Only posting this while I salivate thinking about what the Claude VonStroke official fix of this is gonna end up sounding like in my ears. Caspa's take on it is pretty sufficient though. PS: there's also a new video for Katy B's Easy Please Me, which you can view below. (PPS her album isn't as bad as I initially thought it was. #croweater)
BOOM! This still sounds, in said opening chords, like Hall & Oates to me. Don't let the thumbnail inside the video player fool you. It's a real legit official video for Broken Record, Katy B's next single, which inevitably finds Ms. KB in a club with flashing strobe lights... again. Also, a bed.
The beginning sounds like the start of Hall & Oates' You Make My Dreams Come True, no? Yes, it does. Somehow this doesn't resonate as the strongest offering from her anticipated repertoire, I'd gather. But it's new Katy B, so, here you have it.
Whew! Big title... warranted for something coming that's gonna be so big that hey, we'll dub it beastly, as we're prone to doing on the reg. Sweet lil' songstress that she is, Katy B has announced details of her debut album, On a Mission, and whilst we've been in her corner for a hot amount of time, if you're not up in the know, please use this post as your stepping stone into tight tunes that are guaranteed to make you groove and move. Yeah, that'll do.
Tracklisting from the singer's freshman offering are as below, and you can pre-order the release (if in the UK) at this link.
1. Power On Me 2. Katy On A Mission 3. Why You Always Here 4. Witches Brew 5. Movement 6. Go Away 7. Disappear 8. Broken Record 9. Lights On feat. Ms. Dynamite 10. Easy Please Me 11. Perfect Stranger 12. Hard To Get
Additionally, check out a clip of Katy B and Ms. Dynamite doing Lights On, live during an MTV session earlier this month. Not sure how I missed it the first time around, but to remedy and make it up to you, the video is viewable and the Girl Unitremix of the song is downloadable, wherein, we all win.
Skream's been on a pretty successful run of remixing songs we already dig and dig hard, making the originals even beastlier and beefier than one might imagine humanly possible. He's basically got that echoey "wa-wah-w-w-w-wa-wah-wah" sound on lock and that's entirely a good thing, both across his solo efforts and heard in works with collaborative musketeered outfit, Magnetic Man.
In no surprise, Skream turns in his latest bit of homework by rubbing his rhythms all over the RinseFM heater, Lights On, from Katy B and Ms. Dynamite.
What may shock you however, is that instead of amping up the energy, he draws out the effects and adds a touch of the tickled ivories into the mix. Still sounding much like he's created this fix in the bellows of a steel drum barrel, the echoes and wah-wahs are still prevalent, but cheers to you on this one dude.
After catching wind of this nice new jawn earlier this week, Katy B and her RinseFM backers released the official video clip of Lights On, the singer's new single, which features the equally talented Ms. Dynamite's spit stylin'. Easily my most played track this week, and it's a no brainer as to why: any song about dancing and not wanting to stop chalks right at the top of my list. Also, the beat and bending vocals kinda slay face. Big ups to Geeneus and Zinc on the production tip.
So now, here are your visuals, which frankly are on the underwhleming side, but in doing so, at least gives us the complete song to listen and love as opposed to that radio rip we sneakily posted a few days back...cause that's just annoying for everyone.
Oh, ok. Wasn't aware I was going to be giving you something super amazing today. Well, now I'm cognizant of this fact, only after being revived and "jump paddled" back to life because I put this new jam on, danced around for like an hour, and then passed out in a sweaty heap of myself. It's Katy B. It's Ms. Dynamite. It's cooler than anything right now.
Brand new jawn is called Lights On, and it's another dandy banger courtesy of the RinseFM camp, who are quickly eclipsing any other team of producers for most beastliest badassedest of the year. Pairing Dynamite and B together is like the hugest DUH ever, and of course the resulting track is of the utmost quality, with it's dubby touches, bending synths and vocals, and a pre-chorus and hook to scream for.
I keep on moving with the lights on (with the lights on)!
Check out the below video of MD and KB performing and chatting about the track at this summer's Notting Hill Carnival.
Because we can't stop, we don't stop, and we won't stop giving Katy B enough props here in the Beastonia-files, the lil' lady gets some more love today, thanks to a new jawn with super-producers, The Count & Sinden. The dudes' debut album, Mega Mega Mega, just came out yesterday, and aside from already rad tracks like After Dark(featuring Mystery Jets), the entire compilation is a who's who of new voices you need to know and love...much like Ms. B.
The song is Hold Me. The song is aces. The album is out now.