Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The One when JC met Tony Shaw 5/4/16

Ace to talk to new artist Tony Shaw about his debut Single too late . It's a free download from his FB page https://m.facebook.com/tony.shaw.3139?tsid=0.6774535679724067&source=typeahead

Playlist -

Tin Lion -Secrets 
Just -Come and see 
Kxng Foreman -FriendZone 
Boy Wonder -Right now 
Asylums -Necessary Appliances 
Bull Frank Zoo -Would you 
The colossal Heads -Media 
Linah Is -What you get 
Bouche -Everything & Nothing all at once 
AGK-Wet $heet$  
Circle of Reason -Questions 
Penny Mob -War on the streets 
Meadowiark -Paraffin 
Memory Flowers-Damage 
Mark Mathews -Black heart Down 
Robb Murphy -To be a fool 
Russell Oliver Stone -Come to me  
Tony Shaw -Too Late 
Lilly Oakes -Calling Your Bluff 
I am Kode -Flood 
The Blue Horizon -Zero hour contract  
Tenek -What kind of friend 
The Sherlocks -Last night 
NanG -Jet Disco 
This Can Hurt -Mindblower 
IV Rox ft sneak boo -Pumping ( out of my speakers ) 
The hummingbirds-Knocking on my door  

Info -

: Wet $heet$ - AGK [808Soul™]
Young up and coming artist named AGK. 

Originally from Manchester moved down too the South. (Teignmouth)

Also running a label with a few yet still growing Artists on a new up and coming genre trending called "Trap-Soul". The Music Group/Label is called 808Soul™

First Ever Music Video hit 56,000 Views On YouTube. AGK - Come On Baby (Remix)

Shouts out too the Riviera Squad and Jackson Cooper for Showcasing my Art through his show! 

Time Out Dubai has described Bull Funk Zoo as  “Dubai’s most recognisable vocal chords” praised his debut album, which featured Hamdan Al Abri, as “mixing Hendrix style riffing, Red Hot Chili Peppers-ish rock-funk and a dirty garage stomp, on a record complete with both soulful yearners, up-tempo burners, and plenty of retro funk-flavoured grooves.”


His upcoming single release ‘Would You?’ takes up where the album left off by bringing back energy-driven rock’n’funk glory with a great portion of experimental open-mindedness.  But this time Bull Funk Zoo sang, performed all the instruments, wrote, recorded and produced the single all himself.


Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVYjgKDTfEk


Bull Funk Zoo is the brainchild of producer, multi instrumentalist, vocalist, and accomplished guitar player Assaad Lakkis. Taking on influences from Frank Zappa, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Rage Against The Machine, to John Coltrane, Miles Davis or Tom Waits, Bull Funk Zoo is a colourful musical project that feeds from a buzzing variety of nearly every genre.


Bull Funk Zoo had featured Eslam Jawad -M.C (former Gorillaz and Wu Tan Clan) and Hamdan Al-Abri on many live shows in the past. On his new album he will be on vocals and guitar and has put a new rhythm section together. He describes the outcome as sounding “like a big bad bull fornicating and stompin' the grounds with an attitude. Bull Funk Zoo brings together individual vibes of creativity that keeps everyone guessing – even us.”


Bull Funk Zoo’s debut album was recorded in 2013 and got the highest ratings for an unsigned band’s record by Rolling Stone. In the Middle East, he has made a name for himself, playing in front of up to 30000 people at concerts. In 2013, he also supported Sting . Bull Funk Zoo is continuously working on new material, videos and other creative endeavours. He says: "Creativity is my drug of choice, it has got me in a vise.”


Assaad was born in Dubai after his parents had to escape the devastating war in Lebanon in the 70s. Music has always played a big role for him. He was growing up to the likes of James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M and various Motown artists. When he was four years old he first saw Kiss performing on TV and, for the first time, the idea of rock’n’roll both intrigued and scared him. Enchanted by the magic that those kind of performances had over him, he later moved on to listening to bands like Metallica or Megadeth and broadened his musical horizon as much as possible, constantly craving new experiences.


At the age of 17, he moved to the US for a few years to go to university and further dig into unknown musical realms. During this time, he also discovered punk rock and realised that the mentality of this genre fitted in perfectly with his own worldview.  Both musically as in life, Assaad is a free spirit who is willing to cross boundaries in order to expand his mind. He’d surround himself with like-minded people such as the spoken word artist Eric Bailey or Glen Burris, a well known horn player who played and recorded with Miles Davis on “Man With The Horn”.


After moving back to Dubai in 1999, Assaad released his music as part of his musical project Abstrakt Collision. One of the songs he recorded with Abstrakt Collision got nominated for the independent music awards in the U.S and another was featured in the movie ‘Papers’.


His alter-ego and musical concept Bull Funk Zoo derived from an idea he had: ”It's a description of the energy of the music I wanted to create. Growing up on funk and rock, I thought "Bull Funk" is the ideal description; it's got attitude, heart, grace and an in-your-face kind of approach. Zoo is the description of the Bull Funk collective, hence ‘Bull Funk Zoo’. A lot of my good friends told me to have Bull Funk Zoo as my stage name”


The Single ‘Would You’ is out on 29th April 2016.











Meadowlark have announced details of a brand new EP, ‘Paraffin’, for release on 22nd April via

Believe Recordings.


‘Paraffin’ is the follow up to Meadowlark’s 2015 released ‘Dual’ EP which was produced by Ant West of Oh Wonder and has now amassed over 4 million Spotify streams. Lead single ‘Eyes Wide’ achieved a coveted slot on Radio 1’s BBC Introducing Playlist, adding to 6 Music and Radio X support the band have already received.


Meadowlark - Kate McGill (vocals, keys) and Daniel Broadley (guitar, synths) - describe ‘Paraffin’ as “an evolution”. Written on piano, the songs were then crafted into grand arrangements - the captivating pop melodies of Kate’s crystalline vocals accompanied by electronic flourishes combine to form a rich, heady atmosphere. Gradually building the tracks from simple melodies into dense sonic structures was an

experimental process through which Meadowlark have firmly found their creative voice. The EP offers an exciting glimpse into what this duo are capable of.


Listen to the EP’s title track on soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/user-962623412/paraffin-meadowlark/s-U9bXY


Having already sold out numerous London shows and played festivals including Glastonbury,

Meadowlark will be touring extensively in 2016. Live details to be announced

introduce you to London based Indie three piece ‘Penny Mob’, who's releasing their Double A side 'Mr Generation' and ‘War On The Streets’  taking influences from Oasis and The Arctic Monkeys. When a band can count Amazing Radio tastemaker Jim Gellatly among their fans, then that’s a sign that they are onto a good thing. Happy to play anywhere, including impromptu gigs with unsuspecting staff, Penny Mob are building quite the reputation. This new double A-side will go a long way to cementing it further.

The new single from Southend-On-Sea's fuzz merchants ASYLUMS has landed and it's a 'necessary' track for your ears.

'Necessary Appliances' is set to be released on 29th April via Cool Thing Records and was introduced to the airwaves this week by BBC Radio 1's Huw Stephens (Tues 22nd March) and 6 Music's Steve Lemacq (Mon 21st March) as well as Radio X's John Kennedy making the track his 'X-Posure Hot One' on Tuesdays show.  

With their grass roots DIY ethic, amazing support from the previous singles and an amazing debut album coming this summer, ASYLUMS may just become your new favourite band this year. 

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