Basenji – Can’t Get Enough

Record label Future Classic have tagged this one as ‘Cute’ – and we couldn’t agree more! Yet again we’ve stumbled across a trap that spans a number of genres, taking influence from Cashmere Cat, Clean Bandit, Brasstracks and clearly some sort of nursery rhyme… Anyway, it’s oddly catchy (and also does wonders for coping with … Continue reading

I Know Leopard – Close My Eyes

They call it pop – but I really cant agree. With Clean Bandit inspired strings, I Know Leopard’s latest single reminds me of the sadly disbanded New Navy, before completely creating their own sound by the chorus. ‘Close My Eyes’ comes across almost like a less experimental, more harmonic Ben Howard track, sped up and … Continue reading

MASHUP MONDAYS: 2014 Mixes

So 2014 went pretty fast! We’ve had some great music, yet more crossover genres and EDM has now become the genre of choice. As always, I’m a big fan of the year-in-review megamixes featuring the biggest hits of the year all rolled into one. Here are our round-up of the best. So far, I think … Continue reading

Clean Bandit – Extraordinary

After the huge success of ‘Rather Be’, we have to say Clean Bandit had set the bar particularly high. The new single is called ‘Extraordinary’ – and that it is! Clean Bandit have truly mastered the classical/pop/dance crossover here, starting with some off-key piano and lovely soothing vocals. The first verse fits its purpose before … Continue reading

Clean Bandit – Rather Be (All About She Remix)

Clean Bandit’s ‘Rather Be’ has been a huge Friday Style success, and it’s definitely one of my favourite records at the moment. All About She’s remix keeps the lyrics but revitalises the melody, adding funky electro hooks, heavier beats and generally making this fit for the start of the weekend! Check it out.

Clean Bandit – Rather Be feat. Jess Glynne

Released a few days ago, Clean Bandit’s latest single is an instant hit. Poppy but intimately deep, the melody shifts from a fantastic piano driven chorus wondurfully set against Glynne’s vocals. A number of people have termed this as ‘classical-dance’ – I’m not sure that it could even fit that, but it’s a good start.  … Continue reading