Aurelio will be joining Cerys Matthews for a live session on her BBC 6 Music show this Sunday at 10:00am. His soulful Caribbean rhythms are perfect listening material for a lazy Sunday, and are a sure way to combat those post summer blues.
Aurelio is currently touring the UK with upcoming dates all over the country including The Stables, Milton Keynes (14/11), Union Chapel, London (16/11), Mac Birmingham (17/11), Band on the Wall, Manchester(18/11) and many more.
Portico Quartet still sound like nothing you ever heard before. The Mercury nominated East London based outfit's unique music has expanded to embrace new sonic territories. Drawing on the inspiration of electronica, ambient, classical and dance music as they take their strange, beautiful, cinematic, future music to exciting new vistas where the inspiration of Burial, Mount Kimbie and Flying Lotus rubs shoulders with the textures of Arve Henriksen and Bon Iver and echoes of Steve Reich and Max Richter. But all underpinned by a shared joy in collective music making as the band push their inimitable music into the future.
Portico Quartet's third, self-titled, album is released in January 2012 on Real World Records.
Charlie Winston is in Paris building up to the release of his second album Running Still on November 21 (in France and Canada). Celebrations begin on November 8th when Charlie will be turning on the Christmas lights at the famous Galeries Lafayette store. With "Rock' no Mode", Galeries Lafayette celebrates Christmas with a concert of Charlie and his band on the roof!
On top of that Charlie also has a new website. Be sure to go and take a look.
Aurelio returns to Europe this month with dates in the Netherlands, Belgium and Norway preceding a 12-date UK tour in November.
In light of Aurelio's European tour we are giving away a free remix by Sidestepper. Sidestepper are a collective of Columbia's most lethal singers and players, mix Latin rhythms with dub and electronic music - uniting drum & bass, dancehall and hip-hop with their Latin counterparts.
Earlier this week, Iarla Ó Lionáird was Mike Harding's guest on BBC Radio 2. Iarla talked to Mike about his latest album, Foxlight, explaining how his beginnings in the Sean Nós (old style) singing traditions of West Cork have continued to influence his throroughly modern writing and recording style.
Mike Harding presents an hour of folk, roots and acoustic music. You can listen to the programme for the next six days.
Check out this video of The Creole Choir of Cuba recording their track 'Maroule' at Real World Studios taken from their album 'Tande-La'.
The Creole Choir are half way through their tour of the USA and they have been getting an overwhelming response on the back of their live shows. We have been hearing some amazing stories whilst they have been on the road, these include receiving a citation from the City of Philadelphia, visiting the Haitian Embassy, and engaging with local schools and communities.
They are performing tonight live at the Music Center at Strathmore, Maryland. - http://bit.ly/o4RbFB
Real World wanted to say a hugh congratulations to the Free to Dance team and specifically Ben Hammond who broke the world record for the longest dance all in the aid of his Charity, Freedom For Burma.
Ben danced at The Scoop at More, London's iconic amphitheatre overlooking Tower Bridge from 11th - 16th October dancing a total of 5 days and 15 hours to an eclectic mix of music, including 4 hours of music from us at Real World.
You can still donate to Freedom For Burma :-
TEXT: FREE to 70777 to donate £5
or go to justgiving.com/free2dance
Stream new tracks from Peter Gabriel's forthcoming album 'New Blood' from his official website.
As of today a new track will be made available to listen to each and every hour throughout the day. The first track 'The Rhythm of the Heat' will be live as of 12.00 (GMT).
Make sure you check back throughout the day to hear all of the full length tracks.
The first single from the eagerly awaited new album by Charlie Winston is out now in France, Belgium and Switzerland. Catch up with Charlie talking about his song 'Hello Alone' from the recording session. The album 'Running Still' will be released in these territories in November.
Germany, Canada, UK and the rest of the world... New music from Charlie coming soon.
The beautiful new album is now available. Peter Gabriel, long-standing fan of the Irish singer says of Foxlight: "I have loved Iarla Ó Lionáird's voice for many years, and this latest record is the perfect backdrop against which to set his extraordinary voice. Iarla and his main collaborator, Leo Abrahams, have used sparse and subtle arrangements and created a work of simple and satisfying beauty".
Watch Iarla and producer Leo Abrahams talk about the making of Foxlight.
"...a melting pot of sublime pure-note singing and some of the most sky-kissing melodies you'll hear all year." ( 4 Stars) Tony Clayton (The Irish Times)