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25 essential UK garage anthems

24 Hour Experience, ‘Together’ When? 1994 Who? Originally consisting of Grant Nelson and Simon Firmin, garage and house collective 24 Hour Experience’s name is something of a contradiction – they had an enduring influence on the development of UK dance music in the '90s. Why? A swinging, funky, rolling rhythm that begins in a suspiciously house-like manner, but demonstrates its allegiance...

Craig David adds more UK arena dates to his ‘Born to Do It’ 20th anniversary tour

Craig David
Craig David has added further dates to his 2020 UK arena tour which celebrates the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking debut album, 'Born to Do It'. Read more: Band vs Band: Bastille vs Craig David Titled 'Hold That Thought', the tour will kick off in Cardiff on April 13, 2020 and end at London’s The O2 on April 25. It will mark the...

Craig David, Stefflon Don and Marina And The Diamonds star on new Clean Bandit album

Craig David, Stefflon Don and Marina
Craig David, Stefflon Don, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding and Marina And The Diamonds are set to feature on Clean Bandit's new album 'What Is Love?'. The LP is the follow-up to the band's 2014 debut 'New Eyes' and is due for release on November 30. Craig David is set to feature on 'We Were Just Kids', Stefflon Don appears on 'Last...

Boardmasters 2018 day three: George Ezra, Friendly Fires and Craig David bring the party to Newquay

George Ezra at Boardmasters 2018
Day three of Boardmasters was rounded off triumphantly with headline sets from George Ezra, Craig David and Friendly Fires as the wind and rain returned before giving way to a momentary sunset to end the Newquay surf and music festival. Here's what we learned on the final day. George Ezra has his own football anthem in 'Shotgun' Tonight's Main Stage headliner brings a...

Liam Gallagher “would rather be naked or set himself on fire” than dress like Ed Sheeran or Craig David

Ed Sheeran, Liam Gallagher, and Craig David
Liam Gallagher has declared that he would "rather be naked or set himself on fire" than dress like Ed Sheeran, Craig David, or The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger. Buy Liam Gallagher tour tickets here The former Oasis and Beady Eye man turned solo star was speaking to Absolute Radio this morning, when Dave Berry asked him if he would rather...

Watch Craig David team up with Yxng Bane in sleek video for new version of ‘Magic’

Craig David has shared a video for his Yxng Bane-featuring new version of 'Magic'. Scroll below to watch. The track originally appeared as the opening track for David's seventh album 'The Time Is Now', which came out back in January. In a three-star review, NME's Leonie Cooper wrote of the record: "Generally, David’s attempt at a contemporary chart megamix works. Sure,...

Snowbombing day 2: Craig David goes freestyle rap wild, Jax Jones, street party, and more

Craig David Snowbombing
Craig David rounded-off Snowbombing's Street Party last night, with a sensational performance in the picturesque setting of Austria's Ahorn mountains. The theme at this year's party, billed as "Europe's largest outdoor fancy dress street party", was 'musical heroes' – although not everyone in the crown adhered to the dress crowd. Instead, David played to an audience featuring a cigarette-smoking Mr...

Craig David gives impromptu rendition of ‘7 days’ on a bus

Craig David 7 days bus
Craig David has surprised fans by giving an impromptu rendition of his classic track ‘7 Days’ whilst taking a bus ride. In a Facebook live stream, the musician was filmed getting on the bus with long-time collaborator Kwame Yeboah to play an acoustic version of the song. He also played ‘Magic’, the first track from his new album ‘The...

Here’s Justin Bieber joining Craig David on stage in Los Angeles

Craig David's show in Los Angeles this week received a massive boost of star power when he was joined onstage by Justin Bieber. As he performed at LA's Roxy Theatre on Tuesday night, the UK R'n'B pioneer brought Bieber onstage, with the 24-year-old gushing about how David had supported him through the early stages of his career. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bgkv3Mln9ed/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_profile_upsell_logged_in_control "So this guy right...

‘The coolest woman alive’ – how your favourite British musicians marked Mother’s Day

mothers day 2018
Even when you've got limitless access to champagne, caviar and lapsang souchong, there's nothing like coming home to a mum holding a mug of home-brew tea. That's why everyone, even these busy British musicians, took the time yesterday to post gushy social media dedications to the most magical people in the world: their mums. (Americans, you can relax: your...