Abi Ocia shares new single “Konfyt”

27 Feb

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Abi Ocia has shared her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the audio clip for “Konfyt” to her SoundCloud channel on Monday (February 26, 2017).

The track was produced by London newcomer Mkulu “MK” Lee, who recently worked with Vanessa White on “Good Good.”

“Konfyt” – serving as the follow-up to previous promotional single “Running” – delivers additional production duties from Felix Joseph, whose other credits include Cosima’s “Hymns for Him,” Birdy’s “Take My Heart,” Kwabs’ “Perfect Ruin,” and Professor Green’s “Not Your Man.”

Expect to hear more music from Ocia later this year.

Listen to the audio clip for “Konfyt” below.

Karen Harding teams with Jem Cooke for new collaboration

27 Feb

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Karen Harding has teamed up with fellow singer/songwriter Jem Cooke for a new collaboration.

“Last weekend with the incredible Jem Cooke. So amazing to get to work alongside some lushhh female vocalists,” the British singer-songwriter posted to her Instagram profile on Sunday (February 26, 2017).

Cooke previously wrote songs for Martin Garrix (“Sun is Never Going Down”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Without a Woman”), Nicole Bernegger (“Just Breathe”), James Arthur (“Take My Word for It”), Louis Baker (“Fade”) and Javeon McCarthy (“Lock and Load”).

Cooke’s resume boasts further works with producers and fellow songwriters Naughty Boy, Craze & Hoax, Bradford Ellis, Mojam, Justin Broad, Paul Herman, Levi Lennox, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jennifer Decilveo, Matthew Holmes, Philip Leigh, Troy Miller, and Isabella “Isa Machine” Summers.

Meanwhile, Harding is expected to release her new official single – which follows 2016’s “Open My Eyes” – and first studio collection later this year.

Harding’s guest vocals can be heard on the latest releases by DJ Imanos (“Gunshy”), Giorgio Moroder (“Good for Me”), Wilkinson (“Sweet Lies”), Tough Love (“Like I Can”), Blonde (“Feel Good”) and Arches (“New Love”).

Harding is also known for co-writing Alex Newell’s “Shame” alongside Tom Aspaul and the song’s producers Richard Parkhouse and George Tizzard of Red Triangle.

Watch the music video for “Home” below.

Ariana Grande premieres music video for new single “Everyday”

27 Feb

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Ariana Grande has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer/songwriter posted the Chris Marrs Piliero- directed clip for “Everyday” to her YouTube channel on Sunday (February 26, 2017).

The Future-featuring track was co-written by regular collaborator Savan Kotecha, whose recent credits include Skip Marley’s “Lions,” Katy Perry’s “Rise,” The Weeknd’s “Love to Lay,” G-Eazy’s “Saw it Coming,” Sage the Gemini’s “Now and Later,” and Nick Jonas’ “Under You.”

Production duties on “Everyday” were handled by Ilya Salmanzadeh (Jennifer Lopez, Ellie Goulding) and Max Martin (Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera).

As mentioned in various media outlets, Grande is currently working on her upcoming fourth studio collection under Republic Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Dangerous Woman,” which peaked to number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Into You” and “Side to Side.”

Watch the music video for “Everyday” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Swizz Beatz

26 Feb

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Swizz Beatz – real name Kasseem Dean – is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. He has produced multiple hit singles for several prominent artists throughout various music genres, such as hip hop, pop, soul and R&B.

His catalog includes “Check on It” (Beyonce), “Best of Me” (Mya), “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” (Angie Stone), “Now That You Got It” (Gwen Stefani), “Secret Love” (Mariah Carey), “Million Dollar Bill” (Whitney Houston), “Where I’ve Been” (Mary J. Blige), “Surround U” (Fantasia), “Angel” (Jennifer Hudson), “Cash Flow” (Eve), “Back of Da Club” (Mashonda) and “New Day” (Alicia Keys).

Swizz Beatz also collaborated with fellow producers including Dr. Dre, Mark Batson, Naughty Boy, Cameron Wallace, Jeff Bhasker, Ivan Matias, Mike Dean, Plain Pat, Noah Goldstein, Rick Rubin, and DJ Rodger Stadium.

On the songwriting front, Swizz Beatz has teamed up with Makeba Riddick, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Harold Lilly, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Teron Beal, Andrea Martin, Autumn Rowe, Angie Beyince, Solange Knowles, John “Legend” Stephens, Tiffany Green, and Andre Brissett.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Swizz Beatz’s work!

La’Porsha Renae confirms details for debut album

25 Feb

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La’Porsha Renae has confirmed the details for her upcoming debut album.

The singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Already All Ready” and will release it on March 31 via 19 Recordings and Motown Records.

Current promotional single “What is Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Amongst the producers backing Renae on “Already All Ready” are Harmony Samuels (Sevyn Streeter, Jordin Sparks), Edgar “JV” Etienne (Pia Mia, Keyshia Cole) and Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith (Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Rowland).

The highly-anticipated project also delivers songwriting contributions from Tiffany Fred (Zendaya, Pixie Lott), Al Sherrod Lambert (Fantasia, Tamar Braxton), Guordan Banks (K. Michelle, Vivian Green), Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd (Rita Ora, Sam Smith) and Zara Larsson (Tinie Tempah, Fifth Harmony).

See the tracklisting for “Already All Ready” below.

(1) What is Love? / (2) Good Woman / (3) Somebody Does / (4) Hideout / (5) When in Rome / (6) Breathe / (7) No Problem (Self Talk) / (8) Already All Ready / (9) Will You Fight / (10) Lock You Down / (11) Send Me Your Love / (12) Stay / (13) Cover Up

Ruth B teams up with Joel Little, Mike Elizondo for new single “Superficial Love”

25 Feb

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Ruth B has released her new single online.

“Superficial Love” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Superficial Love” were collectively handled by Joel Little (Ella Eyre, Zara Larsson) and Mike Elizondo (Nelly Furtado, Fiona Apple).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ruth B’s first studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Superficial Love” below.

Bea Miller liberates new mini-collection “Chapter One: Blue”

25 Feb

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Bea Miller has liberated her new EP online.

“Chapter One: Blue” – featuring “Song Like You,” “Burning Bridges” and “I Can’t Breathe” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The mini-collection boasts alliances with Warren “Oak” Felder, who also produced Miller’s 2016 single “Yes Girl,” and Julia Michaels, who previously co-wrote “Force of Nature” on Miller’s debut album, “Not an Apology.”

Other musicians on “Chapter One: Blue” are Ido Zmishlany (Shawn Mendes), Michel Heyaca (Nick Jonas), Trevor Brown (Kehlani), Steph Jones (Sabrina Carpenter), Zaire Koalo (Betty Who) and Gladius (Justin Bieber).

Stream “Chapter One” Blue” below.