Video: Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk”

With the amount of rampant samples and auto-tune flying around in music, you’d probably be at least a little shocked to hear of a relatively unknown artist being denied use of a sample.

British artist Jessie Ware faced that exact dilemma with her song “110%,” which originally used the line “carving my initials on your forehead” from Big Pun’s “The Dream Shatterer.”  Continue reading “Video: Jessie Ware – “Sweet Talk””

Video: Joker – “The Vision (Let Me Breathe)” Feat. Jessie Ware

This is very reminiscent of SBRKT, you know, good dubstep. Its creator, Joker, is a British producer whose debut, The Vision, will drop on 4AD records in the U.S. on November 8th.

I’m not a particular fan of this video, too much Williams sister-style muscle twitching, writhing skin and boring black bra action. When the frame never lets up, except to show Freddie Gibbs’ face, it’s overwhelming.

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SBTRKT – SBTRKT Album Review

Aaron Jerome’s second full-length album, and first under the name “SBTRKT” (pronounced “subtract”) is an explosive contribution to the loosely-defined dubstep genre. Part Massive Attack, part Tricky part something you’ve never experienced, Jerome worked previously as a producer, remixing for friends and underground artists around the world such as Zap Mama, Nicole Willis and Bugz In The Attic. On this self-titled work, the UK-based DJ teams up with a variety of singers with Sampha representing the male aspect and Jessie Ware, Roses Gabor and Yukimi Nagano of Little Dragon representing the female side.

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