Listen: XV - 'Chaka Shao Khan'
Kansas native XV has reworked supreme funk vocalist Chaka Khan’s ‘Angel’ into a soulful hip-hop joint. Chaka’s vocals have been distorted for the chorus to reach an even higher pitch –yes that is possible. XV’s rhymes are purposeful while DJ Tech-Neek’s head nodding production makes this one a must listen.
Just over a year ago Marshall Teller Records crammed 4 bands onto their first 7” release. Now to round off 2011 they have combined more of their favourite bands, not too far from their home in North London, to be featured on a 4 way split 12” record. [read more]
'Sorry To George' is the first offering from Jack Robert Hardman’s forthcoming debut album, due for release next month. Described as "Belle and Sebastian on acid," the singer recorded his album all in his own bedroom, in Ascot where he lives. I’m lucky enough to of heard a few tracks off the album and it’s definitely worth checking out next month. [read more]
It's the album you've all been waiting for, so why bother waiting? Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming is currently streaming on Grooveshark, and you can hear it right here [read more]