Radio 1 Big Weekend in Hull: the highlights

Radio 1’s Big Weekend has enjoyed another great weekend up north in the City of Hull, which is also currently enjoying it’s year as the City of Culture. So far this years’ highlights including Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Lorde, Zara Larsson, Stormzy, Shawn Mendes, Emeli Sande’, Little Mix,. putting on some amazing performances throughout the whole of the festival. During Emeli Sande’ performance there was a red heart in the background with MANCHESTER written on it as she dedicated one of her songs Highs & Lows to the victims of the recent Manchester terrorist attack on the 22/5/17. French artist Christine & The Queens did an amazing performance of her hit single Tilted during which the crowd sang with her. She even had dancers on the stage with her, seriously she is something of an incredible artist. Former X-Factor singer James Arthur played to the crowds with his song Say You Won’t Let Go, which sounds a lot like The Scripts The Man Who Can’t Be Moved. Wonder if they’ve heard it. Kasabian played their new hit You’re In Love With A Psycho with Tom and Sergio dressed in weird but interesting gear. Clean Bandit played before the crowd whilst making good use of a cello. Katy Perry stole the show as the headlining act. She did dedicate her first song to the victims of the Manchester bombings. That song was Part Of Me which seemed very appropriate for the mood and gave new meaning to the lyrics ‘This is the part of me that you’re never gonna ever take away from me. Indeed a fitting tribute. 🙂

B.J and The Chicago Kid on the radio

Listening to another as yet amazing R&B record on the radio, Radio 1 to be precise, and what a tune. It’s called Angels/Your Love and the guys’ voice on this song is both soothing and melodic and just seem to cut straight through and is on the Hottest Records on 1Xtra at the moment. If you ever get the chance check it out, it’s worth a listen. Once again America I thank you for some get music

 

THEY on the radio

Just caught a new track on the radio, literally a moment ago. It’s called Truth Be Told by American R&B duo Dante Jones and Drew Love, also know as They. All I can say it that it sounded amazing, and I’d definitely listen again. Once again America I salute you for giving us another great new band/duo of beautiful taste. The Truth Be Told is on their debut album Nu Religion: Hyena. Should be in the Top Ten at least.

Rag’n’Bone Man On The Radio

Been hearing a lot from this guy recently, especially his song Human which is absolutely awesome listening pleasure. Radio 1’s been playing it a lot lately, and I won’t be tiring of of it any time soon. He’s only 32 he’s got an amazing, powerful, gospel voice that has a very rich sound to it. Human is a great song, I love it and the lyric “I’m only human after all” just goes round your head and is fantastic. Not bad for a guy who won the Brits Critics Choice Award

High Contrast On The Radio

Heard the new single from British producer High Contrast on Radio 1 last night, it’s featured in the new soundtrack to T2 Trainspotting2. It’s called Mouthwash, and I was completely hooked after 20 seconds, that’s how much I loved it. As far as soundtracks go it’s highly energised and is in the same vein as Underworld’s Born Slippy. If you ever get the chance to just listen to it, you won’t be disappointed. It’s even been noted as Hottest Record in The World on Radio 1

Bastille On The Radio

Caught the new song by Bastille, Blame, on Radio 1  whilst on the road this afternoon which sounded really good. Sounds a bit different from some of their other songs and definitely one I would listen to again and again. Lead singer Dan Smith’s voice sounds great as always and just cuts straight through the sound.

Lower Than Atlantis (& co) on The Radio

Found myself listening to Had Enough by Lower Than Atlantis, Ain’t Got Far To Go by Jess Glynne on Radio 1 on the way back from work, and I have to admit, though I’m not a huge fan of Atlantis I found myself enjoying it. Has a mature sound to it. Ain’t Got Far To Go I’ve heard a few times already and already like it. Also there was a special track by Declan McKenna who I mentioned in a previous post. The track was called The Kids Don’t Wanna Come Home and though I only heard 20 seconds worth it sounded good.

BBC Music Sound of 2017

And the winner is London gal Ray BLK (Building, Loving Knowing) who’s been described as the British equivalent of Lauryn Hill and by going by the sound of her two singles My Hood and Chill Out f.t SG Lewis. Both are incredible and great listening pleasure. Other runners up from this year are…

2. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

3. Raye

4. Jorja Smith

5. Nadia Rose

AJ Tracey

Anderson .Paak

Cabbage

Dave

Declan McKenna

Maggie Rogers

Stefflon Don

The Amazons

The Japanese House

Tom Grennan

Well done for getting this far in the poll and look forward to hearing from you this year. Other winners have included Sam Smith, Jessie J, Adele and Michael Kiwanuka are previous winner

Pete Tong on The Graham Norton Show

Watched the legendary Radio 1 DJ that is non other than Pete Tong himself play and amazing set on The Graham Norton Show on BBC1 earlier (just last year). A perfect mix of dance and classical and even had the singer Cookie (guest singer from The Shapeshifters) to perform the hit ‘Lola’s Theme’. Absolutely amazing and a perfect reminder of why the songs are great and why Pete Tong’s a LEGEND!!!

 

Adele, BMTH & Kungs on Radio 1

Just been driving back from work today and these were 3 tracks that I heard and they sounded amazing

Adele: Water Under The Bridge

BMTH: Oh No

Kungs (ft Ephemerals): I Feel So Bad

Anything by Adele needs no introduction as anything by her speaks for itself, not a huge fan of BMTH (Bring Me The Horizon) but I admit the track sounded alright and I’ve never heard of Kungs till now but this track was a beauty. The 1st and 3rd I’d definitely recommend for a drive-time selection.