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Well this weekend see’s the London Notting Hill Carnival back over the bank holiday weekend. There is only one classic track (which is played for the two days then put to bed) we could feature, that of Arrow.
“Hot Hot Hot” is a song by Montserrat musician Arrow featured on his 1982 studio album Hot Hot Hot. Written by Arrow himself, the song became an instant dance floor hit and was later covered by artists around the world, most notably in 1987 by American singer David Johansen under the name Buster Poindexter.
Motown songwriter Nick Ashford, who penned hits such as Ain’t No Mountain High Enough with wife Valerie Simpson, has died at the age of 70.
Ashford, who was being treated for cancer, died in a New York hospital, former publicist Liz Rosenberg said.
Ashford and Simpson met in a church choir and penned a string of hits including You’re All I Need To Get By and Chaka Khan hit, I’m Every Woman.
They also had a hit themselves in the 1980s with Solid (As A Rock).
Ashford moved from his native South Carolina to New York to pursue a music career in the early 1960s.
Simpson later inscribed “Nick Ashford slept here” on the park bench he slept on in the city’s Bryant Park, when he first came to New York and was homeless.
The couple’s breakthrough hit was Ray Charles’s Let’s Get Stoned in 1966.
Full BBC article HERE
According to The Los Angeles Times‘ music blog, Pop & Hiss, Brandy has inked a recording deal with RCA Records and Breyon Prescott’s Chameleon Records after splitting with Epic Records. Her 2009 album, “Human” did not have commercial success and was subsequently her only release before she was released from the label. Brandy’s attempts to get back to a major label were seen in her reality show with her brother, “Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business.”
Now we in the office think Willber is a bit weird, but this review which was Not due for publishing has (without his permission lol)
I’m a fan so when I got my hands on Brooklyn’s Krts new project Hold On, on the Berlin label Project Mooncircle I could hardly wait…
Love or Logic – a simple stroll on the beach or lounging on the sun bed make sure you have sun cream on for this little number will transport you and any worries in under 2mins, bliss.
Hold On – More trippy layers this time rolled in a sumptuous quilt of crushed beds and percussive salts. Grilled under a medium heat the track warms just enough for the skin to brown. The cries of hold on alerts you to remove from the oven, but after one bite you’ll need some more.
Whatever – not a hard court or even clay court could come near this gigantic tussle. The beats are pressed against the base line only to be returned with interest. The crowd are a gasp as their heads rock from left to right. The follow through hits the next and the immediate sense of relief can be felt. The crowd being a slow clap for more as rain stops play
Rooftop – We don’t like heights, but from this vantage point you can take in all the sounds everything is magnified – the plane overhead, the gramophone record from the 5th floor flat. Even the march planned for today with its marching band is muffled under a smyth breeze. The snap crackle and pop sound clash with Nutella strokes fades
Ghosts – The subway is quiet for a Monday and as the new stock rolls in my jacket is caught in the turnstile which clearly needs seeing too. Before I know it the hot breath of passengers are buckling under my inability to enter and exit the platform without bringing the capital to a standstill. There I’m free and as I enter the outside world I’m bathed in sun it scurries across my forehead and attempts to penetrate my collar unsuccessfully. Stand clear of the doors echoes from hence I came phew thank heavens for this soundtrack to soothe me.
Hold On (Glenn Astro Remix) – Home at last. There is a familiar sound underfoot a warmth that leaves me dizzy musical swirly and reverb torn plates and cups litter the kitchen. The remote needs new batteries the cable needs fixing and the white noise are replaced by smoking beats once I give it a wiggle. The landlord bangs in time to a beat so sweet asking me to turn it up as the kettle boils and the police kick the beat in.
This is so much more than a CD
Krts ‘Hold On’ EP
Out this September on Berlin label Project Mooncircle