Tag Archives: Black Butter Records

Will Heard hits the studio with Laura Dockrill

4 Sep

Will Heard has written new music with Laura Dockrill.

The British performance poet, short story author, and songwriter has previously penned songs for Anne-Marie (“Karate”), MNEK (“More than a Miracle”), Elli Ingram (“Table for Two”), Javeon (“Give Up”), Dua Lipa (“Blame”), Dornik (“Drive”), Jessie Ware (“Small Talk”) and Courage (“Wild at Heart”).

Dockrill’s resume boasts additional works with producers including Future Cut, Jacob Attwooll, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, LOSTBOY, Josh Record, Ronald “Flip” Colson, Julio Bashmore, Two Inch Punch, Bradford Ellis, William “Tourist” Phillips, Felix Joseph, and Jameel “J. Proof” Roberts.

Meanwhile, Will Heard is expected to release his next project later this year via UK-based label Black Butter Records.

His current mini-collection “Trust” – featuring the Al Shux-produced “I Better Love You” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Trust” below.

H Block INK premiere music video for new single “Numbers Game”

6 Apr

H Block INK have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The songwriting and production collective posted the Matthew K. Firpo-directed clip for “Numbers Game” – featuring guest vocals from Mali-Koa and Karl Michael – to their Vevo channel on Thursday (April 06, 2017).

The track – now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets – was co-written by Egyptian/Irish singer-songwriter Farrah “Nefera” Guenena alongside Alastair O’Donnell and Lee “LPW” Williams.

Production duties on “Numbers Game” were collectively handled by Linus “Goldfingers” Nordstrom (John Newman, Liza Owen) and Tobi “ShyBoy” Oladigbolu (Wretch 32, J Hus), with additional assistance from Amish “ADP” Patel (Ella Eyre, Arlene Zelina).

H Block INK’s upcoming debut project is expected to arrive later this year via London-based label Black Butter Records.

Watch the music video for “Numbers Game” below.

Chloe Leone releases debut mini-collection “Domesticated”

11 May

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Chloe Leone has released her debut EP online.

“Domesticated” – featuring 6 tracks including “Twenty” and “Gin” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Moreover, the British singer-songwriter is currently recording new material for her upcoming debut album under Black Butter Records.

For the still-untitled project, Leone has reportedly teamed up with Tom Aspaul (AlunaGeorge), Becky Hill (Little Mix), Thomas Jules (Rudimental), Aston Rudi (Elli Ingram) and Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David).

Listen to “Domesticated” below.

Mark Ralph hints at new collaboration with Gorgon City

11 Feb

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Mark Ralph has hinted at a new collaboration with Gorgon City.

“Been working hard all day with @GorgonCity and guess what? It’s time for refreshing Nandos in Kensal Rise!” the UK record producer tweeted.

Ralph recently co-produced and co-wrote “I’m in Control” for AlunaGeorge along with Sam Romans and group members Aluna Francis and George Reid. The track is now available for download via Island Records.

His other credits include Lion Babe’s “Where Do We Go” [Polydor], Foxes’ “Wicked Love” [Epic], Blonde’s “Feel Good” [Parlophone], Clean Bandit’s “Extraordinary” [Atlantic], and Years & Years’ “Shine” [Interscope].

Meanwhile, Gorgon City are expected to release their sophomore studio collection – featuring the Sam Romans-assisted “Saving My Life” – later this year through Black Butter Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The British garage duo – consisting of Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott – released their debut album “Sirens” in 2014 and it peaked to number ten on the UK Albums Chart.

That collection also delivered guest appearances from MNEK (“Ready for Your Love”), Anne-Marie (“Try Me Out”), Zak Abel (“Unmissable”), Katy B (“Lover Like You”), Tish Hyman (“5 Am”), and Jennifer Hudson (“Go All Night”).

Watch the music video for “Saving My Life” below.

Gorgon City, ROMANS premiere music video for new single “Saving My Life”

18 Aug

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Gorgon City have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The British garage duo – composed of Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott – posted the visual clip for “Saving My Life” to their Vevo channel on Monday (August 17, 2015).

“Saving My Life” features vocals from ROMANS, whose songwriting credits include Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me?” [Atlantic Records], Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt” [Capitol Records] and Naughty Boy’s “Home” [Virgin EMI Records].

Furthermore, the first part of ROMANS’ debut album “Overthinking” – featuring lead single “Uh Huh” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Roc Nation and Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City, meanwhile, are expected to release their second studio collection later this year through Blackground Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Sirens,” which debuted at number ten on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “Ready for Your Love (feat MNEK)” and “Go All Night (feat Jennifer Hudson).”

Watch the music video for “Saving My Life” below.

Gorgon City announces new single “Saving My Life”

12 Aug

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Gorgon City have announced the title of their new single.

The British garage duo – composed of Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott – christened “Saving My Life” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming sophomore album.

“Saving My Life” was co-written by ROMANS, whose recent credits include Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me?” [Atlantic Records], Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt” [Capitol Records] and Naughty Boy’s “Home” [Virgin EMI Records].

Furthermore, the first part of ROMANS’ debut album “Overthinking” – featuring lead single “Uh Huh” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Roc Nation and Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City, meanwhile, are expected to release their second studio collection later this year through Blackground Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Sirens,” which debuted at number ten on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “Ready for Your Love (feat MNEK)” and “Go All Night (feat Jennifer Hudson).”

On the production front, Gorgon City have contributed to Jess Glynne’s forthcoming debut album. “I Cry When I Laugh” – featuring the Gorgon City-produced “Right Here” – will hit stores on August 21 through Atlantic Records.

In addition, fans of ROMANS’ songwriting work should peep the next releases by Ella Henderson [Syco Music], John Legend [Columbia Records], AlunaGeorge [Island Records] and Clean Bandit [Atlantic Records].

Watch the music video for “Go All Night” below.

Rudimental debut new single “Never Let You Go”

28 Apr

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Rudimental have debuted their new single online.

The British drum and bass band – consisting of members Amir Amor, Piers Agget, Kesi Dryden and DJ Locksmith – posted the official audio clip for “Never Let You Go” to their YouTube channel on Monday (April 27, 2015).

“Never Let You Go” is lifted from the group’s sophomore album, which is scheduled to hit stores later this year under Black Butter Records in partnership with Asylum Records (UK) and Big Beat Records (US).

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2013’s “Home,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Not Giving In,” “Feel the Love,” “Waiting All Night” and “Powerless.”

That collection also featured guest appearances from Emeli Sande [Capitol Records], Foxes [RCA Records], Ella Eyre [Virgin EMI Records], Becky Hill [Parlophone Records] and Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI Records].

As for the keenly-awaited new album, Rudimental have reportedly enlisted the likes of Sam Dew [RCA Records], MNEK [Virgin EMI Records], Lianne La Havas [Warner Bros Records] and John Newman [Island Records].

Listen to the audio clip for “Never Let You Down” below.

Gorgon City, Jennifer Hudson release new single “Go All Night”

14 Dec

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Gorgon City have released their new single online.

“Go All Night” – featuring Jennifer Hudson – is now available for download via iTunes (UK) in partnership with Black Butter Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The track – which was co-written by Canadian singer/songwriter Kiesza – follows previous promotional cuts “Ready for Your Love (featuring MNEK),” “Here for You (featuring Laura Welsh)” and “Unmissable (featuring Zak Abel).”

Gorgon City’s debut album “Sirens” boasts further collaborations with Jonny Coffer (Tinie Tempah, James Arthur), Emeli Sande (Rihanna, Katy Perry), Jimmy Napes (Jessie Ware, Mary J. Blige) and Mojam (Sam Smith, Leona Lewis).

The production duo – consisting of Kye Gibbon and Matthew Robson-Scott – also teamed up with Hudson on “I Still Love You.” The Andrea Martin–assisted track appears on Hudson’s latest album, “JHUD,” out now via RCA Records.

Watch the music video for “Go All Night” below.

Hamada Mania’s favorite songs of 2014

11 Dec

Ella Henderson

Song Title: “Beautifully Unfinished”
Performed By: Ella Henderson.
Written By: Ella Henderson, Lindy Robbins & Steve Robson.
Produced By: Steve Robson & Komi (El-Hakam Al-Kaubaisy).
Label: Syco Music.

Keyshia03

Song Title: “Believer”
Performed By: Keyshia Cole.
Written By: Ester Dean, Jasper Cameron, Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.
Produced By: Stargate.
Label: Interscope Records.

Sia02

Song Title: “Big Girls Cry”
Performed By: Sia.
Written By: Sia Furler & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Greg Kurstin & Christopher Braide.
Label: RCA Records.

ColbieCaillat

Song Title: “Break Free”
Performed By: Colbie Caillat.
Written By: Colbie Caillat & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Christopher Braide.
Label: Republic Records.

Tiaan

Song Title: “Devil’s Touch”
Performed By: TIAAN.
Produced By: Arnthor Birgisson.
Label: AristoTracks.

Cover Drive

Song Title: “Easy Life”
Performed By: Cover Drive.
Written By: Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, Barry Hill, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Dan Goudie & Ashley Milton.
Label: Independent Release.

Jennifer - Same Girl

Song Title: “Expertease (Ready Set Go)”
Performed By: Jennifer Lopez.
Written By: Jennifer Lopez, Sia Furler, Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Label: Capitol Records.

Clean-Bandit

Song Title: “Extraordinary”
Performed By: Clean Bandit (featuring Sharna Bass).
Written By: James Napier, Gustave Rudman, Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson.
Produced By: Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph.
Label: Black Butter / Atlantic Records.

Goapele

Song Title: “Hey Boy” (solo version)
Performed By: Goapele.
Written By: Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert & Keith Harris.
Produced By: Keith Harris.
Label: Skyblaze Recordings / BMG Rights Management.

Leah McFall

Song Title: “Home”
Performed By: Leah McFall (featuring will.i.am).
Written By: William Adams, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Alex Ebert & Jade Castrinos.
Produced By: will.i.am & Free School.
Label: Capitol Records.

Christina02

Song Title: “Human”
Performed By: Christina Perri.
Written By: Christina Perri & Martin Johnson.
Produced By: Martin Johnson.
Label: Atlantic Records.

Haim

Song Title: “If I Could Change Your Mind”
Performed By: HAIM.
Written By: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & James Ford.
Produced By: James Ford.
Label: Polydor Records.

Ella02

Song Title: “If I Go”
Performed By: Ella Eyre.
Written By: Ella Eyre, Natalia Hajjara & Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Produced By: Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Label: Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City

Song Title: “Imagination”
Performed By: Gorgon City (featuring Katy Menditta).
Written By: Emeli Sande, Katy Menditta, Mustafa Omer, James Murray, Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott
Produced By: Gorgon City & Mojam.
Label: Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records.

Lion Babe01

Song Title: “Jump Hi”
Performed By: Lion Babe (featuring Childish Gambino).
Written By: Jillian Hervey, Lucas Goodman & Makeba Riddick.
Label: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor Records.

Ariana-Grande-Yours-Truly-

Song Title: “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Performed By: Ariana Grande.
Written By: Harry Styles & Johan Carlsson.
Produced By: Johan Carlsson & Peter Carlsson.
Label: Republic Records.

LP1

Song Title: “Kicks”
Performed By: FKA twigs.
Written By: Tahliah “FKA twigs” Barnett & Joel Compass.
Produced By: FKA twigs & Cy An.
Label: Young Turks.

Pharrell - Alicia

Song Title: “Know Who You Are”
Performed By: Pharrell Williams (featuring Alicia Keys).
Written By: Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
Produced By: Pharrell Williams.
Label: Columbia Records.

Teyana Taylor01

Song Title: “Maybe”
Performed By: Teyana Taylor (featuring Pusha T & Yo Gotti).
Written By: Teyana Taylor, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz, Jaramye Daniels, Kyle Owens, Akil King, Terrence Thornton & Mario Mims.
Produced By: The Order, Jaramye Daniels & Kyle “KO” Owens.
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Song Title: “Million Miles”
Performed By: Kylie Minogue.
Written By: Chelcee Grimes, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Produced By: Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Label: Parlophone Records.

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Song Title: “Not in That Way”
Performed By: Sam Smith.
Written By: Sam Smith & Fraser T. Smith.
Produced By: Fraser T. Smith.
Label: Capitol Records.

Marsha

Song Title: “Night Time”
Performed By: Marsha Ambrosius.
Written By: Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Dew, Kenneth Bartolomei, Erik Reyes-Ortiz & Kevin Crowe.
Produced By: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
Label: RCA Records.

Brooke Candy

Song Title: “Opulence”
Performed By: Brooke Candy.
Written By: Brooke Candy, Sia Furler & Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Produced By: Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Label: RCA Records.

Tourist01

Song Title: “Patterns”
Performed By: Tourist (featuring Lianne La Havas).
Written By: James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips.
Label: Method Records.

Jessie05

Song Title: “Pieces”
Performed By: Jessie Ware.
Written By: Jessie Ware, James Napier & William “Tourist” Phillips.
Produced By: Emile Haynie.
Label: PMR / Island Records.

Karen Harding01

Song Title: “Say Something”
Performed By: Karen Harding.
Written By: Karen Harding & Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Produced By: Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Label: Method Records / Capitol Records.

Jasmine01

Song Title: “That’s Me Right There”
Performed By: Jasmine Villegas (featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Written By: Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Chris Jackson & Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Produced By: Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Label: Interscope Records.

Toni-Braxton-Babyface

Song Title: “The D Word”
Performed By: Toni Braxton & Babyface.
Written By: Toni Braxton & Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Produced By: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Label: Motown Records.

Mary07

Song Title: “Wonderful”
Performed By: Mary J. Blige.
Written By: Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Label: Epic Records.

Mariah02

Song Title: “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
Performed By: Mariah Carey.
Written By: Mariah Carey & Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Produced By: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins & Mariah Carey.
Label: Def Jam Recordings.

Gorgon City, Jennifer Hudson premiere “Go All Night” music video

7 Nov

Gorgon City

Gorgon City have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The British electronic music duo posted the visual clip for “Go All Night” to their official Vevo page on Thursday (November 06, 2014).

“Go All Night” – which features vocals from R&B songstress Jennifer Hudson – was written by group members Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott along with Canadian singer/songwriter Kiesza.

The track is lifted from Gorgon City’s debut album, “Sirens,” now available for download via Black Butter Records and Virgin EMI Records.

In addition to Hudson, “Sirens” boasts further guest appearances from MNEK [Virgin EMI Records], Laura Welsh [Polydor Records], Maverick Sabre [Island Records] and Katy B [Columbia Records].

Watch the music video for “Go All Night” below.