Singer-songwriter and record producer MNEK has been totally killing it in the electronic music world for the past couple of years. Writing & producing records for Chris Malinchak, Bondax, Oliver Heldens, Naughty Boy, Gorgon City, Sub Focus, Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Rudimental, Little Mix, Duran Duran, Olly Murs, Bastille and Tinie Tempah.
Here’s a new track of his own ‘The Rhythm’.
Record players and vinyl has been in the ‘niche’ category of music listening for the last few decades. VinylPlay hopes to propel records into 2014. Connect it up to a Sonos speaker, and with the help of its on board analogue-to-digital converter and phono amp, you’ll soon be streaming your 80s records through your brand new wireless speaker setup. You can also keep it old fashioned and plug it straight into active/powered speakers or conventional hi-fi and AV systems.
No need to hide this player away, its beautiful monochrome design will have you proudly displaying it to all on your coffee table.
Find out more here.
Mary J. Blige collaborates with Disclosure again for her new track ‘Follow’, after the duos previous success with ‘Right Now’.
Her new album ‘The London Sessions’ is due out on the 24th November and can be pre-ordered here.
The long awaited and much rumoured YouTube Music Key is here kind of… Currently in Beta, in UK, US, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Finland and Ireland, and it’s an invite only for the first six months of testing. More information on the service here.
But is it worth parting with your cash?
Subscriptions currently are $7.99/month (discounted from $9.99/month). Most current YouTube music streamers love it because it’s free. Other than that, there’s nothing really that attract users to YouTube over Spotify, Deezer, Rdio or any of the other major players in the game. YouTube is new, so can’t offer the same user friendly features that others can. Those who currently use Google Play Music will get the YouTube service added for free, which is a great bonus.
After Apple acquired Beats back in May, it’s often been rumoured whether Apple will bring some sort of streaming platform under the Apple name. Recent reports show Apple will soon brand the Beats Music service under the soon all-in-one iTunes. It’s thought Apple will install the Beats Music App on all iPhones and iPads in a coming iOS update.
Beats Music currently only have 110,000 paying customers, which goes against streaming giants Spotify with 12.5 million premium users. Will bringing Apple and Beats together tempt the 200 million iTunes users to make use of the Beats Music subscription?
The Hillywood Show on YouTube recreate some favourite scenes from The Walking Dead, in a music video style, to the sound of Queen’s ‘Another One Bites the Dust’.
Ben Howard releases the music video for his first single off his new album ‘I Forget Where We Were’. Not your usual video, this tells a story in a unique way.