Free mp3 of the week – Van She

Australian group Van She have allowed themselves to be remixed by the literally crazy Mad Professor, on their excellent song Jamaica. See here:

Also, poke around on RCRD LBL, and you’ll find a load of remixes that they have done for other people too.

The Stowaway Awards 2013 – Nominations

Awards season is upon us! To celebrate, here are the nominations for our own ceremony, the Stowaway Awards. You already know the results of the Best Track thanks to our countdown the other week, so we’ll just cover the exciting awards.

Best Album

Last year’s winner was Credo by The Human League. The nominees:

  • Air – Le Voyage dans la Lune
  • Apollo 440 – The Future’s What it Used to Be
  • Delerium – Music Box Opera
  • Hot Chip – In Our Heads
  • Metroland – Mind the Gap
  • Pet Shop Boys – Elysium
  • The Presets – Pacifica
  • Saint Etienne – Words and Music by Saint Etienne
  • Sébastien Tellier – My God is Blue
  • Soulsavers – The Light the Dead See

Best Remix

Last year’s winner was Personal Jesus (The Stargate Mix) by Depeche Mode. The nominees:

  • Gossip – Move in the Right Direction (CSS Remix)
  • Jean Michel Jarre – La Cage (Vitalic Rmx)
  • Ladyhawke – Blue Eyes (Ron Flieger Remix)
  • Tycho – Dive (Keep Shelly in Athens Remix)
  • Van She – Jamaica (Mad Professor Dub)

Best Live Act

Last year’s winners were Sparks. The nominees:

  • Gotye
  • Justice
  • Keep Shelly in Athens
  • M83
  • Madness

Best Newcomer

Last year’s winner was Kavinsky. The nominees:

  • Bim
  • The Good Natured
  • Gotye
  • Metroland
  • Soulsavers

Best Artist

Last year’s winners were The Human League. The nominees:

  • Apollo 440
  • Hot Chip
  • I Monster
  • Metroland
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • The Presets
  • Saint Etienne
  • Sébastien Tellier
  • Shit Robot
  • Soulsavers

The full and exciting ceremony will take place in mid-February. Next week, we’ll start looking in detail at what’s been going on at the Brit Awards.

Chart for stowaways – 1 December 2012

Oh well, we’ll catch up eventually I suppose. Here’s last week’s singles chart!

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Leaving
  2. The Presets – Ghosts
  3. Moist – Far Beyond the Endless
  4. Delerium – Consciousness of Love
  5. Delerium feat. Nadina – Monarch
  6. Eric Prydz vs. Floyd – Proper Education
  7. Van She – Jamaica
  8. Ane Brun & Vince Clarke – Fly on the Windscreen
  9. The Good Natured – Video Voyeur
  10. Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire

Next week we’ll be kicking off our Christmas countdown, so the chart will continue in the New Year.

Chart for stowaways – 24 November 2012

Slight delay due to my being on the road again this weekend – here are last week’s singles…

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Leaving
  2. Delerium feat. Nadina – Monarch
  3. The Presets – Ghosts
  4. Van She – Jamaica
  5. Ane Brun & Vince Clarke – Fly on the Windscreen
  6. The Good Natured – Video Voyeur
  7. Eric Prydz vs. Floyd – Proper Education
  8. Delerium – Music Box Opera
  9. Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire
  10. Wiley feat. Emeli Sandé – Never Be Your Woman

So that’s the millionth week at the top for Leaving, and on the albums Delerium hold on for their second, and there’s a whole lot of I Monster and LCD Soundsystem floating around still.

Chart for stowaways – 10 November 2012

Both charts are bouncing around a bit this week. The singles are a little more stable, with Pet Shop Boys enjoying their seventh week at number one and Delerium sticking for an unprecedented eleventh week at number two:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Leaving
  2. Delerium – Monarch
  3. The Good Natured – Video Voyeur
  4. The Presets – Ghosts
  5. Van She – Jamaica

Further down, Ane Brun and Vince Clarke steadily hop upwards with their lovely new version of Fly on the Windscreen.

Meanwhile, on the albums, here’s our newly re-reshuffled top five:

  1. Various Artists – Electrospective
  2. Delerium – Music Box Opera
  3. I Monster – Rare
  4. I Monster – Remixed
  5. The All Seeing I – Pickled Eggs & Sherbet

That’s a lot of I Monster. Further down, we’re seeing a bit of an invasion by LCD Soundsystem and Heaven 17 for reasons which are unlikely to become clear any time soon.