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Long time followers of this blog will know I mentioned Daley as one of my "Looking Forward To Hearing In 2010" alongside J Cole, Chino, Devlin and Maverick Sabre. Chino went on to have a top selling dancehall album in Japan plus one of the most toured artists. You'll probably know the rest. If not, Mav Sabre got signed, released a popular EP and new single "Let Me Go" out soon. Same for J. Cole - album out this year (finally).

All that together with Daley's having a reasonably quiet year apart from the Gorrilaz "Doncamatic", I was a year premature on 60%. Fat lot of good that is. Messed up my 2011 one 'cos I had to carry them over. I've added Ed Sheeran and I-Octane though.

Daley's releasing a mixtape 'Those Who Wait' next month. First release is this lovely soulful jam "Game Over". A soulful jam that doesn't patronise or bore the listener. Sounds like a beat Floetry had in their heyday. His vocals are smooth. I chuckled at the opening line.

SBTRKT - Wildfire

One of those songs I've heard about on radio, nodded my head to but never knew who it's by. Coincidentally, SBTRKT is a name I've seen around and not known who they were. Never connected the two until the other day.

"SBTRKT (pronounced 'Subtract') is the most recent thing I’ve heard that has made me feel this way – and for that, he gets this week. The man behind the trademark tribal mask is Aaron James, who began his journey at the infamous east London club 'Plastic People' – which houses bassy, sweat-filled raves, and is often hailed as one of the early homes of dubstep (and some of the worst toilets everrr). SBTRKT has since remixed everything from Mode Selector to M.I.A." according to MTV Wrap Up

SBTRKT - Wildfire by keithkelly

Drake remixed it

Ed Sheeran - Small Bump

I've been banging on about this song to everyone. Genuinely one of the best written songs I've heard in a while. "One of the best" doesn't mean best 3, or best 5, it's just one of the best X 'cos I can't tell you right now. Basically, it blows me away every time I hear it.

It's about pregnancy with a twist at the end.

Dennis Bovell - Jazterpiece


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