At Oxegen Festival , Zane Lowe was "beaten up" by Didz Hammond and Carl Barat from Dirty Pretty Things on an episode of Gonzo, he has since said that the punch was in fact playful but and painfully, connected with his groin. Lowe's method of DJ-ing was high octane and fast-paced, similar to many hip hop DJs, with samples of radio stations, interview clips and Radio 1 stings thrown in between songs, along with the occasional sound of Lowe singing along to the music.
A key feature of his broadcasting style was to avoid the use of the fader to reduce the volume of the track being played during intros and outros, choosing instead to talk or shout over the tracks which are played at undiminished volume; the show developed a number of features including " Hottest Record In The World Right Now", "masterpieces" and the "Zane Lowe Meets" interviews, including interviews with Jay-Z , Kanye West , Chris Martin and Rick Rubin.
Between and , one week per year of Lowe's show was dedicated to albums considered "masterpieces"; each show focused on a different album which his team considered to be a classic. The first half of the show was dedicated to interviews and an in-depth look at the album's cultural impact, with the album being played in full in the second half of the show. In , during a 21 November broadcast of "Masterpieces" featuring The Smashing Pumpkins , Lowe expressed his delight at securing the opportunity to play Siamese Dream in full, stating the album to be one of his favourites.
Three days Lowe announced that could be the final edition of'Masterpieces', concluding the show with " Hallelujah " from Jeff Buckley's album Grace, stating that the idea of the feature came from the suggestion that the album Grace be played on the air from beginning to end.
However, Lowe announced that Masterpieces would continue in , with the four chosen albums being announced on 6 November Lowe himself stated that was a different year of selection, in that the team chose albums that were of "pure quality, but featured on any traditional'greatest albums' lists.
He is the host of the Apple Music show Planet of the Apps. Lowe is remembered for savi Humanz Humanz is the fifth studio album by virtual band Gorillaz.
Records ; the album was announced on the band's official Instagram page on 23 March Humanz debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard , selling over , copies in its first week of sales, it debuted at number one in Austria , Belgium and Switzerland.
After the release of their album The Fall, rumours began to circulate on the internet that Gorillaz creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett had fallen out, that this had led to the band split. Representatives for the band denied the rumours in a statement to Pitchfork. In April , in an interview with The Guardian , Albarn stated that Gorillaz were "unlikely" to release new music, citing Hewlett's dissatisfaction that his animation had become less central to the band and their performances.
In June , Hewlett said, but Gorillaz is quite a expensive thing to produce. So, I think we need to wait a little bit to see what happens because in the music industry everything changes.
Hewlett revealed that he and Albarn decided to revive Gorillaz after Albarn had played a gig, stating: " We'd had a bit to drink, he said,'Do you want to do another one? I played around by myself for eight months while he was performing with Blur in He responded to a fan's query by stating, "Yes Gorillaz Returns. Prior to studio recording, Albarn made use of iPad applications such as GarageBand to create the framework for each song. Albarn had utilised his iPad as an audio workstation for The Fall, touting its convenience over the 4-Track recorder he'd used for preliminary music production.
To guide collaborators into the " dark fantasy " setting that Albarn envisioned for Humanz, Albarn instructed guest artists to imagine a future in which Donald Trump had won the US presidential election. As recording for Humanz began well before Trump had secured the Republican presidential nomination, much less the presidency, the possibility of a Trump presidency was still considered remote by many. When this happened, I was like'Wait a minute, what type of crystal ball did this guy have?
Why are you asking me to think along these lines? On 17 May , Gorillaz were in the studio with Chicago-based hip hop artist Vic Mensa , although Bailey and Mensa's contributions were left off of the finished album. In an interview with Q magazine, Albarn revealed that he reached out to collaborate with a number of different artists, many of whom turned him down, including English musician Morrissey , Dionne Warwick —, unwilling to collaborate as some lyrics on the record conflicted with her religious views, singer Sade , American rapper Rick Ross.
Albarn revealed in an interview with Song Exploder , that the song " Andromeda ", featured a more prominent role for rapper D. The song "Charger" with Grace Jones was a result of Jones singing over the song's instrumental for four hours, ad-libbing and vibing to it. Overwhelmed by the length of the vocals recorded, Albarn had his studio floor covered in cut up pieces of paper with everything Jones had recorded, finding the fragments that worked and crafting the song from there.
He performs solo and with several bands, including Super Furry Animals who obtained mainstream success in the s, he formed the electro-pop outfit Neon Neon with Boom Bip. Their album Stainless Style was nominated for the Nationwide Mercury Prize , he won the Welsh Music Prize for his album Hotel Shampoo , followed up by American Interior in , accompanied by a film, a book and a mobile app.
His most recent album Babelsberg was released in Rhys was born 18 July in Wales, he has a sister. Bowen Rees "campaigned all his life for Welsh rights and culture" although he did not believe in the narrow view of nationalism, glorifying one country over another, rather that the "battle for Wales is the battle for all small nations, all small communities, all individuals in the age of genocide ".
Rhys's mother, Margaret Wynn Meredith, was a poet. Translated, the name means'everyone's coffee beans', though if said in Welsh, it can sound like'fuck off everyone' in English and Welsh combined. Rhys plays the guitar in an unusual style. Although he is right-handed, he learned to play left-handed on his brother's left-handed guitar. Once his brother left home, Rhys only had access to a right-handed guitar; as he had learned to play left-handed, rather than invert the nut and re-string it, he taught himself to play the right-handed guitar upside down so the bass strings are on the bottom.
Today, Rhys still plays left-handed on an upside down right-handed guitar; when Ffa Coffi Pawb disbanded in , Rhys and drummer Dafydd Ieuan , of Rhoscefnhir , who had played for Catatonia , Hanner Pei and many other Welsh language bands, formed the basis of Super Furry Animals.
They soon settled on a line-up consisting of Rhys on vocals and guitar, Ieuan on drums, his brother Cian Ciaran on keyboards , Huw Bunford on guitar and Guto Pryce on bass. This line-up has remained constant to the present day, although the role of each member has become more flexible in the studio.
In , following a couple of Welsh-language EPs on the Ankst label, they signed to Creation Records ; when offering them the deal after a gig, Alan McGee , head of Creation, asked that they sing more songs in English. Rhys pointed out. Super Furry Animals went on to release their critically acclaimed first album, Fuzzy Logic , in — the first time Rhys had recorded in English, he observed that his singing sounded like a random collection of accents — but it was very successful.
Follow-up albums included Radiator in , Guerrilla in and Mwng in , they became famous for their foot inflatable bears and a blue tank with'SFA' written upon it which toured summer festivals playing techno music at high volume. They repeated this for 's Phantom Power. They are presently signed to Rough Trade and released Hey Venus! On 24 January , Rhys released his first solo album, Yr Atal Genhedlaeth , on the Placid Casual label, it was a loose, all-Welsh-language album, with most of the instruments played by Rhys.
A tour of Wales and several festival appearances followed. After Super Furry Animals signed to Rough Trade, the new label agreed to take on his solo work as well, on 8 January they released Candylion , a batch of acoustic pop songs in English and Welsh, which Rhys wrote whilst touring Love Kraft but which didn't fit with the direction of the new Super Furry Animals album. A third solo album by Rhys, Hotel Shampoo , was released on 14 February On 4 March , it was announced that Rhys would be playing at Glastonbury You can see it streamed live on their website.
Not sure how long for but it's there now. The visuals were dazzling, the colours were so vivid that artificial extra brightness like Fanta fruit punch I think that's what D said , the sound was so clear but VERY loud - ears so sensitive Jamie's artwork writ large is a sight to behold and then to see a giant Snoop with a telescope doing his Plastic Beach intro.
It was something. He looked like a ringleader and there was a circus vibe despite the nautical theme.. The crowd was very mixed definitely not hip hop and what was good was that it wasn't that crushed in the jam either not sure if this was because all the tickets were had up by touts because it was definitely a sell out. We weren't at the front, somewhere in the middle, and from time to time people kept leaving stupid people? Shaun looked like he'd forgotten the words!
The sequence of songs was great.. This review might sound like a lot of complaining for someone who claims their concert dreams have been realised, but I'm not a great fan of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
B were the most popular rappers. In , he joined BBC Radio 1. Trap, a subgenre of hip hop has been popular during the s with hip hop artists and hip hop music groups such as Migos , Travis Scott , Kodak Black ; the creation of the term hip hop is credited to Keith Cowboy, rapper with Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. We'd had a bit to drink, he said,'Do you want to do another one? Lowe and Clark formed Breaks Co-Op in Auckland, releasing the electronic album Roofers in before they both left New Zealand to travel and pursue other interests.
A tour of Wales and several festival appearances followed.
On 4 March , it was announced that Rhys would be playing at Glastonbury His friends were rappers. Fresh , Warp 9 , The Fat Boys , Spoonie Gee ; the Sugarhill Gang's song " Rapper's Delight " is regarded to be the first hip hop record to gain widespread popularity in the mainstream. They are presently signed to Rough Trade and released Hey Venus! Albarn had utilised his iPad as an audio workstation for The Fall, touting its convenience over the 4-Track recorder he'd used for preliminary music production.
They repeated this for 's Phantom Power. On 24 January , Rhys released his first solo album, Yr Atal Genhedlaeth , on the Placid Casual label, it was a loose, all-Welsh-language album, with most of the instruments played by Rhys. In the West Coast hip hop style, G-funk dominated mainstream hip hop for several years during the s with artists such as Dr. Rhys pointed out. Rhys plays the guitar in an unusual style. Hip hop's early evolution occurred as sampling technology and drum machines became available and affordable.
Russel Hobbs provides the percussion for Gorillaz, he can invoke the souls of dead rappers from the fictional hip hop canon. Once his brother left home, Rhys only had access to a right-handed guitar; as he had learned to play left-handed, rather than invert the nut and re-string it, he taught himself to play the right-handed guitar upside down so the bass strings are on the bottom. At block parties DJs played percussive breaks of popular songs using two turntables and a DJ mixer to be able to play breaks from two copies of the same record, alternating from one to the other and extending the "break". During the s, rappers such as Drake , Nicki Minaj , J. East Coast hip hop in the early to mid s was dominated by the Afrocentric jazz rap and alternative hip hop of the Native Tongues posse as well as the hardcore rap of artists such as Mobb Deep , Wu-Tang Clan , Onyx. Humanz debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart and the US Billboard , selling over , copies in its first week of sales, it debuted at number one in Austria , Belgium and Switzerland.
Turntablist techniques such as scratching and beatmatching developed along with the breaks and Jamaican toasting , a chanting vocal style, was used over the beats. Ryder Gorillaz! Bobby Womack came out and had a moment for Cloud of Unknowing and the screen behind showed some unsettling footage of people crashing into aircraft carriers and pushing helicopters into the ocean. They repeated this for 's Phantom Power. In a weird way I think it was better that Del and Snoop weren't there because of the way they loomed larger than life during their appearances. Prior to the s, hip hop music was confined within the United States.
In , he joined BBC Radio 1. We weren't at the front, somewhere in the middle, and from time to time people kept leaving stupid people?
In , he joined BBC Radio 1. In the s, hip hop began to diversify with other regional styles emerging, such as Southern rap and Atlanta hip hop. A tour of Wales and several festival appearances followed. In , during a 21 November broadcast of "Masterpieces" featuring The Smashing Pumpkins , Lowe expressed his delight at securing the opportunity to play Siamese Dream in full, stating the album to be one of his favourites. Why are you asking me to think along these lines?
Russel's spoken voice is supplied by Remi Kabaka Jr. This morning you've got time for a hot, home-cooked breakfast Delicious and piping hot in only three microwave minutes Yo, pretty package is of frosted delights Look, it comes with a toy Hehe, I like that I wanna number four, a number six, and throw in a plastic doughnut Just enjoy the gritty crunch that tastes just like chicken Wrappers of many bite sizes Man, are you freakin' blind? All songs composed by Gorillaz. Russel Hobbs provides the percussion for Gorillaz, he can invoke the souls of dead rappers from the fictional hip hop canon.