’t wait to be involved again, “I am as enthusiastic as always at discovering new music talent. I look forward to hearing and seeing the finalists at Live and Unsigned, and will do my best to encourage them on their way to an exciting and successful future. Bring them on!

This is great exposure – competing in a competition like this will get you recognised and winning it will attract interest. But there’s a lot more to it, it’s a long haul to be successful in this industry. I think bands need to ensure they are getting out there and building a fan base and getting hits on You Tube. Then it’s about finding the right people to represent you – making sure you have good people around you that can open doors. If you’ve got the talent, you just need to surround yourself with people who believe in it and can represent you in the right manner.”

Annie Nightingale the first ever female presenter on BBC Radio 1 is now Radio 1’s longest serving broadcaster having been with Radio 1 over 40 years and remains the only female DJ in the world to have been honoured with an MBE by The Queen.

Annie’s career has been a fantastical musical journey beginning with hanging out with the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who, and becoming a journalist and TV presenter. Having cracked the all-male preserve of DJs at Radio 1, she began a long and dedicated career in broadcasting at the BBC. Always insisting to choose her own music, Annie championed dozens of artists who later became worldwide successes.

“Be passionate and be committed. It’s all about confidence. I also think honesty is great – there’s something endearing about someone making a mistake or perhaps not being completely polished. Don’t try too hard to be anyone else and believe in yourself.”

This year the winners of Live and Unsigned will take home £10,000 in cash to spend on developing the act as they wish. They’ll also get a further £10,000 spent on publicity and will take on a UK tour of up to 100 shows. Live and Unsigned is also offering festival slots in Sweden, Italy, Latvia and Ireland, as well as gigs at UK festivals like Beach Break Live andRelentless Energy Drink Boardmasters.

For more information on Live and Unsigned and to perform in front of judges such as Radio One’s Annie Nightingale, sign up for Live and unsigned for next year!

Nelly Furtado – ‘Big Hoops’ (Bigger The Better)

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Nelly Furtado – ‘Big Hoops’ (Bigger The Better)

Posted on 12 May 2012 by Mizzle

Well in the office we are a 50/50 on this track! I like it but its seem a lot don’t!!

 

Let us know you’re thoughts!

Jessie Ware – ‘110%’

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Jessie Ware – ‘110%’

Posted on 12 May 2012 by Mizzle

Rudimental ft. John Newman – “Feel The Love”

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Rudimental ft. John Newman – “Feel The Love”

Posted on 12 May 2012 by Mizzle

Definitely a Summer tune 🙂

Enter Shikari – Review

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Enter Shikari – Review

Posted on 04 May 2012 by Mizzle

When I arrived at the Wolverhampton Civic, the first support band ‘Tek One’ had already begun their set. The whole crowd was encouraged to get very lively from the first note played. The three piece group which included a rapper, drummer and the third member on decks; played some incredible remix’s of some big hits, giving these songs some deep dirty bass. A song that definitely stood out for me personally was ‘Bring Me The Horizon’s’ and ‘Sleep With One Eye Open’ this remix contained the screaming vocals of ‘BMTH’. ‘Tek One’ mixed this song to a dubstep genre with some unbelievable drops which blew me and the whole crowd away.

Sadly ‘Tek One’ could not play forever. Next up were the relatively well known ‘Young Guns’, they gave quite a solid performance despite me not being a massive fan. The crowd was still bouncing and very full of life. However, I had familiarised myself with this band when they played the song ‘Bones’. This all went down very well with the crowd. Towards the end of their set, Gustav (lead vocals) asked the whole crowd to kneel down although I didn’t actually understand the reasoning, I felt rude not too.

The time between bands was fairly amusing. The roadies were sound checking the microphones and instruments which encouraged the excited crowd to ‘call and response’ to what the displeased roadies were saying into the mic. Now was the time that we had all been waiting for … ‘Enter Shikari’! They opened with ‘System’ off their latest album ‘A Flash Flood of Colour’ which then led into ‘Meltdown’. The atmosphere was insane with crowd surfers flying over constantly and Mosher’s doing what they do best with the pits ever growing. I came out of all the action for a couple of songs to just enjoy the whole experience. However, this didn’t last long as I heard the opening synth of ‘Mothership’. Instantly I started to move back into the crowd, pushing through much of the audience to enjoy one of my favourites right at the front. ‘Enter Shikari’ were full of energy through out the whole set with Rou (lead vocals) moving around the whole stage and Rory (lead guitarist) jumping into the crowd several times. ‘Enter Shikari’ were fantastic and have been every time I have seen them, and I would happily see them again.

Joe Farley

Rihanna – ‘Where Have You Been’

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Rihanna – ‘Where Have You Been’

Posted on 03 May 2012 by Mizzle