• www.thewickedsound.com Celeste BBC Sound of 2020
    Jazz,  News,  Soul

    Celeste has won BBC Music’s Sound of 2020 and shared a new song “Stop This Flame

    Celeste is a winner of BBC Music’s Sound Of 2020 poll. She was chosen by a panel of 170 tastemakers including critics, DJs, radio and TV producers, streaming experts, festival bookers, and previous years alumni artists. BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac says: “Celeste is a phenomenal talent, a voice that does not come around often and when you are exposed to it, is impossible to ignore. I have received countless emotional texts from listeners who have had to sit in their car and lose themselves to her song ‘Strange’ before carrying on with their evening. Her songwriting is personal and poignant but with universal appeal. I think she could easily…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Celeste
    Fresh sounds,  Jazz,  News

    Celeste delivers a gripping performance of brand new single ‘Strange’

    So simple, and so beautiful. incredible talented singer/songwriter Celeste delivers a gripping performance of brand new single ‘Strange’, with string arrangement by Seb Plano in popular YouTube series COLORS.  [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZbO3pq9qq4[/embedyt] Celeste wrote “Strange” in Los Angeles last November, after driving down the freeway and seeing plumes of smoke emerging from the California wildfires. “Immediately I found myself becoming quite overwhelmed,” she remembers. “I began to think of all the destruction the fires caused, the loss, the isolation, people finding themselves in a situation where they have no home, no sense of familiarity.” “In the first verse I talk about the breakdown of certain relationships, when the burning passion or the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Scrimshire
    News,  Playlists

    The Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 5

    Wicked Sound weekly playlist week 5 is coming after a break. Full of goodies as always. Celeste, PYJÆN, Joshua Redman, Free Nationals, Mac Miller, Kali Uchis, Zara McFarlane, Dennis Bovell, Skinny Pelembe, Shafiq Husayn, Erykah Badu, Rosie Lowe, Jay Electronica, Chali 2na, Krafty Kuts, Skye, Tenderlonious, Scrimshire, Joshua Idehen, Chip Wickham. This will be a fantastic festival line up. Please listen, share and enjoy! Comments are also really welcome. The Wicked Sound week 5 tracklist: Celeste – Coco Blood PYJÆN – In Search of the Sticky Side Joshua Redman, Brooklyn Rider, Satoshi Takeishi, Scott Colley – Between Dog and Wolf Free Nationals, Mac Miller, Kali Uchis – Time Zara McFarlane,…

  • www.thewickedsound.com We Out Here Festival 2019
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    Gilles Peterson present first edition of We Out Here Festival

    If you have no plans for the weekend, I have one for you. The best festival line up this summer, with wicked sound, fresh and popping live bands and DJs, mixing everything this website ate for dinner: jazz, soul, funk, reggae, afrobeat, electronic, bass, etc Tomorrow, Gilles Peterson, Worldwide FM, and Brownswood Recordings present their first ever UK festival: We Out Here, a Worldwide Family Gathering. For the first edition of their brand new festival, Gilles Peterson curates an absolutely stellar lineup. Spanning jazz, soul, house, disco, funk and much more, it features a mix of talented DJs and refreshing live acts sure to blend beautifully with the dreamy Cambridgeshire…