22Tracks Logo (from Facebook.com/22Tracks)

If you haven’t already heard of it, then read ahead. I insist. 22tracks has been one of my favorite platforms for discovering new music for sometime. The concept is simple: it’s an online jukebox with playlists of different genres, each filled with 22 tracks. The playlist is curated by a handful of specialist DJs from […]

Lorde in Seattle (Image by Kirk Stauffer [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

I love chatting to school kids, as I find they are the most on the ball with the freshest music and fashion. Last weekend I was catching with my mates younger brother, a sixth form student in Exeter, about what’s circulating in the South West at the moment. The answer: trippy t-shirt prints and statement-making sing-songwriter, Lorde. […]

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Self-described ‘nostalgic folk soul’ artist Purple Ferdinand has been tipped by many major platforms, including Mobo Spotlight and BBC Radio 1Xtra, to be one of the breakthrough artists of 2013. Signed with Sony/ATV this year on a publishing deal, this talented London singer-songwriter’s sweet, husky voice and ukulele creates a unique sound. What I love […]

Major Lazer and perception-altering ‘creative work-in-progess’ Africa Is The Future have joined forces to create this Space Print T Shirt. The T Shirt is fresh, LIMITED EDITION and part of an evolving and exciting brand. Grab it here before anyone else does. Free The Universe.     Sign-up for free to the Sound Fruits newsletter, and be […]

Wilfred Giroux artwork from SoundCloud.com/WilfredGiroux, blogged at SoundFruits.wordpress.com

I bumped into this fresh take on Estelle’s American Boy by London-based duo Wilfred Giroux when I got back from work. Exactly the sort of uncomplicated summer’s eve tune I felt like listening to. Wilfred Giroux’s new AlunaGeorge remix is also gaining a lot of love at the moment. The talented minds of Joshua Mooney and Sam Thompson look promising. […]

Starting to get psyched for Bestival and thinking about what I’m going to wear when I’m working there. I’m planning on going for an ‘understated trendy’ look, a relaxed outfit that will take me from shift to shimmy shakin’. Looking at one of my favourite fashion blogs for inspiration, I found this. Heels don’t (ever) […]

Jon Hopkins single Breathe This Air from - soundcloud.com/jonhopkins

A beautifully chilling new version of ‘Breathe This Air’ featuring Purity Ring will be the second single to be released from London producer Jon Hopkins’ album, Immunity. This track is absolutely stunning. Purity Ring’s Megan James’ vocals provide sweet melancholy over Hopkins’ brooding, minimalist yet intelligent production. Hopkins and Purity Ring have already proven a winning combination, […]

Major Lazer - Bumaye - Remix - Image from SoundCloud.com/MajorLazer, blogged at SoundFruits.Wordpress.com

Daddy Yankee (Yep – Gasolina Daddy Yankee). Major Lazer. Remix. Released yesterday, the track has already stirred a huge divide in opinion both on Soundcloud and Major Lazer’s Facebook page (admittedly more of an 80:20 divide), comments ranging from: “What’s wrong with you [haters]? Daddy Yankee is one of the founding fathers of the explosion […]

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