Archives for February 2009

Maida Vale and Dizzee Rascal

Producer Kat | 17:24 UK time, Friday, 27 February 2009


Just been sorting out next week's show...we've got some great exclusives for 'Hottest Record' including the return of Ms PJ Harvey...she'll be doing a session for us later down the line. Speaking of Maida Vale, just looking down the list of sessions we've booked: The Doves, Gallows, Jack Penate and Bat For lashes. Very happy times ahead...

Oh, and I've just heard the brand new single from Dizzee Rascal - he's stepped it up once again...defo sticking to the dance vibes...you'll be hearing that in a couple of weeks time...

Hottest Record: Art Brut - Alcoholics Unanimous

Studio Sam | 21:14 UK time, Thursday, 26 February 2009

Eddie and the boys are back. Top of the Pops... Top Of The Pops! and with an Argos back catalogue of 2 albums under their belts, this third album starter for ten sets them up and running with the best of 'em! Laters, ss x

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Team Lowe down @ NME Awards

Studio Sam | 17:32 UK time, Thursday, 26 February 2009

8.jpgSo there you have it, red carpet madness down at The NME awards with Alex (Franz Ferdinand) receiving the 'Most Rather Fetching Outfit On A Bloke' award among others...

Lots to see last night hanging out 'n' grabbing the young and talented or "Greater Good" as Guy from Elbow put it. I saw Tim Burton hanging out with Robert Smith, Pete Doherty running through the doors and straight to his table & Alex Turner unable to wear the headphones we gave him in case they messed up his salon perfect hair do!

Check out more of the pics from the night here

Plus all the other gossip and news here

Rock 'and indeed' Roll!

Studio Sam ;)

Hottest Record: Enter Shikari - Antwerpen

Zane Lowe | 21:34 UK time, Wednesday, 25 February 2009

This just blasts off from the opening frame. To be honest, it's what we've been waiting for from Enter Shikari. All the furious energy and ideas contained in a really strong mix. Bodes so well for the forthcoming album 'Common Dreads'. Check it out for yourself.


In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Hottest Record: Depeche Mode - Wrong

Zane Lowe | 21:14 UK time, Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Electro pop's founding fathers return with an arena ready new single. No one makes self loathing and introspection sound more funky. Tomorrow will welcome back Enter Shikari with a blinder. Oh, and Studio Sam will be grabbing whoever, whenever at the nme awards. So expect some d-list randoms... funny.

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Hottest Record: Bat For Lashes - Daniel

Zane Lowe | 21:30 UK time, Monday, 23 February 2009

Everyone's heading for the dance floor now - BFL has put a modern day disco twist on her brilliant and atmosspheric song writing style. Still loves her reverb fans will love. New fans will follow.

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Hottest Record: Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

Zane Lowe | 21:18 UK time, Thursday, 19 February 2009

A long wait for this one...we should never assume that we know where YYY are heading at any given moment. This one heading for the dance floor, but Karen O told us the album has some heartbreakers on it. It's Blitz.


In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Hottest Record: Pearl Jam - Brother

Zane Lowe | 21:06 UK time, Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Big HOT for us tonight. World Exclusive of an unreleased Pearl Jam song from the 'Ten' era. Couldn't have been more excited to drop it. Big drums, riffs, vocals and solos. Classic Pearl Jam. Looking forward to the Ten re-issue. Masterpiece?...

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Hottest Record: Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone

Zane Lowe | 21:16 UK time, Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Calvin drops a universal rave anthem, timeless chords, and superb production...this is one of the absolute anthems of the moment. Mac predicts a number one single...

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Hottest Record: The Enemy - No Time For Fears

Zane Lowe | 21:14 UK time, Monday, 16 February 2009

Hottest Record in the World: 16 February 2009

hello. good start to the week with the new Enemy record in the HOT slot. Massive massive stadium stomper that will kick em up the ranks a few notches. awesome text response too. hottest records this week are Calvin Harris, Pearl Jam on Wednesday and Yeah Yeah Yeahs on Thursday. Exactly. Djing at Koko on Wednesday. I need the practise. Bit rusty post BDO. Kings of Leon should win both Brits. laterss. zl./

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

General Fiasco - Something Sometime

Zane Lowe | 21:04 UK time, Thursday, 12 February 2009

Hottest Record in the World: 12 February 2009

Weren't sure about this. But sounded right on Huw's show and text response was good. To be honest, still not there for me but we're on it now. I'm playing Bournemouth tomorrow night, club called 2020 Rocks. Laterrs, NZL.

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Animal Collective - Brother Sport

Zane Lowe | 21:00 UK time, Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Hottest Record in the World: 11 February 2009

New hottest record. Stand out from the new Animal Collective album...on some Brian Wilson meets Underworld vibe. Freaks some people out. Its awesome.

Is Twitter really all that?

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Kings Of Leon - Pistol of Fire (Mark Ronson Remix)

Zane Lowe | 21:19 UK time, Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Hottest Record in the World: 10 February 2009

Some fun from the Ronson studio. Will do little to push either mark or kings forward but makes a great b-side. Yet to see it on the dance floor but will probably rock it!

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Zane Lowe Vs Aled (Breakfast Show)

Studio Sam | 20:26 UK time, Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Thought we'd get one of our videos up and running with last weeks great Vs battle between The King Of Pop donning the gloves against Zane 'Hit Em Down' Lowe! I wasn't in the studio at the time but I heard Aled whipped his butt...


In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions


New White Denim songs

Zane Lowe | 18:38 UK time, Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Been sat around a table today with some professional music enthusiasts hammering out one of those gnarly top 100 type lists. Has me thinking about the next round of masterpieces. I've got some time to think.

Now sat at R1 pre-show and post interview with Gary from Cribs. Apparently courgette is regarded amongst vegetarians as 'tastless'. They start a new record in April.

Listened to two new White Denim songs yesterday. One is (good) predictable and one is a (great) surprise.

The Maccabees - No Kind Words

Zane Lowe | 21:24 UK time, Monday, 9 February 2009

Hottest Record in the World: 9 February 2009

A dark record. Lulls you in under false pretense and then doubles in speed and rock. Shows a heavier side to the maccabees but doesn't sacrifice the hooks. Theres a lot of excitement about the new album round our way.

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Welcome to the blog!

Zane Lowe | 21:14 UK time, Monday, 9 February 2009

So, a good 3 years after it was 'cool' i have finally gotten around to doing a blog. If you're into this world of keyboard connectivity, then rejoice each day with a 30 minute slice of the radio show complete with the hottest record of that day.

I interviewed Morrissey today. He was curious. Interesting huh!

Wintersleep - Oblivion

Zane Lowe | 21:07 UK time, Thursday, 5 February 2009

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Lil Wayne - Prom Queen

Zane Lowe | 21:09 UK time, Wednesday, 4 February 2009

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Mike Snow - Burial (Benny Blanco Remix)

Zane Lowe | 21:11 UK time, Tuesday, 3 February 2009

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

Doves - Kingdom Of Rust

Zane Lowe | 21:44 UK time, Monday, 2 February 2009

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.