Entries in BBC 6 Music (5)

Thursday
Feb212013

[SKOA Presents] The BBC 6 Music Blog Awards 2013

Has it really been a year since we last did this? Oh how time flies when you're having fun, that's how the saying goes, isn't it?! Anyway, the good folk at the BBC and the amazing 6 Music have been kind enough to ask us back for another round of awards and we're having our own category again and need to get you guys involved once more. Last year we picked...The Album of the Year That You Never, Ever Skipped a Track On...Ever. And the winner was Bon Iver's beautiful self titled album. A tonne of awesome blogs are once again involved this year and the show will air later this week.

This year we threw some ideas together but the one that stuck was this: "The EP or Single That Has(Had) You Most Excited About A Full Release"

There's several that immediately have jumped to the front for us personally but hey, we wouldn't be awesome without you guys, so of course we want your opinions and your suggestions. We'll have a winner this weekend and the show will run from 6-8pm on Sunday Feb 24th on BBC 6 Music so get your votes and suggestions in ASAP!

To vote you can leave a comment below or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter but be sure to @ reply us and include the hashtag #Blog6Music so we don't miss any votes! The awards ceremony is set to take place this Friday on BBC 6 Music, from 7PM onwards and are presented by the wonderful Tom Robinson. START VOTING NOW and show your love for your favourite album. We'll add a shortlist later today of the front runners but for now, anything goes... 

Our shortlist:

The 1975 - Sex EP

David Bowie - "Where Are We Now"

Disclosure - "White Noise" Feat. AlunaGeorge

Tuesday
Jun262012

[News] Grimes Tops Hype Machine's 2012 Music Blog Zeitgeist

As you may have noticed last week we popped up our favourite bands of the year so far after BBC 6Music asked us to cast our opinions in the build up to their Music Blog Zeitgeist show on Sunday in partnership with Hype Machine. We picked El-P as our top artists of the year so far. We'll have to see how different our opinions will be at the end of the year but now that the show has aired we have the top talked about artists of the year so far. Topping the list was Grimes and below you can hear a chat she had with 6Music regarding blogs and how she uses them and avoids reading about herself on the net. Check it out and hit up the BBC site to see the top list. Any surprises?

Wednesday
Jun202012

[News] BBC 6 Music x The Hype Machine's Top 25 Artists of 2012

This Sunday BBC 6 Music and The Hype Machine will join forces to announce their top 25 artists of the year so far in the 2012 Music Blog Zeitgeist. It's a subject that a lot of music fans are thinking about at the moment. Half the year has already passed, I know scary, right? A tonne of top notch music has been released but who has gained more plays on your iTunes than any other, which record have you played to death repeatedly and who has earned the top spot? Well, over the next few days we'll be posting up a few of our choices for the top spot thus far but if you want to hear the full 25 compiled by Hype Machine you'll have to listen to BBC 6Music this coming Sunday to find out. We'd love to hear your opinions too of course.

To get involved head on over to the officialFacebook page and @SKoABlog and use the hashtag #Blog6Music to let us know your thoughts. Watch this space for a handful of our favourites from 2012 so far, what are yours?

Wednesday
Mar142012

[Watch] SBTRKT's BBC 6 Music Maida Vale Session

This week marks the 10th anniversary of one of the best if not the best place to spend your working days in the UK listening to music, BBC's 6Music. So, firstly Happy Birthday to them, let's have a round of applause please... Secondly, all this week Lauren Laverne and her morning show have been setting up camp at London's world famous Maida Vale studios and having numerous Musical guests in to perform. Today we got De La Soul's Plug 1 and 2, yesterday we got Paul Weller and on Monday we have this set right here from SBTRKT. You can enjoy the entire 30 minute set up at the top via the Beeb, people outside of the UK may need to play around with a proxy but it's well worth the hassle.

Wednesday
Feb292012

[SKOA Presents] BBC 6 Music Blog Awards

Well this is a little treat isn't it?! This month BBC 6 Music has approached some awesome websites to choose a category for their inaugural BBC 6 Music Blog Awards. We were over the moon to be asked to take part and alongside us we have the The RecommenderDrowned in Sound, The QuietusOne For the PeopleNever Enough NotesFor Folk’s SakeThe 405 and Data Transmission putting forward categories. To see what they all chose head over to the BBC website.

Onto our category; How many albums do you truly listen to and never want to skip a track on? Be honest! Now, this is different for everyone, obviously, but we wanted to try and scope peoples attitudes to listening to albums in general. For me, ever since I was a kid listening to music was a getaway from reality but there was always a track on an album I'd be likely to skip on my walkman, you know? So that led us all to come put forward our category...The Album of the Year That You Never, Ever Skipped a Track On... yeah, it's a bit long for the plaque but think about it for a few minutes. Last year was a top year for albums as you can see from our best of 2011 list and we want you to put forward your votes on which album you truly never get bored of and don't want to skip a track on. It could be on our list or it could be left field. The album needs to have been released within the last year and for inspiration go look at our top 10 albums from last year over here. Whatever gets the most votes will win our award this Friday.

To vote you can leave a comment below or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter but be sure to @ us and include the hashtag #Blog6Music so we don't miss any votes! The awards ceremony is set to take place this Friday on BBC 6 Music, from 7PM onwards and are presented by the wonderful Tom Robinson. START VOTING NOW and show your love for your favourite album. We'll add a shortlist later today of the front runners but for now, anything goes... 

See below for the other categories you can go and vote for:

Best Tease of the Last 12 Months – (The Recommender)
Tomorrow’s Cult Artist Today – (The Quietus)
Must See New Band for Summer 2012 – (Drowned in Sound)
Most Genre Defying Artist – (One For the People)
Unsung Hero – (Never Enough Notes)
The Writes Songs Joni Mitchell Would be Proud Of – (For Folk’s Sake)
Best Free Download Album – (The 405)
‘Superstar DJ’ in the Making – (Data Transmission)