UK MC Lady Leshurr drops a new jam with filthy basslines and spitting grime vocals. Reminiscent of early Dizzee and already tipped by The Streets’ Mike Skinner as ‘One To Watch’ in The Guardian. Instant love.
SUPREME SOUND FROM BERLIN
After Supreme Sound From Paris featuring Onra and Walter Mecca, and Supreme Sound From London featuring Deft and Flako, Skullcandy launches Supreme Sound from Berlin EP featuring legendary Berlin producer Robot Koch.
Skullcandy’s ‘Supreme Sound From’ series forms part of many new exciting Skullcandy music projects coming up in 2013, collaborating with the brightest young talents from the current European electro scene and beyond. This project focuses once again on production quality, true to its Skullcandy Supreme Sound mantra – attacking bass, precision highs, natural vocals.
Koch has picked up critical acclaim for his past releases, picking up the attention of Dazed and Confused (“A gothic galactic aesthetic of ten ton beats and space age melodies”),XLR8R, (“A middle ground between the far-out experimentation of Brainfeeder and the futuristic pop of artists like Jamie Lidell, The xx, and Jimmy Edgar”) and even the late great John Peel of BBC Radio 1 fame (“Wonderful and strange – pop music from the future”).
For the Supreme Sound From Berlin EP, Koch has calibrated killer bass with intricate instrumentals, teaming up with his friends from Arcadeon and with Project Mooncircle labelmate Sieren. The EP also includes a new solo track called ‘Starfish’ as well as two collaborative tracks: ‘Corridors of Time’, created with his friends Arcadeon (aka Sneaky from UK Nu-Hip Hop pioneers Fingathing & US multi instrumentalist Dan Stetich) and ‘Melville’, a team effort with Berlin producer Sieren, recently signed to Project Mooncircle for his debut split 12 inch vinyl.
LA-based hot young thing BANKS has been on our radar ever since she dropped the illustriously off-key Before I Ever Met You a couple of months back. The insanely infectious ‘Fall Over’ was soon to follow, and blew our tiny brains out. Not only is she prancing around in her undies in the official video, but her cell number is also on her Facebook Page. Thank me later boys.
SHE’S BACK. It’s been 3 long, cold, relentless years without her but Lissie finally returns with her new single Shameless. Sporting a hot new haircut and sounding more like Emily Haines than I remember, Shameless is released on 16th April and is the first cut from her upcoming studio album (yippee). It’s no When I’m Alone, but it’s a promising little tune and to be honest, we’re just glad she’s back.
Following the success of ‘Hanging On’, Active Child (aka LA-based Pat Grossi) leaves us literally hanging on for more (sorry) with his latest slice of electro pop. ‘Evening Ceremony’ sees Grossi’s signature soothing vocal layered in a way that won’t get out of our brains. Listen, and try not to fall in love.
We’ve loved the mysterious Pogo ever since he dropped his joyous Disney-sampling ‘Bloom’ back in 2011. Bizarrely it appears that Pogo still has time to drop banger after banger whilst being exiled from the US. We’ve all heard mashup videos before, perhaps most famously from Cassette Boy, but Pogo is taking is one step further, by vocoding all the vocals and making a genuinely amazing song out of it all. Sounds shit. Is brilliant.
After a stint of collaborations with the likes of Toddla T, Wiley and Diplo, Ms. Ama’s first solo single since 2007 comes in the form of sultry R&B ballad ‘Boyfriend’.
Infectious beats provide the perfect backdrop for Ama’s gorgeous vocal, leaving the track simple, understated and in my eyes; a producer’s wet dream. Along with the sexy black & white artwork (and the fact that I’ve had it on repeat for the past two days) I for one can definitely say that Sho, you didn’t fuck this up.
We’re not 100% what happened to this remix – was it unofficial? Why has it been taken down from all the official channels? It is SUCH A BANGER.
Either way it was one of our fave remixes from 2010 – kick ass vocals from London soul upstart Rox and Dutch remixer extraordinaire Don Diablo results in a total toe tapping 100% bandsxbass approved bangarang.
Rox? She appears to have released two albums since this track. We’ll give them a spin and get back if they are any good.