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Sunday 17 July 2011
Twenty-five-year-old North Londoner Clare isn't the first 2011 newbie to harness old-school soul to modern dance music, but he's certainly the most bracing.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Wednesday 20 April 2011
Of all the implements you wouldn't expect to see Steve Mason – ex of The Beta Band and his own side projects, King Biscuit Time and Black Affair – to be wafting around in Kings Cross's dingy Scala, it's a light-up, see-through plastic tambourine. The kind of thing you might buy outside Manchester's Nynex Arena while queuing for a Boyzone gig... in 1995. It looks silly, but seems to fit in with a newfound lightness of soul in the Fife singer. One that was evident – albeit in parts – on his majestic 2010 LP, Boys Outside.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Just as the waft of trip-hop wormed its way on to some unlikely albums in the 1990s, so the values of dubstep (as they manifest through artists such as James Blake) are beginning to be heard in the strangest places.
Sunday 05 December 2010
Lebanese/French trumpeter Maalouf uses a quartertone instrument invented by his father to create impressively wobbly, Arabic-sounding departures from the well-tempered scale.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Tuesday 27 July 2010
In the 30s and 40s, the folklorist and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax travelled across America recording indigenous songs and oral histories, developing the now-hallowed Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Song.
Saturday 24 July 2010
Sunday 18 July 2010
Former NYU room-mates Daniel Rossen and Fred Nicolaus began life as a muck-about band who, inspired by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks' Smile, locked themselves into an expensive studio they could barely operate.
Friday 16 July 2010
Friday 14 May 2010
Gayngs is a sprawling US indie supergroup corralled and led by producer Ryan Olson, in which the core trio of himself and Solid Gold's Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt are joined by members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, Rhymesayers and several lesser-known bands in creating a series of trip-hop soul grooves.
Between Ourselves, Radio 4<br/>Archive on 4: The Sculptress of Sound: The Lost Works of Delia Derbyshire, Radio 4
Sunday 28 March 2010
Sunday 14 March 2010
As the vocalist in Nineties trip-hop duo Lamb, Rhodes proved herself a grand mistress of melancholia, and though she's since headed folk-wards in her solo guise, her mood remains unlifted.
Friday 12 March 2010
Sunday 28 February 2010
If Goulding looked a little awkward as she stepped up to receive the Critics' Choice award at The Brits, it's perhaps because the Herefordshire lass knew that she wasn't ready for it.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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