It's a path that occurs way too often in pop. A promising young artist gets noticed for their idiosyncratic take on pop and then proceeds to be stripped of each interesting trait until nothing but a sanitised blandness remains. Back in 2009, Anita Blay aka CocknBullKid impressed with a series of singles ('I'm Not Sorry', 'Boys And Girls', 'There's A Mother In Our Bed'). Then last year's debut album Adulthood was released and followed the above law. It was... a bit crap.So another album leaked last week called Adolescence that features those early songs that held so much promise.
So, apparently "Adolescence' is out there on the internet somewhere...Seeing as it's xmas, I strongly urge you to download it before it goes— cocknbullkid (@cocknbullkid) December 23, 2011
Adolescence is not perfect but it does offer up an alternative non-sanitised reality.Download it here.
For those asking 'Adolescence' is an album of my early songs. Not new songs. Was meant to be released properly but the (cont...)— cocknbullkid (@cocknbullkid) December 23, 2011
I’m mean. C’mon. Calling your release untitled is a bit lame. A few seconds thought could have solved the problem. In honour of Global Communication we shall call it 14:32 (seven wonders of deadly sin). See. Not so difficult.
This is a seven part track. As Cecilia says “it’s either a 15-minute 7-part song, or a 15-minute 7-song mixtape. i’m not sure which.” This is a mixed piece, mostly ambient or variants thereof. It is ambient that makes you wonder, rather than falling asleep. Free download.
“MistaJam hosts 1Xtra’s official New Year Party as we kick out 2011 and hurtle into 2012. He has mixes from DJ Blakey and Jamie XX, plus all 2011′s biggest party tunes.”
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“DJ Andrew Weatherall talks Matt Everitt through the musical milestones of his life.
While some DJs emerged out of the early house movement to settle into a comfortable and predictably lucrative careers as superclub-orientated superstar DJs, Andrew Weatherall has always followed his own musical compass.
Andrew discusses his career from the first track he ever DJ’d (the WWII War film theme 633 Squadron) onto his residency at the UK’s earliest acid house club Shoom. He also talks about producing Primal Scream’s genre-breaking Screamadelica and his later work delving into the darker side of vintage rock ‘n’ roll and techno.
This interview features the humour, style and impeccable musical choices that one would expect from one of contemporary music’s most innovative and original figures in music. It first broadcast in March 2011.”
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“Annie digs out the biggest dance tracks of the year, plus special New Year’s Eve Party Mixes from Major Lazer, 2 Bears, Nero and Skream with a disco mix!”
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Here are the top ten posts on Core News that were published in December, 2011. Lots of good stuff, but nothing really surprising. What was your favorite mix/radio show this month?
- BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2011-12-03 Pearson Sound
- Gilles Peterson Worldwide 2011-12-07 All Winners Part 3
- BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2011-12-10 Michael Woods
- Gilles Peterson Worldwide 2011-12-21 Gilles’ Best of 2011 Show!
- BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2011-12-24 The Essential Mix of 2011 – Above & Beyond
- BBC Radio 1 Benji B Exploring future beats 2011-12-15 Review of the Year
- Gilles Peterson Worldwide 2011-12-14 with Jesse Boykins and Liz Green
- BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2011-12-17 Essential Mix of the Year Nominees Special
- BBC Radio 1 Benji B Exploring future beats 2011-12-01 2562 in the studio
- BBC Radio 1 Benji B Exploring future beats 2011-12-08 Araabmuzik Live
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 25,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 9 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
What better way to see in the new year than settling down with a glass of something alcoholic in the company of your nearest and dearest and listening to this weeks new year themed round-up of tracks I've not had space to post.
From: Minneapolis, United States
Cepia's Hootenanny is a little more ambient and altogether cooler than the annual Jools Holland Hootenanny.
This track is linked direct from the Cepia Last.FM site and is therefore already freely available so please don't claim breach of copyright
From: Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Here's a slice of minimalism to welcome in the new year courtesy of Virginia's experimental noise artiste in residence Fox Hands.
This track is linked direct from the Fox Hands Last.FM site so please don't claim breach of copyright
The Leaf Library
From: London, United Kingdom
New Year (Old Year) by The Leaf Library
From: Slough, United Kingdom
Every New Year's party needs raucous, rocking anthem to belt out after imbibing a little too much alcohol luckily grot rockers Viva Brother have arrived fashionably late to provide just such an anthem.
From: Anaheim, California
Now the party has really started with this pop punk cover of the Depeche Mode classic Enjoy The Silence courtesy of the festively monickered New Years Day. If this doesn't get your gran shaking her tail feathers then you need to get yourself a new gran.