Written by | July 17, 2015 17:13 | No Comments

I know, Walking The Moon is rock but cmon, listen to those drums,and Tinie is a rapper but the song ain’t. Folks, every song on the UK’s charts is middle of the road EDM. According to Spotify, hip hop is the most popular form of music, but I wonder how much of what they call Hip Hop is really dance?

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Written by | June 16, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

Ella Henderson came in 6th in the 2012 UK X Factor contest, and so the eighteen year old went away for two years and returned with a new song that sold over 140,000 copies (in the UK, mind) and went straight to the top of the charts. That’s all I’m saying.

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Written by | March 24, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

In other news, I bet Larry Blackmon is a happy man, not only is there a cover of his biggest hit working its way up the charts, it is the sort of cover which can only make him look good!

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Written by | February 13, 2014 0:02 | No Comments

The charts, which, of course, have never been a beacon of good taste aren’t even an icon of success. I think we use it because, you know, otherwise we’d have no idea who’s is winning. Now we can only take a guess at best.

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Written by | February 6, 2014 0:01 | No Comments

The solos that intro and outro the 20s masterpiece written by the great man himself are there for dancing but once the vocal kicks in the song changes tempo and Louis growls an entreaty and a promise “If you just listen to me honey, I’ll tell you something you don’t know…” – A+

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Written by | February 2, 2014 0:05 | No Comments

I kinda missed the bus on 2011’s On A Mission by Katy B but listening to it now, it is a terrific terrific terrific dance album and I can’t wait for the newbie which is getting raves and may well end up being one of the best of the year. Xiu Xiu are always good, Bombay Bicycle Club have their moments, Little Mix are ready for their close up and Broken Bells…

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Written by | November 25, 2013 0:02 | No Comments

I can’t say I’m bothered by Robbie one way or the other, I am a big fan but this is awful thin gruel, otherwise this is all over the place and very English in many ways. Still, is EDM gonna lose its grip in 2014?

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Written by | November 18, 2013 0:02 | No Comments

This isn’t a bad top ten, 17 year old Dutch sensation Martin Garrixx has a wonderful slice of House beats here that have taken Europe by storm and Lily Allen, who I may well be congenitally incapable of saying a word against has for the second time in her career released a cover that cuts the original

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