Photek – ‘Ni Ten Ichi Ryu’ (Official Video)

Listening to Benji B‘s recent show – where he interviewed the legendary Photek (and played wall-to-wall Photek productions from back in the day to the present day) – got me seriously inspired to… Continue reading

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – ‘I’ll Take Care Of U’ (Official Video)

Meet Nisa Rodriguez, a 19-year-old boxer and single mother from the Bronx, New York. This video follows her as she works for a spot on the U.S. 2012 Olympic Boxing Team. So much… Continue reading

Blueprint – ‘So Alive’ (Official Video)

Fully experience what it’s like to be a wayward and errant paper plane (or rogue origami cathedral) by watching the official video to the fantastic ‘So Alive’ by Blueprint below. You can check… Continue reading

Radiohead – ‘Single Lotus Flowers’ (Video)

While everyone and their chihuahua sets the internet ablaze with chitter-chatter about the new Radiohead album ‘The King of Limbs’, nobody seems to have noticed that Thom Yorke completely wholesale-ripped-off Beyonce’s moves for… Continue reading

Hourglass Sea – ‘Another World’ (MP3)

Meet Dean Bentley aka Hourglass Sea: Bradford, England’s chief exporter of the finest fast-forward-to-the-future beat wizardry and synth melodies so polished you’d think he’d finished them off with an industrial buffer. Have a… Continue reading

Shark Move – ‘Evil War’

Who knew that 1970s Indonesia was a hotbed of raw psychedelic funk and prog rock? And how awesome is the band name ‘Shark Move’? Read all about it at the Stones Throw website,… Continue reading

The Cinematic Orchestra ft Roots Manuva – ‘All Things To All Men’

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of listening to this amazing, amazing, amazing song. What makes it even better is that it’s accompanied by a video shot by a SPbGATI (St Petersburg Academy… Continue reading

Wookie – ‘Scrappy’

This track is twelve years old yet still bends and blurs the boundaries of UK garage. Criminally underrated tune. Simple and effective.

Brazilian Taxi Driver Does a Scarily Good ‘Billie Jean’ by Michael Jackson

Brazil’s got talent. Bacana! [If you haven’t checked out Aloe Blacc’s stripped-down lounge soul cover of ‘Billie Jean’ yet, you need to do so right now]

GD & TOP – ‘Don’t Go Home’

My new favorite band. A flawless performance in every way. Extra points for ‘BlingBling Shop’ in the background. To be honest I wasn’t expecting Korea’s answer to Ja Rule’s gravelly baritone rap voice… Continue reading

DJ Hype, DJ Zinc & Pascal – ‘No Fear’

This is about as raw as jungle gets. No slick studio polishing of the drums and rounding off the edges of the bass here, instead it’s all about using beats and loops that… Continue reading

Wanda Jackson ft Jack White – ‘Thunder on the Mountain’ (Official Video)

If I had to list my favorite genres of music, rockabilly probably wouldn’t be the first, second, or even twenty-seventh style that springs to mind, but anytime Jack White is involved with anything… Continue reading

Wretch 32 – ‘Traktor’ (Mike Delinquent Project & Friction Remixes)

Can’t decide which one of these remixes I like better. First up, Mike Delinquent takes us back to 2000 with some strickly slick UK garridge bidnis that has me reaching for the MJ… Continue reading

Phlash & Friends ft Shea Soul – ‘Runnin’

I’ve had this hook from Phil Asher and his friends Mark de Clive Lowe and Shea Soul trottin’, runnin’, and gallopin’ through my mind all day. Pretty much bang-on-perfect singalong uplifting soulful disco… Continue reading

Portishead – ‘Strangers’ (Live from Roseland NYC)

Temporarily forgot just how great Portishead are. Especially with this relentless derk-derk-derk hook that sounds like a busy signal on Jupiter. Dude busting moves at 1:37 is how I will dance to everything… Continue reading

Michelle Shaprow – ‘If I Lost You’ (King Britt Scuba Mix)

Subtle and sublime Saturday afternoon winter sunshine vibes from LA’s Michelle Shaprow, whose ‘If I Lost You’ gets a snappy rolling kick and warm Rhodes rework from soulful house stalwart King Britt underneath… Continue reading

Talib Kweli – ‘Cold Rain’ (from his forthcoming album ‘Gutter Rainbows’)

A fine return to form for Mr T as he teams up with producer Ski Beatz to revisit the piano-led kick-snare, kick-snare hi-hat and female gospel chorus formula that made his Kanye-produced single… Continue reading

Macklemore – ‘The Town’ (Official Video)

Mustachioed Seattle rhymesmith Macklemore throws down some love for all things 206. Happy 2011 everybody.

Krystal Klear – ‘Tried For Your Love’ (Hudson Mohawke Remix)

Sure the original is glorious enough (Krystal Klear is a solid recommend for any and all Dam-Funkers out there) but it’s the sheer genius of the ‘Hawke to spelunk some ravey pianos, horns,… Continue reading

Gorillaz cover ‘Crystalised’ by the xx (BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Video)

Wrap all of your ears around this beautifully restrained and very earnest cover of ‘Crystalised’ (you heard it here on the Neon Milkbus first, maybe, possibly, possibly maybe) by the xx (too cool… Continue reading

Gold Panda – ‘Snow and Taxis’ (Video)

I’m kind of glad the Panda didn’t go with the cliched ‘snow and taxis’ slow-motion-New-York-yellow-cabs-in-a-snowstorm vibe. Instead he’s all like, “How awesome is vegetation!”

Jamie Woon – ‘Night Air’ [Produced by Burial] (Official Video)

As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, Jamie Woon (who you might remember from Debruit’s ‘I’m Goin’ Wit You’) turns in a soulful and heartfelt orchestral ode to maneuvers in… Continue reading

Jamie Lidell – ‘Little Bit of Feel Good’ (La Garage Mix)

Apparently in French ‘La Garage’ is roughly translated as ‘live version of song accompanied by cool malfunctioning-television video’. Jamie Lidell: fusing feel-good soul with a little bit of electronica one beat, bar, beard,… Continue reading

The New Holidays – ‘Maybe So, Maybe No’

After seeing Mayer Hawthorne croon this live in concert last night, thumbing through the racks of YouTube today uncovered the original version of ‘Maybe So, Maybe No’, recorded in 1969 by The New… Continue reading

Jed and Lucia – ‘Apostrophe’ (Official Video)

Beautiful autumnal listening from the Ubiquity Records camp. Usually known for their raw, deep-dug, soul-rich hip hop and hypnotic house numbers, here the label has made bold strides into whispery acoustic territory with… Continue reading

Fenech-Soler – ‘Stop and Stare’ (Official Video)

If Passion Pit were from England, listened to nothing but late 90s trance, wore sequined t-shirts, sped up their bpm’s a lil bit, and didn’t whine so much about being a ‘sleepyhead’, they… Continue reading

Lenny Fontana – ‘Spread Love’ (London Elektricity Live Version, Zero Tolerance Mix, Nu:Tone Remix)

We’ve been having some absolutely beautiful late summer/early autumn days here in Seattle recently – blue skies, sun, and a ever so slight chill in the crisp air. Got me thinking that summer… Continue reading

Aloe Blacc Performs a Cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Billie Jean’

Aloe Blacc is perhaps best known for his plinky-plonk piano summer feeling-broke-feeling-good track ‘I Need A Dollar’. Here however he turns the tables on us and delivers a raw, stripped-down, half-time soul cover… Continue reading

Andreya Triana – ‘Lost Where I Belong’ (Original & Flying Lotus Remix)

Although I’m usually a fan of animation-in-real-world type videos, this beautiful, beautiful, beautiful Bonobo-produced Ninja Tuned track by Andreya Triana unfortunately ain’t no “Opposites Attract.”     It does however have an incredibly… Continue reading

Pharoah Sanders – ‘Greeting to Saud’

Cloudwalking desert jazz that sounds like someone tinkling on a piano half buried in a sand dune inside a lantern-filled Abu Dhabi souk. Love it. Here’s an interview with the tenor sax-toting legend… Continue reading

Jon Hopkins – ‘Vessel’ (Four Tet Remix)

Bliss. Perfect late night listening from Jon Hopkins, a UK electronica artist who’s no stranger to contributing his starry-skied digital magic to tracks by Coldplay, Imogen Heap, David Holmes, Tunng, Four Tet, and… Continue reading

Stevie Wonder – ‘Sesame Street’

Proof that 1972 was a great year for music and television and music television. If this two minute snippet is anything to go by. From back when the Voicebox was the apex of… Continue reading

Katy B – ‘Katy on a Mission’ (Produced by Benga)

Bran’ Nu! Courtesy of one of the greatest online bass music radio stations in the world (that just got awarded a license to broadcast on FM in the UK!) Rinse FM South London… Continue reading

Neon Breakfast Tracklisting: Sat 29 May 7am-10am LIVE on George FM

THANK YOU, GRACIAS and DOMO ARIGATO (whatever that means) to everyone who tuned in this morning for the LAST NEON BREAKFAST on world famous GEORGE FM! So many new tunes and classic heavy-hitters… Continue reading

Neon Breakfast Tracklisting: Sat 22 May 7am-10am LIVE on George FM

Big thanks to everyone who tuned in this morning for the ELECTRIC ECLECTIC (not a bad name that) GOODNESS that is the NEON BREAKFAST live and direct on world famous GEORGE FM. It… Continue reading

Neon Breakfast Tracklisting: Sat 15 May 7am-10am LIVE on George FM

Bit of a name change this week as we move from being NEON MIXTAPE to NEON BREAKFAST. We’re still the same on the inside though. LOVE GEORGE FM and LOVE EARLY MORNING ECLECTIC… Continue reading

Neon Mixtape Tracklisting: Sat 8 May 7am-10am LIVE on George FM

Plenty brand new blissed out and bassy Left Coast beats this morning from Ras G, MED and Free The Robots. Plus brand new Fly-Lo, Jay Electronica, Toddla T, and dark, dark, grimey, stripped-down… Continue reading

Neon Mixtape Tracklisting: Sat 1 May 7am-10am LIVE on George FM

Brand new glitch/UK garage/dubstep/purple/stuff that sounds like Martyn (what DO you call it?) music played today from FaltyDL, Joy Orbison, Dubbel Dutch and BD1982. Plus plenty of iPod-on-perfect-shuffle handbrake turns along the way… Continue reading

Neon Mixtape Tracklisting: Sat 24 April 7am-10am LIVE on George FM

Another blazin’ show, thanks to all for tuning in! Rinsed out some Nihongo hip hop, some Bug Powder Dust, some James Brown, and some Sesame Street rave! Jamie Lidell – “You Got Me… Continue reading

K’Naan – ‘America’

Everyone’s favourite Somalian/Canadian rapper returns with ‘America’ – near 7 minutes of a lazy shuffling beat with Mos Def and Chali 2na’s baritone so deep your laptop might just vibrate off the table.… Continue reading