Sunday, 8 March 2009

The Middle Ones

Anna and Grace, from Norwich and Manchester respectively, make colourful, twee pop-folk. Their music suggests images of best mates on rainy afternoon expeditions through the quiet corners of a ramshackle antique-thrift store.

Drops pitches a beautiful, criss-crossing vocal duet, sparkling with poppy tenderness, against simple guitar, slightly out of tune, and enthusiastic egg-shaking. Listening to the singing, there's no dout they were smiling throughout the recording of the song, and fair play, they have reason to. This recoding is lofi, but it's hard to imagine it presented any other way. Hard not to love this.

The Middle Ones - Drops

Slight change of pace - without a doubt go to and download

Foreign Beggars - Hit That Gash (DJ Prime Cuts' Itchy Naaan Re-rub)

Ridiculous name, ridiculous bass.

Which is included in my latest mixtape:

RockandShockTheNation Mixtape - George Wigzell

Foreign Beggars - Hit That Gash (DJ Prime Cuts' Itchy Naaan Re-rub)
Dead Prez - Hip Hop (Diplo Remix)
Zombie Nation - Forza
Kelevra, Nathan Boon - Like To Freak Remix
Wu Tang Clan - Da Mystery of Chessboxin' (A Capella)
Player Player - Lonely
Armand Van Helden - Shake That Ass feat Team Facelift (Mowgli Remix)
Whitetown - Your Woman
Hostage - Shake It
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Heads Will Roll/ Joe Smooth - Promised Land Mass D Beats
Elite Force - Here Come The Flow (Heavy Feet Remix)
Nadastrom - Pussy
Mark Stent - Waiting (The Bulgarian Remix)
Daniel Haaksman - Who's Afraid of Rio feat. MC Jennifer/ Modeselektor - The Black Block
Tiga - Mind Dimension (The Bloody Beetroots Remix)

Finally check out my housemate Shelley's lovely new blog, about living in Hackney, amogst other things:

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