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Gigs, latest, music / 13.04.2015

Fans left in confusion after 1-800 Dinosaur announced a 3 date impromptu tour, with the final London show that never. James Blake's 1-800 Dinosaur tour had announced a 1800 Road Trip kicking off in Bristol, Manchester with the tour closing in London with location TBC featuring Trim, Dan Float, Klaus, Mr Assister and, supposedly, Frank Ocean. However, that TBC never happened and fans were left hanging in disappointment and confusion last night as no communication was made regarding the unannounced location. Blake's next UK date will be at The Parklife Weekender...

latest, music / 26.03.2015

We've been anticipating the release of the new Jamie XX album for quite some time now, and after listening to the first single ‘Loud Places’ from his debut solo album ‘In Colour’ set for release in June we’re convinced it’s going to be a hell of a banger. Aired last night on Annie Mac’s radio one show, ‘Loud Places’ is a beautifully produced feel good track,  with vocals from the XX’s Romy Madley-Croft, and samples Idris Muhammad’s ‘Could Heaven Ever Be Like This’.  'In Colour' will feature new tracks...

latest, music / 25.03.2015

If you haven’t got Spanish singer songwriter Sofi De La Torre on your radar yet, then welcome to your new obsession.  With a sound best described as sun drenched blissed out electro pop, Sofi has already had comparisons to the likes of Banks and a female version of Drake, all laced with a Californian laidback vibe.  With the imminent release of her new EP ‘That Isn’t You’, Sofi is in the midst of making 2015 her own, and we managed to catch up with her to talk styling,...

Culture & Style, latest / 25.03.2015

When Raf Simons was appointed as Dior’s new creative director, his first task was a hefty one: to create the brand’s AW12 couture collection. The idea of making your much-publicised Dior début with a couture show is daunting enough, but Raf had it even worse – he only had 8 weeks to conjure up a 54-look collection and, despite his glowing credentials as a brilliant ready-to-wear designer, Simons had never designed couture in his life. Dior and I focuses on Raf Simons’ fashionable baptism of fire, following the designer...

latest, music / 24.03.2015

Ben Khan has been a little quite recently after releasing his previous EP ‘1992’ but has now come back like lightening and is electrifying us with his new title track ‘1000’.  London’s soul artist and producer has truly shown what he can do, creating his own sound that is full of synths, bass and a hint of blues guitar. The lyrics are simple with a catchy hook, painting a picture of flirting to go with the bouncing beat that will get you moving to during every second of the...

latest, music / 20.03.2015

Olivver the Kid is the alter ego of Bryan Sammis, former drummer of the much-talked-about indie band The Neighbourhood. After splitting ways with the band in early 2014, Sammis began putting out tracks through his solo project, including his successful debut EP ‘Freak’. Released in October 2014, ‘Freak’ had tracks like the catchy tune ‘Lucy (Hurt People Hurt People), and the super-chill ‘Attica ‘71’. Much like his former band, a lot of Olivver the Kid’s music is synth- and drum-heavy. That being said, Sammis puts his own spin...

AGENDA, Culture & Style, latest / 16.03.2015

Down in the eastern side of central London you will find a place where you can get a seriously good cup of coffee, seasonal range of food and sweet treats that seamlessly turns into a place to hang out with friendly people for a couple of drinks. Right by Smithfield Market, Ask for Janice, named after the Beastie Boys track is worth stopping by at any time, from breakfast to midnight. Inside the eatery there is well-lived in Scandinavian style furniture with an industrial edge, enamelware with modern art...

Culture & Style, latest / 12.03.2015

If you’re looking for a tame evening watching dancers elegantly leap across the stage, pirouetting against the backdrop of classical music, then altered natives’ 'Say Yes To Another Excess – TWERK’ is not for you. François Chaignaud and Cecilia Bengolea, together with their small team of contemporary dancers, present to you a roller coaster of a performance that is sure to leave you questioning your established impression of ‘dance’ – as is their intention. The performance itself runs for just under an hour. Housed in the Lilian Baylis Studio...

latest, music / 05.03.2015

The tune to bounce along to at the moment has got to be “Lean On”. Diplo’s dancehall alter ego, Major Lazer dropped the new single earlier this week featuring DJ Snake and MØ and you will have it on repeat. Diplo and MØ have already collaborated with the track “XXX 88”. You will find powerful melodies and immense beats again in “Lean On”. MØ’s vocals truly shine through in a siren-like way. It won’t be long before we hear more from Major Lazer. Diplo has said the forthcoming album has...

Culture & Style, latest / 05.03.2015

Fashion is wonderful, but also kind of scary because the establishment changes in the blink of an eye. London Fashion Week has long championed young designers and is something of a hotbed for raw talent. Thanks to schemes like NEWGEN and Fashion East, LFW’s line-up is constantly being shaken up. It’s hard to keep up. So who are the movers and shakers? Who’s going to be the next Christopher Kane? Here at The Agenda we don’t have all the answers, but here are three up-and-coming designers that really...

latest, music, Roundup / 04.03.2015

Let’s be honest, summer has never felt further away. We’re already longing for lengthy hazy days, beer garden chilling and more importantly, dancing in a sun drenched field somewhere with hands in the air, spaced out to some fucking fantastic live music. It’s never too early to start thinking FESTIVALS. With the vast array of field friendly festivities being announced left right and centre, all with the promise to cater to everyone’s tastes, it’s a bit overwhelming to know where to start spending your hard-earned winter money buying tickets....

Culture & Style, latest / 27.02.2015

Altered Natives’ Say Yes To Another Excess - TWERK, bring it all together with Alex Mugler, Ana Pi and Elisa Yvelin, putting their trust in dance. The five dancers push their poetic and expressive powers together on stage. Breaking the rules as they start spinning around in a syncretic style then weave in and out, crossing over into a new club move with artistic, frisky flare. Tunes from the club have played a part in creating the performance. Its buzz began in East London’s electro music, Grime. A little...

latest, music / 27.02.2015

If you’re an audiophile who’s been attentively monitoring the electronic pop scene, you’d have noticed a steady rise of female pop artists in the past few years. The new wave includes everyone from last year’s mainstream breakout Lorde to England’s very own FKA Twigs. This year, singer-songwriter-producer Tei Shi is set to take the genre by storm. The multi-hyphenate first released her debut EP, Saudade, in 2013, and is set to put out her new EP, Verde, in April. With her breathy vocals, mellow synths, and cheeky lyrics,...

Culture & Style, latest / 24.02.2015

Savage Beauty, the first retrospective of Alexander ‘Lee’ McQueen’s work in Europe, is coming to the Victoria and Albert Museum in March. Here, we unpick just some of the reasons why you should check out this exhibition, which left fashion fans gushing with delight when it was originally presented at the Metropolitan Museum of Art back in 2011. 1) Kate Moss will be there Well, kind of. McQueen’s AW06 catwalk show, Widows of Culloden, came to a close with a hologram of Kate Moss. It was actually all down to...

latest, music / 23.02.2015

An enchanting and wild sound can be found from Catacombkid and BeachesBeaches, together they make Odesza. In late 2014, they released their second full-length album In Return, with a number of guests showcasing their vocal talents on the tracks. Shy Girls features on the new Autograf remix ‘All We Need’. The tropical production act Autograf mixed up the tune and added a peaceful vibe. The mix of synths, distant vocals, and looped melodies will give you a fun, relaxed feeling that positively inspires you to do anything. Odesza will be...

latest, music / 20.02.2015

This year, it seems like the Brits are taking over the two-day Pitch festival in July. The annual festival, held in Amsterdam, is aimed at the discerning electronic music listener, and has played host to major acts such as Massive Attack and SBTRKT in previous years. This year, it will take place on the 3rd and 4th of July, right in the heart of summer, and it seems like good old England will be well-represented amongst the acts performing. Here are some of our favourite English acts we’re...

latest, music / 16.02.2015

Summer is around the corner and until then Beach Youth is here with their vibrant sound that will take you there in a beat. Formed in 2013, the indie pop band from the commune of Caen in North France, have established a surf pop style of tropical rhythms and sun-soaked instrumentation in the few tracks they have released. Simon Dumottier (vocals/guitar/synths), Etienne Froidure (vocals/guitar), Louis-Antonin Lesieur (bass) and Gautier Caignaert (drums) make up the four-piece, producing jangly guitar riffs and whimsical vocals. They mix in well with the likes...

latest, music, Weekend Playlist / 11.02.2015

It’s that time of the year again when couples stroll hand in hand all around you on the streets, and for one night, you just want some food but can’t get a table anywhere. Maybe you don’t buy into the hype, or maybe you’re spending the night in with a couple of (single) friends and a bottle of wine. Regardless, here’s some music to take the edge off… Love not included.   Words: Sarah Roxanne Sim. ...

latest, music / 10.02.2015

What would you say if there was a place that has 3 days of sunlight, hot springs and live performances from Moodymann, Kink, Samaris and many more? You might not believe it but such a place really does exist.  In Reykjavík, Iceland the Secret Solstice Festival will be held for the second time during the summer solstice weekend, a time known for celebration among the Nordic nations. Between the 19th and 21st June 2015, there will be a spectacle of established artists with up-and-coming talent that will be electrifying...

Culture & Style, latest / 07.02.2015

To sneaker-heads everywhere tirelessly powering through the Winter months, the good people at New Balance are here with a little sunshine to brighten up your day. This February, the shoe giant drops updated versions of the classic 576s, made right here in the UK. Since its inception in the late 80’s, the 576 has become one of the most easily recognisable models from New Balance. It started out as somewhat of an experiment when a designer at the New Balance office in Boston altered the colours and materials of...

Gigs, latest, music / 04.02.2015

Ever since dropping his '1992' EP we have been  seriously hooked to London-based-producer Ben Khan, who has announced the dates for a short UK Spring Tour kicking off in April. The three-day stint will take place in Glasgow, and Manchester, before finishing up in London.  Tickets will go on sale Wednesday (4th February). Find out more here. Ben Khan 2015 tour dates: 12.04 – Glasgow – King Tut’s 14.04 – Manchester – Soup Kitchen 15.04 – London – Cargo Facebook.com/benkhanmusic // Soundcloud.com/benkhan // Twitter.com/ben__khan...

latest, music / 28.01.2015

Europe's leading bass music festival - Outlook, Croatia has just announced the first round of artists taking over the abandoned 19th century Fort Punta Christo in Pula this September 3rd – 6th.  A celebration of bass music and sound system culture, Outlook has evolved into one of the world’s leading festivals, an odyssey which draws adventure and fun seekers from across the globe for dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, dubstep, house, techno, electronica and more. he first artists announced are: Run The Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike),...

latest, music / 26.01.2015

California based five-piece band The Neighbourhood have been enjoying a steady rise to success and its easy to see why. Blurring the lines between genres, with chilled out, dreamy, alt-rock percussions, with tracks such as 'Warm', and 'Honest', creating a collection of slightly seductive, easy listening tracks. Much to fans delight, late last year the band shared a free download of unreleased tracks, mixtape #000000 & #FFFFFF (html code for black and white), which is a killer and includes recently released, ultimate break-up track #icanteven featuring Bronx rapper French...

latest, music / 12.01.2015

The latest in a long line of emerging Australian artists, indie-electronic Sydney three-piece Mansionair signed to Chvrches’ label Goodbye Records caught the worlds attention following the drop of first single ‘Hold me down’ late last year, which peaked at #1 on Hype Machine. “Hold Me Down” EP is a delicate mixture of floaty vocals, repetitious rhythms with a flurry of electronic beats. Have a listen below.. Tracklist: 1. Hold Me Down 2. Second Night 3. Hold Me Down (Maths Time Joy Remix) 4. Hold Me Down (L C A W Remix) 5. Hold Me...

AGENDA, latest, music / 09.01.2015

    //Movement Having only released four songs last year, Movement’s minimal soulful sound is undoubtedly making waves in the underground electronic pop scene. Having scored a European debut at Pitchfork Paris Festival, and already touring with likes of Solange and Banks, the Sydney trio have been compared to the likes of The Weeknd for their distinct minimalist bedroom sound with tracks such as ‘Like Lust’ and ‘Us’. Find out more…   //Years & Years Describing their creation as ‘house music with a soul’, Years & Years formed just four years ago via findabandmate.com....

latest, music / 08.01.2015

Following the release of ‘Berlin EP’ on Scandinavian Imprint Dumont Dumont, Australian born RY X is on tour across Europe kicking off in Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and London from February 13th through 20th 2015. Don’t miss Ry X, bringing his haunting falsetto vocals, and captivating melodies to Oval Space on 20th February. Find out more here.  ...

latest, music / 01.01.2015

We’ve had our eye on the team behind Australian-born Future Classic for a while now as they have worked with some of our favourite artists of the moment (Chet Faker, Flume, Cashmere Cat, Bodhi, Panama, Chrome Sparks… we could go on!). With such an impressive roster of artists boasting some seriously slick electronica and hugely danceable beats, it’s little surprise that the label has garnered a following beyond its roots in Sydney; Future Classic showcased its artists at SXSW this year and has held other mesmerising events in...

latest, music / 21.12.2014

Recently at The Agenda its been all Soulection everything. Their myriad of diverse producers, artists and DJs has made for a stream of endless discoveries. Enter: Sángo, who fittingly shares a name with the god of thunder, drums and dance. It follows that he has a divine capacity to weave melodies with heavy beats that are worthy of his name and in a style that corroborates the material of other Soulection signees, Sángo provides plenty of mood, no matter who he’s working with. With that said, here are four...

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