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Musical Mondays

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BassBuds | December 22, 2014

Corene – June Ubi – One for me

June Ubi is a taste of fresh air to the music scene. She is unique in her selling point in being a a British Nigerian rapper and songwriter, portraying her heritage through her music. June came to the music scene when she made to the final six out of 1000 contestants who auditioned for Chancers, a nationwide talent show supported by Matthew Knowles. Her unique afro -pop renditions are simply what is showcasing her as something different and something that conducts your attention.

 

 

Benjy -Dido – Here With Me

Yes, we all remember Dido and her mellow tones bring us back at least 10 years. Benjy’s choice today is something that we are all very familiar with. This english rose, managed to get international success with her debut album No Angel in 1999 with it selling over 21 million copies worldwide. Here with me was off this very album and the single itself peaked to number 4 in the UK Singles chart in 2001 when it was released in the UK.

 

 

Warren – Rick Ross – If They Knew ft K.Michelle

We are all know how talent a rapper Rick Ross and this tune just highlights how he put incredible collaborations together. If They Knew ft K. Michelle can be found on his latest album , his seventh studio album, Hood Billionaire which was released this October. We can’t wait to hear more!

 

 

 

Tia – J Cole -January 28th

J Cole has just released his latest album Forest Hill Drive last week and it definitely lest a huge buzz online. J Cole is an artist that depicts real hip hop in each and every track. In around a week, this album has managed to collect the title of being 2014’s top Hip hop album, selling more than 360 000 units in it’s first week. With each release J Cole makes a point and he definitely proved why he is classified as hip hop royalty!

 

Mat – Pink Floyd- Welcome to The Machine

Pink Floyd are an english rock band that have become synomous with British rock culture and are well loved for what they have produced over the years. Welcome to The Machine was released in 1975 on the band’s album Wish You Were Here, and was used to express how the band felt about the industry being a money making machine rather than being a outlet for artistic expression.
That’s what we’re listening to in the office today! Let us know what your listening to and what has got you in the mood for Christmas season this week?

Team Bassbuds wishes you a very merry Christmas!

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Top 5 Christmas Film Songs

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BassBuds | December 18, 2014

We’re getting really excited for Christmas today in the Bassbuds HQ so in the festive spirit we have decided to give you a dose of our favourite songs from Christmas films – a different take on ‘Favourite Christmas Songs’ – here’s what we felt were the highlights of our Christmas films .

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Warren – Home Alone: Rockin Under The Christmas Tree

When you are curled up on the sofa with that warm cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows, watching Home Alone, take a moment to pay attention to this wonderful little number that is a symbol of the time it is. This song was released in December 1962 but really came to our attention when it became synonymous with the 1990 picture Home Alone, the film that showcase Macaulay Culkin to the world. So next time you’re watching Home Alone and see Macaulay pretending to have a holiday party going on to discourage burglars from breaking in.

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Benji – Love Actually: Billy Mack – Christmas All Around

Everybody loves a bit of Love Actually during the holidays and you can’t think of Love Actually calling the main tune that a a quarter of the cast’s plot is focused on. Christmas All Around is Billy Mack’s attempt to stay relevant as an ageing rockstar, one which works and shoots him back into the charts which allows him to eventually make a revelation about one of his very few loved ones.

 

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Tia – Black Nativity: Jennifer Hudson – Test of Faith

This film is only about a year old but it most definitely a memorable one, with an allstar cast of Tyrese, Jennifer Hudson and Nas just to name a few! This turns the normal Christmas story into a much more relatable picture, reflecting real situations – a picture – musical, this film leaves you feeling inspired. This song released on The Black Nativity soundtrack was written by Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinston and performed by the wonderfully talent Jennifer Hudson.

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Corene- This Christmas: Chris Brown – This Christmas

This amazingly soulful Christmas song comes from our favourite Christmas Comedy – drama film, This Christmas. Release in 2007 this film was loved by kids all around as Chris Brown played one of the main characters in the film and we have to say he did a good job as he was able to be nominated for his Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards! So think of us the next time you put your curled up in front of the Telly watching This Christmas

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Mat- The Snowman: Peter Auty- I’m walking in the Air

This was an absolute classic, Christmas isn’t Christmas without this song nor without this film. This song was originally written in 1982 by Howard Blake for the animated film based off Raymond Brigg’s children books. It was also recreated in 1985 performed by Aled Jones and now has over 40 artists covering it, not too bad is it !

Musical Mondays

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BassBuds | December 15, 2014

Corene – Mila J – Pain In My Heart ft Problem

A bit of Mila J is just right to get you set for the week ahead, this well rounded talented beauty never seases to amaze us with her artistry no wonder when she come from a family of musicians. Mila which stands for Made In Los Angeles, is signed to Motown and her music portrays the talent that Motown are indeed renown for! Soon to hit the UK we can’t wait to see what else Mila is ready to bring us!

Warren – Nicki Minaj – Only ft Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown

Nicki latest video is out now and she starts my clearing up a whole lot of rumours but without a doubt is providing a tune of our entertainment, featuring the men of the moment, Chris Brown, Drake and Lil Wayne and we can’t lie we are loving the collaboration! If we get a taste of this when Nicki comes to the UK (with Trey Songz!) Now this single is just getting us prepared for what more to expect off her new album The Pinkprint which is released today!

Benji- Darkness- Christmas Time

See Benji is really and truly feeling the Christmas spirit this morning! His choice by The Darkness was released 11 years ago on the 15th of December and ever since it has been a favourite to highlight the seasons festivities and guide us along with Christmas preparations. At the time it was released, the song was a favourite to reach Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart but never quite made it there, however it did have a jolly time at Number 2 selling more than 385 000 over the Christmas! Just goes to show you can never get tired of a cheeky classic!

Mat- Bob Dylan – A Times They are A changing

Mat’s choice today, is taking it back! With this song being written by Bob Dylan and release in 1964 it has had a lot of years to build it’s nostalgia! Bob wanted to create an anthem of his time and this song didn’t fall short with the song being labeled as Britain’s hundredth best selling single of 1965!

Tia – Chip – I’m Fine ft Stormzy & Shalo

Chip has made his mark in the industry, Stormzy is literally taking the UK music scene by storm whilst Shalo consistently makes his mark on all the tracks he features on! So this collab is nothing but Grime genius. Chip has been away for a while now so this is just an introduction into what to expect from the talent UK rapper for the new year, with him even hinting for us to expect some upcoming shows in the new year! Stormzy is definitely the man of the moment with his Boiler Room performance taking twitter by storm, right now every beat Stormzy lays his hand on turns to magic and we’re just enjoying the show!

Now speaking of all thing new and great, have you checked out the wonderful new goodies we are giving you the chance to win this winter season? We are giving  our Budders a chance to win something everyday through our Bassbuds 12 days of Christmas Competition!

Take a look at www.bassbuds.co.uk/christmas and see what we could give you this Christmas!

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Musical Mondays

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BassBuds | December 10, 2014

Corene- Ariana Grande ft The Weeknd- Love Me Harder

You have to love a little Ariana Grande number on this Fresh Monday morning! With her relationship with Big Sean making the headlines every other week, we know to expect music that reflects all those loved up emotions. The 21 year old just performed with her Beau at the KIIS FM Jingle Ball in Los Angeles and with her currently touring in the US she has a huge amount to show her fans! We can’t wait for her to get back to the UK!

 

Benji- Bruce Springsteen- Atlantic City

Benji chose Bruce Springsteen’s Atlantic City, a song that depicts the struggle of a young couple as they embark on their escape to Atantic City. This song was released on Bruce Springsteen’s greatest hits albumin 1995 and on his 2003 compilation The Essential Bruce Springsteen and has remained a classic, with the talented Ed Sheeran recently performing the track at Maida Vale earlier this year. Bruce recently performed for U2’s surprise RED performance at Times Square alongside Kanye West, Carrie Underwood, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and many more, showing he still got a lot left in him!

Mat – Djali Zwan-The Number Of The Beast

Djali Zwan was an acoustic incarnation of Zwan, the alternative rock group that came to fame in 2001, but disbanded a few years later in 2003 after rumours of disbutes within the group. ‘The Number of The Beast’ was such a hit that it was placed on the Spun soundtrack.

Warren – Kanye West and Jay Z-No Church In The Wild

Everybody loved Watch The Thrown, the iconic collaboration on two of the very best artists in modern rap, Kanye West and Jay Z. No Church in The Wild won a Grammy Award for The Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and peaked at number 72 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and entered the top 40 on both the US Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs and Hot RnB/Hip Hop songs chart, whilst it was also featured in the hit film The Great Gatsby.

Tia – Siya – Real MVP

Siya is a 27 year old rapper out of Brooklyn New York, she is not new to this and has been rapping since the age of 7. Mentored by the RnB legend Tank, Siya has quite the support system behind her. She also may be known to may in the UK from her appearance on Sisterhood of Hip Hop, a reality series produced by T.I, that looks at the lives of 5 up and coming female rappers in the US and documents the climb to success. This was her second video released , we can’t wait to hear more!
Everybody at BassBuds wishes you a very Happy Christmas in advance! Why not pick up some gifts us! Join Bassbuds 12 Days Of  Christmas and see what you could win!

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Musical Mondays

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Music | December 1, 2014

Your weekly dose of great music is already here!

Check what we listen to at BassBuds HQ!

Warren – Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne – Real Love

‘Real Love’ is another track of Clean Bandit joining forces with singer Jess Glynne. It is an ode to couples in love. Glynne is the familiar voice we know from Clean Bandit’s huge smash-hit ‘Rather Be’ which spent 4 consecutive weeks at the top of the Official Charts earlier on this year, selling over 1.1m copies.

Corene – Eminem – Guts Over Fear ft. Sia

It’s been 15 years since Eminem first appeared on stage, but instead of re-issuing The Slim Shady LP to celebrate, he will instead focus on the anniversary of his record label’s achievements with compilation album Shady XV. However, as lead single ‘Guts Over Fear’ suggests, the career landmark has dropped Marshall Mathers into a reflective headspace, causing him to ponder his future as a rap artist trying to maintain those former glories. Featuring Australian singer Sia the track was released on November 24, 2014.

Tia – Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass

Meghan Trainor’s (born December 22, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. Her debut hit “All About That Bass” is more than a pop song with an infectious beat. Its message of self-acceptance is also helping it soar. “I’m here to tell you that every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top!,” Trainor sings in “Bass,” which mixes its moral with a satisfyingly complex tropical and retro-R&B/Motown blend.

Mat – Groundation Dem Rise

Groundation is an American roots reggae band with jazz and dub influences, from Sonoma County in Northern California. It is named for the Rastafari holy day.

Benjy – The Lion King – Hakuna Matata

“Hakuna Matata” is a song from Disney’s 32nd animated feature The Lion King. The song is based on Timon and Pumbaa’s catchphrase in the movie,Hakuna matata, which is a Swahili phrase; it means ‘no worries’. It is characterized by its simple 4/4 time, upbeat message and catchy lyrics.

Eve – Destiny’s Child – Say My Name (Cyril Hahn Remix)

It doesn’t matter if you love or hate Destiny’s Child. What Vancouver native Cyril Hahn did to the track, is nothing short of magic. With a mixture of RnB and some effects, he flipped this song upside down. It is to be listened to without interruptions and while doing absolutely nothing. Take it in, and enjoy.

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