6 posts categorized "cocknbullkid"


Wolf Gang (ft CockNBullKid and Mz Bratt) - Dancing With The Devil (Shoes Remix)

Mid-last month, I brought you the new single from Wolf Gang and it's gotten a considerable amount of awesome ear time here in Beastonia. Dancing With the Devil is yet another impressive offering from multi-instrumentalist Max McElligott, who continues to churn out the radness. And now... oh now. The official remix courtesy of The Shoes snags additional vocals from a pair of Beaston-faves in CockNBullKid and Mz Bratt.




What a way to start the day!


You can keep the cool going throughout the course of the hours by spinning this on repeat, which we are not opposed to doing. At all.


Get it!




mp3: Wolf Gang (ft CockNBullKid and Mz Bratt) - Dancing With The Devil (Shoes Remix)




CockNBullKid - Hold On to Your Misery (Dreamtrak Diamond Sound Remix)

You heard the exclusive world premiere of the Dreamtrak Diamond Sound Remix of CockNBullKid's next single, Hold On to Your Misery, on East Village Radio's Belly of the Beast earlier tonight, and now you can download the track for free.




We're all winners!




mp3: CockNBullKid - Hold On to Your Misery (Dreamtrak Diamond Sound Remix)



MNDR, BEMF and CNBK on EVR's Belly of the Beast Tonight

How's that for a damn post title? It's like, "hey ILU IRL LOL WTF NBD". And if you can't understand anything I'm spitting at you right now, then let me make it a little bit easier.




I have a radio show. You already knew that. 


What you didn't know is that I have a HUGE night planned, with MNDR live in studio, a special BEMF preview session and, AND I'm world premiering a new CockNBullKid song, which you can download for free as soon as the show ends.


More details here.




mp3: Penguin Prison - Golden Train (Kim Fai Radio Edit)




Interview: CockNBullKid Matures into Adulthood

I'm pretty pumped for CockNBullKid to release her debut album. I mean, it's only been 27+ months since I first started loving up on her tunes, so with much awaited and baited breath, I've been patient for the freshman full length. Adulthood will see daylight in February of the impending year [read = not soon enough] but we've waited this long, and what's a few more months to hold out for what will surely be a major player in my repertoire. To get ready and get amped for what's to come, chats are in order, and it's Beaston vs Bull in this installment.




CockNBullKid is currently on tour with Marina & the Diamonds and Kele. She's covered tracks by both artists, which you can grab for free here and here respectively. Also be sure to check out her cover of Rui de Silva's Touch Me over on her 'Space. Loving that. Even better, watch CNBK and Gonzales (her album collaborator and producer) doing a live cover of Destiny's Child Bills, Bills, Bills here. Most amazing!




SB: Describe CocknBullKid. I know it's your music moniker, but if you had to classify that term/phrase as a noun, or a genre of music, what would the definition of it be?
CNBK: Crying till you laugh and laughing till you cry.


SB: Talk about your earliest influences in the musical world. Did you grow up playing instruments, listening to mom and dad's old records, or what sparked the notion that "hey I think I need to be making music."
CNBK: It sounds cliche but as long as I can remember I have been into music. My parents don't own a musical bone in their bodies so I'm really not sure. My dad played loads of records round the house, so that probably had some influence. I also went to pentecostal church with  my Mum and younger brother. Music was a big part of that. Asides from that, I have harboured this ambition to be a singer and a writer.


SB: Over the past 2 years, a good deal of buzz has started to flow throughout blogs and online publications about your music. What's your response to the good dose of praise that you've been given for the material already out there?
CNBK: For every gushing review there's one saying your hair is shit or whatever. I try not to take it too seriously. I don't want to sound ungrateful to the people who have supported me though. I'm not really famous yet so I haven't read anything too bad or hyperbolic yet. But let's see what I say this time next year!


SB: Your debut album is coming out in February 2011. Talk about the process...writing, recording, working with Gonzales, etc.... it's been over two years since you first came out with initial cut On My Own, so how has the music evolved from then til now with the new material on the disc?
CNBK: I feel my writing has come a long since I first released On My Own in 2007. I always wanted to do something bigger, the album is quite unashamed and I'm proud of that. I got to work with great people like Gonzales who I clicked with immediately. He helped me to get back my focus for writing lyrics. I worked with Peter from Peter Bjorn and John- the Scandic have a great sense of humour so I hope that came across in the songs we did together. The album has taken a while and at times it was hard but it was never dull. Liam Howe ended up doing the production on most of the tracks. He is a big kid trapped in a mans body. We also clicked really quickly and he's very easy to work with.


SB: What happens next? More writing, recording, performing, etc...
CNBK: The warm up single One Eye Closed is out in the UK on Nov 8, then I go on a nation wide tour with Marina and the Diamonds. Then I do a few dates supporting Kele Okereke. Next single will be out after that then the album in Feb. 


SB: Quick questions: please pick one of the two options of eac

David Bowie or Giorgio Moroder

Basquiat or Warhol
Steak or Shrimp
NYC, London or Paris
Dying to go to NY, I just know I will love it. But for now gonna stay patriotic and say London.

8-Bit or Vocoder

ABBA or Adriano Celentano
Abba! Obv.

Lady Gaga or Coco Chanel
Damn, love them both but I'll say Coco Chanel.

Spring or Fall

High Fives or Thumbs Up
High Fives

Computer or TV

Radio or Record Player
Record Player
Champagne or Shots
Champagne schweedie.




mp3: CockNBullKid - Misery (Hercules and Love Affair Remix)

mp3: CockNBullKid - One Eye Closed (Aspirins For My Children Remix)





CocknBullKid - One Eye Closed (new single, video and Kris Menace remix!)


After getting wind last week that CocknBullKid is readying her new single, One Eye Closed, for proper outing on November 8 via Moshi Moshi/Island, I feel back into the wonderful world of Anita Blay and things from whence forth they came. Forever a fan of her intricate and unique vocals and arrangements, we've long pegged her to break out and get all up in your playlist loving. Now, seems ever the time do so...




Blay notes: "The music I made at first was cool, but it was work in progress. There was only so far I could take it. I knew I was capable of more. I wanted to make music that reached people further than E9, or whatever the cool postcode is now."


That time is now, with her debut album, Adulthood, due out in spring of 2011. In the meantime, she's got that new single we're gushing over (stream it on her 'Space), but we're equally delighted to hit you with the Kris Menace remix, exclusively found here in the land of Beastonia. Lusciously wonderful, the fix is complete with two major beat sequences beginning at 1:47 and thus again at 3:11, but overall, it's Menace's mastery brought to fruition by his trademark compressed analogue sounds and the gorgeous vocals of CocknBullKid. 


The single is out, as mentioned, on November 8, and also features Jakwob's mix providing some menacingly seductive low-end and Complex with the adrenaline fuelled D+B beats. Additionally, the video for the single has just been released, and you can view it below.






mp3: CocknBullKid - One Eye Closed (Kris Menace Remix)




Cocknbullkid - Cocknbullkid (new name and song!)

No, I didn't slip up and type the artist name and song as the same bit. Anita Blay, formerly known as thecocknbullkid (and also known as a beastly-favorite of ours), decided to freshen up her moniker. So, sans "the", let's introduce ourselves to Cocknbullkid. Also, we're gonna get familiar with a self-titled song that's making this shit-filled day all that much lighter. Thanks girl.



As Blay notes: "I have dropped the ‘the’ from my name. So I’m just Cocknbullkid now. All still one word but not all lower case. So still pedantic but I could be worse." The song is, aptly-titled, Cocknbullkid. The self-referential track comes courtesy of production work from Liam Howe (Marina and the Diamonds' chief producer/writer) and the talented hands of piano-pioneer, Gonzales.


A touch of "Alice in Wonderland-esque" lyrics about taking pills to make ya big and small fit nicely with the light and breezy track.


Yours, mine and hers below.


mp3: Cocknbullkid - Cocknbullkid 

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