Category Archives: Things I’ve Heard

It’s My Time of the Month Again…

It’s that time of the month again where I bring you another song of the month, and this time we have yet another doozy from this side of the pond. Hailing from Cardiff, Wales we have The Dirty Youth, an upcoming new band that are reminiscent of Paramore with a more metallic twist. Their new single “Fight” is about to be released on September 5th and is already receiving reviews all over the internet, showcasing yet another of the UK’s soon to be hottest’s time to welcome The Dirty Youth as September’s band of the month, who right noware following in the footsteps of Alexa De Strange and their awesome track Babydoll (which has spent the last three weeks on the top sopt of SI Radio’s listener charts) Check The Dirty Youth out here at their Facebook page and check out a snippet of their single here.

The Dirty Youth-Hear their single "Fight" throughout September on my shows

Like what you see and hear here? Check out The Dirty Youth on each of my shows throughout September on Split Infinity Radio


Villan’s Time of the Month

Yes, it’s that time of the month where I like to grab my hot water bottle and Cookie Monster pyjamas and sit around on my fat arse eating chocolate, drinking tea and….hang on, this is pretty much an average day for me isn’t it?

But, yes I have torn myself away from my XBOX for more than five minutes to reveal August’s Song of the Month.

This month we have the UK’s very own Alexa De Strange, a band that are not only unique and tuneful, but also a band that have a great image that makes burlesque not only sexier than sexy, but also gives it a dark twist that creates something worth seeing and hearing by all.

Alexa De Strange, unique and well worth a listen

Musically they’re a lot of things, hard to put a finger on and shoehorn into one specific genre, so judge for yourselves the song and video, Babydoll from Alexa De Strange.


For more info you can check Alexa De Strange, or to give them their full name Alexa De Strange and the Sisters of Seduction at the Paranoise Records site here or on their Facebook here.

Babydoll will be played on my shows throughout August, and if you do take time to visit, tell them who sent you, I like the attention 😀

In an addition to this Babydoll has stormed the SI Radio Charts, number 1 this week and many daily number 1’s from listener votes. Check this song out on and bask in it’s awesomeness!

Something New Shiny and Musical

Now, I know you’re probably shocked and maybe even appalled at the fact I’ve not ranted and raved about red headed monster and immoral walking turd Rebekah Brooks and her aging cohort Rupert “surely if there was any justice in the world I’d be dead by now” Murdoch, but you know it’s coming. There will be a blog about these despicable “people” in the near future but for now I thought I’d share something quite lovely with you.

Yes, lovely. I came across this interesting cover of Linkin Park’s numb the other day and felt compelled to share. It’s done in a dubstep style with some pretty beautiful vocals and is more than just another “oh so fashionable” dubstep bandwagon effort. It’s by H320 and in my humble (OK maybe not humble, just correct) opinion well worth a listen by anybody. Check it out here….

Also, as I’m in the mood for sharing, here’s another cover version everybody should hear, this one made me smile, laugh and smile again from Richard Cheese. Probably one of those songs that until now was untouchable, until touched by the hand of Richard Cheese. Yes, It’s Bohemian Rhapsody, and yes it is amazing.

Anyway, here’s hoping you enjoy this month’s offerings, and this round of “something lovely”….

Oh and as for the aforementioned ratbags of UK media…watch this space.

Lots of love from your friendly neighbourhood Villan.

What Do DJ’s Listen To When They’re Not DJing?

As a DJ I thought I should throw some music in here and show you what I’m listening to right now. You can always find out more by tuning into my shows every week.

Konsole Kontrast -Every Monday (5pm UK/12pm EST)  you can expect console news and reviews alongside great music and general tomfoolery.

Lock ‘n’ Load-Every Friday (11pm UK/6pm EST) where it’s all general insanity and great music with all the things polite society discarded years ago.

HFM-Every Sunday (11pm UK/5pm EST) which is all about the metal. So, expect the heaviest, scariest, most brutal music ever known.

Anyway, enough of the adverts, here’s some music you can expect to hear in my shows. Expect it to be quite the musical whiplash….

Right, so this is some of what I’m listening to right now. First up is Noisia with Machine Gun, awesome track, even better video. This kind of thing just needs to be applauded.

As I Lay Dying have an interesting one here with Anodyne Sea. I overplay the hell out of this one on HFM, but if you watch it it’s one of those rare ones where everyone dies at the end, as well as being one of the best new metal songs I’ve heard in a while.

And finally some Johnny Cash with When The Man Comes Around just because it’s awesome.