Saturday, 28 April 2012

#SoundsOfUtopia: Purple Ferdinand

Far as I'm aware, I'm the first dude to get Purple, better known as Vanessa to her friends and family, Ferdinand in to a print, featuring her in RWD Mag's January issue as one of the 12 for 1012. Pretty cool.

I can't even recall how I stumbled on the fact the Newham native was a 'bad gyal' with the vocals and the Ukelele but my guess is one random Facebook feed. Big up Zuckerberg (despite this new timeline bullshit you've implemented is... Bullshit).

Recently the 23 year old musician slash tattooist dropped an acoustic video shot by the good people at House of ALT for her song, Beautiful Anomaly.

She's pretty cool, nice personality, always smiling, attractive and most importantly, herself. There's also a cover she did with @NadiahGee of Adina Howard's Freak Like Me which is also pretty cool.

Her songwriting skills are #nang to say the least. Check her out:


Monday, 16 April 2012

Audio: A$AP Rocky - Goldie

New A$AP. I can put my hands up and say I never saw the hype about Harlem du'e when he first popped up but I appreciate the feel of him just... Rapping. None of this forced metaphors or feel to say something profound - Sometimes you just need to flow and say some 'ignant trill shit'.

Upon hearing Goldie, I instantly thought Kanye West would absolutely decimate the Hit-Boy produced track, or even produce it himself if 'old' Kanye came to the present (if you get it).

#SoundsOfUtopia: Friendly Fires - Hurting (Tensnake Remix)

Regardless of when this song came out (Reference: Gotye - Somebody I Use To Know), I've been bumping this tune HARD and near enough clocking the musical formula as to why I'm in like with it so much.

Music test: Play it in front of your (African) mother and see if she does one of those I'm-The-Coolest-Over-30-In-This-Room-Cool-Mode-Slow-Mo-Closed-Eye shuffle.

I hear the Dance/ Disco element in it and instantly fall for it as Tensnake properly took into consideration the lyrics for his remix - I heard this being in played in a retail store, told my friend to whip out Shazam... The rest is history.

Monday, 2 April 2012

That's some killer banter

I didn't know what to expect when I saw the video tweeted with no description. but rest assure.... Curiosity was like 'Yo! Stop taking so long!'

It's just funny, like 'Rah boy, this has probably happened at least once in the existence of the world' but to see it was figgin jokes.

I can imagine myself replaying this at random times now. Class.

Ralphy In Switz'land

Check out a couple snaps from my trip to Laax, Switzerland enjoying the snow and night life courtesy of The Brits Snow Tour here.

Read up a little as well on what I experienced over at - Part 1 | Part 2

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