Toro Y Moi ‘Slough’ (David Brent cover)

This is a little WTF. For some reason (and I’m pretty sure it’s not because he’s a fan of Slough), California-based chill-wave artist Toro Y Moi has decided to remix ‘Slough’ a song written by Ricky Gervais’ now world famous character David Brent in the TV series ‘The Office’. It was recently revisited in his […]

Derrick Hodge feat. Common ‘Live Today’

This has been a long time coming.  Derrick Hodge is a musician who’s already had a remarkable career on an instrument is not normally the most talked about in the band set-up… the bass guitar. Hailing from just outside Philadelphia, Hodge was still studying jazz at Temple when he started making a name for his […]

Grouplove ‘Ways To Go’

Here’s another track that I never got round to posting when it dropped earlier this summer. I’ve had a soft spot for indie-pop band Grouplove ever since their first hit ‘Colors’: there’s something about their catchy, loose, care-free style that makes them a real joy to listen too. Their newest single ‘Ways To Go’ is […]

Dumpstaphunk ‘Raise The House’

I do love me some funk and no one is doing it better right now than New Orleans super group Dumpstaphunk who are essentially ‘funk royalty’ if there was such a thing. Set up ten years ago by Aaron Neville’s son Ivan Neville, Dumpstaphunk is made up of dual bass players (yes, TWO bass players) Tony Hall […]

Typhoon ‘Thinking About You’ (Frank Ocean cover)

If you’ve got the Monday morning blues then today’s track isn’t really going to cheer you up but it’s definitely worth checking out all the same!  Typhoon are a 11-piece indie band from Portland and have just released one of the more interesting covers of the year by taking on Frank Ocean’s moody love song […]

Blitz The Ambassador ‘African In New York’

Blitz The Ambassador was born Samuel Bazawule in Accra, Ghana but is now based in Brooklyn, New York. After developing a love of hip hop by listening to his older brother’s Public Enemy records, Blitz turned to making music of his own and his blend of African-American rap is the coolest thing you’ll hear this week. […]