Saturday, November 21, 2009

X-Factor 2009 Audition Videos

My favourite three X-Factor 2009 audition videos....

The X Factor 2009 - Stacey Soloman - Auditions 1

The X Factor 2009 - Danyl Johnson - Auditions 1

The X Factor 2009 - Jamie Archer - Auditions 2

Friday, August 29, 2003

(Oh, there's 2 "featuring Dizzee Rascal" tracks on there. I am not a big fan of party hard Lucky Star, it's much too crowded. Nothing like Fix Up Look Sharp which pushed Dizzee's ruff voice at the forefront and was dark stark punk hop.)

I have little interest in the upcoming Basement Jaxx. I have never liked dance that has too many rock(s) attached to it. It conjures up drunken blokes on the dance floor/ frat party. Prodigy - with its faux punk (Hello Kitty thrown in a Hard Candy/Gothic mixer) - and Chemical Bros belong to the same group. It's closer to Oasis than Kool Keith in mindset. Or maybe I have seen one too many bollox reports about Oasis and/or not enough Kool Keith stories. So I can pretend that the latter is throws off his persona after he's done his *shift*. But I still downloaded it. And I will - oh yeh prejudiced expectations - dislike it despite the northern soul/punk and electro influences.

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

There's nothing like buying an LP on the basis of the cover. You have expectations. In this case they were half-delivered. I expected a pure soul record, instead I got a lovers rock record. I especially love the soul tracks by Hortense Ellis, there's an understated deepness in her delivery. Nothing like the xtina aguilera bathroom belt (which has its place... exactly, in the shower). Something is off, something stolen. I love how they have appropriated a genre and tried to capture its essence. It's something one can hear in any/most non-UK/US records. I am not a big reggea fan, unless it's driven by R&B. I love the smoothness of soul coupled with the reggae basslines.