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Friday 24 December 2010

Seasons Greetings from LikeTheSound

A Very Merry Christmas To One And All.

Have yourselves a best ever Christmas time, give love, be happy and play your music overly loud.

And here is the BEST Christmas song I have heard this year

***scrooge and marley - i don't want it to be me***  

Merry Christmas from LikeTheSound

A Christmas message from Mike Skinner

A Christmas message from Mike Skinner

***end of the year and cheers***

Thursday 23 December 2010

Mike Skinner AKA The Streets gives respect to Daft Punk's Tron ....

Mike Skinner AKA The Streets gives respect to Daft Punk's Tron ....

Mike Skinner is re-known for his appreciation of Thomas Bangalter - one half of Electronic French duo Daft Punk. Their debut film score, recorded at AIR Lyndhurst Studios in London, is titled  TRON : LEGACY.

Mike Skinner AKA The Streets blogged on his official the-streets blog 

"the tron daft punk album is blowing my mind. nothing but synthesizers set to a 160 piece cinematic orchestra."

‎The original motion picture score for "TRON: Legacy", composed and produced by Daft Punk, was be released by Walt Disney Records / EMI Music on 6th December 2010.

Skinner respectfully noted

"if they’d have done a load of side chained electro with disco loops and chicago soul crooners it would have felt so expected. thomas bangalter is my idol."

The Streets star is due to release the highly praised new single Going Through Hell featuring vocal additions from Robert Harvey on 31st January 2011 and his much awaited new album Computers and Blues on 7th February 2011. You can pre-order Computers and Blues on iTunes now

Skinner concluded

"i need to play with my 909 though for sure. in fact let me hit up logic for a hot min to button a quick cinematic beat…"

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Daft Punk's Tron : Legacy is available now in Standard CD Format on Amazon ,
Special 2CD Edition ,
The Digital Edition
and an exclusive
2 CD DigiPack, Poster and Digital Download Bundle

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Saturday 11 December 2010

Stylah - Prologue

UK Rapper Stylah has united faces from the UK urban scene for his directorial debut, "Prologue", filmed in the style of Nickelback's hit video, Rockstar. Each of the 25 + cameos perform a line from the track which happens to be the intro to Stylah's debut album Treading Water, as previously mentioned here on LikeTheSound and out now on iTunes.


The video, which is the follow up to Stylah's controversial viral hit, Killa, an anti gun track with a graphic video banned by TV and featured on The Sun's website. Features the likes of actor/director Noel Clarke, rapper/radio presenter/entrepreneur Charlie Sloth, radio personalities Ace + Vis, rapper/actor Bashy, comedian Doc Brown, our local celebrity ex ganster Dave Courtney and numerous other rap artists including Sway, Sincere, Lowkey, Smiler, G Frsh, DocChrome, DJ Snips, DJ 279, D Raw, Ill Mill, Mega (SAS), K Koke, Wordplay, Tony D, Strapzy, Fusion, Loudmouth, and Haze.

Stylah remarked "People always tell me that I have an ability to say what other people are thinking so I thought it would be a powerful visual to have the collective UK scene rapping the words to my song. It also gave an opportunity for me to put some people from different sides of the scene who would never normally work with each other on the same project."

Treading Water was released on iTunes in October on Stylah's own LDN Global imprint and get its full release in January.

Check for more information.

Clare Maguire's cover of Antony and The Johnson's 'Hope There's Someone'

LikeTheSound is a huge fan of Clare Maguire, click on the name tag below to find more of LikeTheSound's coverage on Clare.
Now here is some more exciting news, Clare Maguire has recorded a cover of one of my favorite artists Antony and the Johnsons incredible song 'Hope there's someone' which you can listen to on Hype Machine!

Let us know what you think.

Clare Maguire's EP is available now on iTunes Ain't Nobody - EP

Clare Maguire's debut album is due for release on 28 February 2011

 and is available for pre-order on Clare Maguire Album
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Friday 10 December 2010

Scrooge and Marley - I Don't Want It To Be Me

For what you are about to receive is glorious and highly praiseworthy. What a blessing it is Robert Harvey and Mike Skinner decided to join creative forces, load up the JV1080 and find the Church bells patch.
Whilst achieving everything that should be wonderful about a Christmas tune with Robert Harvey's vocals sounding pleasingly akin to Paul McCartney in the Wings era and Mike Skinner on keys caressed with musical warmth - I Don't Want It To Be Me also comes with a neat video featuring wintery festive and haunting scenes of Nature, Taxidermy, Log fires, Chestnuts roasting, Harvey and Skinner  - the squirals being one of my favourite scenes.

Robert Harvey
As Mike Skinner has already pointed out on his
blog - Christmas is also the season to be lonely " some point someone scuppered your dreams. and you’re hurting..." The truth in that statement is what makes this song so essential.

A good, full-bodied, well-written, beautifully sung song can meaningfully fill the gaps you need filled in a deeply personal way and this song has got all of those qualities we need to celebrate and release a little of that hidden pain in the process.

I Don't Want It To Be Me is so well put together I feel guilty for not paying for it. Of all the songs I have purchased on iTunes this month - none is as deserving of my 99p than Scrooge and Marley's - I Don't Want It To Be Me.

Feel the love - it smacks of CHRISTMAS!!!

Mike Skinner

Watch the video :
Scrooge and Marley - I Don't Want It To Be Me

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Wednesday 8 December 2010

The Streets - Going Through Hell - Release date

Here's a date worth noting in your diaries! The Streets new single with vocal additions from Rob Harvey (The Music) titled Going Through Hell will be released on 31st January 2011.

Going Through Hell will be taken from The Streets highly anticipated fifth and final album Computers and Blues due for release on 7th February 2011.

You can listen to The Streets new single Going Through Hell, Going Through Hell (Doc Rotten Rmx) and Going Through Hell (Diplo Rmx) on the latest Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem Pod ready for Download now ... Casting Down Your Pod 1007

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Tuesday 7 December 2010

Introducing the Tinchy Stryder Apps!

Billionaire Bandit App

Brought to you by Tinchy Stryder and Star In The Hood, Billionaire Bandit is the ultimate gaming experience on your iPhone / iTouch / iPad featuring music and soundbites from Tinchy Stryder. Use luck, skill, and judgement to maximise your points, then challenge your friends to beat your score in our online league - watch out for Tinchy posting his scores in the league soon. High scores are rewarded with up to 50% off Star In The Hood clothing on the official store.
Click here to download it from the App store now and get playing...

Make sure you check out the video of Tinchy giving a few tips on how to play the game here:

Star In The Hood App

Stay up to date with Tinchy Stryder news 24/7 with this Star In The Hood mobile app! You can get all the latest news, stream his latest tracks and chat with Tinchy Stryder fans on the Fan Wall! Best of all this app is completely free so why not download it now from iTunes

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Plan B ‘Love Goes Down’ + Remixes Officially Released

The 5th single taken from the multi-platinum selling album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, is available to download from iTunes along with 2 remixes from Danny Byrd and Doctor P.

‘Love Goes Down’ + Remixes Officially Released

Click here to download ‘Love Goes Down’
Click here to download the Doctor P remix
Click here to download the Danny Byrd remix
New Deluxe Album Versions

If you want a little bit more than a regular copy of Plan B’s debut album this Christmas, you can pick up a copy of the recently refurbished 2 x CD edition, which features live performances, bonus tracks and the amazing Pendulum remix of ‘Stay Too Long’.

Click for Defamation Of Strickland Banks: 2cd: Deluxe Edition: Hmv Exclusive

Monday 6 December 2010

Mike Skinner reveals new album Artwork

After endeavoring the consumption of powdered protein drinks, sessions at the gym and brisk 7 mile walks, Mike Skinner headed off to Norfolk to get arty for the creative that is the new Artwork for Computers and Blues.
Mike has now revealed the Artwork for The Streets much awaited new album titled Computers and Blues.

The quiet before the storm emits cool glassy tones surrounding the brightly lit rose enhanced room in which Mike Skinner stands - he is probably contemplating his next plan of action after The Streets.
This album cover is instantly a very memorable picture, it stays in your mind after just one glance and it is an appropriate subject because the Norwich U.E.A Campus is where The Streets will be performing live on 28th February during the first leg of the Computers and Blues 2011 Tour

Like the reflections on the glass the photograph reflects a feeling of Déjà vu and I love it for that because it is taking us back to the elements of Original Pirate Material - moving on full circle to the modern day, and this is how I see the future for The Streets - forever evolving. Computers and Blues may well be the final Streets album but The Streets music will stay relevant and as we grow wiser, somehow what skinner has been saying will make even more sense.
Each of the five Streets albums will be an open door for a new generation and from each incredible burger-bar cocky clever, funny, sensitive genius, philosophical and very intelligent album - Original Pirate Material , A Grand Don't Come For Free , The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living , Everything Is Borrowed and Computers and Blues there is a story, a moral and a lesson that we have either already lived and empathise with or are yet to be lived and learned. Where some artists music stagnates past it's sell by date, nearly10 years on from the debut Original Pirate Material, Mike Skinners lyrics stand out peerless, raw and pure.

From Luxemburg's 'Towering Inferno' for Original Pirate Material, the new Architecture for Computers and Blues is cool, obscure and smooth with a welcoming warm glow beckoning the Outside Inside.

I'm very much looking forward to see the rest of the Artwork for the inlays/booklet.

The Streets Official blog

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Saturday 4 December 2010

Mike Skinner ***came through the door*** New Video

"Today I ran with the idea that if you dress smart you think smart." Say's Mike Skinner in the latest The Beats video. Skinner looks immensely smart and sounds smart too, so he must have been thinking likewise.

If you like lots of little buttons and studio gear - your attention span will be sucked into your screen!

"I spent the morning with a revived passion for my album Cyberspace and Reds, so I decided to write a new song, I got half way through..."  It's a lovely song titled Came Through The Door, I hope we will hear the completed version soon.

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Friday 3 December 2010

Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem ***casting down your pod 1007***

It's that time of the week to exercise your ears and get your laughing gear into action.

It's Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem's  

***casting down your pod 1007***

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Wednesday 1 December 2010

New video - Mike Skinner - ***too numb***

Mike Skinner AKA The Streets,  tweet / blogged to his followers this new song titled Too Numb.
I love this song with a passion, the additively eloquent vocals of Robert Harvey cascading through the subdued, crystal- clear voice of Mike Skinner...

"Exhaust fumes and the frost look no different from your breath,
but for a blueness and a thickness and a depth.
The scraping goes through me vibrating my shoes
But happy Iam as I pause for the thought
Only two moments ago I was dreaming
toastie and slowly I showed up in realism"

Too Numb is top quality song, I would be very happy to have purchased it on iTunes and I would be sitting here knowing I had more than got my money's worth. How lucky for us that Mike Skinner is sharing these clever, thought-provoking songs with us - video's include via youtube.

"It's freezing!"

Too Numb has received exciting feedback already, so ride-on, walk-harder, run-faster or just stop what your doing and listen ... it's

***Too Numb***

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Monday 22 November 2010

New Mike Skinner video ***no awkward barz on the walk of stars***

Mike Skinner AKA The Streets and Ted Mayhem latest The Beats video where @skinnermike takes Twitter to a new and exciting level replying to his followers by video is a real nice treat for any one's peepers.
Amidst the soft bubbles created by Aromatherapy bath products, Skinner starts off by informing us that "Birmingham is not the same city I used to get robbed in". Urging his body in and out of the water teasingly he goes on to reply to @ClareThornhill who Tweeted that she is voting for Mike Skinner to have a star on the Walk of stars in Birmingham. He concluded that before he gets a star in Birmingham he should get a star in cyberspace. *

Does anybody know why it is that soap kills the bubbles in your bubble bath? Strange but true!

The Streets 2011 tour tickets on sale here

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Tuesday 16 November 2010

"Coming for Me" Official Music Video

I really like this song and the message it is spreading.

Music Video by The Frontline performing 'Coming for Me'. (C) 2010 Preacher Boy Music / Open Doors Youth.

Hip Hop stars featuring: Armor, Guvna B, E Tizz, New Direction Crew, McGladius, Jahaziel and S.O. come Together for Persecuted Christians

Enjoy the music and spare a moment to look into the subject matter.

"Coming for Me" Official Music Video

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Saturday 13 November 2010

The Streets announce 'Computers And Blues' album tracklisting

The full tracklisting for The Streets highly anticipated fifth and final album 'Computers And Blues' has just been released by the NME. full article here ...

There are some very interesting titles here, I just can't wait to here them.

I'm very excited to see that my top 3 favourite tracks that I have blogged about countless times have made it to the final tracklisting,

Roof Of Your Car,
A Blip On A Screen and
Outside Inside,

so on this knowledge alone I'm already feeling very confident of it's greatness.

The final tracklisting for Computers and Blues.

'Outside Inside'
'Going Through Hell'
'Roof Of Your Car'
'Puzzled By People'
'Without A Blink'
'Blip On A Screen'
'Those That Don't Know'
'We Can Never Be Friends'
'Trying To Kill M.E.'
'Trust Me'
'Lock The Locks'

The album has a generous 14 tracks for our pleasure and is scheduled for release on 7th February 2011. Mike Skinner AKA The Streets, will be taking Computers and Blues on tour early next year kicking off in Edinburgh on 18th February 2011.

The Streets 2011 Computers and Blues Tour tickets are available here Artist Ticket - The Streets

Thursday 11 November 2010

The Streets 2011 Tour dates - (updated) On sale now

Maverick Sabre - The Travelling Man Mixtape

This is the highly anticipated mixtape from Maverick Sabre 'The Travelling Man'.

London born, Irish raised singer songwriter Maverick Sabre is breaking the mould and this is why you are going to be hearing a lot more from Marverick on LikeTheSound.
With his soulful voice and skillful guitar playing, he draws audiences in and leaves them in wonder.


Silencing crowds with his lamenting social-political content, this young rising star is generating a lot of interest from press and booking agents alike. Recently tipped by Hot Press as being the Irish newcomer who will give the established artists some serious competition, Maverick was also nominated 'Best Homegrown Act' in the 2008 Urban Takeover Awards.


01.Run To The Roof
02. Inside (ft Footsie)
03. Slow Down (ft Macca)
04. Sirens In The Night
05. Break Me Down
06. Sometimes (ft Wretch 32)
07. Memories
08. Let Me Show You
09. They Found Him A Gun
10. I Need

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Monday 8 November 2010

The Streets - Computers and Blues Tour Dates

Yes! The Streets are back on tour as of Friday 18th February 2011 kicking off in Edinburgh.
Mike Skinner tweeted the long awaited news to his followers this afternoon, saying Let the madness ensue.

As you can see from the poster below, The Streets new album title is now confirmed as Computers and Blues. And will be released on 7th February 2011. This is the most exciting news I have been blessed with in ages. I CAN'T WAIT!!


Ticket information here : The Streets 2011 Tour - Tickets -

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Sunday 7 November 2010


Casting Down Your Pod - Beat Stevie with Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem is an interesting, comical, occasionally (seemingly) irrelevant and often outrageous view of the news and current affairs of the world around us by Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem layered between respectfully decent and pretty damn awesome music of all genres and era's.
Casting Down Your Pod is unpredictable but one thing is for sure, you MUST NOT MISS AN EPISODE!

We are currently on Casting Down Your Pod 3, here are the download links so far ...

Casting Down Your Pod 1003

Casting Down Your Pod 1002

Casting Down Your Pod 1001

Mike endeavours to bring us Casting Down Your Pod every Thursday or the very, very early hours of Friday morning. :)

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Thursday 4 November 2010

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Tuesday 2 November 2010

*** The Streets – Trust Me *** New video

Old song, new video, said Mike Skinner AKA The Streets. Trust Me isn't a brand new song, Skinner gave a sample of Trust Me to his followers via Twitter last year and took it on the road with him live. It was highly popular with re-mixers, one of my favourite of those being the Calzo Houdini Remix, you can listen to it here on YouTube Trust Me - The Streets - CalzoHoudini Remix 
Trust Me was also massive with DJ's and students and today it sounds as fresh as the day it was born.

Trust Me is immediately recognised by the hearty, soulful backing vocals, crucial beats and clever bars ... I see Alice in Wonderland, I see Malice in Sunderland, Mouse to house, I love this land, The where without, it's Thumberland.
The video version of Trust me is quite a bit shorter which is a shame because there are some really great lyrics missing - Why is there so much noise, Reading info, buying toys, We all fear of company, But we are fierce anonymously, Into shit on the Internet, Clashing people, chatting evil, But we are cheery social sorts, With the pleasing photo forward, Pass the love around and back to me, Walking down a madman's street, The music in my ears is fleeting, Struggle to shuffle to the same beat, We are nothing if not nice, We have a pretty buttered knife, Is the skyline sliced up into pieces and broken steel and strife, Anything you tell me, Yes, yes, I will believe, But again and I suspect, Again and I will leave, Slow burn a little heaven, Roaming yearnings for devon, Coburn '67, Don't work for them, Trust me. - perhaps they will remain for the album version?
Mike Skinner did suggest last year that Trust Me was safe for the new album - only known so far as Computers and Blues - lets hope so.

While we are on the subject of which tracks will essentiate the new Streets album, I'm really holding out strong for Roof of Your Car, Love light of my life, Where my heart has beenBlip On A Screen, Outside inside and Infamy.

The video is great, with beautiful close ups, bars, fat cigars, take-aways, galleries and Stellas. It has an underworld feel to it like scenes from a modern day Pacino or De Niro film but more Arty and with brief appearances from The Music's Robert Harvey who has been working with with Skinner in the studio earlier this year and Ted Mayhem, there's lots to see in this video, it's a real treat.

*** The Streets – Trust Me *** New video

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Sunday 31 October 2010

***navy & black*** From The Streets (Fashion)

Navy and Black! What springs to mind when you hear that? Do not mix! by any chance?

Don't you believe it! Mike Skinner AKA
The Streets blogged this week on his new website  "I saw a thing recently that said DO NOT BE AFRAID OF NAVY WITH BLACK..."

In my window dressing for Principles days I was told NEVER to mix Navy and black. I disagreed with this bog-standard theory because colours are an expression of freedom to discover and enhance our mood, personality and style be it decor, art, textiles or other. In the case of fashion, if it suites the person wearing it, lead by example!

In my personal opinion, I think Black and Navy worn together brings to light a dramatic, mysterious, slightly masculine look, especially when worn by women.
I studied colour therapy some years back and learned Navy means Truth, Healing and Intuition, while Black is Silent, Elegant and Powerful. With this in mind, it is easy to understand why Mike Skinner is not afraid to wear Navy and Black together as seen above ...

Skinner is most usually seen wearing Black and/or famously - Pink. A person who shows favouritism to Pink, especially in a male is often found to be Compassionate, Faithful and Sensitive and displays a child-like Innocence. Pink is also renown to have a calming effect, helpful indeed when you live in the busy mind of a modern day genius.

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My recommended album : The Streets - Everything Is Borrowed - iTunes

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Friday 29 October 2010

Mike Skinner takes Twitter to another level - ***re: @tessdejong , @jevo90 and @diplo ***

This past week has seen a virtual Mexican wave spread across Twitter with the return of @skinnermike AKA Mike Skinner AKA The Streets and his dedicated 88'717 strong Twitter following, and that figure - as I write - is after @skinnermike having had a full year off Twitter!

Skinner, always the leader has took Twitter to another level, by replying to his followers via video messages as posted here on LikeTheSound. It is a very personal and real way to correspond with his friends and followers whereas so many stars simply get someone else to tweet on their behalf - very lazy.
Skinnermike's latest video replies goes out to my good friend Tess DeJong, who is responsible for the brilliant Streets website titled The Streets Blog , Mad Decent DJ, Producer and Songwriter Diplo and Jevo whom I have not had Twitterings with as yet but you can follow him on Twitter jevo90 should you need to.
So, Shit on the Villa!

***re: @tessdejong, @jevo90 and @diplo***

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Wednesday 27 October 2010

Mike Skinner AKA The Streets ***something to hide*** Video

Something To Hide, there will be something in this video that everyone will empathise and relate to, or as Skinner says if they don't there's something wrong.

I'm so glad Mike Skinner has made this and his other recent video's. To create these thoughts and observations in his mind and just leave them there to get lost with the daily clutter of in-and-out thoughts would quite literally be a crime.
Once hatched to the public, these little video's outgrow the effort and time it took to make. So please Mike Skinner, keep creating so we can linger, learn and grow.
Now readers, take the time to listen to Skinners words, pause for thought and listen again, because each time I listen, I understand a little more.

***something to hide*** by Mike Skinner

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re: @blackraven999, @henweb, and @mattokine from mike skinner

National debt? Ted Mayhem can't shave because? Mike Skinners teeth?
It's all in this tasty little video - Gingerbread latte flavoured of course.

re: @blackraven999, @henweb, and @mattokine from mike skinner

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Monday 25 October 2010


I received Hello Hi this morning by 21 years old,  

South East London Rapper Teezy, real name Kye Lawrence Hughes. Check out these great Teezy tunes as well - Teezy ft P.U.K - Richer than me ( Official PUK Remix ) Teezy ft. Reece - London Girls and Make You Holla Teezy Ft Levelle.

Teezy, who has worked with Jay-Z, befriended mega stars Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland, is a more than decent dancer, producer & singer, so it will be no surprise to learn he is enjoying his cut of support from 1Xtra, Choice, Radio 1, MTV Base, Flava and Channel AKA . He's a good looking lad too, the only thing that annoys me about Teezy is this whole 'Ladies Man' thing, I'm not really into that, anyway ...

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Sunday 24 October 2010

The Streets *** The Solution *** on TheBeats

The Streets *** The Solution *** on TheBeats

Don't miss this! It's the latest episode from Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem.

*** The Solution ***

Let's hope there are more of these to come, brilliant food for thought.

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Professor Green BEST UK HIP HOP at the MOBOs

Great news on Wednesday night in Liverpool, Professor Green picked up the coveted MOBO award for Best UK Hip Hop!

You can hear it from the man himself by watching the moment he won right here on the iPlayer .

The UK Tour is over, but there are still some tickets available for the December dates, you can get them now

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Saturday 23 October 2010

The Streets - Casting Down Your Pod - 1001

It's back and it's even better than before ...

Mike Skinner and Ted Mayhem bring to you

The brilliant madness, that is ...


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Thursday 21 October 2010

On Tuesday 19th October, a beautiful thing happened.

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Friday 15 October 2010

Thebeats - swandieve

Well, I'm not sure what it's all about yet, but Thebeats Official YouTube Channel for Beat Stevie and The Streets came alive with a rustle in the bushes, check out the video and you will find a SWAN!
So, what do you think? Is there a hidden message?

Thebeats - swandieve

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Friday 8 October 2010

Professor Green interview on Breakfast television.

Another really great interview from Professor Green on Breakfast television yesterday.
Watch it here ...

Professor Green interview on Breakfast television.

Professor Green is on top form, 2010 has proven to be a massive year for him.
You can download Professor Green - Monster (feat. Example) Now on iTunes   

Buy the highly acclaimed Professor Green - Alive Till I'm Dead on iTunes

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Wednesday 6 October 2010

Stylah - Them Boys featuring Memphis Bleek + Young Safi‏

Stylah - 'Them Boys' feat Memphis Bleek and Young Safi

Monday 4th October marked the digital release date of rising British rap star Stylah's debut album, Treading Water.

The album, already being heralded as a classic by critics, brings forth quality and substance - both in its production and lyrical content, keeping the flame of Hip Hop in the UK burning brightly.

The next street single from the LP is Them Boys featuring US stalwart Memphis Bleek and newcomer Young Safi and produced by Australian hit maker Styalz Fuego. A real street anthem for 2010! Look out for the video coming soon as well as a star studded remix featuring Grafh, Sway, Joell Ortiz, Immortal Technique! and LikeTheSound favourite Akala.

Stylah - 'Them Boys' feat Memphis Bleek and Young Safi

Treading Water available on itunes now

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Monday 4 October 2010

Rival - Return Of The Rivs *RISKY ROADZ*

Risky Roadz Recordings is proud to bring you its newest signing Rival with his debut mixtape 'Return Of The Rivs'

Available 31/10/10 featuring Ghettz, Jammin, Marger and 9 Milli Major. A great treat for Halloween, Rival is flying the flag

For the UK grime scene right now and this mixtape doesn't disappoint. If your a grime fan this is for you, also look out for new videos from the mixtape and new stuff from Rival hitting the net real soon.



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Monday 13 September 2010

David McAlmont special concert details

David McAlmont is right up there with my of-all-time-favourite artists. This talented young man has so much passion and feeling he is compelling and thrilling to watch.

I was delighted to learn on David's blog that he has some very special concerts coming up. The first of which begins on the 1st October 2010.

David McAlmont, the highly praised and respected singer/songwriter based in London, says "This is a very special concert that represents the start of a retrospective journey through my musical past, one that I hope will reconnect me with the people who have kindly supported my music over the years. I’ve never done shows like these- that cover the entire 18 years of my career- and I sincerely hope that you will can be present to experience the joy that I have been rediscovering in my back-catalogue. This first concert will be at a small independent theatre in the Bethnal Green (apparently it’s where one of the Brother’s Kray got married), capacity 72 and will be performed by me and Guy Davies on piano, an opportunity to experience salon like intimacy ahead of the full line-up on November 22nd. The beautifully talented Jasmine Rodgers has kindly agreed to open for us."

Tickets available here on

With much love and respect to you David x


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Saturday 11 September 2010

The Way We're Made (Made In England) - by Missing Andy

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'The Way We're Made (Made In England)' by Brentwood, Essex five piece Missing Andy

Scripted, shot and edited by Missing Andy

Alex Greaves, Rob 'Master General' Jones, Steve Rolls, Elliot Richardson, Gareth Babet and Nicky Cook are with Invasion management.

'The Way We're Made (Made In England)' by Missing Andy

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