Category Archives: For your listening pleasure

Dan’s Jukebox: Rizzle Kicks

‘Stereo Typical’, the debut album from rascally Brighton duo Rizzle Kicks, signals a happy diversion from the current wave of mainstream UK hip hop. Reminiscent of early albums from American outfits like De La Soul and a Tribe Called Quest, … Continue reading

Posted in New music, Tunes and playlists | Leave a comment

Dan’s Jukebox: SBTRKT

You might have heard SBTRKT but never realised. (Given he relishes anonymity, it’s unlikely you’ve seen him sans mask, however.) He started out as a DJ at London’s Plastic People and he’s remixed the likes of M.I.A, Radiohead, Basement Jaxx and Mark … Continue reading

Posted in Our faves, Tunes and playlists | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dan’s jukebox: Ghostpoet

Ghostpoet’s debut album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholoy Jam is a stripped back, trip hop styled affair; all looping drum beats and sparse, glitchy electro. As he slurs and mumbles through his tracks, wistful and forlorn, you get the distinct … Continue reading

Posted in Our faves, Tunes and playlists | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

New live music at the Stag and Dagger

If you’re up for discovering some new music, then the Stag and Dagger Festival might be just the thing you’re looking for. Every year in Shoreditch, London and Glasgow, a handful of venues play host to an exciting lineup of … Continue reading

Posted in Events, Live performance, New music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dan’s Jukebox: Patrick Wolf

It would be rather easy to take a look at the video for Patrick Wolf’s latest single, The City and dismiss it in an instant as hipster fodder; it’s all nimble, pretty yoof frolicking on a beach, getting their kit … Continue reading

Posted in Tunes and playlists | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dan’s Jukebox: Pet Shop Boys

With over 100 million albums sold world wide, you can’t talk about UK music without giving props to electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys. They’ve had massive international success with West End Girls, collaborated with Dusty Springfield, remixed tracks for Madonna … Continue reading

Posted in Live performance, Theatre, Unusual, Videos | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Isn’t it amazing what some people can do with their mouth?

You might have heard Shlomo, but you just didn’t know it. He’s featured on the song Oceania, by Bjork which was commisioned by the Olympic Games Committee for the 2004 Summer Olypics and heard by 3.9 billion people around the … Continue reading

Posted in Live performance, Unusual, Videos | Leave a comment

Dan’s Jukebox: CocknBullKid

I came across London based singer-songwriter CocknBullKid, a.k.a Anita Blay, about 2 years ago and was really impressed with what I heard. Her lyrics are sharp and witty, she’s got that “wall-of-sound” style of pop nailed and a fine set … Continue reading

Posted in New music, Tunes and playlists | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Dan’s Jukebox: Star Slinger

There are some days where I wish listening to a certain track would transform the seasons. When will this interminable winter be done? Today’s musical gem, from Manchester based musician/producer Star Slinger, is pure sunshine on a Sunday afternoon. It … Continue reading

Posted in Tunes and playlists, Videos | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Dan’s Jukebox: Basement Jaxx

I’d quite like a time machine that would transport me, swiftly and with some degree of comfort, to particular eras in time so I could witness first-hand phenomenal musical acts I missed out on the first time round. Today’s destination … Continue reading

Posted in Our faves, Tunes and playlists, Videos | Tagged , , | 2 Comments