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DAKOTA enlists KIN for new collaboration

12 Jul

British singer/songwriter Sophie Elton, professionally known as DAKOTA, has teamed up with fellow recording artist KIN for a new collaboration. Born Kane Parfitt, the Sony/ATV signee is known for co-writing and producing The Chainsmokers’ “Bloodstream,” Plested’s “Habits,” Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” Carys Selvey’s “Shallow,” and Grace Ackerman’s “Hold Me.”

Fans of KIN’s works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Chloe x Halle, Taya, Ella Henderson, Lovelle, Grace Carter, Mali-Koa, Calum Scott, Mahalia, Tamera Foster, Ava Lily, Liza Owen, and Molly Kate Kestner.

His current promotional single “Let Go of the Summer” – featuring Robbie Jay – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, DAKOTA’s upcoming debut project – featuring “Lonely Like a Fool” and “Long Hot Summer” – is expected to arrive later this year via 70Hz Recordings and Virgin EMI Records.

Executive-produced by Fraser T. Smith, the still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Mac & Phil, Jordan Riley, Tre Jean-Marie, LOSTBOY, Fred Cox, Two Inch Punch, Luke Fitton, Phil Cook, Maths Time Joy, DJ Freedo, Josh Record, Bless Beats, and Future Cut.

Watch the music video for “Long Hot Summer” below.

DAKOTA drafts Evan “Kidd” Bogart for new collaboration

12 Mar

British singer/songwriter DAKOTA (born Sophie Elton) has drafted Evan “Kidd” Bogart for a new collaboration.

The American music executive, television producer, music publisher and songwriter is responsible for co-penning Beyonce’s “Halo,” Rihanna’s “SOS,” Madonna’s “Ghosttown,” Britney Spears’ “Love Me Down,” Jason Derulo’s “It Girl,” Keyshia Cole’s “This is Us,” Livvi Franc’s “Autoamtik,” Brandy’s “Right Here (Departed),” and Leona Lewis’ “Happy.”

Bogart’s extensive resume boasts further works with top producers Fraser T. Smith, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Rodney Jerkins, Greg Wells, Jason Evigan, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, Supa Dups, RedOne, Jake Gosling, Emanuel Kiriakou, Jim Jonsin, Wayne Wilkins, Mike Dean, Alex Da Kid, Ricky Reed, Brian Kennedy, Chuck Harmony, and The Invisible Men.

Meanwhile, DAKOTA is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring “Long Hot Summer” and “Lonely Like the Fool” – later this year via 70Hz Recordings in partnership with Virgin EMI Records.

Other songwriters DAKOTA has worked with are Karen Poole, Fiona Bevan, Amy Wadge, Maegan Cottone, Jennifer Decilveo, Isabella Summers, Nicola Roberts, Rachel Furner, Laura Dockrill, Jin Jin, Maiday, Nina Nesbitt, Chiara Hunter, Becky Hill, Clare Maguire, Jamie Scott, Levi Lennox, Alex James, Ollie Green, Ed Drewett, Samuel Preston, Jimmy Napes, and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Listen to the audio clip for “Long Hot Summer” below.

DAKOTA hits the studio with Maegan Cottone, Luke Fitton

20 Oct

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British singer-songwriter DAKOTA – real name Sophie Elton – has recorded new music with Maegan Cottone and Luke Fitton.

Cottone’s songwriting resume boasts credits with Ferras (“Closer”), Britney Spears (“Pretty Girls”), Olly Murs (“Up”), Fleur East (“Know Your Name”) and Medina (“Good Enough”).

Meanwhile, Fitton previously co-penned songs for The Saturdays (“What Are You Waiting For?), Girls Aloud (“Every Now and Then), Little Mix (“Pretend It’s Okay”) and Rebecca Ferguson (“Mr. Bright Eyes”).

DAKOTA, on the other hand, is scheduled to release her first studio collection in 2017 via 70Hz Recordings and Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Nina Nesbitt, Becky Hill, Ed Drewett, Laura Dockrill, Jamie Scott, Amy Wadge, Maiday, Chiara Hunter, Samuel Preston, and Karen Poole.

Current single “Long Hot Summer” – which was co-written by DAKOTA alongside Tim Woodcock – is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Long Hot Summer” below.

DAKOTA hints at new collaboration with James Newman, Two Inch Punch

5 Oct

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British singer-songwriter DAKOTA has hinted at a new collaboration with James Newman and Two Inch Punch.

“Vibes with @JamesNewmanUK and @TwoInchPunch today,” she tweeted on Wednesday (October 05, 2016).

Newman is known for co-writing singles performed by Foxes (“Amazing”), Matoma (“False Alarm”), Little Mix (“Love Me Like You”), Diztortion (“I’ll Be There”), Calvin Harris (“Blame”) and Rudimental (“Waiting All Night”).

Meanwhile, Two Inch Punch’s production and songwriting resume boasts works with Zac Samuel (“Never Letting Go”), Rag’n’Bone Man (“Human”), Years & Years (“Desire”), Anne-Marie (“Gemini”) and Ella Eyre (“Deeper”).

DAKOTA, on the other hand, is scheduled to release her first studio collection next year via 70Hz Recordings and Virgin EMI Records.

Current single “Long Hot Summer” – which was co-written by DAKOTA along with Tim Woodcock – is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Long Hot Summer” below.

DAKOTA hits the studio with Becky Hill

17 Aug

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DAKOTA has recorded new music with Becky Hill.

“Me & @soundofdakota just wrote a song in under like 2 hours! Talented little bean this one, just sat listening to her beautiful voice,” Hill tweeted on Wednesday (August 17, 2016).

The British singer-songwriter – born Rebecca Claire Hill – is best known for her singles “Caution to the Wind,” “Losing” and “Back to My Love,” which are now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Her resume boasts further works with Matoma (“False Alarm”), Marc Kinchen (“Piece of Me”), Tough Love (“Touch”), Katy B (“Freak Like Me”), Rudimental (“Powerless”), Bondax (“All I See”), and Wilkinson (“Afterglow”).

Meanwhile, DAKOTA is expected to release her debut project – featuring “Long Hot Summer” and “Lonely Like a Fool” – later this year through 70Hz Recordings in partnership with Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Future Cut, Ed Drewett, Josh Record, Laura Dockrill, Bless Beats, Jamie Scott, Amy Wadge, Ollie Green, Maiday, Jez Ashurst, Tim Woodcock, and Laconic.

On the songwriting front, DAKOTA – real name Sophie Elton – recently co-penned DAKOTA – real name Sophie Elton – recently co-penned DJ Snake’s “Future, Pt. 2” along with Karen Poole and Fraser T. Smith.

Watch the music video for “Losing” below.

DAKOTA teams up with Tim Woodcock for new song “Long Hot Summer”

8 Aug

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DAKOTA has shared a new song online.

“Long Hot Summer” is slotted for inclusion on the British singer-songwriter’s upcoming debut album under 70Hz Recordings / Virgin EMI Records.

The track – now available for streaming via Spotify – was written by DAKOTA along with Tim Woodcock, who also worked with the likes of Billie Piper (“Something Deep Inside”) and Eliza Doolittle (“Skinny Genes”).

Other musicians backing DAKOTA on her yet to be titled first studio collection are Future Cut, Amy Wadge, Josh Record, Maiday, Bless Beats, Laura Dockrill, Jamie Scott, Ed Drewett, Luke Potashnick, and Alex James.

On the songwriting front, DAKOTA – real name Sophie Elton – recently co-penned DJ Snake’s “Future, Pt. 2” along with Karen Poole and Fraser T. Smith. The Bipolar Sunshine-assisted track appears on French electronic music producer’s debut album, “Encore,” out now via Interscope Records.

Listen to the audio clip for “Long Hot Summer” below.

DAKOTA signs new deal with Virgin EMI Records

21 Jul

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Singer-songwriter DAKOTA has signed a new deal with Virgin EMI Records in partnership with 70Hz Recordings.

The Universal Music Group imprint also houses artists including Emeli Sande, MNEK, Bastille, Halsey, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Alessia Cara, Martin Garrix, DJ Mustard, Camille Purcell, and many others.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Grammy award winning record producer and songwriter Fraser T. Smith will handle executive production duties on DAKOTA’s upcoming first studio collection.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Future Cut (Rita Ora), Josh Record (Dua Lipa), Luke Potashnick (Gabrielle Aplin), Bless Beats (Jess Glynne), and Jamie Scott (Ed Sheeran).

On the songwriting front, DAKOTA has teamed up with Amy Wadge (Fleur East), Karen Poole (Becky Hill), Laura Dockrill (Karen Harding), Maiday (Jessie Ware), Ed Drewett (Olly Murs), and Alex James (Katharine McPhee).

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Fast Car” below.

DAKOTA enlists Maiday, Bless Beats for debut album

11 Jun

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DAKOTA has enlisted Maiday and Bless Beats for her debut album.

Maiday – real name Rachel Moulden – is responsible for co-writing Leona Lewis’s “Stop the Clocks” [Syco Music], Naughty Boy’s “One Way” [Virgin EMI], and Girls Aloud’s “Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me” [Polydor].

Meanwhile, notable production credits by Bless Beats are Krishane’s “Drunk and Incapable” f/ Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records] and Tinie Tempah’s “Not Letting Go” f/ Jess Glynne [Disturbing London / Parlophone Records].

DAKOTA, on the other hand, is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring “Lonely Like a Fool” – later this year through 70Hz Recordings.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further songwriting contributions from Amy Wadge, Ed Drewett, Laura Dockrill, Hannah Robinson, Karen Poole, Ollie Green, Tim Woodcock, and Martin Brammer.

On the production front, DAKOTA has teamed up with Fraser T. Smith, Linda Perry, Jamie Scott, Future Cut, Jez Ashurst, Luke Potashnick, Josh Record, Fred Cox, Jack McManus, and MKYL.

Watch the music video for “Fast Car” below.

DAKOTA teams up with Amy Wadge for debut album

18 May

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DAKOTA has teamed up with Amy Wadge for her upcoming debut album.

Wadge is known for co-writing “Thinking Out Loud,” taken from Sheeran’s sophomore album “x.” The Jake Gosling-produced track topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.

Moreover, she co-wrote “Make it Back to Me” for former X Factor contestant Ben Haenow along with the song’s producer Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem. The track appears on the Haenow’s self-titled debut album under Syco Music.

DAKOTA, on the other hand, is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring “Lonely Like a Fool” – later this year through 70Hz Recordings.

The still-untitled project delivers further contributions from Fraser T. Smith (Adele), Jamie Scott (Craig David), Ed Drewett (Dua Lipa), Josh Record (Ella Henderson), Laura Dockrill (Karen Harding) and MYKL (Zayn Malik).

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Lonely Like a Fool” below.

DAKOTA drafts Jamie Scott for debut album

16 Apr

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DAKOTA has drafted Jamie Scott for her upcoming debut album.

Scott’s songwriting and production resume includes works with One Direction (“Infinity”), Christina Perri (“Be My Forever”), The Vamps (“Wild Heart”) and Colbie Caillat (“If You Love Me Let Me Go”).

He also contributed to the next projects by Ella Henderson [Syco Music], Jessie Ware [Island], The Beach [RCA] and Tom Odell [Columbia].

Meanwhile, DAKOTA is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring “Lonely like a Fool” – later this year through 70Hz Recordings.

Other album contributors include Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Craig David), Ed Drewett (Madeon, Little Mix), Josh Record (Dua Lipa, Karen Harding), Laura Dockrill (MNEK, Ava Lily) and MYKL (Snakehips, Zayn Malik).

Watch the music video for “Unbreakable” below.