FREE DOWNLOAD ‘The Ark’ from Toronto based band The Wilderness of Manitoba. They’ve just released their new EP ‘Delaware House’… and will be playing in London at the Brixton Windmill on 31st July…
If that’s too chilled you can get something more upbeat from The Egg who describe themselves as ‘live rock-tronic house inspired dance music’. Their first single has just hit the streets and will be followed by the album ‘Something To Do’ later this summer… personally I love the remix from The C90S… check it out here:
Ahead of his European Wonderland Album Tour this summer Steve Aoki is playing a one off FREE party in London’s trendy East Village, brought to you by Mixmag, GET IN! and Spotify and supported by South Central and Alvin Risk this should be an awesome party – head to www.steveaoki.com/flashrave for a chance to win exclusive tickets!
I’m currently absorbed in new book ‘The Intern’ from novelist (and ex MTV colleague) Dillon Khan. The plot details the journey of a young man keen to make his mark in music television and his journey through the daily trials and tribulations/hopes and dreams of working in such a competitive field. Whilst this book is a fictitious novel (disclaimer noted) I cannot help but wonder how much is based on actual imagination. The picture painted by writer Dillon feels very true to life so much so I can almost touch Jay-Z from my sofa. If you’re sitting there wondering about doing an internship yourself – or would like an insight in to working in the music industry then this book is an excellent starting point. Full of humour – Dillon’s writing helps the reader swiftly become part of the Total Beats team.
On a personal level – and being a past intern on MTV2 (with an all boy team) this book has taken me on a trip down memory lane. My personal highlights of being an intern include all of the following:
– Flirting with the boys in the bands. NOTE: Dating musicians = BAD. Flirting with musicians = FUN.(Jamie Oliver’s wife has it all figured out – chef’s are the way forward but beware of dating a feeder). – Getting to go on tour with the team – although being the only girl on an all boy bus had it’s tribulations. The worst part? Being hungover with severe period pains and not really being able to mention it…“I am a female warrior…and I can party just as hard…”. Really.
– The MTV parties. Oh! The parties!
– What it’s all about… the music.
Sigh. Funny times. So yes.. you think you wanna be an intern? I advise you read The Intern first. Because you just might not be able to handle it.
And courtesy of King Charles here is a FREE DOWNLOAD of his track ‘Love Lust’ HERE
Just a taster until they release their new single in June…
I’m also enjoying the brand new single from Buster Shuffle’s eagerly anticipated second album ‘Do Nothing’ which is due for release in June. It is entitled Elvis vs Wag and features members of The Blockheads, The Specials, Art Brut and The Infidels.
AND ohDearyme favourites The Welcome Committee have also released a great new video called ‘Eyes No Eyes’ from their EP also out in June…