Collaborations between artists are typically orchestrated by record labels hoping to generate the next chart hit, but on this occasion the chart-topping dance act Rudimental had the chance to do their own A&R, picking a rising act with whom to work on a new track. Given the challenge of writing, recording, releasing and performing an original track within a 24-hour time frame, they picked emerging artist Manchester-based Bipolar Sunshine, aka Adio Marchant, the former front man of indie-ska band Kid British.“We discovered Bipolar Sunshine's tune Fire on YouTube and thought it was great – great vocals and lyrics,” Rudimental's Piers Agget tells me.
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Friday 20 August 2010
Friday 13 August 2010
The remixers, Aeroplane, are well known for their chirpy nu-disco or Balearic remixes of Friendly Fires ("Paris"), Grace Jones ("Williams' Blood"), Robbie Williams ("Bodies") – now even a new and still unreleased recorded remix of George Michael ("Faith").
Sunday 09 May 2010
Friday 26 February 2010
Tuesday 02 February 2010
While Simon Cowell has been dipping into his contacts book to organise a one-off single to raise fund for the earthquake-struck Haiti, the rest of the music community has been hard at work raising funds the DIY-way
Monday 11 January 2010
Travel Agenda: Brighton's White Night festival; Stockholm's Hotel Skeppsholmen; India's Maharajas' Express
Saturday 24 October 2009
Today: Stay up late in Brighton. As the clocks go back, the coastal city will be hosting a White Night festival until the small hours, with light shows, a movie trail and a midnight fashion show ( whitenightnuitblanche.com ).
Monday 24 August 2009
It seems you can't turn the corner of a country lane this summer without espying the tented sprawl of yet another festival. But while most promoters seem content to peddle identikit line-ups and their sponsor's weak lager, there are some real gems out there if you know where to look.
Friday 24 July 2009
Friday 24 July 2009
We may be in the midst of recession but that hasn't stopped a new series of civilised gigs from springing up in the capital.
Wednesday 22 July 2009
Tuesday 21 July 2009
The nominations for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize have been announced, with joint favourites Florence and The Machine's 'Lungs' and Kasabian's third LP 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' jostling with ten other entries to be named the album of the year.
Tuesday 23 June 2009
Wednesday 17 June 2009
Andy Murray in love with the English? You're having a laff, mate, aintcha?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more