MØ hits the studio with Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee, Andrew Watt

25 Feb

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MØ has recorded new music with Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee, and Andrew Watt.

The songwriting trio are responsible for Kygo’s “It Ain’t Me” with Selena Gomez, now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Tamposi, Lee and Watt are also known for co-writing DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You” with Justin Bieber, which peaked to number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, MØ – real name Karen Ørsted – is expected to release her sophomore album later this year via Chess Club / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project – featuring previous singles “Final Song” and “Drum” – boasts alliances with MNEK (Dua Lipa), Noonie Bao (Alessia Cara), BloodPop (Lady GaGa), Charli XCX (RAYE), The Arcade (Iggy Azalea), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith), Jason Evigan (Charlie Puth) and Stargate (Rihanna).

Watch the music video for “Final Song” below.

Era Istrefi premieres music video for new single “Redrum” with Felix Snow

25 Feb

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Era Istrefi has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Albanian singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Redrum” – featuring Felix Snow – to Ultra Music’s YouTube channel on Friday (February 25, 2017).

The track was co-written by David Singer, whose other credits include Kiiara’s “Gold,” New Boyz’s “Backseat,” The Cataracs’ “All You,” Far East Movement’s “Like a G6,” Dev’s “Bass Down Low,” and Snoop Dogg’s “Wet.”

Production duties on “Redrum” were collectively handled by Felix Snow (Selena Gomez, Nicole Scherzinger) and Mark Ralph (Clean Bandit, Years & Years).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Istrefi’s first studio collection – featuring previous promotional single “Bon Bon” – will arrive later this year via Ultra Records in partnership with Neser Music and RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Rachel “RAYE” Keen (Ellie Goulding), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Jess Glynne), Sam Romans (John Legend) and Linnea Sodahl (Imani Williams).

On the production front, Istrefi has worked with TMS (Louisa Johnson), Fred Ball (Rihanna), Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre), Big Taste (Maty Noyes), Will Simms (Zak Abel) and Fred Gibson (Charli XCX).

Watch the music video for “Redrum” below.

Camille Purcell reunites with MNEK for new collaboration

25 Feb

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Camille Purcell has reunited with MNEK for a new collaboration.

The British songstress previously co-wrote “Nothing Feels Like You” for Little Mix along MNEK, who also serves as the song’s producer.

MNEK’s extensive production and songwriting resume boasts further works with Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Brayton Bowman (“Feel You”), Jojo (“Good Thing”), Tom Aspaul (“Messy”), Sabina Ddumba (“Time”), JKAY (“Danger”), Becky Hill (“Warm”), Marc Kinchen (“My Love for You”), Craig David (“Change My Love”), MØ (“Final Song”) and Beyonce (“Hold Up”).

Fans of MNEK’s work should also keep an eye on the next releases by Christina Aguilera, Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa, Chromeo, Diztortion, Melissa Steel, Tamera Foster, KStewart, Brandon Skeie, Wolfie, Charli XCX, and TYNI.

Meanwhile, Purcell is expected to release her first studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project delivers contributions from Chris Loco (Emeli Sande, Rita Ora), Two Inch Punch (Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran), Dantae the Kid (Vanessa White, Chloe Martini) and Goldfingers (H Block INK, John Newman).

On the songwriting front, Purcell is known for penning Little Mix’s “Shout Out to My Ex,”, Olly Murs’ “You Don’t Know Love,” Fleur East’s “Sax,” Ella Henderson’s “Glow,” Leona Lewis’ “Mr. Right,” and Sigma’s “Find Me.”

Watch the music video for “At Night (I Think About You)” below.

Jason Derulo releases new single “Swalla” with Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign

25 Feb

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Jason Derulo has released his new single online.

“Swalla” – featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Jacob “JKash” Kasher (Selena Gomez, Charlie Puth), Gamal “LunchMoney” Lewis (Becky G, Jennifer Lopez) and the song’s producer Eric “Ricky Reed” Frederic (Kesha, Meghan Trainor).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Derulo’s fifth studio collection will arrive later this year via Beluga Heights / Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem (Usher), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Rihanna), Jussi “Jussifer” Ilmari (Jojo) and NOVA WAV (Chloe x Halle).

On the songwriting front, Derulo has worked with Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (K. Michelle), Scott Harris (The Chainsmokers), Justin Tranter (DNCE), Verse Simmonds (Keyshia Cole) and Julia Michaels (Britney Spears).

Derulo’s last studio collection, 2015’s “Everything is 4,” peaked to number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned four singles in the shape of “Want to Want Me,” “Cheyenne,” “Try Me” and “Get Ugly.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Swalla” below.

Arca announces details for new album

23 Feb

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Arca has announced the details for his new album.

The Venezuelan electronic producer, consultant, mixing engineer and DJ – real name Alejandro Ghersi – christened his third studio collection “Reverie” and will release it on April 7 via XL Recordings.

The highly-anticipated project – featuring lead promotional single “Piel” – follows the critically-acclaimed “Mutant,” which was named amongst Pitchfork’s top 50 albums of 2015.

On the songwriting and production front, Arca’s resume boasts works with Kelela (“A Message”), FKA twigs (“Papi Pacify”), Bjork (“Mouth Mantra”), Kanye West (“New Slaves”) and Frank Ocean (“Mine”).

Listen to the audio clip for “Piel” below.

Keyshia Cole enlists Danja for new album

23 Feb

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Keyshia Cole has enlisted Danja’s production services for her upcoming album.

The American record producer and songwriter – real name Nathaniel Hills – has produced songs for prominent artists such as Britney Spears (“Gimme More”), Usher (“Appetite”), Kelly Rowland (“Freak”), Pink (“Sober”), Jennifer Lopez (“Starting Over”), Keri Hilson (“Knock You Down”), Jason Derulo (“X2CU”), K. Michelle (“If it Ain’t Love”) and Luke James (“Exit Wounds”).

Danja’s extensive resume boasts further works with songwriters and fellow producers Timbaland, Candice Nelson, Jim Beanz, Marcella Araica, Jimmy Harry, Kara DioGuardi, Dewain Whitmore, Jocelyn Donald, Eric Bellinger, Rosina Russell, Kevin Cossom, Ilsey Juber, Claude Kelly, Diana Gordon, RoccStar, J. Que, Kasia Livingston, Fernando Garibay, and Rico Love.

Meanwhile, Cole is scheduled to release her seventh studio collection “11:11 Reset” – featuring promotional singles “You” and “Incapable” – later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Epic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Point of No Return” delivers additional alliances with Elijah Blake, Harmony Samuels, Rock City, Edgar “JV” Etienne, Denisia “Blu June” Andrews, Sam Hook, Noel “Detail” Fisher, Eric Bellinger, Gabrielle “Goldie” Nowee, and Maurice “Verse” Simmonds.

Listen to the audio clip for “You” below.

Dua Lipa delivers music video for new single “Thinkin ‘Bout You”

22 Feb

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Dua Lipa has delivered the music video for her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Thinkin ‘Bout You” to her YouTube channel on Wednesday (February 22, 2017).

The track was co-written by Adam Argyle, whose other credits include Jamie Lawson’s “The Last Time,” Melanie C’s “Anymore,” Ronan Keating’s “Time of My Life,” Izzy Bizu’s “Hello Crazy,” and James Bay’s “Clocks Go Forward.”

Production duties on “Thinkin ‘Bout You” – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – were handled by Stephen “KOZ” Kozmeniuk, who previously teamed up with Dua Lipa on “Last Dance.”

The “Hotter than Hell” star’s debut album, on the other hand, will arrive on June 2nd via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The self-titled project reportedly delivers further productions from Fraser T. Smith, Stephan Moccio, MNEK, Banx & Ranx, Chris Loco, GRADES, Josh Record, Two Inch Punch, Greg Wells, Billboard, Toby Gad, Axident, Knox Brown, BloodPop, Jayson DeZuzio, and TMS.

On the songwriting front, Dua Lipa has worked with Lindy Robbins, Karen Poole, Sarah Hudson, Amy Wadge, Camille Purcell, Laura Dockrill, Emily Warren, Ilsey Juber, Noonie Bao, Chelcee Grimes, Whitney Phillips, Kenzie May, Andrew Jackson, Jacob Attwooll, Iain James, Ed Drewett, and JHart.

Watch the music video for “Thinkin ‘Bout You” below.