Posts tagged Mike Skinner
The Streets Announce April 2018 UK Shows -- YES REALLY
Now YOU can't unsee my all time favorite photograph of Mike Skinner either. lol.

Now YOU can't unsee my all time favorite photograph of Mike Skinner either. lol.



I am losing my goddamn mind right now. 

Earlier today Mike Skinner announced via Instagram that him and The Streets boys will be reuniting for a string of UK shows in April 2018. 

I do not wish to be a person to say I have any regrets in life, but damn my heart sure did shatter when they split and I hadn't been able to make it to any of their US shows. 

This sliver of hope is giving me this itch to do something crazy come this Friday (the 13th) like grab a pair or two now and figure out plane tickets and silly things like that later. 

Oh lorde, I feel like I'm out of my mind. 

Would you go? 

[Listen] The D.O.T. - 'Diary' (Full Album Stream)

I think we all were a bit bummed when Mike Skinner called an end to The Streets. That's probably why we've been a little antsy about getting hold of the second album from Mr. Skinner and Rob Harvey, previously of The Music. Under their moniker of The D.O.T, Next week they'll finally release Diary, but as is the norm these days, you can stream the album in full prior to release next Monday (May 6th) on Cooking Vinyl. Check out the record that mixes together a bit of this and a bit of that below via NME

[Listen] The D.O.T. - 'And That' (Full Album Stream)

After keeping a close eye on the Rob Harvey and Mike Skinner project, The D.O.T., today marks the release of their debut full-length titled And That. I'm currently on spin number three of the entire album and simply can't get enough of it. There's this delicate balance between Skinner's beats roughhousing with my ear drums and Harvey's vocals making a punching bag out of my heart throughout the course of the record that keeps me connected and in tune with their whole vibe in a way that I haven't felt about a new album in months. Not to mention that the subtle changes to songs like "And A Hero", "Like You Used To" and "You Never Asked" were all the right choices as they take the tracks to a whole new level.

Don't take my word for it, have a listen to the album in its entirety below. Make sure you grab it on iTunes if you like it.

[Download] The D.O.T. - "And A Hero"

On the heels of dropping his memoris about The Streets last week, Mike Skinner gave Annie Mac an exclusive download of a track from his new project The D.O.T. that he's doing with The Music's frontman Rob Harvey. The track, "And A Hero" clicks, semi-glitches and pulsates its way into your eardrums while Harvey beautifully belts until he gets ahold of your heartstrings. I cannot emphasize enough how powerful his delivery is on this track. Holy wow. He is really singing his heart out on this one.

For those of you across the pond, Mike Skinner will be playing a DJ set at AMP @KOKO on Saturday April 14th, so be sure to head out to that.

The D.O.T. also just posted a new video diary for March. You can check that out over on their website.

[Watch & Download] Byron - "Don't Judge A Book" (Video) x EP Download

Something about Byron's "Don't Judge A Book" reminds me of the way Mike Skinner used to tell stories on albums like A Grand Don't Come For Free. Having said that, it's not surprise that the Slough-based wordsmith is a former English teacher. His delivery is speedy and articulate and his stories are packed with a razor-sharp wit.

Byron is currently offering his latest EP Deep Lyrics Dirty Beats Pt. 2 as a free download. You can grab it over here.

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[News] Mike Skinner To Release Memoirs: 'The End of the Streets'

The SKoA camp were more than a little upset when Mike Skinner announced that The Streets' album Computers and Blues was to be his last. Recently though, Mike has been back up to his old antics on Twitter and talking about all kinds of things. One of those things is his Memoirs which are soon to be released. Skinner's book will be titled The End of the Streets and was written with Ben Thompson, who's worked on autobiographical material with Russell Brand and comedian Vic Reeves in the past. It'll be available to add to your book collection come the 29th of March and comes complete with a tonne of unseen photographs from Mike's past including some old family pics. See above for a picture of Skinner on his first day of school! The pictures were given to him by his Mum and on his site, regarding the above pic, he stated: "my first day at school. and strong emotions for me because my little girl starts nursery this week. circle of life shit. lion king and that."

The 352 page book can be peeped over at so mark your calendar for a day of geeking up on Mr. Mike Skinner.

[Listen] Benjamin Francis Leftwich - "Atlas Hands" (Mike Skinner Remix)

A double helping of Mike Skinner anyone? Earlier we got wind of him working on the Inbetweeners OST and now we stumble across a very sweet sounding remix he's done of UK singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich and his catchy single "Atlas Hands" which hits stores in September and features on his album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm. Mike adds some more electro feelings to the track and injects it that little extra kick to make you want to get up and have a little dance. The synth work is delicate in place of the acoustic guitar but it works. The original is a great standalone track and this is a welcome addition to the BFL tag in my music Library. Well played Mike Skinner, well played. Thanks to The Guardian too for the stream.

[News] Mike Skinner AKA The Streets Writes 10 New Songs For 'The Inbetweeners' Movie

With Mike Skinner only having a handful of live dates left before he calls it quits for good, he has laid down 10 brand new tracks for the UK series turned film The Inbetweeners. The tracks are the only new material fans have had since the release of his fifth album Computer And Blues earlier in the year. UK readers may well be aware of the hit series which gained a large following a few years back and it is just 2 weeks until the film is released onto the big screen. If you've never seen it you can take a look at a few bits here, but in the mean time check out the track listing for The Inbetweeners Movie OST after the jump, it also features Miles Kane and The Vines on it. Very interested to get my hands on Mike's new tracks, if we get 'em you guys will be the first to know! Thanks to NME for this little nugget of goodness.

Miles Kane – 'Quicksand'
Mike Skinner – 'No Problemo' 
Mental Holiday (From The Inbetweeners) 
The Vines – 'Gimme Love' 
Ke$ha – ‘Blow’ (Cirkut Remix) 
Introduce Yourself (From The Inbetweeners) 
Yolanda Be Cool – 'We No Speak Americano' (Radio Edit) 
Axwell – 'Nothing But Love' (Radio Edit) 
Mike Skinner – 'Fernando's Theme' 
'You're A Virgin' (From The Inbetweeners) 
Mike Skinner – 'Twenty Euros' 
Mike Skinner – 'Waving Not Drowning' 
'He Shoots He Scores' (From The Inbetweeners) 
Mike Skinner – 'Clunge in a Barrel' 
Deer Tick – 'Twenty Miles' 
Calvin Harris – 'Feel So Close' (Benny Benassi Remix) 
Mike Skinner – 'We Are Go' 
Everything Everything – 'MY KZ, YR BF' (Grum Remix) 
Mike Skinner – 'Moanatronic 5000' 
Mike Skinner – 'Whatever It Takes' 
'Two Man Job' (From The Inbetweeners) 
Mike Skinner – 'Do It' 
Sean Kingston – 'Party All Night (Sleep All Day)' 
Morning Runner – 'Gone Up In Flames' 
Mike Skinner – 'Pussay Patrol' 
'To The Pussay' (From The Inbetweeners)