In recent months Lana Del Rey has gone 360, from being one of the most loved new acts to being at the end of a bitter back lash (because Lana Del Rey is not her real name and Born To Die isn't really her debut album). Lana Del Rey's performance on SNL added more fuel to the fire that is the internet's love/hate affair with Lana. Was the back lash justified? Did Lana Del Rey silence her critics or were the haters right in the end? Read on to find out.
The Digital Pirate Material Compilation is a collection of tracks made by talented artists that the good people at Digital Pirate Material have discovered over the past year. Totalling 18 tracks strong, each sampling a different artist, from a wide range of genres including Future Garage, Dubstep and UK Funky. The Digital Pirate Material Compilation includes songs by Lil Silva, Paleman, Spooky and Mista Men amongst others.
There's some interesting remixes on the compilation and some new/emergeing artists that you may have not heard anywhere else yet so it's well worth checking out.
If (undiluted) Grime will ever find a home in the UK Top 40
charts then it will probably sound like this. The Cheeky EP sounds and feels as
if it was well thought out, not just random verses and hooks over any beats.
There are some notable features including Little Nasty on
what is probably the Cheeky EP's highlight "Kushwave Anthem". On
"Goonz" Marger is flanked by Scrufizzer (if Busta Rhymes was a London
Grime MC he'd probably sound like this) and No Lay (a female MC better than
most male Grime MC's). Molly lifts "Shadows" and provides a good
contrast between Marger's hype and energy. The featured artists all add to the
songs that they appear on bring something different to the Cheeky EP.
Although it's fairly short at only three songs Midé's City Lights EP is well worth checking out. There's no filler material or any songs worth skipping; just gems. Midé has got it just right and other artists should take note: quantity does not equal quality.
Some of you may recall we featured "Your Eyes Were Shining" a few weeks ago, well today I am proud to say that you can stream The Jealous Sound's new album, A Gentle Reminder, in its entirety. This stream will only be available between now and midnight on Tuesday so be sure to enjoy it before then!
A Gentle Reminder is released on 31st January and is available to Pre-Order now on Amazon UK & Amazon US.