MNEK hits the studio with Sigma

29 Oct

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MNEK is making new music with drum and bass duo Sigma.

There’s been no word on what the pair worked on last night, or whether the session was intended for a future Sigma release or MNEK’s debut album.

Sigma consists of members Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie. Their singles “Nobody to Love” – a rework of Kanye West’s “Bound 2” – and “Changing,” featuring Paloma Faith, debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, MNEK is scheduled to release his first studio collection in early 2015 via Virgin EMI Records (UK) and Cherrytree / Interscope Records (US).

He also confirmed placements on the next projects by Madonna [Interscope Records], Jojo [Atlantic Records], Little Mix [Columbia Records], Rudimental [Asylum Records] and Tamera Foster [Syco Music].

Some of his recent songwriting and / or production credits include “Losing” by Becky Hill [Parlophone Records], “Say Something” by Karen Harding [Capitol Records] and “Special” by Billon f/ Maxine Ashley [Virgin EMI Records].

Watch the music video for Sigma’s “Changing” below.

FKA twigs unveils “Video Girl” visual clip

29 Oct

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FKA twigs has unveiled a new music video online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the Kahlil Joseph-directed clip for “Video Girl” to her official YouTube page on Wednesday (October 29, 2014).

“Video Girl” was produced by Emile Haynie, whose extensive resume includes works for Emeli Sande (“My Kind of Love”), Bruno Mars (“Locked Out of Heaven”) and Lana Del Rey (“Summertime Sadness”).

The track is lifted from FKA twigs’ debut album “LP1,” now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Young Turks Recordings.

Other musicians backing twigs on “LP1” are Devonte Hynes (Tinashe, Jessie Ware), Clams Casino (Mikky Ekko, Jhene Aiko), Paul Epworth (Adele, John Legend) and Joel Compass (Cheryl Cole, Nicola Roberts)

Watch the visual clip for “Video Girl” below.

Tulisa unleashes “Living Without You” music video

29 Oct

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Tulisa has unleashes the music video for her new single online.

“Living Without You” marks the first promotional cut from the British singer/songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album.

The track was co-written and produced by Richard “Fazer” Rawson and Peter Ibsen of STL, who also teamed with Tulisa on hit single “Young.”

As previously reported, “Living Without You” will be available for download from December 7 via iTunes (UK).

Meanwhile, the still-untitled new LP album by Tulisa is expected to hit stores and digital outlets in early 2015 via Universal Music Group / AATW Records.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “The Female Boss,” which peaked at number thirty five on the UK Albums Chart.

Watch the music video for “Living Without You” below.

Fifth Harmony release new single “Sledgehammer”

29 Oct

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Fifth Harmony have released their new single online.

“Sledgehammer” – taken from the pop quintet’s debut album “Reflection” – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

The track was written by Meghan Trainor along with Sean Douglas (Demi Lovato, Emeli Sande) and Jonas Jeberg (Chris Brown, Jason Derulo).

As previously reported, “Reflection” will hit stores and digital outlets on November 17 via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music in partnership with Epic Records.

The highly-anticipated project is executive produced by Julian Bunetta, whose resume includes works for One Direction (“Steal My Girl”), Alexandra Burke (“Start Without You”) and Colbie Caillat (“If You Love Me Let Me Go”).

Other album songwriters and producers include Jonathan Rotem (Usher, Nicki Minaj), Victoria Monet (Ariana Grande, Chrisette Michele), Tommy Brown (Rita Ora, Jhene Aiko) and Taylor Parks (Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez).

Listen to “Sledgehammer” below.

Jessica Mauboy unveils “Can I Get a Moment?” music video

29 Oct

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Jessica Mauboy has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

The Australian singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Can I Get a Moment?” to her official Vevo Page on Tuesday (October 28, 2014).

“Can I Get a Moment?” – now available for download via iTunes – was written by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Antonio “Tony” Dixon and Carmen Reece along with Leon Thomas and Khristopher Riddick-Tynes of The Rascals.

The track is lifted from the artist’s upcoming album, “Beautiful: Platinum Edition,” out on November 21 via Sony Music Entertainment Australia.

Watch the music video for “Can I Get a Moment?” below.

Olly Murs premieres “Wrapped Up” music video

29 Oct

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Olly Murs has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Wrapped Up” to his official Vevo page on Tuesday (October 28, 2014).

“Wrapped Up” was co-written by Claude Kelly (Brandy, Jessie J) and produced by Steve Robson (John Legend, Leona Lewis). The Travie McCoy-assisted track will be available for download from November 17 via iTunes (UK).

As previously reported, Murs’ next studio collection “Never Been Better” is scheduled for release on November 24 via Syco Music / Epic Records.

The highly-anticipated LP serves as the follow-up to 2012’s “Right Place Right Time,” which debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

Watch the music video for “Wrapped Up” below.

David Guetta confirms new album “Listen” details

28 Oct

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David Guetta has confirmed the details for his new album.

The French DJ and record producer christened his sixth studio collection “Listen” and will release it on November 24 via Atlantic / Parlophone Records.

Current single “Dangerous” – which features vocals from Sam Martin – is now available for download via iTunes (US). The track was written by Guetta and Martin along with Lindy Robbins, Jason Evigan and Giorgio Tuinfort.

“Listen” boasts further guest appearances from Sia [RCA Records], John Legend [Columbia Records], Emeli Sande [Capitol Records], Nicki Minaj [Republic Records] and Bebe Rexha [Warner Bros. Records].

On the songwriting front, Guetta has teamed up with Alicia Keys, Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith, Julie Frost, Sean Douglas, Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder, Skylar Grey, Veronica Vega, Sandy Vee, and Terius “The-Dream” Nash.

The highly-anticipated project serves as the follow-up to 2011’s “Nothing But the Beat,” which peaked at number five on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Peep the tracklisting, songwriting and production credits for “Listen” below.

“Dangerous” (featuring Sam Martin)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Sam Martin / Jason Evigan / Lindy Robbins].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Sam Martin / Jason Evigan].

“What I Did for Love” (featuring Emeli Sandé)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Alicia Keys / Breyan Isaac / Jason Evigan / Sam Martin / Sean Douglas].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort].

“No Money No Love” (featuring Elliphant & Miss Dynamite)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Ester Dean / Nick Rotteveel / Sjoerd Janssen / Wouter Janssen / Terius “The-Dream” Nash].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Nicky Romero / Showtek].

“Lovers on the Sun” (featuring Sam Martin)
Written By: [David Guetta / Sam Martin / Frédéric Riesterer / Giorgio Tuinfort / Jason Evigan / Michael Einziger / Tim Bergling].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Avicii / Frédéric Riesterer / Giorgio Tuinfort / Daddy’s Groove].

“Goodbye Friend” (featuring The Script)
Written By: [David Guetta / Frédéric Riesterer / Giorgio Tuinfort / Veronica Vega / Jason Evigan / Sam Martin / Sean Douglas].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Frédéric Riesterer / Stadium X].

“Lift Me Up” (featuring Nico & Vinz, Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Geoffro Cause / Julie Frost / Nico Sereba / Vincent Dery].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort].

“Listen” (featuring John Legend)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Austin Bis / Jason Evigan / John Stephens / Juaquin Howard / Sarah Rayne].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort].

“Bang My Head” (featuring Sia)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Marcus van Wattum / Nick Rotteveel / Sia Furler].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Marcus van Wattum / Nicky Romero].

“Yesterday” (featuring Bebe Rexha)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Bebe Rexha / Sean Douglas / Tim Bergling].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Avicii / Giorgio Tuinfort].

“Hey Mama” (featuring Nicki Minaj & Afrojack)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Bebe Rexha / Ester Dean / Nick van de Wall / Sean Douglas].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Afrojack / Giorgio Tuinfort].

“Sun Goes Down” (featuring MAGIC! & Sonny Wilson)
Written By: [David Guetta / Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith / Giorgio Tuinfort / Sjoerd Janssen / Wouter Janssen / Sonny Wilson].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Showtek / Giorgio Tuinfort].

“S.T.O.P” (featuring Ryan Tedder)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Pierre-Luc Rioux / Ryan Tedder].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort].

“I’ll Keep Loving You” (featuring Jaymes Young & Birdy)
Written By: [David Guetta / Sandy Wilhelm].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Sandy Vee].

“The Whisperer” (featuring Sia)
Written By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort / Sia Furler].
Produced By: [David Guetta / Giorgio Tuinfort].

Kid Ink, Usher, Tinashe premiere “Body Language” music video

28 Oct

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Kid Ink has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The Hip-Hop artist posted the Uprising Creative & Darren Craig-directed clip for “Body Language” to his official Vevo page on Monday (October 28, 2014).

“Body Language” – featuring Usher & Tinashe – was produced by Cashmere Cat and Stargate, who collectively worked with artists including Ariana Grande [Republic], Trey Songz [Atlantic] and Charli XCX [Neon Gold].

Kid Ink’s next studio collection is expected to be released in early 2015 via Tha Alumni Music Group / 88 Classic / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “My Own Lane,” which peaked at number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and delivered the DJ Mustard-produced “Show Me” and Elle Varner-assisted “No Miracles.”

Watch the music video for “Body Language” below.

Mary J. Blige releases lyric video for new single “Therapy”

28 Oct

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Mary J. Blige has released the official lyric video for her new single online.

The R&B singer/songwriter posted the lyric-based visual clip for “Therapy” to her official Vevo page on Monday (October 27, 2014).

“Therapy” was co-written by Sam Smith and produced by Francis “Eg” White, whose extensive resume includes works for Adele [XL Recordings], Celine Dion [Columbia Records] and Rebecca Ferguson [Syco Music].

As previously reported, Blige’s next studio collection “The London Sessions” will hit stores and digital outlets on 2nd December via Capitol Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further collaborations with Rodney Jerkins (Jessie J, Leona Lewis), Emeli Sande (Alesha Dixon, Tinie Tempah), Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Ed Sheeran) and Jimmy Napes (Jessie Ware, Clean Bandit).

Watch the lyric video for “Therapy” below.

Mikky Ekko reveals artwork for debut album “Time”

28 Oct

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Mikky Ekko has revealed the official artwork for his upcoming debut album.

The singer/songwriter – John Stephen Sudduth – is scheduled to release “Time” on January 20, 2015 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Smile” – which was co-written and produced by Greg Kurstin – is now available for download via iTunes (US).

Other album contributors include Stargate (Usher, Jennifer Hudson), Clams Casino (Tinashe, FKA Twigs), Jeff Bhasker (Dido, Alicia Keys), Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Charli XCX) and Ryan Tedder (Beyonce, Ariana Grande).

Peep the tracklisting for “Time” below.

“Watch Me Rise”
“Smile”
“Love You Crazy”
“U”
“Time”
“Riot”
“Mourning Doves”
“Burning Doves”
“Comatose”
“Pull Me Down”
“Made of Light”
“Loner”

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