Archives for July 2012

Hottest Record - Biffy Clyro - Stingin' Belle

Zane Lowe | 19:21 UK time, Tuesday, 31 July 2012

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MON THE BIFF! MON THE BIFF! MON THE BIFF! MON THE BIFF!

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Hottest Record - Animal Collective - Todays Supernatural

Zane Lowe | 19:25 UK time, Monday, 30 July 2012

Just like I said on tonight's show, this is freeform focus at its finest. Showing real potential to spiral off into outer space but somehow bringing it right back to 3.48 of pure pop, Todays Supernatural is as creatively inspiring to those with a freewheeling tendency as you're going to get today.

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Hottest Record - Tame Impala - Elephant

Zane Lowe | 19:19 UK time, Thursday, 26 July 2012

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From Australia return the world's most exciting psychedelic groove machine Tame Impala with a little stomp in the mix on tonight's Hottest Record Elelphant. How appropriate . You know, elephants... stomping. That's not even funny. Tame Impala rule. Later.

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Hottest Record - Crystal Castles - Plague

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

Hey it's Huw in for Zane tonight. Hottest Record is massive and it's by Crystal Castles. As you'd expect from Alice and Ethan it's a heavy, bass-ridden filth monster which sounds amazing. Turn it up!

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Hottest Record - DJ Shadow - Listen

Zane Lowe | 19:25 UK time, Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Understandable that an artist as independent of vision as DJ Shadow would find the idea of a best of somewhat unnerving. Fans on the other hand will be thrilled at the opening of archives and the re-contextualisation of 20 years' worth of great music. Here's to the next.

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Hottest Record - Bat For Lashes - Laura

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

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The most striking and minimal song on the new Bat For Lashes album is also the first we hear of the Haunted Man. This unorthodox move for many is business as usual for this brave artist who always puts song first. Brilliant.

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Hottest Record - Two Door Cinema Club - Sleep Alone

Zane Lowe | 19:30 UK time, Thursday, 19 July 2012

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Two Door Cinema make one of the biggest returns of the week and year so far with new single 'Sleep Alone'. This band have forged a path thru 'the pop years' thru hard work and great songs and found themselves on the verge of even bigger things with
new album 'Beacon' due soon.

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Hottest Record - Delphic - Good Life

Zane Lowe | 19:30 UK time, Wednesday, 18 July 2012

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Whist the majority of energy directed towards the forthcoming Olympics seems to be focusing on its failings right now, credit must be given to those in the Olympic A&R dept. Dephic join Muse, The Chemical Brothers, Dizzee Rascal & Sir Elton in officially sound tracking the 2012 games. Big in the games!

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Hottest Record - The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten

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

Currently ensconced in Ohio at the time of writing, The Gaslight Anthem are one step closer to the release of album number four, Handwritten. The title track, being tonight's Hottest Record, is a super strong indication that it's going to be another very direct, very classic sounding Gaslight album.

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Hottest Record - The XX - Angels

Zane Lowe | 19:30 UK time, Monday, 16 July 2012


The worst kept secret was finally unveiled tonight as The xx return with the first piece of new music from their forthcoming new album Coexist. Everything you loved about The xx is in evidence here but more realised and, and as the album title would suggest, more unified. Beautiful.

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Hottest Record - Jack Beats - Careless

Zane Lowe | 19:19 UK time, Thursday, 12 July 2012

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From a forthcoming EP, the first of two in quick succession, comes Careless a brand new Hottest Record from Jack Beats. Heavy in craft and meticulous in its arrangement, this carries its emotion and feel into the club with grace. A turning point record.

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Hottest Record - Deadmau5 - Professional Griefers

Zane Lowe | 20:03 UK time, Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Hi, Dan P Carter in for Zane, here's Gerard Way of off My Chems colaborating with dance legend Deadmau5. I think this is something that Gerard has been yearning for since the last album from My Chems. watch this space for simiar sonics from the next album. LISTEN

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Hottest RecordS - Bloc Party + The Killers

Zane Lowe | 19:25 UK time, Tuesday, 10 July 2012

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Not one but two noteworthy returns form two bands that first crossed our path toward the start of my time at Radio 1. It's no surprise that both The Killers and Bloc Party continue to make exciting and relevant sounding rock records but it is surprise that we're still here to play them. LOL. Welcome back boys. Let's go.

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Hottest Record - While She Sleeps - Love At War

Studio Sam | 20:05 UK time, Thursday, 5 July 2012

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Hottest Record - Devlin - (All Along The) Watchtower

Studio Sam | 19:49 UK time, Wednesday, 4 July 2012

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Hottest Record - Sincere - Deja Vu

Zane Lowe | 19:30 UK time, Tuesday, 3 July 2012

A big street record, and big in the club as well. The brand new follow-up to 'Ain't Nobody Like You', tonight's hottest record in the world is the new single by Sincere.

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Hottest Record - Blur - The Puritan / Under The Westway

Zane Lowe | 20:28 UK time, Monday, 2 July 2012

They is. They isn't. They is. They isn't. But wait... I think they is. In any case The Puritan and Under The Westway are a good sign that Blur "is", and at some point in the future will be again. Unmistakeably Blur, but sounding like a band making music in 2012.

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