I think this was the only song on the Choice FM playlist. For about 3 months, within 15 minutes of putting on Choice (both stations) I would always hear this song. No matter what time of the day or who was DJ’ing. It was like being stuck in Groundhog Day. Even when I was not listening to Choice, I would hear it playing from other cars who were.
I mean, WTF, are Gyptian and Nicki Minaj signed to Choice FM? Do they have some dirt on the station that connects them to phone hacking?! I haven’t listened to Choice for about 6 weeks now, solely because I was tired of hearing this song.
I have to go back to Uni days for the last time this happened. When this first came out I loved it (for my sins). It was fun, fresh and had a real summer feel to it.
Then the DJs in Leicester (name no names) must have colluded in thier secret society to only play this one record, over and over and over and over and over. I swear they played it so much they bludgeoned innocent club goes in Leicester to death with it. I remember one night in Industria it was played 9 times! The same song 9 times, WTF!!!!!!!
I have since avoided this song for nearly a decade. Just hearing the opening “what’s my mother f***ing naaaame” drenches me in fear induced cold sweats!
This is one of those matches that should not work. Smoother than silk R&B/Folk of Ed Sheeran mixed with bass heavy, gritty DubStep from True Tiger. However, like peanut butter and jam, the two compliment each other so well.
The slow tempo of the dub compliments Ed’s vocals which are chopped and thrown about all over the bass heavy and industrial sounds. This is Dubstep, void of aggression and full of colour.
My only one complaint is it is far too short. You just get in to it, the mix of sounds exploding in your headphones and then… “Angels to die… die… die…” the fade comes and your left checking your wireless router to make sure you internet connection didn’t just fail! A great song, over way too soon.
This is one of those songs I thought could never been reworked/remixed. The boys over a True Tiger have done a masterful job and once again I am proved wrong.
It gets it’s full release in June, so make sure you go out and support great British music
This is not exactly a song of the week. It’s more a tip off to a mini-movement.
Random Impulse is a rapper/MC who also happens to play guitar. Every Sunday he ‘refixes’ a popular track - building it from scratch and then adds a freestyle over the top. A very simple recipe which is very filling.
This week he refixes Devlin’s Runaway. What I like about Random Impulse’s covers is the way he adds colour, tweaking it and using his guitar to the max. This turns Runaway from a fairly lightweight instrumental in to a bit of a beast (and I prefer it to the original).
I went crazy for DJ Max Tannone’s mash-up of Mos Def records with classic dub… now as autumn rears its ugly head after a non-existent summer he’s back, this time to mash-up Talib Kweli.
The result is just as good as the first and he creates an essential mixtape (which can be downloaded from his website here).
The pick of the bunch is Garvey Gets By, which see’s Mr. Tannone remix Talib’s classic Get By. A great great great record that has been on serious rotation for the last few weeks (been a bit too busy to post it up though, lol).
Enjoy and spread some good music round the interweb!