Florence + The Machine – What Kind Of Man

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Florence + The Machine premiered their new single ‘What Kind Of Man‘ as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record.

The single is taken from their forthcoming third album ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful and serves as the followup to 2011’s album ‘Ceremonials’.

Opening with haunting, distorted vocals, Florence creates an ethereal atmosphere before fiery guitar riffs and defined beats amp up the energy.   While elements of ‘Ceremonials’ come to mind, ‘What Kind Of Man’ packs that extra punch with striking brass flourishes and menacing undertones throughout.  Mix that with Flo’s commanding vocals and it makes for one strong return.

Ceremonials was so fixated on death and water, and the idea of escape or transcendence through death, but the new album became about trying to learn how live, and how to love in the world rather than trying to escape from it. Which is frightening because I’m not hiding behind anything but it felt like something I had to do. (Florence Welsh, Press release)

Produced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire) with  further production from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon, and John Hill, ‘How Big How Blue How Beautiful’ is set for release June 1st via Island records. Upcoming dates include Coachella, The Governors Ball and hopefully a few European festival dates. Check out the video below. Song kicks in about 1.44

 

FONO – Real Joy

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Brighton based producer FONO burst onto the scene as Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’ with the incredible track ‘Real Joy’.

Not much is known about the 21-year-old producer, except that he’s captured the attention of people everywhere with his exceptional new single.  ‘Real Joy’ is  both creative and engaging with infectious vocals and outrageous synths. The eclectic songs pulls from so many varied influences from Garage to Detroit underground and Jungle to Drum n bass, and just when you think its reached its peak, it shifts direction taking it to a whole new level. FONO pushes boundaries and tears them down!

“This is out of control ..From the mountain to the gutter in one minute … I’m not taking this record off” – Zane Lowe

While mainstream dance music has a tendency to follow the same pattern of  catchy hooks, looped synths and big drops, Fono gives a masterclass in producing a track that’s both creative and engaging from start to finish.

‘Real Joy’ is set for release May 11th via Relentless Records. Pre-order your copy here

January Selections 2015

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2014 proved to be an exceptional year for music. Judging by January’s selections, 2015 is going to be no exception. With January Blues thankfully out of the way, Summer Festivals are just around the corner. Well maybe not just around the corner, but all this talk of Festival Headliners is certainly getting me excited for the summer. Avicii, David Guetta and Drake are set to headline New Look Wireless Festival, while festival favourites Disclosure and Rudimental have teamed together to curate their own Wild Life Festival at Brighton City Airport. Radio 1’s Big Weekend announced Taylor Swift as their first headliner, with T In the Park welcoming The Libertines. Isle Of Wight announced Groove Armada and Fleetwood Mac, while Field Day have lined up FKA Twigs, Caribou and Hudson Mohawke amongst others.

As you know, good weather is never a guarantee here in the UK, so if you prefer a sunnier climate (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) then you might want to check out some of the following: Legendary US Coachella Festival announced ACDC, Drake and Jack White as their headliners, while Sónar Festival in Spain announced Duran Duran, Skrillex and FKA Twigs. Elsewhere in Spain, Benicassim have secured The Prodigy, Florence + the Machine, Bastille and Portishead, while unfortunately for some, Sonisphere and Rockness Festivals were cancelled. However, there’s still so much choice so start planning your summer musical adventures.

With January being the longest month of the year, it paved the way for plenty of new music. The Prodigy debuted their massive new single ‘The Day Is My Enemy‘, while Jimmy Napes, the creative genius behind much loved tracks from Disclosure, Sam Smith and Clean Bandit, unveiled his solo EP and single ‘Give It Up‘. Another Disclosure affiliate, Lxury, debuted his new single ‘Square 1‘ ft Deptford Goth, while Martin Solveig made his long awaited return and collaborated with GTA on ‘Intoxicated‘. Speaking of collaborations, Kanye unveiled his new single ‘Only One‘ with Paul McCartney and a further single with McCartney and Rihanna titled ‘FourFiveSeconds‘, leading to some interesting tweets congratulating Kanye on ‘Shining a light on new artists’… ‘This Paul McCartney guy gonna be huge‘! Lana del Ray confirmed she has nine songs ready for her forthcoming album ‘Honeymoon’, while The Prodigy announced their sixth studio album ‘The Day Is My Enemy’ is set for release March 30th.

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The BBC Unveiled their coveted ‘Sound Of 2015’ poll with dance-pop trio Years and Years topping the list. James Bay and Stormzy came in 2nd and 3rd place respectively, with Raury and George the Poet completing the top 5 shortlist. The Brits Nominations were announced, which saw Sam Smith take the lead with 5 nominations, shortly followed by Ed Sheeran and George Ezra with 4 nominations each. Noticeably absent from the nominees include artists such as Jungle, Ben Howard, Kasabian, Jessie J, Katy B, Jamie T and Bombaby Bicycle Club, with Clean Bandit highlighting the lack of black or female nominees this year. This year’s awards ceremony will take place at London’s O2 on February 25, hosted by Ant&Dec. Here’s hoping for a trip down memory lane with PJ and Duncan’s ‘Let’s Get Ready To Rumble‘. Don’t forget you can vote for the ‘Best British Breakthrough‘ and ‘Best British Video‘. Pharrell Williams unveiled his plans for Live Earth 2015; a Global event, featuring 100 artists performing across all seven continents to raise awareness about climate change. Live Earth 2015 will take place on June 18th. Last but not least, the worlds highest paid DJ Calvin Harris, has signed a three-year Las Vegas residency with Hakkasan Group, which will see him perform at Hakkasan Nightclub, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s Wet Republic and Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace. *Books trip to Vegas.* Ok, on with the music, check out my selections below:

1) Axwell Λ Ingrosso – Something New (Robin Schulz Remix)

With newly formed duo Axwell Λ Ingrosso recently unveiling their melodic big room single ‘Something New‘, German Producer Robin Schulz makes his mark on the official remix. Schulz’s edit premiered with Pete Tong on Radio1 and delivers a smooth and mellow remix with hypnotic beats. Schulz has a long list of popular remixes to his name such as Lilly Wood & The Prick’s ‘Prayer in C’ and Mr Probz’s ‘Waves’, the latter of which Schulz was nominated for a Grammy. Upcoming dates from Robin Schulz include Future Music Festival in Australia and Coronet Theatre in London. The ‘Something New‘ remix is available now in the US, with a UK release via Virgin EMI TBC.

 2) Joey Bada$$ – Teach Me ft Kiesza

Joey Bada$$ has teamed up with Canadian pop artist Kiesza for his new single ‘Teach Me‘, produced by Chuck Strangers and ASTR. The duo recently collaborated on ‘Bad Thing‘ from Kiesza’s album ‘Sound of a Woman’, so it’s only natural she return the favour. The most prominent feature on the single sees Joey step up the pace and go double time with the beats; not your typical pace to rap over but nonetheless works in his favour, once again showing his versatility as an artist. With Joey continually asking ‘Won’t you teach me how to dance’, who better then Canadian popstar come dancer Kiesza, who brings a fresh vocal hook to the single. ‘Teach Me’ is a bonus track taken from Joeys debut album B4.DA.$$ which is availab5 now.

 

3) Wilkinson & TC – Hit The Floor

Ready for an absolute beast of a dnb banger? Then look no further than London based Wilkinson (Afterglow) and Bristols TC (Get Down Low). The two drum n bass producers have collaborated on their new single ‘Hit The Floor‘ and serves up a high energy track packed with throttling basslines, grungy vibes and snarling sirens. ‘Hit the Floor’ is available now via Andy C’s Ram Records. Upcoming dates for Wilkinson include Elextric Brixton in April, followed by Reading & Leeds.

 

4) Purity Ring – Push Pull

Time for a change of pass with Canadian synth-pop duo Purity Ring and their new single ‘Push Pull’. Megan James and Corin Roddick once again deliver pure synth serenity with this utterly amospheric track. Roddick’s bubbling deep synths and multilayered textures give weight to the track, while Megans dreamy vocals soar effortlessly above, much like their transcendent and hypnotic video. The single is taken from their forthcoming album ‘Another Eternity’ and follow up to 2012’s ‘Shrines’. ‘Another Eternity’ is set for release March 3rd via 4AD while ‘Push Pull’ is available now. Upcoming dates for the duo include Concorde 2 in Brighton and O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London.

 

5) Years and Years – King

Having kicked off the year winning the BBC’s coveted Sound Of 2015 award, synth-pop trio Years and Years continue with their trademark futuristic synths and hard-hitting pop hooks with their new single ‘King‘. Made up of bassist Mikey Goldsworthy, Emre Turkmen on keys and vocalist Olly Alexander, Years and Years continue to push the boundaries of dance music and deliver another infectious single as a follow up to ‘Desire’. Upcoming dates include Concorde 2 and Wild Life in Brighton, with London dates at Heaven and O2 Shepherds Bush. ‘King’ is set for release March 1st via Polydor Records. Pre-order your copy here. In the meantime check out Manchesters TCTS remix.

6) Sigma ft Labrinth – Higher

Drum n bass duo Sigma (Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie ) continue their stream of hits with their latest single ‘Higher‘. The singles serves as the follow up to the powerhouse record ‘Changing’ ft Paloma Faith and one of the top tracks of 2014 ‘Nobody To love’. For ‘Higher’, Sigma have enlisted the creative vocal talents of Labrinth to deliver yet another euphoric record thats just waiting to storm the charts. Having recently been nominated for two Brit Awards,  be sure to catch the duo at Concorde 2, Electric Brixton and Electric Daisy Carnival. ‘Higher’ is set for release March 22nd via 3Beat and is taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Life’.

 

7) Tor Miller – Midnight

Brooklyn based Tor Miller has unveiled ‘Midnight‘ from his debut EP ‘Headlights‘. The talented twenty-year-old delivers a powerful piano ballad that gradually builds in momentum with percussion, strings and guitar, while Miller’s distinct and powerful vocals hold its own out in front, bringing artists like Billy Joel to mind. ‘Headlights’ is available now via Glassnote Records. Upcoming performances for Miller include his headline show at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters on Thursday 5th March.

 

8) Benga – Shut It Down

Benga is back and this is one single that deserves a major oooof! After taking some time out last year to start a family and stepping down from his co-hosting with Skream on Radio1, the Dubstep pioneering producer/dj is back stronger than ever. His new single ‘Shut It Down’ ft Artwork and Sam Frank premiered as Zane Lowes ‘Future Exclusive’ and serves up a darker techno vibe with vocals from Sam Frank keeping it fresh. Having been working on his album for the past ten years, expect an album to drop sometime this year as we thankfully welcome Benga back from early retirement.

 

9) The Wombats – Greek Tragedy (Bastille Remix)

Indie rock back The Wombats unveiled their long awaited new single ‘Greek Tragedy’, which premiered as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record. The single is taken from their forthcoming third studio album ‘Glitterbug’ due April 6th, and follows 2013’s ‘Your Body Is  A Weapon’. While the original delivers the catchy pop hooks you’d expect from the trio, Bastille’s remix gives the track new depth and focuses on the raw emotive vocals with majestic brass and strings. Bastille’s slick production gives the track an edge that the original lacked. Having recently remixes Imagine Dragon’s ‘I’d Bet My Life’ Bastille are currently working on their new album due later this year.

 

10) Jess Glynn – Hold My Hand

Looking for a song guaranteed to put you in a good mood? Check out the latest single from Jess Glynn with its immediate feel-good summer vibes and smooth house piano. ‘Hold My Hand’ serves as the follow up to arguably one of the biggest tracks last year, Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’, followed by Route 94’s ‘My Love’ and her first solo single ‘Right Here’. Glynn has proved she can hold her own and continues with her electro-pop stylings and infectious soulful vocals. ‘Hold My Hand’ is set for release via Atlantic on March 23rd. Upcoming dates for Jess include Alexandra Palace, Wild Life and Isle of Wight Festival.

11) Pep and Rash – Rumors

DJs from Tiesto to Martin Garrix and The Magician have been playing this mystery house track for a while now, without realising where it actually came from. With an aptly titled single called ‘Rumor’, the rumour mill was in full speed with many associating it with Oliver Heldens style, who had to set the record straight on Twitter. Dutch label Spinnin’ Records finally unveiled the Dutch duo Pep & Rash as the producers responsible for this infectious house smash. ‘Rumors’ features a distorted vocal line that’s highly hypnotic before the throttling bass kicks in with its percussive stylings. 2015 is going to be a big year for the dutch duo.

 

12) LA Priest – Oino

Sam Dust, formerly of Late Of The Pier, has unveiled his new single ‘Oino’ under the Moniker LA Priest (Lah Pree-st). ‘Oino’ is a funky alt-pop gem filled with melodic and playful psychedelic synth stabs, warped guitar riffs and falsetto vocals. ‘Oino’ delivers a unique piece of experimental funk and a refreshing and compelling view into this new project from LA Priest. Currently working on his debut album, ‘Oino’ is available March 30th via Domino Records.

13) EXGF – We Are The Hearts

Indie pop act EXGF made quite the impact last year with their debut single ‘Idle Hands’. Their second single, ‘We Are The Hearts’ delivers a rousing and anthemic number that strikes a balance between sounding dreamy yet industrial with its hard hitting beats.  Though very little is known about the French and US collective EXGF, we can only go by their edgy and artistic instagram pics to paint some sort of picture. Other than that, the music clearly speaks for itself and delivers a defiant track and shines a light on inner strength. Here’s to a promising 2015 for EXGF.

Check out the full playlist below with over an hour for your listening pleasure.

 

Lxury – Square 1 ft Deptford Goth

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Lxury (AKA Andy Smith) has unveiled his new single Square 1 ft Deptford Goth and is taken from his new 6 track EP ‘Into The Everywhere’.

Lxury was one of the first producers to release music via Disclosure’s Method Records and delivered some exceptional tracks such as ‘We Do’ and ‘J.A.W.S.’. His latest efforts, ‘Square 1’, is a quirky and trippy mix of house-pop, with Daniel Woolhouse from Deptford Goth on vocals. Co-written by Friendly Fires’ frontman Ed Macfarlane, ‘Square 1’ will be in your head all day with its soothing and hypnotic synth and lush vocals.

Upcoming dates for Lxury include The Nest in London (April 18th) and  AMP Lost & Found Festival in Malta (April 5th) and Wildlife Festival in Brighton (June 7th). Square 1 is available now via Geco-Roman Records. Check out a preview below and full video here.

Martin Solveig & GTA – Intoxicated

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After almost a two year absence, French Producer Martin Solveig is back with his new single ‘Intoxicated’.

The single serves as the follow up to tracks such as ‘Hello’, ‘Night Out’ and ‘Smash’, but this time, Solveig has enlisted the help of Miami duo GTA (Good Times Ahead) made up of Van Toth and JWLS. The trio’s talents are a perfect combination of big room house, infectious hooks, bubbling basslines, catchy vocals, and a heavy brass line that packs a serious punch. Throw in a few cowbells and you have yourself a seriously catchy track.

Solveig has been announced to play the Sahara Tent at the upcoming Coachella Festival as well as upcoming performance in Las Vegas and Ibiza. Currently working on his 5th studio album, ‘Intoxicated’ is available April 12th via Spinnin’ Records.

Jimmy Napes – Give It Up

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While you may not recognise Jimmy Napes in person, Napes has spent much of his time as an important behind-the-scenes figure, lending his creative talents and writing skills to pen Disclosure’s ‘Latch’, Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’, Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be” as well as working with artists from Jessie Ware to Mary J. Blige. Sounds pretty damn impressive on paper right? Well thankfully it translates into reality.

Napes is set to take his rightful place center stage with the release of his new solo EP ‘The Making Of Me‘. His first single ‘Give It Up‘ is a soulful silky smooth r&b track, with seductive synths, topped off with one infectious hook.

Produced by Disclosures Howard Lawrence, ‘The Making Of Me’ EP is set for release March 8th via Method Records. Napes also featured in Annie Mac’s Bed Time Mix, which is well worth a listen back!

 

November Selections

bannerAs we edge ever closer to the end of 2014, November certainly didn’t disappoint with its quality of music. Former Swedish House Mafia members Axwell and Ingrosso debuted their new collaboration with the track ‘Can’t Hold Us Down‘, while Mark Ronson teamed up with Bruno Mars for the incredibly infectious ‘Uptown Funk‘. Lorde continued to unveil songs from her curated ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1‘ Soundtrack with Stromae’s ‘Meltdown ft Pusha T, Q-Tip, HAIM and Lorde herself.

In terms of music news, not only did Ed Sheeran sell out three Wembley gigs, he reached number 1 with his single ‘Thinking Out Loud‘. If you watch one video this month, let it be Greg James singing ‘Blank Space‘ with Taylor Swift. It’s no wrecking ball, but thoroughly entertaining! Speaking of Taylor, the pop princess recently removed all her music from Spotify due to ‘fair royalties‘, while Youtube unveiled plans for a new music  key subscription. Tweet of the month has to go to Lorde who jokingly put Diplo and his manhood in his place after he criticized Taylor Swift. Next year’s Super Bowl XLIX Half-time show artist is none other than Katy Perry who is set to follow in the footsteps of last years performer Bruno Mars. The EMA’s took to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro with host Nicki Minaj, while here in London the Brits Critics Choice Nominees were unveiled with George the Poet, James Bay and Years and Years all shortlisted for the coveted award.  Fleetwood Mac and Clean Bandit announced details for their 2015 tour, while Foo Fighters announced their Slane gig in Ireland with the Kaiser Chiefs and Hozier.  Bob Geldof returned with Band Aid 30 to support the Ebola Crisis. Order your copy here to support the cause. Even though it’s only November, Summer festivals are only a few months away. Reading and Leeds announced Meatallica as the first headliners for 2015, while Muse are set to headline Download Festival. Roll on festival season!

Now in December, we look forward to the first ever BBC Music Awards, a Top of the Pop’s Christmas Special, non-stop Christmas songs on the radio, and a roundup of Best tracks/albums of 2014. Keep an out out for my top tracks of 2014 and in the meantime, have a look at my Top 100 Tracks for 2013.

1) Prides – Out Of The Blue

Scottish synth-pop trio Prides, made up of Stewart Brock (piano, lead vocals), Callum Wisecow (guitar, piano, vocals) and Lewis Gardiner (drums), unveiled their explosive new single ‘Out of The Blue’. The single serves as the follow up to ‘I Should Know You Better’, ‘The Seeds You Sow‘ and ‘Messiah‘ and immediately serves up a synth-pop indulgence with its infectious hook, spiraling synths and pulsing beats. Having recently performed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony in Glasgow, The electro-pop trio are currently in the middle of their UK Tour. ‘Out of The Blue’ is set for release Dec 8th.

 

2) Axwell Λ Ingrosso – ‘Something New’

Having just unveiled ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’ as the first new material from collaborative super-duo Axwell Λ Ingrosso, the duo have only gone and dropped their official debut single ‘Something New’. The single once again featured as Zane Lowe’s ‘Hottest Record’ and are the first band ever to receive the honour twice from the same album. As with ‘Can’t Hold Us Down’, the single stays true to each of the producers form with its euphoric top line melody, big kick drums and roof-raising vibes. The former SHM duo sure know how to make an impact, with the single also featuring in the latest Beats by Dre #SoloSelfie Campaign. ‘Something New’ is set for release 8th March , with their highly anticipated debut album set to drop later in 2015.

 

3) DJ Fresh ft Ella Eyre – ‘Gravity’

UK producer Daniel Stein, aka DJ Fresh, unveiled his new single ‘Gravity’ which premiered as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record. Featuring the soulful vocals from Mobo Award winner Ella Eyre, ‘Gravity’ serves as the follow up to ‘Flashlight‘ ft Ellie Goulding and ‘Make You Bounce’ vs TC. With its drum n bass vibes and jungle flair, Ella lets loose throughout this high energy, piano driven track with her soulful powerhouse vocals; Perhaps taking a page out of her own book, having co-written Sigmas epic single ‘Changing’ ft Paloma Faith.  ‘Gravity’ is set for release February 8th, via Ministry of Sound Recordings.

 

4) Bakermat – Teach Me

Upcoming Dutch dance producer Lodewijk Fluttert, aka Bakermat, unveiled his new soul-filled house single ‘Teach Me’. The single serves as the follow-up to the successful ‘One Day’, which sampled Martin Luther King’s infamous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech.  ‘Teach Me’ received its premiere with Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1 and delivers a retro-inspired, deep house track with soulful gospel-style vocals and euphoric strings that take the track to another level. ‘Teach Me’ is set for release February 8th via Be Yourself Music.

 

5) Show N Prove x Big Narstie – Gas Pipe

Sottish producer Ellis Taylor, aka Show N Prove, dropped his new single ‘Gas Pipe’ ft Big Narstie. The colossal sounding single received its premiere with Sir Spyro on Rinse FM. Having previously collaborated with artists from Wretch 32, to Tinchy Stryder, Show ‘n’ Prove enlists the skills of grime MC Big Narstie (What’s The Story Brixton Glory Pt II), who delivers with such energy over the bass heavy beats and  industrial sounding production. Currently signed to AATW/Universal, Show N Prove is fast becoming one of the UK’s finest producers with ‘Gas Pipe’ further adding to his already impressive back catalogue (Zimma Frame, My People, If Only ft Shakka)

 

6) Stormzy – Not That Deep Remix (ft Solo 45, Big Narstie, P Money and JME)

Having already delivered his massive breakthrough banger ‘Not That Deep’, Mobo Award Winner Stormzy takes it to the next level with an all-star grime remix. Stormzy enlists grime heavyweights P Money, Big Narstie and BBK’s Solo 45 and JME for a deadly collaboration, each of which goes in hard on their verse and spit with such vigor and bite. The remix premiered with the People’s Prince, AKA Charlie Sloth on BBC1 & 1Xtra. Big things in store for Stormzy for 2015!

 

7) Jack Garratt – ‘The Love You’re Given’

London based producer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt, unveiled his new single ‘The Love You’re Given’. The single premiered with Zane Lowe as his Hottest Record and serves up a complex multi-layered track. Opening with simple piano and haunting vocal sample from Lisa Fischer from the film ‘20 Feet From Freedom’, Garratt intricately crafts each layer with fuzzing synths, falsetto vocals and off kilter beats. All the music heard throughout the track is played/sung by Garratt showcasing his never-ending skills and placing him as a firm favourite for 2015. … get quote from Zane re instruments

 

8) Bastille ft Haim – Bite Down

Last month, Bastille unveiled their latest single ‘Torn Apart vs Grades vs Lizzo’ from their forthcoming mixtape ‘Other people’s Heartache, Pt III’. The latest single to surface is titled ‘Bite Down vs HAIM’. The Californian Sisters are the latest artists to collaborate with Bastille on their highly anticipated and unique mixtape, which sees both bands style represented and fused together seamlessly. Bastille frontman Dan Smith, perfectly harmonizes with Este, Danille and Alana and serves up some killer riffs and a catchy chorus as expected. While their previous mixtape featured a collection of original songs, covers and mash-ups, ‘Other People’s Heartache, pt III’ serves up a collection of originals, with collaborations from artists such as MNEK and Angel Haze. The experimental project is perhaps a taste of what’s to come for the next album and see Bastille experiment with different styles and sounds. Bite Down vs HAIM is set for release November 30th, while the mixtape is set for release December 8th.

 

9) Slaves – The Hunter

2-piece Garage Punk duo Isaac Holman and Laurie Vincent, have unveiled their new single ‘The Hunter’. The 3-minute single serves up a riff-laden grungy vibe, with crashing drums and intense vocals as it builds to it’s clamorous conclusion. The Hunter is available now  via Virigin/EMI. Upcoming London dates include the London Forum (March 4th) as well as the NME Awards Tour 2015.

 

10) Cashtastic – 808

South London rapper Cashtastic, unveiled his new single ‘808’, which premiered with Charlie Sloth on BBC 1Xtra. Cashtastic has teamed up with Dutch producer Diztortion (Stylo G – Soundbwoy, Lethal Bizzle – Rari Workout) who works his slick production combining heavy 808s and infectious beats. Despite Cashtastic recent deportation to Jamaica, he continues to make waves in the UK scene. ‘808’ is set for release February 15th via 3 Beat Productions.

 

11) Destructo – Dare You To Move ft Problem (Shiba San Remix)

French producer Shiba San has remixed Destructo’s ‘Dare you to Move’ ft Problem. Having recently re-interpreted Deadmau5 and Kaskade’s ‘I Remember’, the French producer transforms the original, delivering a slower-paced remix, highlighting its deep bassline, yet retaining the originals garage and dub vibe. Shiba San’s remix is set to shake up the dance floor and is taken from Destructo’s ‘Dare You To Move Remix EP’, set for release December 9th.

 

12) Wiley – From The Outside ft JME and Teddy

The Godfather of Grime Wiley, unveiled his latest single ‘From The Outside’ ft Teddy and JME. The single is taken from Wiley’s forthcoming tenth album ‘Snakes and Ladders’, and serves as the follow up to Wiley’s massive summer single ‘On A Level’. ‘From The Outside’ delivers an absolute beast of track as the trio spit with vigour over the melodic beats. ‘Snakes & Ladders‘ is available via Wiley’s own label Big Dada and features artists such as Cam’ron, Problem and Stormzy.

Check out my November Selections below in one big playlist for your listening pleasure: