These days a song can’t be released without a trap remix of it appearing, so it was only a matter of time before we were treated to this.
Who better to whip up a trap remix than Mr Harlem Shake himself, Baauer. Lending his skills to the brilliant You and Me by Disclosure feat. Eliza Doolittle, he gives it the extra kick that all bass heads have been craving.
The velvety vocals of Jacob Banks have had a rework from Mele, and it’s bloody good.
Melé doesn’t conform to any kind of musical rules and has already pushed the boundaries by remixing artists of all genres including Disclosure, Wretch 32 and Bastille to name a few.
His latest creation comes in the form of a Jacob Banks’ Worthy remix, jam packing it with carnival vibes and big beats.
Due to the recent Big Reunion boom, it’s acceptable for us all to openly admit that we still love the bands we listened to in our teens.
It’s also acceptable to see their comeback shows, and if you didn’t see Blue at Shepherd’s Bush last night then I’m afraid you missed out on something special.
Duncan and Simon saying hello to the queue.
Billed as a night to remember some of the old classics as well as to showcase tracks off the fourth album ‘Roulette’, last night Blue managed to prove that they’re not a bunch of old codgers panting around the stage and, even better, they are still relevant.
Despite being ten years older than when we last saw them, they’re all still incredibly handsome, still able to keep up with the subtle yet smooth choreography and they can still charm the pants off a crowd of any age.
The show opened with Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word and included all of the old favourites All Rise, Guilty, If You Come Back, Bubblin’, an encore of One Love, and Too Close with special guest Alexandra Burke.
Only a few Roulette tracks were performed including the Eurovision entry I Can and latest single Hurt Lovers but despite a lot of the crowd not knowing the words to sing along, a feeling of contentment still buzzed in the Empire as everyone watched the UK’s most talented man band perform in their home town after a decade’s absence.
I have never seen a queue so long or heard a crowd singing along so loudly, and I expect this to be the case when they go on tour in October after The Big Reunion shows.
Here’s to the next generation of Blue fans, and to those of us who have the lyrics burned into our memories from the early 2000s.
Roulette is out now and you should all buy it.
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Hey you guys, I’ve got a surprise for you! There’s a new remake of the Great Gatsby coming! I know! You probably haven’t heard about this, you’re welcome.
The least-publicised soundtrack of the last 100 years has been uploaded to Soundcloud and now you can listen to it in full!
“A new Great Gatsby?! What are you talking about? Who’s even on this soundtrack anyway?”
I think Jay Z might have something to do with it? I’m not entirely sure, I haven’t heard much about it either. The soundtrack is sounding pretty decent though, it’s got all these artists on including Jay Z himself, Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, Nero, it’s almost like an upper class ‘Now That’s What I Call Music!’.
Some of the tracks aren’t in full. I don’t know why so please direct your questions somewhere into the Internet space and you may or may not get an answer.
Today, Kanye did a Tweet. What could it possibly mean?
The due date of the mini Kanye?
No chance, have you seen the pictures? Kim is fucking enormous and I’d put all my money on her due date actually being two months ago.
The day he apologises to Justin Timberlake for knocking Suit and Tie?
I don’t think Kanye knows how to say sorry. Unless Obama tells him to.
The day he quits auto-tune for good?
On the Watch The Throne tour last year, Kanye had a moment on the centre stage to do a medley of 808s and Heartbreak songs which was proceeded by him screaming out ‘I’m an asshooole’ with the auto-tune on full pelt. If it’s not this, it should be.
Let’s go with the 6th album shall we?
But will it look like this?
So many questions, so little answers.
Well the 2013 music offerings are shaping up quite nicely aren’t they?
As featured on Zane Lowe’s show last week, Chase & Status have got a brand new banger and they haven’t let us down. Featuring silky smooth vocals from new talent Louis M^ttrs, the tune stays true to the Chase & Status sound, reminding everyone that no one does drum and bass quite like them.
Let’s all hold hands and pray the third album is coming soon.
There’s one music label who’s holding the crown for incredible, unique music at the moment. Black Butter Records, I love you and everything you stand for.
It doesn’t get much better than two of Black Butter’s acts on one record. Gorgon City of recent “Real” fame have shacked up with the quirky quartet Clean Bandit to create a masterpiece of sound.
Filled with house vibes, a subtle yet wobbly bass line and the Clean Bandit strings, Intentions has been announced as Gorgon City’s official second single. Sit back, press play, and prepare to hear it everywhere this summer.
Listen below to the song and Foamo’s interview with Annie Mac when it was premiered on her Radio 1 show last Friday.