Burlington, VT electro-soul producer Marvel Years is dropping a hot new EP, Bounce Back, in a very non-traditional way. The 22-year old upstart is releasing one track a week until the entire EP is revealed, and keeping the suspense high and the anticipation intense with this approach. After joining the likes of Pretty Lights and GRiZ onstage in his early efforts, it was time for Marvel Years to break out on his own with an original voice. With Bounce Back he is moving in that direction, with a nod toward his influences as well.Beginning with wah-wah guitars and pounding drums in the Colorado style, Cory Wythe announces a funky breaks groove with “Go for Launch” that is sure to ignite dance floors. The build up is intense, its powerful and it serves to let the listener know that Marvel Years has arrived with maybe not a totally new, but definitely an improved style. The energy that this song will bring to a raging audience is undeniable.Wythe brings a glitch sound, that infuses his guitar prowess with elements of hip-hop, R&B, soul and electronic grooves. The mutiple identities and styles are evident on the second track he has released “Flowing for Eons”, where one can just imagine an emcee jumping on this beat with a proper flow. The electronic flourishes are there, this music definitely comes from the Pretty Lights family tree.Tune in to the two tracks below:With two songs now released to the public, the Bounce Back unveiling is fully underway. Rest assured, Marvel Years will be debuting more of his new mix during his slot at Fool’s Paradise this weekend. We can only imagine it will be more of the new school electro-soul that has put him on the map thus far. He may even have a few surprises in store for the fans as each week, a new song emerges.
Aidan O’Brien concedes he is “fighting time” in his bid to get Kingsbarns to the Investec Derby. “He was always the horse we were dreaming about, but things haven’t gone well with him. We hoped to have him at the Curragh (to gallop) a couple of weeks ago but he didn’t make it, and we are just struggling a little bit to get him 100 per cent. “He’s in the pool a lot and we are trying to catch up. He’s no chance of making the Guineas, anyway. “You can never be confident (of getting to the Derby) and I’d imagine it (a Derby trial) will be a late one, because it is time we are fighting with him. It (a trial) will probably be as close to the Derby as we can get because we want to give him as much time to get back as we can, really. “It’s far from ideal that we got stopped when we did, he was totally stopped for 10 days. We are forcing as much as we can without risking the horse, because we always thought he was very special.” Already ruled out of the Qipco 2000 Guineas, it is hoped the winter favourite for the premier Classic could still make a Derby trial, but the Ballydoyle trainer revealed any prep race would be left as close to the June 1 Epsom showpiece as possible. “We dreamed he could have been a Triple Crown horse this year, but that wasn’t to be,” said O’Brien. Press Association
Related Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad has revealed that the quality of infrastructures would henceforth determine African Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosts solely.Ahmad Ahmad said this at the first ever CAF symposium taking place in the Moroccan capital city of Rabat. Football stakeholders on the continent have been meeting to discuss the future of football in Africa alongside FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary-General Fatma Samoura.Speaking on the matter, Ahmad Ahmad said: “For us to beam to the rest of the world our football, we must ensure venues are the right ones, the airports have to very good and also the hotels too, amongst other very important infrastructures. It’s expedient we take this into consideration henceforth to move our football forward.”