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Rak-Su drafs Banx & Ranx for new single “Pyro Ting”

25 Jun

Rak-Su have announced the details for their new single.

The British R&B/hip hop boy band – composed of Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland, Myles Stephenson, and Mustafa Rahimtulla – dubbed “Pyro Ting” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming debut album under Syco Music.

Produced by Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond of Canadian duo Banx & Ranx; “Pyro Ting” will arrive on June 29 via  iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

For their debut album, Rak-Su have also worked with Mojam Music, Tre Jean-Marie, Gina Kushka, Shakka, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Chris Loco, Liza Owen, Goldfingers, Caroline Ailin, Jacob Manson, Captain Cuts, Jin Jin, and Rymez.

Watch Rak-Su perform “Mamacita” below.

Yebba Smith drafts Naughty Boy for new collaboration

18 Jun

Yebba Smith has drafted Naughty Boy for a new collaboration.

The British record producer and songwriter’s resume boasts works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), James Arthur (“Supposed”) and Rak-Su (“Dimelo”).

His current single “All or Nothing” – which was co-written by Seinabo Sey and features Ray BLK and Wycelf Jean – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Smith is expected to release her debut album – featuring the Jin Jin-penned / George Moore-produced lead single “Evergreen” – later this year.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further contributions from Mark Ronson, Emile Haynie, Andrew Wyatt, Makeba Riddick, Terrace Martin, Ilsey Juber, Kenneth Crouch, Diane Warren, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Evergreen” below.

Diana Gordon releases new promotional single “Kool Aid”

19 May

Diana Gordon has released her new promotional single online.

“Kool Aid” – which was produced by Chris Petersino and Rob McCurdy of Noise Club – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was also co-written by Asia Whiteacre, who is also responsible for Bebe Rexha’s “Ferrari,” Alina Baraz’s “Floating,” Kate Nash’s “Body Heat,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Want You Back,” Louis Tomlinson’s “Want You Back,” Sam Fisher’s “Getting Older,” and Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls.”

In addition to prepping her next project, Gordon has also collaborated with songwriters and producers Mark Ronson, Diplo, Justin Tranter, Devonte Hynes, Emile Hyanie, Andrew Wyatt, Ilsey Juber, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Kool Aid” below.

Little Mix enlist Martin Sjolie for fifth album

6 May

Little Mix have enlisted Martin Sjolie for a new collaboration.

The Norwegian musician is known for helming “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Strangers,” “Fake Friends,” and “High Five” for Island Recording artist Sigrid.

Fans of Sjolie’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Astrid S, Elderbrook, Grace Carter, Alice Chater, Jones, Sarah Close, Raye, Ella Henderson, L Devine, and Arlissa.

Meanwhile, Little Mix are scheduled to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (US) and Columbia Records (UK).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” reportedly boasts further productions from Banx & Ranx, Kid Joki, Thomas “Earwulf” Eriksen, Captain Cuts, The Electric, MNEK, Goldfingers, Chris Loco, Fred Ball, TMS, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, Tre Jean-Marie, Fridolin “Freedo” Walcher, and Rice N Peas.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Jessica Agombar, Shakka, Maegan Cottone, Kamille, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Philip Plested, Sinead Harnett, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for “No More Sad Songs” below.

Jessie Reyez drafts Babyface, The Rascals for new single “Body Count”

4 May

Canadian singer/songwriter Jessica Reyes, known professionally as Jessie Reyez, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds alongside Khristopher Riddick-Tynes and Leon Thomas of The Rascals, who are also responsible for Zendaya’s “Something New,” Ariana Grande’s “Baby I,” Samantha Jade’s “Shake That,” Jessica Mauboy’s “Can I Get a Moment?,” Ravaughn’s “Best Friend,” Deborah Cox’s “Kinda Miss You,” and Foxes’ “Scar.”

Reyez’s upcoming debut album – featuring further contributions from Jahaan Sweet, Boi-1da, Tobias Jesso Jr., Happy Perez, Fred Ball, Two Inch Punch, Chris Braide, Salaam Remi, Hazebanga, Fredro, Chris Loco, Jason Evigan, and Poo Bear – is scheduled to arrive later this year via FMLY / Polydor Records.

Reyez also co-wrote “One Kiss” for Scottish record producer and DJ Calvin Harris. The Dua Lipa-featuring track topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number two on the US Billboard Hot Dance / Electronic Songs Chart.

Stream the audio clip for “One Kiss” below.

Little Mix hit the studio with Banx & Ranx

3 May

Little Mix have added Banx & Ranx to the list of contributors for their upcoming fifth album under Syco Music and Columbia Records.

The Canadian production duo – composed of Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond – recently collaborated with Ella Eyre on the track “Answerphone,” which peaked to number seven on the UK Singles Chart.

Banx & Ranx have also recorded tracks with artists including Olly Murs (“Kiss Me”), KStewart (“Sex for Breakfast”), Sean Paul (“Mad Love”), Raye (“Thinking About You”) and Dua Lipa (“Kiss and Make Up”).

Other producers backing Little Mix on the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” are Rice N Peas, Kid Joki, Earwulf, Captain Cuts, Electric, MNEK, Goldfingers, Chris Loco, Fred Ball, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, Tre Jean-Marie, Freedo, and TMS.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Jessica Agombar, Shakka, Maegan Cottone, Kamille, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Philip Plested, Sinead Harnett, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for “Answerphone” below.

Diana Gordon drafts Mark Ronson, Ilsey Juber for new collaboration

30 Apr

American singer/songwriter Diana Gordon has drafted fellow musicians Mark Ronson and Ilsey Juber for a new collaboration.

Ronson’s production resume boasts works with Amy Winehouse (“Rehab”), Lady Gaga (“Perfect Illusion”), Bruno Mars (“Locked Out of Heaven”), Christina Aguilera (“Slow Down”), Estelle (“Magnificent”), Leon Jean Marie (“Bed of Nails”), Adele (“Lay Me Down”) and Lily Allen (“My One”).

Meanwhile, Juber is responsible for co-writing Lykke Li’s “Deep End,” Camila Cabello’s “She Loves Control,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Meaning of Life,” Demi Lovato’s “Only Forever,” Noah Cyrus’ “Almost Famous,” Dua Lipa’s “No Goodbyes,” Tinashe’s “Flame,” and Britney Spears’ “Man on the Moon.”

Gordon’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2015’s “Five Needle” – featuring current promotional single “Woman” – is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Chris Loco (Anne-Marie, Kara Marni), Dev Hynes (Solange, FKA twigs), Justin Tranter (Bebe Rexha, Janelle Monae) and Diplo (Sia, Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Stimela” below.