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Adam Lambert teams with Big Taste for new collaboration

29 Mar

Adam Lambert has teamed up with Big Taste for a new collaboration.

The New Zealand vocalist, songwriter and record producer – born Leroy Clampitt – is known for his works with Justin Bieber (“Company”), Maty Noyes (“Falling Out of Love”), Jake Miller (“Overnight”), MAALA (“Hush”), Sage the Gemini (“Now and Later”), Train (“Ziplock of Sunshine”), Jupiter Project (“You and Me”), Boulevards (“The Spot”) and JAHKOY (“Hold Your Hand”).

Big Taste’s resume boasts additional collaborations with fellow songwriters/producers including Joe London, Amanda “MNDR” Warner, James “JHart” Abrahart, Rachel “RAYE” Keen, Fred Gibson, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Rachel “RAYE” Keen, Ian Kirkpatrick, and James “Gladius” Wong.

Meanwhile, Lambert is reportedly working on his fourth album and is expected to release it later this year via Warner Brothers Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “The Original Hight” reportedly boasts further productions from Axident (Astrid S, Jason Derulo), Leland (Selena Gomez, Troye Sivan), BloodPop (Madonna, Lady GaGa) and MNEK (Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Ilsey Juber (Noah Cyrus, Ellie Goulding), Sarah Hudson (Charli XCX, Katy Perry) and Ferras Al-Qaisi (Idina Menzel, Erika Jayne).

Stream “The Original High” below.

Halsey drafts Greg Kurstin for sophomore album

29 Mar

American singer/songwriter Halsey has enlisted Greg Kurstin for her upcoming sophomore album, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.”

The Grammy award-winning record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s recent credits include Brooke Candy’s “Living Out Loud,” Niall Horan’s “This Town,” Sia’s “The Greatest,” Shura’s “Tongue Tied,” Gwen Stefani’s “Rare,” and Frances’ “Say it Again.”

Kurstin’s extensive resume boasts further works with Adele (“Hello”), Beyonce (“Standing on the Sun”), Kylie Minogue (“Wow”), Britney Spears (“Rock Me In”), Selena Gomez (“Whiplash”), Charli XCX (“Famous”), Ellie Goulding (“Burn”), Sky Ferreira (“Red Lips”) and Carly Rae Jepsen (“Boy Problems”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, “Hopeless Fountain Kingdom” is scheduled to arrive on June 2 via Astralwerks / Capitol Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Badlands” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Benny Blanco (Rihanna, Ed Sheeran), Captain Cuts (Kesha, Bebe Rexha), Tim Anderson (BANKS, Lana Del Rey), The Futuristics (G-Eazy, Camila Cabello) and Ricky Reed (Meghan Trainor, Jason Derulo).

Halsey’s current single “Not Afraid Anymore” – which was co-written by Nasri Atweh and Adam Messinger of The Messengers alongside Canadian record producer Jason “DaHeala” Quenneville – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Greg Kurstin’s work below!

Kelela reunites in the studio with Arca

29 Mar

American singer/songwriter Kelela Mizanekristos has reunited with Arca for a new collaboration.

The pair previously teamed up on “A Message” and “Hallucinogen,” taken from Kelela’s 2015 mini-album, “Hallucinogen.”

Arca’s resume boasts further works with FKA twigs (“Papi Pacify”), Bjork (“Mouth Mantra”), Kanye West (“New Slaves”) and Frank Ocean (“Mine”).

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

Meanwhile, Kelela’s still-untitled debut album – featuring contributions from Ariel Rechtshaid, Damon Albarn, and Jeremiah “Nugget” Raisen – is expected to arrive later this year via Cherry Coffee Music/ Warp Records.

Additionally, the “Rewind” star recently provided guest vocals on tracks performed by artists/acts including Solange (“Scales”), Clams Casino (“A Breath Away”), Danny Brown (“From the Ground”) and Marcelline & TRNSGNDR/VHS (“Dangerzone”).

Watch the music video for “Reverie” below.

Mick Schultz teases new collaboration with Kelly Rowland

28 Mar

Mick Schultz has teased a new collaboration with Kelly Rowland.

“Recording something special with @kellyrowland,” the American record producer and songwriter tweeted on Monday (March 27, 2017).

Schultz’s production and songwriting credits include Jeremih’s “Birthday Sex,” Zendaya’a “Replay,” SoMo’s “Show Off,” Jessie James’ “Psycho Girlfriend,” Jenna Andrews’ “Oil & Water,” and Rihanna’s “Desperado.”

His extensive resume boasts further works with artists/fellow musicians Maejor, Tiffany Fred, Paul “Phamous” Shelton, Lights, James Fauntleroy, Chloe Angelides, Iain James, Stephenie Jones, Claude Kelly, Liza Owen, Jesse St. John, Pia Mia, Stanaj, Rook Monroe, Georgia Ku, Derrus Rachel, and Euanitta.

Meanwhile, Rowland is expected to release her upcoming fifth album, which serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Talk a Good Game,” later this year.

Other producers expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Tricky Stewart (Nicole Scherzinger), The-Dream (Celine Dion), Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph (Jennifer Lopez), Dem Jointz (Brandy), Maejor (Justin Bieber), Shea Taylor (Ne-Yo) and Mel & Mus (Keyshia Cole).

On the songwriting front, Rowland has reportedly teamed up with Diane Warren (Whitney Houston), Angie Beyince (Destiny’s Child), Traci Hale (Britney Spears), Shane Stevens (Ariana Grande), Nash Overstreet (Meghan Trainor), Verse Simmonds (Chris Brown) and Rock City (Keri Hilson).

Watch the music video for “Kisses Down Low” below.

Years & Years team up with Alex Hope for new collaboration

27 Mar

British electronica trio Years & Years – composed of Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy, and Emre Turkmen – have teamed up with Alex Hope for a new collaboration.

The Australian songwriter, producer and musician is known for her works with Wrabel (“11 Blocks”), Troye Sivan (“Wild”), Broods (“Freak of Nature”), Guy Sebastian (“The Pause”), Jessica Mauboy (“The Palace”), Taylor Henderson (“When You Were Mine”), Laura Welsh (“Sex & Violence”), Jamie Lawson (“Tell Me Again”) and Tina Arena (“Only Lonely”).

Hope’s extensive resume boasts additional alliances with artists and fellow musicians such as Joel Little, Grace Sewell, Hayley Warner, Kacy Hill, Jarryd James, Sarah Hudson, JHart, Grimes, Stuart Crichton, Delta Goodrem, Louis Schoorl, Allie X, Jesse St. John, Grace Ackerman, Philip Plested, Fiona Bevan, Youthonix, Bram Inscore, Leland, Phil Thornalley, and Jack Antonoff.

Years and Years, on the other hand, are expected to release their sophomore album later this year via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Sarah Hudson (Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj), Justin Tranter (Betty Who, Jasmine Thompson) and Julia Michaels (Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber).

Years and Years’ first studio collection, 2015’s “Communion,” topped the UK Albums Chart and spawned alliances with TMS (“Worship”), Greg Kurstin (“King”), Mike Spencer (“Eyes Shut”) and Two Inch Punch (“Desire”).

Watch the music video for “Shine” below.

Skylar Grey hits the studio with Stephan Moccio

26 Mar

Skylar Grey has recorded new music with Stephan Moccio.

The Canadian record producer and songwriter previously teamed up with Grey on the track “I Know You,” taken from the original motion picture soundtrack, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

He is also known for working with major artists including The Weeknd (“Earned It”), Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”), Celine Dion (“A New Day Has Come”), Seal (“Daylight Saving”), Jon Bellion (“Fashion”), Ne-Yo (“Ballerina”), Maty Noyes (“London”) and James Blunt (“Don’t Give Me Those Eyes”).

Fans of Moccio’s work should keep an eye on the next projects by Skrillex, Jennifer Lopez, Meghan Trainor, Stanaj, Julia Michaels, Tori Kelly, Jasmine Thompson, Conrad Sewell, Jessie Ware, Avery Wilson, Lea Michele, Dua Lipa, Emeli Sande, Labrinth, Clare Maguire, Kiesza, and Lykki Li.

Meanwhile, Grey is reportedly working on her fourth album with the likes of Warren “Oak” Felder (Liam Payne, Rachel Platten), Sean Douglas (Charlie Puth, Bebe Rexha) and Jason Evigan (Ella Eyre, Andy Grammer).

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Natural Causes,” which spawned four singles in the shape of “Moving Mountains,” “Off Road,” “Come Up for Air” and “Lemonade.”

As a songwriter, Grey’s resume boasts works with G-Eazy (“Good Life”), Kehlani (“Gangsta”), Nicki Minaj (“Bed of Lies”), Zedd (“Clarity”), David Guetta (“Shot Me Down”), T.I. (“New National Anthem”), Diddy (“Coming Home”), Lupe Fiasco (“Words I Never Said”), Slaugherhouse (“Rescue Me”), Moby (“The Last Day”), Will.i.am (“Love Bullets”) and Eminem (“Love the Way You Lie”).

Listen to the audio clip for “I Know You” below.

Joel Compass hits the studio with Future Cut

25 Mar

British singer, songwriter, and record producer Joel Compass has recorded new material with Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola of Future Cut.

The Manchester-based songwriting and production duo are responsible for helming Lily Allen’s “Smile,” Olly Murs’ “Please Don’t Let Me Go,” Stooshe’s “Black Heart,” Little Mix’s “How Ya Doin,” Shakira’s “Gypsy,” Foxes’ “Let Go for Tonight,” Melanie Fiona’s “Ay Yo,” Laura Izibor’s “Shine,” Ella Eyre’s “Together,” Sky Ferreira’s “On the Wire,” and Whinnie Williams’ “Too Strong.”

Moreover, Future Cut have reportedly contributed to the next projects by DAKOTA, Karen Harding, Tamera Foster, Jess Glynne, Kenzie May, Marlon Roudette, Sigrid Solbakk, Ria Ritchie, and KStewart.

Compass, on the other hand, is currently working on his upcoming debut album, as well as helming songs for other artists.

His previous credits include FKA twigs’ “Kicks,” Tinashe’s “Touch Pass,” Lion Babe’s “Impossible,” Soultech’s “Collide,” Laura Welsh’s “Soft Control,” Jamie Cullum’s “Forever,” Charlene Soraia’s “I’ll Be There,” Beverley Knight’s “Marvellous Party,” New Medicine’s “Sun Goes Down,” and Seal’s “Monascow.”

Compass’ extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow artists and musicians such as Amanda Ghost, John Legend, Nicola Roberts, Ian Dench, Mabel McVey, Jonny Coffer, Maiday, Kid Harpoon, Jorja Smith, Shift K3Y, Rosina Russell, Knox Brown, Elli Ingram, Fred Cox, and RAYE.

His four promotional singles “Run,” “Fucked Up,” “Girlfriends” and “Forgive Me” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Future Cut’s work!