We’ve been looking forward to this for a while now. Wiley goes to one of the best, Harmonic313’s Mark Pritchard to scatter beats around his now infamous rhymes.
Coming out on Big Dada 19th Jan - here’s a little preview.
Best tracks of 2011 - Black Cab Sessions mixed by Mim
You may remember we posted a trailer for our Black Cab Sessions USA series which will air in the UK in Feb 2012. This featured the black cab being taken to 6 different cities and documenting the local scene in each, using tastemakers and musicians as the backbone of the episodes.
One of the cities we enjoyed the most was Philadelphia. A city that lives in the shadow of New York, yet has its own identity and a community that lives and breathes creativity and passion.
We were lucky enough to film sessions with some of Philly’s finest acts including Naeem Juwan AKA Spank Rock. We ran into him outside a nightclub in West Philly where he was hanging out with Plastic Little, another act we managed to convince into the back seat.
We met Naeem the next day and he performed ‘Race Riot On The Dancefloor’, taken from his brilliant album ‘Everything is boring and Everyone is a fucking liar’.
So its with some excitement that we will be meeting up with Naeem again in London on 5th December to DJ some records at The Scala.
Tickets available here - http://www.eatyourownears.com/events/spank-rock-0/
You can see Naeem in the trailer for Black Cab Sessions USA, above. Follow us at @blackcabsession and facebook.com/blackcabsessions for news of air dates and networks.
Very excited about this EP release from the excellent James Blake. I heard Love What Happened Here on Benji B’s show a while back and have been waiting for it to drop. Now this track, Curbside has surfaced on The 405 and will be the B-side to the release which is out on 11th Dec on the ever brilliant R&S Records.
We had the pleasure of watching Zulu Winter tear up the stage at London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen the other night. We knew we should get them in for a session, so here they are. Its rare seeing a band that can actually create their recorded sound on stage and deliver it with charisma, emotion and excellence. These guys will be big, of that i am sure.
Head to CAMP on 1st November to go and experience their show fa’ real. Tickets here: http://www.eatyourownears.com/events/zulu-winter/
Black Cab Session DJs in support, doors at 8pm. See you there! x
Last Friday, after 3 years of trying, we finally got the incredible Feist to perform on Black Cab Sessions. Meeting on a beautiful sunny afternoon in Brompton, we found Leslie and two members of the excellent Mountain Man sitting on the steps of their hotel running through their song they were to perform. Greeted with huge smiles, we shot the breeze with them until our cabbie turned up. Strictly speaking, we dont really allow more than 3 performers in the back seat, if the police caught us, we’d be in serious trouble… But this was an exception. They had worked out their 3 part harmony along with some light percussion and it was to be 4 performers in the back. Sound man and camera man ducked down to avoid any run ins with the beast. Once all in side, we had a quick sound check - incredibly powerful voices accompanied by some amazing energy from all of them, we set off on our journey, using the sights of Hyde Park as the back drop.
As you can see in the video above, they managed to perform the song ‘Undiscovered First’ to perfection. Menacing harmonies and stamping feet meant the cab received a bit of a beating, but the cabbie didnt mind. He was loving it!
So after 3 years of trying, we finally got to spend some time with Leslie who turned out to be one of the nicest, down to earth artists we’ve ever encountered on Black Cab Sessions. We said our goodbyes and spoke of working together again in the future - perhaps the cab will go to her hometown of Toronto for series 2 of Black Cab Sessions TV show?!!? Who knows… Until then, just enjoy this amazing performance.
The album ‘Metals’ is out now on Polydor. www.listentofeist.com/metals
So, we have stacks of unreleased films. We stumbled across this one this morning and thought we’d share it with you. The Sugababes piled into the cab and performed this which we were told was their last performance as that line up… They were very nice.
As inspiring as it gets. RIP Steve Jobs
Hipsters going mad for this, and rightly so. The Weeknd is something of a phenomenon out of Toronto, having recently released a couple of mix tapes. Pure lovemaking music!! Here he turns down Florence’s vocal and creates a whole new atmosphere around her lyrics, adding his own touch to a production that blows your headphones out your ears. Very cool. Now if only he’d come over to London and show everyone he can do it on stage too…