DJ Fresh ft. Dizzee Rascal – The Power


Although this is only a 2 minute preview, it already sounds like a massive future hit. Anything DJ Fresh has done, has be so far, so if you then get the king that is Dizzee on a track too, then it’s practically guaranteed.

It was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as the ‘Hottest Record In The World’ last night, and it’s pretty easy to see why. It’s released on 3rd June, which seems ages away. So, sorry to disappoint. But you’ll be hearing it everywhere anyway, so there’s no need to worry.

 

Plan B – Ill Manors


“No such thing as Broken Britain, we’re just Broke In Britain”

BEN DREW IS BACK!

I find it hard to describe the most unbelievable tracks I hear. Every time I think of using words like ‘huge’, ‘massive’, ‘amazing’ etc, I’ll donate £1 to a charity.

Here is the return of one of the best artists the UK has to offer. Plan B, with ‘Ill Manors’:

I discovered Plan B with the introduction of Strickland, so I was a little late. But that didn’t stop me from getting everything I could in music terms from Ben Drew. Fair to say, I was obsessed. And this new track sees a return to my favourite type of Plan B – the Who Needs Actions Plan B. Hard delivery, hard lyrics, hard instrumetals. (Never said I couldn’t say ‘hard’, did I?)

From the first few lines, you know it’ll be huge (Shit, sorry), and it continues, getting bigger and bigger. I was expecting the best, and well, I got it. I’m, also expecting everyone to soak this up, and proclaim it to be the best track of the year so far… and I’d agree completely with them!

Real lyrics, with a proper message. But what would expect from Ben? He’s always done this. Sold out? Check again!

Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?


Forgive the Rihanna style song name, because this is terrific!

As on of the top comments says, this isn’t a return to form, it’s a continuation of excellent form. So, thanks whoever you are for writing that for me to take.

Seriously though, this feels like a Favourite Worst Nightmare album track! Which has been hard to say recently. It still maintains the newish stlye of the Arctic’s, but there are definite sign of the previous musical givings from one of the greatest bands this century!

This is about to get it’s first play on Radio 1 very soon, with Alex Turner joining Zane Lowe on Radio 1 – so check that!

Prodigy “won’t go near” Dubstep!


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Today marks Zane Lowe’s last breakfast show on Radio 1 while filling in for Chris Moyles. He’s done quite a good job of it, I must say! And, today, apart from announcing the ‘Sound Of 2012’ winner, Michael Kiwanuka, he also had a short interview with the busy Liam and Keith from The Prodigy, and yes, ‘busy’ does mean NEW music from them!

Firstly, they told Zane about taking the Warrior’s Dance show, from Milton Keynes, to Serbia! But they were reluctant to say that they’d take it to a load more international locations.

Then the new music. An album still seems a way off, for now. But they told Zane they had the artwork and title for the LP, and they’ve got “lots of ideas down” but they’re, “still developing the sound.” What I was very happy about hearing was the news from this quote, “all the dubstep stuff that’s going around, we’re loving it, but that’s not our game, we won’t go near it… We know what we do.” If The Prodigy had changed their ways to incorporate the trends of dubstep, I think it’d be the start of a tragically slow death for them. So, to hear they’re sticking to the ways they’ve always developed their music, is brilliant! They’re trying to find the sound that’s “the next stage of The Prodigy.” Can’t tell you how much The Prodigy have influenced me in my musical tastes, ‘Invaders Must Die’ is possibly the most influential albums in my life, it opened my eyes to a lot of other music in various genres… So to hear the promise of new music in “the first third of the year” is just massive!

By the sounds of the interview, the only UK gig they’ll be doing will be at Download Festival, so that will definitely be a special one!

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