Raylo: Music With A Cinematic Twist

“Cinematic music….I have not heard anything like this before…give me more RAYLO!”

RAYLO are a brand new music group who mix melodic R&B vocals and UK Rap. Formed of singers/rappers, Reece Whyte and Teni Solomon, and producers George Renwick and Robin Reeve.

Their latest work ‘So Gone’ is available now via all streaming services and there’s also a music video for the lead single of the same name.

The EP is an eclectic mix of tracks that showcases their range and versatility. From down tempo tracks such as ‘Remember Me’ to up beat soundtrack to your summer productions on ‘Polaroid’. ‘So Gone’ is an EP to remember and they’ve definitely have announced their name in style!

Their lead track ‘So Gone’ is a melodic and thought provoking R&B heavy hitter, with Teni Solomon and Reece White laying down lyrics which demonstrate their road to success. The mix between silky smooth sultry R&B melody is a stark contrast to the smooth gritty flow that Reece Whyte lays down. Music with substance.

Our presenter Marcus Bronzy describes their latest single:

“Cinematic music….I have not heard anything like this before…give me more RAYLO!”

Listen to ‘So Gone’ here: Apple Music / Spotify

Follow RAYLO:

Twitter / Instagram / Facebook

 

NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 – “Take The Crown” Trailer

NBA celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class gameplay to ground breaking game modes and an immersive open-world “Neighborhood.” NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture. (Amazon/2K)

Entitled “Take the Crown” and featuring music by Jay Rock (@jayrock), the trailer reminds all NBA 2K19 fans that to be the best, you have to take down the king. (2K)

To pre-Order please click here!

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Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2: A giant returns.

Rockstar games always knock it out of the park when it comes to games, Grand Theft Auto is what they are most known for, however when Red Dead Redemption came out in 2010, it changed the game! Everyone has always wanted to be a cow-boy and Rockstar made everyone’s dream come true! Now, 8 years later, Rockstar are revisiting the Red Dead universe. Introducing Red Dead Redemption 2. Due for release 26th October 2018.

Game Info

America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun as lawmen hunt down the last remaining outlaw gangs. Those who will not surrender or succumb are killed. 

After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. With federal agents and the best bounty hunters in the nation massing on their heels, the gang must rob, steal and fight their way across the rugged heartland of America in order to survive. As deepening internal divisions threaten to tear the gang apart, Arthur must make a choice between his own ideals and loyalty to the gang who raised him.

From the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America at the dawn of the modern age. (Amazon/Rockstar)

We cannot wait for this one, it looks like so much fun! We had a blast playing the first one and really got invested with it. Rockstar know how to make games that are immersive and this version of the Red Dead universe looks no different.

Furthermore, don’t wait, check the latest gameplay trailer for this stellar game above!

Also, Pre-Order Red Dead Redemption 2 here!

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Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips: Make the best of Netflix!

Love Netflix as much as we do? Well here’s some Netflix Tips to make your experience even better! (All the following steps take place within Netflix’s app)

Netflix Tips!

#1 Download even better looking content

If you head on over to App Settings (Within Netflix) > Video Quality > Higher all of your downloaded content visuals will be improved ten fold! However, these videos will take up more space on your hard drive and will hit the data allowance a little more. Though we think that that’s a great trade off!

Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips

#2 Kick your Ex off your account

If you’ve broken up with your significant other and want to take back control of your Netflix account as well as your life, it’s as simple as 1,2,3. Simply head on over to Account > Recent Device Streaming Activity. This will first show you who has been access the account and what devices have been used.

Then, we can kick the ex off the account, though it requires a complete destruction of all devices that use the account. Therefore you’re going to have to re-sign in on your iPhone, Laptop and other places you use Netflix. Go to Account > Sign out of all devices> Sign out. Boom. No more Netflix for them!

Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips

#3 See how quick you binge your favourite shows

If you ever want to see this information and how long you’ve been sat in front of the telly. Head on over to Account > Viewing Activity

Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips

 

#3 Make a Kid Friendly profile

Have a brother, niece, cousin or your own flesh and blood and want to show them the glorious library of Netflix content. But want to keep them away from the stuff they shouldn’t see? Make them their own account! Simply tap More in the bottom right hand side of the screen > Add Profile > Slide over for the ‘For Children’ option. Then voila, complete!

Netflix Tips

Netflix Tips

Download Netflix Apple / Android

Star Trek Discovery

Star Trek Discovery: A new Tv Show

Star Trek Discovery is a tv show that’s set 10 years before the events of the Star Trek original series that was on television sets back in the day! The show sees the united Klingon waging war with the United Federation of planets, involving the crew of the USS Discovery.

The show was originally created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access before being picked up by Netflix. It’s the first Star Trek TV show since the most recent showing Star Trek: Enterprise which concluded in 2005. The plot follows an entirely different timeline than that of the famous feature films that have hit cinemas recently.

While Season 1 is available to watch right now, a second season was agreed and ordered in October 2017. Which is said to come to fruition on our screens January 2019.


If that tickles your fancy Season 2 is on the way:

 

It certainly looks like a lot of fun and we cannot wait to check it out ourselves! We love a Sci-Fi here at How To Kill An Hour. Therefore we will be binging on Season 1 in preparation for the second season! We can’t be left behind!

(Mobile Viewers) Download Netflix here: Apple / Android (Then click on the link below or search for Star Trek Discovery within the app)

(Desktop Viewers) Watch Star Trek Discovery here!

ComedyMania Weekender

ComedyMania Weekender

ComedyMania Weekender had HUGE success in 2017 and they are looking to bring it back this year! There’s going to be more activities, more partying and obviously more comedy!

They’re bringing a fun filled weekend to a brand new location! Now located at a newly refurbished Pontins, Southport! The fun will commence Friday 22nd March to Sunday 24th March 2019! Bringing with them ComedyMania Weekender’s signature themed raves, pool parties, daytime hypes and the massive comedy shows will return following their launch this year!

Accommodation

There is accommodation available too! All rooms that ComedyMania Weekender offer are self catering chalets. They sleep 3-6 people and they all come complete with set off bedrooms plus a sofa bed in the living area. Each of the chalet’s come complete with a Kitchen too, don’t fret either, there are appliances and utensils available! You won’t be sitting on the floor to eat either, there’s dining room tables and chairs, plus a television if that tickles your fancy, however, there’s too much going on at the ComedyMania Weekender to watch any telly!

Bathrooms sizes vary depending on the rooms, but they all have a toilet, wash basin and power shower. If you’re lucky,  some of them come a bath tub too!

The rooms run on electrical meters, however you get £10 top up cards with your purchase of the room. £10 is estimated to be able to cater for 4 days with 4 people using the rooms at a medium to high usage rate. ​

Purchase your tickets to ComedyMania Weekender by clicking here! (There’s currently an early bird offer of  £99pp per package with a £50 deposit!

Listen to the guys chatting about this on the show by clicking here!

Orange Is The New Black

Orange Is The New Black

If you’ve been living under a rock for the past several years, here’s a little run down of what Orange Is The New Black is all about:

Orange Is The New Black is a comedy drama web based series created by Jenji Kohan for streaming powerhouse Netflix. The series is based on Piper Kerman’s Memoir of similar name (Orange Is The New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison). Within her memoir Kerman discusses her experiences at a minimum security federal prison: FCI Danbury.

Orange Is The New Black

The series revolves around Piper Chapman, a woman in her 30’s living in NYC. Chapman is sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, a minimum security women’s federal prison. The prison is operated by Federal Department of Corrections a fictional version of the real life Federal Bureau of Prisons. This prison is later acquired by a private prison company called Management & Correction Corporation. Piper’s conviction is due to her role in drug smuggling. Carrying a suitcase rammed full of cash for her then girlfriend Alex Vause (a career international drug smuggler). The initial offence took place a decade prior to the start of the first series. 

Since then Piper had long moved on from the criminal world and was living a quiet life among New York’s upper middle class citizens. Her arrest shook her world and those around her, her family, her relationship with her partner and her friends. In prison Piper is reunited with her former lover. It is discovered that Alex had named Piper in her trial which lead to Chapman’s arrest. Now in a world that is somewhat alien to her, Piper learns to survive prison and how to overcome a number of problems that she soon faces in prison. Consequently reexamining her relationship with her former flame.

Orange Is The New Black follows Chapman as she makes friends and enemies whist trying to get through her 15months. Episodes often feature flashbacks of significant events of the people that Chapman encounters. Helping to explain backstories or develop a character. 

Social Commentary

Orange Is The New Black also has elements of social commentary. Highlighting how corruption, drug smuggling, funding cuts, overcrowding and guard brutality affect a prisoners health. As well as commenting on the prisons basic ability to fulfill fundamental responsibilities and ethical obligations. It is here where the acquisition of the prison comes to fruition. Due to poor housing and conditions Litchfield was on course to be shut down. The Director of Human Activities and warden, Joe Caputo, constantly conflicts with the business interests of MCC. Conseuqently affecting his relationship of many of the inmates and guards within Litchfield.

(Wiki)

We are now on Season 6, it began showing on July 26th 2018 and we cannot wait to crack on with it. We could tell you what it’s about but it will ruin the other seasons and it’s much better to watch rather than us tell you! Plus we’d be here all day! So go ahead and check out Season 6 if you are a Orange Is The New Black veteran or crack on with Season 1. It’s worth it!

(Mobile Viewers) Download Netflix here: Apple / Android (Then click on the link below or search for Star Trek Discovery within the app)

(Desktop Viewers) Watch Orange Is The New Black here!

Babershop Ballers

Babershop Ballers: Alternative Footie Analysis

Barbershop Ballers

Neymar has got nothing on these lads…For more gold like this tune into Barbershop Ballers at the end of Spain v Russia on the Red Button #barbershopballers.

Posted by BBC Sport on Sunday, 1 July 2018

The world cup is over and we were blue after being knocked out by Croatia in the Semi-Finals. However, we can hold our heads high as the lads done well and made the country proud. What a World Cup it was, trials, tribulations, tears, excitement, drama, it was an exhilarating watch!  Babershop Ballers was one of the things that was really good to watch alongside the football, bringing with it comedy and football analysis! (We’re not forgetting when Nick went to the toilet and missed a GAME CHANGING goal during Belgium Japan!)

Yet, our very own Nick Bright had his own show on the BBC iPlayer during the World Cup and it was incredible! Set up by BBC Sport and called Babershop Ballers, Nick Bright had an alternative analysis of every single game during the World Cup in Russia.

The premise was Nick lead a viewing party for a whole host of celebrity guests such as Trevor Nelson, Lethal Bizzle, Nadia Rose, YouTube Star DT and NFL Superstar Jay Ajayi

Watch Nick Bright on Babershop Ballers by clicking here, there are a total of 10 available episodes to watch!

Listen to the guys chatting about Babershop Ballers on the latest podcast which you can listen to by clicking here! 

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Mikme Silver

Mikme Silver: A small but powerful device!

Mikme are back with a smaller version of the Mikme Microphone BlackGold, introducing the little brother, the Mikme Silver! This version includes a 2/3 capsule instead of a 1″phantom-powered, gold-plated condenser capsule. Furthermore instead of a whopping 16gb of storage the Mikme silver includes 2gb’s worth of storage. Plenty to record plenty podcasts on, as it has up to 45hours worth of record time!
The Mikme Silver other than the features above still retains all of the original features of it’s bigger brother. Just in a smaller form version! You can still record audio with your PC/Mac via USB. Allowing you to achieve crystal clear audio for things like Skype Calls, Music recordings or even webinars.
Support the Mikme Silver by donating via their Indiegogo page. Simply click here to give them a helping hand!
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Party Hard Travel

Party Hard Travel

Party Hard Travel are revolutionising the way that young people party and they’re back for Summer of 2018! We think that they’re worth checking out as a whopping 10,000 young people went on holiday last year with the help of these guys! There’s a reason that everyone is talking about them this summer! We all love to party and Party Hard Travel are here to help everyone have a good time. There’s no reason why any one should be stopped from enjoying themselves! (Responsibly!) They’re worth checking out for an enjoyable summer of 2018!

Party Hard Travel: Why?

These guys have an unbelievable package for all of their party goers this summer. The party centric travel agent give all clubbers a Free Ultimate Events Package Upgrade when you book through them. What do you get with them, that you don’t get with others? Well….unlimited free access to live events, club nights, boat parties and much much more. Plus of course you get a holiday booked through them and you get memories to last a lifetime!

What’s even better than all of that? It does get better as deposits are as low as £99 to secure your place. There’s a total of seven different holiday destinations to choose from, Ayia Napa, Ibiza, Kavos, Magaluf, Malia, Sunny Beach and Zante. Party Hard cover the lot so you don’t have to shop around, they make it easy! Covering things from flights, to accommodation, access to all the events and parties! What more do you need? What’s even better you don’t have to be 18-30 with Party Hard. Those over 30 are still eligible to attend! All these guys want is everyone of  any age to party and have a good time!

Find out more about Party Hard Travel by clicking here!

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