A taste of spring in Box today, salad in the sun and people basking on benches wherever you look.
Green is arriving at very high speed, blink and you've missed it.
An amazing day's listening at Real World Remixed.
As regular contributor AndreasF says "Is there any upload not a "Hotpick" today? I don't think so. I can't remember a day in history of RWR with so many high quality remixes in it."
This one from Marcoos (SAE London Graduate, Looking for co-op with people from all around the world:) is well worth a listen, but so are the day's other submissions.
Thanks to all contributing mixes and anyone who has a moment to listen, comment, vote and get involved in the project.
Real World Studios have joined forces with Sharp Shotz once again in a bid to raise awareness about gun and knife crime and drugs and alcohol.
This music competition is aimed at young, unsigned musicians - winners get to record at Real World Studios and have their piece of music used as the sound track to the winning animation.
This is an opportunity to get your music heard and make a difference to the world you live in.
The first remixes of 'Not One Of Us' have begun to arrive at Real World Remixed. We're looking forward to hearing more as they land.
We have been a little slow in making updates to Real World Remixed recently, but that's about to change. We've added a new sample pack today, Charlie Winston's 'Hobo', one of the biggest hits of last summer in France, and that's just the start of a flurry of activity.
Coming up in the next few weeks we are going to have the first in a new series of packs and competitions from Peter Gabriel.
'Not One of Us' will be made available here at the same time as it is released as the first 'double a-side' from his collaborative 'Scratch My Back' project.
The 'double a-side' will see Peter's cover of The Magnetic Fields song 'The Book of Love' and their, or more precisely Stephin Merritt's version of 'Not One of Us' released as the first pair of songs from 'Scratch My Back'
More details will be coming soon, particularly on the competition. In the meantime, we hope you like Charlie Winston's 'Hobo'
"The gorgeous Like a Hobo - a No 1 single in France - goes the whole pensive hog, with minor chords and whistling, while Tongue-Tied, a flirtation with jazz that's partly sung in Suffolk-accented French, is a showcase for Winston's excellent band. A worthy contender for la petite sensation de 2010 in the UK." The Guardian
The Creole Choir of Cuba were recently in The Wood Room recording material for Real World Records and The B&W Society of Sound
In glorious songs like Edem Chanté (Listen To Us!), The Creole Choir celebrate the history of their Haitian descendents enslaved to the Caribbean from West Africa. The Creole Choir's ten remarkable singers come from Camagüey, Cuba's third city, down towards the eastern end of the island. They grew up and studied music in this old colonial town, designated a UNESCO World heritage Site in 2008 for its colonial architecture. They have nurtured music passed down in their families since the early 19th century, gradually adding modern Haitian sounds.
We've just launched or Charlton Park iPhone application - it's free and it will be one of the services that can take advantage of the site-wide Wi-Fi.
If you would rather not be without the internet for a whole weekend then fear not as WOMAD Charlton Park has it's own WiFi network. Access to some pages, such as pages this website and the iPhone application will be free. Charges apply for wider access. Lets get Twittering.
1 day: £5.00
All weekend 23rd - 26th July: £10.00
We've had some fun with two lights, some black cloth and the Canon 5D Mk11. Justin, Juldeh, Mim and Justin's son brought some fantastic energy to the shoot - and then there's that Les Paul Goldtop from the first year of manufacture, and the amazing sound that often seems to come from single stringed african instruments, in this case a ritti.
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