Tag Archives: Ian Dench

Malika shares debut mini-album “Songs About C”

6 Oct

British singer/songwriter Malika Ferguson, professionally known as Malika, has released her debut mini-album online.

“Songs About C” – featuring promotional singles “Put it on Me,” “Run” and “I Live” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the fellow songwriters and producers backing Malika on “Songs About C” are BullySongs (Kamille, Louisa Johnson), Snakehips (Raye, Zayn Malik), Ian Dench (Beyonce, Joel Compass), Debian Blak (Nao, Katy B), Bearcubs (Chiara Hunter, Sinead Harnett) and DaVinche (Kano, Tinchy Stryder).

Stream “Songs About C” below.

Malika liberates new single “Run”

21 Apr

British singer/songwriter Malika has liberated her new single online.

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

The track was co-written by Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, whose other credits include Cheryl’s “Tattoo,” Galantis’ “No Money,” Flux Pavillion’s “Ironheart,” and Sigala’s “Only One,” featuring Digital Farm Animals.

Production duties on “Run” were handled by Luke Welsby and Olly Howells of Cardiff-based duo Bodhi, who previously worked with the likes of Tanika Bailey (“Fucking with My Heart”) and George the Poet (“My City”).

Meleka’s upcoming mini-album “Songs About C” – featuring the Snakehips-produced “Put it On Me” and Ian Dench-penned “Falling” – is expected to arrive later this year via J&J Entertainment.

Listen to the audio clip for “Run” below.

Laura Welsh releases debut album “Soft Control”

10 Mar

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Laura Welsh has released her debut album online.

“Soft Control” – featuring hit singles “Hollow Drum,” “Ghosts,” “Break the Fall” and “Cold Front” – is now available for download via iTunes (UK) in partnership with Outsiders Recorded Music Limited and Polydor Records.

On the songwriting front, the project boasts alliances with Amanda Ghost (Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez), Ian Dench (Jordin Sparks, Alesha Dixon), John Legend (Fergie, Keyshia Cole) and Dev Hynes (Tinashe, FKA twigs).

Album producers are Greg Kurstin (Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars, Lykke Li), Liam Howe (Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey), Chris Loco (Melissa Steel, Becky Hill) and Scott Hoffman (Kylie Minogue, Chris Brown).

Peep the songwriting credits for “Soft Control” below.

“Soft Control”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, Amanda Ghost, Liam Howe).

“Ghosts”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, Jonathan Lipsey).

“Break the Fall”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, Amanda Ghost, Scott Hoffman).

“Unravel”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, Devonte Hynes).

“God Keeps”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, Amanda Ghost, Scott Hoffman, Emile Haynie).

“Cold Front”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, Amanda Ghost, Robin Hannibal).

“Hardest Part” [featuring John Legend]
Written By: (Laura Welsh, John Legend, Robin Hannibal).

“Still Life”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, Robin Hannibal).

“Breathe Me In”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, Amanda Ghost, Robin Hannibal).

“Call to Arms”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, James New, Josef Page).

“Hollow Drum”
Written By: (Laura Welsh, Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench).

Laura Welsh unleashes “Ghosts” music video

14 Dec

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Laura Welsh has unleashed the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter posted the visual clip for “Ghosts” to her official Vevo page on Thursday (December 11, 2014).

“Ghosts” was co-written by Jonathan Lipsey and produced by Greg Kurstin, whose recent credits include Taylor Swift’s “I Wish You Would” [Big Machine Records] and Beyonce’s “Standing on the Sun” [Columbia Records].

The track is lifted from Welsh’s debut studio collection, “Soft Control,” out on January 19, 2015 via Outsiders Recorded Music and Polydor Records.

Album contributors include Amanda Ghost (Shakira, Jennifer Lopez), Chris Loco (Kwabs, Becky Hill), Devonte Hynes (Solange, FKA twigs), Scott Hoffman (Chris Brown, Joel Compass) and Ian Dench (Alesha Dixon, Jordin Sparks).

Watch the music video for “Ghosts” below.

Laura Welsh confirms debut album “Soft Control”

16 Nov

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Laura Welsh has confirmed the details for her debut album.

The singer/songwriter christened her first studio collection “Soft Control” and will release it on January 19, 2015 via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited in partnership with Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Current single “Break the Fall” – which was written by Laura Welsh along with Amanda Ghost and Scott “Babydaddy” Hoffman – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

Other album contributors include Liam Howe (Foxes, Marina Diamandis), Chris Loco (Sinead Harnett, Emeli Sande), Dev Hynes (Solange, Jessie Ware), Emile Haynie (Bruno Mars, Lana Del Rey) and Ian Dench (Beyonce, Joel Compass).

Peep the tracklisting for “Soft Control” below.

“Soft Control”
“Ghosts”
“Break the Fall”
“Unravel”
“God Keeps”
“Cold Front”
“Hardest Part” (featuring John Legend)
“Still Life”
“Breathe Me In”
“Call to Arms”
“Hollow Drum”

Joel Compass confirms new song title “Dance”

18 Sep

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Joel Compass has revealed a new song title from his debut album.

“Dance” is slotted for inclusion on the British singer, songwriter and record producer’s first studio collection “Science.”

The highly-anticipated LP is scheduled for release in early 2015 via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited / Polydor Records.

Current single “Girlfriends” – now available for download via iTunes (UK) – was written by Compass, Nicola Roberts, Amanda Ghost and Miranda Cooper along with Jason Pebworth, George Astasio and Jon Shave of The Stereotypes.

“Science” will boast further collaborations with Starsmith (Ellie Goulding, Charli XCX), Ian Dench (Beyonce, Alesha Dixon), MNEK (Becky Hill, The Saturdays) and Dan Carey (Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue).

In related news, Compass recently co-wrote and produced “Kicks” for fellow British artist FKA twigs. The track is lifted from her debut album, “LP1,” out now via iTunes in partnership with XL Recordings imprint Young Turks.

Watch the music video for “Girlfriends” below.

Joel Compass debuts new single “Girlfriends”

30 Jul

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Joel Compass has debuted his new single online.

The British singer, songwriter and record producer posted “Girlfriends” to his official SoundCloud on Wednesday (July 30, 2014).

The track – now available for pre-order via iTunes (UK) – follows previous release “Forgive Me,” which peaked at number 6 on the UK R&B Singles Chart.

His highly-anticipated debut album is expected to be released later this year via Outsiders Recorded Music Limited / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project will boast productions and songwriting contributions from Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, Starsmith, MNEK, and Dan Carey.

Listen to “Girlfriends” below.

Joel Compass releases new mixtape “Natural Habitat”

10 Jul

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Joel Compass has released his new mixtape online.

The British singer/songwriter posted “Natural Habitat” to his official SoundCloud page on Wednesday (July 09, 2014).

The project consists of seven new songs, which will be included on the artist’s upcoming debut album with Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Among the musicians backing Compass on the still-untitled LP are Starsmith (Jess Glynne, Ellie Goulding), Amanda Ghost (Shakira, Jennifer Lopez), Ian Dench (Beyonce, Jordin Sparks) and Dan Carey (Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue).

Listen to “Natural Habitat” below.