Archives for April 2012

Hottest Record - The Gaslight Anthem - 45

Zane Lowe | 19:20 UK time, Monday, 30 April 2012

The Gaslight Anthem on stage, Glastonbury 2008

Tonight's hottest record was a watershed moment for The Gaslight Anthem in preparation for their new album 'Handwritten'. Struggling to recapture what made those classic GA moments hum, Brian tapped into something magical and the floodgates opened. '45' was the result and two weeks later the album was written.


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


Hottest Record - Seven Lions Feat. Shaz Sparks - Below Us

Zane Lowe | 19:06 UK time, Thursday, 26 April 2012

sevenlions

Seven Lions new record Below Us is tonight's Hottest. Fresh sounding production marries an ethereal vocal with some clean tear out riffs. The result is great.

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

Hottest Record - Santigold - Proud Mary - BBC Session - 24/04/2012

Zane Lowe | 19:25 UK time, Wednesday, 25 April 2012

A week upfront on tonight's HR we preview next weeks session with a wildcard/hybrid.
This hip-hop'ed up sub bass re-work of Creedences Pround Mary is Santigold at her most cheeky.

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

Hottest Record - Maximo Park - Hips And Lips

Zane Lowe | 19:23 UK time, Tuesday, 24 April 2012


After a somewhat extended break Maximo Park return with a new album called The National Health, out in June, and we kick start it all officially tonight with a world exclusive first play of the new single Hips & Lips. In an interview on the show, Paul described the record as a more automated techno approach to writing, but a band as deft at writing pop songs as Maximo Park can't stay away from a good hook. Great to have them back.

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 Cribs - Glitters Like Gold

Zane Lowe | 19:25 UK time, Monday, 23 April 2012

"In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull" we find UK indie legends The Cribs hungry for racket. And album opener 'Glitters Like Gold' is some of the finest racket this band have produced since their debut. And that's Ryan's words not mine. Well they are my words too.

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

Hottest Record - Porter Robinson - Language

Zane Lowe | 19:03 UK time, Thursday, 19 April 2012

porter

Porter Robinson has been making a name for himself with quality productions across many different beats per minute in the genre losely termed bass these days. But tonight's Hottest Record, Language, is definitely his first major step towards dance music immortality. Taking big room club and giving it a whistlful feel, pitting him right next to Madeon in the new group of whizz kids.

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

Hottest Record - Jake Bugg - Lightning Bolt

Zane Lowe | 19:24 UK time, Wednesday, 18 April 2012

jakebugg

Mr Jake Bugg is back with a brand new Hottest Record 'Lightning Bolt' and we caught up with him on his first trip abroad, supporting Michael Kiwanuka in Paris. The first stamp of many in a passport that will travel the world armed with his ever growing repertoire of direct and honest songs. This show likes Jake Bugg.

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

Hottest Record - Hot Chip - Night & Day

Zane Lowe | 19:25 UK time, Tuesday, 17 April 2012

You never know what to expect with Hot Chip but the quality is a constant and the ambition on tonight's Hottest Record is solid with all sorts of funk reference points floating about on Night & Day. Certainly early Prince and The Time are present. As for the album we'll have to wait and see which is always fun with this band.

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

Hottest Record - Jack White - Freedom At 21

Zane Lowe | 20:45 UK time, Monday, 16 April 2012

How exciting this whole Jack White album is sounding. Tonights Hottest Record, 'Freedom At 21 may be my favourite so far. A riff that could almost be considered 'classic rock' offset by Jacks peerless lyrics. This will be THE album so far this year.

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

Hottest Record - Hadouken! - Parasite

Zane Lowe | 18:58 UK time, Thursday, 12 April 2012

One of the hardest working bands in modern music, Hadouken's evolution through all forms of club continues with their most authentic run at bass culture yet.

Produced by Loadstar, Parasite is just the tip of the iceberg. Expect wall to wall singles throughout the year produced by some of the biggest names in bass. Listen again to Thursday's interview with James for more.


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


Hottest Record - Xilent - Beyond

Zane Lowe | 20:19 UK time, Wednesday, 11 April 2012

XILENT

Drum & Bass and dubstep as genres of music have always complimented each other perfectly, but few actual hybrid records have had such a direct impact as tonight's hottest record. Brand new music from Xilent is about as perfect a cross pollination as you could hop from two of my favourite sounds.

Full on bass culture


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

Hottest Record - Friends - Mind Control

Zane Lowe | 19:46 UK time, Tuesday, 10 April 2012

friends


Hi, It's Huw in for Zane here... tonight's' hottest is from one of my new favourite bands straight outta Brooklyn with a love of bass rhythms and funky riffs and now apparently, waffles! Friends are about to release their debut album Manifest! in June. This takes me back to the birth of disco in the 1970's. I was there when it happened. Honest. Life-changer. Now press play.


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

Hottest Record - Ladyhawke - Sunday Drive

Zane Lowe | 19:52 UK time, Monday, 9 April 2012

In a show full of nothing but Hottest Records of the year to date, we still find room for one in real time. Ladyhawke's Sunday Drive came together quickly as many single releases do. I guess sometimes it's best not to overthink it...LISTEN

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

Hottest Record - Labrinth - Express Yourself

Zane Lowe | 19:34 UK time, Thursday, 5 April 2012

labrinth

Nothing exclusive about tonight's Hottest Record just a all important reminder that Labrinth's debut album is out and worth investigation.
His knowing rework of Express Yourself is one of the many moods on a great and ambitious debut album.

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 Vaccines - Why Should I Love You

Zane Lowe | 19:20 UK time, Wednesday, 4 April 2012

The circle of goodwill continues in tonight's Hottest Record as two great artists, bonded by a shared love of pop music, trade songs in the age old tradition of split 7" releases.

Prolific song writing legend R. Stevie Moore covers 'Post Break Up Sex', but it's The Vaccines' summery take on his 'Why Should I Love You?', all in aid of Record Store Day (21st April), that gets the Hottest Record tonight.

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


Hottest Record - Zulu Winter - Silver Tongue

Zane Lowe | 19:45 UK time, Tuesday, 3 April 2012

zulu

Don't be fooled by the upbeat nature of tonight's Hottest Record 'Silver Tongue', Zulu Winter have promised a range of moods on their forthcoming debut album due in May.

Dance while you can.

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

Hottest Record - DJ Fresh Feat. Dizzee Rascal - The Power

Zane Lowe | 19:25 UK time, Monday, 2 April 2012

fresh

Fresh (pun kind of not intended) from two number one singles in a row, DJ Fresh drops what will probably be his biggest release to date.

The power is monstrous disco house with guest rhymes from one of the UK's biggest hip hop superstars, Dizzee Rascal, all of this combined makes for an unstoppable Hottest Record. Remember where you hear it first because you are going to hear it again and again and again.

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.