Archives for February 2012

Tip Of The Week: Exit_International - Chainsaw Song

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Lynda Davies Lynda Davies | 16:11 UK time, Friday, 24 February 2012

Cardiff 's Exit_International are this week's blog tip

The trio have rocked their way onto the Introducing stage at Reading + Leeds in the past and have even played in Jen Long's kitchen. Listen to Chainsaw Song below.

 

Huw's Label Of Love: Gwymon

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 10:18 UK time, Thursday, 23 February 2012

Hello, I hope all is good. This week's Label of Love is Gwymon.

A Welsh label named after an album by folk legend Meic Stevens, Guto Brychan runs the label (it's part of Sain, the biggest independent label in Wales) and focuses on up and coming folk artists. Recent releases include albums by Huw M and the Gentle Good, and a stunning new ep by Georgia Ruth Williams.

I spoke to Guto about the label, the releases so far and the plans for the future….

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Tip Of The Week: Mikill Pane - I Can Feel It

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Lynda Davies Lynda Davies | 10:05 UK time, Monday, 20 February 2012

Mikill Pane is totally obsessed with clever word play, and it's a passion that has served him well as he brings his lyrically inspired hip-hop jams to the playlist.

Hailing from Hackney, Mikill is best known for Little Lady, his massive selling collaboration with Ed Sheeran. He's just finished tours with both Ed and US rapper Mac Miller, and is gearing up to release his debut album, Blame Miss Barclay, later this year.

Championed by Huw and with artists such as Rizzle Kicks, Yasmin and Example knocking on his door, it looks like he won't be short of people to play Scrabble with.

 

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Huw's Label Of Love: Black Butter Records

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 10:45 UK time, Thursday, 16 February 2012

Black Butter is a fairly new but established label that deals in all things grime, d'n'b, garage and more. It's a singles label mostly, but an album is on the way from one of the artists on the roster, Rack n Ruin. Olly Wood and Henry Village are in charge and are huge music fans who've worked with different projects over the years but are focusing their attentions on Black Butter for now, with releases from Hostage and Kidnap Kid impressive additions to the label....

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JP's Underground Tracks of The Month

 

BBC Introducing Scotland's Ally McCrae gets the low down from Joseph JP Patterson, as he reveals his top three underground tracks of the month.

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3. G.R.E.Ed.S – 'Riot' (Stinkahbell Mix)
 
My third track of the month comes from G.R.E.Ed.S, a well-known spoken word artist/poet from London. He’s joined forces with Stinkahbell to create this unique mix of spoken word and drum and bass. I just thought it was a really cool idea to mix the two, because I know a lot of people think that spoken word/poetry is quite boring, so this was refreshing to hear.
 

G.R.E.Ed.S

2. Nico Lindsay Feat. Kwam, Obese & Darkos - 'Is That What He Did'
 
I'll be totally honest with you. Due to whole new wave hype last year, I didn't really take notice of a lot of grime acts. Now that the new wave hype is officially over, I think it’s time to usher in some of grime's underdogs. So, my second track of the month comes from Nico Lindsay, Kwam, Obese and Darkos with 'Is That What He Did'. 2012 grime business!

1. TRACK OF THE MONTH: Teddy Music Feat. Newham Generals - 'Doomed'
 
My number one track of the month comes from Teddy Music and MC outfit, Newham Generals. Both well-known names in the grime scene, Teddy and the Newham Generals – also known as D Double E and Footsie – all joined forces to create 'Doomed', which is a sinister-sounding grime treat for the ears. This track is the lead track from Teddy's new CD, 'The Grime Compilation', and you can catch the pretty epic video for it everywhere online and on TV.
 

Tip Of The Week: Wonder Villains - Zola

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Lynda Davies Lynda Davies | 12:00 UK time, Monday, 13 February 2012

Eimear and Cheylene from the Wonder Villains only got their A-Level results last summer, yet are now storming the charts with their take on perfectly created, heart-warmingly joyful pop songs.

Along with Ryan and Kieran, they have already supported New Young Pony Club and The Undertones, performed at Radio 1's Big Weekend plus been in session for Huw. Their debut single Zola has received much praise for its feisty vocals and distorted keyboard effects.

Have a listen for yourself below, but be warned, you’ll be humming it all day.

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Huw's Label Of Love: Brownswood Recordings

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 11:32 UK time, Thursday, 9 February 2012

What a pleasure to talk to the legendary Gilles Peterson about his label, Brownswood Recordings. Gilles is no stranger to running labels of course, founding Talkin' Loud and Acid Jazz back in the day, as well as djing around the world. Releases on Brownswood include the Ghostpoet album that was Mercury nominated, Ben Westbeech and now Gang Colours. Here's Gilles....

 

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Tip Of The Week: The Jude - Les Filles Francaises

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Dan Bean Dan Bean | 10:44 UK time, Monday, 6 February 2012

If you've ever wondered what 'vicious skiffle' sounds like (who hasn't?) then The Jude are here to explain. Fearne Cotton, Scott Mills, Greg James and of course our very own Huw Stephens have all given it a spin on Radio 1 but you can hear it for yourself here:

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Huw's Label Of Love: Impotent Fury

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Huw Stephens Huw Stephens | 17:20 UK time, Thursday, 2 February 2012

I caught up with Fred Deakin recently to find out about Impotent Fury. The vinyl junkie is one half of Lemon Jelly and is responsible for the impressive Airside designs also. The recent release by Frank Eddie (including the East 17 Stay Another Day Christmas remix!) made me want to find out more about Impotent Fury, so Fred shed the light....

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