Building on our recent headphone collaboration with Stones Throw we asked ourselves ‘What if the microphone in your headset could be used for something more creative than just speaking on the phone?’

We’re inviting you to rap over the inaugural Stones Throw release ‘My World Premiere’ by Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf. The track is there and the release date is set. The only thing missing is you. Simply download the iPhone app with the classic beat, record your rhyme and upload it directly to the ‘World Premiere Rap Mic Contest’ website. If label founder and A&R, Peanut Butter Wolf picks your version, the track will get a vinyl release on Stones Throw.

Cashless Donkeys. 

Blackpool Beach trotted into the twenty first century today as a troupe of donkeys – one of the beachs most famous attractions, alongside the Tower – went cashless and contactless for the first time.


Parents will no longer have to let their kids down with a lack of small change to pay for rides as thanks to Barclaycard, Dillon the donkey has been given the worlds first contactless payment saddle. The innovation means that parents can simply touch a contactless credit or debit card (from any bank that offers the technology) to pay for a ride down the famous Blackpool Sands.


Mark Ineson, owner of Real Donkeys, who has given donkey rides on Blackpools beach for nearly 20 years, has worked with Barclaycard to give Dillon a technology make-over.