With the release of his critically acclaimed mixtape LiveLoveA$AP last year and the (subsequent) signing of his multi-million dollar record contract, A$AP Rocky stopped by the Red Bull Studios London to exclusively perform some tracks for our Rehearsal Rooms series.

Up first is ‘Pretty Flacko’, a song produced by SpaceGhostPurrp and one that is symbolic of the wave A$AP is ushering in with his movement. Watch that Pretty Mother’fu*ker do his thing up top…

Best watched in 720p or higher.

Having penned one of the biggest British Pop songs of the last 10 years for Tinie Tempah, achieved chart success as a solo artist with huge singles ‘Let the Sunshine’, ‘Earthquake’ and ‘Last Time’ and worked with a growing list of artists including Ms Dynamite, Yasmin, Professor Green and most recently U.S superstar Usher – Labrinth is en route to securing his position in the history books.

Signed to Simon Cowel’s SYCO label, Monday saw the release of Labrinth’s debut album Electronic Earth; To celebrate, the gifted multi-instrumentalist, artist and producer performs a new single for Rehearsal Rooms. Filmed at the famed Red Bull Studios in London, peep Lab and his band – decked in their best – working a high energy rendition of Charles Wright’s classic ‘Express Yourself’.

Watch out for the killer swag guitar solo. Enjoy…

Jessie Ware is unquestionably one of the most exciting artists emerging from the UK right now. After a string of high profile collaborations with the likes of SBTRKT & Sampha, she’s currently preparing the release of her debut album, due out this summer.

With two incredible singles under her belt (‘Strangest Feeling’ & ‘Running’), we linked up with the South Londoner to shoot some exclusive performances of tracks taken from her forthcoming LP for our Rehearsal Rooms series.

Premiered here exclusively – ‘Devotion’ is the 80’s inspired cut Jessie performed for us at the famed Red Bull Studios in London. Backed by her band (which included The Invisibles‘ Dave Okumu), the seductive track takes shape through nimble Funk riffs, sexy guitar licks and the kind of vocal delivery that certifies why this lady is fast becoming the new queen of effortless cool in British music…

Here’s the latest episode in our exclusive ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ series, presented by PinBoardBlog and filmed by our production house PinBoardFilm in collaboration with the world famous Red Bull Studios London.

Shot in Red Bull’s recording studio, these are intimate sessions with some of the most exciting artists and bands we champion.

Some may recall the tectonic shift that began occurring in 2007 and spread to the international ‘alt’ music scene when a new breed of uncategorizable acts emerged from the LA underground (amongst them Flying Lotus, Blu et al).

Fast forward a couple brilliant independent long-players, a couple appetite-wetting EPs and incessant touring/recording later – just when you thought it was all quiet on the western front Miss Jack Davey and Brook D’Leau’s long awaited and perhaps most realised full-length is nearly upon us.

New Designer Drug is set to be released on ILLAV8R in the coming months and to celebrate the New Wave duo flew in from the States to lay down a never-heard-before track, ‘Queen of Wonderland’ – a wild blend of Alternative Rock, Electronica and a myriad of other influences that signal an exciting evolution.

Be frank – few acts in the world today have a sound like J*Davey.

Many of our favourite artists have graced our ‘Rehearsal Room’ over the past 6 months, musicians we both admire and respect. As our exclusive show, produced in association with Red Bull Studios London, continues to grow we decided to create a mini-series within it designed solely to put focus on new talent emerging.

Our ethos has always been to concentrate on good music and an important undercurrent of that is discovering and exposing a new generation of music makers. Thus we have filmed a number of new episodes featuring fresh-faced musicians who you may or may not have heard of previously. They were selected for one reason and that reason is that we feel they are among some of tomorrow’s most promising acts.

In our third ‘introduces’ episode we feature Emeli Sande , the 24 year old Aberdonian who recently signed to Virgin records after a string of successful featured collaborations, including the top two hit with Wiley’s ‘Never Be Your Woman’. Her appearances  as well as her talent, musicality – she plays both the piano and the cello –  incredibly rich textured voice and her songwriting credits have made her one of the most anticipated female singers to come out this year.

Off the back of supporting Alicia Keys during her 10th Anniversary tour date and gearing up for her debut album, Sandé performs with a soaring soulful vocal style, wrapped around atmospheric percussion and deeply layered with rich cello strings.

Naturally a feel good summer track, that possesses a classic power, Emeli Sandé is a pleasure to introduce to you.

Emeli Sandé’s debut single ‘Heaven’ is released on 15th August via Virgin Records and you can download here via iTunes now.

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Many of our favourite artists have graced our ‘Rehearsal Room’ over the past 6 months, musicians we both admire and respect. As our exclusive show, produced in association with Red Bull Studios London, continues to grow we decided to create a mini-series within it designed solely to put focus on new talent emerging.

Our ethos has always been to concentrate on good music and an important undercurrent of that is discovering and exposing a new generation of music makers. Thus we have filmed a number of new episodes featuring fresh-faced musicians who you may or may not have heard of previously. They were selected for one reason and that reason is that we feel they are among some of tomorrow’s most promising acts.

Our second ‘introduces’ episode features Jono McCleery – a London based singer/songwriter recently signed to the infamous Ninja Tune label. Possessing a voice which demands recollections of such greats like Bill Withers – it is difficult to fathom his young age.

His debut single ‘Tomorrow’ which he performs with his band exclusively for us sounds like a newly unearthed Soul/Folk ode from the 1970’s – but with an ingenious broken beat keeping time it’s vintage feel is instantly updated.

Jono’s new album There Is is filled with wondrous Soul, Folk & Jazz influences – songs which combine the inflictions of yesteryear with the forward thinking of an innovative contemporary artist. Upon first hearing McCleery’s voice we instantly recognised a truly unique musician creating breathtakingly beautiful music – it’s a pleasure for us to introduce him to you.

‘Tomorrow’ is out now. The new album There Is is due out September 5th.

Many of our favourite artists have graced our ‘Rehearsal Room’ over the past 6 months, musicians we both admire and respect. As our exclusive show, produced in association with Red Bull Studios London, continues to grow we decided to create a mini-series within it designed solely to put focus on new talent emerging.

Our ethos has always been to concentrate on good music and an important undercurrent of that is discovering and exposing a new generation of music makers. Thus we have filmed a number of new episodes featuring fresh-faced musicians who you may or may not have heard of previously. They were selected for one reason and that reason is that we feel they are among some of tomorrow’s most promising acts.

Our first ‘introduces’ episode features Daley, a young R&B-Soul singer hailing from Manchester who recently signed a deal with Universal Music. In 2010 his vocals featured on ‘Doncamatic’ by Gorillaz which came off the animated bands Plastic Beach album, he was also nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll.

Daley’s beautifully complex voice effortlessly evokes emotion and his unique brand of ‘slow-jam’ Soul is as passionate as it is encapsulating. And as he readies the release of his much anticipated mixtape Those Who Wait, he performs an exclusive track called “Be” for us live at Red Bull Studios London.

Just watch. And listen.

Here’s the fifth episode in our exclusive ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ series, presented by PinBoardBlog and filmed by our production house PinBoardFilm in collaboration with the world famous Red Bull Studios London.

Shot in Red Bull’s recording studio, these are intimate sessions with some of the most exciting artists and bands we champion.

As one of the exemplars of modern Soul and R&B, ask anyone and they’ll tell you Raphael Saadiq is amongst those most renowned and respected. A figurehead with credentials stretching as far back as we at PinBoard remember in our bibs; whether handed down Toni Tony Tone cassettes, bumping Ummah (Saadiq, Tip & Jay Dee) produced joints, incessantly reloading Lucy Pearl and Instant Vintage during teens, relinquishing virginity to the iconic co-written/produced ‘Untitled’ record for D’Angelo, or most recently as grown-up music professionals over the last three years lending exposure to this gentleman’s revivalist phase . You could say, we’ve always had a special relationship with Ray Ray.

We’re now truly honoured to have Mr. Saadiq armed with a burning, bluesy bass guitar perform his latest work especially for us. A searing gesture to love and responsibility, ‘Good Man’ is of our favourite songs of 2011 so far.

You can also catch him on at Shepherds Bush Empire on the 28th April. New album Stone Rollin’ is out now in the UK and May 10th in the US.

Here’s the fourth episode in our exclusive ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ series, presented by PinBoardBlog.com and filmed by our production house PinBoardFilm in collaboration with the world famous Red Bull Studios London.

Shot in Red Bull’s recording studio, these are intimate sessions with some of the most exciting artists and bands we champion.

As it’s our birthday this month (yes, we turn 3 years old in a couple days!) we thought we’d drop two Rehearsal Room episodes, instead of one. Why not!

In this episode we feature the ever-charming performer known as Ghostpoet, who exclusively performs a special rendition of his debut single ‘Cash & Carry Me Home’ off his critically acclaimed album Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam. Signed to Giles Peterson’s Brownswood label, Ghostpoet is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artists to have emerged over the past year, his unique style, clever lyricism and artistic direction separates him from everyone else.

Grab a drink, press play – get smashed (in honour of the song, of course!).

P.s And biggup Danny Wood aka @Def_Danny on his directorial debut. Very proud, we are!

Here’s the third episode in our exclusive ‘Rehearsal Rooms’ series, presented by PinBoardBlog.com and filmed by our production house PinBoardFilm in collaboration with the world famous Red Bull Studios London.

Shot in Red Bull’s recording studio, these are intimate sessions with some of the most exciting artists and bands we champion.

Our last episodes featured the rising enigma that is Jamie Woon followed by number 1 recording artist Jessie J; this month we take you deep into the tender, personal balladry of Andreya Triana. Signed to cult British label Ninja Tune, Triana performed a heartbreaking rendition of her beautifully penned and performed ‘X’ taken from one of the best debut albums of 2010, Lost Where I Belong.

We hope you feel this.

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