Track Of The Day: SBTRKT - 'Wildfire' (Drumma Boy remix feat. Shabazz Palaces)
'Wildfire' was always a killer track, but Drumma Boy drafting in Shabazz Palaces somehow completes it. After a few listens you'll start to forget ever hearing the track without their smooth flow nestled in between the notes.
If we could make this Track Of The Year we would, but seeing as we're only 8 months into 2011, we've been told we can't.
See you in December.
About two weeks ago I went whale watching, and it was an experience I'll never forget. I'm not going to suggest that listening to 'Whale Trail' by Gruff Rhys is an equally emotional experience (though still great) - but it certainly didn't make me throw up. Which I did twice on the boat. [read more]
Mint Julep is two things to me. Firstly, an exceptional cocktail consisting of mint, bourbon, sugar and water - very popular in both my local and the Southern US. Mint Julep is also the husband-and-wife team of Keith and Hollie Kenniff. Hailing from Portland, Oregon they make breezy enchanting pop music, perfect for a spot of escapism as the summer slips away and the memories of those festival nights fade. [read more]
SBTRKT is releasing 'Hold On' as a digital single this Monday (February 2012) - and as a limited edition 12" on May 7th. Alongside the original track will be a new instrumental track by the name of 'Ride To Freedom' and a SiSi BakBak remix of the track. SiSi BakBak is rumoured to be Thom Yorke. [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]