Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 Spotlight: Naughty Boy (Producer)

One of my tips for 2012 is super-producer Naughty Boy. Obvs he's already know for crafting smashes for Emeli Sande, Chipmunk and album tracks for Subo and Chezza Cole, but in 2012 he will be releasing his own album, Hotel Cabana.

Featuring a virtual who's who of the UK Urban scene (Sande, Pro Green, Ed Sheeran), he also promises some unexpected surprises in the form of big British pop singers. A somewhat secretive guy, the man born Shahid Khan enlightened this very blog with a few words regarding his forthcoming album.

 "I want it to be an album for our time; it has a concept to it, so it’s more like a film in some respects,” he said. “I view it like I’m not just a producer – I’m a director too. I don’t say anything and I don’t dance, so I have to compensate for that by being a visionary. I want to keep it weird." Check a sneak peak of what to expect.

Sampling Jefferson Airplane and featuring rhymer mic Righteous and upcoming singer/ songwriter Maiday, this new track taken from Cabana (Someone To Love) is a dark tale of foreboding, underscored by NB's epic orchestration.


Thursday, December 29, 2011

2012: Predictions [Liam Tootill]

SBTV's MD and former RWD mag staffer Liam Tootill always has his eyes wide open for new music, cultures and movements. 

Here's Toot's Top 3 for 2012.

1) "Labrinth's label Oddchild to blow and Raf Riley (sickkkk!! producer) and Etta Bond to be proof of this (Video below).

2) "I'm predicting big things for Mic Righteous. Think he'll continue progressing and releasing strong music. 

3) "Still expecting a lot from The Bullitts too. They're really interesting and I hope they continue to develop their crazy musical ideas."

2012: Predictions [Sian Anderson]

Sian Anderson, Rinse FM DJ, editor of Urban Development, PR to the stars and all-round girl-in-the-know took her predictions very, very seriously. Listen closely to her tips, and take heed!

Catch Sian on Rinse every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm and follow her on Twitter because she's very funny.

1) Support Sincere (lolz) 
"Sincere has been in the game for so long and is about to unleash two more fantastic singles and an album, 'Yours Sincerely'. If you're a fan of UK rap and UK pop music you should be following and supporting this guy's journey. And no, I'm not saying this because I'm his PR, I'm saying this because I AM A FAN!!! Ain't Nobody Like You *BBM COOL SHADES*"

2) Keep leggings and Ugg boots alive
"Please. It gets really cold and they're both the most comfortable things ever. I knowww it's uncool to wear leggings and uggs now, in-fact it probably never was cool but if we could just keep them on trend for a couple more winters that would make me a very happy lady and stop me having to find a new comfort zone. Lazy dresser, soz." 

3) Accept cheese
"Deep down we all love cheesy music, cheesy TV and cheesy Wotsits. I wish the world would stop fighting TOWIE, X-Factor, JLS and Walkers and just admit that it's entertaining and a bit of a laugh. Basically can everyone just let their hair down a little bit in 2012 and stop trying to prove how cool they are by not endorsing cheesy objects. Run with your guilty pleasures. What's the worst that can happen?"

2012: Predictions [Georgia Lewis Anderson]

Introducing SBTV's Georgia, the first expert we reached out to find out who and what they are predicting will be super-hot in 2012. 

Here's Georgia's Top 3 Tips for 2012. Catch Georgia sprinkling her interview magic dust all over on SBTV and on Twitter.

1) "First I'm gonna go for a guy called Shakka that I caught at the last ILuvLive not long ago and just blew me away. I feel like you really have to see him live to appreciate his charisma, stage presence and vocals but he made this 'Shakkapella' video using all his own vocals which is pretty cool (below) . He's funny too which always helps!"

2)" Jeymes Samuel's creation The Bullitts have undoubtedly got some exciting bits up their sleeves for 2012. I had a lot of fun getting involved in a bit of acting with them for some SB vids this year and I can't wait to hear their concept action-adventure album in full. Telling the stories of many a murder, narrated by Lucy Liu..."

3) "I'm majorly crushing on female rapper Iggy Azelia, a white Australian. Could she be the unexpected underdog like Candian ex-soap actor Drake once was?! Who knows but her swag is on point, I can't wait to see more."

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2012 Spotlight: Film [Prometheus]

There's a slew of films to be excited about this year, The Hobbit and Spiderman among them. One we're really excited about seeing is Ridley 'Alien' Scott's return to space with the CGI laden Prometheus. Starring the amazing Idris Elba, Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender, this is being touted as a prequel of the Sigourney Weaver starrer. Yes please!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

MOBO Tour: Clement & Leshurr


Lady Leshurr joins Clement Marfo on the Mobo Unsung tour 2012, which sees the Birmingham MC and London urban-punk collective gig in eight major cities across the UK for FREE! Also during the tour is the MOBO Unsung competition AND attend seminars around the country also for FREE!

MOBO, Urban Development and PRS for Music Foundation are bringing a free tour to eight cities across the UK, offering audiences the opportunity to see some of 2012’s freshest, new, emerging talent on stage and attend industry workshops and seminars (via Industry Takeover @ MOBO Academy). It’s also a chance for undiscovered talent right across the country to get involved in the MOBO Unsung competition. Thanks to funding from Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation all of this will be provided for FREE.

Kicking off on February 22 in Birmingham, the tour will travel across the country and bring together the best of the UK’s new Urban talent. The first names to be announced are breakthrough MC Lady Leshurr and Clement Marfo & The Frontline - a further five names will be confirmed in the New Year.

In addition to bringing the pick of 2012’s most hotly tipped talent to a city near you, The MOBO Tour is also creating the opportunity for brand new, undiscovered talent to win the chance to perform on stage through MOBO Unsung. This nationwide competition is open to enter NOW and all would-be performers need to do to get started is upload a video of themselves performing to YouTube and email the link, embed code and details of which region they live in, to MoboUnsung.

 Entries will be hosted on MoboTour for the public to view and a judging panel of industry experts will then select a winner from each UK region, who will take the stage as part of the tour in their local area.


Feb 22 Library HMV Institute  INDUSTRY TAKEOVER at MAC Birmingham
Feb 23 Manchester Academy 3
Feb 24 Academy 2 Venue INDUSTRY TAKEOVER - TBC Liverpool
Feb 25 The Garage  INDUSTRY TAKEOVER - The Mitchell Library Glasgow
Feb 27 Academy 2 INDUSTRY TAKEOVER-  The Sage Newcastle
Feb 28 Academy 2 INDUSTRY TAKEOVER-  Watershed Bristol
Feb 29 Academy 2 INDUSTRY TAKEOVER-  Red Bull Studios Islington
March 1 Waterfront

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

D Double E Ft. Smurfie Syco: Be Like Me

The Dirtee Stank signees (Dizzee's label) team up on a track from the legendary DEE's EP, Bluku Bluku. Directed by Dego Visionz, D Double talks about the legions of lyricists who have tried to follow in his footsteps.

Produced by True Tiger, this tune is a monster!


Rock Of Ages [Trailer]

IDoes this look amazing or totally terrible? Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones star in the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway/ West End musical.

Tom Cruise?! Really!?

Looks like Jones is bringing the most lolz.


DJ Fresh Ft. Rita Ora: Hot Right Now

DJ Fresh returns with another huge bangerathon. Teaming up with the Jay-Z singed Rita Ora, this looks to be the track to put the London singer on the map ahead of her debut release next year. Expect big things from the incredibly cool Ora in 2012.


The Dictator [Trailer]

Oh gosh, we can imagine Sasha Baron Cohen will get himself into deep doodoo with his latest film, which is due 18 May. Co-starring John C Reilly and Megan Fox, can 'Ali G' bring the lolz once again?


Wiley: Cheer Up It's Christmas


Just genius.

Click on the link to download. Simples.

Wiley - Cheer Up, It's Christmas by Big Dada Sound

Sande Wins BRITS Critic Choice Award

Congratulations to Scottish singer and songwriter Emeli Sande who has just been announced as the BRITs Critics Choice for 2012.

Made up of industry experts, Sande beat out Maverick Sabre and Michael Kiwanuku, and joins past winners like Jessie J, Adele (who is a fan of Sande) and Florence + The Machine.

 “I feel really excited about it,” she told us. “When you work so hard behind the scenes and no one knows or cares who you are, when you get that recognition and you work really hard for it, it just feels great. I’ve just got to keep doing what I do and I’m not going to change the way I approach anything. So I feel excited and I feel great to get that acknowledgment.”

Emeli, who has written for Chipmunk, Wiley, Cheryl Cole and Subo, will perform at the Nominations party in January before accepting the award live on stage at the Brits, February 2012.

Check Emeli performing her next single on Jools.


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Bluey In Blue G-Shock

The rather handsome and supremly talented Bluey Robinson recently chose himself a new watch - in blue naturally. Bluey, sporting the GA-110HC watch from the new Hypercomplex range, is set for greatness in 2012! Having toured with Justin Beiber and Tinie, we cath up with Bluey to find what's new.

Jay Norton V Ghetts: On A Level

Mr. Norton vocalises Ghetts' current smash, On A Level.

We likey! A LOT!

G-Shock Sessions: Friday

This Friday, get yourself down to G-Shock EAST on Dray Walk (just off Brick Lane, E1) for a live extravaganza of epic proportions. Performing on the night is No.2 chart topper Loick Essien, Asher 'Top Boy' D,  Blacks, Lady Chann, No Lay, DVS, Artful, Dimples, Saskilla, Piff Gang, Its Nate, A.L and Chunks. If that wasn't enough, DJ sets are in effect from Mark 'Artful Dodger' Hill, Swerve and Marco Del Horno.

Be there from 6pm* or be very, very stupid!

Also available on the night will be Dee & Ricky's amazing new collabo watch.

*Be aware the G-Shock Sessions are always rammo, so early arrival is advised!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cher Lloyd: Dub On The Track

Featuring Mic Righteous, Ghetts and Dot Rotten, word is this is Skream's track of 2011 (or, perhaps, not).

Grimy Cher. Very grimy!

VEEP (Teaser)

Yes, yes, YES! Julia Louise Dreyfuss of Seinfeld fame stars in this new political satire from Armando 'The Day Today' Iannucci's airing on one of the US' greatest stations (HBO Obvs) next year. This looks - ok, it's 27 seconds long so hard to really tell - but it looks ACES!

VEEP will air on Sky Atlantic next Autumn, which gives all of us stupid enough not to have Sky+ plenty of time to sort it out.


L Marshall: The Wait

Another hot tip for 2012, you already know L Marshall from his hard working hook magic on Wretch's Top 5 smash, Traktor, while the west London born, Brazil and Lagos raised singer and writer was also behind Loick Essien's No.2 How We Roll. Having just dropped his mixtape, , the 24 year-old Manga and martial arts fan is readying his own album for release in 2012. "I've been in with Jerry “Wonder” Duplessis (T.I., Mary J, Justin Bieber), Supa Dups (Drake, Eminem,) and Novel (Gaga, Jason Derulo)," he says of his A-list line-up. “I had meetings with a couple of other labels and they all saw me as ‘the next Bruno Mars’. That’s not me at all,” laughs L of signing a deal. “Mercury saw that I’m ready to expand as an artist; I’ve got the raw sound for my mixtape, a gritty soul feel on my EP and then I want my album proper to be straight-up global pop. Nothing less than that.” 

Look forward to hearing more from L next year.

Stephen King: You Can't Kill [Trailer]

Stephen King does spoof? Who'd a thunk it!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ghetts Ft. Scorcher, Kano, Wretch, Jay Norton: On A Level (Remix)

Some of the UK's hottest team up with Ghetts on a remix of epic proportions, with a video directed by Carly Cussens.

Will I Am: Take note.

What's your favourite verse? I think Kano might be mine.


Will I Am Ft. JLo & Mick Jagger: T.H.E

Mick Jagger. J-Lo. Who'd a thunk it?

"This shit is a shit. Faeces..."

Hmm. Well THAT'S nice Will. It's also not the most questionable lyric on there. Oh Will. OH WILL!


Coldplay: X Factor

Chris Martin and his merry band of Coldplayer's wowed TV audiences last night with their X Factor performance.

And what's that? Why, Chris, what a LOVELY watch you're wearing!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Justin Wears G-Shock

Oh Justin, G-Shock loves you too.

Krept & Konan Ft. Lewis Watson: Let Go

21 year-old Krept and 23 year-old Konan from South London team up with Lewis Watson (18 and from Oxfordshire) to make a track about Konan's recent loss in his family. A lovely song.

XO Man: Follow Fashion

The supremely tall rhymer XO Man recently called on some friends to drop an acoustic reix of his new single, Follow Fashion. Sincere, Master Shortie, Mikill Pane and Ed Sheeran popped along to some kind of unused car park type place and made this very lovely tune. Tight bars and some lovely strumming. Well done everybody!


In The Land Of Honey [Trailer]

They're all at it now aren't they; Madonna, Plan B and now Angelina Jolie is making her directorial debut with this stark portrayal of the Bosnian War. Using unknown Bosnian actors, this tells the story of a Serbian soldier and his Bosnian captive, who knew each other before the war, and the dark turn that their relationship takes as the conflict takes hold.

"I didn't have to teach these people what it was like to live through war," Jolie told Female First. "They had to teach me... I couldn't be more passionate about these people and I just followed their lead."

Miike Snow: Devil's Work

The producers-turnt-singers return with another ethereal oddity. Liiking the brass work after the first chorus. No, really.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Kanye: VOYR Interview

When Kanye talks, we listen. And this is filmed quite brilliantly so it also makes nice viewing.

Blast From The Past

In celebration of the ghetto blaster, New York photographer, filmmaker and beatbox collector, Lyle Owerko, has collated an array of fine art portraits, which are being displayed in the UK for the first time. Available to buy in a beautiful hardback book (intro by Spike Lee, natch), those of you feeling flush can also buy prints that would look basically amazing on any wall.

If you just want to look and enjoy, then head to the Whisper Gallery, London, W1W, between 9 Dec to 14 Jan.

Amy Winehouse x Fred Perry Collection

The same week that her posthumous album leaps to No.1, Fred Perry have also released their new Amy Winehouse line. Designed by the singer before her untimely death earlier this year, this is the last collection that Amy worked on with the brand.

A la Amy's own style, there's lots of soft pinks, short shorts and 50's prints, available from Fred Perry.

War Of Words: Panic

New duo War of Words are working with Ben from La Roux and are inspired, so they say, by '90s pop music. Liking this song verymuchalot.

Dreams Of A Life: Trailer

This film looks like it might be amazing. I love this kind of dark, odd, intriguing movie that us Brits make so well. It's also based on a true story; how could a popular, attractive young woman die and no one notice for three years? This film sets to find out what might have happened to the real life Joyce Vincent who was found dead in her bedsit in 2003, at the age of 38. The TV was still on and there was a small pile of unopened Christmas presents.

Starring Zawe Ashton (Fresh Meat), Dreams Of A Life is out next week.


Joe Black: Life Outside Music

Another rapper who's hot for 2012 is Joe Black. But when he's not rapping Joe takes time out to coach kids football. Just another reason to rate the King of the Underground, firmly heading to the overground!

RoxXxann: Thunder Bay Freestyle

The Brummie MC hits hard on this freestyle; just one of the few female rappers coming through for 2012, the Backpack Gang MC also has great taste in watches!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Marger Ft. Josh Osho: This Year

Already clocking up killer hits online, the pairing of Marger and Josh is somewhat epic in nature. Love the video too.

Mike Skinner: New Project

Though The Streets may be no more (RIP/ Pour A Lil Liqour), Mike Skinner is not done with the world of music just yet. Now working with Rob Harvey (The Music), Skinner is the producer and Harvey is the singer and together they are The D.O.T.

Red Bull popped down to the studio to find out more about the project and listen to Mike's musings on being a music maker what is now behind the scenes a little more. The D.O.T.'s sound is very different from the likes of Original Pirate Material, and it would appear that Skinner also likes to wear a suit now.

We approve.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Delilah: Love You Do

Love this girl, love this video, love this song.

Delilah gon be tearing up 2012...


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Competition Time: New Era

Want to win a New Era watch by G-Shock?

Course you do!

It's time to take a treasure hunt! Get to G-Shock EAST (Brick Lane) by 12pm THIS Saturday (3 December) to collect your golden envelope.

Follow the clues to collect all 3 envelopes until you reach the final destination.

The first three people back to the New Era Flagship Store (Brewer St) by 2pm with all 3 envelopes will win an exclusive New Era watch by G-Shock!


Good luck.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Josh Osho: Jesus Walks [Kanye Cover]

Beautifully shot, gorgeously filmed, this cover of the Kanye classic is outstanding...

Find out more about Josh here and here and here.


Daley:Smoking Gun

Big things will be happening for this crazy-heaired Mancunian singer in 2012. If you don't have his FREE mixtape already, then I can't even talk to you right now. Rather lovely directing from Ollie Murray (The Horrors, Big Pink)...

Streetwear Sample: Saturday

This coming weekend (3 and 4 December) check out the Streetwear Collective event in Camden; expect street artists, live PA's, DJs and seminars happening alongside sample sales from established and upcoming streetwear brands, all supported by Virgin Pioneers.

Ice Kid: Warm Up Sessions (SBTV)

After taking a break, the Icey one returns on a freestyle that has the internets going nuts! “Simply wicked” tweeted Ed Sheeran while Wiley pronounced Ice Kid “The young master when it comes to music.”

Warning: there is some bad language on here so maybe use headphones if you're watching at work!  

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol [Trailer]

Can Mission help Cruise get his movie mojo back? We'll find out at teh Box office this December.


Sincere: Ain't Nobody Like You

Out this week...! Help Sincere by copping a copy from here.

Monday, November 28, 2011

LIFE Magazine: Documentary

Part of the Beeb's 'All American' season continues this week with what looks to be another fantastic documentary. 'America In Pictures: The Story Of Life Magazine'.

Airing on Thursday at 9pm on BBC4, the programme, narrated by Rankin, delves inside the iconic weekly magazine that is read by over half of the US. Looking at the photojournalism of the 40s, 50s and 60s, Rankin meets those (Bill Eppridge, John Shearer, Burk Uzzle) who have shot everything from the assassination of Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Playboy Mansion and the Civil Rights Struggle.

Edumacate yourself this week!

Birdman Ft. Nicki & Wayne: Y.U.Mad?

Ever wondered what the female Wayne might look like?

Wonder no more...

MGMT: All We Ever Wanted Was Everything

The painfully cool New York hipsters return with a painfully cool new tune. We like.

MGMT - All We Ever Wanted Was Everything from oneedo on Vimeo.

Roll Deep: Picture Perfect

The rowdiest crew of all time return with a brand new track, Picture Perfect, produced by Agent X.

Nice watches you're wearing there boys!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tinie Tempah Ft. Wretch & J Cole: Like It Or Love It

Topping a great year with a new mixtape, 'Happy Birthday', Mr 'G-Shocks I got a crazy dumb collection' today released the first track to be taken from the tape. Produced by the super-grimy S-X, Wretch and J Cole offer lyrical support to the super talented Tempah.

Who do you think wins owner of the best verse?


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Florence: No Light, No Light

Taken from new album 'Ceremonials', this is directed by Arni & Kinski.


Ed Sheeran: Who You Are (Jessie J Cover)

Our favourite ginger singer recently did a lovely little cover of Jessie J's forthcoming single, Who You Are. Better than Misha B's effort, no?

Page One: Inside The New York Times

As the furore around the UK media gathers pace, BBC4 just aired an excellent documentary on the US print institution, the New York Times. Available on iPlayer, we definitely recommend you give this stylish, informative and interesting programme a watch.


Samsung S II Ad

You gotta give it to them, this is pretty pretty funny. And I say that as an Apple diehard.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Marger Ft. Josh Osho: This Year

Produced by the almighty Sibling, this new track from east London MC Marger and south London singer Josh Osho is pretty incredible. All three of these guys are going to have pretty huge 2012's!

Nigel Sylvester X G-Shock

One of the world's greatest BMX'ers has teamed up with G-Shock to create a brand new collab watch. The icon and athelete who hails from New York is one of the most innovative street rides you can hope to witness - his Youtube views have amassed over 10million views to date.

“When I’m out riding my bike I need a timepiece that compliments me” says Sylvester. “G-Shock watches perform well under the extreme conditions in which I ride and look good when I’m just chilling off my bike as well.”

Get yours from G-Shock East (Dray Walk, Brick Lane) or G-Shock West (Covent Garden) or online by clicking right here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Pan Am: Debut This Evening

Slick looking new BBC2 series, Pan Am, starts this evening. Touted as the 'Mad Men' of the Mile High Club, the show stars Christina Ricci as a hostie with the mostie...

Florence: No Light, No Light (Teaser)

The dramatic drums return as Florence readies the video for the next single taken from her new album, Ceremonials. Posh boys are ready to rock, it would appear...


Mirror Mirror: Trailer

Julia Roberts brings the lolz in the second of two Snow White films to hit cinemas this winter. Lily Collins takes the title role...


Tinie Tempah: Gassed In Paris

Tinie heads to Paris for a show and DropoutUK went along for the ride as he debates the queue at Louis Vuitton and wonders whether he'd rather sing like R Kelly or rap like Jay-Z...!

Rizzle Licks: SBTV

Oh that cheeky Georgia! The SBTV presenter blindfolded Harley and Jordan Rizzle Kicks and proceeded to make them lick paintbrushes and gherkins.

The Rizzles go on tour with Professor Green early next year.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yasmin Ft. Ms. Dynamite: Light Up The World

Produced by the legendary Shy FX, Yas headed to Cuba for the video to accompany her latest release. This has gotta be a hit! Such a massive tune... It's, like, a grey and disgusting Monday afternoon and yet still we want to jump up and down and party like it's our birthday!


Tinchy: Generation

G-Shock fan Tinchy recently dropped this as a free track for fans - what a nice boy. Shot in New York by Luke Monaghan and James Barber, we're huge fans of this super-cool, brilliantly shot video

Wretch 32 Ft. Etta Bond: Forgiveness (Acoustic)

Ms Bond is definitely going to be causing trouble in 2012.

Love this acoustic version of Forgiveness for Jo Whiley's Radio 2 show, the latest release from Wretch's excellent Black And White album.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Red Tails: Trailer

This drama sees African American pilots facing segregation during WWII finally called into duty and with a stellar cast including Cuba Gooding Jnr, Terrance Howard, Ne-Yo and our very own Aml Ameen it's a must watch, the special effects are kind of crazy too!

Joe Black & Josh Osho: Turn The Pages

UK Underground rapper Joe Black teams up with the talented Josh Osho for Turn The Pages, check out the exclusive Grime Daily video for the song and click here for the free download. I know it's too much to just give away but we're nice like that!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Safe House: Trailer

Denzel Washington is back in grimy mode for new crime thriller 'Safe House'. When a CIA safe house is compromised, Ryan Reynold's character has to work with criminal Denzel to work his way out of the mess. Check out the trailer and look out for the film hitting cinemas next year.

Maverick Sabre Ft. Chipmunk and Benny Banks: I Need (New Machines Remix)

There's a lot of talent on this remix, from the originator Maverick Sabre to Chipmunk, to rap's newest next big thing Benny Banks and of course the beat is more than a lot, so we'll shout out New Machines whilst we're at it too!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Wretch 32 Ft. Etta Bond: Forgiveness

Labrinth behind the boards and his Odd Child signing and one to watch Etta Bond is on the hook whilst Wretch does what he does best on the mic. It's the newest video and fourth single to be released from the Wretchroboy's amazing 'Black and White' album, make sure you go and support when 'Forgiveness' is released 11th December.

The Hundreds Drop AW/11 Range

American streetwear brand, The Hundreds have got something special lined up for their new winter range dropping this Friday. After launching the brand in 2006, Bobby Hundreds describes the new line as the 'Public Label', despite only 100 pieces of each design being produced, the brand is staying true to their minimal branding, maximum quality mantra. Our fave has to be the camoflauge jacket made using Japanese cotton canvas with its light waterproof coating but have a look for yourself on Friday when the line drops.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Cher Lloyd Ft. Mic Righteous, Ghetts and Dot Rotten: Dub On The Track

It's the track everyone has been waiting to get their ears around, X Factor contestant Cher hooks up with the likes of Mic Righteous, Ghetts and Dot Rotten for 'Dub On The Track'. Audio up on the inside...

Skream Ft. Sam Frank: Anticipation

This Croydon lad does not stop does he? Check out the video for the Sam Frank featuring 'Anticipation', an ode to Skream's (then) unborn child. Sweet! The single out on November 14 via Tempa/Rinse is the first of many tracks to come from the Magnetic Man member, look out for the bass inflictions due in 2012.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Childish Gambino: Bonfire

Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover is turning on his rapping skills in the video for his upcoming single 'Bonfire' but despite having already released two mixtapes you may be more familiar with Glover's everyday guise. Rated by 'Rolling Stone' as one of America's best comedians, personally courted by Tina Fey to write for hit series '30 Rock' and appearances on 'Saturday Night Live' mean he's one to watch out for in 2012.

Kano & Mikey J Ft. Ghetts: House of Pain

Fresh from an amazing performance in his first major acting role, Kano drops the final video for 'Not 4 The A List' his collaborative mixtape alongside Mikey J...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

'American Reunion' Trailer

We know, we know, this is like the never ending series but for those that are interested in another slice of 'Amercian Pie' this is for you...although you'll have to wait until next April to catch it at the cinema near you.

G-Shock Sessions 28/10/11

As you already know by now, G-Shock know how to throw a party like no one else and last weeks G-Shock sessions down at G-Shock East didn't disappoint! We found a little video to share with you guys that shows exactly what went down when Shades The Misfits hosted an epic line up of DJ's and artists including Steve Sutherland, Starboy Nathan, Funky DL, Discarda, Dirty Danger, Fem Fel and more...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller star in Tower Heist out today

Erm Eddie Murphy plus Ben Stiller, there's no hesitation and it's Orange Wednesday get yourselves to the cinema like now, premieres across the UK today!!! It's pretty self explanatory right, heist + comedians = jokes.

Manga: The Wickedest Ting

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Rival: Interview

We caught up with East London MC Rival recently for a quick chat about his upcoming release Lord Rivs and exactly what’s tough other than his G-Shock obvs…

Kid Cudi & Cage: Maniac

Check out the short film directed by Cudi's mate Shia Labeouf for the track 'Maniac' after the jump...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Mikill Pane: Read My Lips

One of our favourite lyricists, Mikill Pane has dropped some absolutely crazy visuals for his banger 'Read My Lips' featuring Ben Clemo, taken from the recently released Guiness & Blackcurrant EP! So make sure you head over to iTunes to grab the full EP. Video after the jump!

Channel 4 Drama 'Top Boy' Airs Tonight

Big boy actor Ashley Walters ('Bullet Boy', 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'), Kierston Wareing ('Luther'), UK underground music veteran Kane 'Kano' Robinson amongst many others are set to do a lot to our screens this evening when the hotly anticipated gritty drama 'Top Boy' airs at 10pm on Channel 4. Make sure you've got your Tivo or Sky Plus set because you'll be lost tomorrow when everyone is talking about it and you're super late. Check the trailer after the jump!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ed Sheeran: Give Me Love (Acoustic)

One of my favourite tracks from Ed's album '+', here is the red headed wonder delivering a rather lovely acoustic version for Mark Waters.

Ohh, it could put a tear in your eye!

Dr Seuss: Trailer

Ok, so Zac Efron might have lent his voice, but so did the amazing Betty 'Golden Girls' White. On the search for the now-distinct tree (this could actually happen people!), this Danny DeVito starring animations is directed by Despicable Me mainman Chris Renaud and looks like it could be quite amazing. Plus, who doesn't love a bit of Dr. Zeuss!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kano & Mikey J Ft. Maxsta: Alien

That's a nice G-Shock you're wearing Maxsta!

Another huge track to drop from Kano and producer Mikey J's EP 'not 4 The A List'.

Download for free from Kano's Facebook

Jay Norton: Off The Record

Taking Tinchy's latest Calvin Harris produced single and a little touch of Oh My's 'Dirty Dancer', Liverpool singer/ songwriter Jay Norton delivers yet another amazing mash-up...


Check more Jay mash-up's after the 'jump'....

Duck Sauce: Big Bad Wolf

The video everyone's talking about. This might not be entiiiirely safe for work - it's not rude, just very. very odd and very, very funny.

 Duck Sauce AKA A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, we salute you.

Sway: Still Speedin

Sampling Black Box, Derek Safo is seeing a huge amount of support for this absolutely mammoth track. Not only attracting over 300,000 views on Youtube, Sway has also won the love of Nigel Mansell and Lewis Hamilton - both of whom he namechecks in the tune.

This has hit written all over it. A welcome return for one of the UK's most talented rhymers!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Drake: The Album Is On The Way

Yes, yes it is. It's so much on the way, they've ('they' being his record label presumably) even made a little film for us as proof. In this 2.13 minute clip we are reminded that Drake works with Nicki Minaj, has made some rather ace songs and had had quite a few hairstyles (we're not so keen on the grown out hair version Drake, fyi). There's also a tiny clip of the new video and a sneak peak of the album artwork. Exciting stuff, eh!

Drake's second album Take Care is out November 14. Yes, really, it is!

The Avengers: Trailer

Samuel L Jones channeling his inner Gabrielle? Scar-Jo with a red bob? Downey Jr. in full deadpan lol mode?

Oh HI The Avengers. This combination of many of Marvel' comics superheros in a battle to the bitter end isn't out till next year, but with FX, explosions and an a-list cast, it looks like a big old hit for director Joss 'Buffy' Whedon.

Sherlock Holmes: Trailer

The arrival of the new Sherlock Holmes trailer - and what a trailer it is. Robert Downey Jr., doesn't he wear a dress well!

The new Guy Ritchie sequel arrives later this year...

Monday, October 24, 2011

Emeli Sande Ft. Naughty Boy: Daddy

After wowing X-Factor audiences by performing with Professor Green (Read All About It) last night, it looks like Emeli has another hit on her hands. Watch out for a sneaky shot of Naughty Boy too - the super-producer (Wiley, Chipmunk, Sande, Cheryl Cole, Pro Green, Susan Boyle, Leona Lewis) is currently readying his own release for next year. Once you've watched this video, go and buy yourself a ticket for Emeli's tour - if there's any left! Tuesday 1 November: Glasgow, Oran Mor
Wednesday 2 November: Edinburgh, The Caves
Thursday 3 November Manchester, Deaf Institute
Saturday 5 November: Bristol, The Fleece
Sunday 6 November: Brighton, Ballroom
Monday 7 November: London, Tabernacle
Tuesday 29 November: London, KOKO
Saturday 3 December: Aberdeen, Music Hall

Example: Midnight Run

Oh yeah, we totally get this video. (We don't really get this video to be honest, but Example says he doesn't really either so it's ok). (It is very good though!)

Dot Rotten: Keen It On A Low

Premiered by Mistajam, the South London MC is one to watch in the coming months. With a video currently being cut by Luke Monaghan, this track could be the tipping point to chart success. Epic, in a word.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

RWD: A Visual Testament

Happy 10th Birthday to RWD Magazine!

In this documentary that celebrates a decade in the life of the seminal mag (if I do say myself!), the likes of Tinchy, Wretch, Semtex, Ms. Bratt, Davinche and Newham Generals talk about the impact RWD has had on the underground scene, and how it helped their own careers.

Fuda Guy: Sky's The Limit

Who said grime was dead!

 Fuda Guy - member of Ruff Sqwad alongside Tinchy Stryder, Slix and Rapid, and Tinchy's hype man on occasion - has teamed with VA-Garments and G-Shock Videos to create this hot slice of rock-grime-bassy-niceness.

The 'Caramel skinned Cockney', who has been 'rhyming since '06' goes in hard on this beautifully shot video.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Collective: Teardrop

The supremely swarve Gary Barlow, AKA him off the tele, has gathered together some of the finest voices in urban pop for a charity single in aid of Children In Need. The Take That singer and writer is joined by Ed Sheeran, Tinchy, Chipmunk, Ms. Dynamite, Tulisa, Wretch 32, Rizzle Kicks, Mz Bratt, Dot Rotten and Labrinth. A great cause and an interesting track! Video on its way apparently. Bet Gary had fun co-ordinating all of those schedules!

Angry Birds: Football

Now, I'm not so bothered about football (unless it's the World Cup, obvs), but I am very bothered about Angry Birds. Excited to play this lil beauty!

Example - Midnight Run (Flux Pavillion Remix)

Those dirty dubsteppers twist up Ex's latest smash to rather brilliant effect. It's not Friday, is it? It should be. This makes me want to paaaartttyyyyy!

20% Sale

Brick Lane. This weekend. Be there.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mistajam & Snoop: Throw Your Dubs Up

Radio 1 and 1Xtra DJ Mistajam has teamed with the Snoop D-O-GG to produce a Dubstep mixtape ahead of the West Coast rap legend’s UK tour which kicks off tomorrow night. Featured on the free download are The Dogg Pound, Busta, R Kelly as well as our own Professor Green, D Double E, P Money and True Tiger “Dubstep has been on my radar for a few years now,” says Snoopy, who previously freestyled over Chase & Status's 'Eastern Jam' and also Tinie's 'Pass Out'. “I really like the hard-hitting beats of Dubstep because it compliments the real gangsta lyrics of West Coast rap. That’s why I had to team up with the U.K. homie, MistaJam because he’s the master of Dubstep…the pioneer!” Jammy himself is rather haps about the hook-up too. “When I heard Snoop was a fan of the Dubstep sound and I was approached to work on this project with him after he heard my radio show, I jumped at the chance. It’s a real testament to the worldwide strength of the UK Bass scene that I’ve been actively pushing over the past few years that the legend that is Snoop approached me to work on this project with him. I’m really proud of what we’ve been able to achieve and hope this will be the next chapter in the UK Bass world takeover!” Download this piece of greatness for free from here.

Wiley Ft. Manga: Strange Clouds

Wiley and his Roll Deep buddy remix of B.o.B's Lil Wayne featuring song. Particularly loving the "I've been to hell and heaven and back/ Then back to hell and heaven and back/ Pour a drink for the dons who ain't here/ Like an old film, Cape Fear..."

Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn [Trailer]

Steven 'ET' Speilberg and Peter 'Lord of the Rings' Jackson? Animation from Jackson's Weta FX company flies to new levels on this new film featuring the voices of Daniel Craig, Jamie Bell and Andy Serkis. Basically, this will be a massive hit. The end. <a href='' target='_new' title='MSN Exclusive: The Adventures of Tintin - trailer' >Video: MSN Exclusive: The Adventures of Tintin - trailer</a>

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Spiderman Trailer

One for the gamers out there...

Alex Clare: Up All Night (Skream Remix)

Another delicious banger from the Croydon dubstepper (sandwiched here between Yasmin, Sheeran and Example) as he takes on Alex Clare. And wins!

Stooshe: Betty Woz Gone

This three piece have what we believe is known as a whole lotta 'tude! Courtney, Alex and Karis arre bringing back the TLC feel to UK R&B and we like it. We like it a lot. Wicked lyrics to this song too.

Russo: You Changed Me

This Polydor signed singer is one of our favourite new females. Love that the red-haired south Londoner has her own style and sound.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Emeli Sande: Daddy

The next single to drop from the Scottish singer. Tuuuuuuuuuuuuuune. In a word.

Skepta: Hold On

Joseph Junior Adenuga goes for Gold in this latest track. First place on the podium for the Boy Better Know'er...

Mr Bathing Ape

Yes, they do a great line in hoodies and trainers, but every one needs to smarten up now and then. Earlier this year, BAPE's Nigo launched his grown-up line, taking inspiration from Savile Row. This is the second collection from the Mr line and very dapper it is too.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Just in case the whole world hasn't got a copy of this, a video has just dopped for what has to be the break-up song of the year decade century.

Adele - Someone Like You from felipe muñoz on Vimeo.

T-Pain: 5' O Clock

It's the return of the autotune as T-Pain releases this new tune featuring Wiz and Lily Allen

T-Pain feat. Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen - 5 O'Clock *VIDEOCUBE* from Video Cubeone on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shadez: Frogman At Fashion Week

MC and regular G-Shock East host Shadez the Misfit turned supermodel for the day when he was asked to strut the catwalk for Katy Eary. Eary, who is said to be designing for Kanye West, sent Shadez, sporting the Frogman, down the catwalk in the latest designs from her A/W 2011/2012 menswear range. West himself attended the show, with rumours that Eary is helping the rap superstar on his forthcoming clothing line.

Images by Paul H

Nigel Sylvester Collab Lands

If you want one of these extremely limited pieces from Nigel Sylvester, you better head down to either G-Shock East (Dray Walk, just off Brick Lane) or G-Shock West (Neal Street, Covent Garden) today. With just 100 watches split between the two stores, this white-hot collab from the Queens New York BMX'er will be snapped up in minutes.

Here's Sylvester in action a couple of years ago:

Escape From Tomorrow (A Day In the Life With Nigel Sylvester) from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.

If you haven't been to G-Shock East yet, here's a lovely film from Threads TV so you know what to expect!

Friday, September 23, 2011

One To Watch: Nasir Mazhar

This week London Fashion Week has of course been taking place, as well as the well known names, there were also emerging designers that created a lot of fuss amongst the fashion press. Described as the antithesis to Philip Treacy, Nasir Mazhar, the headwear and accessories designer took the fashion crowd on the old Eurostar platform underneath Waterloo Station on a grimy ride through the Caribbean with his SS12 range. To give the show even more flava Mazhar invited female MC's Lioness and Shystie down to perform alongside the show. Check out the pics below, definitely a designer to keep an eye on!

The Wanted: Lightning

The Wanted lads turn up the heat a little in their new video set in the desert. Check out the video below for new single 'Lightning'...

Justice Trailer

Nicholas Cage has got a new film coming and guess what it might actually be good! Well, the trailer looks pretty intense so we've got high hopes for the film when it's released in November. Also, how did he manage to secure Mad Men's January Jones as his on-screen wife, good work there Cage. 
Check out the trailer below...

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rihanna Ft. Calvin Harris: 'We Found Love'

Yes, of course we love Rihanna, as does everyone else in the world right now, especially the male variety but have we found love with her new single which sees the Bajan hook up with the Scot that can do no wrong when it comes to dance music???

Rihanna f/ Calvin Harris - We Found Love (Radio Rip) by headphonesupiii

Vans Get Luxurious With New Woessner Style

Vans are the choice of footwear for many right now, we already know about US rapper Lil B's obsession with the sneaks and it seems to be filtering over to our side of the pond. If you're not into the whole stained up and shabby Shoreditch look then the new Woessner style is for you. Complete with a smart suede finish and in a variety of colours from berry to pastel shades there's definitely enough scope to match perfectly with any of the G-Shock's in your collection.

Don't say we didn't tell you about these first, they'll be flying off the shelves sharpish!

Tune of the Day: Yasmin Ft. Ms. Dynamite - Light Up The World

A fave of ours over at G-Shock, the talented singer/DJ/fashionista Yasmin, has already been filling up the airwaves with her Shy FX produced single 'Light Up The World' but what happens when you get a legend like Ms. Dynamite on it? Musical gold pretty much! Enjoy the remix to the certified banger below...

Yasmin Ft. Ms. Dynamite - Light Up The World by foofaika

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Threads TV take a trip down to G-Shock East

Threads TV, the new online channel dedicated to supplying the trendy folk of London with content for days! Whether it's independent or commercial, the team consisting of graphic designers, presenters, art directors, stylists and more have it sorted when it comes to need to know news for the style conscious.

That's exactly why they came down to G-Shock East obviously, the hub of all that is stylish in the city, check out the video below as they interview staff from the store.

G-Shock Premium and b Store collab with Hellicar & Lewis for LFW

G-Shock Premium have teamed up with b Store once again, this time around we've commissioned pioneering design workshop Hellicar & Lewis to create an interactive visual installation for London Fashion Week.

Titled 'Inside Out', the installation proudly sponsored by G-Shock will showcase the Spring Summer b Store collection. The Hellicar & Lewis installation uses a series of cameras and projectors to transport the activity of one space into another, making it an interactive experience.

If you're into cool, cutting edge fashion and design then make sure you check it out!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Swindle x Silkie: Unlimited

Swindle has been doing a lot for a long time when it comes to unique genre defying music, with new single 'Unlimited' it's back to his roots alongside Silkie. Have a listen below and of course we had to blog the Cleo Sol 'High' remix which is absolutely killing the airwaves at the moment. Why don't you treat your ears to a listen of both!

Swindle & Silkie - Unlimited by swindleuk
Cleo Sol - High (Swindle Mix) by CleoSol

Kid Zoom x Complex magazine: Inside the studio

Kid Zoom aka Ian Strange is the Australian born graffiti artist that's been making a huge impression stateside for quite some time now. We came across this video via Complex magazine who visited the artist to talk them through how he puts these large scale masterpieces together.

Toddla T Ft. Skream & Wayne Marshall: Streets So Warm

Our favourite Sheffield skanker Toddla T released his album 'Watch Me Dance' this summer if you haven't got it already, you're seriously missing out on some good homegrown music. The third single from the album following the old skool feel good track 'Take It Back' and title track 'Watch Me Dance' is 'Streets So Warm' the result of what happens when T, Skream and Wayne Marshall meet in a studio. Nice!

Monday, September 19, 2011

BBC drama 'Luther' given a third series

Hackney lad Idris Elba has done more than good for his East London borough, the actor is not only doing his thing stateside but since Elba appeared as detective John Luther in the BBC series last year, viewers can't get enough of him. There were rumours of the popular series 'Luther' being turned into a film a few months ago due to the huge popularity of the programme but speaking to The Sun, Idris cleared it all up with confirmation of a third series hitting the silver screen next year,

“I was blown away by the reaction to series two. People really got on board and getting an Emmy nomination for Luther is the icing on the cake. We’re looking at returning with some equally great storylines and characters — and hopefully an Emmy award.” 

Tune of the Day: Delilah 'Go'

Since touring with the likes of Chase and Status and featuring on Wretch 32's 'Black and White', singer/songwriter Delilah has stepped into the spotlight in her own right. We were so taken aback with the new single, 'Go' it takes a minute to even figure out that it's a cover of Chaka Khan's 'Ain't Nobody'. Below is the stunning refix in all it's scaled back glory in the live lounge...

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Awakening Trailer

Dear filmakers. This movie looks absolutely terrifying, Thanks. Starring The Hours and The Wire's Dominic West and Rebecca Hall (Frost/ Nixon), this spooky story set in 1920's England honestly looks very very scary. Nothing like a good British thriller as the nights draw in...!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tinchy: Off The Record

Not only was it his birthday yesterday (all together now, 'Haaaapppppyyy Biiiii.....'), but little Tinchy Tiny Stryder also blessed our ears with a brand new single, produced by Calvin Harris. Love the 'Calvin's got the girls, he's got all the girls' line! Tinch is currently in Vegas shooting the new video. Looks like a rather large hit in waiting and a great track for Tinch to play at festivals!