Alright! Happy Birthday to ME punk ass bitches! That’s right… I’ve made it through more years than I originally planned on being here, so that’s pretty good right?
Anyway, for my birthday… I’m going deep, progressive, soulful, and…. fucking LONDON! That’s right, London Grammar has certainly blown the fuck up this year with appearances on Jimmy Fallon and their debut album rose to the fifth top selling UK album for 2014. And they obviously have done several photo shoots now as there is no shortage of images of the trio. So this weekend, paint the town black with this incredibly gorgeous and club ready remix of Hey Now from Russian producer Arty.
Fink is an English singer, songwriter, producer and DJ, also known as Fin Greenall. However, as his career has gained steam, the name Fink has also come to encompass the band’s bassist, Guy Whittaker and drummer, Tim Thornton. Basically, Fink began to rise to the upper echelons of music performance after the 2006 release of his album Biscuits and Breakfast. I however, did not discover Mr. Greenall until the release of his song Sort Of Revolution (which I featured the Cinematic Orchestra remix on one of my mixes, honestly forgot which one right now…). Which is a great track to introduce yourself to Fink, so if you’re unfamiliar, please click the above link first.
The important thing here is that Fink’s new album Hard Believer is coming out July 14th. The title track is available to download free from the Fink soundcloud page or the Fink website. Go get it while listening to their new single, Looking Too Closely.
Pharrell‘s new album GIRL just drops on March 3rd. It seems he was able to get the robots to join him for yet another groovy floorfiller. Guy and Thomas are on the chorus on this one as Pharrell does his usual thing on the verse. You can stream the album right now over on iTunes.
Update: Well, looks like this isn’t ready for mass consumption yet according to “Web Sheriff”, sorry guys…
Have you had your French Kiwi Juice today? FKJ is all about soul. I mean, he pulled off an incredible disco funk remix of William De Vaughn’s “Be Thankful For What You Got”, one of my all-time faves. Today I caught a remix he did for another French artist, Cherokee. Incredible production quality on everything FKJ does.
Here’s an older FKJ original, caution… it’s damn sexy. And free to download.
Looks like Tourist has a new EP, Patterns on the verge of release from Method Records. This guy has been on a whirlwind rise over in the UK since the release of his last EP this time last year. “I Can’t Keep Up” is a epic, progressive building track driven by Will Heard’s room-filling voice. “Together” is more of a progressive, chillwave? house track. Both very good.