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[SME MEETS] Yasmin *EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW* by wearesme


Aged just 21, Yasmin Shahmir posseses incredible talent and is one of Britain’s most promising female artists.

Yasmin was born in Manchester and raised in Glasgow, but it was the city of London which would prove to be the turning point in her life and provide her with the exposure she sought.

Having moved to London at the age of 19 in order to pursue her DJing career, she soon received the recognition she deserved; going on to DJ for the likes of N*E*R*D, Taio Cruz and Eve.

Off the back of her success in DJing, Yasmin decided to pursue a career in singing, and went on to sign a record deal with Levels Entertainment (part of Ministry of Sound). She has since supported Example on his UK tour, featured on the song ‘Runaway’ with East London’s finest MC; Devlin and most recently went on to release her debut single ‘On My Own’ which charted at #39; an impressive achievement for a debut record. Yasmin is also currently working on her debut album with the likes of Jamie XX, Labrinth and Shy FX.

Having seen her tear of the roof dropping endless Hip-Hop bangers during her DJ set at Rock The Belles, we were eager to talk Yasmin and find out if in fact there is anything that this girl can’t do?
Our wish was granted and here’s what we asked the beautiful singer/DJ/model/superwoman. The last one on that list isn’t entirely true; at least as far as we know!

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW



[NEWS] MTV announce controversial list of Top 10 ‘Best Of The Best’ British MC’s of 2010 by wearesme

MTV tonight announced the Top 10 UK MC’s of 2010 and it certainly wasn’t short of controversy.

The panel, which included: Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson (MTV), Logan Sama (Kiss 100), Ras Kwame (Broadcaster), Charlie Sloth (BBC 1Xtra/Radio 1) Chantelle Fiddy (RWD & Mixmag), Hattie Collins (RWD), Elijah (Butterz), Stanza (True Tiger), Ara (The Jump Off) and Donatella (Flava) all discussed and voted for their favourites. However, news has leaked that the list was altered at the last minute owing to pressure from industry representatives for leaving out certain individuals; namely Chipmunk and Dizzee Rascal.

The altered list did not affect the number 1 spot, with Tinie Tempah rightfully reigning supreme after an incredible 2010, but the whole premise of the list appears to be unclear.

Does chart success determine the position? What is the definition of an MC? Is Dizzee still classified as one? And obviously, why was the list altered?
If chart position is the main factor that determines the list, it begs the question; why was Wretch 32 removed following the success of ‘Traktor’ in the UK chart?

The inclusions of Maxta on the original list and Lowekey on the revised, is a bizarre choice on both counts; neither have had any success in the charts and if you ask any grime fan they will no doubt bombard you with names of MC’s who are deemed better than the aforementioned.

The first of which would be JME, who unexplainably is nowhere to be seen. And this after having released what SME believe is the best grime album of 2010; BLAM! Any ideas? No neither do we.

None the less; MTV should be given credit for commissioning the show and as a result giving the UK Grime scene the exposure it deserves.
You could argue that it’s irrelevant who made the list as the show has sparked discussions around the country; especially on Twitter where opinions have been rife since the announcement. Artists on the list will be recognised for being there and those who didn’t make it will be the names on everyone’s lips for weeks to come.

Check out the lists below:

Orginal list
1. Tinie Tempah
2. Skepta
3. P Money
4. Wiley
5. D Double E
6. Devlin
7. Wretch 32
8. Professor Green
9. Giggs
10.Maxsta

Revised List
1 Tinie Tempah
2 Dizzee Rascal (added)
3 Skepta
4 Pro Green
5 Wiley
6 Giggs
7 Devlin
8 P Money
9 D Double E
10 Chipmunk and Lowkey (added)

*UPDATE* Click here for Ghetts new track & video in response to not making the list!

SME x



[VIDEO] Ed Sheeran feat. Devlin – Lately (Acoustic @ Freshly Squeezed) by wearesme
February 10, 2011, 6:27 pm
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Ed Sheeran performed a few acoustic tracks for Freshly Squeezed recently. They released a video of his performance of ‘The A Team’ and have today followed it up with ‘Lately’, which features East London’s finest; Devlin.

Keep an eye out for Devlin appearing from thin air to drop his verse and then magically disappearing again; we thought it was funny anyway!

SME x

SME RELOAD: [VIDEO] Ed Sheeran – A Team (Acoustic)
SME RELOAD: [LISTEN] Devlin & Ed Sheeran cover Chase & Status (Radio1 Live Lounge)



[VIDEO] Devlin & Ed Sheeran cover Chase and Status’ Blind Faith for Radio 1 Live Lounge by wearesme

Following in the footsteps of Adele and Skepta, who have both been in the Live Lounge this week, and further proof that Radio 1 continue to support and nurture UK talent; Devlin called upon his mate Ed Sheeran to jump on strings for his performance today. And the outcome was a little bit special!

Devlin performed his tracks ‘Let It Go’ and ‘Dreamer’, and also covered the brilliant Chase and Status single ‘Blind Faith’.

Check out the cover below and for the rest of the performance head over to www.Radio1.co.uk.

**UPDATED WITH VIDEO**

Vodpod videos no longer available.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [LISTEN] Skepta BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge
SME RELOAD: [VIDEO] Adele BBC Radio 1 30 Minute Live Lounge



[NEW MUSIC] Jessie J – Price Tag (Remixes) by wearesme
January 26, 2011, 5:43 pm
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To celebrate the release of the amazing Jessie J’s next single ‘Price Tag’ featuring B.O.B. SME have been sent some remixes of the track, including a mastered version of the Devlin remix which will be the B side of the single, released this Sunday 30th January.

Take your pick!

Jessie J feat. Devlin – Price Tag (Remix)

Jessie J – Price Tag (Benny Page Dub)

Jessie J – Price Tag (Doman & Gooding Remix)

Jessie J – Price Tag (Shux Remix)

You can Pre-Order Jessie J’s upcoming album ‘Who You Are’ HERE

SME x

SME RELOAD: [SNAPS] JESSIE J WHO YOU ARE ALBUM ARTWORK AND TRACKLIST
SME RELOAD: [REVIEW] JESSIE J @ SCALA 17/01/11



[GIG REVIEW+VIDEO] Jessie J Live @ Scala, Kings Cross 17/01/11 by wearesme

Last night, SME and the entourage had the pleasure of seeing Jessie J’s live show at Scala in Kings Cross and with it, celebrate her Number 2 single in this weeks chart.

Getting straight to the point; Jessie was incredible. Her amazing voice filled the intimate venue, while her charisma and cheeky personality had the crowd in stitches and hanging on her every word.

So often artist (cough*Drake*cough) pad out their sets and only succeed in boring all of those in attendance. However, with Jessie we were not only treated to a vocal masterclass, but at times a stand-up comedy set. The girl is hilarious! And the best part is that it’s all completely genuine because she was born to perform.

She opened the set with Mama Knows Best and followed with Stand Up, Nobody’s Perfect, L.O.V.E and Who’s Laughing Now.

The highlight of the night however, was Jessie’s performance of Big White Room; the first track she ever wrote.
She announced that while recording her album, the perfection for which she aims has thus far eluded her on every recording of this song which means so much to her. “It’s just never felt right” she said.
So, we were treated to something very special. The beautiful performance which was about to follow, would be the final recording of the song and will feature on her album.

At her request, the crowd were silent and she gave a flawless rendition which drew goosebumps all around. Watch the performance below:

This was followed by a special appearance from our favourite Essex boy Devlin who took to the stage to perform their new single ‘Price Tag’.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE REVIEW & MORE FOOTAGE



[NEW MUSIC] Devlin – Let It Go (Joker Remix) by wearesme
January 13, 2011, 11:22 pm
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Joker kills it once more. This time with a remix of Devlin’s album track ‘Let It Go’ taken from Bud Sweat and Beers.

Full of synths and bass; just how SME like it. Screw faces at the ready.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [LISTEN] SKREAM & BENGA RADIO 1 SHOW




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