They’ve also had success on MTV DANCE and MTV BASE as well as in the BBC1 radio dance chart. They first met as children ten years ago, through Louise’s cousin, but it wasn’t until one fateful Christmas in 2005 at an open mic night that the girl’s realised their shared ambitions.
“I went up to the mic and started singing Silent Night, the Mariah Carey version,” laughs Louise.
Le Guin's "The Dispossessed.") And yet Zamyatin's name is rarely mentioned when discussing dystopian literature outside of the classroom.
Orwell and Huxley regularly top best-book lists; "Big Brother," "newspeak" and "soma" are a part of our lexicon, but invoking terms from "We" brings up blank looks.
NERD man Shae was walking and working the crowd speaking to all and sundry in that relaxed, non-diva manner that he has.
We reminisced about old days when we were all running around New York and Cape Town and recalling unprintable stories.
Pharrell of course was working his profile like only Skateboard P could rocking Billionaire Boys Club camouflage clothing and stunner shades.
The crowd was ultra cool and not one person asked him for a photo or screamed at him groupie style. The last time I was in his vicinity it was like the Beatles and Justin Timberlake had just walked out together! Pharrell talked us through each track on the new album and played at least 50% of most of them.
("We" also probably influenced Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451," Ayn Rand's "Anthem," and Ursula K.
Instead I wrote a message to the sophisticated Vanessa on her huge white canvas board and stuck a Polaroid of us next to it. Its very exciting that finally African music seems to be about to have its big about to blow moment.
International acts have been collaborating with African artists for years and many European countries like France have huge African music festivals like Africa Express so it’s a little strange that the UK has for once been the last to catch on instead of at its usual forefront status of trend setter.
Technology is about making us more efficient and happier; the dystopian novel is about making us realize how important, and deeply human, it is to be lazy and unhappy.
Zamyatin wrote his masterpiece "We" in 1920-21 as a satire of the tyrannical bent institutionalized Bolshevism was taking -- years before the worst features of the Soviet system truly became apparent.