My journey into the music industry began with poetry. Lets say I went off on a tangent of side interests in this arena…. for a few years. This is the start of my journey rekindling my relationship with spoken word and performance poetry.
With this online space my aim is to document this journey, it’s challenges, breakthroughs, sources of inspiration (musical and otherwise) and all my crazy ideas along the way :)
As part of the Nottingham Festival Of Words the Mouthy Poets had a showcase on the horizon called Say Sumthin’ 4 to be held in the Nottingham Playhouse Theater 15th & 16th February. They set me the challenge to write a piece in line with the theme of Love Lace and Revolution.
Live Magazine offices, I love coming to visit this place! Always gd catching up with the the whole team whilst running away from the one eyed four legged cutie pie that runs around eating everyones food. A place full off creative heads to ignite a new lease of inspiration For 2012!
*Daym* AlunaGeorge – ‘You Know You Like It (Lapalux’s Bass Ballad Remix)
This tune is stuck on repeat and getting RINSED in my i-player right now!!!
It could be the haunting ‘closet clown’ vocal chasing over the wet and dreamy keys that combine to form the black&white rainbow of this colourless cut. Or perhaps the way in which Aluna’s vocal is sampled in contrast to capture the ‘feel good’ essense of the original jam. What does it for me is how this production just seems to bleed with emotion and leaves the feeling of a warped and sluggish reality dripping in its trail that all still leaves me shaking a limb in enjoyment!
So I 1st blogged about this unique UK duo formed of Aluna Francis (vocals) and George Reid (music)back in September to showcase the sick-ness (in all of its positive connotations) of their ‘You Know You Like It’ video here.
Tonight, Redbull Studios London presented AlunaGeorge below grounds in the misty yet multi coloured glow of The Nest, North London. They delivered a quirky, feel good, pop-step meets Electro-R&B fusion of sensational ear juice. Aluna rocked the M.I.C with her signature movement, the ‘loosely controlled wobble’ and i’m sure George was there blessing the stage with his ever elusive presence. In the midst of detailing to Aluna just how passionate the “AlunaGeorge” fans are out there, I caught a bubbly manager of the duo torn between rebuking the DJ, downing a beverage and looking for George. I’ll be keeping an eye out for their next performance and so should you!