This is the new video from Don Diablo & Example, the song is called 'Hooligans' and was previously known as 'We Came We Saw We Killed The Crowd', the name wasn't changed for it's length apparently, but rather out of respect to the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy in this, the awful event's 20th anniversary. I post not for your listening and viewing pleasure [that's a bonus] but rather to draw attention to my awesome cameo. I'm not telling you when you can see me because some of you will already know, the rest will have to guess. The song itself is out on the 29th of June through Data Records [Kid Cudi Vs Crookers 'Day N Nite'] and quite a few in the know are predicting big things. If that's the case then you can look forward to seeing me on TMF and 4Music for the next couple of months, which would kick the shit you have to admit.
Don Diablo is currently the most blogged artist in the world [beating Rick Ross even, he takes his shirt off every 5 minutes] and a fan video of 'Hooligans' racked up 55,000+ views on Youtube in less 2 months. The official video came out last week and currently stands at 14,636 views.
DJ Jack Nimble- Politically Incorrect Episode 3 Mixtape/ Podcast [Sendspace]
This is Marvin The Martian's DJ mate Jack Nimble's latest Podcast 'Politically Incorrect Episode 3' which actually acts more like a Mixtape in itself because it's a Zip file with separated tracks. Well worth a download.
I'm back! Back like cooked crack. Which is back, I assume. I remember when it made a full on resurgence a few years ago, in that pre-media obsession Pete Doherty indie scene. God they really were piping it down. How sad is it that none of those bands, whose names I will not mention due to the potential legal backlash, are around these days? One of them tried a mini-comeback a few months ago when they were mentioned on Eastenders [sailing close to the wind here Tego] maybe they're still coming back after being mentioned on Eastenders? Are we in the middle of a comeback by that band I won't name who really liked cooked crack a few years ago? I hope not. That band had some of the worst rumours I've ever heard flying around at one point.
I have to say I've missed rambling about nothing, endlessly the way I used to. Back in Artrocker's black, white and red days I used to have free reign over an entire page. I was John V Wilshire without a point. Then, all of a sudden Tego's gone. I made a brief comeback on a website that shall not be named but I couldn't commit. It wasn't right, I wasn't right, I needed to get my head straight, I needed to get into rehab, I relapsed and needed to detox. That is to say, I didn't need to get into rehab [like Eminem], I didn't relapse [like Eminem] and I didn't need to detox [like Eminem]. Yet Eminem's new allbum is called 'Relapse' and the promotion is geared around Eminem's recent stint in 'Rehab' after a 'Relapse' that he eventually overcame to start work on a new album with Dr Dre whose new album is called 'Detox'. I may be way off base here, but something seems funny with this whole scenario. Jimmy Iovine is about as great as slightly evil record executives get. He could be fully evil, I know Akira The Don still has nightmares about his G-Unit trainers. The slightly evil part of the great Iovine though, is also what makes him brilliant [his most recent successes include Soulja Boy Tell 'Em and Lady Gaga. Evil genius!]. To re-market Eminem in the pop market post-Winehouse was always going to be a push, how controversial is taking the piss out of reality TV stars and plastic pop princesses these days? Not very. How likely is it that you could take the first single from Eminem's last two albums, tweak them ever-so-slightly and still top the charts? Very. How does he do that? I'll never know. But single sales and radio play alone would not guarantee album success this time around [what an age we live in], this time Jimmy Iovine needed us to actually care what Eminem had to say [“You're my Amy, I'm your Blake” inspired]. Billionaire recluse stops peroxiding hair aged 37 doesn't quite do it. But billionaire recluses sell records, Eminem is nobody's trailblazer. Jimmy's only slightly evil so Michael Jackson rumours would probably be a step too far- this time. Drug abuse is en-vogue so it seems a natural step, couple that with Eminem's [almost certainly] falsified drug history and the controversy shouldn't be too much of a stretch in the consumer's minds. Mr Iovine's smarter than you or I, he saw me coming a god damned mile off, how did he prepare for such cynics? Why he called a cameraman and posed himself a pretty little Christmas card. I'm the cynic. He then sent out little pill bottles covered with Eminem logos and filled with sweets. Again, I'm the cynic. Follow that all up with a “Controversial” second single that depicts Eminem as a serial killer who targets...ummm...reality TV stars and pop princesses and Interscope have themselves a tidy little marketing campaign. Jimmy Iovine your award will be presented by Satan...or David Geffen whatever.
As the returning hero, astride my white horse of righteousness I consider it a privilege to be officially crowned, your middle man between the rank world of hip-hop music and your good selves. I hope to save you hours of time listening to average fashion rappers on zShare and hopefully convincing you that even in an N-Dubz world, rap still has something to offer.
8 album I've been listening to this month
1.Jadakiss- The Last Kiss
2.Plies- Definition of Real
3.Capone-N-Noreaga- Channel 10
4.Mavado- Mr Brooks... A Better Tomorrow
5.Saigon- All In A Day's Work
6.Asher Roth- Asleep In The Bread Isle
7.UGK- UGK 4 Life
8.Willie Isz- Georgiavania
On the cover we have Lambeth Boys Palma Violets who tell us stuff about stuff such as “Look! What are you doing? Bring down some guitars and amplifiers and start a band!”. Same goes for features... featuring Edwyn Collins, Deap Vally give us a mountain hi, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Stranglers (early years) and Dream Syndicate ***** In New Blood you'll find: The 1975, Coves, Childhood, Fat Goth, Little Green Cars, Night Engine, Thought Forms, F.U.R.S. and Filthy Boy ***** We have an embedded Artrocker Radio Player with focus on Wet Nuns ***** Rock The Look of Hypnotic Eye ***** Masses of reviews ***** 'Art' with David Bowie ***** A look back with Black Lips ***** Tim Burgess' column ***** Lovely photos and tons of clever digital thingies
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