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Craig David enlists Max Wolfgang for new collaboration

20 Dec

Craig David has enlisted Max Wolfgang for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter (born Max McElligot) has previously penned songs for Kygo & John Newman (“Never Let You Go”), Zayn Malik (“Back to Life”), Paloma Faith (“Loyal”), Kylie Minogue (“Your Body”), Chelcee Grimes (“Just Like That”), Jackson Penn (“Streetlights on Mars”) and Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran (“Lay It All On Me”).

Signed to Universal Music Publishing Group UK, McElligott has also contributed to the next projects by Dan Caplen, Ella Eyre, Kwabs, Zara Larsson, Birdy, Crystal Fighters, Dolapo, John Legend, Lennon Stella, Mae Muller, Olivia Deano, Stephen Puth, and Zak Abel.

Meanwhile, David is reportedly working on his upcoming eighth album with songwriters and producers including Fraser T. Smith, Cathy Dennis, Naughty Boy, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Ed Drewett, Nile Rodgers, Rachel Furner, ADP, Carmen Reece, Oliver Heldens, Grace Barker, Alan Sampson, and Banx & Ranx.

David’s last studio collection “The Time is Now,” which was released earlier this year, peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Heartline,” “I Know You” and “Magic.”

Stream the audio clip for “Brand New” below.

Melissa Steel hits the studio with Rymez, Jin Jin for a new collaboration

16 Dec

British singer/songwriter Melissa Steel has teamed up with Rodney “Rymez” Hwingwiri and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett for a new collaboration.

Rymez recently produced the entirety of Stefflon Don’s current project under Polydor Records, “Secure,” which features guest appearances from Future (“What You Want”), DJ Khaled (“Win”), Sean Paul (“Hurtin’ Me”), Ebenezer (“Uber”) and Tiggs Da Author (“Pretty Girl”).

Meanwhile, Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Jess Glynne (“Hold My Hand”), Tinie Tempah (“Not Letting Go”), Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”), Raye (“Decline”), Little Mix (“Grown”), Kiesza (“Don’t Want You Back”) and Sabrina Carpenter (“Alien”).

Steel’s upcoming project, on the other hand, reportedly delivers further contributions from Banx & Ranx, Caitlyn Scarlett, Ill Blu, Grace Ackerman, Alex Adair, Grace Barker, Knightstarr, Lekenah, TobyShyBoy, Dyo, Maestro Tha Baker, Chiara Hunter, ADP, Lauren Aquilina, and Diztortion.

Watch the music video for “Kisses for Breakfast” below.

Kali Uchis reunites with Josh Crocker for new collaboration

15 Dec

Colombian-American singer and songwriter Karly Loaiza, known professionally as Kali Uchis, has reunited with Josh Crocker for a new collaboration.

“Working out of a beautiful studio this week with @KaliUchis and @hcvstro manning the spaceship. Spoiled for choice with the vintage guitars!,” Crocker posted to his Instagram profile on Friday (December 14, 2018).

The British musician – who is signed to Universal Music Publishing UK – previously teamed up with Uchis on “Gotta Get Up (Interlude)” and “Feel Like a Fool,” taken from the Uchis’s debut album, “Isolation.”

Crocker’s songwriting and production resume boasts additional works with Celeste Waite (“Both Sides of the Moon” and “Lately”), Cosima Ehni (“WYD,” “Hymns for Him” and “Had to Feel Something”) and Mabel McVey (“My Boy My Town” and “Begging”).

Uchis’ debut album “Isolation,” which was released earlier this year via RCA Records,” peaked to number thirty-two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles “Tyrant,” “Nuestro Planeta,” “After the Storm” and “Just a Stranger.”

Stream the audio clip for “Feel Like a Fool” below.

 

Hamzaa teams with Fred Cox for new collaboration

13 Dec

British singer/songwriter Hamzaa Malika, known mononymously as Hamzaa, has teamed up with Fred Cox for a new collaboration.

Cox is responsible for co-writing and producing Olivia Nelson’s “Back When,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Grace,” Kiah Victoria’s “Treat Me,” Chloe Leone’s “Comfortably Me,” Tanika’s “Fuck Boy,” Denai Moore’s “Leave it Up to You,” Heather Chelan’s “My Man,” and Zak Abel’s “Rock Bottom.”

Cox’s resume boasts additional works with Craig David, Ella Henderson, Janelle Monae, Maverick Sabre, Fabienne Holloway, Jaz Karis, Idris Elba, Grace Carter, Tori Kelly, Dan Caplen, Raye, Kara Marni, James Morrison, Amy Wadge, Fiona Bevan, Liam Bailey, Kenzie May, Anne-Marie, and Josef Salvat.

Photo Credit: Heather Chelan

Meanwhile, Hamzaa’s debut EP “First Signs of Me” – featuring six songs in the shape of “You,” “Saving Grace,” “Nothing Can Be Done,” “Stranded Love,” “Breathing” and “Red” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming project – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from TMS (Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes) and Iain James – is scheduled to arrive next year via Parlophone Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Nothing Can Be Done” below.

 

 

 

Maverick Sabre confirms details for third album “When I Wake Up”

11 Dec

Maverick Sabre has confirmed the details for his upcoming album.

The British singer, songwriter, and record producer christened his third studio collection, “When I Wake Up,” and will release it on March 22, 2019 via FAMM.

Current promotional single “Her Grace” – which was collectively produced by Sabre alongside Charlie Perry and Adam “New Machine” Jordan – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides fellow recording artist Jorja Smith, who provides guest vocals on the track “Slow Down,” the follow-up to 2015’s “Innerstanding” also boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Dan “Utters” Radclyffe, Ed Thomas, Liam Bailey, and Prashant “Engine Earz” Mistry.

See the tracklisting for “When I Wake Up” below.

(1) Preach / (2) Drifting / (3) Into Nirvana / (4) Guns in the Distance / (5) Don’t Talk About It / (6) Slow Down / (7) Her Grace / (8) Weakness / (9) A Mile Away / (10) Big Smoke / (11) Into Hope / (12) War / (13) Glory

Alicia Keys enlists Tricky Stewart for new collaboration

11 Dec

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has enlisted Christopher “Tricky” Stewart for a new collaboration.

Stewart’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Single Ladies”), Mariah Carey (“Touch My Body”), Rihanna (“Umbrella”), Mary J. Blige (“Just Fine”), Ciara (“Ride”), Brooke Valentine (“Girl Fight”), Brandy (“Louboutins”), Toni Braxton (“Missin'”) and Whitney Houston (“I Look to You”).

Besides regular collaborator Terius “The-=Dream” Nash, Stewart has also worked with songwriters including Traci Hale, Penelope Magnet, Kandi Burruss, Ester Dean, Crystal Nicole, Shelly Peiken, Katrina Willis, Michelle Bell, Candice Nelson, Keri Hilson, Shamora Crawford, and Lindsey “Mavelle” Gilbert.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her eighth studio collection in 2019 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2016’s “Here” reportedly delivers further productions and songwriting contributions from DaHeala, Foy Vance, Arrow Benjamin, Fred Ball, Emile Haynie, Stacy Barthe, Johnny McDaid, Andrew Wyatt, Jeff Bhasker, Linda Perry, Asia Whiteacre, Pierre Medor, and Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea.

Stream the audio clip for “She Don’t Really Care” below.

 

Normani drafts Pharrell Williams for debut album

11 Dec

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei, known mononymously as Normani, has enlisted Pharrell Williams for her upcoming debut album.

Williams’s recent songwriting and production credits include Ariana Grande’s “The Light is Coming,” Travis Scott’s “Skeletons,” Janelle Monae’s “I Got the Juice,” Camila Cabello’s “Sangria Wine,” Justin Timberlake’s “Man of the Woods,” and The Carters’ “Apeshit.”

His last studio collection under Columbia Records, 2014’s “Girl,” debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Marilyn Monroe,” “Come Get it Bae” and “Gust of Wind.”

Meanwhile, Normani current single “Waves” – featuring 6LACK – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records, Normani has also worked with producers Stargate, Boi-1da, D’Mile, Joel Little, The-Dream, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, DJ Mustard, and The Rascals.

Stream the audio clip for “Waves” below.