2 posts categorized "wiley"

07/09/2010

Beastly Bits #110

Oh hello there bits. Been a minute, and none too soon...


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...and away we go!

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Memory Tapes are planning a conceptual film, and album. link

 

My pal, Alex, over at PAPER Mag chatted with Kelly Rowland. link

 

Wiley's giving away 180, yes ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY, songs via twitter. Go! link

 

Tokyo Police Club and ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) team up for the band's latest video. link

 

Johnny Dynell's Carnegie Hall Remix of Scissor Sisters' Fire With Fire is something all sorts of awesome. Grab it.

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mp3: Scissor Sisters - Fire With Fire (Johnny Dynells Carnegie Hall Remix)


02/08/2010

Wiley (featuring Emeli Sande) - Never Be Your Woman (new video!)

Long a fan of Wiley, it's no surprise that his latest venture, a "cover me, sampling" song with many influential beats behind it, was prone to end up on my pages.

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Let's look back at 1997 first. White Town sampled jazz singer Al Bowlly's 1930's trumpet line in his song My Woman, for their own updatedly-late-90's jam, Your Woman. Now, over thirteen years later, Wiley has jumped on board the female-driven ditty by paying homage to the unmistakebale notes with his song, Never Be Your Woman.


Featuring sultry vocals from newcomer Emeli Sande, Wiley gets grimey with his version of this fantastic "love letter to breakups". Video for the track has just been unleashed, so get to watching it now!

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The video uses Shy FX's edit of the track, which (if I'm not mistaken and only immediately recognized thanks to this), is pulling/sampling some serious Nightcrawlers' beats. Can you hear it? 


For your reference, I'm giving you a ton of material to sort and sift through. Samples!

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mp3: Al Bowlly - My Woman

mp3: White Town - Your Woman

mp3: Nightcrawlers - Push The Feeling On

mp3: Wiley (Featuring Emeli Sande) - Never Be Your Woman (Shy FX Edit)

mp3: Wiley (Featuring Emeli Sande) - Never Be Your Woman (Herve Rework)

 

  

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