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Skepta Konnichiwa

If you are like me, you saw these two names above and thought it’s probably the name of a Japanese woman. That is of course, false.  This is why I depend on the Mercury Prize to help me find exciting new artists from across the pond. This year’s winner is Grime artist, Skepta. He beat some […]

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Mercury Prize Nominees

The Mercury Prize is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The shortlist is chosen by an independent panel of musicians, music presenters, music producers, music journalists, festival organisers and other figures in the music industry in the UK and Ireland. The main objectives of the Mercury […]

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Mercury Prize Nominees 2015

Mercury Prize nominees were announced last week.  This year’s Mercury Prize shortlist includes seven debut albums and it celebrates artists from every stage of their careers”, says Simon Frith, Chair of Judges. The Mercury Prize promotes the best of UK and Irish music and the artists who produce it. I look forward to these nominations […]

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Young Fathers

Last week UK announced the winner of their Mercury Prize.  This award goes out to the best of UK and Irish music and the artists who produce it. As their website says, “The main objectives of the Mercury Prize are to provide a snapshot of the year in music, to encourage debate and discussion about music, […]

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Mercury Prize 2014

  Looking for some great new music?  A great way become aware of the finest on the other side of the Atlantic is the Mercury Prize.  This list of 12 albums salutes the  best music released by British and Irish artists between September 10 2013 and September 8,  2014.   Primal Scream “Screamadelica” won the first award in […]

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Mercury Prize winner 2013

Last week the UK had an election of their own and voted James Blake‘s “Overgrown”  as their album of the year.  The Mercury Prize is chosen by a panel of musicians, music executives, journalists and other figures in the music industry in the UK and Ireland. I was surprised by the winner as I did not even mention […]

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Mercury Prize winner

Last week the UK had an election of their own and voted Alt-J as their album of the year.  The Mercury Prize is chosen by a panel of musicians, music executives, journalists and other figures in the music industry in the UK and Ireland.  It is always a great indication of where music is headed and […]

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