Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Music Engine 22/7/14

Thanks to my guest Harry Vinnacombe for coming on the show and doing an acoustic session of all new songs .  It's been to long ! 


Playlist -

The Butterfly Culture -Black & White 
Rubber Clown Car -The girl with something extra 
The four Fours -Count to ten 
The Shires -Tonight 
The Alpacas -Picture of you 
Above. & beyond FT Alex Vargas -blue sky action 
Liz Lawrence -Heathy & safety 
Sunken Monkey -This town's too big ( for the both of us ) 
Jamie Stimpson & Mister Vee -Free
Lisa Taylor -Intuition
Robert Bearsby -These strings 
Cahill -Sunshine
E6 -Let's Celebrate 
Roo Panes -  Tiger Striped Sky 
Guliner -Galaxy of terror 
Victor & the rain dogs -Anchor & hope
Stigma FT Paloma Faith -Changing
Draw -Alone again 
Harry Vinnacombe -When I need a friend 
+ session 
Kevin Ahart -The world  my love 
Senton Bombs -Darkest Horse 
Matt spencer -Nothing will be lost 
New world sound & Thomas Newson FT lethal Bizzel -Flutes 
Eoin Glackin -Pretty Girl 

Info -

VICTOR & The Rain Dog

“Carnival Rock & Urban Storytelling”

Son of a French escapologist with a passion for spanish guitars, Victor develops an early passion for music and story-telling. 

Suffering from Monochromacy, a rare type of colour blindness where one sees the world in black-and-white, Victor decides to make up for a lack of colours by writing stories and singing songs.

He starts off performing in the streets of Paris, and soon falls in love with a prodigy Italian acrobat whom he follows to London. 

There, on a stormy night, Victor meets and befriends a wild dog with a passion for hurricanes. He calls him the Rain Dog. 

Victor himself describes his performances as “An encounter between Carnival music and Indigenous sorcery, with a fondness for urban story-telling.”



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Sigma’s recent No.1 hit, ‘Nobody To Love’, has quickly become one of 2014’s highest-selling singles so far, clocking up 510,000 sales (including streams), 30 million YouTube views and 40 million worldwide streams. And how do you follow-up a single that’s hit No.1 in 8 countries? If you’re Sigma, you go straight into the studio, call up Paloma Faith and a full orchestra, and produce a monster hit-in-waiting in ‘Changing’.
Sigma’s recent No.1 hit, ‘Nobody To Love’, has quickly become one of 2014’s highest-selling singles so far, clocking up 510,000 sales (including streams), 30 million YouTube views and 40 million worldwide streams. And how do you follow-up a single that’s hit No.1 in 8 countries? If you’re Sigma, you go straight into the studio, call up Paloma Faith and a full orchestra, and produce a monster hit-in-waiting in ‘Changing’.
Premiered on Radio 1 courtesy of Annie Mac (Special Delivery, 11/7/14), ‘Changing’ shows Sigma aka Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie in sparkling form, making good use of studio time in between a packed summer schedule with shows across the UK, Europe, North America and Australia, including Glastonbury, Global Gathering, Ibiza Rocks and Bestival.
Sigma’s remixes for Kiesza (‘Hideaway’), Route 94 (‘My Love’), Clean Bandit (‘Extraordinary’), DJ Fresh (‘Dibby Dibby Sound’) and DJ Zinc (‘Show Me’) have helped make 2014 their best year to date, further proof that the UK duo have big intentions ahead of the artist album they’re currently putting the finishing touches to.
Leeds University alumni – alongside Rusko – Sigma met while balancing raving and studying, working in record shops and promoting events to top up their student loans. While some don their artist mantle when the occasion demands it, Cameron and Joe have made Sigma their ‘life’ since graduation. Early releases with Hospital Records, Viper, Bingo and DJ Fresh’s Breakbeat Kaos, as well as their own Life Recordings, quickly marked them out as producers to watch, while remixes for Eric Prydz, Ellie Goulding, Stylo G and Sway began to take them to a wider audience. The world, it seems, is now their oyster.
Three-time BRIT nominee Paloma Faith released her third album ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ on March 10, the follow-up to 2012’s double platinum selling ‘Fall To Grace’, and her debut ‘Do You Want The Truth Or Something Beautiful?’ (also double platinum). Her new album features a roster of legendary music icons, singer-songwriters and producers including Pharrell Williams (who collaborated on first single ‘Can’t Rely On You’), Diane Warren, Plan B, John Legend, Stewart Matthewman and Raphael Saadiq. ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ has not left the Top 10 since it was released, and has already achieved gold status.

Lisa Taylor who is based in California, USA.
Originally from Hawaii where she grew up in a household playing everything from Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell and The Beatles to Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, Lisa Taylor has not looked back since starting performing at the age of 10.
After moving to Santa Cruz, Lisa Taylor quickly built a name for herself through her solo work and also being lead vocalist for her band SoulCity where she has opened for the likes of Ghostface and Tech Nine, helping build her profile further and contributing to her previous album Let Love Shine reaching number one on the UK Soul Chart for a whole month, as well as being a best seller on a number of top distribution sites.
Her new single Intuition is likely to increase her profile even further and you can find out more information on this by visiting her website www.lltmusic.com or you can follow her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LisaLetLoveShine

Fresh from the runaway success of their debut single ‘Nashville Grey Skies’, The Shires are set to release their brand new track ‘Tonight’ on the 1st September.
‘Tonight’ is a beautifully melodic tale of young love that will tap into those experiences we have all had in our lives. At moments both nostalgic and life-affirming it is a fantastic contemporary anthem, sure to become a future sing-a-long classic.
The band have already secured the support of a host of industry tastemakers, and were signed to Decca just before their official live London debut at the event that confirmed the wave of interest in the country genre, the second annual Country 2 Country Festival at London’s 02 Arena. Since then the band are now playing alongside American superstars such as Cassadee Pope and Striking Matches, and are building an impressive live reputation. 
Both Ben and Crissie are self-declared admirers of the craftsmanship of country songwriting, but are far from being a twangy tribute act. Powered by Crissie’s powerful but subtle and supple vocals and Ben’s perfectly complementary tones and acoustic guitar, The Shires are young, fresh and have a message of their own.
It seems that The Shires have come from nowhere, overnight, but behind that first impression lies the story of two musicians who have been working towards this moment for a long time. Crissie has been singing her whole life, and came to love country music through artists like Dolly Parton and Faith hill, whereas Ben has toured as a singer/songwriter with the likes of K.T. Tunstall. Introduced by a mutual friend after a comment from Ben on Facebook, the pair instantly felt a musical connection, and discovered that they both lived near each in “the Shires”.
Their respect for the music has already been returned by Nashville itself, with them having already sat down to write with the likes of Steve McEwan (Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood) and Play Productions (Rascal Flatts). The Shires are currently recording their debut album in Music City to be released later in 2014.
Live Dates
July 6th Cornbury Festival
July 19th: Gateshead Summertyne Festival
July 20th: Dublin Upstairs at Whelan
July 21st: Belfast McHughs
July 23rd: Glasgow King Tuts Bar
July 26th: Manchester Deaf Institute
July 27th: Ipswich Jimmy’s Farm
July 30th: Birmingham The Temple

The Butterfly Culture - Black & White. Released August 11th.
Fresh from the recording studio; Portsmouth's The Butterfly Culture are heading for an exciting year in 2014.
After a busy 2013, winning Marshall's national battle of the bands competition, signing a record contract with local DIY label Quay West Records, and stepping up to play festival slots on the south coast, The Butterfly Culture are currently getting ready for the release of their first EP through Quay West Records, numerous shows and festival slots around the UK.
Lewis Wright - Vocals 
Johnny Gunn - Guitars/Vocals 
Benn Gunn - Guitars/Vocals/Keys 
George Jones - Bass 
Josh Virdee-Drums
The Butterfly Culture are fast becoming the band to watch on the south coast, always delivering powerful performances with catchy heartfelt songs, do not miss out, become a fan of The Butterfly Culture.
On Black & White, the band says: “Being one of our most upbeat and heavy tunes in places, Black and White shows how we like to use layers in our songs with the breakdown and the melodic bassline. It definitely gets the crowd jumping!”
The band's new E.P ‘Scars and Bruises’ is soon to be released and Black & White is here whet the appetite of your listeners before we promote their newer material. Enjoy!
Social media:
Instagram - #thebutterflycultureband
Live dates:
1st August: Bikes on the Farm Festival (Chichester) 
16 August: Wickham Festival 
23rd August: Victorious Festival

The Alpacas who are based in London, England.
Having met through an advert posted on a music job internet site, Andrei and Jorge from Romania and Mexico respectfully soon begun playing cover gigs on the London music circuit which has since moved on to performing their own original material as The Alpacas to much appreciative audiences. 
The Alpacas debut EP has since created lots of interest, most recently seeing their track I Miss You Girl being placed as a featured artist in June on Reverbnation following highly complementary crowd reviews.
Further information on The Alpacas can be found on their website www.reverbnation.com/alpacasofficial  or you can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alpacasofficial
E-6 who are based in Atlanta, USA.
Described as being one of the East Coast’s Top 10 Urban Jazz Bands, E-6 can boast to having over 25 years of music experience ranging from a broad spectrum of events, national and international.  In addition to this, they are also working in the studio producing a selection of artists who it is likely you will be hearing more from in the future.
Further information on E-6 including details on how you can purchase their material and forthcoming gig dates can be found on their website www.e6music.com or you can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/e6music

The new single from Jamie Stimpson & Mister Vee - follow up to Let's Fly.
"Free" is released August 18th 2014.
With 5 R&B/Dance iTunes top 40 singles under their belt, Jamie Stimpson & Mister Vee have announced themselves in spectacular fashion on the UK music scene.
The duo, from Milton Keynes have been together since 2012 and compared to the likes of Avicii, Tinie Tempah and N-dubz.
They release the next track ”Free” from their upcoming new album - to be released later in 2014.
They are no stranger to playing big gigs - their next massive Mardi Gras show where they share the stage with Union J, Misha B and Eternal is on August 16th in Cardiff.
With their ever growing demand and fanbase, Jamie Stimpson & Mister Vee's stunning talent and flawless live performances have led them to light up stages across the UK.
They played over 65 gigs on their 2013 UK tour, with names such as Beverley Knight, Rylan Clark and Alonestar, and topped off a great year by playing live at the prestigious Millennium Stadium to 25,000 people in Cardiff.
Blacksheep Magazine labelled the pair as “Milton Keynes finest, the possibility of superstardom is just footsteps away".
Singles Alive, Energy, Let's Fly & more recently Hypnotized, taken from their album, were all featured on BBC Introducing, with the video for Alive being seen worldwide across social media by tens of thousands of fans, in a matter of just weeks.
Being independent artists means pulling out all of the stops to make certain of success in everything they do. From writing, producing and mixing, to the more formal side of self-management, Jamie Stimpson & Mister Vee's blistering progress shows no signs of slowing down.
July 26th - Loveliness Festival, MK
August 9th - Star Football UK, Liverpool
August 10th - Filipino Festival, MK
August 16th - Pride Cymru, Cardiff
August 17th - Homegrown Festival, Oxford.
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UK Grime pioneer Lethal Bizzle has jumped on club banger “Flute” – giving the monster collaboration between Australian duo New World Sound and Dutch newcomer Thomas Newson a fresh urban twist.
Bizzle is no stranger to chart success, scoring a massive nine Top40 singles in the UK so far. His debut solo track “Pow” charted at Number 11 and his most recent single “The Drop” reached Number 20.
With Lethal Bizzle’s blistering vocal riding over a haunting pan pipe and flute riff that bleeds into a thumping bassline, “Flute” is a layered, intense dance floor filler.
The original instrumental charted across mainland Europe, hit the top spot on the ADE Buzz Chart, went Top 5 on Beatport, Top 10 on Music Week’s Cool Cuts chart and was awarded Future Anthem status by BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard. The official video has racked up over 5 million YouTube views to date.
New World Sound – 21 and 19-year-old brothers Tyrone and Jess Taylor are currently dominating the Australian scene and that influence looks set to go global. They’ve earned huge support from the likes of Tiesto, David Guetta, Pete Tong and Ferry Corsten. DJ feedback for “Flute” looks solid with Sander van Doorn promising full support alongside praise from Afrojack, Chuckie, Blasterjaxx, Porter Robinson and Zedd amongst others.
Now fully dench, “Flute” is set for UK release in September.

With 3 stunning EPs under his belt, Roo Panes is pleased to announce the first news of his debut album & a brand new single ‘Tiger Striped Sky’. Due for release through CRC Music, ‘Tiger Striped Sky’ is taken from Roo’s debut album which will be released in autumn. ‘Tiger Striped Sky’ highlights Roo’s talent for well-crafted songs. Adept with marvelous vocal intonation, Roo’s rich melodies are underpinned by beautiful string arrangements. A natural wordsmith, his lyrics conjure feelings of wistful reflection & the need to explore. Hailing from a small town in Dorset, Roo’s surroundings have a strong influence on his music as well. Like many of his favourite romantic poets before him, he effortlessly stitches the sense of beauty, landscape & space into his songs. A captivating performer, Roo Panes is painting his own distinct picture with his music & will be showcasing it live on his first full UK tour in May and June. www.roopanes.co.uk
OUT: 11/08/14
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Above & Beyond Extend Global Takeover
UK Domination Next for Britain’s Best Kept Secret
New Single Blue Sky Action impacts Sept 21st on Anjunabeats
Headline Slot August 23rd at SW4
Last year they sold out London’s Alexandra Palace, this October they become the first British DJs to headline New York’s Madison Square Garden – tickets went in 12 hours. Above & Beyond, Britain’s best kept secret, are about to explode onto the nation’s musical radar with new single ‘Blue Sky Action’: http://po.st/bsasc
Written by Above & Beyond – Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki – with vocals from Alex Vargas, ‘Blue Sky Action’ is the first taste from their forthcoming new album, due early 2015 on the band’s own Anjunabeats imprint (via Caroline International).
‘Blue Sky Action’ is already receiving wildly enthusiastic responses in Above & Beyond’s current headline DJ sets across the globe including main stage performances at Miami’s Ultra Festival, EDC Las Vegas, and Glastonbury’s Sonic Stage. The track was first previewed acoustically at LA’s Greek Theatre.
Their weekly radio show, Group Therapy, attracts 25 million listeners, regularly trending on Twitter and topping iTunes podcast charts.
DJ Magazine said Above & Beyond are “the biggest DJing and production collective the UK has ever produced”. And who are we to argue? Ignore them at your peril. For this talented triumvirate the sky really is the limit.


Matt Spencer is an English singer-songwriter. Born in Basingstoke in 1987, he learnt to play the guitar in 2006 after being asked to be the guitarist in a hardcore punk band his friend Simon Gibbins wanted to start – that band became Mary Kelly and started playing gigs a year later in 2007.

The band split in 2013 after recording their only album, Modus Operandi, due to the members losing their enthusiasm after 6 years of playing that same style of music to audiences who weren’t really interested.

Inspired by the likes of Elliott Smith, Conor Oberst, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Morrissey, and sick of hearing songs coming off the conveyer belt that are so over-produced and mistake-free that they’ve lost all sense of character, he made the alb

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