In the footsteps of Sylvester, UK Nu-Disco sensation Tyson dropped a bomb on the dancefloor last year, suitably entitled Die on the Dancefloor. Several EPs later Ty is about to release his debut album February 20th, entitled -you guessed it- Die on the Dancefloor. Most tracks have been on our playlist extensively the last few weeks, as quite a few have already been released in EP format. Out Of My Mind , After You’re Gone and Fight all got glitter ball spray all over. Infectious. No need to say we look forward to another exiting release this coming month, album wise, with the likes of Emeli (Sandé) and Lana del Rey e.g. also releasing long players soon. Track listing below.
Scroll down a bit further for the Magician remix of After You’re Gone . Though his masterpiece remix of Lykke Li‘s number one smash and his own I Don’t Know What To Do are magic, the same beat poured over Tyson’s track sounds a little off. Repetition better avoided. Anyhow, make sure to check these 10 when you can.
1. Before I Love Again
2. Die On The Dancefloor
3. After You’re Gone
4. Kiss Like Dynamite
5. Love’s On The Line
6. Out Of My Mind
7. Ran For Love
9. Mr Rain
10. On The Radio
Recently Santigold wet everyone’s appetite for new work, by featuring on a couple of tracks, coloring a Beastie Boys song and collaborating with Spank Rock on Car Song.
The long-awaited new Santigold single is now avaible as free download on her official site, the first track taken for the follow up album to her 2008 debut. Master of My Make Believe is scheduled for release this Spring. The semi-animated video for Big Mouth was directed by Cody Critcheloe. The percussion-driven track sounds more like M.I.A work, rather than the original Santogold material. See if you like.
While Only One by Mama’s Gun featuring Beverley Knight is out on 30 January, miss Knight will be releasing a new EP February 12th. More info to follow soon. Simultaneously she is also releasing a remix package. The main track being promoted is Round and Around. 5am/DJ Munro are on board to deliver some fantastic remixes. Check this extended mix and press replay, round and around.
Not only did Knight re-invent -if you don’t mind the use of word- some classic UK Soul tracks on her latest album, she keeps re-claiming her status of UK Queen of R&B, also by re-inventing her own tracks. Remember the Prodigal Sista era? In case you hadn’t picked up the second track featured below, here’s your chance to check out the mellow regrooved remix of Apparently Nothin’. You cannot but agree: pure class.
Popstress Ladyhawke is about to release her sophomore album entitled Anxiety, March 19th. Yesterday Zane Low premiered the first single on his BBC Radio 1 evening show. Today an official sound clip was posted. No actual video clip as yet. Album snippets, and behind the scene footage from the video shoot are also around. Black White & Blue is a mid-tempo pop tune, where the chorus accelerates a notch or two. Fine start of chapter II.
Emeli Sandé is currently burning up the charts featuring on Professor Green’s Read All About It. The Scottish recording artist and songwriter sounds amazing Live. Her acoustic performance on Later with Jools (recorded back in September) proves just that. Her timbre can be placed somewhere between Tracy Chapman and Beverley Knight. Move over Beyoncé!
Sandé first became known as guest vocal on rapper Chipmunk’s debut single Diamond Rings. In 2010 she starred on Wiley’s Never Be Your Woman. She has written for a number of artists including Cher Lloyd, Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis, Cheryl Cole and Tinie Tempah. Sandé dropped her first name Adele, to use her middle name Emeli, after one little girl also named Adele became world famous. Sandé looks set to do the same. Emeli’s debut album Our Version of Events will be released February 21st.
One album release to look forward to this year is without a doubt the debut by British Soul-sensation Michael Kiwanuka. Home Again is scheduled for release March 26th. January 6th Michael was revealed as the winner of the BBC Sound of 2012 poll. Rightful winner indeed. The singles Tell Me A Tale and the title track are garnering extensive airplay and attention. Michael’s warm sultry voice take you right back to the sixties. His inspiration James Brown’s I’m black and I’m proud made him turn from Rock to Soul. Kiwanuka, a name to watch out for in 2012. Here’s why.
Music for the upcoming Cameron Crowe film ‘We Bought A Zoo’ has been composed by Sigur Ros’ Jónsi. The movie is an adaptation of the memoir by Benjamin Mee relating the story of a family dealing with the loss of a loved one by moving into a house that also functions as a zoo. While shooting the crew fell in love with his voice after playing the Sigur Ros album Heima on set. Jónsi also featured on the ‘How To Train A Dragon’ OST.
The soundtrack was released December 13th, the film on December 23rd. First video taken from the soundtrack is Gathering Stories. Enjoy this beautifully animated Zoo-experience, directed by Crush Creative.
Triggerfinger can play it loud, but their acoustic version of Soon proved they can sound very sober and unpretentious. Same can be said of their performance on Dutch radio 3FM this week. Ruben Block and his mates brought in kitchen utensils to bring their version of Lykke Li’s I Follow Rivers. Tea cups and a spoon do the trick. And just when you thought you had just about enough of the song -though can you ever?- along comes this new take. Should be released as a single don’t you think?
January 2nd Scissor Sisters premiered their brand new single called Shady Love on BBC Radio 1. Same day they unveiled its official music video on NME.com. Shady Love was produced by Boys Noize, and features ‘rap’vocals from Krystal Pepsy, ie Jake Shears, DJ Jeremy Lingvall and NY-singer Azealia Banks. The Sisters take their sound away from the tingly funflex disco to venture into more solid electro beats. This rhythm and a catchy hook will surely make you feel like dancing.
The music video, directed by Hiro Murai (known for working with Gym Class Heroes, Usher and Lupe Fiasco), has a Glee-like group of kids bringing a noteworthy school performance. Let’s see where the 3rd album will take our Sisters!