19-year old London-based newcomer Kenzie May makes a bold introduction with her debut single ‘Hide & Seek’; The thumping pop production recalls impressions of Santigold and AlunaGeorge, but Kenzie twerks everything enough to make it her own. Her confidence on ‘Hide & Seek’ is rousing and is precisely the thing that prevents her from being swallowed up by what is otherwise an elaborate and busy production. Turn this one up.
The return of Jamie Woon! Frequenters of this site will know that we’re strong supporters of Woon, his debut album was ahead of the curve in many ways (cast your mind back pre-2011, which major label artist was releasing anything resembling “alt-R&B”?) but since it’s release he’s been ghost. Now though as Disclosure announce the final details of their impending chart-dominating debut album Settle - it seems like he’ll be rejoining the land of the living. Along with the likes of Jessie Ware, London Grammar, Eliza Doolittle, AlunaGeorge & others – Jamie Woon will also be featured on a new album track titled ‘January’. Fellow label mate and PMR’s first lady Jessie Ware will feature on a song called ‘Confess To Me’ and upcoming group London Grammar will appear on a track titled ‘Help Me Lose My Mind’.
Get ready for one of this years biggest albums. June 3rd.
All roads look set to lead to LoveBox this year as organisations have just announced the first round of artists/DJ’s confirmed on the bill. Among some of them are SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Azealia Banks, Jurassic 5 (!), Julio Bashmore, Purity Ring, Gold Panda, AlunaGeorge and the man-God himself D’Angelo! Aside from Mark Ronson and Goldfrapp a full list of headliners has yet to be announced but something tells me there’ll be some pretty legendary names thrown in the mix – watch this space.
Lovebox takes place in London on July 19th-21st, for more line-up and ticket information head over to their official website.
AlunaGeorge’s latest single ‘Attracting Flies’ was just premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show. The track comes off the duo’s forthcoming debut album and follows previous singles ‘Diver’ and LP title track ‘Body Music’ (not to mention the non-album singles that preceded those). And because these two can do no wrong ‘Attracting Flies’ is of course another bonafide pop smash – the chemistry between these two really is spot-on.
Expect AlunaGeorge’s debut album Body Music on July 1st.
Earlier today Disclosure released the video for their chart-invading single ‘White Noise’ featuring the voice of AlunaGeorge. Shot in Detroit the video backs up how utterly incredible the track is – rather amazing considering the world pretty unanimously agreed it was a smash before now. Tell me you don’t feel the urge to do what this guy does in a derelict building when you hear this tune? Lies. Shouts to the homie Luke Monahan for directing it.
Three of the biggest names in British music right now come together in spectacular style as the mighty Hudson Mohawke remixes Disclosure’s #2 chart smash ‘White Noise’ featuring AlunaGeorge. The song was already huge but trust Hudmo to turn the dial up 10 notches – listen loudly.
Interestingly Hudmo’s soundcloud player says “PMR028 – Forthcoming on PMR Records” – a bigger project coming from him on PMR? They’ve already got Disclosure and Jessie Ware, why not add this guy.
Rising singer, songwriter and producer MNEK has been busy wracking up songwriting credits for a bunch of big name artists over the past year or so, but recently he found the time to serve up another one of his impressive cover versions – this time of Disclosure’s chart smash ‘White Noise’ featuring AlunaGeorge. I still haven’t fully recovered from his rendition of Kelis’ ‘Get Along With You’ from last year and although there have been a couple covers since then, this is the one that really stands out. MNEK’s voice is ridiculous, but it’s the control (and restraint) he commands when singing that really stands him apart from others. Not to mention his productions are always on point. Continue to keep your eyes on this one.
Hard to believe AlunaGeorge haven’t been on TV before considering the buzz they’ve been generating over the past year – but yesterday saw their broadcast debut. The duo, who are currently enjoying chart success with their Disclosure collaboration ‘White Noise’ appeared on The Culture Show yesterday to perform their infectious single ‘You Know You Like It’. Currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album Body Music and getting ready for their first European tour – you can expect some more cool bits from these lot in the coming weeks.
Red Bull Music Academy have launched a new series called H∆SHTAG$ (produced by PinBoardFilm) which looks to explore the influence the internet has had on music and it’s many emerging sub-cultures. Across it’s six episodes (to be released weekly) H∆SHTAG$ looks to discuss different ideas that have been nourished, nurtured and/or birthed by the internet and it’s interconnecting technologies. Featuring exclusive interviews from Flying Lotus, TNGHT, Mount Kimbie, AlunaGeorge, Shlohmo, Charli XCX and many more, the series will also features opinions from predominant journalists, tastemakers and bloggers from across a wide spectrum of digital platforms, print and digital media.
The first episode Don’t Call It #AltR&B features How To Dress Well, producer Jeremy ‘Zodiac‘ Rose (The Weeknd), R&B futurists Rochelle Jordan & KLSHand Grammy nominated singer Miguel. It focuses on the re-emergence of contemporary R&B and whether or not the internet has played a role in it’s current form. Don’t Call It #AltR&B also talks to Alex Macpherson (The Guardian), Melissa Bradshaw (The Quietus) and Erik Kirtley (Indie R&B).
Mug off the snow outside and thaw yourself off with this massive new winter warmer from two of Britian’s soon-to-be pop-superstars. Disclosure have teamed up with Aluna from AlunaGeorge and together have collided to create ‘White Noise’ (March 24th), a humungous new single far more suited for sunnier climates than what we have here but one that should have you and yours reaching for those gunfingers quick-time. #Skank.