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Mark Ralph hints at new collaboration with Gorgon City

11 Feb

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Mark Ralph has hinted at a new collaboration with Gorgon City.

“Been working hard all day with @GorgonCity and guess what? It’s time for refreshing Nandos in Kensal Rise!” the UK record producer tweeted.

Ralph recently co-produced and co-wrote “I’m in Control” for AlunaGeorge along with Sam Romans and group members Aluna Francis and George Reid. The track is now available for download via Island Records.

His other credits include Lion Babe’s “Where Do We Go” [Polydor], Foxes’ “Wicked Love” [Epic], Blonde’s “Feel Good” [Parlophone], Clean Bandit’s “Extraordinary” [Atlantic], and Years & Years’ “Shine” [Interscope].

Meanwhile, Gorgon City are expected to release their sophomore studio collection – featuring the Sam Romans-assisted “Saving My Life” – later this year through Black Butter Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The British garage duo – consisting of Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott – released their debut album “Sirens” in 2014 and it peaked to number ten on the UK Albums Chart.

That collection also delivered guest appearances from MNEK (“Ready for Your Love”), Anne-Marie (“Try Me Out”), Zak Abel (“Unmissable”), Katy B (“Lover Like You”), Tish Hyman (“5 Am”), and Jennifer Hudson (“Go All Night”).

Watch the music video for “Saving My Life” below.

Jess Glynne releases debut album “I Cry When I Laugh”

21 Aug

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Jess Glynne has released her debut album online.

“I Cry When I Laugh” – featuring hit singles “Right Here,” “Hold My Hand” and “Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Warner Music Group imprint Atlantic Records.

Producers include Knox Brown (Usher, Mary J. Blige), Starsmith (Cheryl, Ellie Goulding), Bless Beats (Krishane, Tinie Tempah), Naughty Boy (Sam Smith, Wiz Khalifa), Mac and Phil (Cover Drive, Emeli Sande), TMS (Sigma, Ella Eyre), Steve Mac (Shakira, Olly Murs) and Gorgon City (Kiesza, Zak Abel).

On the songwriting front, Glynne has teamed up with Jin Jin (Moko, Janelle Monae), Ina Wroldsen (Jojo, Calvin Harris), Talay Riley (Zendaya, Nick Jonas), Wayne Hector (Nicki Minaj, One Direction), Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande, Leona Lewis) and Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit (Rae Morris, Selena Gomez).

Furthermore, Glynne has contributed the upcoming releases by Labrinth [Syco Music], Rudimental [Atlantic Records], Little Mix [Columbia Records], Rita Ora [Roc Nation] and M.O [Operator Records].

Watch the music video for “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” below.

Gorgon City, ROMANS premiere music video for new single “Saving My Life”

18 Aug

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Gorgon City have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The British garage duo – composed of Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott – posted the visual clip for “Saving My Life” to their Vevo channel on Monday (August 17, 2015).

“Saving My Life” features vocals from ROMANS, whose songwriting credits include Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me?” [Atlantic Records], Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt” [Capitol Records] and Naughty Boy’s “Home” [Virgin EMI Records].

Furthermore, the first part of ROMANS’ debut album “Overthinking” – featuring lead single “Uh Huh” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Roc Nation and Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City, meanwhile, are expected to release their second studio collection later this year through Blackground Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Sirens,” which debuted at number ten on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “Ready for Your Love (feat MNEK)” and “Go All Night (feat Jennifer Hudson).”

Watch the music video for “Saving My Life” below.

Gorgon City announces new single “Saving My Life”

12 Aug

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Gorgon City have announced the title of their new single.

The British garage duo – composed of Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott – christened “Saving My Life” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming sophomore album.

“Saving My Life” was co-written by ROMANS, whose recent credits include Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me?” [Atlantic Records], Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt” [Capitol Records] and Naughty Boy’s “Home” [Virgin EMI Records].

Furthermore, the first part of ROMANS’ debut album “Overthinking” – featuring lead single “Uh Huh” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Roc Nation and Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City, meanwhile, are expected to release their second studio collection later this year through Blackground Records and Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Sirens,” which debuted at number ten on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles “Ready for Your Love (feat MNEK)” and “Go All Night (feat Jennifer Hudson).”

On the production front, Gorgon City have contributed to Jess Glynne’s forthcoming debut album. “I Cry When I Laugh” – featuring the Gorgon City-produced “Right Here” – will hit stores on August 21 through Atlantic Records.

In addition, fans of ROMANS’ songwriting work should peep the next releases by Ella Henderson [Syco Music], John Legend [Columbia Records], AlunaGeorge [Island Records] and Clean Bandit [Atlantic Records].

Watch the music video for “Go All Night” below.

Jess Glynne unveils “Why Me” music video

2 Aug

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Jess Glynne has unveiled a new music video online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the Jolene Henry-directed clip for “Why Me” to her official YouTube channel on Saturday (August 01, 2015).

Production duties on “Why Me” were handled by Knox Brown, who also teamed up with Glynne on “Gave Me Something,” “Ain’t Got Far to Go” and “Love Me.”

Furthermore, Brown has contributed to the next projects by Usher [RCA Records], Raye [Polydor Records], Karen Harding [Capitol Records], Melissa Steel [Atlantic Records] and Sinead Harnett [Virgin EMI Records].

Meanwhile, Glynne’s first studio collection “I Cry When I Laugh” – featuring previous singles “Right Here,” “Hold My Hand” and “Don’t Be So Hard on Yourself” – will hit stores on August 21 through Atlantic Records.

Other album producers include Starsmith (Kylie Minogue, Ellie Goulding), TMS (Ella Eyre, Years & Years), Steve Mac (Shakira, Ella Henderson), Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Leona Lewis) and Gorgon City (ROMANS, Jennifer Hudson).

Watch the music video for “Why Me” below.

Disclosure unwraps tracklist for new album “Caracal”

1 Aug

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Disclosure have unwrapped the tracklist for their upcoming album.

The electronic music production duo will release “Caracal” on September 25 through PMR Records and Island Records.

Group members Guy and Howard Lawrence co-wrote “Caracal” along with regular collaborator Jimmy Napes, whose credits include Clean Bandit (“Rather Be”), Mary J. Blige (“Right Now”) and Gorgon City (“Unmissable”).

Furthermore, Napes has contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys [RCA Records], Ellie Goulding [Polydor Records], Eliza Doolittle [Parlophone Records], Karen Harding [Capitol Records] and Grace [RCA Records].

Disclosure’s debut album, 2013’s “Settle,” debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawned hit singles including “Latch” (featuring Sam Smith), “White Noise” (featuring AlunaGeorge)” and “Voices” (featuring Sasha Keable).

On the highly-anticipated new album, Disclosure have enlisted the likes of The Weeknd (“Nocturnal”), Lorde (“Magnets”), Miguel (“Good Intentions”), Lion Babe (“Hourglass”), Nao (“Supergo”) and Kwabs (“Willing & Able”).

Peep the tracklisting for “Caracal” below.

(01) Nocturnal (featuring The Weeknd) / (02) Omen (featuring Sam Smith) / (03) Holding On (featuring Gregory Porter) / (04) Hourglass (featuring Lion Babe) / (05) Willing & Able (featuring Kwabs) / (06) Magnets (featuring Lorde) / (07) Jaded / (08) Good Intentions (featuring Miguel) / (09) Superego (featuring Nao) / (10) Echoes / (11) Masterpiece (featuring Jordan Rakei) / (12) Molecules / (13) Moving Mountains (featuring Brendan Riley) / (14) Bang That / (15) After Thought

Gorgon City enlist Romans for sophomore album

15 Jul

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Gorgon City have enlisted Romans for their upcoming sophomore album.

“Great day yesterday with @thisisromans & @housechoir” the British electronic music duo posted to their Instagram page on Wednesday (July 15, 2015).

Romans – real name Samuel Elliot Roman – is known for co-writing Naughty Boy’s “Home” [Virgin EMI Records], Mary J. Blige’s “Doubt” [Capitol Records] and Melissa Steel’s “You Love Me?” [Atlantic Records].

His first mini-collection “Overthinking, Part 1” – featuring lead single “Uh Huh” – is now available for download via iTunes in partnership with Roc Nation Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

Furthermore, he contributed to the next projects by Birdy [Atlantic Records], Labrinth [Syco Music], John Legend [Columbia Records], Kwabs [Atlantic Records], AlunaGeorge [Island Records] and Ella Henderson [Syco Music].

Meanwhile, Gorgon City – consisting of members Kye “Foamo” Gibbon and Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott – are expected to release their second studio collection later this year through Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “Sirens,” which debuted at number ten on the UK Singles Chart and spawned hit singles including “Ready for You Love,” “Here for You,” “Unmissable” and “Go All Night.”

That album also boasted guest appearances from Jennifer Hudson [RCA Records], Maverick Sabre [Island Records], Emeli Sande [Capitol Records], Laura Welsh [Polydor Records] and Anne-Marie [Major Tom’s Music].

Watch the music video for “Uh Huh” below.

Jess Glynne selects new single “Hold My Hand”

22 Jan

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Jess Glynne has selected her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Hold My Hand” as the second promotional cut from her upcoming debut album under Atlantic Records.

“Hold My Hand” follows previous single, the Gorgon City-produced “Right Here,” which peaked to number six on the UK Singles Chart.

Other producers backing Glynne on the highly-anticipated project are Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Mikky Ekko), Naughty Boy (Rihanna, Sam Smith), Steve Mac (One Direction, Ella Henderson) and Babyface (Celine Dion, Toni Braxton).

On the songwriting front, the “Rather Be” star teamed with Emeli Sande (Alicia Keys, David Guetta), Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett (Little Mix, MNEK), Andrea Martin (Leona Lewis, Ella Eyre) and Jonny Coffer (Tanika Bailey, Sam Smith).

Watch the music video for “Real Love” below.

Hamada Mania’s favorite songs of 2014

11 Dec

Ella Henderson

Song Title: “Beautifully Unfinished”
Performed By: Ella Henderson.
Written By: Ella Henderson, Lindy Robbins & Steve Robson.
Produced By: Steve Robson & Komi (El-Hakam Al-Kaubaisy).
Label: Syco Music.

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Song Title: “Believer”
Performed By: Keyshia Cole.
Written By: Ester Dean, Jasper Cameron, Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen.
Produced By: Stargate.
Label: Interscope Records.

Sia02

Song Title: “Big Girls Cry”
Performed By: Sia.
Written By: Sia Furler & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Greg Kurstin & Christopher Braide.
Label: RCA Records.

ColbieCaillat

Song Title: “Break Free”
Performed By: Colbie Caillat.
Written By: Colbie Caillat & Christopher Braide.
Produced By: Christopher Braide.
Label: Republic Records.

Tiaan

Song Title: “Devil’s Touch”
Performed By: TIAAN.
Produced By: Arnthor Birgisson.
Label: AristoTracks.

Cover Drive

Song Title: “Easy Life”
Performed By: Cover Drive.
Written By: Amanda Reifer, T-Ray Armstrong, Jamar Harding, Barry Hill, Kerrie Thomas-Armstrong, Dan Goudie & Ashley Milton.
Label: Independent Release.

Jennifer - Same Girl

Song Title: “Expertease (Ready Set Go)”
Performed By: Jennifer Lopez.
Written By: Jennifer Lopez, Sia Furler, Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder and Steve “Aceface” Mostyn.
Label: Capitol Records.

Clean-Bandit

Song Title: “Extraordinary”
Performed By: Clean Bandit (featuring Sharna Bass).
Written By: James Napier, Gustave Rudman, Grace Chatto & Jack Patterson.
Produced By: Jack Patterson & Mark Ralph.
Label: Black Butter / Atlantic Records.

Goapele

Song Title: “Hey Boy” (solo version)
Performed By: Goapele.
Written By: Estelle Swaray, Lauren Evans, David “DQ” Quinones, Lance Tolbert & Keith Harris.
Produced By: Keith Harris.
Label: Skyblaze Recordings / BMG Rights Management.

Leah McFall

Song Title: “Home”
Performed By: Leah McFall (featuring will.i.am).
Written By: William Adams, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Michael McHenry, Ryan “DJ Replay” Buendia, Alex Ebert & Jade Castrinos.
Produced By: will.i.am & Free School.
Label: Capitol Records.

Christina02

Song Title: “Human”
Performed By: Christina Perri.
Written By: Christina Perri & Martin Johnson.
Produced By: Martin Johnson.
Label: Atlantic Records.

Haim

Song Title: “If I Could Change Your Mind”
Performed By: HAIM.
Written By: Alana Haim, Danielle Haim, Este Haim & James Ford.
Produced By: James Ford.
Label: Polydor Records.

Ella02

Song Title: “If I Go”
Performed By: Ella Eyre.
Written By: Ella Eyre, Natalia Hajjara & Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Produced By: Jarrad “Jaz” Rogers.
Label: Virgin EMI Records.

Gorgon City

Song Title: “Imagination”
Performed By: Gorgon City (featuring Katy Menditta).
Written By: Emeli Sande, Katy Menditta, Mustafa Omer, James Murray, Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matthew “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott
Produced By: Gorgon City & Mojam.
Label: Black Butter / Virgin EMI Records.

Lion Babe01

Song Title: “Jump Hi”
Performed By: Lion Babe (featuring Childish Gambino).
Written By: Jillian Hervey, Lucas Goodman & Makeba Riddick.
Label: Outsiders Recorded Music / Polydor Records.

Ariana-Grande-Yours-Truly-

Song Title: “Just a Little Bit of Your Heart”
Performed By: Ariana Grande.
Written By: Harry Styles & Johan Carlsson.
Produced By: Johan Carlsson & Peter Carlsson.
Label: Republic Records.

LP1

Song Title: “Kicks”
Performed By: FKA twigs.
Written By: Tahliah “FKA twigs” Barnett & Joel Compass.
Produced By: FKA twigs & Cy An.
Label: Young Turks.

Pharrell - Alicia

Song Title: “Know Who You Are”
Performed By: Pharrell Williams (featuring Alicia Keys).
Written By: Pharrell Williams & Alicia Keys.
Produced By: Pharrell Williams.
Label: Columbia Records.

Teyana Taylor01

Song Title: “Maybe”
Performed By: Teyana Taylor (featuring Pusha T & Yo Gotti).
Written By: Teyana Taylor, Andre Proctor, Brian Soko, Rasool Diaz, Jaramye Daniels, Kyle Owens, Akil King, Terrence Thornton & Mario Mims.
Produced By: The Order, Jaramye Daniels & Kyle “KO” Owens.
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Def Jam Recordings.

Kylie Minogue - Kiss Me Once

Song Title: “Million Miles”
Performed By: Kylie Minogue.
Written By: Chelcee Grimes, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Produced By: Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Daniel Davidsen & Peter Wallevik.
Label: Parlophone Records.

Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour

Song Title: “Not in That Way”
Performed By: Sam Smith.
Written By: Sam Smith & Fraser T. Smith.
Produced By: Fraser T. Smith.
Label: Capitol Records.

Marsha

Song Title: “Night Time”
Performed By: Marsha Ambrosius.
Written By: Marsha Ambrosius, Sam Dew, Kenneth Bartolomei, Erik Reyes-Ortiz & Kevin Crowe.
Produced By: J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.
Label: RCA Records.

Brooke Candy

Song Title: “Opulence”
Performed By: Brooke Candy.
Written By: Brooke Candy, Sia Furler & Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Produced By: Thomas “Diplo” Pentz.
Label: RCA Records.

Tourist01

Song Title: “Patterns”
Performed By: Tourist (featuring Lianne La Havas).
Written By: James Napier and William “Tourist” Phillips.
Label: Method Records.

Jessie05

Song Title: “Pieces”
Performed By: Jessie Ware.
Written By: Jessie Ware, James Napier & William “Tourist” Phillips.
Produced By: Emile Haynie.
Label: PMR / Island Records.

Karen Harding01

Song Title: “Say Something”
Performed By: Karen Harding.
Written By: Karen Harding & Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Produced By: Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.
Label: Method Records / Capitol Records.

Jasmine01

Song Title: “That’s Me Right There”
Performed By: Jasmine Villegas (featuring Kendrick Lamar).
Written By: Carmen Reece, Al Sherrod Lambert, Chris Jackson & Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Produced By: Harmony “H-Money” Samuels.
Label: Interscope Records.

Toni-Braxton-Babyface

Song Title: “The D Word”
Performed By: Toni Braxton & Babyface.
Written By: Toni Braxton & Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Produced By: Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.
Label: Motown Records.

Mary07

Song Title: “Wonderful”
Performed By: Mary J. Blige.
Written By: Mary J. Blige, Priscilla Renea Hamilton, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Produced By: Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn & Ronald “Flippa” Colson.
Label: Epic Records.

Mariah02

Song Title: “You’re Mine (Eternal)”
Performed By: Mariah Carey.
Written By: Mariah Carey & Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins.
Produced By: Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins & Mariah Carey.
Label: Def Jam Recordings.

Steve Mac hints at new collaboration with Jess Glynne

8 Nov

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Steve Mac has hinted at a new collaboration with Jess Glynne.

The British songwriter and record producer previously collaborated with artists including Shakira [RCA Records], The Saturdays [Polydor Records], Lily Allen [Parlophone Records] and Jessie J [Republic Records].

Some of his recent songwriting and production credits are “Break the Rules” by Charli XCX [Atlantic Records], “Glow” by Ella Henderson [Syco Music] and “Bumper Cars” by Alex & Sierra [Columbia Records].

Meanwhile, Jess Glynne is currently recording her upcoming debut album under Warner Music Group imprint Atlantic Records.

The still-untitled project – featuring lead single “Right Here” – is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2015.

Other musicians backing Glynne on the highly-anticipated LP are Gorgon City (Kiesza, Jennifer Hudson), Fraser T. Smith (Adele, Sam Smith), Babyface (Beyonce, Ariana Grande) and The Invisible Men (DJ Fresh, Iggy Azalea).

Watch the music video for Clean Bandit’s “Real Love” – featuring Jess Glynne – below. The track will be available for download from November 16.