Track Of The Day: Apparatjik - 'Do it Myself'
"Apparatjik works in cells around the world as an open platform for collaborations. After working with Pharrell in Miami, Martin came home with a demo of a fantastic song titled 'Do it Myself' which they had written together, and we just said, hey, lets just add some bits and use this as an Apparatjik song! I love the fact that a musical collective can be this unpredictable' Guy Berryman
That explains the origins of the track, but what it doesn't explain is the cosmic brilliance of it, which we feel can only summed up with the word 'woah' and that press photo above.
Have a listen to 'Do It Myself' below, then head here to find out more info on their second album Square Peg In A Round Hole.
Purchase and listen
Track Of The Day: jj – 'You Don’t Know How Much It Would Hurt Me If You Said That You Were In Love With Me'
You could tell us that jj had released a 30 second thrash metal song, and without even hearing it we would be certain that it would be great, so picking today's 'Track Of The Day' was an easy task. [read more]
Hide The Cracks' by Sarah Williams White is up there as one of the slickest pop tracks we've heard in a while, but when you throw Strangers into the mix, we're presented with a much darker vision. The vocals are still the main attraction, but lurking in the background is a pulsating devil waiting to pounce, and although the cloaked figure never fully manages to get his hands on you, that's what makes it so good. [read more]
Macmillan Cancer Support will once again take over Brick Lane in East London when the second run of its new music event â the Brick Lane Takeover â will welcome 2000 music enthusiasts from 5.30pm through to the early hours. The all-dayer kicks off at 5.30pm and offers 7 hours of brilliant music from an eclectic mix of some of the best indie, electro, folk and punk rock bands around. One wristband will give fans access to live music from a host of established acts, across ... (continued) [read more]
Clams Casino man Mike Volpe has had a pretty strong year, hasn't he? Working with the likes of Soulja Boy and Lil B has raised his stock considerably, but collaborations like that are only half the story. His production skills have meant that he's able to appeal to quite a broad spectrum of people. [read more]