MTV x The Wrap Up x Thai Matic x Interview

19 01 2011

Words: Leanne Petersen

Leanne Petersen recently caught up with UK rapper, Thai Matic. Having met up at a well-known coffee brand chain in Soho, they got talking about everything from mixtapes and working with family, to being a supporting act for Jay Electronica and much, much more…

The Wrap Up: Since your first mixtape, ‘Girls And Things’, how do you think you have progressed as an artist?

Thai Matic: I’m more comfortable in my own skin. I’ve experimented a lot more from then. I know that was a bit more experimental as a mixtape, but I think now I’ve diversified different avenues of getting out what I’m trying to say, rather than just the basic lyricism. I’m trying my hand at different things and there’s going to be a lot more to come from me.

TWU: So is ‘Let Me Land’ going to be the last mixtape before the album?

Thai Matic: It was going to be the final mixtape before the album, but then people want me to do another mixtape, so maybe. Fans are what the make the music happen, so if that’s what they want, then I’ll give it to them.

TWU: Do you think this will hinder your progression as an artist?

Thai Matic: I’m always progressing. I mean, mixtape to album progression is all about my current mood. Even with this mixtape, it’s kind of like an album to be quite honest, so I’m only going to progress musically. If my heart wants to do an album, then I’ll do an album, if I want to do a mixtape, then I’ll do a mixtape.

TWU: Previously you were in a group called Kuz, so what was it that made you go your own separate way?

Thai Matic: Basically the reason why I broke up with Kuz was because I felt that I needed my own creative space and I feel that’s hard to get when you’re in a group with people and everyone in Kuz were family members. It’s hard when you’re in a situation where you’ve got two egos that keep clashing and I needed to express myself, so I just thought it was time that I went about it by myself. We still make a lot of music together and we’re still cool.

TWU: Tell us about Wolf Gang…

Thai Matic: Well, Wolf Gang is just an umbrella of artists really. There are a few things coming, but I can’t really go into it right now. I’m sorry for withholding information, I’m worse than a politician right now (laughs). We all want to get somewhere with our music or our talents and five, six, seven hands are better than one, so it’s the best way to go about things. Read the rest of this entry »





:: BRIT Awards 2011

13 01 2011

When I saw Pro Greens mention of the Brit Awards; it got curious, so I looked at the nominees…

Full List Of the 2011 Brit Awards Nominations:

British Male Solo Artist:
Mark Ronson
Paul Weller
Plan B
Robert Plant
Tinie Tempah

British Female Solo Artist:
Cheryl Cole
Ellie Goulding
Laura Marling
Paloma Faith
Rumer

British Breakthrough Act:
Ellie Goulding
Mumford & Sons
Rumer
Tinie Tempah
XX

British Group:
Biffy Clyro
Gorillaz
Mumford & Sons
Take That
The XX

British Single:

Alexandra Burke ft Pitbull – All Night Long
Cheryl Cole – Parachute
Florence & The Machine – You’ve Got The Love
Matt Cardle – When We Collide
Olly Murs Please – Don’t Let Me Go
Plan B – She Said
Scouting For Girls – This Ain’t A Love Song
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
The Wanted – All Time Low

MasterCard British Album of the Year:
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More
Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks
Take That – Progress
Tinie Tempah – Disc-Overy
The XX – XX

International Male Solo Artist:
Bruce Springsteen
Cee Lo Green
David Guetta
Eminem
Kanye West

International Female Solo Artist:
Alicia Keys
Katy Perry
Kylie Minogue
Rihanna
Robyn

International Breakthrough Act:
Bruno Mars
Glee Cast
Justin Bieber
The National
The Temper Trap

International Group:
Arcade Fire
Black Eyed Peas
Kings of Leon
The Script
Vampire Weekend

International Album:
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Cee Lo Green – The Lady Killer
Eminem – Recovery
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Kings Of Leon – Come Around Sundown

Critics’ Choice:
Jessie J (Winner)
James Blake
The Vaccines

British Producer:

Ethan Johns
John Leckie
Markus Dravs
Mike Pela Stuart Price

Read on to view the Brit Awards 2011 Statue Read the rest of this entry »





Game Over – Female Takeover – Official Remix

28 11 2010

Featuring, Ruff Diamondz, Adot, Envy, CherriV, BabyBlue, RoxXxan, Lioness, Mz Bratt & Lady Leshurr





N-Dubz X Third Album

2 11 2010

Love Live Life, the band’s third album to date, is due for release on November 29th and will include their recent Top 10 hits Best Behaviour and We Dance On, as well as their next single Girls. The album sees the band working with some of the biggest producers and writers around, including Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, The Fugees), The Runners (Justin Bieber, Rihanna) and Ina Wroldsen (The Saturdays, Shontelle). Don’t worry though, it’s still got that classic N-Dubz flavour to it.

Here’s the full album tracklisting:

1. Intro

2. Best Behaviour

3. Took It All Away

4. Living For The Moment

5. Love Live Life

6. Scream My Name

7. Love Sick

8. Toot It And Boot It

9. Skit

10. So Alive

11. Girls

12. Cold Shoulder

13. Morning Star

14. Outro

15. Bonus Track – We Dance On

 

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, word reaches us that the band are about to announce their first ever arena tour, something no other UK urban act has managed in quite some time.

Reflecting on their incredible success to date, Dappy said: “Considering where we’ve come from, it’s unbelievable to stand here and look at all these fans, the Brit nomination, triple platinum sales, MOBO Awards…. Now we just want to go to America and mess up the world!” With that sort of determination, we think they’ll go all the way.

Props to 4 Music

 





N-Dubz – Girls

31 10 2010

I think i just started to like em’ even more… This aint that same ol same ol they keep dropping in the charts… ‘RATINGS*’

Is this what they’re looking to hit the US with…