Archive | December, 2016

Kesha collaborates with Ricky Reed for new album

22 Dec

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Kesha has added Ricky Reed to the list of contributors for her new album.

The American record producer – real name Eric Frederic – is known for helming singles including “No” (Meghan Trainor), “Burning Up” (Jessie J), “Bills” (LunchMoney Lewis), “Bo$$” (Fifth Harmony), “Talk Dirty” (Jason Derulo) and “You Don’t Get High Anymore” (Phantogram).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Lizzo (“Good as Hell”), 5 Seconds of Summer (“Girls Talk Boys”), Robin Schulz (“Headlights”), Icona Pop (“Emergency”), Twenty One Pilots (“Tear in My Heart”), Mary Lambert (“Secrets”) and Robin Thicke (“Morning Sun”).

Meanwhile, Kesha is expected to release her next studio collection in 2017 via Kemosabe Records and RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from Captain Cuts, Taylor Parks, Stuart Crichton, Chelcee Grimes, Sacha Skarbek, Wrabel, and Justin Tranter.

Watch the music video for “We R Who We R” below.

[Musicians’ Galore] Brian Higgins

21 Dec

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Brian Higgins is a British record producer, who has written and produced albums and tracks for several successful pop music singers and groups, most notably Girls Aloud, Sugababes and The Saturdays, through his Xenomania production group. A key collaborator with Higgins is Miranda Cooper, who shares co-writing credits in nearly all Xenomania-written tracks.

Some of his notable credits include “All I Wanna Do” (Dannii Minogue), “Do Me Wrong” (Melanie Blatt), “Little Miss Perfect” (Abs), “The Boy Does Nothing” (Alesha Dixon), “If You Go” (Sophie Ellis Bextor), “Mr. Bright Eyes” (Rebecca Ferguson), “Pretend It’s Okay” (Little Mix), “Giving You Up” (Kylie Minogue), “Funny How” (Rachel Stevens) and “Come a Little Closer” (LIV).

Higgins has also teamed up with musicians including Tim Powell, Lisa Cowling, Wayne Hector, Niara Scarlett, MNEK, Giselle Sommerville, Jon Shave, Tove Lo, Paul Barry, Carla Marie Williams, Nick Coler, Jody Lei, Tim Lacrombe, Sacha Collisson, Luke Fitton, Toby Scott, Yusra Maru’e, Matt Grey, Kieran Jones, Steve Torch, Fred Falke, Jonny Coffer, Alex Vargas, Jason Resch, and Chris Lowe.

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

Starley hints at new music with Salaam Remi

21 Dec

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Starley has hinted at new music with Salaam Remi.

“Got something coming for you that’s I’m super excited about! All smiles over here with Salaam Remi and manager, Elissa Felman,” the singer-songwriter posted to Instagram on Tuesday (December 20, 2016).

Remi recently co-produced two songs on Anthony Hamilton’s latest studio collection under Mister’s Music / RCA Records, “What I’m Feelin,” alongside James Poyser – “Amen” and “Take You Home.”

His extensive resume boasts further works with Jazmine Sullivan (“Dumb”), Mack Wilds (“Own It”), Jordin Sparks (“They Don’t Give”), Ella Henderson (“Hard Work”), Alicia Keys (“Girl on Fire”), Nelly Furtado (“Enemy”), Melanie Fiona (“Running”) and Amy Winehouse (“Stronger Than Me”).

Meanwhile, Starley – birth name Starley Marie Hope – is expected to release her first project in 2017 via Tinted Records and Epic Records.

Current single “Call on Me” – which was co-written and produced by Peter “P-Money” Wadams – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Call on Me” below.

Chris Loco hints at new collaboration with Anne-Marie

21 Dec

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Chris Loco has hinted at a new collaboration with Anne-Marie.

“Magical vocals today w the top banana @annemarieiam,” the British record producer and songwriter posted on his Instagram profile.

Loco recently produced / co-wrote five songs on Emeli Sande’s sophomore studio collection “Long Live the Angels” – “Breathing Underwater,” “Give Me Something,” “Somebody,” “Babe” and “Garden.”

His other credits include “Rather Be with You” (Sinead Harnett), “You Don’t Know” (Justine Skye), “All My Love” (Etta Bond), “StaitJacket” (Raleigh Ritchie), “Gravity” (Ella Eyre) and “Fine” (Kylie Minogue).

Meanwhile, Anne-Marie is scheduled to release her debut album – featuring promotional singles “Alarm,” “Peak,” “Gentleman” and “Breathing Fire” – in 2017 via Major Tom’s Music and Asylum Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Fraser T. Smith, Bless Beats, Greg Wells, Rick Nowels, Jesse Shatkin, Knox Brown, Digital Farm Animals, Jim Eliot, Cass Lowe, and Jamie Scott.

Fans of Loco’s production and songwriting works, on the other hand, should look out for the next projects by Camille Purcell, Jessie Reyez, Becky Hill, Taya, RAYE, Dua Lipa, and Tamera Foster.

Watch the music video for “Karate” below.

Molly Kate Kestner releases music video for new single “Good Die Young”

20 Dec

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Molly Kate Kestner has released the music video for her new single online.

The singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Good Die Young” to her YouTube channel on Monday (December 19, 2016).

“Good Die Young” – now available for download via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Emily Warren (Dua Lipa, Sean Paul) and Nick Ruth (Nick Jonas, Zara Larsson).

Kestner’s upcoming debut project, on the other hand, is scheduled arrive in 2017 via Artist Partner Group / Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Toby Gad, Autumn Rowe, David Hodges, Lauren Christy, Andrew Cedar, Rosina Russell, Adam Argyle, Brandyn Burnette, Andrew Jackson, and JHart.

Watch the music video for “Good Die Young” below.

Fergie premieres music video for new single “Life Goes On”

17 Dec

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Fergie has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The singer-songwriter – real name Stacy Ferguson – posted the visual clip for “Life Goes On” to her Vevo channel on Friday (December 16, 2016).

“Life Goes On” – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Tristan Prettyman and George Pajon Jr. with collective production duties from Toby Gad and Keith Harris.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Fergie will release her sophomore album “Double Dutchess” in 2017 via will.i.am Music Group / Interscope Records.

The keenly-awaited project follows 2006’s “The Dutchess,” which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “London Bridge,” “Clumsy” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”

Watch the music video for “Life Goes On” below.

Liv Dawson unveils new promotional single “Last Time”

17 Dec

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Liv Dawson has unveiled her new promotional single online.

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

The track was written by Dawson alongside Tobias Jesso Jr. (Adele, John Legend) and Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dawson’s upcoming debut album is expected to be released in 2017 via Method Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from TMS (Jess Glynne), Lucy “Pawws” Taylor (Dua Lipa), Sam Romans (Craig David), Frances (Karen Harding) and KNIGHTSTARR (Mollie King).

Listen to the audio clip for “Last Time” below.