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Kanye West. Hammersmith Apollo. Sunday 24th February 2013.

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2013 by gotnoyeezyinserato

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Here’s a few pics I took on the night, with the setlist below.

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SETLIST:

Cold, Mercy, Can’t Tell Me Nothing, Power, Jesus Walks, Say You Will, Heartless, Homecoming, Flashing Lights, All Of The Lights, Birthday Song, Clique, Don’t Like, Good Life, All Falls Down, Stronger, Run This Town, Diamonds, Runaway, Lost In The World & Touch The Sky.

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The Best of 2012.

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A quick glance back at the past year in music, narrowed down to 36 songs.

So 3 songs for each of the 12 months of 2012.

My favourite songs of the last 52 weeks.

It won’t be the coolest or most alternative, but all are ace in my eyes. (or should that be ears?)

In alphabetical order. And yes, I should’ve posted this yesterday!

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Angel Haze – New York.

Azealia Banks ft Lazy Jay – 212.

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B.o.B – So Good.

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Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe.

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Disclosure ft Sam Smith – Latch.

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Disclosure – Tenderly.

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DJ Fresh ft Ms. Dynamite – Gold Dust. (Shy FX re-edit)

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Florence & The Machine – Spectrum. (Say My Name) <Calvin Harris remix>

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Foals – Inhaler.

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Frank Ocean – Bad Religion.

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Grimes – Genesis.

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Imagine Dragons – It’s Time.

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Jake Bugg – Two Fingers.

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Jessie Ware – 110%.

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Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz – Mercy.

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Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean -Clique.

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Kelly Clarkson -Stronger. (What Doesn’t Kill You)

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Kendrick Lamar ft Dr. Dre – The Recipe.

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Kendrick Lamar -Swimming Pools. (Drank)

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Labrinth – Treatment.

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Lana Del Rey – Off To The Races.

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Matrix & Futurebound ft Luke Bingham – All I Know.

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Monsta – Holdin’ On. (Skrillex & Nero remix)

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Muse – Survival.

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Naughty Boy ft Emeli Sande – Wonder.

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Plan B – Ill Manors.

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Rihanna – Diamonds.

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Rita Ora – How We Do. (Party)

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Rudimental ft John Newman – Feel The Love.

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Skrillex ft Sirah – Bangarang.

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Solange – Losing You.

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TNGHT – Higher Ground.

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Tom Odell – Another Love.

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The Weeknd – Wicked Games.

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Usher – Scream.

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Wiley ft Rhymez & Ms D – Heatwave.

 

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Watch The Throne. The O2, London. 20th & 22nd May 2012.

Posted in Music with tags , , , , on May 25, 2012 by gotnoyeezyinserato

 

Set list below.

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1.    H.A.M.

2.    Who Gon’ Stop me

3.    Otis

4.    Welcome To The Jungle

5.    Gotta Have It

6.    Where I’m From

7.    Jigga What, Jigga Who

8.    Can’t Tell Me Nothing

9.    All Falls Down

10.  Flashing Lights

11.  Jesus Walks

12.  Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix)

13.  Public Service Announcement

14.  U Don’t Know

15.  Run This Town

16.  Monster

17.  Power / Power Remix

18.  New Day

19.  Hard Knock Life (The Ghetto Anthem)

20.  Izzo (H.O.V.A.)

21.  Empire State Of Mind

22.  Runaway

23.  Heartless

24.  Stronger

25.  On To The Next One

26.  Dirt Of Your Shoulder

27.  I Just Wanna Love U (Give It To Me)

28.  That’s My Bitch

29.  Good Life

30.  Touch The Sky

31.  All Of The Lights

32.  Big Pimpin

33.  Gold Digger

34.  99 Problems

35.  No Church In The Wild

36.  Lift Off

37.  Ni**a’s In Paris

Encore

38.  Ni**a’s In Paris (x 4 sunday, x 7 on Tuesday!) “AGAIN!”

 

12 for 2012.

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Following on from last years, 11 for 2011 – http://xtianmusic.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/happy-new-year-11-for-11/, here’s a few of the Artists & Tracks which I’m tipping for success this year. I’ve not including people who I’ve already posted about at length, like Skrillex and those that EVERYONE has posted about like Emeli Sande, Lana Del Rey etc. SO, IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER….

1 – AZARI & III – RECKLESS (WITH YOUR LOVE) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VZ1sN9233Q&feature=related

Have to admit, the first few times I heard this, I wasn’t a fan of the vocal. However although it’s grown on me, I just think it would be amazing as an instrumental. They’re a four piece from Toronto and the single version has been remixed by Paul Epworth, it’s released next month.

2 – AZEALIA BANKS.

Already the winner of the 2012 NME Cool List – which doesn’t really hold any weight with me considering there’s probably more people work on the mag, than buy it nowadays! It will be interesting to see what Miss Banks serves up next after the Amazing “212” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3Jv9fNPjgk (which sampled “Lazy Jay – Float My Boat”) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfrVEt4EvFU) and the decent “Liquorice” http://soundcloud.com/azealia-banks/liquorice (which sampled “Lone – Pineapple Crush”) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3HPKH3w9so)

Just booked tickets to see her at Heaven in London in Feb, and although I’m not the biggest fan of the band, I’m liking her contribution to the new Scissor Sisters single “Shady Love” (under the pseudonym Krystal Pepsy) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0T5-PDeJ7c&feature=youtu.be

3 – CHIDDY BANG – RAY CHARLES. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atEx6ZOX51s

From the forthcoming album ‘Breakfast’. Although they released another couple of singles and a mini album, they never really followed up the success of the MGMT sampling ‘Opposite Of Adults” from 2010 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McRgkE_vgjU

I first heard this live at an EMI showcase at Abbey Road and thought the chorus was “RAJAR”, which considering the room was full of radio people, I presumed was a smart move!

4 – DJ FRESH FEATURING RITA ORA – HOT RIGHT NOW. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7OPZOBJZyI

Finally a follow up to ‘Louder” which sold over half a million copies and was one of the Top 25 best selling singles of last year. It features vocals by Rita Ora, who’s signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label.

5 – ESTELLE – THANK YOU. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r40wCY8IIFQ

Admit I’m not Estelle’s biggest fan, but the first time I heard this I thought it was amazing. Imagine if Portishead replaced Beth Gibbons with either Mary J or Sade…… I think it would sound something like this. If you listen carefully you can hear co-writer Akon in the background, although thankfully he resists adding his usual “Konvict” branding at the beginning!

6 – GOYTE featuring KIMBRA – SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY

Seeing as it’s had over 39 million hits on youtube, I can’t exactly claim to be up front on this! However, I’ve only just heard it and although it’s been a big hit in Australia, it’s not out in the UK ’til next Month. Very Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates-esque!

7 – KORN FEATURING SKRILLEX & KILL THE NOISE – NARCISSISTIC CANNIBAL. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUOlc_j4rMA

Taken from the Korn album “The Path Of Totality” which is a collaboration with the likes of Skrillex, Feed Me, Kill The Noise & Noisia. This like previous single “Get Up”  http://xtianmusic.wordpress.com/2011/05/03/korn-vs-skrillex-get-up/ is a hook up with Skrillex http://xtianmusic.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/skrillex-koko-weds-161111/

8 – JOSH OSHO.

Marger ft Josh Osho – This Year. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp1VKG5t1Tk

This is the first track I’ve heard by Marger, but I’m more looking forward to hearing more of Josh Osho’s solo stuff. Was a big fan of his debut single “Redemption Days” http://xtianmusic.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/josh-osho-featuring-ghostface-killah-redemption-days/

9 – REDLIGHT. 

New single – Get Out My Head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AqbLGHqsTg

Signed to Chase & Status’ MTA records, who had great success last year with the Nero album, this is the follow up to the Ms. Dynamite collab “What You Talking About” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3piv9EFZU8

10 – RUDE KID – GET BUSY. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPGPI3A3rNg

Sampling “Big Bass vs Michelle Narine – What You Do” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTxeR-9UuAg from 2007, which in turn had sampled the original “Playing With Knives by Bizarre Inc” from 1997. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQuHvJh_LeA 

Coming out on the recently relauched Relentless Records in March.

I remember a version many many moons ago, which I believe was recorded by Blue Pearl as their single “Can You Feel The Passion”, but they couldn’t get clearance for the Bizarre Inc sample. This bootleg isn’t a million miles away from how it sounded. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWw3zeBdNVw 

11 – YASMIN FEATURING SHY FX & MS. DYNAMITE – LIGHT UP THE WORLD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USzW_yf9HNY

Had the original version of this track (minus Ms. Dynamite) since Carnival time last year and played it constantly for a couple of months! It’s finally coming out in the last week of January, but 5 months later it still sounds fresh.

12 – WILEY – BOOM BLAST. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGxBOqUTFIQ

From the new album “Evolve Or Be Extinct”, Wiley’s third album in the past 10 months! There’s some real gems on the album including a skit about customs, in which the policeman sounds like Brian Harvey from East 17!

BEST OF 2011.

JAY-Z & KANYE WEST – N***AS IN PARIS – WATCH THE THRONE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXMJ-V6MCzw

Definitely one of my favourite songs from one of my favourite albums of 2011. During the recent live dates that they performed in the states, they performed this song up to SEVEN times in a row some nights! http://timeoutchicago.com/music-nightlife/music/15041285/watch-the-throne-kanye-west-and-jay-z-at-united-center-live-review-ph

WORST OF 2012??

Hate to end this post on a negative, but in contrast to the above Artists & Songs, although we’re only a week into the new year, I’m pretty sure this will be one of the worst singles released this year when we look back in December! Truly awful! If you thought Head Shoulders Knees & Toes was bad…..

K.I.G. FAMILY FEATURING KELLY PEPPER – DREAMS. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDxVUtbd1Qc

Happy New Year – 11 for 11.

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I’ve made a new years resolution to blog more in 2011. So….. here’s my first of the year – 11 big songs for 2011.

1 – WIZ KHALIFA – BLACK AND YELLOW
Produced by Stargate, whose most recent productions include Katy Perry’s Firework & What’s my name by Rihanna ft Drake.
2 – DR DRE featuring EMINEM & SKYLAR GREY – I NEED A DOCTOR. r/d TBC
Produced by (UK producer) Alex Da Kid (the man behind B.o.B ft Hayley Williams – Airplanes, Eminem ft Rihanna – Love the way you lie, Diddy ft Skylar grey – Coming home etc)
Taken from the forthcoming and much anticipated final Dr. Dre album DETOX.
3 – RIHANNA – CHEERS (DRINK TO THAT) r/d TBC.
Not actually the next single, but the Avril Lavigne (I’m With You) sampling Cheers is def one of my faves from the LOUD album.
4 – CHASE & STATUS featuring LIAM BAILEY – BLIND FAITH. r/d 24th Jan.
Both an amazing song and video, this is taken from the forthcoming second C&S album and features singer songwriter Liam Bailey who’s lazily been dubbed the male Amy Winehouse (purely cos he’s signed to her label!)
Here’s the mini film version….
but if you just wanna hear the edit of the tune, here’s a rip from Zane’s show…..
5 – YASMIN – ON MY OWN. r/d 30th Jan.
After appearing on the Devlin single Runaway, this is Yasmin’s first solo single.
6 – ROGER SANCHEZ & FAR EAST MOVEMENT – EVERYBODY. r/d 20th Feb.
The B52’s sampling Everybody is gonna be the follow up to the massive Like A G6. Although he’s been blown out of the water by Bruno Mars as the crooner for hire, I hope they release the single featuring Ryan Tedder of One Republic next.
Rocketeer featuring Ryan Tedder – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcmKbTR–iA
7 – FENECH SOLER – DEMONS. r/d 7th feb.
Lead singer Ben Duffy was the featured vocalist on the Groove Armada single Paper Romance, which was one of few highlights from the last Groove Armada album, Black Light.
8 – JODIE CONNOR – NOW OR NEVER. r/d 10th Jan.
Wiley never made it to the video shoot, but this is the first solo single from Manchester lass Jodie Connor. They’d previously worked together on the Roll Deep single, Good Times. She also provided vocals on Tinchy’s In My System.
9 – NERO – ME + YOU. r/d 2nd Jan
London duo Dan Stephens & Joe Ray, signed to the Chase & Status owned label MTA Records.
10 – KANYE WEST featuring Rihanna, Alicia Keys, John Legend, The Dream, Fergie (BEP’s), Kid Cudi, La Roux’s Elly Jackson, Sir Elton John and loads more – ALL OF THE LIGHTS. r/d 21st Feb.
Taken from one of the best albums of the last decade nevermind last year, this is to be the next single from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
11 – JESSIE J – PRICE TAG. r/d TBC
Some great live performances (I saw her at both Hoxton Bar & Kitchen & XOYO in 2 weeks) along with debut single Do It Like a Dude and has already won her the BRIT AWARDS Critics Choice award for 2011, but her next single is produced by Dr. Luke and features B.o.B. Here’s a live version from Later with Jools Holland.