I adore Bobobo. I must admit, i always thought after seeing 'him' at The Big Chill in 2009, i thought it was a 'them'. Bobobo is a 1 piece who generates beautiful ambient sounds through dj'ing. I love his new video which is directed by Steve Glashier. Andrea Triana has vocals on the epic and beautiful 'EyesDown'.
The single has hint's ofd Burial's atmopsheric beats and two step. The soft vocals from Andrea add honey to the water, smooth and sweet. I cant comprehend how many times this song has been on repeat as i sit marking at work. My evenings are graced by beauty as i await the festival season, full swing soon i hope. I will be checking where Bonobo will be touring this year, i cant wait to see him again.



Burial - Kill me?

Danaeo? AND Burial? I couldnt quite get my head around this when i first heard ti. I have alweays remembered Danaeo as being the 'party hard' type/ his first solo single which was as interesting as Shakespear's twelth night made me think how Burial could have possibly reinvented a talented, yet niche singer? The track which is as dirty as your boyfriends shorts after football makes me want to get angry, right now. Knee's bent and arms gathering dust, this moody piece with the soulful voice of Danaeo actually works, just a little. Remember Dizzee Rascal and Calvin Harris? We all know that Dizzee sold out to the mainstream so he could make it bigger, Danaoe has been doing his 'thang' since the 1990's where parties in the summer sun would be clapping out an extreme about of 'summer choons' and now he has gone all moody? Burial himself is a class act, his first album which gave me shudders took me into a slight state of depresssion the first time i heard it. All that was right in the world was no wrong and all i wanted to do was sit in my room and ponder the breaks and beats that he made me listen too.  F;ash forward 3 years and i must admit, its still his moodyness that has me captivated but Danaoe makes it a little bit more bearable, for me anyway. Think chase and status and 'Pieces' - i doubt that choon would of been as much of a commerical hit if it wasnt for Plan B -who has now switched to soul and high pitched tones.

Whatever i moan about, i still have it on repeat. 10 times.

Audio Bully's - Hello garage?

The Future Belongs To Us -

Alice in Wonderland is all over the shop - films, posters and dark tales thanks to the ever grundgy Tim Burton. Did he use Audio Bully's as his muse? The single The Future Belongs to Us, ever so slightly dark at the begining with warped breathing that could have been taken from the grave. Two step beats that remind me of the garage union that once was the 1990's, i now believe that garage is making its come back - ever so slightly. Little inkling's it is on its way back haver hit me since i have been investigating more into the wacky world of Audio Bully's and Hervé. The constant  'clicking' of swithcing beats and synthesisers have turned dance music into a broader Hyrid - trumpets, saxaphones and keyboards all combined - i get a slight sense of Quantic's essense about 4 minutes in - an 8 minuite masterpiece of breaks and buildups.

'Cut the mid-range' - very true. Down we go again, garage two step and warped synths. Audio Bully's have got a little darker, and i like it.

The Coronet Friday -Review

The Bloody Beetroots only British gig for the last thousand years blew mine and everyone else minds away on Friday night in the spacious yet sketchy Coronet in Elephant and Castle. The pill popping crowd that usually collate on the dancefloor laden with glow sticks, were replaced by skin headed tatood men that reminded me of a crowd you might see throwing fists at Lamb Of God's tour.
Covering Refused's 'New Noise' the moshing commenced as i stood with my back against  the melting brick wall. Refusing to give me an interview for the simple reason 'We dont do interviews" i found it highly un-suprising that these gimp mask laden msucisans were any bit sociable. Throwing hands and what looked like goblets of fire into the crowd the ecleptic thudding of the drum's threw everythign into turnmoil.  For a stage that had just graced Hervé and Mylo, was now a bloodbath of angry rock fans.

Hervé who i expected to play the last set to a minimalistic Mowgli, would of proven better all round. Teasing us with drop's of the Proxy's - So Raven was one of the most intense, drawn out experiences of the whole night. Flitting between the smoking area and the main room became exhausting after waiting a good 2 hours to hear some pounding base. Suprsiingly, the crown of the night had to go to Kissy Sell Out. After an epic yet scaring experience of The Bloody Beetroots, Kissy took to the crowd with an array of old school Garage, Dub Step and Dance. Proving to be the legend that he is, he treated the crowd to some Queen and Michael Jackson before teasing us again for the second time in one evening with the epic Proxy.  Feet were off the ground and arms were in the air as he persued to move the thuds of feet into a frenzy. Overlooking the crowd from the sidelines glow sticks returned, leaving the leather jackets and the tatoo's at the door.
Entering the early morning slot Mowgli took to the turn tables to deliver some gorgeous and aromatic beats that were easy enough to sit and discuss politics with over Sunday lunch. Being 3am and drawing a close, Mowlgi got the crowd pumping again with his view on the swine outbrak, Tamiflu. Off the album  'Paris to London' this joyous track was uplifting and interesting with subtle female grunting vocals and synthsiszers. 4 minutes in a drop that was a little anticipated revived the crowd, bringing them back down from Kissy Sell Out's performance.

Located upstairs in a bare yet pumping room, visuals were tyhrown together on the sidelines with a DJ that had mroe fidget than feet could have perscribed. His enthisatic stance made the ever dwindling crowd give the last leg value for money. Missing Does It Offend You Yeah? was one of the lowest points of the evening - a pub in East Dulwich has itself to blame, Strawberry Beer and a range of nibbles stopped me movig quickly.

Filled with a varied crowd and msuical tastes, beats were best pumped through Kissy. Disspointingly Hervé didnt impress and Mowgli was too chilled for the last leg of the shopwstopping night. Bloody Beetroots were Bloody mad, but again, Their first eevr UK Live show - no wonder they went for it.


Together @ The Coronet - London

An ecleptic night of Techno, Electro, Dance and 'Fidgit'.

Head on down. Sick venue, amazing lasers and a good crowd.
Friday 19th March

New Blog

So i have made another blog; mainly to accompany the fashion side i enjoy, but to show bloggers and interact with writers in and around London. I have a great interest in Fashion but also music and culture, so have set this blog up to showcase images and interviews i have with people.

My first stop: A possible interview with Mowgli on Friday at the Coronet in Elephant and Castle. If not, i will find someone else to chat.