Tag Archives: David Andrew Sitek

Elliphant hits the studio with Dave Sitek for sophomore album

6 Jun

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Elliphant has recorded new music with Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio.

Sitek recently produced the entirety of Sam Dew’s debut EP “Damn Sue,” which is out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

His extensive resume includes further works with Oh Land [Federal Prism], Kelis [Ninja Tune], Tinashe [RCA Records], Lion Babe [Outsiders Recorded Music], Lianne La Havas [Warner Bros Records] and Mikky Ekko [RCA Records].

Meanwhile, Elliphant – real name Ellinor Olovsdotter – is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album later this year under Kemosabe Records.

The still-untitled collection will feature contributions from Theron Thomas of Rock City (Ciara, Fifth Harmony) Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Sia, Katy Perry) and Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Rihanna, Britney Spears).

Lead single “Love Me Badder” is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Watch the music video for “Only Getting Younger” below.

Lion Babe collaborates with Jin Jin for debut album

3 May

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Lion Babe has collaborated with Jin Jin on new material.

The British singer/songwriter – born Janee Bennett – recently co-wrote Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand” along with Ina Wroldsen and Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit. The track debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

She also contributed to the next projects by Raye [Polydor], Aston Merrygold [Warner Bros], Tamera Foster [Syco Music], Melissa Steel [Atlantic], Karen Harding [Capitol], Janelle Monae [Atlantic] and Moko [Virgin EMI].

Meanwhile, Lion Babe is expected to release its debut album later this year under Amanda Ghost’s label Outsiders Recorded Music in partnership with Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

Current single “Wonder Woman” – which was produced by Pharrell Williams – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Other musicians backing Lion Babe on the still-untitled collection are Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce, Alicia Keys), Makeba Riddick (Brandy, Toni Braxton), Joel Compass (MNEK, FKA twigs) and Dave Sitek (Kelis, Sam Dew).

Watch the music video for “Treat Me Like Fire” below.

Sam Dew enlists Dave Sitek for debut EP “Damn Sue,” unveils new song “Rewind”

3 Apr

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Sam Dew has debuted a new song online.

The singer/songwriter posted the audio clips for “Rewind” to his official SoundCloud page on Thursday (April 02, 2015).

“Rewind” is slotted for inclusion on the artist’s upcoming EP “Damn Sue,” out on April 7 via iTunes in partnership with RCA Records. Dave Sitek from TV and the Radio serves as the mini-album’s executive producer.

On the songwriting front, Dew is known for co-penning Rihanna’s “Numb” f/ Eminem [Def Jam], Bridget Kelly’s “Friends” [Roc Nation], Jessie Ware’s “Sweetest Song” [Island] and Marsha Ambrosius’ “Night Time” [RCA].

He also contributed to Rudimental’s upcoming sophomore album under Black Butter Records and Atlantic Records. The still-untitled project follows 2012’s “Home,” which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Listen to “Rewind” below.

Lion Babe recruit Pharrell Williams for new single “Wonder Woman”

19 Mar

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Lion Babe have premiered their new single online.

The experimental soul duo – consisting of Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman –posted the official audio clip for “Wonder Woman” to their official Vevo channel on Wednesday (March 18, 2015).

“Wonder Woman” was produced by Pharrell Williams, whose other credits include Beyonce’s “Blow” [Columbia Records], Kylie Minogue’s “I Was Gonna Cancel” [Parlophone Records] and Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” [Atlantic Records].

Furthermore, Lion Babe’s debut album is scheduled for release later this year via Amanda Ghost’s label Outsiders Records Music Limited in conjunction with Polydor Records (UK) and Interscope Records (US).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further collaborations with Joel Compass (FKA twigs, Nicola Roberts), Makeba Riddick (Rihanna, Toni Braxton), Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce, Alicia Keys) and Dave Sitek (Kelis, Mikky Ekko).

Listen to “Wonder Woman” below.

Mikky Ekko releases debut album “Time”

20 Jan

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Mikky Ekko has released his debut album online.

“Time” – featuring singles “U,” “Smile” and “Pull Me Down” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with RCA Records.

The project boasts collaborations with Stargate, Benny Blanco, Elof Loelv, Greg Kurstin, Jim Eliot, Ryan Tedder, Noel Zancanella, Blood Diamonds, Fraser T. Smith, Dave Sitek, Jeff Bhasker, Clams Casino, and Justin Parker.

On the songwriting front, Ekko – real name John Stephen Sudduth – contributed to the upcoming third studio album by British singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding.

He previously co-wrote and featured on hit single “Stay” by Bajan songbird Rihanna. The track peaked to number three on the US Singles Chart.

Peep the songwriting and production credits for “Time” below.

“Watch Me Rise”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Steven Weston / Tor Erik Hermansen / Mikkel Storleer Eriksen / Benjamin Levin).
Produced By: (Stargate / Benny Blanco).

“Smile”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Dennis Herring / Jim Eliot / Greg Kurstin).
Produced By: (Elof Loelv / Mikky Ekko).

“Love You Crazy”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Ryan Tedder / Noel Zancanella).
Produced By: (Ryan Tedder / Noel Zancanella).

“U”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Michael Tucker).
Produced By: (Blood Diamonds).

“Time”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Fraser T. Smith).
Produced By: (Fraser T. Smith).

“Riot”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Boots Ottestad).
Produced By: (David Andrew Sitek).

“Mourning Doves”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Elof Loelv).
Produced By: (Elof Loelv / Mikky Ekko).

“Burning Doves”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Jeff Bhasker).
Produced By: (Jeff Bhasker).

“Comatose”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Justin Parker / Michael Volpe).
Produced By: (Justin Parker / Clams Casino / Mikky Ekko).

“Pull Me Down”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Michael Volpe).
Produced By: (Clams Casino / Mikky Ekko).

“Made of Light”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Nick Ruth / Alexander Castillo Vasquez).
Produced By: (Alexander Castillo Vasquez / Nick Ruth).

“Loner”
Written By: (Mikky Ekko / Ryan Tedder / Noel Zancanella).
Produced By: (Ryan Tedder / Noel Zancanella).

Lion Babe premiere “Jungle Lady” music video

16 Dec

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Lion Babe have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The experimental soul duo posted the Camila Falquez-directed clip for “Jungle Lady” to their official Vevo page on Monday (December 15, 2014).

“Jungle Lady” – written by group members Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman along with Joshua Tidla – is lifted from Lion Babe’s self-titled EP, now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

The track follows previous promotional cut, the Childish Gambino-featuring / Makeba Riddick-assisted “Jump Hi.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Lion Babe’s full-length debut album will be released next year via Amanda Ghost’s label Outsiders Recorded Music in partnership with Polydor Records (UK) and Def Jam Recordings (US).

The still-untitled LP will boast contributions from David Andrew Sitek (Tinashe, Kelis), Pharrell Williams (Ciara, Britney Spears), Andrew Wyatt (Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira) and Jeff Bhasker (Beyonce, Alicia Keys).

Watch the music video for “Jungle Lady” below.

Kelis premieres music video for new single ‘Jerk Ribs’

20 Feb

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Kelis has premiered the music video for her new single online.

“Jerk Ribs” marks the first promotional single from the singer/songwriter’s upcoming sixth studio album, “Food.”

The new collection – which serves as the follow-up to 2010’s “Flesh Tone” – is scheduled for release on April 21 via Ninja Tune / Federal Prism Records.

“Jerk Ribs” was written by Kelis and Todd Simon along with David Andrew Sitek. The latter previously worked with Santigold [Atlantic Records], Yeah Yeah Yeahs [Interscope Records] and Oh Land [Federal Prism Records].

In related news, the “Bossy” star recently landed a new show on the Cooking Channel entitled “Saucy and Sweet” and it will premiere on February 26.

Watch the music video for “Jerk Ribs” below.