Deap Vally – Gonna Make My Own Money
Every band needs some common ground. For Deap Vally, Lindsey Troy (vocals, guitar) and Julie Edwards (drums), it's embroidery and blues. They met at a needlework class in their native Los Angeles and sound like a cacophonous cross between the Black Keys and Crucial Taunt (Cassandra's band in Wayne's World). Gonna Make My Own Money is primitive, strident, blues imbued rock'n'roll – imagine your missus glassing you with a bottle of bourbon before telling you why she's leaving you in a half-demented howl. Turn this one all the way up to tinnitus.
Public Enemy – Get It In
“One [deals] with the whole movement of people … and the other deals with the situation of everything coming at you at once, like a blizzard,” Chuck D says of the two new Public Enemy albums, Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp and The Evil Empire of Everything, due for release later this year. Get It In is a brawny, funky and typical relentless beat over which D, Flavor Flav and New York rapper Bumpy Knuckles spit scathing rat-tat-tat rhymes.
Plan B feat. Raekwon - Lost My Way [Remix]
Ben Drew has proved himself to be one of the most discerning, vital and vociferous post-riots voices. While his debut film, Ill Manors, humanises its disenfranchised characters rather than preaching about them, Lost My Way is more direct. “Probably is the best their lives is ever gonna get / They don't believe they can succeed / Or the opportunities you say are out there really exist,” Plan B rages over a driving production. An equally urgent verse from Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon offers a transatlantic perspective.
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