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Idris Elba Recruits Mumford & Sons For Mandela Album, Eyes Christmas Charts

Actor-turned-musician Idris Elba has recruited Mumford & Sons and James Blake to work on an album dedicated to the memory of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela.The Wire star began working on the project shortly...

Atp Defend Themselves Over The Jabberwocky Fiasco

We reported yesterday that two companies tied up in Jabberwocky-gate are taking legal action against ATP - Dash Tickets and The Zeitgeist Agency. But today, ATP have released their own retaliatory statement defending their position...

Jabberwocky Update: Two Companies Kick Off Legal Proceedings Against Atp

The debacle that is the Jabberwocky has taken a fresh new turn. In addition to the ballyhoo created by cancelling the festival at short notice (it was due to take place this weekend) two companies...

James Blake Working With Kanye West

James Blake has enlisted the help of Kanye West and Bon Iver for his third album. The 'Retrograde' singer, who is working on the follow-up to his successful second record 'Overgrown', which was released last...

What Can We Expect From The New Xx Album?

The XX are a band who have achieved the rare accolade of matching their critical success with a commercial viability after the minimalist electronic strains of 2010’s self-titled record altered the face of popular music...

Ivor Novellos Victory For London Grammar As Mercurys Snub Forgotten

London Grammar lead the honours at last night's 59th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. The trip-hop trio, Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman, won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for their track 'Strong.'...

Tragedy At Tennis Star James Blake's Florida House Ruled A Murder-suicide

Florida police officials have ruled the fire that destroyed retired tennis ace James Blake's mansion, killing four people, was part of a murder-suicide.According to Tmz.com, Darrin Campbell, who was renting the home at the time...

Three Die In Blaze At Tennis Star James Blake's Florida Home

A Florida mansion owned by retired tennis ace James Blake became a fiery death scene on Wednesday morning (07May14) after three bodies were found in a blaze at the property.Reports suggest fireworks were found strapped...

Emeli Sandé And Arctic Monkeys Up For Ivor Novello Awards

Emeli Sandé and the Arctic Monkeys have each been nominated for a prestigious prize at this year's Ivor Novello Awards.Emeli is up for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work award for her song 'Clown'...

Kanye West Keen To Collaborate With James Blake

Rapper Kanye West has reached out to British singer/songwriter James Blake to discuss plans for a collaboration.The in-demand electronic music star reveals he has been in touch with West in recent weeks, but he is...

Kanye, Elton, Jack And Lionel: Say Hello To Bonnaroo Festival's Line-up 2014

The line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced and looks to be more impressive than ever with Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Jack White and Vampire Weekend all gracing...

Laura Mvula Not A Good Pop Star

Laura Mvula doesn't think she's a good pop star. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter narrowly missed out on winning a Mercury prize last year after James Blake claimed the honour and she's now in the running to...

Kendrick Lamar Wants To Meet Lorde

Kendrick Lamar is looking forward to meeting Lorde at the Grammy Awards. The 'Swimming Pools' rapper was very impressed by the teenage singer - who came from nowhere in 2013 to score a huge international...

James Blake And Chance The Rapper To Live And Work Together

British singer/songwriter James Blake and Chance The Rapper are planning to move in together in Los Angeles so they can work on new music.The pair previously teamed up to record a remix of Blake's song...

Brit Awards 2014 Nominations: Disclosure, Bastille, Rudimental Emerge On Top

The nominees have been announced for this year's Brit Awards, which will be presented live in a ceremony on ITV on the 19th February. The annual awards celebrate the year's biggest British music stars, in...

Hayley Fox's Top Albums Of 2013

Darkside 'Psychic' - After an EP in 2011, Darkside released their debut album this year. The duo - the project of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington - gave as good as they got on 'Psychic',...

Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations: Who Are The Notable Absentees On The Nominee's List

The 2014 Grammy Awards will take place in January 2014, with the full list of nominees being revealed over the weekend. Jay-Z was the most capped nominee, with nine nods in total, whilst Macklemore &...

Rudimental Praise James Blake On Mercury Win

Rudimental's album of the year is James Blake's 'Overgrown'.The 'Waiting All Night' hitmakers were beaten to this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize by the singer's album 'Overgrown' on Wednesday night (30.10.13), however, they have no bad...

James Blake Wins Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013

James Blake has won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013.The 25-year-old star was delighted to receive recognition for his second album 'Overgrown' - which was released in April this year and reached number eight in the...

James Blake: 'Mercury Win Is Surreal'

Singer/songwriter James Blake has been left stunned by his Mercury Prize triumph, admitting, "It's very surreal."The British star scooped the prestigious honour for his album Overgrown at a ceremony in London on Wednesday night (31Oct13),...

James Blake Wins Mercury Music Award: So, Who The Heck Is He?

James Blake took home the celebrated Mercury Music Prize last night (30 October) for his second album, Overgrown. Released to wide-spread critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, Blake got his start as a...

James Blake Wins Mercury Prize For 2nd Studio Album 'Overgrown'

James Blake earns the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for his second studio album 'Overgrown'.The annual trophy is awarded to an artist from the UK with the best album from the past year.James Blake received the...

James Blake Wins Mercury Prize

Singer/songwriter James Blake has won Britain's 2013 Mercury Prize for his album Overgrown.The electronic music star was named as the recipient of the prestigious $30,000 (£20,000) award for the most groundbreaking record of the last...

David Bowie To Release 5 New Songs

David Bowie is to release five new songs.The 66-year-old musician's new three-disc album 'The Next Day Extra' - the collectors issue of his acclaimed LP 'The Next Day', which was released in March - will...

James Blake Postpones U.s. Tour Dates

Music producer James Blake has postponed five U.S. tour dates in October (13) to attend the Mercury Prize ceremony in London.The British star, who has been shortlisted for the prestigious honour for his album Overgrown,...

Mercury Prize Shortlist Announced, But Does It Even Matter Anymore?

The Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize this week announce the shortlist for it's 12 favourite albums of the last 12 months, albums that it claims are "urgent" and are "reflective" of the evolving sound of contemporary...

James Blake Headlines Festival No, 6

James Blake headlined Festival No. 6 last night (13.09.13).The 'Limit Your Love' singer brought the first day of the festival to a close when he performed to fans in Portmeirion, north Wales.James - whose album...

Mercury Music Prize List Has "More Good Albums...Than For A Very Long Time"

This year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize could be one of the greatest lists of nominees in the awards history. 2013's nominees shortlist includes talent old and new, rock, pop, and dance with one thing to unite...

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