Archives for August 2009

Team Lowe - Reading and Leeds!

Producer Kat | 17:00 UK time, Friday, 28 August 2009

So...Team Lowe is off to R+L this weekend...but we're back on Bank Holiday Monday with a bag full of live highlights from Reading. Dan P Carter, Mike Davies (who will surely have another heaving Lock Up Stage this year) and Grimmy will be joining us for a five hour spectacular - ALWAYS a good laugh in the studio. They'll be chatting to Funeral for a Friend and Enter Shikari as they recover from their peformances...

Don't forget, we caught up with Ed from Radiohead, Nathan from Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders on Thursdays show...have a listen on the iPlayer if you missed it.

Cribs in session for us this Wednesday, and we have no idea what they're gonna do for as their 'Joker Card' track...hit us back with ideas - they can play WHATEVER they want! Dizzee's Joker Card gave us a blinding new exclusive track - never heard before - called 'Live, Large 'n In Charge' - still on our blogs...have a listen

Cool, enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend!

Hottest Record - Dizzee Rascal - Live, Large & In Charge

Zane Lowe | 20:51 UK time, Thursday, 27 August 2009

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Not only did you get a brand new Maida Vale session from Mr Dizzee Rascal this week but he also brought in something brand new and exclusive for us, a heavy slice of dark hip-hop called 'Live, Large and In Charge'. Thank You Sir.Listen again and check it out.

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Hottest Record - Horrors - 'Whole New Way'

Zane Lowe | 20:29 UK time, Wednesday, 26 August 2009

In-between lunch and a flight from New York City, we grabbed a few minutes with Rhys from The Horrors to talk about tonight's Hottest Record. It's another shade of a very diverse sounding new Horrors album that many credit with giving the band a solid foundation to build on after a precocious start. It really is a great album and much desearving its Mercury nomination. That band seem very content right now and this weekends shows at Reading and Leeds should prove a benchmark for them. Great.


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Hottest Record - Massive Attack - Splitting The Atom

Zane Lowe | 20:33 UK time, Tuesday, 25 August 2009

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A nice surprise arrived today in the form of a brand new Massive Attack single called 'Splitting the Atom'. This will feature on a forthcoming four-track EP. Sometimes you just want your favourite bands to come back with something so amazing, it will never live up. No worries from Massive Attack on this. 'Splitting the Atom' is proper brooding, skanking goodness. Damon Albarn's involvement is evident, but only in good ways. It's great to hear Massive Attack feeling so vibrant.


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Hottest Record - Editors - Papillon

Zane Lowe | 20:50 UK time, Monday, 24 August 2009

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Yes, quite the departure for Editors, however, they've barely stood still since their debut album. So something this drastic is to be expected really. And it suits them, 'Papillon' is full of emotion and drama. It's just expressed in a different way. Whether or not this will represent a complete overhaul on the record, remains to be heard. But as for now, Editors are back and are pushing things in the right direction.

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Hottest Record - Arctic Monkeys - Dangerous Animals

Zane Lowe | 20:38 UK time, Thursday, 20 August 2009

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Final hottest record this week from our Album Of The Week. Its been great to hear the new album, 'Humbug', from Arctic Monkeys both live and in its finished form on the show. Listen again and get a grasp on this brilliant new direction for the band - see videos of four of the live tracks here.

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Hottest Record - Lost Prophets - It's Not The End Of The World But I Can See It From Here

Zane Lowe | 21:12 UK time, Wednesday, 19 August 2009

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Lost Prophets are back! With more hair than ever before. Nah, just playing. We've always wise assed each other but always around a solid foundation of respect. Very few of the UK (ok Wales) hard rockers have the catalogue of hits and here's another. New single, 'Its Not The End Of The World But I Can See It From Here' (sheesh) is a stomper. Bodes well for the new album which, according to singer, isn't out til next year (sheesh). Bit of a wait then. Good start though.

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Hottest Record - Everything Everything - My Keys, Your Boyfriend

Zane Lowe | 20:43 UK time, Tuesday, 18 August 2009

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Double dose of the brilliant Everything Everything tonight. Starting with the groove heavy new single, 'My Keys, Your Boyfriend'. Like Jonathan from the band told us tonight, they decided to follow their instincts and do something fun with this song and it suits them as much as their usual unusual sound. Here is a band that are truly unique but not in a scary way. Also, we played the incredible 'Nasa Is On Your Side' which proves that this band are one of the countries great new sounds. Seriously.

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Hottest Record - Alice In Chains - Check My Brain

Zane Lowe | 17:04 UK time, Monday, 17 August 2009

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Waiting to play this to you for weeks. Any scepticism about the return of Alice In Chains without the sadly departed Layne Staley, went south as soon as we heard this riff. Cantrell at his filthiest down tuned best here. This is the kind of hard rock record that we expect from the veteran Americans. Question is, where are the new bands who can match or better them? Where? Anyways.

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Hottest Record - Filthy Dukes feat. Wiley 'Tupac Robot Club Rock'

Zane Lowe | 19:36 UK time, Thursday, 13 August 2009

Hello! Ms Mac here in for Zane....
As well as roping in Wiley to guest on this track they have given it a complete production makeover to great effect. It's like Wiley was always meant for this record and i wouldn't be surprised if you heard this alot more over the next coupel of months...

Zane's back on Monday for the Arctic Monkeys live session at Maida Vale - make sure you welcome him back with open arms....

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Hottest Record - Brand New - At The Bottom

Zane Lowe | 21:13 UK time, Wednesday, 12 August 2009

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hi it's annie here again.. tonight's hottest record got a first play on uk radio last night on the show. the reaction was so massive that we thought 'hey! why the hell not make it a hottest record!'. so we did. simple as that. watch out for them on the main stage on Reading/Leeds.

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Hottest Record - Erol Alkan & Boys Noize - Waves

Zane Lowe | 20:20 UK time, Tuesday, 11 August 2009

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Yo it's annie. Hearing this record in the middle of the dance floor can make you think you're levitating. It literally lifts you up off the ground. It was inevitable that if Erol Alkan and Boysnoize were going to make a record it was going to sound like something from the future. The more you hear it the more you hear in it. I am currently obsessed with the drums in the breakdown. Enjoy.

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Hottest Record - Ian Brown - Stellify

Zane Lowe | 20:37 UK time, Monday, 10 August 2009

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Hey it's annie here as zane is on holidays..tonights hottest record felt like a BIG event. Not only is it a complete return to form but we've learnt a brand new word in the process!

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Hottest Record - The Gaslight Anthem - The Backseat

Zane Lowe | 20:00 UK time, Thursday, 6 August 2009

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One of our favourite new bands continues to build one of the most solid foundations in music right now. Tune by tune and gig by gig, Gaslight Anthem are steadily endearing themselves to fans of honest hard working American rock n roll. With endorsement from the Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, this band are set to break through on their next album. So, a great Hottest Record, but really we are hanging out for a new one. Small complaints. Great music.

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Hottest Record - Eve & Benga - me N my

Zane Lowe | 20:49 UK time, Wednesday, 5 August 2009

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It. Gets. No. Hotter. This is the most essential heat rock around at the minute. Almost too heavy to hold. Listen and flip out.

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Hottest Record - Sub Focus - Let The Story Begin

Zane Lowe | 20:16 UK time, Tuesday, 4 August 2009

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We are impatient sorts at the best of times, so respect to Subfocus who has defintely taken the patient approach with his forthcoming new album. Holding out has been made easier by brilliant tunes evenly distributed throughout the last 12 months, but now, with the album imminant, it gets that much more exciting. Thanks to Grooverider for hooking us up with tonights Hottest Record, 'Let The Story Begin'. Lets hope the title is as prophetic as it sounds.

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Hottest Record - Muse - Uprising

Zane Lowe | 20:51 UK time, Monday, 3 August 2009

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One of the the biggest bands back with new music of hotness tonight. Muse give us 'Uprising', all full of righteous determination and swagger and groove. Is this what you wanted from your band? It will certainly have fists pumping skyward at future enormoshows.

 

 

 

 

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