Beggars Group Grammy Noms
The nominees for the 59th Grammy Awards were announced this morning (Dec. 6), below are the Beggars Group nominees. The Grammy’s take place on February 12th.
Album Of The Year
25 — Adele
Record Of The Year
“Hello” — Adele
Song Of The Year
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
Best Pop Vocal Album
25 — Adele
Best Pop Solo Performance
“Hello” — Adele
Best Rock Song
“Burn the Witch” —Radiohead, songwriters (Radiohead)
Best Alternative Music Album
A Moon Shaped Pool — Radiohead
Best Music Video
“Gosh” — Jamie XX
NEW GEN ‘Jackets’ feat. 67
67’s ‘Jackets’, the second track to be released from the upcoming NEW GEN LP, reflects the current climate quite literally. In 67’s own words: “The beats cold, got some cold verses! And it’s cold out there… so everyone better grab their jackets!” With a video directed by KZN Creative and Christopher Grey, ‘Jackets’ showcases the south London drill crew at their icy best.
‘Jackets’ features vocals from 67’s Dimzy, LD, Liquez and Monkey as well as special guest Nines. With production coming from Jevon and Nyge (Section Boyz, AJ Tracey), ‘Jackets’ perfectly displays NEW GEN’s ethos of collaboration.
Neither a compilation nor a collective, NEW GEN’s aim is to bring together the best of the UK’s underground music scene. Providing a permanent studio environment and encouraging collaboration, NEW GEN is giving a platform to some of the UK’s best upcoming talent.
London’s music scene is in rude health and, with over 17 artists involved in the first NEW GEN LP including AJ Tracey, Stefflon Don and Ray BLK (all three made the BBC’s Sound of 2017 list), NEW GEN serves as a timely snapshot as well as an introduction to a movement that has swept the capital over the past year, one that will surely define the years to come.
The xx Release ‘On Hold’ Video
The xx today release their video for ‘On Hold’, the first single from the trio’s highly-anticipated third album I See You. The video was shot in Marfa, Texas, where the band wrote and recorded some of I See You, and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Alasdair McLellan.
Speaking of the collaboration, The xx say: “Today we get to share our new video for ‘On Hold’ with you! The video is directed by the brilliant Alasdair McLellan, whose work we all adore… It was filmed in Marfa, Texas, a very special place to us, where we wrote and recorded some of our new album. We have a lot of love and respect for the people of the USA, having played hundreds of shows across the country over the past years. We hope this video reflects just some of the warmth and acceptance we have encountered there.”
Meanwhile, The xx have set the record for the longest ever run of sold out shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The trio will take over the legendary venue from 8th-15th March, performing to 35,000 people over seven hometown shows. Tickets for the shows went on general sale on Friday (25th November) and sold out within a day, a feat replicated in cities across the UK and Europe. For further information, head to http://thexx.info/tour/
ABRA SHARES DEADBOY REMIX OF “CRYBABY”
True Panther Sounds is happy to share a remix of ABRA’s CRYBABY by UK-born, Montreal based producer Deadboy. His structurally faithful remix replaces “CRYBABY’”s wobbly funk with a high-energy club-ready version speckled with shades of UK Funky and garage riddims. The song is available on Soundcloud for streaming and as a limited time download.
Deadboy has long been one of dance music’s innovators. His unique brand of R&B-tinged club music was an instant hit, 2009 singles ‘If U Want Me’ and ‘U Cheated’ still considered classics to this day. Recent forays into ambient territory have expanded his trademark sound, while his new DBM project with Murlo has been lighting up dancefloors all year.
Every note on ABRA’s PRINCESS EP is written, produced, and performed by ABRA – often in the solitude of her bedroom closet. As an introverted youth, she dug into the Internet to find community and inspiration. Then, as now, she found inspiration in unique juxtapositions, as seen in her early acoustic covers of Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, and 2 Chainz that she posted on YouTube. Those videos eventually led her to a new community: Awful Records. The Awful crew — a collective of friends, artists, and collaborators creating their own hypercolor, DIY version of Atlanta’s burgeoning weirdo-rap movement – embraced her fully. Even within the rap-oriented Awful crew she is an iconoclast: for her own productions, she avoids the conventional sounds of Atlanta trap in favor of drums and synthesizers reminiscent of 1980’s pop.
The xx Announce New Album I See You Released on 13th January 2017. New Single ‘On Hold’ Out Now
I See You is the follow up to The xxs two previous albums – xx and Coexist – which are both certified gold in Canada and have sold over 3 million copies between them, winning a host of accolades along the way.
I See You marks a new era for the London trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterised by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. Produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald, I See You is The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.
You can hear this clearly on lead single ‘On Hold’, the first piece of music to be revealed from the album.
The xx – I See You tracklist:
2. Say Something Loving
4. A Violent Noise
7. Brave For You
8. On Hold
9. I Dare You
10. Test Me