Following a slick performance from Katy B, Dizzee Rascal takes to the stage at Camden’s Roundhouse as the duo perform one of the most urban shows at this year’s iTunes festival. Tonight, Dizzee Rascal goes straight for the gut with a a nine-track set of synth-heavy, bass-trembling drones taken from his new release, The Fifth, an album packed with guest appearances, including Will.I.Am, Robbie Williams and Jessie J.
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Friday 12 March 2010
Friday 12 February 2010
Wednesday 27 January 2010
Last night marked the first of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions of 2010, with The Maccabees and The Rumble Strips playing to a packed-out studio at London’s prestigious Hospital Club.
Monday 18 January 2010
The shortlists for the Brit Awards 2010 were unveiled at an event in London tonight.
Friday 15 January 2010
Speech Debelle: 'My mistake was to think I'm a celebrity. But I'm not like Take That – I'm an artist'
Sunday 20 December 2009
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Up-and-coming act Ellie Goulding, who has yet to make the top 40, today landed a Brit Award.
Friday 04 December 2009
Recently in Arts & Books we profiled the next group of female musicians poised to follow in the footsteps of La Roux, Florence and the Machine, Little Boots et al.
Friday 30 October 2009
In the true tradition of the BBC's Electric Proms, acts performing this year were challenged to reinvent their music.
Sunday 18 October 2009
Friday 16 October 2009
The debut release on Gruff Rhys's Irony Bored label, Me Oh My shows Welsh singer-songwriter Cate Le Bon to be a strikingly different prospect to the recent run of new female singers – closer to wyrd-folkie than soul-diva, but blessed with a unique line in imagery, and a ramshackle innocence to her musical approach that recalls the third Velvet Underground album, if Mo Tucker had sung all the songs.
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Thursday 17 September 2009
They may be gone but they are not forgotten - recently-split Oasis are in the running for the title of world's best act at a top music awards bash.
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Wednesday 09 September 2009
Speech Debelle told her producer Wayne "Lotek Hifi" Bennett to make her sound like a "hip-hop Tracy Chapman". For better and worse he succeeded. The 26-year-old south Londoner's debut Speech Therapy is a rap album rooted in the genre's respectable, conscious traditions – the lineage typified in the 1990s by A Tribe Called Quest, Mos Def, Common and Arrested Development.
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