“Expect the truth from my album. You can honestly expect to get to know me on another level that you would never have known any of these other artists” August Alsina
The London edition of the Livebase European tour may have taken place in March but was truly taken over by August. Here we were able to see August Alsina’s love for music from the moment he stepped on stage he grabbed the audience with his first song making the statement ‘I am here!’
In a world full of products it is hard to identify yourself. Ghetts has created a non-traditional product in a traditional format that explores a right of passage in a modern day cultural identity crisis.
A little while ago I met up with Tensnake (aka Marco Niemerski) for a chat about his album, Glow, which was released yesterday. We spent over an hour together, discussing his history, the debut LP and how he found love through the project. Here’s an excerpt from that interview.
With the arrival of spring finally on the horizon, it’s time to crank up the dub – making the arrival of New York’s Tour de Force’s debut LP perfect timing.
Each of the following artists have been able to express themselves in distinct ways. Their music ranges from sounds of delicacy, hard thudding beats, intercepting vocals to stimulating rhyming schemes.
XO Man interview: “I’m a true believer in working with what works and pleases me. I couldn’t careless about an artists twitter following or hype. My only concern is their work ethic, drive and talent.”
Catching up with XO man, he speaks about his prgression as an artist, the concept behind his latest track collaboration with Ed Sheeran and the UK music industry.
Clean Bandit are celebrating their second week at the top of the UK charts with their single Rather Be. Check out a live version of the show recorded at Fred Perry Sub-Sonic at the end of last year.
Last year was full of trials and tribulations for pop-punk juggernauts A Day To Remember, after a dispute with Victory Records, they put out their fifth album – Common Courtesy – by themselves and they haven’t looked back since.
Best known as one half of house and techno’s most formidable double acts, Jon Rundell has come a long way since delivering papers to save up for his first set of decks. Almost seven years after legend Carl Cox described him as ‘better than most top DJs’, Jon has since held residencies at the biggest clubs in the world, remixed countless hits, spearheaded Pure Intec’s label re-launch and helped push the musical boundaries of the genre.
The past 12 months felt somewhat low key for US hip-hop. In sharp contrast with 2012, which yielded a sizeable stack of truly excellent records and, in Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, one bonafide classic, 2013 seemed just, well, a bit quiet.
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