THE 6 WORDS VIDEO SEES WRETCH 32 GETTING SENTIMENTAL
Oct16

THE 6 WORDS VIDEO SEES WRETCH 32 GETTING SENTIMENTAL

November 16th sees the return of Wretch 32 with his brand new single ‘6 Words’ taken from his upcoming new album due early next year. True to form, ‘6 Words’ showcases Wretch’s ability to combine impeccably produced beats with intelligent, genuine lyrics.  Produced by SOS and mixed by Wilkinson (Ram Records), the track is heavily infused with UK drum & bass sounds and a gentle guitar riff which...

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GOLDLINK X BIPOLAR SUNSHINE – FUTURE (PART 1)
Oct08

GOLDLINK X BIPOLAR SUNSHINE – FUTURE (PART 1)

Hello! The first beat had us foot tapping, the second had the head and arms getting involved.  Mashing the blissful hooks of Bipolar Sunshine and fast emotive raps of Goldlink of course is the absolute most.  Bipolar Sunshine and producer Jazz Purple have put down another super catchy slice of soulful pop with DMV based Goldlink flowing oh so gracefully over the top.  Listen to the track below! Bipolar Sunshine has also announced the...

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ANNIE MAC PRESENTS 2014 COMPILATION TRACKLIST REVEALED
Oct07

ANNIE MAC PRESENTS 2014 COMPILATION TRACKLIST REVEALED

Britain’s premier electronic music tastemaker Annie Mac returns with her definitive selection of the year’s biggest tracks; Annie Mac Presents 2014.  If the mini mix teaser (below) is anything to go by, this one is a must! Annie Mac Presents, or AMP as it’s commonly known, is now a multi-platinum compilation series. It is a chance for Annie to create something timeless from a year’s worth of music, to celebrate the artists that she...

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I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE – SAM SMITH FT A$AP ROCKY {AUDIO}
Sep10

I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE – SAM SMITH FT A$AP ROCKY {AUDIO}

The Top 5 single ‘I’m Not The Only One’ is one of the defining tracks from Sam’s No.1, multi-platinum selling album ‘In The Lonely Hour’.   Now Sam has teamed up with one of the hottest names in hip hop in recent years, A$AP Rocky, to feature on a new version of this latest single. A$AP is the newest addition to Sam’s incredible list of collaborators which include the likes of Nile Rogers, Disclosure, Naughty Boy and Mary J Blige....

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MS. LAURYN HILL ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL INTIMATE SHOW IN LONDON
Sep05

MS. LAURYN HILL ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL INTIMATE SHOW IN LONDON

Spinning, literally spinning! Lauryn Hill, American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, academician and actress, has announced that she will perform for a very special intimate show at Brooklyn Bowl, London on Sunday the 28th September.  This will follow her forthcoming run of UK tour dates, including two sold out shows at O2 Academy Brixton, the first of which sold out in under an hour! The shows across London, Birmingham and...

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MUSIC ICON PRINCE ANNOUNCES TWO BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUMS!
Sep03

MUSIC ICON PRINCE ANNOUNCES TWO BRAND NEW STUDIO ALBUMS!

Music icon PRINCE today announced that not one, but two, brand new studio albums are to be released globally via Warner Bros. Records.  The much-anticipated albums are ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’, set to release on September 29th 2014 in the UK.  Why two you ask, well ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ is a solo album and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ is by Prince’s new band 3RDEYEGIRL. Both albums, which are sold separately, are now available for...

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC: I WROTE A SONG ABOUT YOU (SHAKKA B-SIDE) – MNEK
Sep01

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC: I WROTE A SONG ABOUT YOU (SHAKKA B-SIDE) – MNEK

Our friend, British singer/songwriter Shakka has written the b-side for MNEK‘s I Wrote a Song About You, for which he’s made a lyric video.  The black and white clip, produced by House of Alt, features the singer wearing a black and white polka dot shirt styled by Nigel Ruwende, a handpicked group of his fans, and a water gun fight! Watch the video...

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LECHE LOCO IS RIGHT! WATCH PURPLE’S NEW VID HERE
Aug29

LECHE LOCO IS RIGHT! WATCH PURPLE’S NEW VID HERE

Texan riot grrrl rockers PURPLE have dropped a video for their new single Leche Loco. Now we’ve never heard of PURPLE, nor are we huge rockers over here at Freak Deluxe; but there’s something about this track and the vid that accompanies it, that we just couldn’t turn off! Watch the video below The new album ‘(409)’ is out in November on CD, vinyl and digitally via all reputable outlets through Play It...

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KATE BOY – SELF CONTROL (LIVE STUDIO VERION)
Aug28

KATE BOY – SELF CONTROL (LIVE STUDIO VERION)

Swedish based trio, Kate Boy have unveiled the highly anticipated video for forthcoming single ‘Self Control’ today as they also announce a string of UK tour dates. Kate Boy have taken control of the reigns once again with their latest video, giving fans a sneak peek into their Stockholm studio environment, recording a live version of the new single ‘Self Control’ and re-recording the live audio to accompany it.  The finished video is...

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AN ISLAND PARTY IN CROATIA? YES PLEASE!!!
Aug15

AN ISLAND PARTY IN CROATIA? YES PLEASE!!!

We’ve never been to Croatia, but we have heard it’s definitely a hot spot to visit.  What better excuse to go than the Unknown Croatia Island Party Series?! Island party in Croatia? Yes please!!! Unknown Croatia, is one of the most beautiful festivals of the summer; the line-up for it’s unique series of island parties came out yesterday.  Phantasy, Numbers, Young Turks & Hivern Discs are set to play host as Erol...

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GET ON THE GUEST LIST FOR THE PLACE TO BE DURING CARNIVAL!
Aug11

GET ON THE GUEST LIST FOR THE PLACE TO BE DURING CARNIVAL!

As we all know, it’s August which can only mean one thing here in London – everyone who likes to party is gearing up for Notting Hill Carnival.  Red Bull Music Academy Sound System, a stalwart on the carnival circuit, returns with its vibe-infused miscellany of stomach-crunching bass, cocktails, and jerk delights.   Storming the headline slot with a special DJ set – the frenetic, rabble-rousing antics of UK party house...

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VIDEO: HEAVY METAL AND REFLECTIVE BY AZEALIA BANKS
Aug06

VIDEO: HEAVY METAL AND REFLECTIVE BY AZEALIA BANKS

Azealia Banks has released the video for her latest cut ‘Heavy Metal and Reflective’, taken from her highly anticipated debut album ‘Broke with Expensive Taste’. The track is the first taste of new material from the recently independent 23-year-old rapper since she decided to part ways with her label Polydor/Universal.  Produced by Lil Internet who has previously worked with Azealia on ‘Yung Rapunxel’, ‘Heavy Metal...

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VIDEO: I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE BY SAM SMITH
Aug05

VIDEO: I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE BY SAM SMITH

You what?!!!! Why didn’t he get what he deserved?! Watch the vid for Sam Smith’s ‘I’m Not the Only One’ starring Diana Agron and Chris Messina...

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BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z PERFORM DRUNK IN LOVE ON ‘BEYONCÉ X 10′ ON HBO
Aug04

BEYONCÉ AND JAY Z PERFORM DRUNK IN LOVE ON ‘BEYONCÉ X 10′ ON HBO

The dynamic duo that is Beyoncé and Jay Z perform ‘Drunk in Love’ on HBO’s ‘Beyoncé X 10′. The clip aired last night on HBO showing the performance(s) from the second leg of ‘The Mrs Carter Show World Tour’. Of course she’s major, nobody can touch her on her performance standard – ever, slaying everyone in that nude catsuit with twinkling crystals…one thing though – why...

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC: ELECTRIC LADY BY JANELLE MONAE
Aug04

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC: ELECTRIC LADY BY JANELLE MONAE

I’m sorry, but, who doesn’t want to be an Electro Phi Beta?! Not being from the states myself, I’ve never felt the undying urge to be a sorority sister – until now! Hello!!! The cropped sweatshirt and the jacket are enough! Anyhoo, Janelle Monae’s video for single ‘Electric Lady’ is set in a sorority house, house party with guests such as Fatima Robinson, T.I., T-Boz, Esperanza Spalding,...

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC: I WROTE A SONG ABOUT YOU (SHAKKA B-SIDE) – MNEK
Aug01

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC: I WROTE A SONG ABOUT YOU (SHAKKA B-SIDE) – MNEK

Our friend British singer/songwriter Shakka has written the B-Side to MNEK‘s I Wrote a Song About You, to which he’s shot a lyric video for.  House Of Alt produced the black and white clip featuring the singer, a handpicked group of his fans, and a water gun fight. Watch the video...

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MUSIC: HOT LOVE BY WE ARE SHINING
Aug01

MUSIC: HOT LOVE BY WE ARE SHINING

We Are Shining have released the video for single ‘Hot Love’.  The clip directed by up and coming French director, Simon Cahn, features the stunning, Adwoa Aboah, on the streets of East London. Fast paced, jaunty and dark, the video brings the new single to life breathing an air of psychedelia and confusion to the already erratic track. Speaking about working with Aboah, Cahn explains “”I wanted her to be...

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LISTEN: JESSIE J, ARIANNA GRANDE AND NICKI MINAJ TRACK BANG BANG
Jul29

LISTEN: JESSIE J, ARIANNA GRANDE AND NICKI MINAJ TRACK BANG BANG

It’s finally here, ‘Bang Bang’ officially dropped today; after teasers and snippets a plenty we finally get to hear the whole track! “See anybody could be bad to you, you need a good girl to blow your mind” alright Jessie! This is a song all about ‘why you should pick me over hah!’ Cool track, definitely one that will get you moving. Can’t wait for the video! The song credits all three...

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MONDAY MORNING MUSIC: COME GET IT BAE BY PHARRELL
Jul28

MONDAY MORNING MUSIC: COME GET IT BAE BY PHARRELL

In keeping with the ‘GIRL’ theme the video for Pharrell’s latest release ‘Come Get It Bae’ features various women doing a dance choreographed by famed choroegrapher Fatima Robinson. Do we see a trend forming for his videos for this album? Peep the vid...

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NICKI MINAJ DONS ANACONDA COVER WEARING JORDANS AND A G-STRING
Jul25

NICKI MINAJ DONS ANACONDA COVER WEARING JORDANS AND A G-STRING

As if yesterday wasn’t hot enough, Nicki Minaj went and added a few hundred degrees by releasing her cover art for her latest single “Anaconda”; wearing Jordans and a G-string! ‘Anaconda’ is due to drop this Monday (July 28th) while Nicki’s third album The Pink Print is scheduled to drop August...

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