Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Check It Out #7 (21/10/15)

1. Electric Feel - Fresh Dixie
Hailing from London, Fresh Dixie are one of the UK's most exciting up and coming cross - over jazz acts. They've built a local following that expanded throughout the UK and into parts of Europe, and they've played a string of prestigious festivals including Elbjazz Festival (Germany), Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, PIJF (Malaysia) and more recently Fresh Dixie played a sell-out headline shows at The Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room and Soho's Pizza Express Jazz Club. Their debut EP is due for release early next year of which the opening gambit is a fantastic cover of MGMT's hit 'Electric Feel'. You can also see them live at London Jazz Festival (The Bull's Head) on Friday 13th November (2015). 

2. Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson
Jamie is a singer-songwriter and musician from Plymouth, England and was the first artist signed by Ed Sheeran to his new label, Gingerbread Man Records. 'Wasn't Expecting That' was first released in 2011 and reached #3 in the Irish Singles Chart, and in April 2015 was re-released through Atlantic Records, peaking at #3 in Australia, #7 in New Zealand and #1 in the UK. He's supported Ed Sheeran and One Direction on tour and is causing quite a wave with his music. 

3. Sing - Pentatonix

American a cappella group, Pentatonix, have just released their eponymous fourth studio album, which is the first release of theirs to feature predominantly original material. 'Sing' is a brilliant track that showcases exactly what Pentatonix are all about, having vocals as their only instruments used to create not only this song but the rest of their album too. 

4. Hey Jude - Tyler Ward & Kurt Hugo Schneider
Tyler Ward and Kurt Hugo Schneider are well known for their creative musical uploads to YouTube, including their cover of 'Let Her Go', 'Story Of My Life' and now 'Hey Jude'. This cover in minor key is completely new approach to the song and gives it a haunting but brilliant twist. 

5. Wings - Little Simz
Little Simz is an English rapper, musician, actress and singer, following the release of four mixtapes and five EPs, she released her debut album 'A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons' on 18th September (2015). Little Simz is one to watch in the near future, as you can see in this video, enjoy! 

Wings - Little Simz (link)

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