Kiesza Back With A Bang
UK chart-topping Canadian sensation Kiesza delivers one of the most highly-anticipated comebacks of recent times with her new release ‘Phantom of The Dance Floor’.
Following her debut release ‘Hideaway’ and that video going viral and straight into the #1 spot in the UK charts as well as 21 other countries around the world, the cult star has since released her debut album ‘Sound of a Woman’, written for Rihanna and recorded tracks with UK legends Duran Duran.
Now following a lengthy hiatus having unpicked seemingly endless legal tangles with her label, joining forces with High Time to release music on her own terms, one of the most iconic female artists of the modern era strikes back with a brash, unapologetically huge new banger in ‘Phantom of The Dance Floor’.
Calgary’s favourite daughter again delivers that particular kind of snarling, brooding house bassline whilst layering an innovative, operatic vocal alongside her own pop tones. Bringing a truly dramatic, phantasmagorical aspect to US house, this is a smoking volcano of a pop gem, lacing back to her earlier roots and completely reinventing it. Together with the kind of bonkers video that such a glorious comeback deserves, ‘Phantom of The Dance Floor’ looks set to re-ignite the public discourse around an artist that remains as present, necessary and iconic as she’s ever been. Get ready to hear this hammered in the warehouse clubs around the world; Kiesza’s done it again.
UK Afroswing rising Star Komo unveils New Music Video
Taken from his recently released debut EP of the same name, which was released last month to rave reviews, and on the back of recent support from BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, KISS Fresh, Spotify, Apple Music, Reprezent Radio, and The Beat London, among others, for his recent underground hits such as ‘No Problem’ and ‘Pull Up (Remix)’ featuring the likes of Double S and Ekeno, fast-rising UK Afroswing artist KOMO is proud to unveil the exciting new music video for his ‘Vibe N Ting’ single.
Produced by Ayo Beatz, who has previously worked with the likes of Wretch 32, Chip, Labrinth,Wiley and Jason Derulo, ‘Vibe N Ting’ is an infectious summer-ready Afroswing jam, with lush Dancehall and Afrobeats sensibilities, which sees Komo flexing his rapping and singing abilities to great effect, as he promotes a positive, joyful, excited and optimistic energy throughout the track. According to Komo, ‘Vibe N Ting’ is “the perfect sound track for anyone looking to have a good time”.
For the ‘Vibe N Ting’ visuals, Komo has linked up with budding director Eric Myers, whose directorial credits include working with Lotto Boyz, Ms Banks, Sneakbo and Cashtastic, among others, to deliver a colourful and vibrant offering, which not only captures the essence of London summer time motives excellently, but also brings the ‘Vibe N Ting’ track to life, and shows Komo in his true element, highlighting his fun, boisterous and expressive personality and character.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Vibe N Ting’ and its accompanying visuals, Komo says, “the ‘Vibe N Ting’ idea came to me during a challenging phase of my life. I had just finished a 2-year accelerated degree programme from university with a 1st class degree achievement and all I wanted to do after that was just party and have a good time. ‘Vibe N Ting’ really showcases my musical abilities and how I am feeling about life right now. As an artist, we are always looking for our sound, and my sound has surely evolved over time. I just want everyone to take in ‘Vibe N Ting’ as it’s my best work yet”.
ambient production duo, ag, release new single.
Featuring soulful vocals and lush production, ‘All Falls Down’ flows between minimalist passages and atmospheric crescendos, creating a blissfully ethereal and emotive track. ‘All Falls Down’ follows the release of ag.’s debut single ‘Warped Minds’, which was released earlier in August and has received great support from BBC Introducing.
Regarding the new single ag. say, “‘All Falls Down’ explores the feeling of fighting a lost cause with someone you love. It captures the realisation of believing in yourself and making a tough decision from the person that holds you back from your true aspirations. The song is a reminder to people about self worth and belief..
ag. is the collaborative project of Ross Quinn and Andrew Goddard. The pair came together off the back of successful solo production and DJ careers, which have seen them play shows across the globe. Calling upon their experience of clubland, live music, songwriting and production, as ag. they deliver artful electronic music suited to dancefloors and live stages around the world. As well as production, the pair bring their energy to the stage with both a full band and DJ sets.
Welcoming you into her world, Marcelle Adrianna sprinkles sweet R&B, Pop and Soul to create her tantalising EP ‘The Prologue’.
Enriched with radiant vocals and glorious melodies Marcelle Adrianna provides us with the key to her mind as she unravels her thoughts and memories in her body of work ‘The Prologue’ EP. A snapshot into her life she relays her story which is woven together from conversations, voicenotes, voicemails, text messages and diary entries.
Paying homage to old school RnB, her EP encapsulates the nostalgic essence that radiate from everything composing the records, from instrumentals, lyrics her powerful voice and the delivery. From the stripped back nature of ‘Realise’ to the tantalising melodic gem ‘Fallin'’, the spellbinding EP explores the many crevasses of RnB. The lead single ‘Fall Back’ was exclusively premiered on DJ Ace’s Breakfast show on BBC Radio 1Xtra, with a flawless voice the single demonstrates pristine harmonies sealed together by an uplifting beat.
Inspired by the iconic sounds of Motown to more contemporary R&B, South London native Marcelle has a radiant voice that is submerged with an eclectic repertoire of inspirations. Growing up in a household filled with music and singing in church as a child, music became second nature to Marcelle. Living on a healthy diet of the iconic sounds of Motown and RnB, she spent her young years soaking up the likes of Michael Jackson, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding to the modern day R&B sounds of Destiny's Child, Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, Keyshia Cole, Ashanti and Alicia Keys.
Her passion, drive and most importantly appreciation of music motivated her to embark on a music career of her own. In 2016 she quickly begun to make waves in the industry, from performances with the 1975 to collaborations with Melissa Steel her release debut came in 2017 with single ‘F.WU’ followed by 'How We Do'. Over the course of 2017 she assembled the music that would become ’The Prologue' EP, carefully etching together a catalogue of work demonstrating her fine-tuned vocal ability.
Nigerian Soundgod RunTown teams up with Fekky for brand new single ‘Unleash’.
Hitting over half a million views in just 24 hours of the video being released online, the record is the first release from the chart-topping star in 2018. Sonically down tempo and soulful, the track is driven by RunTown’s timeless standout sound that has made him one of Africa’s biggest musical exports in recent years. Built on percussion and pronunciation, ‘Unleash’ has the sound of Africa at its heart with an irresistible pop bounce running alongside it, courtesy of frequent collaborator and producer Del B. The addition of UK rapper Fekky adds yet another layer to the single, and whilst usually known for his gritty and fiercer bars and delivery, his softer sound resonates for this latest collaboration as he flirts with melodies and singing alongside his laidback rap.
Capturing the essence of the track through red-tinted visuals, director Isaac Yowman’s brings clarity and depth, adding to the sensuous feeling of this latest hit. Featuring models Shaun Ross and Adonis Bosso, the back lit scenes and slow motion effects all catch a series of intimate moments portrayed in the storyline, intermingled with performance scenes from the two stars.
Having built an avid following of fans online to the tune of 2.5 million on Instagram alone, plus a very keen streaming audience that regularly awards him with millions of listens and views per release, RunTown has stealthily infiltrated a worldwide audience with his sound. Previous releases such as ‘Mad Over You’ have garnered support from Ebro at Beats1, proclaiming it as a ‘Beats1 Banger’, whilst BBC Radio 1 named it as a ‘Certified Hottest Tune’. The track went on to top the charts in 20 countries simultaneously gaining over 30 million YouTube views and 4.6 million streams.
Alongside his own releases, he has been awarded with ‘Artist of the Year’ at the Vodaphone Ghana Awards plus the Nigerian Entertainment Award. His writing skills have penned hits for Iyaz and Sean Kingston care of production powerhouse Beluga Heights, plus he has performed with the likes of Pitbull and Lil Jon. His multitude of talents and his success have given the star a platform to use his music to give back to his homeland. Launching the We Are New Africa Foundation alongside his team to send underprivileged African youth to school and encourage their dreams, as well as creating his own label Soundgod Music Group are all primed to make a big impact in entertainment, culture and beyond.
Dominique De Beau Delivers Her Summer Anthem.
A hint of sweet with a dash of spice, ‘Ready For Me’ is the no-nonsense, straight talking, ex-deterring track that will have you, doing you. Echoing a pick-and-mix selection of pop and afro-fusion influences it merges together to create a tantalisingly infectious hybrid inundated with majestic hooks and melodies. Sipping on fine-wine and swerving an old flame, Dominique De Beau lights the fire, providing some serious heat with ‘Ready For Me’.
With an inherent passion for music the Liverpudlian has music running through her veins. Internationally recognised as the ‘City of Pop’, Liverpool helped create and refine her talent for the arts. Taking the plunge and moving to London at the age of 18 to join a band, she crossed paths with Grammy-winning producer Narada Michael Walden, known for his work with Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and the legendary Aretha Franklin. Having had the opportunity to work across the pond in San Francisco, Atlanta and LA she honed her craft and began funnelling her distinguished sound and inimitable style into her own music, as a solo artist.
To date she has released two EPs, first of which was her debut ‘Unforgettable’ seeing several of the tracks placed on highly streamed mixtapes alongside Jason Derulo, DJ Khaled and Kid Ink, including one of which that was hosted by Iggy Azalea. The second EP entitled ‘Red’ featured the infectious lead single ‘All I Want’ gaining further support with tastemakers and her peers. Adding to her seasoned repertoire, Dominique De Beau has since continued her ascent and won an Academia award for ‘It Is What It Is’ as the ‘Best RnB Single’.
5th video of the year set to turn heads like the others
He’s the guy quickly moving up the ranks of the UK rap scene and whilst being a relative newcomer, Rizzy Entario holds consistency at the core of his growing profile as he releases his fifth video of the year with latest joint ‘OTG’.
Premiering via GRM Daily, the record is a hybrid of Rap and RnB mixed with a dash of Afrobeats and comes fast on the heels of recently released ‘Bad B’. Relaying a deep and calming tone, which is becoming Rizzy’s trademark sound, ‘OTG’ exudes a magnetising hook and rhythmic flows, creating the ideal representation of the fusion sound that is currently soaring within the UK music scene. Lyrically the record captures the realities of his consistent and evident grind, hustle and no-nonsense attitude which Rizzy Entario has displayed throughout 2018 following the succession of successful singles such as 100 Properties’, ‘Flexin’ and ’Wavey’.
Taking influence from his peers such as Mostack, Not3s and J Hus, Rizzy Entario is knocking at all of the right doors and seeing them open. The continued support from tastemaker platforms that have been influential in the success of his peers is increasing upon each release and with his forthcoming EP due in the Autumn months, he is set to continue to gain kudos.
Dope Melody and Catchy Lyrics
Fresh off the release of their latest E.P release ‘Life of Sampson’, which saw a string of sensational videos accompany it including the dating show ‘Take Me Out’ inspired ‘Mr Perfect’, the trio drop their latest release just in time for their tour alongside 80’s favourites ‘Madness’.
Constantly lashing out surprises and creative flair with their twists on visuals, their new endeavors or their unstoppable drive; whether that be winning the ‘Best Buskers’ award from the Mayor of London or popping up on stage alongside Michael Buble, the trio have now taken inspiration from the unlikely form of Beenie Man and his classic track ‘Drinking Rum & Red Bull’.
Combining their cheeky personalities and lyrical delivery with melodic guitar riffs and a catchy drum-beat, it’s a track that has an immediate familiarity to it. Buoyantly detailing the peaks and troughs of a holiday romance, the Rum & Red Bull visuals, shot on a retro video camcorder, capture two young love-birds romancing by the seaside, capturing perfectly the ‘boy next door’ charm that The Tailormade have become synonymous with.
Summer Vibes To Get You On Your Way
Stepping out with a bubbling sun-soaked summer scorcher, Rizzy Entario is coming up quickly from the underground to make his name in the current UK musicsphere. Delving in to a sweet combination of rap, afro-fusion and RnB undertones, Rizzy lays down soulful melodies and a compelling hook with his smooth vocals for this addictive number.
A relative newcomer to the UK rap scene, Rizzy Entario hails from East London. Heavily influenced by the sounds of Mostack, Not3s and J Hus he has released a string of well received videos across gatekeeper platform GRM Daily, whose support has been fundamental in the success of his peers. Tracks ‘100 Properties’, ‘Flexin’ and the aptly named ‘Wavey’ have been released in quick succession over the last 3 months, all achieving an impressive number of views and ensuring the audience keeps their eyes firmly fixed on this star in the making.
Extending his profound work rate to the studio, Rizzy Entario is hard at work on his debut EP which is set to drop later in the year.
Gotsome Got Another One
We all know how gotsome get down with their infectious tunes, it seems the guys have yet another club banger on their hands as the newest track getting the attention, ‘Everybody Know Now’ is becoming a fan favourite.
You know how the story goes, Gotsome give us some fire for the streets and we all get burned shuffling through the soles of our trainers. And this story is no different from any other banger released by the guys as this new one will more than ensure you tire yourself out from dancing and most definitely will have you looking at new trainers. The head nodding is going to be a permanent fixture with this one too as the beat just entices you to throw parts of your body into the rhythm and this will result in the infamous head nod familiar with most Gotsome tracks.
You know we’re a fiend for some sick vocals to get your vocals chords going and have you trying your best to get into the singalong crew and believe us, this is one of those tracks that will play on your mind until you know all the words and then after you know the words... game on!