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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Monday 23 February 2009
“I’ve lived in front of the cameras and may be I’ll die in front of them,” cancer victim and reality TV star Jade Goody speaks out ahead of her wedding yesterday to Jack Tweed, filmed by Living TV and covered exclusively by OK! magazine for £700,000.
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Tuesday 03 February 2009
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Sunday 30 November 2008
Recession or no recession, the live music industry is banking on the hope that when Christmas approaches, gig-goers will forget how skint they are and reach for their wallets. With Keith Flint back on board, the Prodigy (pictured) have a forthcoming album, Invaders Must Die, and they preview it with a swift tour, commencing next Sunday at the Academy (0151 707 3200) in Liverpool.
Wednesday 01 October 2008
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Tuesday 02 September 2008
"Last year at T in the Park," hollered Beth Ditto, during The Gossip's Saturday night set at the Connect festival, "we got five bottles of urine thrown on stage. So come on – where's the urine?" "You're no' at T in the Park," yelled back a crowd-member in defence of T's smaller, more scenic boutique sister festival, "it's civilised here."
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