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  • 31 Oct, 2012

    Artrocker Awards 2012

    The Artrocker Awards event is to be held at the Seabright Arms in East London on 7th December.
    A host of new Primary Talent artists have been nominated, vote for your favourites at their website.

    BAND OF THE YEAR
    ...Django Django
    ...TOY

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR
    ...TOY: 'TOY'
    ...DJANGO DJANGO: 'Django Django'
    ...O.CHILDREN: 'Apnea'

    SINGLE OF THE YEAR
    ...Egyptian Hip-Hop: 'Yoro Diallo'

    BEST NEW BAND
    ...Citizens!

    LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR
    ...TOY

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR
    ...Wet Nuns: 'Why You So Cold' (shown right)
    ...Django Django: 'Hail Bop'

    www.artrocker.tv/news/article/artrocker-awards-2012-nominations-revealed-vote-now

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  • 31 Oct, 2012

    Wilkinson: New Single 'Need To Know'

    Wilkinson's 'Need To Know' featuring Iman is taken from his new single released on RAM Records 3rd December.

    www.wilkinson-music.com

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  • 30 Oct, 2012

    Kylie: New Album 'The Abbey Road Sessions'

    Featuring Kylie's biggest hits as you've never heard them before.

    The Abbey Road Sessions includes 'Can't Get You Out of My Head', 'Locomotion', 'On A Night Like This', 'All The Lovers' and brand new track 'Flower' recorded at the legendary 'Abbey Road Studios' with her band and full orchestra.

    Available now on CD, Vinyl, Casebound and Download.

    www.kylie.com

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  • 30 Oct, 2012

    Mark Reeve: New Single 'With Us'

    The English born Mark Reeve is an old-school Techno producer. There is no schmaltz, no loop fiddling and no cheap sensationalism in his tracks, which are aiming at the big Techno floors. Dark, kicking and with an incredible amount of energy, he creates Techno tracks that allow no escape.

    The opener 'With Us' shows all this in an impressing way. The kettle-like ride cymbals and the "Spaced Out" vocals generate an almost mystical atmosphere. The mighty bass grounding does the rest: go for it - nothing more, nothing less!

    'From The Soul' slows down the whole thing a bit, however it's still a pumping and lively track. Certainly, Reeve offers more variety in the arrangement, with long breaks and monstrous chords that should make any after hour boil over.

    Reeve's 'Antidote' sounds like a trip through time, back to the golden days of Berlin's Tresor club. Detroit meets Berlin: demanding, decent and full of testosterone. For fans of Slam and Gary Beck!

    'Initial Spark', Reeve's collaboration with Ingo Boss, is a great DJ tool. A cool, kicking groove with much room for long mixes and some DJ work behind the decks. No artificial mood elevators and no Ableton DJ fireworks, but rather solid Techno that leaves the DJ to still be a DJ and doesn't take the work out of his hands.

    So, Reeve delivers a true Reeve. Also his cooperations with Pig & Dan and his releases on Soma or Traum are shining through here. For those who like it a little more tough!

    www.cocoon.net/releases/cor12099_mark_reeve_with_us

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  • 30 Oct, 2012

    FunkinEven: New Single 'Dracula'

    The forthcoming release adds another notch to what's been an impressive and prolific year for Funkineven, closely following that all-conquering Fatima collaboration 'Phone Line' and the Funkinevil record produced with Kyle Hall.
    The two tracks on it make for a stylistic about-turn from the TV theme funk of the last Apron release (and artwork of the year contender) 'Chips & Sweets', 'Dracula' is the kind of stuttering 303 acid jam FunkinEven is an expert of, reminiscent of the brilliant 'Roland's Jam', while 'Cha!' is a loose-limbed slice of proto-techno which goes heavy on the unfiltered analogue bass, driven forward with lolloping drum machine beats. Released on red coloured vinyl, the look & sound for a perfect 'horror' movie soundtrack !!!

    www.facebook.com/FunkinEven

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  • 30 Oct, 2012

    Alt-J: Win AIM Independent Music Award

    Alt-J won the AIM Independent Music Award for 'Best Breakthrough Artist', held last night at The Brewery in East London.

    www.musicindie.com/awards/winners2012#breakthrough

  • 30 Oct, 2012

    Django Django: 'Life's A Beach'

    Following on from the release of recent single 'Hail Bop' and subsequently the extended 'Hail Bop EP', Django Django are pleased to confirm details of their next release from their exceptional eponymous debut album which was nominated for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize. This revered accolade is yet another deserved nod, as it was announced last week that the band are in the running for Best New Act at this year's Q Awards.

    'Life's A Beach' will be released digitally on November 12 and the 10" on November 26 as their forthcoming sold out UK tour draws to a close culminating in two dates at London's Heaven, which are rescheduled to October 30th and November 12th as they initially fell during the period of the Mercury Prize ceremony.

    'Life's A Beach' will be available on picture disc 10" accompanied by a remix by Steve Mason (Beta Band).

    Django Django will round off what is proving to be an incredible 2012 with a show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire on December 21.

    "One of the year's most joyous releases" Q

    "Surely this debut won't be topped in 2012." 5/5 - The Guardian

    www.djangodjango.co.uk

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  • 28 Oct, 2012

    The Mercury Prize 2012

    Only five days to go until the Mercury Prize Award 2012, to be held at the Roundhouse in London and hosted by Lauren Laverne and Nick Grimshaw.
    Of the twelve albums nominated, three are by Primary Talent artists:

    Alt-J: 'An Awesome Wave'
    Django Django: 'Django Django'
    Plan B: 'Ill Manors'

    www.mercuryprize.com

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  • 28 Oct, 2012

    Mike Skinner: NME Front Cover

    Mike Skinner is the cover star of this week's NME, inside he talks about his new project The D.O.T. with Rob Harvey, they are currently on tour in the UK.

  • 27 Oct, 2012

    Two Fingers: New Video 'Vengeance Rhythm'

    Amon Tobin presents the next brutalist masterpiece wired up under his Two Fingers guise, 'Vengeance Rhythm'. A low-slung exercise in violence, brooding power and pure production smarts, in the words of a recent Resident Advisor feature, it's "a little like dubstep built on an interplanetary scale".
    The tune has been brought to life (and death) in a truly jaw-dropping video from stop-frame animator and director Chris Ullens. Ullens transforms a pile of toys, a love of super slo-mo explosions and a huge pile of mince into the funniest, most eye-popping and shocking exercise in animated ultra-violence since Walt Disney discovered Mickey and Donald were engaged in Un-American Activities together.

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  • 26 Oct, 2012

    DJ Die / Sure Thing: New Single 'Holding You Tight'

    Bristol legend DJ Die presents the third single on his blossoming Gutterfunk imprint. Sure Thing's line-up includes Die himself, Futureboogie's Christophe, drummer Dessi Rogers, vocals from Chloe Lang, guitar and talkbox by Bright Lights vocalist William Cartwright and keys from wonder-kid Joker, rounding out a crew that unites players from Bristol's house, jungle, and dubstep scenes. It's a perfect pastiche of early-1980s electro-boogie, right down to the Zapp-styled talk box effects and the video is truly one not to be missed.

    'Holding You Tight' is out now on digital-release and a limited run of vinyl.

    www.facebook.com/dieclearskyz

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  • 25 Oct, 2012

    K-Koke: New Single 'Turn Back'

    'Turn Back' is the intense new single from K-Koke, released on 25th November on Jay-Z's label Roc Nation. The album 'I Ain't Perfect', is due out in early 2013.

    www.myspace.com/kakoke

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  • 25 Oct, 2012

    Hunters: New Video 'Deadbeat'

    Hunters, one of the most talked about bands of a busy festival season in NYC, kicked off Converse's 'Ready, Set: Get Lost' series with an incredible performance on the roof of Factory Studios in Brooklyn. The BK band tore through a rendition of 'Deadbeat' on a gorgeous day in the city with the NYC skyline as their backdrop.

    www.facebook.com/huntersny

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  • 23 Oct, 2012

    Calyx & Teebee: New Single 'Pure Gold'

    Filmed in NYC and starring MC Kemo and legendary B-boy Ken Swift, here is the official video for 'Pure Gold', the third single from Calyx & Teebee's forthcoming 'All or Nothing' album (RAM Records). 'Pure Gold' is released 29th October 2012.

    www.facebook.com/calyxteebee

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  • 23 Oct, 2012

    Q Awards 2012 Winners

    The Q Awards took place yesterday afternoon in the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. They were presented by the comedian Al Murray, at a star-studded event. Primary Talent winners were:

    Best New Act: Django Django

    Best Track: Plan B 'ill Manors'

    Best Innovation in Sound: Underworld

    www.news.qthemusic.com/2012/10/muse_blur_plan_b_pulp.html

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  • 23 Oct, 2012

    Edu Imbernon at Amsterdam Dance Event

    Edu Imbernon played at the sold out 'Cocoon Heroes' party at Amsterdam Dance Event last weekend, here's a free download of his set...

    www.imbernonmusic.com

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  • 18 Oct, 2012

    Noel Gallagher: Q Magazine Cover

    Noel Gallagher is the cover star of the November 2012 issue, of Q Magazine.

    www.noelgallagher.com

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  • 18 Oct, 2012

    The History of Apple Pie: Album Preview

    The History of Apple Pie, release their debut album 'Out of View' on 28th January 2013, on Marshall Teller Records... here is a sneak preview.

    www.thehistoryofapplepie.com

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  • 18 Oct, 2012

    Sylver Tongue: New EP 'Something Big'

    Sylver Tongue releases her new EP 'Something Big' on Dancing Coins Records, on 5th November. She begins a UK tour tomorrow.

    www.sylvertongue.com

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  • 17 Oct, 2012

    Egyptian Hip Hop: Debut Album Live Streaming

    Egyptian Hip Hop release their debut album 'Good Don't Sleep' on 22nd October, but you can hear it here live streaming in advance. The Manchester 4-piece electro-pop band's album was produced by Richard Formby.

    www.myspace.com/egyptianhiphop

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  • 17 Oct, 2012

    The Crookes: New Single 'American Girls'

    The Crookes release a new single 'American Girls' on Fierce Panda, on 19th November, taken from their album 'Hold Fast'.
    The band will be on tour throughout the UK in November.

    www.thecrookes.co.uk

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  • 15 Oct, 2012

    Noel Gallagher: International Magic Live at the O2 - Out Now

    'International Magic Live at the O2', the new Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds live DVD is out now.

    The DVD was filmed at the London's O2 on February 26th 2012 and includes over one and half hours of live footage. There's a bonus DVD featuring an acoustic set live at The Virgin Mobile Mod Club in Toronto, the 'Ride The Tiger' video trilogy and footage from the NME Awards 2012.

    The special, limited edition is a beautiful bespoke hardback book with a 20 page booklet and wallet. The special edition and the blu-ray include an exclusive CD - 'Faster Than The Speed Of Magic' - featuring demos of all the album tracks, B sides and 'Freaky Teeth'.

    www.noelgallagher.com

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  • 14 Oct, 2012

    Laid Blak: Album Launch Party

    Laid Blak launch their new album 'Red & Blak' (Reel Me Records) with a party at AAA Kensington in London, on 18th October.

    www.aaa.uk.net/whats-on/discovery-2-present-laid-blak-red-blak-album-launch

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  • 14 Oct, 2012

    Boys Noize: New Single 'ICH R U'

    Boys Noize new single 'ICH R U' is taken from his new album 'Out of the Black'. The video is directed by Patrick Jean & Sebastien Loghman.

    "'ICH R U' is probably the most melodic one on my new album. If you know some of my tracks like 'Yeah', 'Jeffer' or 'Shine Shine'... it has that sort of vibe. It surprises me that friends or fans sometimes prefer the melodic or softer stuff I do, especially on my remixes and I think 'ICH R U' is obviously more of a softer one - but it's still super funky and Disco6000. Again, it has robot vocals, which I prefer to the human one, haha..."

    www.boysnoize.com

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  • 11 Oct, 2012

    Kylie: New Video 'Flower'

    'Flower' is the new, self-directed, video from Kylie which so far has notched up over 1.5 million YouTube visits. The track is taken from her forthcoming album the 'Abbey Road Sessions', which is released on 29th October.

    www.kylie.com

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  • 11 Oct, 2012

    Rachel Zeffira: New Video 'The Deserters'

    New video from Rachel Zeffira for 'The Deserters', the title track of her debut album, scheduled for released on 10th December on RAF Records.

    www.facebook.com/rachelzeffira

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  • 06 Oct, 2012

    Honey Ryder: New Single 'Worlds Away'

    Honey Ryder's new single 'Worlds Away', has been playlisted on BBC Radio 2.
    The video was directed by Beau Fowler.

    www.honeyryder.com

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  • 06 Oct, 2012

    Primary Talent: New Booking Agents

    Primary Talent International are pleased to announce the arrival of three new agents to the company, Howard Gray, Nick Reddick & Michael Harvey-Bray.

    Howard was co-founder of the Reprise Agency in 2005. Nick and Michael joined forces with Howard in 2008 and 2010 respectively, and the reprise team moved into mainstage artists in 2011. The three agents predominantly work with artists in drum & bass, dubstep and house.

    Peter Elliott, Managing Director of Primary Talent commented "we are very exited that Howard, Michael and Nick have chosen to join the team at Primary. They are three very exciting young agents, with a creativity and understanding of the rapidly evolving trends in contemporary dance music."

    Howard Gray stated "We're very pleased to join Primary and have the opportunity to represent our rosters within such a diverse and exciting independent agency"

    The three bring with them a roster of DJ and live acts including Goldie, T. Williams and Mat Zo.

  • 05 Oct, 2012

    AIM Independent Music Awards 2012

    The Association of Independent Music or AIM Independent Music Awards, hold their annual event on 29th October at The Brewery in Clerkenwell, London. It will be presented by Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq.
    Many Primary Talent artists have been nominated.

    BEST LIVE ACT
    ...Dub Pistols

    INDEPENDENT BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR
    ...Alt-J
    ...Django Django
    ...Polica

    BEST DIFFICULT SECOND ALBUM
    ...Admiral Fallow: 'Tree Bursts In Snow'

    SPECIAL CATALOGUE RELEASE OF THE YEAR
    ...Amon Tobin: 'Amon Tobin'

    www.facebook.com/AIMIndependentMusicAwards

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  • 05 Oct, 2012

    The Bamboos: Nominated for Three Arias

    Melbourne funksters, The Bamboos have been nominated for three awards in the forthcoming Australian Recording Industry Association awards (ARIAS).
    Their album 'Medicine Man' is nominated for Best Independent and Best Urban album, and they are also up for 'Best Live Act'. Australian residents can vote for them at the address below... the award event will take place at Sydney Entertainment Centre on 29th November.

    www.ariaawards.com.au

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  • 04 Oct, 2012

    Noel Gallagher: Intimate London Show

    After almost 15 months of touring the globe, crossing 6 continents in the process, Noel Gallagher will bring his mammoth world tour to a conclusion with an intimate, one off show at London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on 13th November.

    Tickets are being allocated via a ticket lottery. Enter Below:

    www.noelgallagher.com/#shepherds-bush-tickets

  • 02 Oct, 2012

    The Ed Banger Story on BBC Radio 1

    Out now on BBC Radio One's iPlayer - Annie Mac's special 'Behind The Label' show on Ed Banger Records featuring Busy P, Justice, Cassius and the whole crew.

    www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01mhq6f/BBC_Radio_1s_Stories_Behind_the_Label_Ed_Banger/

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