Tag Archives: Benjamin Blanco

FKA twigs enlists Hit-Boy for new collaboration

30 Mar

British singer/songwriter Tahliah Barnett, professionally known as FKA twigs, has teamed up with Hit-Boy for a new collaboration.

The American record producer, born Chauncey Hollis, is known for his works with Beyonce (“Bow Down”), Kelly Rowland (“Lay it On Me”), Mary J. Blige (“Stronger”), Rihanna (“Watch n’ Learn”), Nicki Minaj (“Feeling Myself”), Mariah Carey (“Thirsty”), Tinashe (“Joyride”) and Chloe x Halle (“Red Lights”).

Meanwhile, twigs is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album is scheduled to arrive later this year via Young Turks Recordings.

The follow-up to 2014’s “LP1” reportedly yields additional ontributions from Rick Nowels (Lana Del Rey, Sabrina Claudio), Benny Blanco (Kacy Hill, The Weeknd), Two Inch Punch (Kali Uchis, Jessie Ware), Andrew Wyatt (Dua Lipa, Bruno Mars) and Levi Lennox (Raye, Zayn Malik).

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Hit-Boy’s works!

Mikky Ekko debuts music video for new single “U”

14 Jan

Mikky03

Mikky Ekko has debuted the music video for his new single online.

The singer/songwriter – real name John Stephen Sudduth – posted the visual clip for “U” to his Vevo page on Tuesday (January 13, 2015).

“U” – which was produced by Blood Diamonds – appears on the artist’s upcoming debut album, “Time,” out on January 20 via RCA Records.

The highly-anticipated project also features previous promotional cuts “Kids,” “Pull Me Down,” “Mourning Doves” and “Smile.”

On the production front, Ekko has teamed with Stargate (Usher, Mariah Carey), Benny Blanco (Miguel, Jessie Ware), Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Sam Smith), Clams Casino (Tinashe, Jhene Aiko) and Greg Kurstin (Beyonce, Katy Perry).

Having worked with Rihanna on international hit single “Stay,” he also contributed to the next studio collection by British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding.

Watch the video for “U” below.

Jessie Ware debuts new song “Pieces”

6 Oct

Jessie05

Jessie Ware has debuted a new song online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the audio clip for “Pieces” to her official SoundCloud page on Monday (October 06, 2014).

The track was written by Jessie Ware and William “Tourist” Phillips along with Jimmy Napes, whose credits include Mary J. Blige’s “Nobody But You” [Capitol] and Gorgon City’s “Unmissable” [Virgin EMI].

Production duties on “Pieces” were handled by Emile Haynie, who is also responsible for Lana Del Rey’s “Blue Jeans” [Interscope], Emeli Sande’s “My Kind of Love” [Capitol] and FKA Twigs’ “Video Girl” [Yung Turks].

As previously reported, Ware’s next studio collection “Tough Love” is scheduled for release in the United Kingdom on October 13 via PMR / Island Records.

Current single “Say You Love Me” – which was co-written by fellow British artist Ed Sheeran and produced by Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch – is now available for download via iTunes (UK).

Listen to “Pieces” below.