25/03/2013: Coco and the Butterfields – Low/Encore

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Fip Fok.  A genre you might not be aware of but one you need to wrap your ears around quick.  Coco and the Butterfields are the Canterbury based band that created this genre, and as well as having a live E.P available they’ve just launched their shiny new website.

Available from the site are three free downloads.  This weeks free download is the first of these, a fusion of Flo Rida’s Low and Jay Z’s Encore, brought together by Coco and the Butterfields’ unque sound.  Sailing in on a violin Low/Encore anchors in your head instantly.  Driven by a double bass, guitar and bango Coco and the Butterfields even have a beat boxer.  A genius combination already; the rapping completes this fast paced and joyful mash-up of Low/Encore alongside the inventive beat boxing.  You won’t have heard anything like this anywhere else today.

Your ears need this inside them.  Get your free download of Low/Encore by Coco and the Butterfields here.  Also find a cover of Just a Dream by Nelly and Feeling Good by Nina Simone.  They’re only available for a limited time however so get them quick.

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 17/02/13

Aaaaaaand we’re back.  There was no takeover last week due to technical difficulties.  We say technical difficulties we mean the laptop will all the good stuff on it was separated from it’s charger and went to sleep for a while.  Never fear though (we could tell you were fearful) it is back with a vengeance.  This week’s saw a host of great local and underground artists.  Listen back to the show on Friday 6.30-7.30.  Listen now for great independent music 24/7 here.

Track Listing:

Dakota Ruins – Respawn / On Facebook

Circle of Rage – Society’s Secret / On Facebook

Generation Graveyard – The Empty / On Facebook

ROAM – Less Than Productive / On Facebook

Jaguar Jones – No Gods No Masters / On Facebook

The Alex Beharrell Band – The Best Melancholy / On Facebook

Syd Arthur – Dorothy / On Facebook 

Mr Payne – Music / On Facebook

Eskimo Chase – On Top of Things / On Facebook

Clacket Lane – Girl That Looks Like Sunshie / On Facebook

Go-Zilla – Throwdown / On Facebook

Biscuit Thief – I Can’t Find Homebase and I’m Getting Really Distressed / On Facebook

Afro Dizzy Jack remix (Rebirth Records) – Talking With Myself / On Facebook

Go-Zilla – Camden Queen / On Facebook

Peace,

Banned Reviews

04/02/2013: Riskee and Ridicule – King of the Dole

Platform 5 in Ashford survived!  This is a major boost for the Ashford music scene.  Check them out for a great bar and big gigs across a range of genres.  To say thanks for the support, Riskee and the Ridicule have released a track for free!

Your’s to enjoy is King of the Dole.  This is an driven track seeped in energy that blurs the lines between genres.  A demanding riff starts the track and grabs your ears.  It drags your ears along as vocalist Scott Picking recounts a story of attending the job center and the thoughts it stirs up.  Fiery rapping delivers the tale with passion and leaves it sticking in your head.  All this is done with the aid of that riff alongside some strong drumming and genius vocal harmonies.  Riskee and the Ridicule make interesting and relevant music that demands your attention, and deserves it.

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Download this track from the option on the Soundcloud player below or click here to see the track on Soundcloud.

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The Banned Reviews Takeover 20/01/13

Ahhhhhhh.  It’s good to be back!

Tonight we played some big sounding Kent music, and if we’re honest it did nice things to our inner jelly.  We can’t wait to bring you more weeks of underground and regional music.  We hope you like it, but we’re also open to suggestions!  Comment or email us on bannedrevews@live.co.uk.  Listen again on Friday 6.30 – 7.30 for a repeat!  Listen right now for awesome independent music!

Tack Listing:

YaMaHaRaHaRa – Hit Red / On Facebook

Tyrannosaurus Alan  – S.T.B feat. Jak Brown / On Facebook

Slaves – Nervous Energy / On Facebook

Wildfowl – You Tripped Me / On Facebook

Elle Rayenne – Rayguns / On Facebook

Lizzie Andrews – Rock, Paper and Scissors / On Facebook

Common Outlaw – Catalyst / On Facebook

The Rebecca Riots – Not One Step Back / On Facebook

Tank Trap – Burdened Smile / On Facebook

Pawse – I Need You / On Facebook

Krafty – The Memory of You / On Facebook

Mr Beanie, Rebirth Records – Bass and Dub Mixtape / On Facebook

Much love,

A Christmas Rap Thats Actually Good

Baltimore artist Jumbled has released a Christmas song.  Normally Christmas music is all kinds of terrible, all of them!  But not Jumbled.  He’s released a track which brings a little reality to the world of Christmas music.

She Wants It All starts off well, a bright trumpet and some sleigh bells set the Christmas Tone.  Then the Christmas spirit starts to wear off and Jumbled levels his anger at the commercialism of it all.  It then gets even darker as Jumbled turns it on to women. ‘..head back to the mall/she says she wants nothing but she wants it all’.

Jumble is a DIY Hip-Hop producer who takes a few ques from Phil Spector.  Get it free here.

Find Jumbled on Facebook

David Horn

The Banned Reviews Takeover 02/12/12

We liked this one a lot – even the Christmas records sounded awesome.  This is a very rare thing, bah humbug and such!  Among the great local music this week was the Live In the Living Room Christmas single.  This is a collaboration from lots of Kent artists covering Do They Know It’s Christmas?, all in the name of Meningitis awareness.  Download it here and show your support for Meningitis awareness, and get an ace version of a Christmas classic!

Listen again Friday at 6.30 for the hour again, packed full of amazing Kent bands!  Listen 24/7 for great independent music.  Here’s who we played:

Stone Kings – Crazy Again / On Facebook

Artemis Redeemer – We Are Society/ On Facebook

Third Place Victory – Arnold’s Time Machine / On Facebook

Fish Tank – Capybara / On Facebook

Adam Russell – Broke Skull / On Facebook

Ted Clark – Code Red / On Facebook

Jumbled – She Wants It All

Live in The Living Room – Do They Know It’s Christmas? / On Facebook

Down To My Last – Firework / On Facebook

ShyChlo – From a Dream to a Young Supreme / On Facebook

RBN – No Hands / On Facebook

Linkin Park – Waiting for the End (GLEN ORPHEUS’s down right nasty mix) / On Facebook

Beanie Smith of Rebirth Records – Trap Mix / On Facebook 

You stay classy!