Tag Archives: Ill Blu

Melissa Steel teases new collaboration with Craig David

12 Jun

Melissa Steel has teased a new collaboration with Craig David.

“THE LEGEND @craigdavid #studio,” the British singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Wednesday (June 12, 2018).

David’s latest studio collection “The Time is Now” – featuring guest appearances from fellow recording artists such as Bastille, Ella Mai, JP Cooper, and GoldLink – peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart.

His current promotional single “Magic” – featuring Yxng Bane – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Steel is expected to release her upcoming debut project later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields productions and songwriting contributions from Diztortion, Grace Barker, ADP, Lauren Aquilina, Maestro Tha Baker, Dyo, Ill Blu, Jin Jin, TobiShyBoy, Chiara Hunter, Knightstarr, Dolapo, Alan Sampson, Grace Ackerman, and Banx n Ranx.

Watch the music video for “Kisses for Breakfast” below.

Taya reunites with Karen Poole, Arnthor Birgisson for new collaboration

24 Mar

British singer/songwriter Taylor Fowlis, known mononymously as Taya, has reunited with Karen Poole and Arnthor Birgisson for a new collaboration.

Poole previously co-wrote “Sweet Waste of Time” for Taya alongside George Reid of AlunaGeorge. Meanwhile, Birgisson produced and co-wrote “When Ur Sober” alongside Wayne Hector and Emma Davidson-Dillon of Weslee.

Both tracks appear on Taya’s self-titled mini-album, out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Taya’s upcoming project – featuring the Anita Blay-penned / Alan Sampson-produced “Skin” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Atlantic Records.

The highly-anticipated collection reportedly yields additional songwriting contributions from Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jin Jin, Caroline Ailin, Frances, Ina Wroldsen, Lauren Aquilina, Chiara Hunter, and Dyo.

On the production front, Taya has also worked with The Electric, Jason Gill, Lostboy, Mitch Allan, Ill Blu, Tre Jean-Marie, Ollie Green, Sacha Skarbek, Knightstarr, Carassius Gold, Laconic, Fred Cox, and Red Triangle.

Watch the music video for “Skin” below.

Taya schedules release date for new promotional single “Skin”

15 Feb

British singer/songwriter Taylor Fowlis, known mononymously as Taya, is scheduled to release her new single “Skin” on February 16 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Anita Blay (better known by her stage name CocknBullKid), whose songwriting resume boasts additional works with Little Mix (“Hair”), Neon Jungle (“Future Ex Girl”), Lilly Ahlberg (“Bad Boys”), Arlissa (“Same Road”) and Caitlyn Scarlett (“Lost in Space”).

Production duties on “Skin” were handled by Alan Sampson, who is also responsible co-writing and producing Jay Sean’s “Ride It,” Alesha Dixon’s “Every Little Part of Me,” Parade’s “Louder,” Zayn Malik’s “She,” Rita Ora’s “Kiss Me,” and Craig David’s “Louder Than Words.”

Taya is expected to release her next project – featuring further productions from The Electric, Fred Ball, Two Inch Punch, Lostboy, Sacha Skarbek, Knightstarr, Ollie Green, Grades, Scribz Riley, Ill Blu, Fred Cox, ADP, Carassius Gold, and Tre Jean Marie – later this year via Atlantic Records.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the highly-anticipated collection are Sophie “Frances” Cooke, Lauren Aquilina, Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji, Chiara Hunter, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Caroline Ailin, Ina Wroldsen, Shae Jacobs, Jacob Attwooll, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Sebastian Kole, Plested, and James Newman.

Stream the audio clip for “5432” below.

Kyla shares music video for new single “You Ain’t Mine”

19 Sep

Kyla has shared the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter (born Kyla Marie Smith) posted the visual clip for “You Ain’t Mine” to her Vevo channel on Friday (September 15, 2017).

The Popcaan-assisted track – which was collectively produced by Levi Lennox alongside James Grant and Darius Ellington of Ill Blu – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Kyla also co-wrote the track with Andrea Martin, whose resume boasts additional works with Angie Stone (“Wish I Didn’t Miss You”), Toddla T (“Magnet”), Leona Lewis (“Better in Time”), Naughty Boy (“Think About It”), Jennifer Hudson (“I Still Love You”) and Shift K3Y (“Crying in My Sleep”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kyla’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Mojam Music (Anne-Marie), Youthonix (Little Mix), Moon Willis (Becky Hill), Invisible Men (Rita Ora), Starsmith (Jess Glynne), Maths Time Joy (Kara Marni), Sacha Skarbek (Lana Del Rey) and Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa).

On the songwriting front, Kyla has worked with Diane Warren (Andra Day), Carla Marie Williams (Britney Spears), Jenna Andrews (Ella Henderson), Dayo Olatunji (Fifth Harmony), Lindy Robbins (Selena Gomez), Eyelar Mirzazadeh (Taya), Negin Djafari (Craig David) and Alicia Renae (Rihanna).

Watch the music video for “You Ain’t Mine” below.

Kyla delivers new promotional single “You Ain’t Mine”

7 Sep

British singer/songwriter Kyla Marie Smith, known mononymously as Kyla, has delivered her new promotional single online.

“You Ain’t Mine” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by Ill Blu (aka James Grant and Darius Ellington) alongside Levi Lennox, whose other credits include Zayn Malik (“Pillow Talk”), Dakota (“Amen”), M.I.A. (“Borders”), KStewart (“On My Own”), Mali-Koa (“Wait Up for Me”), Liv Dawson (“Reflection”) and Ms. Dynamite (“Safe”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kyla’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Mojam Music (Tori Kelly), Youthonix (Raleigh Ritchie), Moon Willis (Anne-Marie), Invisible Men (Joel Compass), Starsmith (Paloma Faith), Maths Time Joy (Gallant), Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus) and Banx & Ranx (Olly Murs).

On the songwriting front, Kyla has worked with Andrea Martin (Leona Lewis), Jenna Andrews (Majid Jordan), Dayo Olatunji (Ella Eyre), Lindy Robbins (David Guetta), Eyelar (Charli XCX), Negin Djafari (Louis Mattrs), Carla Marie Williams (Mollie King) and Diane Warren (Justin Bieber).

Streamt the audio clip for “You Ain’t Mine” below.

Kyla confirms new promotional single “You Ain’t Mine”

3 Sep

Kyla has confirmed the details for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter (born Kyla Marie Smith) christened “You Ain’t Mine” – featuring Popcaan – as the first promotional cut from her upcoming project and will release it on September 8th via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by Ill Blu (aka James Grant and Darius Ellington) alongside Levi Lennox, whose other credits include Zayn Malik (“Pillow Talk”), Dakota (“Amen”), M.I.A. (“Borders”), KStewart (“On My Own”), Mali-Koa (“Wait Up for Me”), Liv Dawson (“Reflection”) and Ms. Dynamite (“Safe”).

Kyla’s upcoming collection, on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Mojam Music, Youthonix, Scribz Riley, Needlz, Mel & Mus, The Invisible Men, Sacha Skarbek, Moon Willis, Starsmith, Maths Time Joy, and Banx & Ranx.

On the songwriting front, Kyla has worked with Diane Warren, Andrea Martin, Lindy Robbins, Dayo Olatunji, Cleo Tighe, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jenna Andrews, Carla Marie Williams, Negin Djafari, Alicia Renee, and Carmen Reece.

Stream the audio clip for “Play it Cool” below.