Adiam reveals a remix of Quiet Desperation by future bass group from Berlin, Symbiz Sound. The remix will be included on EP2, out everywhere March 25th on Vertigo Berlin / Universal.
Adiam’s forthcoming release EP2 Quiet Desperation was produced by TV on the Radio?s Dave Sitek, who also produced her debut EP1 Dark Lake, released last October.
About Adiam:
Eritrean-Swedish singer and songwriter Adiam ingeniously mixes rugged post-punk and hip-hop attitude, electronic radiance, intelligent pop songwriting, and distinctively soulful R&B vocals into a unique musical amalgam of equally subversive and seductive authority. Her charismatic gritty-cool voice and memorable harmonies, combined with her often deeply personal, dark lyrics and Dave Sitek’s (of TV On The Radio; has produced for Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Santigold, Little Dragon, etc.) masterful arrangements and experimental production create an unpredictable and unrivaled signature sound.

Fresh from playing Glastonbury here is an introduction to The Patrick James Pearson Band – one of my ‘one’s to watch’.. one’s to watch rise that is… taken over by past Hard Fi/The Bluetones/My Vitriol’s Management – they have some experienced backing helping them up the greasy pole of the music industry. And we hope they make it (turns to cameralady: don’t we Sophie?). Here we discuss fascism/elitism/classism and music* (all very briefly)… also featuring Richard from Hard Fi…

*We hold no grudges against Peaches Geldof – we are simply using her as an example in the topic of debate.

Thank you to Sophie Lasson on camera!

I am also recommending – which has educated me a bit today.. worth a watch!



I went along to Wakestock Festival in Wales at the weekend as a guest of Cadbury. Here is a video of the adventure! Featuring Nero, Hervé, Friends Electric, Modestep and The Joy Formidable…oh and I tried a Zebra burger…and took part in the Spot V Stripes, Minute to Win it game which is a new TV show coming to the UK.. I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks to Dariush Rashidi for his support as Shooting AP, the bands and the lovely festival goers..

Peace out,

Becki Bx


Food is an important part of a balanced diet. (Fran Lebowitz)

Good food and good music. Two of my favourite things. Together – in a field – with the sun shining. What more could you ask for really? This weekend featured the first ever Big Feastival hosted by the nations much loved Jamie Oliver. Featuring acts such as Norman Jay, Roots Manuva, Scoundrels, The Special K’s, Saint Saviour and Athlete – the festival offers a range for all – cookery tips, a taste walk – and some of the most prestigious restaurants offering their most tasty dishes to try. Rich food and talented musicians in a field. Roots Manuva pulled in a dedicated crowd, Norman Jay was on the decks funking it up, and Shake Aletti perhaps slightly misplaced on the lineup opened the Friday to an empty field. Taking this in their stride – they performed a blinding set to me, my cameraman Dariush (thanks for his help) and their girlfriend.. I felt so lucky.

The Scoundrels absolutely blew me away on the Saturday afternoon – and if you have not heard these guys then I really do urge you to go see them before they are eating cavier and drinking champagne with…Kate Moss. They have just ‘dropped’ their self titled debut album so get on it! Unfortunately my mic broke during the interview – but they did promise me on camera – that should they reach great heights – that they would probably keep it real.

So anyway – off I went in my new comfy Desert Suede shoes that Clarks Originals had most kindly sent me through the post – (very suitable for a festival – height and comfort all in one shoe – amazing!) to be a food blogger for the day… here are some visits to some random high street food chains (Greggs/kebab shop/Roosters Spot) and interviews with Jamie Oliver, Saint Saviour, Scoundrels, Shake Aletti, Celeb chef Theo Randall and…. AND Norman Jay MBE!

I also have a message from The Special K’s: they are not.. I repeat NOT.. sponsored by Kelloggs.

More interviews coming soon…

FREE DOWNLOAD/MIX from Shake Aletti:

Scoundrels soundcloud:



Let’s face it. It’s not a joyous topic. But fact of the matter is – whether you like it or not – it affects one in three of us. We headed down to the Big Mix in Shoreditch to have a chat to Treetop Flyers, Newton Faulkner, CocknBullKid, Kid British, Clare Maguire, The Pipettes, Yunioshi, and Tracy the Information Officer to find out a little more about this global disease and to hopefully get a few tips on how to live life a little more healthily.

This video has been created with the upmost care and is meant to be a light hearted discussion about what is a heart wrenching disease. We hope that it does not offend and that it merely exposes the fact that no matter who you are/how famous one is/what you do – no one is unaffected. The tips offered are not guaranteed to be a prevention and are only a suggestion on how to look after oneself.

If you need more information please contact 0808 808 00 00

Thanks to Stephane Massey on camera and everyone else that helped out!
Thanks Becki Bx

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