URN’s Sound of Nottingham (3rd March)

3rd March 2014

Every week, the team from URN After Dark select two tracks for our lovely colleagues to play on their Daytime shows. This year, we have put a specific emphasis on promoting local talent from Nottingham across all genres, that we at URN are keen to support as much as possible through featuring them on our Sound of Nottingham. Our revamped Track of the Week is a song recently released which is yet to hit the mainstream playlists on National Radio and one that we believe is destined for big things. Consider this our way of helping you discover the very best in new music spanning all genres, be it from Nottingham or nationwide!

Sound of Nottingham

This week, we’ve turned to a 22 year-old producer from Nottingham called Farrow. He has gained support from BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC Introducing, Hannah Wants and B.Traits. Our Sound of Nottingham, Weak has just been featured on Eton Messy and is available to download for free from his Soundcloud. The track features vocal samples from The Isley Brothers which enlighten the record and fit perfectly with its deep, yet relaxing bassline. It has been described by RaveFaced as a “great way to start your morning.” We couldn’t agree more!

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQw2JyYfHmY]

Track of the Week

Following the huge success of ‘Cannonball’, Showtek and Justin Prime have now revealed details of their new single, Cannonball (Earthquake). The collaborative production, which features the vocals of Matthew Koma, is set for release on Spinnin’/Polydor on 16th March 2014. It received its world premiere on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show on Friday 6th December.

This fresh incarnation of the instrumental features Matthew Koma, who has previously collaborated on tracks such as Hardwell ‘Dare You’, Alesso ‘Years’ and ZEDD ‘Spectrum’. On ‘Cannonball (Earthquake)’ the instrumental retains all the immediacy and energy that make it such a standout club track, while Koma’s soaring vocals perfectly intertwine with the track’s synth melodies to add another utterly infectious layer to the standout production. With the addition of Koma’s songwriting finesse, ‘Cannonball (Earthquake)’ is elevated to new realms – his work is greatly admired here at URN, and he is certainly one to keep an eye on for the future.

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwOVOSi-5nc]

The After Dark team