Archive for January 11th, 2011

Tinie Tempah

An upbeat rapper straight out of south London.  His debut album Disc-Overy was released last October at number one in the UK.  If you don’t find yourself dancing to these upbeat rythms and lyrics then you might want to check your pulse.

Miami 2 Ibiza

This song is all about powerful house beat provided by Swedish House Mafia and catchy lyrics.  Tinie’s unique accent makes this concept seem fresh even though we’ve all heard standard rap/club music before.

Frisky

The instrumentals on this track are amazing.  The producer Labrinth is on the rise, and Tinie delivers a singable hook and easily quotable lyrics.

The Black Keys

The Black Keys have been around since 2001 and just released their sixth studio album Brothers recently and performed on SNL last weekend.  Known for their blues rock style, the duo has a grounded garage rock sound that is easy and fun to listen to.  Grab some dark shades, a bass guitar, and you’ll find where these guys are coming from.

Next Girl

The strong blues background makes itself known in this track.  Simple meaningful lyrics over a hard bass line and drums is all you really need.

Tighten Up

Tighten Up is the most prominent single of the new album and remains centered in the blues roots of the band. This song has everything including catchy guitar riffs and organ accompaniment carried this song to the top.

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