“Hello Mr Hudson, we are popular ‘urban’ group- N-Dubz. We wish to appeal to a niche MOR market. Your agent tells our agent that we could cross-polinate our appeal with yours. We’re advised that it will all end up well.”
Actually, no. Nobody would wish for that ridiculous hybrid. Yet, here it is.
Fresh from hosting lingerie aisles in a Dunnes Stores near to you, she guests on Hill’s new track. And it’s directed by none other than Little Big Man Omero Mumba. Needless to say, it’s a masterpiece. (more…)
With over 100,000 applications now available in the Apple store and with the rising ubiquity of the the iPhone in Ireland, many of you might be wondering what apps to use. Here are 20 of Day and Night’s must have killer apps.
Dictionary.com – a complete English dictionary and thesaurus downloaded to your phone (free).
Wikipanion – searches Wikipedia in a faster time than the official app (free).
iCensus – Search the National Archive of Ireland’s 1911 Census from your phone (€2.99).
Movie Genie – For those times when you need to know where you recognise an actor from, you need this IMDB client (€1.59).
eBuddy – Instant message facility which can connect to MSN, Yahoo, Gmail and Facebook. Available for free and in a pro version with extra features (€2.39).
1. Jay-Z – On To The Next One
Jigga serves up a visual-heavy monochrome video to match his Justice D.A.N.C.E. -sampling tribal tune from The Blueprint III.
2. How to make ‘Smack My Bitch Up’
Insightful video tutorial which shows how Liam Howlett may have created The Prodigy’s seminal track using the music program Ableton. What’s most fascinating is how he twisted samples from other well-known songs into completely unrecognisable shapes.
Imagine a cross between a viola-playing Final Fantasy and Belle & Sebastian and you’ve got Anders somewhat sussed out. Listen to his debut album Nodes of Overtones on DayAndNightMag.ie this week. http://www.myspace.com/andersponders
Bon Iver goes back to school
The bearded troubadour recently rejoined his first high school band – the Eau Claire Memorial Jazz Band, in order to raise funds for their annual trip to New York. The resulting concert of Bon Iver and Duke Ellington songs has now been released on iTunes. Listen to a song via I Guess I’m Floating. http://short.ie/boniverband
Warp Records will release Lonelady’s debut album Nerve Up in February. Inspired by post-punk angular riffs, 80s pop and sounding like a combination of late ’80s/early ’90s female singers (Alanis Morrisette, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey), LoneLady is an intriguing proposition. Get the single for free. http://lonelady.co.uk/
Remixes of 2009
Before the year was up, I selected my 35 favourite remixes of the year taking in reworks from Aeroplane, Joker, Classixx, The Horrors, Crookers, Rustie, Skream, Air France and Fake Blood. Listen to them on Nialler9.com. http://short.ie/remixes09
Growing Up Heroes
Everyone wanted to be a superhero at one time in their young lives. Now you can relive that feeling through this Tumblr photo archive of kids dressed in superhero costumes. http://growingupheroes.com
A Collection A Day
For each of the 365 days of 2010, Lisa Congdon, an obsessive collector, will be posting pictures (and some times paintings) of her many collections. http://collectionaday2010.blogspot.com
A new UK-based site which compares the prices of online music retailers such as Amazon, iTunes, 7Digital, We7 and Play.com depending on what album you search for. http://www.tunechecker.com