Tag Archives: Columbia Records

Darhyl “DJ” Camper teases new collaboration with John Legend

20 Apr

Darhyl “DJ” Camper has teased a new collaboration with John Legend.

“I still remember sending fan mail online in the seventh grade letting you know I play wishing to meet you,” the American record producer and songwriter posted to Instagram on Friday (April 19, 2019).

Camper previously teamed up with Legend on “Open Your Eyes,” “Dreams” and “Angel,” taken from the artist’s fourth album, 2013’s “Love in the Future,” which debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Camper’s resume boasts additional works with Tamar Braxton (“Love & War”), Mary J. Blige (“Thick of It”), Ne-Yo (“Good Man”), Jessie J (“Not My Ex”), Trey Songz (“Pretty Girl’s Lie”), Christina Aguilera (“Masochist”), Mariah Carey (“Dedicated”) and Keyshia Cole (“Trust & Believe”).

Meanwhile, Legend’s current single “Preach” – which was co-written by Sarah Aarons and produced by Greg Kurstin – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

His upcoming seventh studio collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Scott Storch, Cutfather, Warren “Oak” Felder, Stacy Barthe, Dan Wilson, Mr. Hudson, Max Wolfgang, Nasri Atweh, and Twice As Nice.

Stream the audio clip for “Preach” below.

Kelsey Lu delivers debut studio collection “Blood”

19 Apr

Kelsey Lu has delivered her debut studio collection online.

“Blood” – featuring singles “Shades of Blue,” “Due West” and “I’m Not in Love” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project yields contributions from Rodaidh McDonald, Sarah Aarons, Jamie XX, Adrian Younge, Michael Uzowuru, Skrillex, Jeff Kleinman, Roofeo, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

Stream “Blood” below.

Awa Santesson-Sey drafts Aston Rudi for new collaboration

13 Apr

Swedish singer/songwriter Awa Santesson-Sey, known mononymously as Awa, has drafted Aston Rudi for a new collaboration.

Rudi recently co-wrote “Do Not Disturb” for Atlantic recording artist Mahalia alongside Alastair O’Donnell, Felix Joseph, Aston Rudi, and Jonny Lattimer. The track is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Rudi’s resume boasts additional works with Sophie Faith’s “Bad Blood,” Hamzaa’s “Saving Grace,” Jaz Karis’s “Petty Lover,” Anais’s “Nina,” Elli Ingram’s “Table for Two,” Ray BLK’s “Gone,” and Abi Ocia’s “Konfyt.”

Meanwhile, Awa is expected to release her upcoming project later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further alliances with Diztortion, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Levi Lennox, Nina Nesbitt, Steve Booker, Lauren Aquilina, Kasper Larsen, Molly Rainford, Luke Fitton, Candace Shields, Scott Effman, Linnea Sodahl, Marlon Roudette, Kelly Kiara, and Michael Angelo.

Stream the audio clip for “Obvious” below.

Kelsey Lu delivers new promotional single “Blood”

29 Mar

Kelsey Lu has delivered her new promotional single online.

“Blood” – which was co-written by Orlando Higginbottom (better known by his stage name Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) and produced by Adrian Younge – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lu’s upcoming debut album of the same name – featuring previous singles “Shades of Blue,” “Due West” and “I’m Not in Love” – is scheduled to arrive on April 19 via Columbia Records.

The highly-anticipated project yields additional productions and songwriting contributions from Jeff Gitty, Rodaidh McDonald, Justin Raisen, Michael Uzowuru, Skrillex, Jamie XX, Sarah Aarons, Jeff Kleinman, and Roofeo.

Stream the audio clip for “Blood” below.

Ruth B. liberates new mini-album “Maybe I’ll Find You Again”

22 Mar

Canadian singer/songwriter Ruth Berhe, known professionally as Ruth B., has released her new mini-album online.

“Maybe I’ll Find You Again” – featuring five new songs in the shape of “Don’t Disappoint Me,” “Slow Fade,” “Crave,” “Sycamore Tree” and “Rare” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated collection was entirely produced by Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, whose other credits include The Carters (“Boss”), H.E.R. (“I’m Not Okay”), Lucky Daye (“Karma”), Khalid (“My Bad”), Eric Bellinger (“Innocent”), Denice Stone (“Wildflower”) and Victoria Monet (“New Love”).

Stream “Maybe I’ll Find You Again” below.

Kelsey Lu announces details for debut album “Blood”

21 Mar

Kelsey Lu has announced the details for her upcoming debut album.

The American singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Blood” and will release it on April 19 via Columbia Records.

Featuring promotional singles “Shades of Blue” and “Due West,” the highly-anticipated project also delivers productions and songwriting contributions from  Jeff Gitty, Rodaidh McDonald, Adrian Younge, Justin Raisen, Michael Uzowuru, Skrillex, Jamie XX, Sarah Aarons, Jeff Kleinman, and Roofeo.

See the tracklisting for “Blood” below.

(1)  Rebel / (2) Pushin Against the Wind / (3) Due West / (4) Kindred I / (5) Why Knock for You / (6) Foreign Car / (7) Poor Fake / (8) Too Much / (9) I’m Not in Love / (10) Kindred II / (11) Atlantic / (12) Down2Ride / (13) Blood

Stream the audio clip for “Due West” below.

John Legend enlists Scott Storch, Sick Drumz for new collaboration

12 Mar

American singer, songwriter and record producer John Legend has enlisted Scott Storch and Sick Drumz for a new collaboration.

As part of music production team Twice As Nice, Sick Drumz (born Te Whiti Warbrick) has helmed songs for Rihanna (“Needed Me”), Post Malone (“Big Lie”), Camila Cabello (“In the Dark”), R3hab (“Rumors”), Ty Dolla Sign (“Wavy”), Ella Mai (“Breakfast in Bed”), Raye (“Cigarette”) and Ella Vos (“I Know You Care”).

Meanwhile, Storch is responsible for producing Beyonce’s “Naughty Girl,” Chris Brown’s “Undecided,” Kelly Rowland’s “Work,” Mario’s “Let Me Love You,” Christina Aguilera’s “Can’t Hold Us Down,” Justin Timberlake’s “And She Said (Take Me Now),” Toni Braxton’s “Please,” and Ricky Martin’s “I Don’t Care.”

Legend’s latest album “A Legendary Christmas” – featuring contributions from Ruth-Anne Cunningham (“No Place Like Home”), Raphael Saadiq (“Merry Merry Christmas”), Amy Wadge (“By Christmas Eve”) and Wayne Hector (“Wrap Me Up in Your Love”) – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

For his upcoming studio collection, Legend has worked with Warren “Oak” Felder (Usher), Dan Wilson (Taylor Swift), Raye (Ellie Goulding), Mr. Hudson (Janelle Monae), Max Wolfgang (Craig David), Sasha Sloan (Camila Cabello), Nasri Atweh (Justin Bieber) and Cutfather (Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Preach” below.