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Sigrid teams up with Noonie Bao for new collaboration

23 Aug

Norwegian singer/songwriter Sigrid Solbakk Raabe, known mononymously as simply Sigrid, has teamed up with Noonie Bao for a new collaboration.

Born Jonnali Mikaela Parmenius, the Swedish recording artist’s resume boasts songwriting works with Camila Cabello (“OMG”), Katy Perry (“Save as Draft”), Charli XCX (“Doing It”), Zedd (“Stay”), MØ (“Final Song”), Tove Styrke (“Four Elements”) and Carly Rae Jepsen (“Run Away with Me”).

Bao’s current promotional singles “Reminds Me;” co-written with BURNS and Linus Wiklund, and “Sorry Not Sorry,” co-written with Wiklund and Leather Ghost, are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Sigrid is expected to release her upcoming project – featuring singles “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Plot Twist” – later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Future Cut (Whinnie Williams), Justin Parker (Grace Carter), Ritual (Dua Lipa), Fred Ball (Nina Nesbitt), Electric (Imani Williams), Arrow Benjamin (Beyonce), Jonny Coffer (Ella Eyre), Al Shux (Taya) and Patrik Berger (Robyn).

Stream Noonie Bao’s 2015 mini-collection “Noonia” below.

KStewart unleashes new promotional single “Sex 4 Breakfast”

21 Jul

British singer/songwriter Kate Stewart, professionally known as KStewart, has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

Produced by Zacharie Raymond and Yannick Rastogi of Canadian Electronic Caribbean Music production duo Banx & Ranx, the track was co-written by KStewart and her brother David Stewart alongside Adam Baptiste (Katy Perry), Grace Tither (Fleur East) and Ayak Thiik (Imani Williams).

KStewart’s upcoming project – featuring previous singles “Hands,” “Be Without You,” “Ain’t Nobody” and “Keeping You Up” – is expected to arrive later this year via Cherry Jam Records in partnership with Warner Brothers Records UK.

For the still-untitled collection, KStewart has worked with producers Future Cut, Axident, Tre Jean-Marie, Luke Fitton, Joel Compass, GRADES, Mike “Scribz” Riley, Laconic, Jordan Riley, Cass Lowe, ADP, Richard X, Cutfather, Kasper Larsen, Jon Levine, Dallas K, LOSTBOY, and Electric.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the project are Tom Aspaul, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Levi Lennox, Sasha Sloan, JHart, Caroline Ailin, Tom Havelock, Anita Blay, Clarence Coffee Jr., Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Joe Janiak, Carmen Reece, Trey Campbell, Negin Djafari, and Amanda Ghost.

Stream the audio clip for “Sex 4 Breakfast” below.

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.

Sigrid delivers music video for new single “Plot Twist”

8 Jul

Sigrid has delivered the music video for her new single online.

The Norwegian singer/songwriter (born Sigrid Solbakk Raabe) posted the visual clip for “Plot Twist” to her Vevo channel on Friday (July 07, 2017).

The track, which follows the Martin Sjolie-produced “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” was written by Sigrid alongside George and Henry Flint of songwriting and production duo The 23rd.

Sigrid’s upcoming project, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Island Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions and songwriting contributions from Future Cut (Ella Eyre), Justin Parker (Grace Carter), Electric (Little Mix), Fred Ball (Rihanna), Laconic (Antigoni Buxton), Joe Janiak (Snakehips), Al Shux (Leona Lewis) and Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande).

Watch the music video for “Plot Twist” below.

Marlon Roudette signs new deal with Island Records UK

26 Jun

Marlon Roudette has signed a new deal with Island Records UK.

“Excited to announce that I’ve signed a new record deal with @islandrecordsuk Massive thanks to the whole team and boss Darcus Beese for persevering since my Mattafix days!! #ultralove @islandrecords I’m on Bob Marley’s label baby!!,” the British singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

The Universal Music imprint also houses artists including Ariana Grande, John Newman, Bibi Bourelly, Cosima, Elli Ingram, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure, Grace Mitchell, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Garratt, DNCE, and Kid Cudi, amongst others.

Roudette’s current promotional single “Ultra Love” – which was co-written alongside Joacim Persson and Sebastian Arman – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For his next project, Roudette has reportedly worked with Future Cut (Adele), Tre Jean-Marie (Jacob Banks), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jamie Hartman (Kacy Hill), Crada (Drake), Jimmy Napes (Rita Ora), Digital Farm Animals (Little Mix), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Mark Batson (Emeli Sande), LOSTBOY (Fleur East) and Red Triangle (Nina Nesbitt).

On the songwriting front, the “New Age” star has contributed to the next projects by Liam Payne, Ady Suleiman, and Emma Bale. His previous credits include Siobahn Donaghy’s “Twist of Fate,” Mabel McVey’s “Finders Keepers,” Louisa Johnson’s “Road to Rome,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Unconditional.”

Stream the audio clip for “Ultra Love” below.

Kenzie May teams up with Felix Joseph for new collaboration

29 Apr

British singer/songwriter Kenzie May has recorded new music with Felix Joseph.

The record producer, songwriter, photographer, and art director is known for his works with Abi Ocia (“Konfyt”), Jorja Smith (“Beautiful Little Fools”), Cosima (“Hymns for Him”), Kwabs (“Perfect Ruin”), Ray BLK (“50/50”), Elli Ingram (“Canna Butter Kisses”), Birdy (“Take My Heart”) and JJ (“City Lights”).

May, on the other hand, is expected to release her debut project – featuring promotional single “Never Find Another” – later this year.

Among the other musicians May has worked with are Future Cut, Hannah Yadi, Blue May, KiTo, Natalia Hajjara, GRADES, Phil Cook, BURNS, Matt Parad, Nylo, Joel Compass, Nate Cyphert, Mike “Scribz’ Riley, Lucas Secon, Josh Wilkinson, Francis “Eg” White, and Cass Lowe.

On the songwriting front, May – born Mackenzie Bryant – has penned songs for Dua Lipa (“Worst Enemy”), FTSE (“Float”), Bronze Whale (“Hear Me”), Dionne Bromfield (“Get Loose”) and Race Banyon (“Surface”).

Listen to the audio clip for “Never Find Another” below.

Joel Compass hits the studio with Future Cut

25 Mar

British singer, songwriter, and record producer Joel Compass has recorded new material with Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola of Future Cut.

The Manchester-based songwriting and production duo are responsible for helming Lily Allen’s “Smile,” Olly Murs’ “Please Don’t Let Me Go,” Stooshe’s “Black Heart,” Little Mix’s “How Ya Doin,” Shakira’s “Gypsy,” Foxes’ “Let Go for Tonight,” Melanie Fiona’s “Ay Yo,” Laura Izibor’s “Shine,” Ella Eyre’s “Together,” Sky Ferreira’s “On the Wire,” and Whinnie Williams’ “Too Strong.”

Moreover, Future Cut have reportedly contributed to the next projects by DAKOTA, Karen Harding, Tamera Foster, Jess Glynne, Kenzie May, Marlon Roudette, Sigrid Solbakk, Ria Ritchie, and KStewart.

Compass, on the other hand, is currently working on his upcoming debut album, as well as helming songs for other artists.

His previous credits include FKA twigs’ “Kicks,” Tinashe’s “Touch Pass,” Lion Babe’s “Impossible,” Soultech’s “Collide,” Laura Welsh’s “Soft Control,” Jamie Cullum’s “Forever,” Charlene Soraia’s “I’ll Be There,” Beverley Knight’s “Marvellous Party,” New Medicine’s “Sun Goes Down,” and Seal’s “Monascow.”

Compass’ extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow artists and musicians such as Amanda Ghost, John Legend, Nicola Roberts, Ian Dench, Mabel McVey, Jonny Coffer, Maiday, Kid Harpoon, Jorja Smith, Shift K3Y, Rosina Russell, Knox Brown, Elli Ingram, Fred Cox, and RAYE.

His four promotional singles “Run,” “Fucked Up,” “Girlfriends” and “Forgive Me” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Future Cut’s work!