Posts Tagged ‘new music’

“Blink” Music: Band Aid 30

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Today you are getting two ‘Music Monday’ posts from us as it’s a very special occasion. The wonder that is Sir Bob Geldof has get again galvanised his peers to raise money for a very important cause.  The first time was 30 years ago, to fight famine in Africa. This time around, the reprise of that song is directed at fighting the spread of ebola, titles Band Aid 30.

Please join in that fight and raise awareness by downloading this track and texting to donate too. By texting AID to 70123 you can donate £3, or by texting AID to 70060 you can donate £5 to this important and urgent cause. If you would like to donate a greater amount, just click here and follow the simple instructions.

Thank you.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars ‘Uptown Funk’

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The names behind this track need no introduction. All that could be said is that, with Uptown FunkMr Ronson has managed to give Bruno Mars a touch of cool, showcasing him in this P-Funk-tastic track. Bringing some George Clinton vibes, with a splash of classic Prince, to young ears that have perhaps never previously heard real, true, grubby funk.

Baby get your groove on!

 

For more great music, just look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Die Antwoord ‘Ugly Boy’

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

So sorry that this is a day late, but we had a server crash yesterday. Yay! Such fun. Well, thanks to our tech team we are back up and running and with a brilliant (if delayed) Music Monday for you.

This is one of the mostly nutsly addictive tracks and videos that I’ve witnessed in quite some time. How bonkers are these two? Any yet this completely works. Die Antwoord (Afrikaans for ‘The Answer’) consists of Ninja and ¥o-Landi Vi$$er and this South African group’s striking style is apparently inspired by a movement called ‘zef’ that is roughly the South African version of ‘chav’ apparently. ¥o-Landi Vi$$er is quoted as saying, “It’s associated with people who soup their cars up and rock gold and shit. Zef is, you’re poor but you’re fancy. You’re poor but you’re sexy, you’ve got style.” Like it.

This video has also gained momentum through the big name cameo appearances in this video including Cara Delevingne, Jack Black and the archetypal ‘Ugly Boy’ himself, Marilyn Manson. This is genius.

You may not get it on first listen, but bear with it and just give it a few run throughs. I can pretty much promise you’ll get as attached to this as we all have at Blink Towers.

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Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Kendrick Lamar ‘i’

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Here it is. Better late in the day than never, and perfect to give your Monday afternoon a little lift.

We only had to hear this new Kendrick Lamar track once to be utterly in love. ‘i’ swings around the joy that is The Isley Brother’s ‘Who’s that Lady’. Lamar works with this ultra smooth inspiration to create an innovative sound that moves seamlessly from smooth to punchy, bright to deeply dark and soulfully disco to chippy hip hop. Very excited to hear more new stuff from this ground breaking artist.

‘i’ drops on the 9th November, and you can pre-order it here.

 

For more new music, you can just have a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Cooly G ‘ Wait ’til Night’

Monday, October 20th, 2014

This is the title track from Cooly G‘s second album, just dropping today. This South London, self-described “semi-pro female footballer and UK house producer” delivers a really fresh take on R&B from a strong, confident female perspective and we love it. ‘Wait til Night’ is seduction and sexuality voiced by a woman in a way that is somewhat sophisticated and yet still accessible. The video is pretty lo-fi, as is the production approach but that just enhances the authenticity. Listen and enjoy a new sound that blends parts of classic R&B with something a little more synth oriented and fresh.

For more new music, just take a look here

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Kwabs ‘Pray for Love’

Monday, September 8th, 2014

To keep us in the Bestival mood after a wonderous weekend on the Isle of Wight we’ve chosen this track from one of our favourite artists who performed there.

This is Kwabena Sarkodee Adjepong, known as Kwabs. This Ghanaian-born, London based, former jazz music student at the Royal Academy of Music, has created a sound that is both synth oriented and based in gifted musicality. His voice is deep, full and confidently strong yet smooth. I may have made him sound like a coffee or a good red wine but when you listen to this track, I hope you’ll understand what I mean!

‘Pray for Love’ dropped in April this year, following ‘Right or Wrong’ which I thought was going to be a tough act to follow but this track absolutely does it, building on the beauty of the previous releases and helping to crystallise Kwabs spot as a gifted new name to watch out for.

For more great music posts, just look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Becky Hill ‘Caution to the Wind’

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Today’s #MusicMonday is from the very talented Becky Hill. We first came across her vocals via Rudimental, and then had the pleasure of seeing her perform live with them at the Bacardi Beginnings event. It’s been lovely to hear what kind of music she would make as a solo artist and of all the tracks released so far, this is our favourite.

‘Caution to the Wind’ show cases her voice, tone and range beautifully, and we really love the light production hand in this that adds a really interesting depth and diversity without masking her natural talent. It’s a mellow, heartfelt, slow and soulful song which we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we do.

For more Music Monday tracks, just look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Jessie Ware ‘Tough Love’

Monday, July 21st, 2014

I’m not sure if my choice for today’s Music Monday track has been influenced by my newly single status (must I really face Tinder AGAIN!?!) but aside from helping me through by being an ace song to yell along too at high volume (sorry neighbours), it’s also just a thoroughly gorgeous, multi-layered, deeply infectious and pretty much perfect track.

We’re long term Jessie Ware fans here at Blink Towers, yet with every new release we are freshly reminded of the beauty of her voice. ‘Tough Love’ is liltingly romantic yet still strong with a bold beat blended with a tad of 90’s syth pop. I am super excited that she’s playing at Wilderness as I haven’t yet seen her live. Hopefully I’ll be over my heartbreak by then and won’t be tempted to dash on stage and wail when she sings this particular song. Just jokes, probably…

This track is released on August 3rd. For more of our musical posts, just have a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Temples ‘Mermerise’

Monday, July 14th, 2014

We slip back a little to a January release, but we only just heard it so I guess we can still claim that this Temples track is new music. This Northamptonshire based foursome came together in 2012 and this track, ‘Mesmerise’ was released just before their first album, ‘Sun Structures’.

I love the refreshed variation on the classic psychedelic sound, embracing trippy bits of The Beatles back catalogue as well as something a bit reminiscent of The Stone Roses. I think that’s a exciting combination and the more I hear this track, the more I get in to it so we suggest you stick on repeat for a few times round and kick back with a cuppa while you contemplate some of life’s more mysterious questions…

For more great music, just have a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy

“Blink” Music: Tune-Yards ‘Water Fountain’

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Today we’re aiming to lift your Monday blues with this very cute and upbeat number from Tune-Yards. Okay the video is a little bit annoying, but hey, she’s known for her lo-fi DIY aesthetic so I guess it’s in keeping. If the imagery is not your bag just shut your eyes and enjoy what is a wonderfully addictive and cheerful number from US artist, Merrill Garbus.

The wonderfully experimental and easy feel of the Tune-Yards track took me way back in time to the 80’s, reminding me so much of the brilliant Bow Wow Wow. If you’re not as ancient as me, then let me introduce you to this genius and equally ground breaking band as I double drop videos in this post. No need to thank me now, just turn up the volume and kick back for a few minutes.

 

Tune-Yards new album, Nikki Nack, just dropped so if you like this track, be sure to check it out.

For more music, just have a look here.

Enjoy! Lucy