Tag Archives: Dernst Emile

Normani Kordei drafts Joel Little, Teddy Geiger for new collaboration

6 Aug

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei has drafted Joel Little and Teddy Geiger for a new collaboration.

Little is known for co-writing and producing singles performed by Shawn Mendes (“Youth”), Daya (“Safe”), Kesha (“This is Me”), Bebe Rexha (“The Way I Are”), Lorde (“Green Light”) and Khaled (“Young, Dumb & Broke”).

Meanwhile, Geiger’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Christina Aguilera (“Unless it’s With You”), Sean Paul (“Jump On It”), Anne-Marie (“Machine”), Tiesto (“Summer Nights”) and James Blunt (“Bartender”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her debut project under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Nova Wav, Sevn Thomas, Raye, Jahaan Sweet, Victoria Monet, D’Mile, Caroline Ailin, Justin Tranter, KiTo, Boi-1da, Tayla Parx, August Rigo, Starrah, London on Da Track, Nija Charles, Rasool Diaz, Jorgen Odegard, and Stargate.

Watch the music video for “Love Lies” below.

H.E.R. releases new project “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude”

3 Aug

American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R., has released her new project online.

“I Used to Know Her: The Prelude” – featuring six new songs including “Against Me,” “Feel a Way,” “Could’ve Been” and “As I Am” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Album contributors include David “Swagg R’celious” Harris, Tiara Thomas, Jeff “Gitty” Gitelman, Hue “SoundzFire” Strother, Carl “Cardiak” McCormick, Dernst “D’Mile” Emile, and Ronald “Flippa” Colson.

Stream “I Used to Know Her: The Prelude” below.

Normani Kordei enlists Raye, D’Mile for new collaboration

29 Jul

Photo Credit: Blair Caldwell

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei has enlisted the songwriting and production services of Raye and D’Mile for her upcoming project.

Raye’s songwriting credits include John Legend’s “A Good Night,” Madison Beer’s “Home With You,” Hailee Steinfeld’s “Capital Letters,” Little Mix’s “If I Get My Way,” Rita Ora’s “Proud,” and Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty.”

Meanwhile, D’Mile’s production resume boasts works with The Carters (“Boss”), LeToya Luckett (“I’m Ready”), TLC (“Way Back”), Usher (“Mind of a Man”), Jennifer Lopez (“One Love”), Trey Songz (“Disrespectful”), Wynter Gordon (“Back to You”), and Mary J. Blige (“In the Morning”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani signed a publishing deal with Stellar Songs and is currently working on her debut solo project under RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further productions from Stargate, London on Da Track, Murda Beatz, T-Minus, Vinylz, Boi-1da, Jorgen Odegard, and Sons of Sonix.

On the songwriting front, Normani has also worked with Victoria Monet, Justin Tranter, Kennedi, Hue Strother, Caroline Ailin, James Fauntleroy, Tayla Parx, August Rigo, Starrah, Nija Charles, Micah Powell, and KiTo.

Watch the music video for Raye’s “Friends” below.

[Common Collaborators] Toni and Tamar Braxton

8 Jul

In addition to being sisters and major recording artists, Toni and Tamar Braxton have also worked with a lot of the same producers and songwriters. In fact, Tamar co-wrote several songs for Toni including “Let Me Show You The Way (Out),” “Give it Back,” “Rock Me, Roll Me,” “Selfish,” “Me & My Boyfriend,” “Always” and “Holiday Celebrate.”

Here’s the list of common songwriters and producers both artists have worked with!

  • Andrea Martin – Tamar Braxton: “Only Love” and “What Does it Take” (with The Braxtons) / Toni Braxton: “A Better Man” and “I Love Me Some Him”
  • Bryan Michael Cox – Tamar Braxton: “Get None,” Pieces” and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Just Be a Man About It,” “Tripping” and “What’s Good”
  • Claude Kelly – Tamar Braxton: “Raise the Bar” / Toni Braxton: “I Hate Love”
  • Christopher “Tricky” Stewart – Tamar Braxton: “Slow Flow,” “L.A.D.I” and “Where’s the Good in Goodbye” (with The Braxtons), as well as “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me,” “I’m Over You,” “The Way it Should Be,” “Get Mine” and “Stay and Fight” / Toni Braxton: “Missin”
  • Cory Rooney – Tamar Braxton: “My Man” / Toni Braxton: “Stupid”
  • Damon Thomas – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Supposed to Be” and “Finally”
  • Dernst “D’Mile” Emile – Tamar Braxton: “Black Tears” / Toni Braxton: “Wardrobe”
  • Harvey Mason Jr. – Tamar Braxton: “All the Way Home” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Supposed to Be,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “Hands Tied,” “Why Don’t You Love Me” and “Hero,”
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Tamar Braxton: “I’d Still Say Yes” (with The Braxtons) and “Where it Hurts” / Toni Braxton: “Another Sad Love Song,” “Breathe Again,” “You Mean the World to Me,” “Seven Whole Days,” “Love Shoulda Brought You Home,” “I Wanna Be (Your Baby),” “And I Love You,” “Gimme Some,” “You’re Making Me High,” “Let it Flow,” “How Could an Angel Break My Heart” and “This Time Next Year” (also recorded by Shola Ama)
  • LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels – Tamar Braxton: “The One,” “Tip Toe,” “Love and War,” “One on One Fun,” “Hot Sugar,” “Where it Hurts,” “Catfish,” “Simple Things,” “Broken Record,” “A.S.A.P.” and “Pick Me Up”/ Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”
  • Makeba Riddick – Tamar Braxton: “Love and War,” “If I Don’t Have You,” “Must Be Good to You,” “A.S.A.P,” “Run Run” and “Pick Me Up” / Toni Braxton: “Please,” “Looking at Me” and “Make My Heart”
  • Patrick “J. Que” Smith – Tamar Braxton: “Where it Hurts” and “Coming Home” / Toni Braxton: “Sex and Cigarettes” and “Supposed to Be”
  • Rodney Jerkins – Tamar Braxton: “The Makings of You,” “Heart in My Hands” and “Blind” / Toni Braxton: “Do You Remember When,” “Whatchu Need” and “He Wasn’t Man Enough”

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, surprise-release joint album “Everything is Love”

17 Jun

Beyonce & Jay-Z, aka The Carters, have released their joint album online.

Exclusively available for streaming via Tidal, “Everything is Love” features nine new songs in the shape of “Summer,” “Apeshit,” “Boss,” “Nice,” “713,” “Friends,” “Heard About Us,” “Black Effect” and “LoveHappy.”

Among the musicians backing The Carters on the new project are Cool & Dre, James Fauntleroy, Nova Wav, Dave Sitek, Boi-1da, Vinylz, Jahaan Sweet, Nija Charles, MeLo-X, Illmind, D’Mile, Mike Dean, and Pharrell Williams.

Watch the music video for “Apeshit” below.

Mack Wilds hits the studio with Victoria Monet, Rob Knox

9 Jun

American singer, songwriter, and actor Mack Wilds has teamed up with Victoria Monet and Rob Knox for a new collaboration.

Monet’s songwriting resume boasts works with Ariana Grande (“Be Alright”), Chris Brown (“Drunk Texting”), Fifth Harmony (“Everlasting Love”), Jordin Sparks (“Double Tap”) and Diddy & Dirty Money (“I Hate That You Love Me”).

Meanwhile, Knox is reponsible for co-writing and producing Justin Timberlake’s “Morning Light,” Luke James’ “These Arms,” Prince Royce’s “Paris on a Sunny Day,” Jon Bellion’s “Woke the Fuck Up,” and Rihanna’s “Cold Case Love.”

On the other hand, Wilds is expected to release his next project – reportedly featuring further contributions from Mojam Music, ADP, Hue Strother, Kamille, D’Mile, WondaGurl, Paul E. Phamous, and Dyo – later this year.

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

Stream “AfterHours” below.

H.E.R. teams up with Naughty Boy for new collaboration

7 Jun

American singer/songwriter Gabi Wilson, known professionally as H.E.R., has teamed up with British record producer Naughty Boy for a new collaboration.

Naughty Boy’s production resume boasts works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Alesha Dixon (“Radio”), Marlon Roudette (“Anti Hero”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), Tanika (“Runaway”) and Fantasia Barrino (“Side Effects of You”).

His current promotional single “All or Nothing” – featuring Ray BLK and Wycelf Jean – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, H.E.R.’s upcoming debut album is scheduled to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from The Stereotypes, D’Mile, Hue Strother, Theron Feemster, Swagg R’Celious, Tiara Thomas, Supa Dups, Flippa, Jeff Gitty, Nija Charles, and DannyBoyStyles.

Watch the music video for “Focus” below.