Music Monday No.1
Music has always been a huge part of my life beginning way back to when I was a little girl and my Dad used to throw on records (yes that really happened.) As I searched the web recently I noticed that all music blogs are written by men. I want to prove that girls know good music too and trust me I have a lot of experience with music. I’ve been to countless festivals, concerts and events surrounded around both the local and international music scene and I want to help break down the boundary and prove that girls really know their stuff too!
Each Monday I want to feature one artist that I’m currently, or at one point have been, obsessed with and the work that they have created. I’ll also add my current “Top Ten” list of what I’ve been listening to throughout the past week. (Does anyone know how to make it interactive so readers can access it right through the blog?)
I’d love to eventually write full pieces on concerts I’ve been too, festivals I’ve attended and maybe even a few artist interviews! Let’s start with this though and watch something grow. First up — a group that I have been a fan of for years, Rudimental.
Who: Four English guys — Piers Agget, Amir Amor, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith.
What: Drum and Bass
Where: Based from London, the group has since taken their work global performing in cities around the world.
Why I Love Them: I’ve always loved groups that bring a new sound and over the past couple of years I was introduced to drum and bass from my friends. Rudimental does a great job of keeping authentic drum and bass but have since developed their sound into work that has meaning behind it. I can listen to their music and as cliche as it might sound, I can feel myself in a moment. They are authentic to their English roots and often perform on BBC radio and perform at the Manchester Warehouse Project. They also are four really solid individuals and are the type of guys that I would like to be friends with.
Favorite Songs: My favorite work Rudimental has ever mixed is their Warehouse Project Mixtape from 2013. Taking into consideration hat many people cannot listen to a mixtape for over an hour..my favorite songs are “Free“, “Not Giving In“, “Feel The Love” and “Never Let You Go“.
Fun Fact: Last year the group launched their album We The Generation with the help of a digital campaign. Fans had the chance to use their own images to create a sample record with “We The Generation” written over their picture, similar to the groups actual album. I received an email last November saying that I had won! Atlas Records sent me a one-of-a-kind fully functioning”We The Generation” record with MY artwork on it. This is honestly probably the coolest music related item I have ever owned.
Currently Listening To
- Radio Stereo — Duck Sauce
- Doin It Right — Daft Punk
- Fade — Kayne West
- Skinny Love — Bon Iver
- You’re Alone Tonight — Kyte
- Fiction — Kygo
- Lights & Music — Cut Copy
- The Sound — The 1975
- Wolf Like Me — TV On The Radio
- Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix) — Green Velvet