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+Listen+ Bo Keeney – Don’t You Worry

This one has caused some consternation in the SS office. So much so that, in the end, we had to arm wrestle to decide if it went up or not. I won. No contest, to be honest.

                                               Bo Keeney – Don’t You Worry

When ‘Don’t You Worry’ first starts, you may think ‘so far, so…Jack Penante, or any other singer/songwriter you can think of’. But it’s not like that at all. This has got a couple of things up its sleeve to surprise you. How can I describe the experience?

Imagine a night out, starting off down the local. They’ve got a band on. They’re pretty good, singer can sing, guitars and that. Then its off down the street to a club, few banging tunes, top one, have a bit of a dance. Before you know it, it’s light outside, the birds are singing and you’re perched on the kerb side, waiting for a taxi that isn’t going to arrive. The only constant throughout is your mate, Bo, telling you not to worry about it. He’s getting the first round in at the pub, sorting you out in the club and now you’ve used his phone to ring for the none existent cab and you’re stealing his chips on the kerb.

This is pretty much ‘Don’t You Worry’ in a nutshell. For me anyway. Others may suggest he’s trying too hard to be all things to all men, but they’re the people that moan that everything sounds the same. This doesn’t sound like anything I’ve heard recently and overall he carries it off really well. He’s 23, has a great voice and produces all of his own stuff, showing the potential and imagination to suggest great things to come. There’s an EP due out on the 9th December through Stranger Records and you can find out more about Bo himself over on his web site HERE. You’ll also find a couple of remixes from Breton and Skream/Magnetic Man collaborator Sam Frank, along with ‘Motivation’ another track from the EP

Check out the video to ‘Don’t You Worry’ down there

**Video** Breton – Interference

Breton are releasing their second single, on Fatcat Records  March 19th. It’s another massively accomplished sonic offering, featuring the sampled strings of Breton hero, German composer Hauschka. Check out the B-side ‘Plastic Boxes’ here.

The band’s debut album ‘Other Peoples Problems’ is due for release on March 26th and they’re going to be playing out and about a bit aswell –

Dates:

23rd March – La Cartonnerie – Reims, France

27th March  – Academy 2 – Dublin, Ireland

28th March  – Corsica Studios  – London, UK

29th March – Islington Mill – Manchester, UK

30th March – A Nation of Shop Keepers – Leeds, UK

31st March – Kulturfabrik – Esch-Sur-Alzette – Luxembourg

1st April  – La Cave Aux Poetes  – Roubaix – France

3rd April  – Point Ephemere – Paris, France

4th April  – La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France

10th Aprill – Le 106 – Rouen, France

11th April – Botanique – Brussells, Belgium

13th April – Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, France

14th April – Caprices Festival – Crans-Montana, Switzerland

16th April – Hafenkneipe – Zurich, Switzerland

18th April – Intro Magazine Presents – Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany

19th April – Oor Magazine Presents – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands

20th April – Prinzebar – Hamburg, Germany

21st April – Rust – Copenhagen , Denmark

In No Particular Order

Always avoided lists, but this year I’ve decided to feature twenty of my favourite tunes from 2011. All that’s required is that they were released this year and I found myself going to back to them again and again. It’s a strange mix, but then there’s no accounting for taste. As the title suggests, the tracks listed aren’t in any particular order, just as I remember them.

I’ll see you in the New Year x

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2

The Weeknd – House Of Balloons

3

Switch Ft Andre Martin – I Still Love You

4

Jane’s Addiction – Irresistible Force

5

Bart B More & Tommie Sunshine – Bodywork

6

Fatboy Slim Vs Moguai – Ya Mama (Push The Tempo)

7

Patterns – Induction

8

Cicada – The Things You Say (Mr Miyagi Remix)

9

The Whip – Secret Weapon (Alex Metric Remix)

10

11

Breton – The Commission

12

The Joy Formidable – Whirring (Innerpartysystem Remix)

13

14

120 Days – Osaka

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16

Marlene Shaw – California Soul (A.Skillz remix)

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18

Justice – Civilization

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M83.Ft Zola Jesus – Intro