Archives for May 2011

Hottest Record - Swedish House Mafia - Save The World (Knife Party Remix)

Zane Lowe | 19:30 UK time, Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Swedish House Mafia at the Big Weekend

Swedish House Mafia's biggest commercial statement yet, needed a twist in its tail. Tonight we aired it, a remix by Knife Party a.k.a. Pendulum's new, nasty club project. Further to that, expect forthcoming collaborations with Skrillex.

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Hottest Record - Kaiser Chiefs - Little Shocks

Zane Lowe | 19:33 UK time, Monday, 30 May 2011

Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs have always had the potential to take a darker turn and with the new single 'Little Shocks' they've done just that. A pure, heavy sound will surprise some, but it's as strong a work as anything they've previously crafted. Ricky and Nick emerged from the quiet to talk us through their new work and announce live dates.

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Hottest Record - Limp Bizkit - Shotgun

Zane Lowe | 19:47 UK time, Thursday, 26 May 2011

Limp Bizkit

It's been a long time coming but finally Limp Bizkit fans got their hottest record tonight. 'Shotgun' is another Limp Bizkit beast, propelled by Wes Borland's incredible guitar playing and the band's undeniable chemistry. A rare catch-up with Fred Durst unveiled hopes of a UK tour before the end of the year.

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Hottest Record - Wu Lyf - Dirt

Zane Lowe | 19:29 UK time, Wednesday, 25 May 2011

WU LYF

Like I said tonight, there's very little mystery in the world of music. Musicians fully understand the importance of a good algorithm and are more often than not willing to use it. In the case of WU LYF, this has been done with a healthy disinterest in the 'new way of doing things' which makes their approach all new. Good thing the music is quality. As proven with tonight's Hottest Record, 'Dirt'. Recorded in a church, the natural ambiance creates event music and, as they break silence, tonight on the show it's become very clear that this is all deliberate. How exciting.

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Hottest Record - The Horrors - Still Life

Zane Lowe | 19:30 UK time, Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The Horrors

If there was any expectation for the new music from The Horrors tonight, it should have been to expect the unexpected. Already over the course of two albums they have shown a willingness to change, transform, get better. And album number three has raised the bar all over again. Entitled 'Skying', it finds The Horrors at their most anthemic and focused. By rights it should become a life-time album. Enjoy the start, tonight's Hottest Record, 'Still Life'.

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Hottest Record's - Arcade Fire - Speaking in Tongues/Culture War

Zane Lowe | 19:15 UK time, Monday, 23 May 2011

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It's very rare that we would do two Hottest Records in a night, but picking between these two new Arcade Fire songs would be impossible, and to be fair interest in the both of them is enormous. Add to the fact that Win Butler spoke to us exclusively about their new music and new film; it was a no-brainer!

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Hottest Record - Enter Shikari - Quelle Surprise

Zane Lowe | 18:22 UK time, Thursday, 19 May 2011

Shikari business tonight as Rou took a few minutes out of the new album recording sessons in Thailand to help us introduce the new single 'Quelle Surprise'. Part and parcel with their forthcoming new live album/dvd set... it'll keep fans happy until tour dates. And said album is released around "early next year".


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Hottest Record - Chase & Status - Hitz Feat Tinie Tempah (Remix with Wretch 32)

Zane Lowe | 20:05 UK time, Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Chase & Status

Already a hall of fame act for us this year, C&S - Hitz has now been embellished by a versue and hook combo care of Wretch 32. Hard to improve on perfection, but different and interesting enough to try. Such a banger!

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Hottest Record - Nero - Promises

Zane Lowe | 19:15 UK time, Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Fresh from their first ever live show @ R1 BW... Nero ready their new single 'Promises'. Allowing us a play up front in tonight's hottest. Massive.

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Hottest Record - Bon Iver - Calgary

Zane Lowe | 18:40 UK time, Monday, 16 May 2011

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Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver's debut album 'For Emma, Forever Ago' has become a guiding light in the new sense of the singer songwriter movement of the last few years, but it has become clear in the last 12 months that this is not the only side of this exceptional talent. Recent projects like Volcano Choir and his co-productions with Kanye West shine through on tonight's Hottest Record, the wonderful 'Calgary'. Sounds like freedom to me.

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Hottest Record - Arctic Monkeys - Reckless Serenade

Zane Lowe | 19:25 UK time, Thursday, 12 May 2011

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It should come as no surprise that brand new Arctic Monkeys has leaked. But I'm sure there is some sense of relief that at this stage its only one song. And to be honest, this will only further pique people's interest in this amazing new album. Full interview to follow soon.

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Hottest Record - Brother - New Years Day

Zane Lowe | 18:28 UK time, Wednesday, 11 May 2011

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It must pain the nay-sayers to see UK rock band and easy target Brother succeeding, but succedig they are, with particluar interest growing in the US. Their recent performance on David Letterman described as 'sureral' by Lee and high on this momentum they deliver tonight's Hottest Record 'New Year's Day'.


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Hottest Record - DJ Shadow - I Gotta Rokk

Zane Lowe | 19:01 UK time, Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The almighty DJ Shadow returns to his block rocking finest, with tonights Hottest Record 'I Gotta Rokk'. Drums of doom mixed with Shadows' advanced turntablism, once again creates something truly unique from borrowed materials. It's a true art form.

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Hottest Record - Joker - The Vision Feat. Jessie Ware

Zane Lowe | 19:30 UK time, Monday, 9 May 2011

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Here we have the first offering from the new LP from Bristol based dubstep Joker. He's always had his own distinctive sound, p-funk anyone?? and The Vision is 100% true to that sound. It's only enhanced by a vocal from the amazing Jessie Ware... HOT!

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Hottest Record - Friendly Fires - Hawaiian Air

Zane Lowe | 19:42 UK time, Thursday, 5 May 2011

The party continues for Friendly Fires and their new single Hawaiian Air. White shirts, espadrilles, tank tops & a pre-holiday tan all present and accounted for. This is pure fun in the sun. Expect more of the same from the new album - 'Pala'

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Hottest Record - SBTRKT - Wild Fire

Zane Lowe | 20:02 UK time, Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Great new weird and wonky Hottest Record from SBTRKT tonight. Featuring Little Dragon, 'Wildfire' is a great song adapted to the sub. Not the other way around. Which is nice.

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Hottest Record - The Bullitts - Landspeeder

Zane Lowe | 20:00 UK time, Tuesday, 3 May 2011

More big, wide and cinematic hip hop from The Bullitts lands... - is more focused and more direct in sound than its predecessor; 'Close Your Eyes'... The Bullitts Debut album will be out in the summer and hitting The Big Chill Festival to boot. LISTEN.

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