Caught In The Net: Florrie ready to go pop

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The 21 year-old Florrie, from Kent, has "next big thing" written all over her. Two things that will be continuously mentioned as she rises: she is the house drummer at the Xenomania production team's studio; she was signed up to be the face of the Nina Ricci fragrance.

She also writes, performs and produces her own music and is a little disconcertingly talented. Last week she put her first EP on florrie.com. It's unashamedly pop music, but rather high-end pop music – like a more tasteful Girls Aloud or Sugababes (before they sacked everyone). Expect to be hearing a lot more.

London flying overseas

Indie rapper Theophilus London (from Brooklyn, not London) has been getting attention with mixtapes and guest spots on the Maximum Balloon and Mark Ronson albums. Now comes his second official single, "Flying Overseas". The track previously appeared on a mixtape in April, with guest vocals from Dev Hynes – the Lightspeed Champion. Here it's been given a bit of producer's polish: the rapper and Hynes remain in the mix, but the vocals of Solange Knowles (Beyoncé's sister) have joined the chorus. There's a beautiful chiming guitar line in the mellow track too. It's a free download from Green Label Sound, ind.pn/9Gxdmf.



A day in the life of The Producers

On vbs.tv they've started a new video series called The Producers. In it they profile various music producers at work for a day in the Red Bull Studio in London. The first episode was with the affable Sheffield producer/dj Toddla T as he put together a song with Dave Okumu of The Invisible; a work in progress electro soul jam. Other producers appearing in later episodes include Diplo meeting Lee Scratch Perry and Gareth Jones collaborating with Emmy the Great.



Aronow's Big Apple show

In the early 1980s journalist Glenn O'Brien hosted a lo-fi television chatshow on a local New York station with movers and shakers from the city's downtown arts scene. This year a show cropped up on YouTube called Our Show With Elliot Aronow, with definite nods to O'Brien's efforts. Suitably lo-fi, the show is recorded live at the New York venue Santos Party House (owned by Andrew WK – he knows how to party). This modern incarnation features Aronow interviewing mainly music figures, with a guest spot from TV on the Radio's Kyp Malone as a film reviewer. It's a little self-congratulatory but enjoyable nonetheless. In the latest installment, Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem and The Juan McLean took over hosting duties for a brief, odd chat with Holy Ghost – ind.pn/alReUO.

l.ryan@independent.co.uk

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