Because Japan has the second largest music retail sales in the world (combined with the fact that they are overly fanatical about artists they love) they are often treated to exclusive bonus tracks on retail releases as a reward. “Random Access Memories” from Daft Punk is no exception, as they gifted Japan a brand new track called “Horizon“.
Kind of wish this was included on the original trackisting as it is chilled as fuck, and a perfect closing number to a fantastic album.
Daft Punk – “Horizon” (Japan Exclusive Bonus Track)
Filmed during their headline gig at the Islington Assembly Hall in London is a brand new cut called “Help” from London Grammar‘s forthcoming untitled album. Although this video looks like it was filmed with a potato, it does give you a nice preview of what you can expect to hear from the track.
Those who get the chance to witness what this band can do in a live environment are very much encouraged to do so.
Bonus: London Grammar – “Wasting My Young Years” (Kids of The Apocalypse Remix)
Last night Jaguar Skills was back on Trevor Nelson’s 1Xtra show to smash out yet another weekly minimix. This was was titled as the “Flashback Mix” and it is full to the brim with massive tunes. I’m not even going to try and make a tracklist as he has crammed something crazy like 50 different tracks in there.
After picking up two Ivor Novellos during the week, Naughty Boy was brimming with pride during his Friday afternoon “Live Lounge” visit to the 1Xta Studios. His brand new single “La La La” which features vocals from wonderboy Sam Smith gets its official release today and it already sitting pretty at #1 on the iTunes charts.
Daft Punk have been riding high on the singles charts for 5 weeks now, so I reckon the time is right for their crown to change heads. Fitting then that Naughty Boy chose to do a rendition of their single as his cover version, as well as drafting in Sam to deliver a flawless vocal performance on “La La La“.
Naughty Boy – “La La La” feat. Sam Smith & “Get Lucky” feat. Tanika (Live @ Radio 1′s Live Lounge)