Category: Music

My favourite new remixer: Prillen

People who know me will know that I absolutely LOVE a good remix, so I am always on the hunt for them.

However, sometimes I happen to stumble on a really great one, which was what happened today. I was just browsing on Tumblr when I happened to find this awesome new Katy Perry x Iggy Azalea remix of ‘I Kissed a Girl’ and ‘Fancy’ (below). I love both of these songs, so I had to have a listen… and I definitely loved what I heard.

Chilled, cool and suarve, this track just HAS it. I was taken with it literally from the first note.

Obviously, then I had to find out who made the track, so I clicked on the Prillen‘s Twitter account which was attached to the post. Considering the Tumblr post of the song had nearly 9,000 notes, I was surprised to find that Prillen only has 154 followers on Twitter. This guy is definitely a a musical mastermind, so I would definitely recommend you give him a follow.

I also checked out some of his other remixes on his Soundcloud page. Again, I stumbled on some more I love, such as his version of Kesha‘s ‘Your Love Is My Drug’ and his ‘Cockiness’ remix.

As well as music, I also saw on Prillen’s website that he’s an artist – what a talented guy huh!

But anyways, I thought I would just write a post to share with you this guy’s genius, as I certainly enjoyed it. Let me know what you think of the track, or any of his other work, below!

Sam x



VIDEO: HAIM – ‘My Song 5’ ft. A$AP Ferg

So here is the new video for Haim‘s next single ‘My Song 5’.

I have to say, it’s not what I expected from the three sisters, as usually they’re all about the coolness. However, I do think the video’s funny and is a refreshing change from girls in videos wearing nothing and writhing around sexily.

This is not one of my favourite songs on the album, but that’s only because I LOVE some of their other tunes.

Check out the video and let me know what you think!

Sam x


V Festival 2014

256px-V_Festival_UKHi guys,

So I thought I’d write a little post about my time at this year’s V Festival!

To be honest, I never thought I’d see myself go to V, as I’m into more rockier music & usually favour Reading & Leeds. However, when I heard Justin Timberlake was on the bill, I knew I just had to go! You see I’ve loved Justin forever and really wanted to see him sing some of his new material (epecially ‘Suit and Tie’). I know he did a tour recently, but the tickets were so expensive I couldn’t really justify it to myself.

Anyway, we were a bit worried about the weather as it was a tiny bit overcast when we got to the Hylands Park site in Essex, however luckily it stayed nice all day & was only a bit chilly in the evening. We just bought a day ticket for the Saturday (Justin’s headliner spot), however looking at the line-up for the Sunday, I would have liked to have gone to both as there was people such as Paulo Nutini, Tinie Tempah, Lily Allen, Rita Ora & Rizzle Kicks who I missed out on, who always seem fun acts.

We got to the festival a little later than the opening time so didn’t get to see everyone. However, we did see some great acts such as Bastille, Example, Birdy, Ed Sheeran, Josh Record (who we got a photo with) and Justin, of course.

Also to brighten up our day we took an inflatable banana, which we named Barry, with us as a laugh. That made for some funny pictures and a great talking point as people called us the banana girls.

I would definitely say V Festival is great for younger people who like good pop music, or for first-time festival-goers as it’s not too big or scary. I can’t really say I found any great new bands at the event, however I definitely had fun.

Check out some of my snaps from the festival below…


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Left: Fooling around with Barry the Banana. Right: Bastille perform!


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My sister Kerri with our yummy (but expensive) fruity drinks.


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Watching Josh Record on the Futures Stage was one of the highlights of the day!


Haim performing Beyonce’s ‘XO’ will make your day better

I absolutely love Haim and I absolutely love Beyonce, so what better than a mash-up of the two?

The three LA sisters performed Queen B’s ‘XO’ for Radio 1’s Fearne Cotton in the live lounge this week and it didn’t disappoint.

I’m even more excited about the performance considering I’m seeing them live next month in Brixton! I really hope they perform this again or do some other covers as I love it when bands do that.

As well as the performance, Haim have also debuted the video for new release ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ this week. You can watch the video (which comes complete with dance routines!) on Yotube here.

Are you a big fan of Haim too – if so let me know!

Sam x

My five top tracks of the moment #2

So I thought I would bring you guys another post about my top tracks of the moments as I’ve updated my Soundcloud playlist recently.

This weeks offerings are a bit all over the place though – with some dance tracks, rock & even Paulo Nutini‘s new track after he disappeared for a bit.

Let me know if you’re also a fan of any of the songs & let me know if you have any recommendations about any artists/bands I might like.

Sam x

P.s. Unlike the last post where I included the Soundcloud tracks in the post, I have had to just link the titles to the sounds as WordPress won’t let me include the tracks this time for some reason (boo). Sorry for that!

1. Route 94 – ‘My Love’ feat. Jess Glynne

I heard Greg James playing this on Radio 1 the other day. He said that loads of his listeners had been requesting it, which I am definitely not surprised about, as it is an absolute tune! I’m definitely going to listen to this before nights out to get me ready to party.

2. Paolo Nutini Scream (Funk My Life Up)

After five years away, Paolo is back! I definitely have to say, I’ve missed his gorgeous little face & raspy tones. ‘Scream (Funk My Life Up) is the first release from his upcoming album ‘Caustic Love’, which is out this year. I definitely don’t think it’s a out-and-put classic, however I still haven’t played it that much, so I’m expecting it to grow on me. I can’t wait to hear what the rest of the album sounds like too!

3. Royal Blood – ‘Out Of The Black’

This is literally one of the best rock tracks I’ve heard in ages. The two-piece Brighton duo are unashamedly loud & know a thing or two about a good riff. The band (made up of Michael Kerr on bass & vocals and Ben Thatcher on drums) only formed last year, but they are already making waves & will be supporting Arctic Monkeys at their Finsbury Park shows later in May this year. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next.

4. Julio Bashmore – ‘Peppermint’

I heard this track ages ago and loved it, but I still haven’t had enough! In fact, I actually saw the guy himself perform it live at Brixton Academy. I don’t know if the whole house scene or a night out is for me, but I definitely know that I love this track.

5. Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Luna’

After being away for three years, Bombay Bicycle Club are back and sounding just as good as ever. I love this jaunty little track – it definitely puts a spring in my step when it appears on my playlist. I’m excited what else is going to be on their upcoming new album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’.

WATCH: Ryan Green – ‘Don’t Go’ by Josh Kumra


I have never really been that much of a fan of ‘The Voice’ as I have found it dull in the past. I also didn’t intend on watching this year’s series. However, my sister had it on the other night whilst I was in the living room and I did catch a little glimpse.

And I’m glad I did, as it was just as 16-year-old Essex singer Ryan Green came on. Now he had won me over already as he played the piano (I play it too) and then he started singing one of my favourite songs for the past couple of years ‘Don’t Go’ by Josh Kumra. Plus then I heard that gorgeous voice!

So basically I thought I would share so that you could hopefully enjoy it as much as I did.

The only shame is that none of the judges turned around (I know, ludicrous) so he won’t be on the show anymore. But hopefully he’ll be sharing some of more music on his Twitter page.

Anyways, happy listening!

Sam x

My top five tracks of the moment #1

I absolutely love music and am always out on the search for new material. In fact I even help to run a music blog (The Sound Blog if you want to check it out).

However, I must admit that my search for new songs fell by the wayside over the Christmas period, as I blasted out ‘Last Christmas’ repeatedly.

So I thought I would do a post on my give favourite tracks of the moment to maybe bring some new music into your life, if like me, you neglected good times for Christmas jingles over the past month.

If you have any suggestions of other good tracks you think I might like, please feel free to list them in the comments section. I love discovering new songs/artists.

Sam x

1. Childish Gambino – ‘3005’

You’ve probably heard this track as it’s getting a lot of radio play right now. I’ve included it on my list though as I literally have it on repeat at the moment. This is the first track that I’ve really got into from Gambino but has made me listen to his other tracks too now. It also has an awesome video which you can check out here.

2. Vance Joy – ‘Riptide’

When I first heard this, I thought it was a new song from Jack Penate, who I love! However, it was actually Aussie folk pop singer Vance Joy. This is such a catchy little upbeat number and will definitely put you in a good mood after you listen to it. If you want to know more about Vance Joy, check out the post we did on him on our music blog here.

3. Clean Bandit – ‘Rather Be’ feat. Jess Glynne

I’ve loved this band for a while now and this has yet failed to dampen. Mixing classical music with modern beats, these Cambridge Uni graduates really offer something different. As I said, literally every song of their’s I have loved so far, including this latest one, ‘Rather Be’.

4. Jessy Lanza – ‘Keep Moving’

I discovered this song thanks to Annie Mac, who included it on her ‘Annie Mac Presents’ playlist. If you are a fan of Jessie Ware, then you will love this, as Jessy has a similar tone and chilled out style. I love this song to just sit and chill out to.

5. Hot Natured & Ali Love – ‘Benediction’

I’m pretty sure most of you have heard this club banger by now. I had to include it though as I have literally listened to it about a million times though now and it never bores me. Definitely one of my favs at the moment.