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Liam Payne drafts Soulshock & Karlin for debut album

16 Apr

Liam Payne has drafted Soulshock & Karlin for his debut solo album.

The Danish production and songwriting duo – composed of Carsten Schack and Kenneth Karlin – are known for helming Monica’s “Before You Walk Out of My Life,” Whitney Houston’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” Toni Braxton’s “I Love Me Some Him,” Tracie Spencer’s “It’s All About You (Not About Me),” Alesha Dixon’s “Breathe Slow,” Jojo’s “Leave (Get Out),” Fantasia’s “Truth Is,” Jamelia’s “DJ,” Solange’s “Sandcastle Disco,” and Cheryl’s “Happy Hour.”

Soulshock & Karlin’s extensive resume boasts further works with top songwriters including Andrea Martin, Cathy Dennis, Lindy Robbins, Makeba Riddick, Kandi Burruss, Tamara Savage, Shamora Crawford, Frankie Storm, Ina Wroldsen, Priscilla Renea, Heavynn Lumpkins, Wayne Hector, Harold Lilly, Mischke Butler, Claude Kelly, Rico Love, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, and Lil Eddie.

Meanwhile, Payne is expected to release his first studio collection later this year via Capitol Records (UK) and Republic Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Pharrell Williams (Ariana Grande), Digital Farm Animals (John Newman), Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Zaire Koalo (Chris Brown), Nick Monson (Selena Gomez), DannyBoyStyles (Charlie Puth) and Ben Billions (The Weeknd).

Fans of Soulshock & Karlin, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next projects by Nico & Vinz, K. Michelle, Sophia Black, and new Danish artist MAYA, who is signed to the duo’s recently-launched Souljam Publishing.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Soulshock & Karlin’s work!

The Weeknd reunites with Cashmere Cat for new album “Starboy”

21 Nov

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The Weeknd has reunited with Cashmere Cat for his upcoming third album.

“The Weeknd’s new album out on November 25, with 4 songs produced by me,” the Norwegian electronic musician posted on Twitter.

The pair previously teamed up on Cashmere Cat’s single “Wild Love,” which is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Cashmere Cat’s production resume boasts further works with Tinashe (“All Hands on Deck”), Miguel (“Going to Hell”), Charli XCX (“Red Balloon”), Ariana Grande (“Be My Baby”) and Britney Spears (“Just Luv Me”).

Meanwhile, The Weeknd will release his next studio collection “Starboy” – featuring singles “I Felt It Coming,” “False Alarm” and “Party Monster” – on November 25 via XO / Republic Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” delivers additional alliances with Belly, Doc McKinney, Ben Billions, Cirkut, Benny Blanco, Savan Kotecha, Billy Walsh, and Stephan Moccio.

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

The Weeknd unwraps new album “Starboy” tracklisting

18 Nov

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The Weeknd has unwrapped the tracklisting for his upcoming third album.

The Canadian singer-songwriter – real name Abel Tesfaye – will release “Starboy” on November 25 via XO / Republic Records.

Current single “False Alarm” was co-written by Ahmad “Belly” Balshe (Ariana Grande), Martin “Doc” McKinney (Drake), Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Katy Perry) and Benjamin “Ben Billion$” Diehl (BANKS).

Other musicians backing The Weeknd on the follow-up to 2015’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” are Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran), Savan Kotecha (Tori Kelly), Billy Walsh (Alicia Keys) and Stephan Moccio (John Legend).

The keenly-awaited collection also delivers guest appearances from Lana Del Rey (“Party Monster”), Kendrick Lamar (“Sidewalks”), Future (“All I Know”) and Daft Punk (“I Felt it Coming”).

Peep the tracklisting for “Starboy” below.

(1) Starboy / (2) Party Monster / (3) False Alarm / (4) Reminder / (5) Rockin’ / (6) Secrets / (7) True Colors / (8) Starboy (Interlude) / (9) Sidewalks / (10) Six Feet Under / (11) Love to Lay / (12) A Lonely Night / (13) Attention / (14) Ordinary Life / (15) Nothing Without You / (16) All I know / (17) Die for You / (18) I Felt it Coming

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The Weeknd premieres “False Alarm” music video

13 Oct

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The Weeknd has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The Canadian singer-songwriter – real name Abel Tesfaye – posted the visual clip for “False Alarm” to his Vevo channel on Thursday (October 13, 2016).

“False Alarm” is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was also co-written by The Weeknd alongside Ahmad “Belly” Balshe, Doc McKinney, Emanuel Nickerson, Henry “Cirkut” Walter and Benjamin “Ben Billion$” Diehl.

As mentioned in earlier posts, The Weeknd’s third studio collection “Starboy” is scheduled to arrive on November 25 via XO / Republic Records.

The keenly-awaited project follows 2015’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which debuted topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Can’t Feel My Face,” “In the Night” and “The Hills.”

Watch the music video for “False Alarm” below.

The Weeknd drops new single “False Alarm”

30 Sep

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The Weeknd has dropped his new single online.

“False Alarm” – which serves as the follow-up to previous single “Starboy” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The track was co-written by The Weeknd – real name Abel Tesfaye – alongside Ahmad “Belly” Balshe, Doc McKinney, Emanuel Nickerson, Henry “Cirkut” Walter and Benjamin “Ben Billion$” Diehl.

As mentioned in earlier posts, The Weeknd’s upcoming third studio collection “Starboy” is scheduled to hit stores and online outlets on November 25 via XO / Republic Records.

The keenly-awaited project follows 2015’s “Beauty Behind the Madness,” which debuted topped the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Can’t Feel My Face,” “In the Night” and “The Hills.”

Listen to the audio clip for “False Alarm” below.

BANKS liberates sophomore album “The Altar”

30 Sep

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BANKS has liberated her sophomore album online.

“The Altar” – featuring singles “Fuck with Myself,” “Gemini Feed,” “Mind Games” and “To the Hilt” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Harvest Records.

Amongst the musicians backing BANKS on “The Altar” are Al Shux, Jenna Andrews, SOHN, Tim Anderson, John Hill, Ben Billion$, DannyBoyStyles, Ahmad “Belly” Balshe, Chris Spilfogel, The ANMLS, and DJ Dahi.

BANKS’ debut studio collection, 2014’s “Goddess,” debuted at number 12 on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned singles including “Warm Water,” “Brain” and “Drowning.”

Stream “The Altar” below.

BANKS reunites with SOHN for new single “Gemini Feed”

3 Aug

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BANKS has debuted her new single online.

The singer-songwriter – real name Jillian Banks – posted the audio clip for “Gemini Feed” to her Vevo channel on Tuesday (August 02, 2016).

Production duties on “Gemini Feed” – now available for download via iTunes – were handled by Christopher “SOHN” Taylor, who previously teamed up with BANKS on “Goddess” tracks “Alibi” and “Waiting Game.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, BANKS’ second studio collection “The Altar” – featuring lead single “Fuck With Myself” – will hit stores and digital outlets on September 30 via Harvest Records.

Other album contributors include Al Shux (Lianne La Havas), Tim Anderson (Wynter Gordon), DJ Dahi (Kendrick Lamar), Lido (Ariana Grande), Jenna Andrews (The Band Perry), and Ben Billion$ (The Weekend).

Listen to the audio clip for “Gemini Feed” below.