WHP – Manchester

Brup to the Brup to the Bang Bang Billy, I’m going to Manchester and its going to get silly!!! If excitement were a disease I would be in intensive care right now. Saturday’s Warehouse project promises to be one of the biggest nights of the year. I’m struggling to put this into words – the night, the company, the aftercotch.  Yupyupyupyup!
With acts from Jamie XX, Jay Electronica, Jamie Jones, Julio Bashmore (to name a few) this is a mere taster of what is to come..
JamieXX loves the steel drums, chances are I will be loving JamieXX.
More magic from Jamie
Out of Bashmore and Baptista, Bashmore is by far the more talented Julio.
Lets not forget about Jamie Jones.
Who said there’s not going to be a Cameo from The Game? He heard the boys were coming…
What’s the time Fantastic Mr Fox? It’s time to party – great chat Foxy, great chat.

Henok Achido

Not going to lie – today’s tune is big. It’s got a massive beat complimented by vocals from Swedish rapper Henok Achido. My only problem with the song; I can’t put my finger on what it samples – special megatunes prize to anyone who can tell me. This shit is so fresh it doesn’t have a youtube video! Follow the link though – it‘s worth it…

http://soundcloud.com/uptonogood/henok-achido-king-and-the

 

 

Conner Youngblood

With Halloween just round the corner Monsters is a dark and somewhat menacing song to get you in the mood. Connor Youngblood is a 20 year old musician from Dallas, Texas – but don’t be fooled by his age, his interesting lyrics suggest he is mature beyond his years. Monsters blends electro, dubstep and pop resulting in a delectable albeit anguish ridden gem. This is an artist I will definitely be keeping my eye on.

 

 

Amadou and Mariam – Sabali (Miike Snow Remix)

When this song starts playing I am always hit by the same worry. I worry the girls voice at 0.38 is going to piss me off and ruin the song. But fortunately, the song develops and I warm to the girl with the strange voice. Happens every time.
Miike Snow has taken a very enjoyable original track, worked their magic, and created a bouncy uplifting tune I cannot help but like.

Nneka

A short post on talented songwriter Nnecka today. Her latest album – Soul Is Heavy – has gone under the radar somewhat, but nevertheless contains some bangers. No Doubt is but one…
Whilst on the subject on Nnecka; it would be rude not to mention Chase and Status’ remix of her track Heartbeat. What a tune.

Pattie Boyd

Today’s post is all about 60’s supermodel Pattie Boyd. Whilst not a musician herself, Pattie is said to be the subject behind some of the greatest love songs of all time. At 26 she married The Beatles’ George Harrison and later went on to marry Eric Clapton. Although she had a brief affair with the Rolling Stone’s Ronnie Wood, what proved to be the end of her marriage with Harrison was a guitar duel between Clapton and Harrison. A drunken Clapton is said to have defeated Harrison to win Pattie over. This is the stuff of rock and roll mythology. But what can’t be denied is the charisma and beauty Pattie must have possessed to inspire two truly great artists of her generation.
I love the Beatles and this – written by Harrison – is one of their best.
Mr Clapton wrote Wonderful Tonight while he was waiting for Boyd to get ready one night. No big deal.
She’s also responsible for this

 

 

Mayer Hawthorne

I came to today’s song through a recent Chromeo remix of the track. I listened to the original and loved it. I was absolutely convinced I was listening to something from 1960’s Detroit. But no, this was Mayer Hawethorne an American singer, songwriter, producer and rapper from L.A. I’ve got my hands up Mayer, you’ve had me.