Posts Tagged ‘BBC Radio’

February 23, 2018

I’ve watched this magical new BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session countless times yesterday, and it’s far too good a performance not to share with you, too. Get ready for an epic dose of girl power as drops on her single IDGAF, with a long list of some of the best female pop artists of the moment in tow. Charli XCX, Zara Larsson, MØ, and Alma join Dua Lipa on the performance. We’ve been early supporters of everyone involved, and to see them all come together perfectly gives me tingles. I’ve seen people comparing this video to the Spice Girls. Indeed, it’s an inspiring, empowering, and much endearing performance of a wildly infectious pop song, and we simply can’t get enough of it. 

March 25, 2016
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The BBC Radio 1 studio is well known for amazing covers that bands and artists perform live on air. The latest incredible such thing to arise from across the pond is a cover turned in by the great man himself, Flume. Harley Streten chose to deliver a fresh rendition of massive Alessia Cara hit, Here, employing the help of past collaborators and enchanting vocalists Kai and Kučka on the futuristic pop metamorphosis. The urban fierceness of the original goes booming dark and blaring strong on Flume’s arresting re-imagining, a welcome new approach on a song that stunned us and broke young Alessia into crowd adoring limelight. Download the cover for free, here (no pun intended).

February 12, 2015
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This one had me majorly swooning with mad chills tingling up my spine this morning. I only wish that there were a finely mastered proper studio recording of it, but this live session for BBC Radio 1 will more than do for now. Belgian producer Oceaán paired up with brilliant UK artist  Låpsley on a live mashup of Oceaán’s Need U and a moving, soulful cover of Kate Bush’s This Woman’s Work. This Woman’s Work, also made famous in the US by Maxwell’s cover, is one of several all time favorite Kate Bush songs of mine. I never guessed that it could be transformed into such a melancholic, slow tempo tune that works so well with Need U. Need U/This Woman’s Work is sensual and transfixing, and the strings on the track… oh my. 

Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne cover Jungle’s Busy Earnin’ in the Live Lounge

November 21, 2014

Alright, I’m going to start today with an uber cool live cover, because it brings together three acts I’m super fond of. Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne bring their stringy sound to Jungle’s funky soulful hit Busy Earnin’ in this performance in BBC Radio’s Live Lounge. And it’s glorious.

Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne cover Jungle’s Busy Earnin’ in the Live Lounge

November 21, 2014

Alright, I’m going to start today with an uber cool live cover, because it brings together three acts I’m super fond of. Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne bring their stringy sound to Jungle’s funky soulful hit Busy Earnin’ in this performance in BBC Radio’s Live Lounge. And it’s glorious.

September 30, 2014
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I’m on a roll with remixes of songs I love very dearly. If you’ve been paying attention, ahem, then you should know that I’m a adoring fan of UK band Glass Animals’ work. Gooey is one of several favorite tracks off their debut album Zaba, and the track has received a delicious reworking that premiered on BBC Radio’s Annie Mac Presents. The Klaves Bootleg is a more airy and sped up rendition of the slinking song, full of tweaky pop and weightless bounce. Klaves is a 21 year old Polish newcomer with a background in classical music and a love of house. He makes a grand statement with this remix.

September 30, 2014
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I’m on a roll with remixes of songs I love very dearly. If you’ve been paying attention, ahem, then you should know that I’m a adoring fan of UK band Glass Animals’ work. Gooey is one of several favorite tracks off their debut album Zaba, and the track has received a delicious reworking that premiered on BBC Radio’s Annie Mac Presents. The Klaves Bootleg is a more airy and sped up rendition of the slinking song, full of tweaky pop and weightless bounce. Klaves is a 21 year old Polish newcomer with a background in classical music and a love of house. He makes a grand statement with this remix.

James Bay covers HAIM

September 16, 2014

For another cover treat, watch UK singer songwriter James Bay cover the HAIM sisters’ Forever during his BBC 1 Live Lounge session. He infuses the pop rock song, one of my HAIM faves, with plenty of his tender, folksy style. It’s a beautiful cover from a man who has been receiving a lot of attention and buzz ever since he melted so many of our hearts with songs like Let It Go. Stream the fantastic, sigh inducing song again below.

James Bay covers HAIM

September 16, 2014

For another cover treat, watch UK singer songwriter James Bay cover the HAIM sisters’ Forever during his BBC 1 Live Lounge session. He infuses the pop rock song, one of my HAIM faves, with plenty of his tender, folksy style. It’s a beautiful cover from a man who has been receiving a lot of attention and buzz ever since he melted so many of our hearts with songs like Let It Go. Stream the fantastic, sigh inducing song again below.

August 29, 2014
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You know what? I realized today that I’m insanely jealous of people in the UK (no, not just because of the Kate Bush shows). I realized that they get to listen to all sorts of amazing shows on BBC Radio 1, curated or mixed by some of the best, most brilliant producers in the world. Case in point, here we have SOHN dropping brand new Mura Masa during his BBC 1 Residency. That just doesn’t happen in America. Well, thank you Mura Masa for ripping the premiere for us. The talented UK producer flexes his guns again on the incredibly textured and sparkling Shibuya. It carries some of those flittery flutes that many love (or hate) these days, plus some fantastic futuristic vibe. It’s an ambient, dazzling treat. I nearly feel like I’m back in Shibuya, late at night, with streetlights and signs shimmering in the dark.