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DDark – New British Talent


DDark is a rapper/producer from East-London, he has worked with the likes of Chipmunk and other great UK Rap stars. As a teenager  DDark was already producing music and rapping;  since then he has featured on Channel U and BBC Radio 1xtra. He has got what I like to call an aristocratic flow which is a mix of educated lyrics and knock-out rhythm. On the producing side of things, he has made tunes for artists such as  Xploder and  Highly Rated, and occasionally dabbles in dubstep, house and electro. Great lyrics, sick beats, watch this space because DDark is about to blow.

Catch him on  Twitter, Myspace, Youtube and Facebook

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My town, Their Skatepark


Young,Energetic and reckless , three adjectives to describe a group of guys who are united by two ever so important things,  Skateboarding & Northampton. PoorKid Skateboarding is a skating group, think of a British Dogtown without all the publicity, besides skating they also shoot and edit videos of themselves. Considering their ages and  lack of skating facilities they are doing amazing. Keep an eye out for them,  awesome raw British skating.

 

 

 

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Fuck CDs bring back Cassettes


New Cassettes have been the background band for a bit too long, having been together for about six years and also supporting bands such as The Strokes and Friendly Fires, and to top it off, they were the first band to play at Latitude; it’s about time they receive the public attention they deserve.

New Cassettes

With an EP coming out soon and various other projects running (such as a the launching of a new MTV service and a huge hush-hush project with The Inbetweeners US show), the Northampton band are definitely a “one to look out for”

Top 5 Must Listen :

P.S Listen too all the songs they are all AMAZINGLY AWESOME !!!! and also Tommy Francis is a LEEEEEGEND  (as he likes to say).

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Hidden in the Limelight


The Joy Formidable are a Welsh alternative rock trio that formed in 2007. They have toured with the likes of Passion Pit and Editors  and received great reviews from NME, The Guardian and The New York Times. The band creates abstract melodies that infuse with poetic lyrics ; making a crazily addictive substance.TJF have gone to the depths of the soul, covering emotions from eternal optimism to manic depression.

Having recently signed to Canvasback Records, in the summer of 2010 the band have gone on to produce their debut album, “The Big Roar” early in January 2011. From the album, singles such as “Whirring” and “Austere” are getting major radio play.  “Whirring” in particular has received over 100,000 hits on YouTube.

The Joy Formidable


With awesome music and a hot lead guitarist to match, TJF are really a band to watch, playing at some of this years biggest festivals including Reading & Leeds and Glastonbury. This band are set to rock the summer of ’11 !!.

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Radio One’s Big Weekend


Its the start of the festival season here in the UK and what better way to start it than BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend. This year Radio One have brought us some amazing headliners such as Foo Fighters and Chase & Status hitting up the main stage. They have really put out all the stops inviting Friendly Fires and Swedish House Mafia on the In New Music We Trust stage, as always Radio One have really brought a town to life with great  music and generally an awesome atmosphere.

Top 5 Big Weekend acts :

  1. Foo Fighters

    Foo Fighters

  2. Everything Everything

    Everything Everything

  3. Professor Green

    Professor Green

    4. Swedish House Mafia

    Swedish House Mafia

    5. Two Door Cinema Club

    Two Door Cinema Club

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Gambino The Rap Hero


Meet Donald Mckinley Glover the 27-year-old genius.Glover, an actor how has starred in the NBC hit series Community  and has been a writer for 3o Rock, he has now turned his talents to a career in the Hip-Hop industry as a rapper / MC .

Gambino has the flow of Lil Wayne backed with the brains of Stephen Fry some how he is able to mix up a concoction  of rhymes  and lyrical poetry which as it stands, makes him one of the best.

Don Glover the black Clark Kent

Growing up as an outcast in suburban America, Glover has always had dreams and ambitions of a Hip-Hop career but thought it was too risky and pursued a more theatrical life also venturing into stand up comedy. Since 2008 Glovers ambitions have turned into reality as Childish Gambino ( a name coincidently he found on a Wu-Tang Clan generator )  Glover continues to push the barriers of commercial Hip-Hop bringing wit and intelligence to the rap game, he also manages to challenge racial / sexual stereotyping at the same time, you may as well call him Clark Kent.

Childish Gambino Top 5 :

  1. Freaks and Geeks
  2. Bitch, Look At Me Now
  3. Adele – Rolling in the Deep (Jamie xx Remix) ft Childish Gambino
  4. Let Me Dope You
  5. Put It In My Video

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WikiLeaks Project


This week saw a rise in the power of journalism with WikiLeaks releasing a vast amount of unseen highly controversial government material. From day one WikiLeaks has set the standard for investigative journalism, Julian Assange has  revolutionized the way media and information should be portrayed, a true  Orwell soldier, on the war against Big Brother. So this is me a young recruit supporting a hero.

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