Thursday
Mar182010

Erykah X Madlib - Strawberry Incense.This is an absolute dream. Return of the Ankh Part 2

Erykah X Madlib - Strawberry Incense.

This is an absolute dream. Return of the Ankh Part 2 drops March 30th

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Thursday
Mar182010

Never been a huge fan of Ross, but I am John Legend’s biggest fan, and this now makes two b

Never been a huge fan of Ross, but I am John Legend’s biggest fan, and this now makes two brilliant tracks they’ve done together.

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Thursday
Mar182010

What a hero.

What a hero.

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Wednesday
Mar172010

A new Mix from the King of Mixes so far this year; Martelo.

A new Mix from the King of Mixes so far this year; Martelo.

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Wednesday
Mar172010

One of my favourite Common tracks of all time was remixed back in 2005 by one of my favourite Pro

One of my favourite Common tracks of all time was remixed back in 2005 by one of my favourite Producers; 88-Keys.

Luckily he’s found it and decided to share it with us. It’s a beautiful remix that shows the track from a completely different perspective and proves you just can’t beat a hidden gem.

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Wednesday
Mar172010

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Tuesday
Mar162010

A lovely little Mixtape to warm us up for ‘Special Kind of Fool’. I actually can̵

A lovely little Mixtape to warm us up for ‘Special Kind of Fool’. I actually can’t explain how much I love ‘ME’. Erik Rico is one hell of a talent!

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The new single ‘Emotions’ is available from iTunes HERE.

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Tuesday
Mar162010

Probably one of my favourite songs this year. Definitely my favourite Soul record.I love 

Probably one of my favourite songs this year. Definitely my favourite Soul record.

I love Yahzarah. Her voice and look is a breath of fresh air.

Massive year for The Foreign Exchange.

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Tuesday
Mar162010

File Sharing

I feel it’s time for me to write about an issue that seems to be all over the News again and something that affects me and millions of other people on a Daily basis. File Sharing, Illegal Downloading, Stealing or whatever else you want to call it, is a problem that has been around for 10 or so years now. We all know what it is, how it works and that it’s wrong; however it’s a force that in the past few years has now become unstoppable.

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From a personal perspective I cannot see the problem with ME ‘illegally’ downloading certain files. Out of all the people I have ever met in my life, I am still yet to come across someone that loves Music more than me, which is why I think I can make a valid point on this issue. From the start of 2010 I have acquired 784 songs and we are not even out of March yet - crazy right? Well………not really.

As a Student I have a lot of spare time on my hands and a very unhealthy bank balance, so I need to carefully choose what Music I buy and support. Throughout the past 3 months I have bought a lot of Music: Emancipator - Safe In The Steep Cliffs, Example - Won’t Go Quietly, Ty - Emotions, Gorillaz - Plastic Beach, Corinne Bailey Rae - The Sea, Strong Arm Steady - In Search Of Stoney Jackson, Wiley - Never Be Your Woman and M-Trey & Drew Beat - Immaculate Dopeness (Unsigned Hip-Hop duo from Chicago) & More. My point is; I illegally downloaded each of those Singles/Albums before I bought them, just so I knew that my money was going to a project I thoroughly enjoyed. After spending this £40-£50 within 3 months, there is a lot of other Music out there, which I can’t afford to buy; but does that really mean I don’t have the right to listen to it? I don’t think so. I have listened to their work and made an educated choice on where the money I have earned should go.

Today I downloaded Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip’s new album ‘Logic of Choice’, which is an album I have been anticipating greatly since hearing Angles in 2008. My Bank Balance currently stands at -£1,397.39, which means I have £1.03 available and am unable to buy anything; so I shall be purchasing the album on Friday when I get paid. I am also going to see them at Cockpit in Leeds on Thursday to support them as I feel they are a revolutionary pair that have created a whole new genre of Music. Now can anyone say there is anything wrong with that? I doubt it.

I can understand that there are people illegally downloading their whole libraries and not putting ANY money back into the Music Industry, but that’s not everyone is it. A lot of people download Music to increase their knowledge and widen their perspective when it comes to certain genre’s and I personally don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I would never usually buy an Indie/Rock album, and neither would I expect an Indie fan to buy a Hip-Hop album out of the blue, so if it wasn’t for illegal downloading then I would have never listened to the Temper Trap album in 2009, which I bought and it ended up becoming one of my favourite albums of the year (same with Miike Snow).

It’s a never ending argument, but it is something that is never going to be stopped unfortunately.

SUPPORT GOOD MUSIC!

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Tuesday
Mar162010

New Cons Mixtape

New Cons Mixtape

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“A lion wouldn’t cheat, but I know a Tiger Wood. And since I’m heating up the same way as firewood; I can’t say I wouldn’t do the same thing that Tiger would”

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