Archives for April 2010

Hottest Record - We Are Scientists - 'Nice Guys'

Zane Lowe | 19:38 UK time, Thursday, 29 April 2010

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Hottest Record - Kele - Tenderoni

Zane Lowe | 21:11 UK time, Wednesday, 28 April 2010

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Anyone who has heard Bloc Party change their tune gradually over the last few years will know that dance music has been the chief source of new inspiration within the ranks. But who has been leading the charge? Tonights HR lets the cat out of the bag. Proper club banger this, but judging from the reaction we received, with enough Bloc to satisfy fans. Makes the prospect for another Bloc Party record seem a way off yet.

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Hottest Record - Everything Everything - Schoolin'

Zane Lowe | 20:20 UK time, Tuesday, 27 April 2010

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Everything Everything take a first step proper toward their forthcoming debut album. 'Schoolin' is classic E_E_...full of melody and ideas but perfectly focussed pop music. Catchy in many if not most ways. Now...to the album.

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Hottest Record - M.I.A. - Born Free

Zane Lowe | 20:29 UK time, Monday, 26 April 2010

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This one got leaked last week, but doesn't curb our excitement for our first play tonight. In part because we caught up with M.I.A herself, but also because the song sounds fresh every time we play it. Ridiculous amounts of energy in this, if her aim was to get everyone's attention, then result. It's exciting. New single XXXO coming soon.

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Hottest Record - Swedish House Mafia - One

Zane Lowe | 21:23 UK time, Thursday, 22 April 2010

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Hottest Record - Tinie Tempah - Frisky

Zane Lowe | 20:23 UK time, Wednesday, 21 April 2010

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Tinie Tempah follows No1 single Passout with some serious heat here. 'Frisky' is destined for the upper reaches of the charts and summer is looking real good for this UK MC. Bit of a no brainer this one...just big.

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Hottest Record - Funeral Party - NYC Moves To The Sound Of LA

Zane Lowe | 20:00 UK time, Tuesday, 20 April 2010

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Funeral Party - We absolutely rate this! Incredible.. stream it!
Later
ZL

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Hottest Record - Mystery Jets - Flash A Hungry Smile

Zane Lowe | 20:21 UK time, Monday, 19 April 2010

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Mystery Jets have a new album coming out called 'Seratonin', & tonight we played the pre-single for the first time - 'Flash A Hungry Smile' . Driving, 4 to the floor, and more direct. Great return and up for download from their website as of now! Leave a comment...

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Hottest Record - Crystal Castles 'Celestica'

Zane Lowe | 19:03 UK time, Thursday, 15 April 2010

castles.jpgAfter playing Doe Deer the other night, we get the deeper side of Crystal Castles new self titled album. 'Celestica' is deep club and longing melody. Two things you wouldn't normally associate with CC, but the new album is full of it.


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Hottest Record - Sage Francis - The Best Of Times

Zane Lowe | 21:13 UK time, Wednesday, 14 April 2010

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Got the heads up about this from a fan of Sage Francis and we immediately understood why. This hard working wordsmith has built a loyal following
Throughout his career, but his new album is whole other level. An incredible list of collaborators enhance his deep and emotional flow and this song, featuring accompaniment from composer Yann Tiersen, is something magic.

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Hottest Record - Example - Kick Starts

Zane Lowe | 20:22 UK time, Tuesday, 13 April 2010

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It's been a good twelve months from Example with some solid Top 40 business, and a heavy old school work ethic on the road. All of this has delivered a great foundation for his forthcoming new album. And on the strength of tonight's hottest records, safe to say we ain't seen nothing yet. It's produced by Sub Focus and is as sure fire hit as you can expect these days. Success to those who wait. And work very hard.


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Hottest Record - Big Boi - Shutterbug

Zane Lowe | 20:30 UK time, Monday, 12 April 2010

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Proper Hottest Record tonight. The super hero return of Big Boi from Outkast, this is future funk produced by Scott Storch. Expect the unexpected on Big Boi's new album. As well as some contributions from fellow ATLien, Andre 3000.

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Hottest Record - Chapel Club - Five Trees

Zane Lowe | 19:51 UK time, Thursday, 8 April 2010

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Another step closer to the forthcoming debut album from Chapel Club is tonight's hottest record. Five Trees is the sound of Spring, according to the band. Enjoy and have a great weekend.

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Hottest Record - Chemical Brothers - Escape Velocity

Zane Lowe | 20:17 UK time, Wednesday, 7 April 2010

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Oh God. I'm not even going to try and define this. Well, maybe one...

Colossal.

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Hottest Record - The Drums - Forever And Ever Amen

Zane Lowe | 20:28 UK time, Tuesday, 6 April 2010

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We first played this as part of our Maida Vale session a few weeks back, and now we have the recorded version for hottest record. The Drums move one step closer to the perfect pop they're striving to attain, on this new single 'Forever and Ever Amen'.

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Hottest Record - Band Of Horses - Compliments

Zane Lowe | 22:23 UK time, Thursday, 1 April 2010

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The triumphant return of Band of Horses. If you are already a fan, get ready to share. The secret's out. New single 'Compliments' is Hottest Record.

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