Been a good while since I’ve posted because of all the usual things in life but I recently had a week off of work all to myself. I took a quick trip down to Copenhagen for a couple of days and to my surprise an invite dropped into my lap to do a bit of Whiskey Tasting with, since the event was during the day none of my fellow writers could attend but if I made a swift beeline from Heathrow when my flight landed at just passed 12PM I could make it down to The Macbeth in Hoxton just in time for the 2PM Whiskey Tasting session with Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. check out how I got on after the jump.
It’s that time again, yes a blue moon where I make a post. This time I bring you another event from the friends over at The BiG Agency. If you remember right, a good six months ago we gave you the opportunity to win tickets to their launch night. Now the first show since Sunday Night Live’s return will be on February the 12th at the new venue The Clapham Grand hosted by Ace & Vis featuring homegrown talent from Abel Miller, Lioness, Josh Osho, A.L., Marger, Terri Walker & Yin&Yang favourite Daley, This will be a night not to be missed . Jump on over the cut for more details and how to enter to Win Two VIP Tickets.
Here we have 2 tickets to give to a lucky winner to attend the BiG agency live launch night. On the night entertainment will be provided by Y&Y favourites Cleo Sol, Mike Hough and a host of other UK talents including Roll Deep alumni J2K & man of the moment Talay Riley. The launch will take place under Chelsea’s Football ground at Roman Ambramovich’s 500 capacity custom built music venue with a four tier stage! For more info and how to win tickets to this magnificent event jump on over the cut.
If you follow me on Tumblr then you’ll already know I have a slight love affair with jets. So this movie is right up my street, it is first movie in over 15 years from Lucasfilm not associated with either Indiana Jones or Star Wars! The movie revolves around the Tuskegee Airmen, the first group of African American combat pilots to serve in the U.S. military during WWII, starring Cuba Gooding Jr.,
Rhodey Terrence Howard, and Bryan Cranston (from Breaking Bad or more commonly known as “Malcolm’s Dad”).
First of all apologies this post is a day late and secondly no this isn’t a festival all about me, I wish! But this is a free 3-Day festival dedicated to all Jazz Music fans in London featuring the likes of Femi Temowo, Gwyneth Herbert and Jay Phelps Big Band with Clare Teal & for the first time this year is Jazz On The Screen; a series of stylised documentaries shown on the big screen in Canada Square Park in collaboration with Rich Mix. Interested? Jump on over the flipside for more details!
Now this is what imagine what would happen if the guys behind Move. Learn. Eat. slowed down a bit and hung around a city for longer than a second! Filmed by Next Level Pictures this well executed short showcases the culture found in Brooklyn set to the tone of some dubstep by Skream. Slightly reminiscent of the Lucozade Sport Lite ad form earlier this year.
It’s been a while since my last post, I’m mostly out of the matrix these days well at least trying to. With Yin and the rest of the team otherwise preoccupied I thought it was time I got the loyal Y&Y readers caught up on what light-skinned Jermaine was up to. If you’ve been paying attention to our newly revived Eargasms series you’ll see the North Carolina native is pretty hard to miss right now. See what content Mr. Cole’s been releasing on the net recently when he’s not on stage opposite Nas or on set in Barbados with Trey Songz and Rihanna after the cut.
So on my quest to find what I’ve missed out on the passed couple of weeks I found a series of videos of Y&Y favourite Mr. Aloe Blacc. Not only is this session arranged to live classical instruments but the “I Need A Dollar” Crooner does a hauntingly beautiful rendition of the late Micheal Jackson’s “Billie Jean” watch the session filmed at Made in Berlin in its entirety and a documentary about the process after the jump.
Before you ask this has nothing to do with one those MTV programmes but this is a promotional video for a good cause, The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund, as part of Melanoma Awareness month (this month!). It’s a video of several real people addressing their own 16-year-old selves by sharing stories about their struggles with Melanoma. So with summer just around the corner remember Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen.
Yep you read that right, VEVO the leading music video service of the U.S. with over 50 million unique visitors has officially reached our shores. Previously only available to us via YouTube, it’s website and apps are free to use as of 28th April. Read more about VEVO and my thoughts after the jump.