Tinie Tempah ft 2 Chainz – Trampoline – “Thank God its Friday”

Tinie Tempah ft 2 Chainz – Trampoline – “Thank God its Friday”

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Our favourite man of the moment, Diplo, has produced a track for Tinie Tempah called ‘Trampoline’.  The track also features American rapper 2 Chainz.  ‘Trampoline’ will be released on August 4th and is the first single from Tempahs second album, entitled ‘Demonstration’.  The album should be dropping in September.  Enjoy..its Friday!

Get your tickets for the Shoreditch Warehouse Party – Jose Cuervo presents Skepta vs Joker – Saturday 8th June 2013

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If you haven’t bought your tickets for Skepta vs Joker yet – do it now – this is going to be sic. LWE (London Warehouse Events) have established themselves as the ‘kings of the warehouse scene’. The night runs from 10pm – 5am and tickets are currently £15. Buy them here now http://londonwarehouseevents.co.uk/tickets/

Skepta has just released his new single featuring Kano ‘Lay her Down’.  Check out the video here http://whenmiparty.com/2013/05/13/what-do-skepta-bruno-mars-and-daft-punk-have-in-common/

What do Skepta , Bruno Mars and Daft Punk have in common?

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I have a feeling had SKEPTA been allowed to re-enter INDIG02 when So Solid had their reunion last month (read about it here) we may well had seen this performed live.  ‘Lay her Down’ is the newly released single from the UK London Grime artist SKEPTA featuring Kano, from the forthcoming album ‘Konnichiwa’.  Not only is SKEPTA looking HOT (check out those guns) but the video is seriously cool with the 80s styling.  Think roller disco meets Camden Indie scene meets 80s movie Heathers.

Kano’s rap makes it though – without it the tune would sound way too mainstream.  SKEPTA has definately done a 180 here – there’s no deying that.  Same old story – record label pushing him into the charts for the masses – BUT – it is actually quite a good tune in its own right.  SKEPTA first came on the scene with the UK grime anthem ‘Too Many Man’.  Edgier and grittier than ‘Lay Her Down’ – and we hope there’s more to come like this, but for now ‘Lay Her Down’ will be big for summer 2013.


We’re currently seeing a massive 80s trend with this summers new releases.  Daft Punk have crept back into the music scene with a new release ‘Get Lucky’ (#1 in 55 countries) with the help of lucky charm, Pharrell Williams.  Daft Punk have a new album out after 8 years called ‘Random Access Memories’.  You cant help but listen to this summer tune and feel nostalgic, or maybe thats just because Im an eighties baby?

It seems Bruno Mars has also jumped on the 80s Motwon bus with new single ‘Treasure’ from his current album ‘Unorthodox Jukebox‘.  I cant find an official video so please paste the url below if you find it.  ‘Treasure’ is what you’d expect from Bruno – its his style but with a bit more of a Jackson 5 edge.  A safe little number that any wedding dj could throw on to keep the crowd swinging from side to side – it will definately appeal to all ages.  Sweet but safe.

To any Breakbot fans to think Bruno’s tune sounds remarkably similar to Breakbot’s tune ‘Baby I’m yours’, here’s what Breakbot’s Thibaut Berland had to say “To those who think that it’s just a coincidence, or that “we are both inspired by the same artists”, let me just tell you that Bruno asked my label if he could cover “Baby I’m yours” a few months ago and we said no. Then he recorded “treasure”. To be perfectly honest, I’m not mad at all, if anything I am rather flattered that someone selling millions of mp3s is interested in my music.”  Watch their video below to decide for yourself.  Eitherway Breakbot wins the prize for coolest 80s video.

Goodbye Iggy Azalea – shame you couldn’t stay true to your roots

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Iggy Azalea (aka Amethyst Amelia Kelly) the white girl rapper from Australia first got my attention when she released ‘Beat Down’ with Steve Aoki back in May 2012. I still love that tune, sic dirty beat and her intro rapping skills are amazing. Looking up her discography she comes across as a bad ass white gal spittin lyrics that would give Nicki Minaj a run for her money – a worthy contender to my record collection.

More recently she went mainstream and entered the charts with ‘Work’. In this tune (same old boring rap story) she explains how she came from nothing (“no money no family – sixteen in the middle of Miami”) and how now she’s wearing Louboutins. Is it the record labels that push these sob stories into their lyrics? Like seriously … how many times has that been done before and do we actually believe it? Lets be honest, do we actually care? Actually I quite like the tune, if you dont listen too much to the words, the melody and her rapping is spot on. Nice and consistent with her older material, Murda Bizness ft T.I, PU$$Y, I think she ready (awesome tune produced by Major Lazer’s DIPLO).

Now hold on … what the hell has happened here? So here we have her new single called ‘Bounce’ (available to download should you so wish on 30th June 2013). Some bright spark thought it would be a good idea to get all Bollywood up on that ass. I feel like its Nicki Minaj all over again – Deja Vu big time. The label has now pushed the teeny bop dance beat in there, made a pretty big budget video and Bob’s your uncle the authentic vibe has gone. Both girls got noticed because of their raw talent, they sold themselves to their labels and now they can’t appear without the plastic Hollywood effect. The fakeness detracts from the talent – we dont need all the glitz and glam – it only hazes over the skill they have.  But this stuff obviously sells records … otherwise they wouldnt do it.

I dont know why it upsets me so much when artists go off the track they sold themselves on.  I guess I just prefer the raw edgyness of new performers in contrast to the squeeky clean plastic chart acts.  Let’s hope Angel Haze (did you see her at Scala, London last week?) and Azaelia Banks dont sell out anytime soon.

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Can’t get enough Afrobeats this week – Atumpan – The Thing

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“small girl you dont know the thing … I am teaching you the thing … you are playing with the thing …”

Ok dont worry about the lyrics too much .. just azonto to the sweet afro beats. This is a classic for the Summer 2013 playlist 🙂 Pass me the rum.

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CEO Dancers – I wanna be in your gang

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You may recognise the name of this act, CEO Dancers,  from the hit tv show Britain’s Got Talent.  The Ceo Dancers auditioned on the show back in April 2013.  The 3 girls danced to Iyanya‘s Kukere and D’banj‘s Oliver Twist and got 4 yes’s from the judges.

I first saw the girls at the So Solid reunion gig at the Indig02 (read the post on the night here http://whenmiparty.com/2013/03/25/so-smashed-it/ ).  They dominated the stage during So Solid’s ‘Dilemma’.  Their precision was amazing and the whole crowd was in awe – mesmerised by these talented ladies.

The dance trio is made up of Ezinne Asinuzo, 22, and Soliat Bada, 23, (both from Nigeria) and Nqobile Ntshangase, 24 (South African) .