Saturday
Feb052011

[Listen] Devlin - "Blind Faith" (Chase & Status Cover)

And our UK hip hop Saturday morning won't stop. Devlin recently swung by the Live Lounge with Ferne Cotton on BBC Radio 1 and performed a live session of his latest single "Let It Go" and "Dreamer" from his latest LP Bud, Sweat and Beers. But the shinning jewel from his performence was his surprise cover of Chase & Status' hit single "Blind Faith." Devlin put his own spin on the track, adding some fresh rhymes as well as displaying a sweet singing voice. C&S needs to get him on an official remix, stat! Check it out below.

Devlin - "Blind Faith" (Chase & Status Cover) by Some Kind of Awesome

Saturday
Feb052011

[Watch] Tinchy Stryder Performs Live session at Abbey Road For BBC Introducing...

Tinchy Stryder performs a live in session at Abbey Road studio 2 as part of the BBC Introducing Musicians' Masterclass. Stryder played 2 jams, "Gangster" (mashed up with Drake's hit "Over") and "Let It Rain" from his recent release Third Strike as well as his Catch 22 hit collaboration with N-Dubz "Number 1". Check out "Gangster" in the player above and the other 2 after the jump.

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Saturday
Feb052011

[Watch] Adele In Concert For WXPN's World Cafe Live

Check out a live performance from British singer-songwriter, Adele, as she performs tracks from her recently released (in the UK) Sophomore album 21 for WXPN's World Cafe Live. Take a listen to the full set courtesy of NPR.

Friday
Feb042011

Atmosphere Announce New Album, 'The Family Sign'

Midwest Hip Hop duo Atmosphere have announced their follow up album to 2008's When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold titled The Family Sign, which is due April 12th Rhymesayers Entertainment. According to the label's press release, The Family Sign takes this philosophy to new realms of solidarity with Slug metaphorically touching on themes of fatherhood, loss, love, disappointment and jubilation and tailoring them to the instrumental frame work provided by Ant as well as keyboardist Erick Anderson and guitarist Nate Collis.

Sounds bittersweet, but it's gonna be dope. Atmosphere start their upcoming "Welcome To Minnesota Tour" later this month and have drop a new track titled "Minnesota Nice" along side fellow tour members Prof (Stophouse), Mr. Gene Poole & Felipe Cuauhtli (Los Nativos). Check out the track and tour dates here.

 

Friday
Feb042011

Stream Theophilus London's 'Lovers Holiday' EP at SPIN

Theophilus London has exploded onto the scene in the last year or so, with some of the freshest and catchiest hip-hop/electro out there and a guest spot on one of the best tracks from Maximum Balloon's debut album. His upcoming Lovers Holiday EP, due out on February 8th, features the likes of Sara Quin (of Tegan and Sara) on the track "Why Even Try," and Beyoncé's little sister Solange Knowles on "Flying Overseas."  Courtesy of a SPIN exclusive, you can stream all five tracks from the upcoming EP here, so make sure to check it out, and look forward to the release of Lovers Holiday only a few days!

Friday
Feb042011

[Listen] La Roux - 'La Roux' (Gold Edition)

Take a listen to the Gold Edition of La Roux's self titled album in the player below, courtesy of MySpace Music.  The Gold Edition contains acoustic tracks, remixes, b-sides and more from the UK electro-pop group's acclaimed self-titled debut, including their cover of the Rolling Stones' "Under My Thumb," the original demo version of "Tigerlily," and remixes of "Bulletproof, "I'm Not Your Toy" and "In For The Kill" feat. Kanye West.  

Friday
Feb042011

[Listen] James Blake Self Titled Album & Bonus Track "Tep And The Logic"

What a start to the year James Blake has had, following on from the success that his single "Limit To Your Love" had at the end of 2010, new came yesterday he'd got an american label to put out his album. Not a little one either, Universal Republic, and in turn his debut will be released digitally in the States next Tuesday, on February the 8th. As per, it'll drop in his homeland of the UK a day before on the 7th. 

Now today we have a bonus track for you to take a listen to in the form of "Tep And The Logic", you can stream it in full below and then after the jump treat yourslef to the entire album and see what all the fuss is about regarding this young wonderkid. Enjoy courtesy of Pitchfork.

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Friday
Feb042011

[Contest] Win A Pair Of Tickets To Tinie Tempah's First Ever NYC Show!

After having a ton of success with jams like "Written In The Stars" over in the UK, Tinie Tempah is planning to do the same here in the great U.S. of A! While his album, Disc-Overy doesn't drop in the states until May 3rd of this year, Tinie's got quite a road ahead of him. This includes pulling off an awesome show in the greatest city in the world: New York City. 

Are you over 21? Do you live in the greater NYC area? Want to catch Tinie Tempah at his first show ever in New York City? 

Keep reading! Keep reading! Keep reading! 

We have one pair of tickets to give away to Tinie Tempahs performance for this coming Tuesday, February 8th at S.O.B.'s at 7pm

To enter, simply shoot us an email! We'll select a winner at random on Monday at noon, so get your entries in before then! 

Good luck!