40 – The Sixteen & Harry Christophers

1 Saul, HWV 53: Act I, Scene I: How Excellent Thy Name 2:45 2 The Strathclyde Motets: O Radiant Dawn 3:18 3 Song of Songs: Surge amica mea 2:34 4 O Domine Jesu Christe 3:38 5 Remember Not, Lord, Our Offences, Z 50 2:59 6 Miserere (Evolution Version) 11:28 7 Vespers of 1610, SV 206: Deus in adiutorium meum intende The Sixteen, Harry Christophers & Mark Dobell 1:58 8 Salve Regina 4:09 9 Hymn for the Dormition of the Mother of God 4:49 10 The Deer’s Cry 4:21 11 Lay a Garland By Robert Pearsall 3:06 12 O nata lux 1:45 13 2:25 14 Bring Us, O Lord God 3:45 15 Coronation Anthem Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, HWV 259: Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened 3:06 16 In manus tuas I 3:44 17 Ave Maria (Parsons) 4:31 18 Tota pulchra es 3:36 19 Requiem: Sanctus The Sixteen, Harry Christophers & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 3:11 20 Cantata 79, Gott der Herr ist Sonn’ und Schild, BWV 79: Gott der Herr ist Sonn’ und Schild 4:53 1 Symphony of Psalms: Part 1 – Exaudi orationem meam Domine The Sixteen, Harry Christophers & BBC Philharmonic 3:02 2 Mass for […]

Ministry Mix May 2019 (DJ Mix) – Groove Armada

1 Bomber (Proudly People remix) [Mixed] LondonGround 4:23 2 Black Light (Mixed) Ben Men 3:37 3 Back Again (Mixed) Michel Degen 4:39 4 Smashing Up (Groove Armada Remix) [Mixed] Javi Bora 5:40 5 The Bark Side of the Moog (Mixed) Steve Bug & Clé 6:31 6 It’s Your Love (Dennis Cruz Remix) [Mixed] Sven Tasnadi 5:56 7 (Time to) Put Up (Mixed) 4:08 8 Derober (Mixed) Sizeup 5:02 9 Dam Hot (Mixed) Fauvrelle 2:31 10 House so House (Mixed) Miane 4:23 11 Rebecca (Mixed) Classmatic 4:58 12 I Am Here (Richie Ahmed Remix) [Mixed] Jay Hill & Lazarusman 4:24 13 Chakra (Mixed) Espinal & Nova 3:47

WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/when-we-all-fall-asleep-where-do-we-go/1450695723?app=music Beginning with the haunting alt-pop smash “Ocean Eyes” in 2016, Billie Eilish made it clear she was a new kind of pop star—an overtly awkward introvert who favours chilling melodies, moody beats, creepy videos and a teasing crudeness à la Tyler, The Creator. Now 17, the Los Angeles native—who was homeschooled along with her brother and co-writer, Finneas O’Connell—presents her much-anticipated debut album, a melancholy investigation of all the dark and mysterious spaces that linger in the back of our minds. Sinister dance beats unfold into chattering dialogue from The Office on “my strange addiction”, and whispering vocals are laid over deliberately blown-out bass on “xanny”. “There are a lot of firsts,” says Finneas. “Not firsts like ‘Here’s the first song we made with this kind of beat’, but firsts like Billie saying, ‘I feel in love for the first time.’ You have a million chances to make an album you’re proud of, but to write the song about falling in love for the first time? You only get one shot at that.” Billie, who is both beleaguered and fascinated by night terrors and sleep paralysis, has a complicated relationship with her subconscious. “I’m the monster under the bed, […]

Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend

“It feels right that our fourth album is not 10, 11 songs,” Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig explains on his Beats 1 show Time Crisis, laying out the reasoning behind the 18-track breadth of his band’s first album in six years. “It felt like it needed more room.” The double album—which Koenig considers less akin to the stylistic variety of The Beatles’ White Album and closer to the narrative and thematic cohesion of Bruce Springsteen’s The River—also introduces some personnel changes. Founding member Rostam Batmanglij contributes to a couple of tracks but is no longer in the band, while Haim’s Danielle Haim and The Internet’s Steve Lacy are among the guests who play on multiple songs here. The result is decidedly looser and more sprawling than previous Vampire Weekend records, which Koenig feels is an apt way to return after a long hiatus. “After six years gone, it’s a bigger statement.” Here Koenig unpacks some of Father of the Bride‘s key tracks. “Hold You Now” (feat. Danielle Haim)“From pretty early on, I had a feeling that’d be a good track one. I like that it opens with just acoustic guitar and vocals, which I thought is such a weird way […]

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind – Logic

If nothing else, Logic is a storyteller. If you missed Supermarket, the 2019 novel he authored—or its accompanying soundtrack album—you’d still understand this by the range of characters the MC will embody over the course of an album. He cycles through perspectives so frequently on Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, the official follow-up to 2018’s YSIV, that it can be difficult to discern whether he is telling his own truth or that of one of his characters. He talks frequently of the lifestyle a successful rap career has afforded him (“Pardon My Ego,” “Icy,” “Still Ballin”), but also takes time to lambaste those lusting after fame (“Wannabe,” “clickbait”) and the facets of popular hip-hop culture he’s subverted (“Cocaine,” “Don’t Be Afraid to Be Different”). The guest list is by and large heavy hitters of rap (Gucci Mane, Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy, Will Smith), and Logic manages to accommodate all of their varied personas with bars that maintain the vibes while also preserving his reputation as a proud rap technician. There are of course the classic, earnestly aspirational Logic-isms—“Put your ego on the shelf and remember, love yourself,” he says on the title track—but nowhere does the MC sound more comfortable than […]

YouTube and Google’s Music Streaming Services Top 15 Million Subscribers: Report

Spotify claims 100 million paid subscribers, Apple Music reportedly has more than 50 million, Amazon around 30 million, and according to a new report in Bloomberg, Google comes in fourth place at 15 million paid and promotional trial users of its YouTube Music and Google Play services. According to sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal for an article published on Wednesday (May 8), the service has been struggling to recruit new subscribers. Google’s head of music communications, Marni Greenberg, told Billboard that “YouTube aggressively disputes the WSJ report stating YouTube Music subscription growth has plateaued, countering that healthy subscription growth continued through Q1 of this year.” Though a spokesperson for YouTube declined to specify subscription numbers to Bloomberg, Greenberg confirmed to Billboard that YouTube Music and Premium-paid subscribers had grown 60 percent between March 2018 and March 2019. Subscribers to YouTube Music Premium can access licensed music and user-generated music content ad-free for $9.99 per month, while YouTube Premium expands those offerings to all YouTube content for $11.99 per month. When YouTube’s premium music service launched across the U.S., Canada, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand and several European countries around the world almost exactly a year ago, the initiative looked promising for the world’s biggest video hub, which had […]

Pick up an Amazon Echo Dot for 99p with this music streaming deal

Your house parties are about to get a whole lot better, as we have just found a deal online that can get you an Amazon smart speaker for less than a quid. You read that right, Amazon is giving you the chance to get an Echo Dot speaker for your home for just 99p. In case you were wondering if that’s a good deal or not, the Echo Dot normally costs £49, so a big discount all around. To get this deal, you will need to sign up to the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, which is fine, because you are going to want to blast some tunes out of your speaker once you receive it. The only proviso is that you can’t get this offer if you are on a free trial – you have to wait until your trial is over and the first payment of your Amazon Music Unlimited comes out of your account. Let us explain. First up, head over to Amazon and sign in. Then you are going to have to sign up to the Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan, which costs £14.99 a month. You can, of course, sign up to Amazon Prime for […]