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CMU’s One Liners: Jay-Z not buying a radio station and some things that did happen

By and | Published on Friday 23 January 2015


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Jay-Z is not buying Hot 97, according to a spokesperson for the company that owns the US radio station, Emmis Communications. “That story is false”, a rep told Hip Hop Wired. So that’s you lot, told I think.

• Former CMU contributor and current Mi-Soul Radio DJ Edward Adoo kicks off a new three-month residency on BBC Radio Bristol this weekend presenting a late night programme to wrap up the weekend (Monday 1am) showcasing his dance, soul and hip hop centric music collection. Each edition will be followed by Thadeous Matthews with a focus on electronic music from Bristol. More here.

• PC Music head honcho AG Cook has remixed Charli XCX and Rita Ora’s ‘Doing It’, as you can hear here. There’s also a new video for the original version of the track, which is here.

• Pond have a new album out on Monday, here’s a track from it, ‘Man It Feels Like Space Again’.

• Alex Winston has put a new track, ‘We Got Nothing’, up on SoundCloud. It’s the b-side to her latest single, ‘Careless’. She’s got a new album coming out through Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment in the spring.

• New Burial track? Oh yes.

• New Aphex Twin track? Oh yes.

• Misty Miller will release an EP called ‘Sweet Nothing’ on 2 Mar. Right now you can hear a track from it, ‘Petrified’, here. She also plays The Windmill in Brixton on Monday, before heading out on a wider UK tour in February.

• The Barbican has announced a show taking place on 9 Apr under the title, ‘Hello Terry Riley’. It will see electronic music makers James Holden, Koreless and Luke Abbott performing music inspired by the minimalist composer.

• Three BRITs-related shows were announced this week. Take That will play the Shepherds Bush Empire on 23 Feb, at a show in aid of War Child, while Royal Blood will perform at Koko on 17 Feb and George Ezra is doing the Electric Brixton the previous night. Tickets for the latter two will go on sale here on 28 Jan.

• LL Cool J will host the Grammys this year for the fourth year running, CBS announced this week. The ceremony takes place on 8 Feb.

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