Video: Frogg – “Shut Tha F*ck Down”

 

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Frogg is an fiery new electro dub trio claiming roots in Berlin, London, and Cairo. In the above video for “Shut Tha F*ck Down,” a colorful wire clad frontwoman Mills boasts a futuristic tribal getup while she spits some razor sharp high speed rhymes. All is set against a blazing beat reminiscent of an ominous cartoon scene, compliments of members Mo Delgado and DJ Luke 4000.

Look for the group’s debut album, Blink Blink, due in April. We can’t quite wait.

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New Release: Hackney Colliery Band – S/T

 

Inspired by New Orleans marching bands, Balkan Brass, and hip-hop, the Hackney Colliery Band was formed in 2008 by a group of London horn players looking to serve up their own British variety of brass tunes. Already having sold out shows at Scala and Jazz Café, which featured a surprise guest appearance from Amy Winehouse, the band has already stirred quite a buzz. A few weeks ago, HCB released their first album and we are loving the energy – the personality in their music is palpable.

The music is eclectic and highly collaborative; Various band members bring in whatever tickles their fancy to rehearsals, including 90s hip hop, pop classics, cartoon samples, rock ballads, and Balkan tunes alike. The result is a melting pot of delicious sound with funk and flavor for days. And we got a particular kick out of the Blackstreet and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ covers.

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Video: Lianne La Havas – “Don’t Wake Me Up” Live at The Slaughtered Lamb, London

 

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Our friend Amelia at Put Me On It just found another video of one of our mutual loves, Lianne La Havas, and we are ever so gracious. The lovely songbird performs “Don’t Wake Me Up” with just snaps from the audience as her backing. Talent for days. And the video is quite pretty as well.

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Jamie XX’s Solo Debut, “Far Nearer,” Out Today

 

Jamie XX from the famed band, The XX, released his first single today. “Beat For” sounds like a chopped up moonwalk, while “Far Nearer” goes from lullaby to tropical dance party – nothing boring there. Not too long ago, Jamie collaborated with the late Gil Scott Heron on a remix album for I’m New Here, entitled We’re New Here. It’s also rumored that the young chap will be featured on Drake’s new album.

Jamie xx – Far Nearer (limited vinyl & download out now – http://farnearer.com) by Numbers

Jamie xx – Beat For (limited vinyl & download out now – http://farnearer.com) by Numbers

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