Tag Archives: Daniel “Grades” Traynor

MNEK teases new collaboration with Years & Years

21 Jan

British singer, songwriter, and record producer MNEK has teased a new collaboration with electronic music group Years & Years.

“We got high and talked bwois @ollyyears,” MNEK posted to his Instagram profile on Sunday (January 21, 2018).

MNEK’s recent songwriting/production credits include Anne-Marie’s “Heavy,” Dua Lipa’s “IDGAF,” Jax Jones’ “Breathe,” Demi Lovato’s “Instruction,” Sub Focus’ “Don’t You Feel It,” 5 After Midnight’s “Up in Here,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Becky Hill’s “Unpredictable,” and Little Mix’s “Touch.”

Meanwhile, Years & Years are expected to release their upcoming sophomore album later this year via Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The follow-up to 2015’s “Communion” reportedly delivers additional alliances with Grades, Noonie Bao, Dallas K, Alex Hope, Lostboy, Sarah Hudson, Justin Tranter, Julia Michaels, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Fans of MNEK’s works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on on the next projects by Dua Lipa, Tinashe, Zara Larsson, Lennon Stella, Tameka Foster, Melissa Steel, Christina Aguilera, Ella Henderson, Kamille, Leah McFall, Rozes, Mabel McVey, KStewart, Akon, Bebe Rexha, Chromeo, Mullally, Kara Marni, Mo Adeniran, Ray BLK, Cassie, Antigoni Buxton, and Molly Rainford.

Stream the audio clip for “Paradise” below.

Dua Lipa premieres music video for new single “IDGAF”

13 Jan

Dua Lipa has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Henry Scholfield-directed clip for “IDGAF” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel on Friday (January 12, 2018).

Collectively produced by Stephen “Koz” Kozemeniuk and Larzz Principato; “IDGAF” was co-written by Dua Lipa alongside Skyler Stonestreet, Whiskey Waters, and Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.

Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album – featuring previous promotional singles “Be the One,” “Last Dance,” “Hotter than Hell,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” “Lost in Your Light,” “New Rules,” “Room for 2” and “Thinking ‘Bout You” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming sophomore studio collection under Warner Brothers Records; Dua Lipa has reportedly teamed up with Sarah Hudson, Andrew Wyatt, Caroline Ailin, King Henry, Sasha Sloan, Grades, Ilsey Juber, Diplo, Lindy Robbins, Flume, Sarah Aarons, Gallant, Emily Warren, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Watch the music video for “IDGAF” below.

Dua Lipa reunites with Ilsey Juber for new collaboration

12 Jan

Dua Lipa has reunited with Ilsey Juber for a new collaboration.

Juber previously co-wrote “No Goodbyes” for Dua Lipa alongside Lindy Robbins and Daniel “Grades” Traynor. The track appears on Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album, which peaked to number five on the UK Albums Chart.

Additionally, Juber’s recent songwriting credits include Camila Cabello (“She Loves Control”), Alisan Porter (“Revolution”), Majid Jordan (“What You Do to Me”), Paloma Faith (“WW3”), Kelly Clarkson (“Meaning of Life”), DJ Snake (“A Different Way”), Noah Cyrus (“Almost Famous”), Tinashe (“Flame”), Demi Lovato (“Only Forever”), Hey Violet (“When Will I Learn”) and Drake (“Glow”).

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further alliances with Stephen Kozmeniuk, Lindy Robbins, Grades, Sarah Hudson, Caroline Ailin, Flume, Andrew Wyatt, Sasha Sloan, MNEK, Emily Warren, King Henry, Gallant, Sarah Aarons, Diplo, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “No Goodbyes” below.

Kiah Victoria hits the studio with Stint for new collaboration

11 Jan

Photo Credit: Alberto Vargas

American singer/songwriter Kiah Victoria has enlisted Canadian record producer Stint for a new collaboration.

Born Ajay Bhattacharyya, Stint recently co-produced and co-wrote “Tell Me You Love Me” for Demi Lovato alongside Kirby Lauryen and John Hill. The track appears on Lovato’s latest album of the same name, which peaked to number three on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Other artists Stint has worked with are Sabrina Claudio (“Unravel Me”), Banks (“In Your Eyes”), Zara Larsson (“Make That Money Girl”), AlunaGeorge (“Jealous”), Nao (“Girlfriend”), Carly Rae Jepsen (“LA Hallucinations”), Santigold (“Walking in a Circle”) and Tayla Parx (“Runaway”).

Meanwhile, Victoria is expected to release her next project – featuring the Fabienne Holloway-assisted / Fred Cox-produced “Treat Me” – later this year via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Sacha Skarbek, Max McElligott, Philip Plested, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Jeff Gitty, Cass Lowe, Bastian “Carassius Gold” Langebaek, and Zach Skelton.

As a songwriter, Victoria co-penned “Midnight” for Jessie Ware alongside Jordan Thomas, Andrew “Pop” Wansel and Bastian “Carassius Gold” Langebaek. The track appears on Ware’s third studio collection “Glasshouse,” which debuted at number seven on the UK Albums Chart.

Stream the audio clip for “Treat Me” below.

Dua Lipa reunites with MNEK for new collaboration

5 Jan

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has reunited with fellow recording artist MNEK for a new collaboration.

Born Uzoechi Emenike, MNEK previously co-wrote “IDGAF” for Dua Lipa alongside Skyler Stonestreet, Whiskey Waters, and Larzz Principato. The track appears on Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut studio collection, which peaked to number five on the UK Albums Chart.

Fans of MNEK’s songwriting/production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Christina Aguilera, Tinashe, Ella Henderson, Kamille, Leah McFall, Rozes, Mabel McVey, KStewart, Akon, Bebe Rexha, Melissa Steel, Chromeo, Lennon Stella, Mullally, Zara Larsson, Kara Marni, Mo Adeniran, Ray BLK, Tamera Foster, Cassie, Antigoni Buxton, and Molly Rainford.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa is expected to release her next project later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Grades (Alina Baraz), Lindy Robbins (Craig David), Sarah Hudson (Raye), Emily Warren (Alessia Cara), Diplo (Camila Cabello), King Henry (Era Istrefi), Clarence Coffee Jr. (Olly Murs) and Sarah Aarons (Demi Lovato).

Stream the audio clip for “IDGAF” below.

Mali-Koa enlists Bantu for new collaboration

31 Dec

Australian singer-songwriter Mali-Koa Hood, known monoymously as Mali-Koa, has reportedly enlisted Bantu for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean record producer (born Tinashe Sibanda) is known for his works with Jason Derulo (“Tip Toe”), K. Michelle (“Make the Bed”), Fifth Harmony (“Them Girls Be Like”), Rita Ora (“Body on Me”), Sabina Ddumba (“Not Too Young”), Tove Styrke (“Say My Name”), Keshia Chante (“Lights Out”), Maroon 5 (“Whiskey”) and Zara Larsson (“Permission”).

His extensive resume boasts additional works with songwriters including Lindy Robbins, Meagan Cottone, JHart, Lisa Scinta, Tayla Parx, Iain James, Chelcee Grimes, Ali Tamposi, Nate Campany, Emily Warren, Stephenie Jones, Eskeerdo, Noonie Bao, Sasha Sloan, Teddy Geiger, Julia Michaels, Carmen Reece, Wayne Hector, Victoria Monet, Brittany Burton, and Jacob Kasher Hindlin.

Bantu’s debut mini-album “Africa for the Summer” – featuring guest appearances from Shungudzo Kuyimba, Elliphant, and Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Mali-Koa is expected to release her upcoming project – featuring the Philip Plested-penned / Joe Garret-produced lead single “Honest” – some time next year via Honest Records.

Other songwriters and producers Mali-Koa has collaborated with are Goldfingers, Louis Mattrs, Nat Dunn, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Lauren Aquilina, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Hannah Wilson, Maestro the Baker, Nina Nesbitt, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, Eddy Atlantis, and Mac & Phil.

Stream Bantu’s debut album “Africa for the Summer” below.

Mali-Koa liberates debut promotional single “Honest”

22 Dec

Australian singer/songwriter Mali-Koa Hood, known mononymously as Mali-Koa, has liberated her debut promotional single online.

“Honest” – which was written by Mali-Koa alongside Philip Plested and Joe Garrett – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As a songwriter, Mali-Koa has co-penned “The Beautiful & Damned” for G-Eazy alongside Zoe Nash, Georgia Sinclair, and Madison Wolf. The track appears on the American rapper’s fourth studio album of the same name, which is out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

She also provided guest vocals on H Block Ink’s “Numbers Game,” which was co-written with Farrah “Nefera” Guenena, Amish “ADP” Patel, and Linus Nordstrom of Swedish production duo Goldfingers.

Mali-Koa’s upcoming debut project, on the other hand, reportedly boasts alliances with Louis Mattrs, Nat Dunn, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Lauren Aquilina, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Hannah Wilson, Maestro the Baker, Nina Nesbitt, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, Eddy Atlantis, and Mac & Phil.

Stream the audio clip for “Honest” below.