What’s On – July 2014

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What’s On – July 2014

Posted By: Ben McCoy
Posted In: BT Culture

Every four years, the world rejoices at the greatest spectacle that human athleticism has to offer. The Olympics also happens to be on a similar schedule, but we’re talking about THE WORLD CUP!!!

July also happens to be the month our Founding Fathers set fort to take on the mighty King George. And not that there’s any relation between the Revolutionary War and World Cup 2014, it is worth noting that England has been sent home packing once again!

And so, without further ado, we give you another event that’s mostly unrelated – our What’s On album picks!!!

 

July 2014 Album Picks

 

Donker Mag by Die Antwoord

“I wasn’t quite sure what my What’s On pick would be this time. That is until I saw Die Antwoord had released a new album! I’ve been wondering when a new album from these South African “Rave Rappers” would surface and now it seems it has arrived.”

Read the full introduction to Donker Mag by Die Antwoord

 

How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident by Future Of The Left

“Emerging from the smoldering coals of McLusky, … Future Of The Left pounds the same pavement, but with continual variations in stride that present the listener with a combination of angular momentum, unattended rhythm and the occasional anthemic chorus.”

Read the full introduction to How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident by Future Of The Left

 

BBC World Cup Mix by Diplo

“I referenced Diplo in my last pick and selected another one of his albums – Riddimentary – back in 2011. But the reason I selected this pick is that I’m a big fan of the beautiful game. And so nothing seemed more appropriate to introduce during football’s biggest event than a World Cup Mix.”

Read the full introduction of BBC World Cup Mix by Diplo

 

 

June 2014 Album Reviews

 

The Independent by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

“There’s a lot I like about this album, but it didn’t quite knock it out of the park for me. It starts strong, with a direct connection to the rocking, catchy side of The Refreshments that I love. That first track epitomizes a lot of the album for me, where you also get clever lyrics and a great power pop build and payoff.”

Read the full review of The Independent by Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers

And Then You Shoot Your Cousin by The Roots

“While I seem to recall a couple redeeming moments, this is a major disappointment. How in sweet buttery JESUS is this the same crew that gave us Phrenology, and The Tipping Point?”

Read the full review of And Then You Shoot Your Cousin by The Roots

 

Altered States Summer Mix by Zeds Dead

“These sounds may be jarring to some; but when change is the only constant, this mix represents a microcosm of the bigger cultural shifts we are experience every day. With so many new things going on, the inevitable result is that people attempt to create structure out of chaos.”

Read the full review of Altered States Summer Mix by Zeds Dead

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