INTRODUCING: RATKING

RATKING exist as New York’s next great band. Like the Beastie Boys and Yeah Yeah Yeahs – local bands that came together as punks before developing into any sound they want – RATKING manage to mix youthful hardcore energy with pure, NY beats and rhymes in a post-hip-hop crew that could only exist in 2012.

Wiki, RATKING’s 18-year old frontman, grew up in Manhattan, playing Germs covers in his school music room (he has their motto NOGOD tattooed across his chest) in a band called the Homo-Thugs.

At 13 he was spotted in the audience by Wu Tang’s GZA and invited to come up onstage and perform, as GZA proclaimed “Wu-Tang is for the babies”. A star was born.

RATKING’s debut EP wiki93 (produced entirely by Sporting Life) will be released 19 October via Hot Charity/XL Recordings/Remote Control.

LISTEN: BOBBY WOMACK ‘LOVE IS GONNA LIFT YOU UP’ REMIX

 

The original ‘Love Is Gonna Lift You Up’ features on Bobby Womack’s new album The Bravest Man In The Universe. The album was produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell and released to widespread acclaim in June on XL Recordings.

This is a rare remix from the Bristol-based producer and DJ who’s become one of the UK’s most in demand DJs and producers. Following essential releases for a variety of labels, Bashmore recently launched his own Broadwalk Records label in fine style with the release of his own ‘Au Seve’ 12”. Bashmore also currently hosts a regular Radio One show as part of the station’s ‘In New DJs We Trust’ (tune in for the next one on Thursday 19th July)

Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe is out now via XL/Remote Control.

The Bravest Man in the Universe - Bobby Womack

MIXTAPE: TYLER, THE CREATOR NEW SUMMER CAMP MIX

Tyler, The Creator has released a 2012 version of the Summer Camp mixtape, using songs that didn’t make it onto last year’s mix.
This year’s ‘Summer Camp’ includes tracks like Sleigh Bells’ ‘Rill Rill’, Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s ‘Wanna Love You Girl’, TLC’s ‘Diggin’ on You’, tracks from Toro Y Moi, and a bunch more. According to Odd Future Talk, it also features new music from Tyler himself.
Click here to download.


Tyler The Creator – Goblin is out now via XL/Remote Control

Goblin - Tyler, The Creator

[info via Pitchfork]

VIDEO: BOBBY WOMACK ‘DEEP RIVER’

Bobby Womack’s new album The Bravest Man in the Universe is out next Friday 8 June via XL/Remote Control.

Produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, The Bravest Man In The Universe was recorded at Albarn’s ‘Studio 13′ in west London and New York’s Manhattan Center. It’s Bobby Womack’s first album of original material since 1994′s Resurrection.

STREAM: BOBBY WOMACK FEAT. LANA DEL REY – ‘DAYGLO REFLECTION’

Bobby Womack’s new album The Bravest Man in the Universe is out next Friday 8 June via XL/Remote Control.

Produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, The Bravest Man In The Universe was recorded at Albarn’s ‘Studio 13′ in west London and New York’s Manhattan Center. It’s Bobby Womack’s first album of original material since 1994′s Resurrection.

Lana Del Rey features on the track ‘Dayglo Reflection’. Listen to it below:

ADELE 21 OUTSELLS MICHAEL JACKSON’S THRILLER IN THE UK!

Congratulations are in order for the reigning queen of the charts. Adele’s sophomore album 21 has officially sold more copies in the UK than Michael Jackson’s 1982 release, Thriller.

Billboard reports that 21 has sold 4,274,300 units, 500 more copies than MJ’s sixth album, Thriller.

Here in Australia 21 is currently the 8th highest selling album of all time, having hit 12x Platinum. Thriller holds 4th place, having sold 16 x Platinum in Australia.

Australia’s top six best selling albums are:

1) Whispering Jack, John Farnham, 1988

1) Bat Out of Hell, Meat Loaf, 1977

2)  The Best of ABBA, ABBA, 1975

3) Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits, 1985

4) Thriller, Michael Jackson, 1982

5) Come On Over, Shania Twain, 1997

6) Innocent Eyes, Delta Goodrem, 2003



Adele –  21 is out now via XL/Remote Control
21 - Adele