THE STREETS – CALL MY PHONE THINKING I’M DOING NOTHING BETTER

The Streets are back!  Mike Skinner has long been dropping hints at a forthcoming mixtape, the first proper taste of which comes in the form of new single ‘Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better’ featuring Tame Impala.  Kevin Parker’s dreamy hook slots in beautifully amidst some classic Streets-sounding keys, synth strings and an…

OSCAR WORLDPEACE – TATE MODERN

Oscar #Worldpeace follows up the superb, Ragz Originale-produced ‘Alright‘ with ‘Tate Modern’. Explaining how the track came about, Oscar says: “‘Tate Modern’ is based off conversations I’ve had with friends about the women in our lives. Listening to them made it easy for me to get the song written,” he told Pigeons & Planes.  Stream the…

TONGA BALLOON GANG – CCTV

Mike Skinner and Murkage present ‘CCTV’, the first single to come from Tonga Balloon Gang since their debut EP last year.  Tonga began as a Manchester-based club night which has since expanded across the UK, become a quarterly event in Berlin and subsequently a Spotify podcast and general musical hotbed.  Stream below via YouTube.

OSCAR WORLDPEACE – THAT’S ALRIGHT [VIDEO]

Mike Skinner cameos in the new video for Oscar #Worldpeace’ new video for ‘That’s Alright‘. The video also features Ragz Originale [whose name litters the production credits on Skepta’s ‘Konnichiwa‘ as the two Londoners roam their home town.  “The track came about spontaneously,” Oscar explains. “I made half the beat and had the second verse all done…

MIKE SKINNER – YOU BETTER BE

It’s been a while since we’ve heard an official release from Mike Skinner, who now spends that majority of his time DJ-ing and film-making.  New track ‘You Better Be’ is a simple, uplifting, Garage-influenced instrumental which comes with footage from a week in the life of Mr Skinner.  If there’s one thing we’ve always loved about…

MURKAGE – CAN I LIVE [MIKE SKINNER REMIX]

After working together on London club night ‘TONGA’, Mike Skinner has given Murkage’s single ‘Can I Live’ the remix treatment.  The track is the final single from last year’s ‘Of Mystics & Misfits‘ and represents the first snippet of a series of collaborations between The Streets producer/rapper and the Manchester collective.  Stream the track, which also features…