Freedom Spark Mixtapes // Royal Mix

Freedom Spark Mixtapes // Royal Mix

  I still make mixtapes and DJ ALL THE TIME by the way, I’ve just been a bit quiet about it on Freedom Spark as I’ve been busy innit. Anyway, I call them stupid names and post them over on here.  I made the mix below to promote my DJ...
Review // Levi's #makeourmark, London

Review // Levi’s #makeourmark, London

  London’s leg of the Levi’s #makeourmark campaign happened at Oval Space in Cambridge Heath this week; the large warehouse space being the perfect location for an evening of electronic music whilst some huge white boards project visuals behind the DJs. Some rather cheesy garage DJ warmed the crowd up...
Introducing // Deathcrush

Introducing // Deathcrush

  Deathcrush are a Norwegian female fronted punk band that ooze rebellion and sex appeal. Ahead of their UK debut, I caught up with them to talk through what we can expect from their live show, Masterchef and minigolf.   L= Linn Nystadnes Å= Åse Røyset V= Vidar Evensen   K:...
Interview // Flamingods

Interview // Flamingods

  On Friday night noisy, percussive psych band, Flamingods  played The Shacklewell Arms in Dalston supporting loud, chaotic,  garage rock band, Boneyards. Fresh from releasing their debut album on Art is Hard, I caught up with them for a gin and a chat in the ‘smoking’ area round the side...
Memory Playlists // Jade's Playlist

Memory Playlists // Jade’s Playlist

  Jade – ‘Don’t walk away.’   So for a while I was like ‘seeing’ this boy which basically means we would make out and stuff and he would buy me lunch and I thought everything was going really great and he wasn’t the player my friends and horoscopes suggested...
Freedom Spark Mixtapes // Mixtape #4

Freedom Spark Mixtapes // Mixtape #4

So, here’s a new mixtape from me. I’m a HUGE fan of all of the tracks at this moment in time. I hope you enjoy them as much as me! Feel free to listen / download / share away / offer me a DJ gig so that I might not...
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Introducing // Philip's Citiscape Headphones

Introducing // Philip’s Citiscape Headphones

  You Need To Hear This from Philips focuses on bringing people new music and ways of listening to it. With their new Citiscape headphones Philips take inspiration from the city to create a perfectly formed set of urban headphones. They’re both designed to be comfortable and to truly immerse the user in sound in order...
Review // Kindness - 'Otherness'

Review // Kindness – ‘Otherness’

  Pharrell, Justin, (and the rest), move over. We’ve got a new Pop Prince in town. Kindness, AKA Adam Bainbridge, is back with his second studio album, Otherness. Following his debut, World, You Need A Change Of Mind, Kindness has been working on an album so filled to the brim with Go-Go infused, Jazz inspired,...
Blog // Ray-Ban's 'The Order of Never Hide'

Blog // Ray-Ban’s ‘The Order of Never Hide’

  The Order of Never Hide is a secretive movement established by humans, for humans. It celebrates individuality, eccentricity and being comfortable in your own skin. It’s mission is to ‘never hide.’ Whilst it’s been kept quiet for many years, the silence is now being broken and the order is aiming to use  its power...
Watch // Ben Ryder Jones for You Need To Hear This

Watch // Ben Ryder Jones for You Need To Hear This

  You Need To Hear This (with conjunction with Philips headphones and Noisey) sees them explore all musical possibilities, from creating a violin bow from your own hair, to sharing exciting new music, to interviewing unknown legends and pressing music onto x-rays. In YNTHT’s most recent short video documentary web series, ‘Lost and Found’, the...
Review // Death From Above 1979 - 'The Physical World'

Review // Death From Above 1979 – ‘The Physical World’

  In 2004, Death From Above 1979 released their debut album You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. The LP was a full-on assault to the senses, a noise rock album that was bruising and riff-heavy but also maintained a decisive element of listenability and musical know-how that suggested the Toronto duo of Jesse Keeler and...
Preview // Southsea Festival

Preview // Southsea Festival

    Southsea Festival takes place every year on Albert Road in Southsea, Portsmouth and showcases the best new music from the UK and beyond. The acts are spread across 12 different venues on the same road. It takes place on Saturday 20th September 2014 and has bands on from midday through to the early hours...
Review // Empty Pools - 'Liberation Prayers'

Review // Empty Pools – ‘Liberation Prayers’

    Bristolians Empty Pools are at something of a crossroads in their musical lives. With singer Leah Pritchard announcing that she “no longer wishes to do the band,” the group find themselves releasing an EP in which her vocals feature prominently, without her actually being present anymore. As such, ‘Liberation Prayers’ is something of...
Review // Austra - 'Olympia'

Review // Austra – ‘Olympia’

  Under the flag of Paperbag Records Austra have succeeding in creating another hauntingly beautiful album with second album, Olympia. With a backdrop of electrical dance notes, layered against multiple vocals from Opera trained Stelmanis, Austra has the listener dreaming of Lykke Li and Dimbleby and Capper, yet dancing like Florence Welch. Each song within...
Review // Slow Club - 'Complete Surrender'

Review // Slow Club – ‘Complete Surrender’

  It’s almost hard to believe that it’s been five years since Slow Club released their debut album Yeah, So. Since then, duo Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson have steadily moved away from the sometimes twee, nu-folk tones of ‘Beginners’ and ‘Giving Up On Love’ to become a more mature and accomplished band. Their second...
Review // Jungle - 'Jungle'

Review // Jungle – ‘Jungle’

  When Jungle first emerged, the outfit’s two central figures J and T were a duo shrouded in mystery. They would often hide among fashionable crowds in photo-shoots and played underground gigs shrouded in darkness. It turned out that Tom McFarland and Joshua Lloyd-Watson were skater friends from Shepherd’s Bush who were once part of...
News // Alt-J unveil new track 'Left Hand Free'

News // Alt-J unveil new track ‘Left Hand Free’

  Alt J are back. Excited? Good, so are we. Released on the 7th July, ‘Left hand free’ is taken from the forthcoming album This Is All Yours, set to be released in September. If their first album is anything to go by (which it is), I would say that Alt J have a knack...
Review // DZ Deathrays - 'Black Rat'

Review // DZ Deathrays – ‘Black Rat’

  On DZ Deathrays’ first album Bloodstreams – released in 2012 – duo Shane Parsons and Simon Ridley’s main method of assault was through uncontrollable noise, volume and shedloads of vitriol. The tracks emerged from a fuzz and squall that held hidden beneath it a bedrock of spite and bitterness, tracks like ‘Teenage Kickstarts’ and...