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★★★★★★ - “…definitely worth checking out.” - DJmag
Brand new 4-track EP, a finely blended mix of audio sketches from the collaboration of North American electronic music producer Taperecorder and British progressive electro house cross-over Lewis Bergen.
Out now, buy the EP from these stores, or stream for free via YouTube.
Yes! The lovely buggers Drunkwife took their chance to remix my track “Hoi Polloi” from the critically aclaimed Jetyr EP (pre-order here!).
But here’s the awesome part, it’s a free download! Just click the link in the description!
Cheers, Drunkwife! :D
"…now, people only listen to a few second of a song on their ipods, they don’t really invest in a whole album. It’s all about the single. And The Hype. It get so much between the artist the fans" - Beyonce Knowles.
Thanks to the wonder of Twitter and every single link that it leads to, I’ve had Beyonce firmly on my radar. Ironically, the complete opposite of what Beyonce wanted to achieve with market her newest visual album…
Admittedly, I’ve never really been a fan of Beyonce’s material. I feel her music has a mixed bag of melodic-overkill and lyrical erraticness. That being said, she’s a shining gem in the sewer pipe of popularity. She has reached the fruition of a successful career and all on her own merit, and I respect her for that.
That fact that her and her team have taken the bold decision not to market the album by conventional methods, is humblingly genius. But her youtube video (below) is the seed that has started a completely viral and organic reach to listeners. It’s exclaims that “I will make my best art, and put it out”, a statement that is essencially says “I don’t need hype”. Her fans have grasped this ethos and showed it to their friends and the rest of the world, and this itself, is the ploy that has worked magic.
In my previous post, I made a half-hearted stab at Simon Cowell’s shameful exploitation of Saturday night TV audiences to monopolise the UK music charts. The Xfactor TV show is a mass-marketed talent contest that glamourises artists, like recent winner “Spam Bailey”, who are too lazy to form their own career. And the show in it’s entirety is proof that you really can polish a turd. Everything that seeps out of it is very synthetic and heartless and is converse to every aspect of Beyonce and her music.
…And that’s her album “Beyonce” is exactly what we need.
Watch her video here:
Whether or not her fans will actually listen to her message and got out of their way to invest her her album is another question, and at £12.99 for “Album Only” downloads, it’s going to be unlikely, but with a but of hope and luck, they will. It will be endearing to see her to the charts for christmas.
Beyonce’s “Beyonce” Is available here!
Dear Great Britain.
At this time of year, “X Factor” use a mass-media and over-hyped talent contest to showcase artists who are too lazy to form their own career and succeed on their own merit.
Without fail, they always release some recycled songwriting from the yesteryear, to the same blueprint that appeals to a Saturday night TV audience.
In the past few years, we (the buying public) have said “NO” to the “xfactor“‘s selfish monopoly of the UK charts, and managed to get Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name Of” to the top, number 1.
Unsurprisingly, Social media has been at the heart many a fan of other artists’, and as such, spored countless number of online campaigns for the promotion of their music. And sadly as a result, this has distracted the fan’s view of what’s really important, Knocking, “xfactor” away from the spotlight.
Now, I’m not saying “don’t buy factor’s single”, if you like the music that they release the christmas, the buy it. But know this, if you buy the factor release, you’ve just given money to a company who are supporting (metaphorically speaking) the music industry’s version of The Hunger Games.
 Buy the music you like, not what TV tells you to buy.
 Support your favourite artists, by buying their music.
 If you are an artist and thinking of applying for the xfactor, don’t. You will have a much more successful and fruitful career if you work hard for it.
If you would like to buy music other than Xfactor’s stuff, I suggest these artists. They are awesome, but that’s just my opinion (you don’t have to buy it);
Harrison - Facebook | iTunes
Duncan Overmeer - Facebook | iTunes
Outbox - Facebook | iTunes
Craig Alan Hughes - Facebook | iTunes
Merry Christmas and stuff.
*Images edited by Me (Lewis Bergen), with thanks to Lost & Taken for textures.
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