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Time Is Hardcore

High Contrast ft. Kae Tempest and Anita Blay

12th August 2020 (single), 13th November 2020 (LP)

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High Contrast (aka Lincoln Barrett) is a Welsh electronic music producer and DJ.

For his 2020 track Time is Hardcore, he teams up with Kae Tempest, who contributes spoken word and rap - and by singer Anita Blay (formerly CocknBullKid) who provides the chorus vocal.

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The Gift

The Velvet Underground

30th January 1968

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The first of two โ€œspoken wordโ€ songs, this is the tale of Waldo Jeffers, who misses his girlfriend Marsha after she returns home when school ends. He decides to post himself in a box to see her.

It doesnโ€™t end well for Waldo. โ€œThat schmuck.โ€

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Amser

Gwenno

27th October 2014 (Peski Records), 24th July 2015 (Heavenly re-release)

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Gwenno Saunders came to relatively wide public awareness as a member of The Pipettes, but has forged a successful solo career since. In 2018 she released an album in the Cornish language, but here Iโ€™m highlighting Amser - the Cornish-language track of her otherwise-mostly-Welsh 2014 LP Y Dydd Olaf.

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