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Stacy Barthe teases new collaboration with Tiwa Savage

16 Jan

Stacy Barthe has teased a new collaboration with Tiwa Savage.

“@TiwaSavage it’s one thing to be a fan but to be in your presence is a whole different thing. Can’t wait for the world to hear this magic. Thank you for everything!” the American singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

Barthe is known for co-writing Beyonce’s “Brown Skin Girl,” Rihanna’s “Cheers,” Elle Varner’s “Kinda Love,” Alicia Keys’ “Limitedless,” Katy Perry’s “Hummingbird Heartbeat,” and Britney Spears’ “Blur.”

She has also contributed to the next releases by John Legend, Brandy, Sevyn Streeter, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Jojo, David Guetta, and H.E.R.

Meanwhile, Savage’s latest promotional single “Owo Mi Da” – which was produced by Moses Philips – is now available via via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming album is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music South Africa in partnership with Capitol Records and Motown Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Owo Mi Da” below.

 

Kara Marni reunites with MNEK for new collaboration

7 Jan

Kara Marni has reunited with MNEK for a new collaboration.

MNEK previously co-wrote “Love Just Ain’t Enough” for Marni alongside Sebastian Kole and Invisible Men (aka George Astasio, Jason Pebworth and Jonathan Shave). The track appears on Marni’s debut mini-album of the same name, which was released in 2018 via Access Records.

MNEK’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Beyonce (“Hold Up”), Christina Aguilera (“Deserve”), Jojo (“Good Thing”), Karen Harding (“Say Something”), Craig David (“Change My Love”), Zara Larsson (“Ain’t My Fault”), Dua Lipa (“IDGAF”) and Little Mix (“Touch”).

Meanwhile, Marni’s most recent EP “No Logic” – featuring 7 songs in the shape of “Lose My Love,” “Opposite,” “Caught Up,” “All Night, Pt. I,” “No Logic,” “Lay Your Blame,” and “All Night, Pt. II” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming project reportedly boasts additional contributions from Cadenza, Nadine Samuels, Loxe, Carmen Reece, Mike Woods, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Che Pope, Jay Mooncie, Autumn Rowe, Dayyon Alexander, Chiara Hunter, and Sons of Sonix.

Watch the music video for “Caught Up” below.

Stacy Barthe teams up with Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis for new collaboration

5 Jan

Stacy Barthe has teamed up with Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis for a new collaboration.

The American record producer is known for helming Whitney Houston’s “My Love is Your Love,” Sharkira’s “Hips Don’t Lie,” Estelle’s “No Substitute Love,” Mary J. Blige’s “Don’t Mind,” Ashanti’s “The Woman You Love,” Keyshia Cole’s “Wonderland,” Miguel’s “Do You,” and Keri Hilson’s “All the Boys.”

Barthe’s debut studio album “Becoming” – featuring productions from Malay, Benny Cassette, and Darhyl “DJ” Camper – was released in 2015 via John Legend’s Homeschool Records in partnership with Motown Records.

Her songwriting resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Brown Skin Girl”), Rihanna (“Cheers”), Alicia Keys (“Limitedless”), Teyana Taylor (“Outta My League”), Marsha Ambrosius (“So Good”), Bridget Kelly (“Carry My Cross”), Melanie Fiona (“Like I Love You”) and Elle Varner (“Kinda Love”).

Stream the audio clip for “Flawed Beautiful Creatures” below.

 

 

Snoh Aalegra teams up with The Neptunes for new collaboration

19 Dec

Snoh Aalegra has teamed up with The Neptunes for a new collaboration.

Composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, The Neptunes recently helmed nine songs on Justin Timberlake’s last album “Man of the Woods” including “Midnight Summer Jam,” “Higher, Higher,” “Wave,” “Supplies,” “Flannel,” “Montana,” “Breeze of the Pond” and “Livin’ Off the Land.”

The songwriting and production duo are also responsible for Kelis’ “Caught Out There,” Britney Spears’ “I’m a Slave 4 U,” Usher’s “U Don’t Have to Call,” Beyonce’s “Work it Out,” Toni Braxton’s “Hit the Freeway,” Mariah Carey’s “Say Something,” and Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl.”

Meanwhile, Aalegra’s most recent single “Whoa” – which was co-written and produced by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her debut album “Ugh, Those Feels Again” features additional contributions from NO ID, Harold Lilly, Marcus James, Jonah Christian, Matthew Burnett, Riley Bell, Johan Lenox, Maneesh, Joel Compass, Doctor O, Nes, Rob Holladay, Cam O’bi, Dee Lilly, Luke James, and Steve Wyreman of Cocaine 80s.

Watch the music video for “Whoa” below.

 

Jorja Smith enlists Dre Skull for new collaboration

14 Dec

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Jorja Smith has enlisted Dre Skull for a new collaboration.

The American musician (born Andrew Hershey) recently produced and co-wrote “Bad Behaviour” for Polydor recording artist Mabel McVey. The track appears on Mabel’s debut studio album, “High Expectations,” which peaked to number three on the UK Albums Chart.

Dre Skull’s resume boasts additional works with Burna Boy (“Show & Tell”), Drake’s (“Too Much”), PartyNextDoor (“Not Nice”), Justine Skye (“Maybe”), Santigold (“Crashing Your Party”), Lily Allen (“What You Waiting For”), Wiz Kid (“Daddy Yo”), Tkay Maidza (“Follow Me”) and Popcaan (“Silence”).

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Meanwhile, Smith is currently working on new music with Ronald “Flippa” Colson (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj), Jeff Gitty (Tori Kelly, Lianne La Havas), Marlon Roudette (Jada Kingdom, Zara Larsson) and P2J (Jaz Karis, Tanika Bailey).

Her recent single “Be Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Amira “Miraa May” Benameur and collectively produced by Oliver “Cadenza” Rodigan and Andron “IzyBeats” Cross – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Be Honest” below.

Usher unleashes new single “Don’t Waste My Time” with Ella Mai

13 Dec

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Usher has unleashed his new single online.

“Don’t Waste My Time” – featuring Ella Mai – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by regular collaborators Jermaine Dupri and Bryan Michael Cox, who previously teamed up with Usher on singles “U Got It Bad,” “U-Turn” and “Confessions Part II,” taken from the albums “8701” (2001) and “Confessions” (2004), respectively.

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Usher’s upcoming ninth album, tentatively entitled “Confessions 2,” is expected to arrive early next year via Brand Usher / RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Danja, Rico Love, Sean Garrett, Mike Sabath, Stacy Barthe, Ryan Toby, Uforo Ebong, JHart, Sebastian Kole, Harmony Samuels, Ghoss, Akil King, Verse Simmonds, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Waste My Time” below.

Amber Mark teams up with Marlon Roudette, Trey Campbell for new collaboration

8 Dec

American singer/songwriter Amber Mark has teamed up with Marlon Roudette and Trey Campbell for a new collaboration.

Roudette’s songwriting resume boasts works with Mabel (“Finders Keepers”), Jax Jones (“Ring Ring”), Sinead Harnett (“Unconditional”), Alex Clare (“Crazy to Love You”), Louisa Johnson (“Roads to Rome”), Siobhan Donaghey (“Twist of Fate”), Nico Santos (“Say You Won’t Go”) and SBTRKT (“I Feel Your Pain”).

Meanwhile, Campbell is responsible for co-writing Ella Mai’s “Gut Feeling,” Bebe Rexha’s “Atmosphere,” Banks’ “Look What You’re Doing to Me,” Maad’s “Black Ice,” Noah Cyrus’ “Sadness,” Gallant’s “Sharpest Edges,” Adam Lamber’s “Two Fux,” and Marsha Ambrosius’ “Flood.”

Amber’s most recent single “What If” – which was co-written and produced by Jeffrey “Jeff Gitty” Gitelman – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming and currently-untitled debut album – featuring further contributions from Mark Ralph, Two Inch Punch, Sarah Aarons, and Noah Breakfast – is expected to arrive early next year via Virgin EMI Records.

Stream the audio clip for “What If” below.