Category Archives: Tunes and playlists

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dan’s Jukebox: Christmas Spectacular

I’ll be the first to admit, I am not the most tolerant when it comes to listening to songs about jingling bells and decking the halls with a baby in a manger or something, but there are certain Christmas tunes … Continue reading

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Dan’s Jukebox: Leftfield

There are certain albums that instantly transport you to a particular time, event or place; it doesn’t matter how many times you hear them, the memory is sparked and you wonder why they fell out of such heavy rotation in … Continue reading

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Black Cab Sessions: bands play in London taxis

Bringing a new meaning to ‘intimate gigs’, Black Cab Sessions has been around since 2007. Great bands play a song in the back of a taxi as it trundles, more often than not, through the streets of London. Recent gems … Continue reading

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