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Burna Boy: ‘Brothers in the US have been stripped of their knowledge of self’

The Nigerian pop star on Black Lives Matter, how British fans find it easier to tune into his wavelength – and why everyone’s got it wrong about Muammar GaddafiBurna Boy might be Africa’s biggest music star, but when he speaks, it’s hard to place exactly where he’s from. Ask him about the US, and a mid-Atlantic lilt comes into play; quiz him on his time in the UK, and he sounds more like Skepta than King Sunny Ade. But when he talks about his beloved Nigeria, the rich tones of the west African c...
Tags: Music, UK, Nigeria, Africa, US, World news, Culture, Atlantic, Lagos, Burna Boy, Muammar GaddafiBurna Boy

Dua Lipa Announces Remix Album With Madonna, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani, & More

Earlier this year, Dua Lipa, the UK pop diva (and apparent Albanian nationalist) released her sophomore LP Future Nostalgia, an album of the kind of big, shameless, cathartic dance-pop that we rarely hear anymore. Future Nostalgia might be the definitive club album in a time when nobody is actually getting to … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Mark Ronson, Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, The Blessed Madonna, Madonna Missy Elliott Gwen Stefani

'The narrative is we don't sell records': the black female singers uncredited by the UK industry

Their vocals and songwriting feature on some of the biggest hits, but black women are often not credited, leaving their solo careers stunted and causing them to lose out financially Through soul, funk, disco and beyond, black female vocalists stood proudly on the front of record sleeves and on stages. Then, in 1989, Italian dance group Black Box released their No 1 hit Ride on Time. Its powerhouse vocal hook was sampled from Loleatta Holloway’s 1980 hit Love Sensation, but in the credits, video ...
Tags: Music, UK, Race, Women, US, Culture, Pop and rock, Dance music, Black Box, Holloway, Loleatta Holloway, Martha Wash

Several Great Amazon Prime Day 2020 Deals for You

It is now official that the Amazon prime day 2020 has been delayed. The retailer has already confirmed that this year’s prime day will take place later in the year. It is a significant change for the bargain hunters because the Amazon prime day is one of the biggest retail holidays for the year. As at now, there is no need for fretting. Retailers are now making up for the absence of the Prime Day deals with the back to school sales that are now booming. However, if you visited this page for Am...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Usa, UK, New York, Technology, Taylor Swift, Shopping, Whole Foods, Nike, Amazon Prime, Ariana Grande, Jazz, Fire TV Stick, Amazon Prime Day, Cbc

Zamrock: An Introduction to Zambia’s 1970s Rich & Psychedelic Rock Scene

The story of popular music in the late 20th century is never complete without an account of the explosive psychedelic rock, funk, Afrobeat, and other hybrid styles that proliferated on the African continent and across Latin American and the Caribbean in the 1960s and 70s. It’s only lately, however, that large audiences are discovering how much pioneering music came out of Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, and other postcolonial countries, thanks to UK labels like Strut and Soundway (named by The Gu...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, College, Germany, Africa, James Brown, Britain, Zambia, Brian Eno, Orange Juice, Caribbean, David Byrne, Woodstock, Facebook Twitter, Fela Kuti

The Story Behind Every Song On Fontaines D.C.’s New Album A Hero’s Death

When we first met Fontaines D.C., they were already exciting. Between early singles like "Hurricane Laughter" and "Boys In The Better Land" and raw and exhilarating gigs in Dublin, everything seemed to point towards them being one of the best in a sudden swell of young guitar bands coming from the UK and … More »
Tags: Music, UK, Dublin, Dan Carey, Footnotes, Fontaines D.C, Better Land

Money Piece Highlights: Jetzt starten die 90er-Strähnen wirklich durch

Im Herbst letzten Jahres starten sie schon mal einen kleinen Versuch, aber jetzt sind sie so richtig da: die Gesicht umrahmenden Strähnen!Ähnlich wie bei Skinny Jeans, Ugly Sneakern und anderen “krassen“ Trends haben wir hier in Deutschland etwas länger gebraucht, uns an die sogenannten Money Piece Highlights zu gewöhnen. Doch mittlerweile sieht man sie immer öfter! Ob das auch etwas mit Corona zu tun haben könnte? Ich meine schließlich setzen sich jetzt viele mit ihrer eigenen Sterblichkeit aus...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, US, Spice Girls, Hare, Stuck, Barrymore, Corona, Raum, Kopf, Jahren, Idee, Kosten, Dann, Wahl

Headie One: 'In prison, the only thing not taken away from you is yourself'

The Tottenham rapper is UK drill’s biggest star – and counts Drake as a fan. He talks about how his music gave him a way out of crime, and the difficulty of leaving his old life behindThe north London district of Tottenham seems to offer up a rap icon for every generation. Hip-hop group Demon Boyz were among the first to shed American accents in the 1980s; in the late 00s, 16-year-old MC Chip declared himself a “grime scene saviour”, and cracked the glass ceiling of a resistant music industry. M...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Rap, Culture, Tottenham, Drake, South Side of Chicago, Skepta, Demon Boyz, MC Chip

Stream Intense, Gothy Postpunk Band Dame’s New Self-Titled EP

Over the years, a whole lot of bands have played around with the sounds of the post-punk and goth bands that came out of the UK in the late '70s and early '80s. And yet people are still finding new ways to mess with those sounds. Consider the Boston band Dame, who play dark, cold … More »
Tags: Music, UK, Boston, Dame, Stream Intense Gothy Postpunk Band Dame

New Glasgow theatre space made entirely of recycled pianos in UK first

About 40 pianos have been used to create seating for the Springburn Park auditoriumInside a cavernous steel hut in the middle of Glasgow’s Springburn Park, the sweeping arc of keyboards, lids and carved panels has been taking shape, creating the UK’s first permanent auditorium made entirely of recycled pianos.Using mainly upright instruments, with a baby grand artfully sliced in half to make a corner balcony, about 40 pianos have been expertly disarticulated to create the tiered seating. Continu...
Tags: Music, UK, Scotland, UK News, Culture, Glasgow, Springburn Park

English music venues to receive £2.25m in emergency pandemic aid

First cash made available from UK government’s £1.57bn emergency arts fund announced on 5 July to combat effects of Covid-19 lockdownCulture secretary Oliver Dowden has announced plans to save around 150 grassroots music venues from insolvency while cashflow is limited for venues shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic.Dowden released £2.25m for the sector from the overall £1.57bn fund announced on 5 July to shore up the arts in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Music, UK, UK News, Music Industry, Rap, Culture, Pop and rock, Hip-hop, Jazz, Folk Music, Arts funding, Grime, Dowden, Coronavirus outbreak, Oliver Dowden

Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Laura Marling Among 2020 Mercury Prize Nominees

Once a year since 1992, the British Phonographic Industry And British Association Of Record Dealers hands out the Mercury Music Prize to one album that's come out of the UK or Ireland. A bunch of UK music-business types select what they determine to be the best album that the two countries have to offer, and … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Georgia, Ireland, Charli Xcx, Kano, Anna Meredith, Laura Marling, Stormzy, Porridge Radio, Dua Lipa, Michael Kiwanuka, Moses Boyd, Mercury Prize, Sports Team

DJ Joey Negro, who is white, decides to change his stage name

A white musician in the UK who performs as "DJ Joey Negro" has decided to drop the name, reports the BBC. In truth I’ve not felt comfortable with the name Joey Negro for a while, especially as I’ve got older. I’ve stopped using it a few times but establishing a new name as an artist isn’t easy and I’ve ended up going back to it. I understand now though that it’s not appropriate for me to carry on using the name. I’ve recently received emails, tweets etc saying that it is unacceptable and peopl...
Tags: Post, Music, UK, News, Bbc, Racism, BLM, Dave Lee, Joey Negro, Best Dave Lee Game

Kingdom Announces New Album Neurofire

For more than a decade, the producer Kingdom has been an important force on the forward-thinking dance-music underground. Kingdom, who started out in Brooklyn and who is now based in Los Angeles, draws on lots of older styles -- house, techno, UK garage, R&B, disco -- but it recombines them into sharp, fascinating shapes. His … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Kingdom, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Tiara Thomas, LUVK

UK Afrobeats Chart to launch on BBC Radio 1Xtra

A new countdown is heading to BBC Radio 1Xtra this weekend with the launch of the Official UK Afrobeats Chart. The Top 20 weekly rundown will spotlight the fast rising Afrobeats scene in the UK, initiated by the Afro Nation festival and compiled by the Official Charts Company. It will use UK sales and streaming […]
Tags: Music, UK, Top, Radio, Station, Official Charts Company, BBC Radio, Bbc Radio 1xtra

Headie One & Drake – “Only You Freestyle”

Earlier this year, the UK drill rapper Headie One released a new mixtape with the producer Fred again... that featured a stacked guest list including Jamie xx, FKA Twigs, Sampha, and more. He's clearly a rising quantity, and of course here comes Drake to capitalize on the moment. More »
Tags: Music, UK, Drake, Jamie, Fred, Headie One

UK Music Magazine Q Shuts Down, Citing Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on virtually every sector of the economy, with the publishing industry very much included. Today brings sad news from that world: The long-running UK music magazine Q is shutting down. Editor Ted Kessler tweeted this morning that the next issue of Q will be the last one. More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Q, Ted Kessler

Pop Smoke Made The Soundtrack Of A Lost Summer

New Yorkers love music – loud music. Everyone who has been in New York in summer knows that the New Yorkers play music in their cars with exceptional stereo systems, and even carry around portable speakers, not to mention the headphones. Pop Smoke was the voice that probably everyone in New York could recognize in 2019 he was listened to so much. The rapper, whose birth name is Bashar Barakah Jackson was born in July 1999. He became very popular with his “Welcome to the Party,” the first singl...
Tags: UK, New York, News, US, Los Angeles, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Moon, Jazz, North America, 50 Cent 50 Cent, Pop Smoke, Bashar Barakah Jackson, George Floyd, Victor Victor Worldwide

England Will Allow Indoor Concerts Next Month

Indoor concerts will be able to resume in England next month, Variety reports. "From 1 August socially distanced audiences can return for indoor performances in theatres, music halls and other venues," Oliver Dowden, the UK's Secretary Of State For Digital, Culture, Media And Sport, announced on Twitter yesterday. "This builds on pilots with … More »
Tags: Music, UK, England, News, Oliver Dowden

Top 10 New Australian Hip Hop Artists

Hip-hop from Australia is currently finding considerable international success with the likes of Hilltop Hoods, ChillinIt, Kerser and OneFour all breaking out beyond domestic market success to new audiences. With Australia’s The Kid Laroi also hitting commercial mainstream success in America with his music featured on Lyrical Lemonade and working with the likes of Lil Tecca, Lil Skies, Lil Tjay and more, we take a look at the next top 10 artists to watch from Australia teetering on an internati...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, News, Australia, America, Queensland, Sydney, New Zealand, Brisbane, Jazz, Zambia, Melbourne, Menace, Top 10, Botswana

Sommerurlaub in Coronazeiten: Das sind die Richtlinien im Vereinigten Königreich

Nachdem wir wegen Corona lange Zeit aufs Reisen verzichten mussten, gibt es mittlerweile glücklicherweise in vielen Ländern schon Lockerungen für Tourist*innen. Doch da die Pandemie auch im Sommerurlaub nicht Geschichte ist, müssen wir uns natürlich mit den Infektionsschutzmaßnahmen unserer Zielorte beschäftigen. Wann darf ich einreisen? Wie viele Personen dürfen insgesamt gemeinsam Urlaub machen? Gelten Mindestabstandsregelungen? Kein Wunder also, dass die Suchanfragen über Coronaregelungen für...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, UK, England, Wales, Das Leben, Auch, Wie, Juli, Denn, Urlaub, Platz, Sicherheit, Kein Wunder, Campingplatz

Joan Jett – “Jeepster” (T. Rex Cover)

Historically, things have worked out well when Joan Jett has covered UK glam-rock jams. That, after all, was what Jett was doing when she came out with "I Love Rock 'N Roll," her massive 1982 hit. So Jett was a natural for the forthcoming tribute compilation AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan … More »
Tags: Music, UK, Jim White, T. Rex, Marc Bolan, Joan Jett, Jett, Marc Ribot, Hal Willner, Thomas Bartlett

Q&A With Rising UK Artist Don Jones

Congratulations on your latest Mixtape release “Hurricane Season III”. We checked it out and we really enjoyed the fresh new sound & perspective on new Hip Hop coming out of UK. What motivated you to create this style of music. My motivation for creating music is simple, everyone told me not to and I like proving people wrong but on a deeper note music is emotion set to a beat and without expressing how I feel in my art I would just keep it bottled up inside and I don’t want that energy to come...
Tags: Facebook, UK, US, Sheffield, Jazz, BLM, Angelo, Yung Simmie, Q&A Interviews, Caskey, Don Jones, Nathan Donald Jones Donald, Donald Also

Eminem criticises non-mask wearers on new rap track

Collaboration with Kid Cudi takes aim at people spreading Covid-19 by not wearing masksEminem has entered the debate about face masks in a collaboration with Kid Cudi, tackling an issue that is the subject of fierce disagreement in the US and UK.The single, The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady, is the first time the two rappers have joined forces. They reflect on rehab and recovery as well as current events including police brutality and the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, UK, Race, US, World news, US news, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Eminem, Kid Cudi, Cudi, Coronavirus outbreak

"In 2017, a Californian mathematician called Natalia Komarova was so shocked by the negativity of the songs her daughter listened to, she decided to investigate."

"Using the research database AcousticBrainz - which allows you to examine musical properties like tempo, key and mood - she and her colleagues at the University of California Irvine examined half a million songs released in the UK between 1985 and 2015. They found a significant downturn in the positivity of pop songs. Where 1985 saw upbeat tracks like Wham's Freedom, 2015 favoured more sombre music by Sam Smith and Adele. '"Happiness" is going down, "brightness" is going down, "sadness" is going...
Tags: Music, UK, Law, Time, Happiness, US, Bbc, Sam Smith, University of California Irvine, Ann Althouse, Natalia Komarova, Komarova, Adele Happiness, Komorvoa

Changes in Online Bingo Tech – How Bingo Tech Has Evolved

Eyes down, because today we’re going to be discussing a game that many of you no doubt hold near and dear to your hearts. Yes, we’re talking about the great British tradition that is bingo. For centuries we’ve been playing bingo in one form or another, yet it is only recently that the game itself has undergone undoubtedly its most radical transformation yet, thanks to the prevalence of online bingo. Whereas bingo was once upon a time relegated solely to the bingo halls, once the internet came ...
Tags: UK, Technology, Jazz, Bingo, Trustedbingo

Don Jones – “Hurricane Season III” (Album Review)

Don Jones is an upcoming rapper from the UK. He has built up a cult following due to the success of his Hurricane Season mixtape trilogy. His newest album, “Hurricane Season III” is the final installment of Don’s signature series. Jones says the tape is supposed to describe the good bad and confusing parts of his life, and despite his vision getting clouded along the way, it certainly accomplishes this task. While he can fall flat lyrically and vocally at times, Don Jones’s raw hunger mak...
Tags: Reviews, UK, Jazz, Jones, Don, Don Jones, Max Bass, Lyrically Don Jones

Bumi Thomas: the Glasgow-born singer given two weeks to leave the country

Despite living much of her life in the UK, the jazz musician became a victim of the hostile environment policy. She talks about her fight to remain – and strengthening her rootsDuring lockdown, UK jazz artist Bumi Thomas has found space to spread out in her local park. “I take my guitar and howl,” she laughs. “I love it!” As the world starts to understand just how much black women feel they have to reduce themselves, it’s soothing to think of a carefree Thomas filling public space with highlife ...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Nigeria, Race, Culture, Pop and rock, Jazz, Glasgow, Miles Davis, Thomas, Fela Kuti, Yoruba, Bumi Thomas, Peter Adjaye

Supergrass, Libertines, & More Announced For UK’s Sad New Socially Distant Arena

Desperate times call for desperate measures, apparently. The coronavirus pandemic has essentially ended live music for the time being, at least until epidemiologists deem it OK to once again spend time in crowds of people. That's changing in certain places where the virus seems to be under control; Björk, for instance, has announced … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, The Libertines, Bjork, Supergrass, Two Door Cinema Club, Maximo Park

Boris Johnson pledges £1.5bn lifeline to keep UK's arts sector afloat

Industry welcomes ‘surprisingly ambitious’ sum for museums, galleries, theatres and music venues‘At last a glimpse of hope’: UK arts figures on the rescue packageCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBritain’s beleaguered arts and heritage sectors have been promised £1.57bn of help in a long-awaited rescue package described by the government as the biggest one-off investment in UK culture.After weeks of desperate warnings that the UK was facing an irreversible cultural cata...
Tags: Music, UK, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Art and design, Boris Johnson, Opera, Arts policy, Coronavirus outbreak

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