Dope or Nope: Singles Review 18/01/2014 – 25/01/2014

Welcome to Dope or Nope, our brand new weekly feature where we will be reviewing a selection of the week’s singles. Dope or Nope takes place during the Circulation Magazine Radio Show – every Friday on URY from 9-11pm (listen online at

This week albums editor Harry Rosehill joined me in the studio for a look at the best tracks of the week.


First up was a new  BANKS remix, this one came from Jensen Sportag and he remixed ‘Change’


JR: I’ve heard a lot of BANKS remixes and it’s not the best for me. NOPE


HR: I really liked that, it was relaxed and fun – I really enjoyed it! DOPE


Moving swiftly on, a change in direction, Bishop Nehru’s ‘You Stressin” produced by none other than Disclosure.


JR: This sounds completely un-Disclosure but it’s brilliant, I really like this and am looking forward to more of the same from Disclosure and Bishop Nehru. DOPE.


HR: I’m gonna go DOPE, pretty borderline, I like him but not so sure on the beat. DOPE.




Millie and Andrea’s ‘Stage 2’ is the next before the bench.

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JR: I like this one, a lot more intense than I expected, FACT gave this one a lot of love and so do I. DOPE


HR: Very different, I’m gonna go DOPE, I’m going to be positive. DOPE




Next up was Harry’s pick, a band from his childhood The Hold Steady with ‘I Hope This Whole Thing Doesn’t Frighten You’


JR: It’s a NOPE.


HR: Such a sad thing for a band I used to love to fall so far. NOPE.




‘Night Vista’ by the Hood Internet (Jackson and his Computer Band, Icona Pop and Hudson Mohawke) is the final tune of this week.

JR: I like it, purely because if Icona Pop are pop then I’m happy for this to be on the radio. DOPE.


HR: Very non-comittal Dope, I could hear the Hudson Mohawke. I’d rather hear that than a lot of pop around at the moment and on that basis it’s DOPE.




BANKS – ‘Change’ (Jensen Sportag Remix) = NOPE/DOPE

Bishop Nehru – ‘You Stressin’ = DOPE

Millie and Andrea – ‘Stage 2’ = DOPE

The Hold Steady – ‘I Hope This Whole Thing Doesn’t Frighten You’ = NOPE

The Hood Internet – Night Vista = DOPE


Joni Roome