Friday, 4 November 2011


Do you have a MasterCard? If so you're in luck. You can book priority tickets for the BRIT Awards 2012. Not bad eh? It all comes from MasterCard's long-term partnership with the UK's biggest music event - bar Glastonbury perhaps.

Tipped for big big success at 2012's BRITs is Adele, who (alongside others, like Cee Lo Green and Arcade Fire) absolutely smashed this year's with a live performance of her radio-exploding song, 'Someone Like You', shortly afterwards becoming the aural currency by which many pop-lovers did business.

She claimed
it to be "the most life changing night" of her life. "Everyone stood up," she said. "I've never been given a standing ovation by my peers and the industry." And all the better for it; she gets embarrased singing about missing her ex-boyfriend, the one who inspired her 21 album, so it was a massive achievement for her.

So if you'd like to be part of an audience that is privvy to witness such a life-altering thing as an artist receiving recognition for their talents, artistic and creative, then it's all the better for you if you do indeed have a MasterCard. Until 24th November, you can book those priority tickets and get some prime seats before they go on general sale to the hoi polloi.

This all comes as part of MasterCard's Priceless Cities offering - have a look there to see what you could get. There's all sorts, from visits to the capitals best museums and stately homes to West End musicals. And it's all for you fortunate MasterCard holders.

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Find out more about the BRIT Awards
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE (MasterCard holders only!)
• Become an official fan of the BRITs on Facebook
• This has been a Sponsored Post

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011


Who is Slugabed? I wasn't too sure until about a week ago. But since then I have had the bass sounds from his wonderful song 'Depth Perception' echo in my bones, shaking like brittle china in the wake of the earthquake beats.

This comes from his new EP, Sun Too Bright Turn It Off, which was released 24th October. It's being released on label Ninja Tune, Slugabed - real name Gregory Feldwick (Slugabed is something his mum used to call him) - having moved around from label to label, like Planet Mu and Ramp Recordings, to settle down earlier this year with the label.

And what a song 'Depth Perception' is. It's chilled to the core, exuding a strong heart-kicking beat flows through you, the various underwater modulated synth streaming through like blurs of light. Dancehall rhythm with a warm surrounding all-surmounting window shaking vibe as it drizzles glitch bleeps.

The progression of the beat from start to finish is supremely well done. Two thirds of the way through this song, the melodic high frequency solo, 80s in soul 80s in spirit, is pretty much divine. The whole thing comes on like an intense dream. This guy can really pull some moves. Heavenly producer. He's also from Kingston.

You can download this track. Do it!

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Slugabed on Discogs
Slugabed is on SoundCloud
• He is on Myspace (IF NOT FOR SEO, THEN WHY?)
Facebook/ Slugabed

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