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[VIDEO] Magnetic Man – The Bug (Live in the 1Xtra Live Lounge) by wearesme

Fresh from blowing the roof off at Brixton Academy on Saturday evening for the NME Awards Tour; Skream, Benga and Artwork popped in to see Trevor Nelson in the 1Xtra studios and were kind enough to give a live performance of their song ‘The Bug’, taken from their debut album Magnetic Man.

Below you can see footage of the performance; a fascinating insight, as they piece the song together as if it were a puzzle. Technology these days!

SME x

SME RELOAD: [REVIEW] NME Awards Tour Brixon 20/02/11



[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.

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[WAGWAN] Rock The Belles – Little Boots DJ Set @ East Village 25/02/11 £6-£7 by wearesme


‘Wagwan’ – Bastardization of “What’s going on?”
e.g: “Wagwan my brotha” – Courtesy of Urbandictionary.com

Rock the Belles brings together the hottest female DJs, bands, designers and creatives for a genre-defying monthly celebration of the girls who are making their mark on the music industry.

What? After their brilliant launch night featuring Yasmin last month, which SME can confirm was a road block (read our review HERE); Rock The Belles are back tomorrow evening, this time with a DJ Set from Little Boots and SME’s very own Steffie will be on the decks once more.

Once again there will also be live performances from other artists, a free nail boutique, pop up photoshoot and give-aways throughout the night courtesy of Ltd Watches and Trapstar.

Who? Little Boots, Steffie, Lady Chann, Nikki Beatnik (Kelis’ DJ), Sarah Young, Lauren Verge, Emily Rawson

When? Tomorrow; Friday 25th February 2011

Time? 9:00pm – 03:30 am

Where? East Village, 89 Great Eastern Street, London, EC21 3HX

Tickets? £6 Advance, £7 Concession & flyer , £8 on the door.

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Come and join us for another sick night courtesy of the lovely people at Rock The Belles and of course support out girl Steffie on the 1’s and 2’s. Rumour has it she’s dropping some old-school Hip-Hop!

SME x

SME RELOAD: [REVIEW] Rock The Belles launch night @ East Village 28/01/11



[BIASED REVIEW] We Are S.M.E Blog Party Volume 2 18/02/11 by wearesme

After nursing some serious hangovers and using the time bed-ridden to piece together what actually happened on Friday night; we are now able bring you the following review…

There’s a phenomenon known as ‘sophomore slump’ – it’s best described as the collective apprehension that the second outing of something will fail to live up to the first effort. Bands have succumbed to it (‘difficult second album syndrome’) and so have newly promoted football teams who decide to finish in the top half of the table in their first season.

Would the We Are S.M.E Blog Party Volume II fall victim to the dreaded deuce? Would the loyal entourage be demanding compensation even though the party was free? Err, nah! To say the urban soiree popped off would be an understatement (the photo’s on the flip prove we’re not being biased).

Queen SME, DJ Steffie kicked off proceedings at our second home – Villian in London’s Shoreditch – with her usual hype and super-permed ‘fro. She was joined at the turntables by long time friend and collaborator Jason Taylor, the energy they gave off was mad – the two of them seemingly morphing into one filth-playing, skank-inducing DJ. Amongst this all was an impromptu rendition of Drake from SME, the vocal similarities were uncanny and it has to said that if SME ever fall on hard times, at least one member will find work as a Drake tribute act.

Not satisfied with providing the entourage with a skankathon, SME decided to throw a bit of history in the mix by reuniting resident DJ TP with DJ Marek after seven long years. Pretty much every man, woman and child (who let the kid in?) who heard them thought we were making the reunification up. Bringing with them a 3rd CDJ to act as hype-man, they were seamless; picking up where they left off all those years ago. And as if their serious set wasn’t enough, the pair produced our Volume 2 mixtape which went like hot cakes.

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[REVIEW] Rock The Belles @ East Village with Yasmin and DJ Steffie 28/01/11 by wearesme

On Friday night (28/01/11) SME made our way to our second home East Village (home to our blog parties) for the launch of a cool new night called Rock The Belles. Rock the Belles aims to bring together the hottest female DJs, bands, designers and creatives for a genre-defying monthly celebration of the girls who are making their mark on the music industry.

On the night, 2 of those females making movements in the music industry were the incredible singer Yasmin, who was launching her debut single ‘On My Own’ on the night and SME’s very own Steffie, who was taking part in the all female DJ battle.

The night started off on the best note possible; bumping into A-Trak before his set at XOYO on our way to East Village.

We got to the venue and soon after it was ramo in the main room, with the queue outside making its way down Great Eastern Street. You had to feel for the guys waiting outside in subzero temperatures, but this reflected how big a night was on the cards.

Steffie on the decks - twitter.com/steffiemusic

The Work It Girls warmed everyone up with some old school RnB gems early on in the night. then later on in the evening, the vibe was turned up a notch. Steffie was spinning yet another big set upstairs, going head to head with the other 2 girls and Yasmin was tearing it up with a crazy cool Hip-Hop downstairs, which SME were definitely not expecting. The room erupted as she dropped banger after BANGER.
Good looking, the voice of an angel and a master on the decks…is there anything this girl can’t do!?

Check out some snaps from the evening below. And don’t miss Rock The Belles round 2 featuring Little Boots. Same venue on 25/02/11 and every last Friday of the month onwards.

And you can download Yasmin’s debut single/EP from iTunes HERE.

SME x



[SNAPS] Jessie J reveals ‘Who You Are’ Album Artwork & Tracklist by wearesme
January 24, 2011, 7:28 pm
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There aren’t enough words in the world to describe our love (or lust) for Jessie J right now. After she blew us away at her Scala show last week, we’re counting the days until the release of her debut album.

Moments ago she revealed the title and artwork of her album which you can see above. ‘Who You Are’ will be released on March 28th 2011. Diary noted.

Tracklist
1. Price Tag Feat. B.o.B
2. Nobody’s Perfect
3. Abracadabra
4. Big White Room
5. Casualty Of Love
6. Rainbow
7. Who’s Laughing Now
8. Do It Like A Dude
9. Mamma Knows Best
10. LOVE
11. Stand Up
12. I Need This
13. Who You Are

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend the show at Scala, don’t miss our review and video footage HERE.

SME x

SME RELOAD: [REVIEW] JESSIE J @ SCALA 17/01/11



[VIDEO] Adele talks about her album ’21’ track by track with Channel 4 4Play by wearesme
January 23, 2011, 6:53 pm
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Adele sits down in an interview for Channel 4’s 4Play series and discusses her beautiful new album ’21’, giving  a track by track breakdown of each song and the thought process behind them.

If you haven’t already bought Adele’s album 21, we stongly recommend you do so, NOW! The album is an incredible piece of music and each track is as beautiful and easy on the ear as the last.

SME x




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