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[REVIEW] NME Awards Tour @ Brixton 20/2/11 by wearesme

SME were very kindly invited down to Brixton Academy for the NME Awards Tour on Saturday evening by our friends at Get Involved. The lineup looked pretty impressive; The Vaccines, Everything Everything, Magnetic Man and Crystal Castles all in one evening? It was like Christmas come early!

The Awards Tour began all the way up in Glasgow at the beginning of the month and this, the biggest show of them all, would bring it to a close.

We were sure to arrive early because The Vaccines were up first, and following our interview with Freddie from the band, we couldn’t wait to seeing the band live for the first time.
They certainly didn’t disappoint; their up beat rock n roll sound had the main floor bouncing, especially during their brilliant debut single Post Break-Up Sex and the frantic 1 minute 20 seconds long Wreckin’ Bar, which will forever be a fan favourite. The band also performed their next single ‘If You Wanna’ which is due for release in March.

Their sets remain fairly short, at roughly the half hour mark; but in this short time they bring with them brilliant positive energy and upbeat, feel good tracks which leave you in great spirits. Having now seen them live, it is easy to see why they are tipped to be a band that will play a major part in guitar music’s resurgence in 2011.


[NEWS] Katy B signs to Columbia by wearesme

Columbia today announced the signing of Katie B to their record label.

Katy B was first heard guesting on UK Funky anthems such as DJ NG ‘Tell Me’ and Geenus ‘As I’.
Katy has been championed by Rinse FM throughout her career and with this support she went on to release a solo single; the Benga produced ‘Katy On A Mission’, which charted in the U.K Top 10.

Following the success of her debut single she received a call from Magnetic Man asking her to feature on their big hit ‘Perfect Stranger’ and the album track ‘Crossover’, to which she duly obliged.
She has since gone on to release another solo single with Ms Dynamite called ‘Lights On’ which is will be released on December 13th.

Columbia announced the signing in a mail-out today, where they also set out Katy’s plans for the near future: a support slot for John Legend this month and Tinie Tempah’s tour in the New Year.

Great business from Columbia, Katy is already a star in our eyes.


[REVIEW] Magnetic Man & Katy B Gig @ Heaven, London 03/11/10 by wearesme

On a surprisingly warm Wednesday evening that felt more like the beginning of July than November; SME made our way to Heaven in Charing Cross for the London leg of the Magnetic Man tour. Boy were we excited!

The lovely Katy B warmed up the crowd, taking to the stage in a Rinse FM T-Shirt (keeping it real!) to perform a handful of tracks including her new single ‘Lights On’ and her big hit ‘Katy On A Mission’.

After an annoyingly long gap between warm up and headline slot, Benga, Skream and Artwork took to the stage inside this box like structure. Little did we know it was more than just a bit of scaffolding…It was definitely worth the wait.

The cube lit up with a massive ‘M’ while the rest of the room was left in darkness. The shadows of the boys could be seen in flashes as they spun the intro of Mad (which SME think sounds like a theme tune to an old Nintendo arcade game) to build suspense before sending the crowd nuts with the drop. It was pretty epic.


Magnetic Man & Katy B In Session at Maida Vale – Radio 1 by wearesme
October 7, 2010, 8:00 am
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This was quite special; Skream, Benga, Artwork (Magnetic Man) performed their single ‘Perfect Stranger’ live at Maida Vale studios for Radio 1 this week.

Their brilliant rendition featured violins, cellos and vocals from Katy B. Check it out:



FREE MUSIC – Magnetic Man by wearesme
September 30, 2010, 6:00 pm
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In anticipation of their self titled album due to be released on Monday 11th October, Magnetic Man have provided fans with a free download of ‘Perfect Stranger’ remixed by dBridge.

Grab it HERE.

SME can’t wait to see them live later this month!


Banger Of The Week by wearesme

Magnetic Man feat. John Legend – Getting Nowhere

These guys can do no wrong. Then again, what did we expect when 3 of the biggest dubstep DJ’s/Producers came together as one!?

The brilliant Katy B provided the vocals on their last track ‘Perfect Stranger’, but this time they have looked across the Atlantic for help and called upon the one and only John Legend.

What a tune! We cant wait for the album to drop October 4th. SME x

[MUSIC] Banger(s) Of The Week by wearesme

This week we bring you 2 BIG remixes!


Benga, 1/3 of Magnetic Man, was the one who drew the straw this time round to try his hand at remixing their brilliant track ‘Perfect Stranger’. It’s not a bad set up; when 3 of the biggest dubstep DJ/Producers around come together and then call upon a fellow group member to remix one of their own tracks!
Benga has given this track his own dubstep vibe as opposed to the DnB original.


T.E.E.D a.k.a Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (yes you heard right) is the alias of one Orlando Higginbottom; an up and coming Electro/Techno producer. He has been tasked with the official remix for Professor Greens track featuring Example, ‘Monster’. Better than the original. Have a listen.

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