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Tinashe drafts Shungudzo, MNEK for new collaboration

12 Nov

American singer/songwriter Tinashe Jorgensen Kachingwe, known mononymously as Tinashe, has drafted Shungudzo and MNEK for a new song entitled “Eat You Up” (as per ASCAP Reportery).

Having contributed to the next projects by Ella Henderson, Liza Owen, Alina Baraz and Sabina Ddumba; Shungudzo (aka Alexandra Govere) is responsible for co-penning Little Mix’s “Touch,” The Chainsmokers’ “It Won’t Kill Ya,” Louisa Johnson’s “Best Behaviour,” and Jessie Ware’s “Your Domino.”

Meanwhile, recent songwriting/production credits by MNEK include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Raye’s “You Don’t Know Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Olly Murs’ “Private.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Tinashe is expected to release her sophomore studio collection “Joyride” early next year via RCA Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Aquarius” reportedly delivers additional alliances from StarGate, Ester Dean, Supa Dups, Nineteen85, Fred Ball, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, BloodPop, Hitmaka, Gabrielle Nowee, A1, Komi Al-Hakam, Benny Cassette, Jonas Jeberg, Sam Hook, Eyelar, Arrow Benjamin, and Nova Wav.

Stream the audio clip for Shungudzo’s “Long Live the Billionaire” below.

Tinashe enlists NOVA WAV for new collaboration

27 Aug

Tinashe has enlisted NOVA WAV for a new collaboration.

The American songwriting and production duo (composed of Denisia “Blu June” Andrews and Brittany “Chi” Coney) are responsible for Kehlani’s “CRZY,” taken from the artist’s debut studio collection “SweetSexySavage,” which peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

NOVA WAV’s resume boasts further works with Ariana Grande (“Best Mistake”), Britney Spears (“Hard to Forget Ya”), August Alsina (“Drugs”), Tessanne Chin (“Love Suicide”) and Bobby Valentino (“Tipsey Love”).

Meanwhile, Tinashe is expected to release her sophomore album “Joyride” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jonas Jeberg, Sam Hook, Komi Hakam, Ester Dean, Arrow Benjamin, Hitmaka, Max Martin, Benny Cassette, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, BloodPop, and Stargate.

Tinashe’s current promotional single “Flame” – which was co-written by Ilsey Juber, Simon Wilcox, Nasri Atweh, and Nolan “Sir Nolan” Lambroza – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Flame” below.

Liza Owen teams with Cedric Gervais on new single “Somebody New”

23 Jun

British singer/songwriter Liza Owen has teamed up with French DJ and house music producer Cedric Gervais for his new single “Somebody New,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Owen alongside Asia Whiteacre, whose other credits include Hey Violet’s “O.D.D.,” Astrid S’s “Breathe,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls,” and Sophie & The Bom Boms’ “Creme De La Creme.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Owen is expected to release her upcoming debut project – featuring the Goldfingers-produced “Better with Me” and Ali Tamposi & Robopop-assisted “Don’t Call Me Baby” – later this year via Lava Records and Republic Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions from Knighstarr, Digital Farm Animals, Youthonix, Maestro the Baker, Benny Cassette, Mick Schultz, Luke Fitton, Sam Sumser, and Mac & Phil.

On the songwriting front, Owen has worked with Rachel Furner, Danny Parker, Ilsey Juber, Jesse St. John, Shungudzo Kuyimba, Ed Drewett, Chloe Angelides, Brian Lee, Sarah Hudson, Philip Plested, Negin Djafari, Levi Lennox, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, JHart, Tayla Parx, Andrew Watt, and Lauren Aquilina.

Stream the audio clip for “Somebody New” below.

Benny Cassette drops new single “Sunrise Sunset”

31 Mar

Benny Cassette has dropped his new single online.

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

The track also marks the first promotional cut from Cassette’s upcoming project under Warner Music Group / Warner Bros. Records.

Fans of the American record producer, singer, and songwriter’s work should keep an eye on the next projects by Lily Allen, Kai, Marsha Ambrosius, Pussy Riot, Tinashe, Astrid S, Bebe Rexha, Keri Hilson, Elle Varner, Sevyn Streeter, Becky Hill, Pia Mia, Jacob Banks, and Chloe x Halle.

His previous credits include The Band Perry’s “Live Forever,” Mary Lambert’s “Secrets,” Wynter Gordon’s “Bleeding Out,” Stacy Barthe’s “Live for Today,” Allen Stone’s “Barbwire,” Moxie’s “Dirty Lights,” Dev’s “Honey Dip,” Lil Debbie’s “California Sweetheart,” and Miguel’s “NWA.”

The G.O.O.D. Music signee’s resume boasts further works with fellow producers and songwriters such as Ricky Reed, MoZella, Eric Rosse, Jenna Andrews, Talay Riley, Chelsea Lena, Jennifer Decilveo, RedOne, Sarah Hudson, Freddy Wexler, Tim Anderson, Chris Spilfogel, D’Mile, Micah Powell, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Listen to the audio clip for “Sunrise Sunset” below.

Astrid S announces new single details

1 Mar

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Astrid S has announced the details for her new single.

The Norwegian singer/songwriter – real name Astrid Smeplass – christened “Breathe” as the lead promotional single from her upcoming debut album and will release it on March 10 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Anastasia Whiteacre (Rachel Platten, Hailee Steinfeld), Rickard Goransson (Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato) and Oscar Holter (Sabina Ddumba, Ellie Goulding).

As mentioned in various media outlets, Astrid S’ first studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Jin Jin, Negin Djafari, Fiona Bevan, Noonie Bao, Ina Wroldsen, Max McElligott, Sasha Sloan, Justin Tranter, and Taylor Parks.

Album producers include Alex Hope, Thomas Troelsen, Cass Lowe, Fred Ball, Digital Farm Animals, Jamie Hartman, Axident, Two Inch Punch, GRADES, Starsmith, Joel Little, MNEK, Benny Cassette, and Captain Cuts.

Watch the music video for “Hurts So Good” below.

Kai teams up with Justin Raisen for a new collaboration

28 Feb

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Canadian singer/songwriter Kai has teamed up with Justin Raisen for a new collaboration.

The American producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist is known for his works with Charli XCX (“Nuclear Seasons”), Santigold (“Who I Thought You Were”), Kylie Minogue (“If Only”), Sky Ferreira (“You’re Not the One”), Alex Winston (“We Got Nothing”), Theophilus London (“Why Even Try?”), Kim Gordon (“Murdered Out”), Ariel Pink (“Picture Me Gone”), Little Boots (“Satellite”), and Angel Olsen (“Shut Up Kiss Me”).

Raisen’s extensive resume boasts further works with fellow musicians Ariel Rechtshaid, Daniel Nigro, Ashlee Gardner, Rivers Cuomo, Jordan Benik, Remi Nicole, Mary Raisen, and Jeremiah “Nugget” Raisen.

Meanwhile, Kai – real name Alessia De Gasperis-Brigante – is expected to release her debut project later this year.

On the still-untitled collection, the Canadian singer/songwriter has reportedly teamed up with producers Benny Cassette (Kandace Springs), BURNS (Louisa Johnson), Two Inch Punch (Kacy Hill), Joel Little (Ellie Goulding), Malay (John Legend), Daniel Heath (Lana Del Rey) and Banx & Ranx (Olly Murs).

Amongst the songwriters Kai has worked with are Jenna Andrews (Kiesza), Samuel Dew (Taylor Swift), Philip Plested (Ella Henderson), Simon Wilcox (Nick Jonas), Danny Parker (James Blunt) and Teddy Geiger (Shawn Mendes).

Watch the music video for “Never Be Like You” below.

Marsha Ambrosius teams up with Benny Cassette for new collaboration

5 Feb

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Marsha Ambrosius has teamed up with Benny Cassette for a new collaboration.

“If you know how amazing @MarshaAmrbrosius is, then you know how happy I was to have her come in and get on a record today,” the American music producer and songwriter tweeted on Saturday (February 04, 2017).

Cassette’s resume boasts credits with The Band Perry (“Stay in the Dark”), Mary Lambert (“Secrets”), Wynter Gordon (“Bleeding Out”), Stacy Barthe (“Live for Today”), Allen Stone (“Barbwire”), Moxie (“Dirty Lights”), Dev (“Honey Dip”), Lil Debbie (“California Sweetheart”) and Miguel (“NWA”).

Amongst the other artists Cassette has worked with are Elle Varner, Becky Hill, Kandace Springs, Raleigh Ritchie, Sevyn Streeter, Ferras, Keri Hilson, Jacob Banks, Pussy Riot, Lily Allen, Taylor Momsen, and Chloe x Halle.

Meanwhile, Ambrosius is expected to release her third studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers productions from Eric Hudson (Ne-Yo, Keyshia Cole), Harmony Samuels (Brandy, Kelly Rowland), Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Emeli Sande) and Focus (Amerie, Jennifer Lopez).

Ambrosius’ previous studio collection, 2014’s “Friends & Lovers,” debuted at number twelve on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “Run” and “Stronger.”

Watch the music video for “Entertain Us” below.