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Behind the Song: Chuck Berry – ‘You Can’t Catch Me’

‘You Can’t Catch Me’, one of Chuck Berry’s early singles, proved an unexpected commercial flop. It failed to chart upon its release at the onset of 1957 – despite being given prominence by the fledgeling rock and roll feature Rock, Rock, Rock!, which had opened in cinemas the previous month – briefly halting the run of success which Berry had enjoyed…

Tracks of the Week 23.01.16

Kanye West – ‘No More Parties in LA’ * * * Laura Gibson – ‘The Cause’ * * * Moro – ‘Arrepientanse’ * * * Eryn Allen Kane – ‘How Many Times’ * * * Grimes – ‘Kill V. Maim’ * * * Allan Kingdom – ‘The Ride’ * * * Isaiah Rashad – ‘Smile’ * * * Valentino Khan…

Culturedarm’s Songs of the Month (October 2015)

Kelela – ‘Rewind’ Kelela first came to attention in 2012 as the featured vocalist on Teengirl Fantasy’s ‘EFX’, a lilting shanty with scuttering percussion from the duo’s second album Tracer. The following year she released her debut mixtape Cut 4 Me, which showcased the breadth of her R&B stylings over clanging percussion courtesy of the LA-based label Fade To Mind and their London counterparts Night Slugs. Kingdom and Nguzunguzu were…