Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Grime formula: The industry gets something that really shakes things up

Every so often, something happens to the music industry. That shakes everything up and breaks all the rules. Linkin Park’s recent collaboration with Stormzy. Because this highlights just how big a wave grime has made. The explosion of grime into the mainstream has been so fascinating to watch. That it would be easy to think of it as an anomaly. In reality, the rise of grime was hardly different to the rise of punk before it and rock and roll…

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Weekly Spotify Playlist | Week 18

Weekly Spotify Playlist | Week 18

This Global Sound Groups weekly Spotify playlist. Our specialists compile a special playlist that will surely be the soundtrack to you week. Hosting a mix of genres and also special themed weeks that you are sure to love. This week’s playlist as always includes a tone of great tracks. Remember you can head over to our Spotify to get all our playlists! And make sure you follow us on all social media outlets. If you’re…

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Alt-J have release new single “In Cold Blood”

Alt-J have release new single “In Cold Blood”

Alt-J have released the second single “In Cold Blood” from their latest album Relaxer. This follows the release of “3WW” and will be the bands third album (via Canvasback Music) following This is All Yours which was released back in 2014. This latest track is typical Alt-J, having honed their own sound which nobody else can emulate, it’s good to see their return. Alt-J didn’t stop their though as they as they had more news…

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Bad Girlfriend Release My Time

Bad Girlfriend Release My Time

Brummie lads Bad Girlfriend have followed up last year’s EP #killyourselfie with their new EP “My Time”. The EP includes single “My Time” also including a cover of Men at Work’s “Land Down Under”. That classic 80s track that is sure to get you singing along. Along with these surprise additions to the album what else can we expect from this EP from Bad Girlfriend. On this latest EP Bad Girlfriend unleash their energy and…

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Stranger Things soundtrack to be released on vinyl

Stranger Things soundtrack to be released on vinyl

The Netflix hit “Stranger Things” blended inspirations from anime. (Most notably ‘Elfen Lied.’) And iconic 80’s horror and sci-fi productions into a fresh and innovative TV smash. Explicit references were made to ‘The Thing.’ (Whose poster appears in Will’s bedroom.) E.T and the Goonies. The soundtrack mirrored these inspirations to a T. Also paid homage to influential artists and composers from the same period. The men behind the soundtrack. – Keith Dixon and Michael Stein…

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The Rise of Stop-Gap Music; mixtapes, playlists and albums.

The Rise of Stop-Gap Music; mixtapes, playlists and albums.

Drake released More Life last week. A mixtape of 22 tracks. Loaded with guest features and absorbing and adopting musical styles from across the global African diaspora. Much has been said about the genre-hopping album and the way its optimized. To capitalize on current streaming trends. But what has been glossed over is how More Life fits into a broader trend of artists. Putting out ‘stop-gap’ releases between major album projects. Drake described More Life…

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