After slaying the title track "Ill Manors" and bringing Raekwon on the remix of the album's second single "Lost My Way", Plan B gives us one last treat before the release of his new album Ill Manors with the Labrinth assisted cut "Playing With Fire." You can listen to the new tune in the animated stream above and if you sign up for Plan B's mailing list you'll also get a free download of "Falling Down" from the upcoming album. Ill Manors drops in the UK next week on July 23rd. Cop it.
Happy New Music Monday! UK superproducer Labrinth drops another banging track from his upcoming debut LP Electronic Earth. Check out the track "Climb On Board" in the player below, which is available for free via Amazon UK (UK residents only). Lab is currently leading the UK's pop scene with his highly addictive electronic, hip hop sound which has provided top charting singles and remixes to artists like Tinie Tempah, Gorillaz, Wretch 32, Ms. Dynamite, Devlin and more. Electronic Earth hits shelves in the UK at the end of the month (March 30th).
Every year, Platt Fields Park in Manchester is turned into Festival Central with the Parklife Weekender playing host to some of the worlds top musical talent and the initial line-up has just been announced and boy is it going to be a fun weekend! Taking place on the weekend of June 9th-10th, Wayne Coyne will bring The Flaming Lips gang to headline the Festival along with Dizzee Rascal. Other acts announced include Justice, Crystal Castles, Noah and the Whale, TEED, Azealia Banks, The Rapture, Nero, Fake Blood, High Contrast, Gold Panda, Friends, Araabmuzik, Labrinth. (See the screen grab at the top for more!)
All in all the line-up just made me jump out of my seat and if you're in Manchester for it I'll see you there. For the full and insanely good lineup jump on over to the official website.
Love Tinie Tempah's "Pass Out" and "Frisky" or Ms. Dynamite's "Neva Soft"? Well the mastermind producer of those tracks is back with another banger. UK's Labrinth is back with a new single titled "Earthquake" and has brought along his hitmaking collaborator Tinie Tempah along for the ride. Check out the video for the track above. If you are in the UK, Earthquake is available to pre-order now which includes the original song and remixes from Benny Benassi, Gareth Wyn and Noisia. Click here to pre-order your copy from iTunes.
Also if you like to dabble in beat making, head over to Lab's Soundcloud to join the remix competition which ends October 16th. You can also listen to all the entries that have been enter thus far. "Earthquake" is set to release on October 23rd.
This years Official Children in Need track isn't some band performing with a comedian, or some joke single, it's a melting pot full of bubbling talent that's ready to be enjoyed. The track features Ed Sheeran, Wretch 32, Tinchy Stryder, Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Chipmunk, Ms. Dynamite, Rizzle Kicks, Mz Bratt, Labrinth and Dot Rotten! The group has been dubbed The Collective and they've taken on Massive Attack's classic track "Teardrop" and the simplistic studio video will make you stop and think with it's cutting and thought provoking imagery. Not sure on the song choice mind and if you are a big fan of Massive Attack the track might not be for you. Just sayin'.
For those that can't see the video due to region restrictions, check out the song below.
Anyone who has been in a cave for the last year or just hasn't paid attention to the UK's Massive Hip Hop scene uprising has been missing out one of the biggest producers/singers to rise from the genre. Enter Labrinth, who has produced hits for Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Professor Green, Ms. Dynamite and more. Last year, Lab wow'd folks with his solo single "Let The Sun Shine" and last night he premiered his long awaited, highly anticipated second single "Earthquake" featuring SKoA favorite Tinie Tempah.
This new track marks the return of the chart topping duo who changed the scene with their hits "Pass Out" and "Frisky". However, this time around Lab is taking lead with Tinie guesting. Peep out this instant pop smasher below. Can't wait for Labrinth to drop his solo LP in the near future.
The queen of the UK Garage scene, Ms. Dynamite, returns with a brand new single titled "Neva Soft" produced by one of the UK's hottest producers Labrinth (Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Devlin). The track debuted last night on Zane Lowe's show on BBC Radio 1. The track is set to appear on her upcoming long awaited 3rd LP Democracy, hopefully later this year. Check it out below!
Last night it was The Brits here in the UK which meant the arrival of a host of celebs and musicians all under one roof! The night belonged to Tinie Tempah taking home the Breakthrough Act and Best Single for his 2010 hit "Pass Out". To add a cherry to the top of the cake that was the award ceremony, Tinie performed a medley of his hits with a little help from his good friend Labrinth. Check out the explosive performance up at the top and notice the grin on Tinie's face at the end. He deserves everything he's got coming to him in 2011 and more. Enjoy the performance at the top.