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Incredible acts have been revealed for the eco-friendly Plissken Festival in Greece this summer.
The famous Plissken Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday this June with a phenomenal line-up. Hard-hitting, electric, and the best quality: this summer is looking amazing for Greece, with some of the best alternative artists and performers around.
Beardyman is an absolute legend in the world of beatboxing, achieving a level of success pretty much unmatched in the mainstream circuit by anyone else in the scene. 'Distractions' is his latest studio album, and it's an interesting and innovative listen from start to finish. It was produced using the Beardytron 5000 mkIII, designed by the man himself, which enables live recording and mixing. The result isn't pretentious or over the top however, it is in fact a thoroughly enjoyable experience, showing that Beardyman isn't a one trick pony, and his journey into the more leftfield, glitchy electronic setting is successful and engaging.
'Distractions' gets under way with 'A Cheerful And Sunny Disposition'. The punchy kick, swelling bass and glitchy, yet somewhat jazzy synth lines instantly capture your attention, and the electronic vocal is hypnotic with a maturity about it. The dreamy electric guitar at the start of 'Getting There' is great, and the four to the floor kick drum, vocal textures and intensifying guitar parts make this a standout feature. This track really shows Beardyman's growth and maturity in that it possesses a pretty catchy feel, whilst still remaining edgy and respectable. This continues on 'You Only Like What You Know', where the trendy atmospheric synth lines and memorable hook wouldn't sound out of place on an indie band's single. This album might not be what you were expecting when you saw the name Beardyman on the sleeve, but it shows his growth and musical capabilities in abundance.
The chilled out 'Perfect Waste Of Time' is another highlight of the album; the spacey kick and snare combined with an orchestral soundscape creates a captivating listen. The phased acoustic guitar that starts 'I Will Never Win' is a solid backbone to the track, and as it shifts to a cleaner sound, the high production value of this album becomes increasingly evident. With a laid-back and understated drum beat, as well as excellent use of synth pads, backing vocals and a spacey lead, this is a track for you to throw on, chill out and take in; it's a well structured and well delivered cut from a truly diverse album. The house influenced 'Mountain Side' is another excellent track, with intricate and cutting guitar lines complimenting the dreamy vocals and muffled kick drum.
Continue reading: Beardyman - Distractions Album Review
Darren Foreman, more commonly known as Beardyman, is the 2006 and 2007 UK beatbox champion renowned for his ability to create abstract sounds using the human voice, which he manipulates to create compelling modern dub step and drum & bass.
Referred to as "Deus Ex Barba" (Latin for 'God of Beards'), Beardyman has obtained himself a cult following with his quirky, unique musical beat boxing and often insightful yet humorous talks.
Beardyman talks to us about his latest technological advancement, the Beardytron 5000, the sounds of the 21st Century and the danger of Facebook!
Continue reading: Beardyman - Interview
Madness' House of Fun Weekender will be a ''24/7 mad piece of s**t,'' according to singer Suggs.
Madness' House of Fun Weekender will be a "24/7 mad piece of s**t".
The 'One Step Beyond' band are staging a two day event in Minehead in Southern England and singer Suggs promises the band have put a lot of effort into making the event as action packed as possible.
He told BANG Showbiz: "We're throwing ourselves into the whole thing you know, not just to have a couple of gigs, and some DJs, but to make it a 24/7 mad piece of s**t.
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Benji Boko has his sights set on collaborating with Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn.
Benji Boko has his sights set on collaborating with Damon Albarn.
Following the release of his debut album, 'Beats, Treats, and all things Unique' in June - the dance musician is working on his ultimate musical goal of collaborating with the musician, wjho is a member of both Gorillaz and Blur.
He said: "I'd love to work with Damon Albarn and the Gorillaz - I haven't approached any of them yet because I'm not in a position for them to want to do that with me. I know that I'm not ready.
Continue reading: Benji Boko Wants Gorillaz Collaboration
Primal Scream closed Camp Bestival last night (31.07.11), playing their classic 'Screamadelica' album in full.
The 'Can't Go Back' dance rock band played their breakthrough album, 'Screamadelica', in full to close the four-day family friendly festival at Lulworth Castle in Dorset.
The band - led by singer Bobby Gillespie - played the tracks from 'Screamdelica' in a reworked and order, before launching into a host of their biggest hits from other records in their back catalogue, including 'Rocks' and 'Country Girl'.
Continue reading: Primal Scream Close Camp Bestival
Date of birth
14th May, 1982
Musicians... How do u feel about holidays
Can prince stop being dead now please.. I've spent enough time crying into youtube... God damn it..
RT @oweninnes: @beardyman You could always just record the crowd at one of your shows? #justkidding #someonehelpbeardyman https://t.co/mM1J…
Can anyone help me find film quotes that say things like "oh god make it stop" and "oh god this is awful" shit like that...
@natandoron smelly french drummer, gary... Best band on campus... Clear-out day.. Wow.. Also RIP prince.. Gahh https://t.co/FZTyC9fH4m
F**cking prince man.... Damn... His kind come along once a species.. We were honoured to have him in our midst...
RT @SenSanders: I didn't hear folks in Congress calling wealth redistribution "radical" as $1 trillion got transferred from the middle clas…
RT @woodspinna: @beardyman pick up a fresh fish, slap yo self and listen to some pharcyde! #makesomemorebeatswithyourmouth
RT @LukeParry1995: @beardyman it means you're gonna start speaking like a manc 24/7 punching OAPs and stealing digestives from the local co…
RT @A_SKILLZ: @beardyman i once became obsessed with listening to "champagne supernova" i had to keep listening to it over and over. it was…
RT @OhDannyboy1972: @beardyman yes...
RT @Threeleggedyoyo: @beardyman No... it just means you've looked inside the eye of your mind and found a better place to play.
RT @Jabberwonkee: @beardyman Only worry if you start to listen to anything else from the period. Kula Shaker, Menswear, Powder is the begi…
what does it mean if i've become obsessed with oasis's first 2 albums. . . and the singles and B sides from period. . am i dying???
audio nerds, how an i record 8 stereo channels of ADAT and 32 channels of Dante merged into the same DAW or recording device? hmmm
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!!!!! Uuuuuuurghh!!!!! https://t.co/BNqITnXsUf
RT @solobasssteve: 3 days of making amazing noises with @beardyman & drum genius @emre_ram. I'm a better musi… https://t.co/vEY8gWXqFY http…
@mcdizraeli that happened to me.. Quickly change ur password and set an sms security thing.. A quick google tells u how
So many machines https://t.co/TMPmdNEsuI
The spellbinding Dizraeli... https://t.co/huWjLkEBxP