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[VIDEO & FREE DOWNLOAD] The Streets take over Guardian Blog & release final song ‘Close The Book’ by wearesme

Depending on whether you see the glass as half empty or half full; today will either be a great day or a very sad one for you. And before this becomes a counselling session; we’re only referring to The Streets fans!

Today marks the release of The Streets last ever album ‘Computers and Blues’ (preview it in full HERE). Mike Skinner has officially retired from The Streets.

To celebrate this fact, Mike has been invited to take over The Guardian’s music blog for the whole week. Today he released a video telling us what we can expect in the coming week, along with announcing a new song that will probably be the last ever track from The Streets. He had planned to include the track titled Close The Book at the end of ‘Computers and Blues’, however having thought about it he “realised it would be shit”. His words, not ours!

In the video, he also declares that Ghostpoet is currently his favourite MC alongside Drake; an incredible seal of approval for SME’s latest interviewee! (Read our exclusive interview here)

Check out both the video and the new track below:

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*click arrow in player to download*

www.guardian.co.uk/music/streets-takeover – keep it locked.


SME RELOAD: [SME MEETS] Ghostpoet *Exclusive Interview*
SME RELOAD: [LISTEN] The Streets – Computers and Blues (Full Album)
SME RELOAD: [VIDEO] The Streets – Computers and Blues (Interactive Video)

[VIDEO] Adele – BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Special by wearesme

Adele was given the privilege of taking over the Radio 1 airwaves for a full 30 minutes this afternoon, performing several tracks from the Maida Vale Live Lounge Studio including a brilliant cover of Cheryl Cole’s ‘Promise This’ (it’s actually a great song when a real singer gets their hands on it!)

Words can’t really sum up how good this Live Lounge was. It was certainly the best half hour of radio we’ve heard in a while.

Luckily, if you missed it, video footage has been made available by the lovely people at Radio 1. And the lovely people at SME are bringing it to you below. Sit back and enjoy Adele, and her stunning voice.

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[LISTEN] Skream & Benga ‘In New DJ’s We Trust’ Radio 1 Show by wearesme

The dastardly duo that are Skream and Benga, 1/3 of Magnetic Man, took to the airwaves on Radio 1 this evening (13/01/11) as part of ‘In New DJ’s We Trust’.

Tonight’s 1 hour slot at 9pm was the first of a series; the lads will take to the decks at Radio 1 every 2nd Thursday of the month. Tonight’s show was BIG! Bring on next months show.

On the show Skream announced that his track with Example ‘You Shot Yourself In The Foot Again’ will be released for free download tomorrow, so keep an eye out because SME will bring you the download link as soon as its live!

If you missed the show or can’t bear to wait another month to hear them again, fear not; you can check out the tracklist and listen to them tear it up below.

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1. Distance — Fallin’ feat Alys Blaze
2. Skream & Example — Shot Yourself In The Foot Again
3. Youngman — Slaughter
4. Dread MC & TC — Concrete
5. Slaughter Mob — Dubphonic
6. Cyrus — Dubplate
7. Distance — Knowing
8. Untitled
9. Instra:mental — Voyeur
10.Kutz — Shapeshifter
11.Magnetic Man vs Redlight — What U Banging On About
12.Eddie K — Banger For Me
13.Silkie — Get Me Taxi
14.Benga — UK
15.Benga — Electro West
16.Skream! — Xmas Day Banga
17.Jakes — Clamp
18.Rusko Rusko — Everyday
19.Joker — The Vision


[VIDEO] Giggs interview with DJ Whoo Kid on Shade 45 by wearesme
December 14, 2010, 3:44 pm
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As SME announced last week, Shade 45 held a UK Takeover hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. Giggs was one of the guests and on the show and he was interviewed by Whoo Kid.

Watch him speak (or mumble) about his hometown Peckham, his early shows which were shut down by feds and the UK Hip-Hop scene and give Whoo a quick freestyle in the video footage below:

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[FRESH VIDEO] Ruff Diamondz, Adot, Envy, CherriV, BabyBlue, RoxXxan, Lioness, Mz Bratt & Lady Leshurr – Game Over Remix (Female Takeover) by wearesme

The video for the Female Takeover of Tinchy Stryder’s ‘Game Over’ just dropped and SME are feeling this track even more with the visuals. Good work ladies. Team UK!

December 12, 2010, 6:13 pm
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Dubstep took over BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra for 12 solid hours last night, and if you missed it, the good news is that all of the mixes have been made available to download. And as usual, SME are making your life easier by bringing you the download links below:


Hench crew’s finest drops a Dubstep Download feat tunes from Mala, Jakes & Distance. Contains some violent imagery that may offend.



The Dubstep legend & Magnetic Man member delivers a set for 1Xtra and Mistajam. Contains some violent imagery that may offend.



Philadelphia’s Starkey delivers one of the very first 1Xtra Dubstep Downloads.



Back to back beats courtesy of D1. Incl Emalkay, Caspa & Subscape.



Representing for Manchester MRK1 delivers a storming Dubstep Download. Contains some violent imagery that may offend.



Another chance to download Caspa’s classic mix. Orginally recorded for Annie Mac on Radio 1.



[NEWS] Radio 1 & 1Xtra 12 hour Dubstep Takeover – Tonight (11th) @ 7pm by wearesme
December 11, 2010, 5:01 pm
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Tonight, Radio 1 are celebrating all things dubstep with an epic 12 hour takeover. If you loved dubstep at the start, you’ll probably hate it by the end! But no one in their right mind will be tuned in for 12 hours (surely!) so it’s all good in the hood.

Annie Mac and Mistajam will kick off the night and there will be guest appearances from the likes of Katy B, Ramadanman, Benji B and more surprise guests. There will be downloadable mixes after the show which we will bring you as soon as they’re available.

For now you can check out the schedule below:

1900-2100 MistaJam & Annie Mac present The Sound of Dubstep 2010 Featuring special guest Katy B
2100-2300 The Dubstep Soundclash Four dubstep crews take over Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s studios to see who reigns supreme in the world of dubstep, with MistaJam hosting proceedings.
2300-0100 The musical story of Dubstep with Benji B From Oris Jay to Magnetic Man, all the tracks that define the dubstep genre.
0100-0300 (1Xtra only) The Future of Dubstep 1Xtra introduces the sounds and people who will make up the future of dubstep.
0300-0400 (1Xtra only) DBSTP DWNLD Ramadanman, D1, Lost, MRK1 and more unleash back to back downloadable dubstep mini mixes.
0400-0700 Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Dubstep archive Ras Kwame introduces a selection of amazing dubstep moments from our archive, including live sessions, DJ mixes and interviews.


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