Tag Archives: James Murray

Bananarama record MKS song for new album “In Stereo”

31 Mar

British female pop duo Bananarama – composed of Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward – have a recorded a song originally performed by MKS for their eleventh album, “In Stereo,” which will arrive on April 19 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

“Love in Stereo” was written by MKS members Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan and Siobhan Donaghy alongside Hannah Robinson and Richard X, who are also responsible for Rachel Stevens’ “Some Girls,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Starlight,” and Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Beat the Feeling.”

Originally formed in 1998 as Sugababes, MKS have released their last single “Flatline” (which was co-written and produced by Blood Orange’s Devonte Hynes) in 2013 via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

Their highly-anticipated album featured further contributions from Richard “Biff” Stannard (“Beat is Gone”), Shaznay Lewis (“Boys”), Tom Aspaul (“Burnt Out”), MNEK (“Drum”), Iain James (“Love Me Hard”), Sia (“Surrender”), Eliot James (“Summer of 99”) and Mojam (“Too in Love”).

Watch the music video for “Flatline” below.

 

Ella Eyre hits the studio with DannyBoyStyles

19 Feb

Ella Eyre has teamed up with DannyBoyStyles for a new collaboration.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter (born Daniel Schofield) has previously worked with Beyonce (“6 Inch”), Charie Puth (“Does it Feel”), Banks (“Judas”), Zara Larsson (“So Good”), Cassie (“Love a Loser”), Nicki Minaj (“Blow Ya Mind”) and The Weeknd (“Kiss Land”).

Meanwhile, Eyre recently provided guest vocals on Sigala’s “Just Got Paid” and Banx & Ranx’s “Answerphone,” which peaked to numbers 11 and 5 on the UK Singles Chart, respectively. She also co-wrote “Your Ex” for Paloma Faith alongside Peter Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas Barnes of TMS.

Among the musicians expected to appear on Eyre’s sophomore album are Hitimpulse, Invisible Men, Grades, Moon Willis, Laconic, Tre Jean-Marie, Mojam, Elof Loelv, T-Collar, Jordan Riley, Di Genius, and MNEK.

Watch the music video for “If I Go” below.

Marlon Roudette hits the studio with Mojam, Shakka for new collaboration

4 Feb

Marlon Roudette has teamed up with fellow recording artist Shakka and songwriting/production duo Mojam for a new collaboration.

As a songwriter, Shakka is responsible for co-writing “Answerphone” (Banx & Ranx ft. Ella Eyre), “Shot & Wine” (Sean Paul ft. Steflon Don), “Emotional” (Kamile ft. Kranium), “Pyro Ting” (Rak-Su ft. Banx & Ranx) and “Go Deep” (Gorgon City ft. Kamille).

Composed of members James Murray and Mustafa Omer, Mojam’s recent songwriting and production credits include Nicky Romero’s “Distance,” Naughty Boy’s “Bungee Jumping,” Bugzy Malone’s “Ordinary People,” SnowLaflurr’s “Freak Like Me,” and HRVY’s “I Wish You Were Here.”

Besides co-writing Jax Jones’ “Ring Ring” and Mabel McVey’s “Fine Line,” Roudette is expected to release his upcoming third album and follow-up to 2014’s “Electric Soul” later this year via Island Records UK.

Fans of Roudette’s songwriting works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Dan Caplen, Ella Eyre, Liam Payne, Iman Hulten, Sophia Alex, Zara Larsson, Mae Muller, Olivia Deano, Sinead Harnett, and Zak Abel.

Watch the music video for “Anti Hero” below.

Tori Kelly announces details for new single “Change Your Mind”

24 Jan

Tori Kelly has confirmed the details for her new single.

The American singer, songwriter, and record producer christened “Change Your Mind” as her next promotional cut and will release it on January 25th via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written and produced by Jimmy Napes, who is also responsible for Sam Smith’s “Dancing with a Stranger,” Alicia Keys’s “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Lianne La Havas’s “Wonderful,” Rita Ora’s “Velvet Rope,” Jessie Ware’s “Pieces,” and Ray BLK’s “Doing Me.”

Kelly’s next album, which follows 2018’s “Hiding Place,” reportedly delivers further contributions from Fred Cox, Tayla Parx, Warren Felder, Emily Warren, Wayne Hector, Fabienne, Stephan Moccio, Natasha Bedingfield, Knightstarr, Lucy “Pawws” Taylor, Noel Zancanella, JHart, and Mojam Music.

Watch the music video for “Never Alone” below.

Dolapo unleashes debut single “Blink of An Eye”

9 Aug

British singer/songwriter Dolapo Renner, known mononymously as Dolapo, has unleashed her debut single online.

“Blink of An Eye” – which was written by Dolapo alongside Nadia Johansson and Anton Hard af Segerstad – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Dolapo’s upcoming project – reportedly featuring additional alliances with Mojam Music, Eddy Atlantis, Corey Sanders, Knightstarr, and Maestro Tha Baker – is expected to arrive later this year via Virgin EMI Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Blink of An Eye” below.

Rak-Su drafs Banx & Ranx for new single “Pyro Ting”

25 Jun

Rak-Su have announced the details for their new single.

The British R&B/hip hop boy band – composed of Ashley Fongho, Jamaal Shurland, Myles Stephenson, and Mustafa Rahimtulla – dubbed “Pyro Ting” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming debut album under Syco Music.

Produced by Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond of Canadian duo Banx & Ranx; “Pyro Ting” will arrive on June 29 via  iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

For their debut album, Rak-Su have also worked with Mojam Music, Tre Jean-Marie, Gina Kushka, Shakka, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Chris Loco, Liza Owen, Goldfingers, Caroline Ailin, Jacob Manson, Captain Cuts, Jin Jin, and Rymez.

Watch Rak-Su perform “Mamacita” 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.