Tag Archives: Daniel “Grades” Traynor

Mahalia releases new promotional single “No Reply”

18 Apr

British singer/songwriter Mahalia Rose Burkmar, known mononymously as Mahalia, has released her new promotional single online.

“No Reply” – which was written by Mahalia alongside fellow recording artists J. Warner and Maths Time Joy – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mahalia’s sophomore album – featuring previous singles “Proud of Me,” “No Pressure,” “Hold On” and “Sober” – expected to arrive later this year via Asylum Records (UK) and Atlantic Records (US).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Diary of Me” reportedly delivers further contributions from Kuya Productions (Tamera Foster, Ella Henderson), Grades (Jessie Ware, Ady Suleiman), Sam Romans (John Legend, Alicia Keys), Felix Joseph (Jorja Smith, Elli Ingram) and Amy Wadge (Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran).

Stream the audio clip for “No Reply” below.

Sinead Harnett reunites with Grades for new single “Body”

6 Apr

British singer/songwriter Sinead Harnett has delivered her new single online.

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

The track was produced by Grades, who previously teamed up with Harnett on “If You Let Me,” “Still Miss You” and the Louis Mattrs-assisted “Ally.”

Born Daniel Traynor, the UK record producer’s resume boasts additional works with Ady Suleiman (“Longing for Your Love”), Tinie Tempah (“Text from Your Ex”), Fantasia (“Wait for You”), M.O (“Bad Vibe”), Khalid (“Winter”), H.E.R. (“Lights On”), Tove Lo (“Lies in the Dark”) and Maad (“New Religion”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Harnett’s upcoming project – featuring alliances with Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, P2J, Marlon Roudette, Ari PenSmith, Michael Angelo, Ladun Thompson, Autumn Rowe, Maths Time Joy, Stint, Hue Strother, and Monro – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Rinse FM.

Fans of Grades’ works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Mali-Koa, Alina Baraz, Birdy, Dua Lipa, Mullally, Ella Mai, Jess Glynne, Kwabs, L Devine, Mahalia, Natalie La Rose, Raleigh Ritchie, Tom Tripp, and Starley.

Stream the audio clip for “Body” below.

Dua Lipa teams with Calvin Harris for new single “One Kiss”

6 Apr

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has teamed up with Scottish DJ and record producer Calvin Harris for his new promotional single.

“One Kiss” – which was co-written by Canadian recording artist Jessie Reyez – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa’s upcoming sophomore studio collection is expected to arrive later this year via Warner Bros. Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Lindy Robbins, Justin Tranter, Sasha Sloan, Andrew Wyatt, Caroline Ailin, Koz, Sarah Aarons, MNEK, Ilsey Juber, King Henry, Emily Warren, Grades, Sarah Hudson, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream the audio clip for “One Kiss” below.

Mali-Koa signs new deal with Island Records UK

30 Mar

Singer/songwriter Mali-Koa has inked a new deal with Island Records UK.

The Universal Music Group imprint also houses artists include John Newman, Marlon Roudette, Ray BLK, Ariana Grande, Sigrid, Drake, Antigoni Buxton, Hailee Steinfeld, Jessie Ware, AlunaGeorge, and Cosima.

Mali-Koa’s current single “Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Plested and produced by Joe Garrett – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

She has also worked with songwriters and producers including Scott Effman, Nat Dunn, Pip Kembo, Lauren Aquilina, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, T-Collar, Hannah Wilson, Maestro Tha Baker, Nina Nesbitt, and Grades.

Stream the audio clip for “Honest” below.

Ella Mai premieres music video for new single “Naked”

16 Feb

Ella Mai has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Naked” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s Vevo channel on Thursday (February 15, 2018).

Co-written by Samuel “Sam Hook” Jean and produced by Dijon “DJ Mustard” McFarlane; “Naked” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Mai’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2017’s “Ready” is expected to arrive later this year via 10 Summers Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional alliances with Diztortion (Rihanna, Sean Paul), Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David, Dionne Bromfield), Grades (Alina Baraz, Jessie Ware) and Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa, Zara Larsson).

Watch the music video for “Naked” below.

Taya schedules release date for new promotional single “Skin”

15 Feb

British singer/songwriter Taylor Fowlis, known mononymously as Taya, is scheduled to release her new single “Skin” on February 16 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Anita Blay (better known by her stage name CocknBullKid), whose songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Hair”), Neon Jungle (“Future Ex Girl”), Lilly Ahlberg (“Bad Boys”), Arlissa (“Same Road”) and Caitlyn Scarlett (“Lost in Space”).

Production duties on “Skin” were handled by Alan Sampson, who is also responsible co-writing and producing Jay Sean’s “Ride It,” Alesha Dixon’s “Every Little Part of Me,” Parade’s “Louder,” Zayn Malik’s “She,” Rita Ora’s “Kiss Me,” and Craig David’s “Louder Than Words.”

Taya is expected to release her next project – featuring further productions from The Electric, Fred Ball, Two Inch Punch, Lostboy, Sacha Skarbek, Knightstarr, Ollie Green, Grades, Scribz Riley, Ill Blu, Fred Cox, ADP, Carassius Gold, and Tre Jean Marie – later this year via Atlantic Records.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated collection are Sophie “Frances” Cooke, Lauren Aquilina, Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji, Chiara Hunter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Caroline Ailin, Ina Wroldsen, Shae Jacobs, Jacob Attwooll, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Sebastian Kole, Plested, and James Newman.

Stream the audio clip for “5432” below.

Dua Lipa teams with Whethan for new promotional single “High”

10 Feb

British singer/songwriter Dua Lipa has teamed up with American DJ and music producer Whethan (born Ethan Snoreck) for her new promotional single “High,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by Dua Lipa and John Hill alongside Sarah Aarons, whose resume boasts additional works with Zedd x Alessia Cara (“Stay”), Mabel McVey (“Bedroom”), Demi Lovato (“Lonely”), Jessie Ware (“Alone”), Guy Sebastian (“Home”) and Seal (“Luck Be a Lady”).

“High” also appears on the original motion picture soundtrack “Fifty Shades Freed,” out now via Universal Music Group / Republic Records.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Dua Lipa is currently working on her upcoming sophomore album with songwriters/producers including Max Martin, Lindy Robbins, Savan Kotecha, Emily Warren, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Caroline Ailin, Justin Tranter, Sasha Sloan, Andrew Wyatt, Ilsey Juber, Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, Clarence Coffee Jr., King Henry, Sarah Hudson, and GRADES.

Her self-titled debut studio collection debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart and peaked to number thirty-two on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It also spawned singles “Be the One,” “Last Dance,” “Hotter Than Hell,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” “Lost in Your Light,” “New Rules” and “IDGAF.”

Stream the audio clip for “High” below.