Tag Archives: Jesse Shatkin

Arlissa taps James “Malay” Ho for new collaboration

20 Feb

American-German singer/songwriter Arlissa Ruppert, known mononymously as Arlissa, has tapped Malay for a new collaboration.

The Grammy award-winning record producer and songwriter (born James Ho) has previously worked with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

Fans of Malay’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next releases by Jazmine Sullivan, Zhavia Ward, Fletcher, Lennon Stella, Kai, Ingrid Andress, and RuthAnne.

Meanwhile, Arlissa’s current single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Her upcoming debut project under Def Jam Recordings reportedly yields further contributions from Jesse Shatkin, RyKeyz, Geoffrey Warburton, Martin Sjolie, Sam Fischer, Lostboy, Andre Harris, Martin Terefe, Jonny Hockings, T-Collar, Pip Kembo, Stint, Kameron Grae, and Wrabel.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Arlissa recruits Wrabel, Stint for new collaboration

7 Feb

Arlissa has recruited the songwriting and production services of Wrabel and Stint for her upcoming project under Def Jam Recordings.

Besides co-writing and providing guest vocals on Afrojack’s international hit single “Ten Feet Tall,” Wrabel has also penned songs for Ellie Goulding (“Devotion”), Kesha (“Woman”), Galantis (“True Feeling”), Kygo (“With You”) and Backstreet Boys (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”).

Meanwhile, Stint (born Ajay Bhattacharyya) is responsible for helming Alina Baraz’s “Feels Right,” Nao’s “Drive and Disconnect,” Jessie Ware’s “Alone,” Sabrina Claudio’s “Unravel Me,” Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me,” AlunaGeorge’s “Jealous,” and Zara Larsson’s “Make That Money Girl.”

Arlissa’s current promotional single “We Won’t Move” – which was co-written by Jessica “Harloe” Karpov and produced by Kevin White and Mike Woods of Rice N Peas – appears on the original motion picture soundtrack, “The Hate U Give.”

Her upcoming project reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jesse Shatkin, MoZella, RyKeyz, Jeff Kleinman, Geoffrey Warburton, Martin Sjolie, Sam Fischer, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sinai Tedross, Andre Harris, Sidnie Tipton, Martin Terefe, Jonny Hockings, Anita Blay, T-Collar, and Pip Kembo.

Watch the music video for “We Won’t Move” below.

Arlissa has recruited the songwriting and production services of Wrabel and Stint for her upcoming project under Def Jam Recordings.

Besides co-writing and providing guest vocals on Afrojack’s international hit single “Ten Feet Tall,” Wrabel has also penned songs for Ellie Goulding (“Devotion”), Kesha (“Woman”), Galantis (“True Feeling”), Kygo (“With You”) and Backstreet Boys (“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”).

Watch the music video for “We Won’t Move” below.

Arlissa taps Maureen “MoZella” McDonald, Jesse Shatkin for new collaboration

30 Jan

Arlissa has tapped the songwriting and production services of Maureen “MoZella” McDonald and Jesse Shatkin for her upcoming debut album.

MoZella’s songwriting resume boasts works with Miley Cyrus (“Wrecking Ball”), Charlie Puth (“One Call Away”), Rihanna (“Dancing in the Dark”), Ellie Goulding (“Don’t Panic”), Madonna (“Living for Love”), Rachel Platten (“Speechless”), Tinashe (“Feels Like Vegas”) and Miranda Lambert (“Secrets”).

Besides working with MoZella on songs performed by Kelly Clarkson (“Love So Soft”) and One Direction (“Perfect”); Shatkin is also responsible for co-writing/producing Sia’s “Chandelier,” Rihanna’s “Sledgehammer,” Camila Cabello’s “I Have Questions,” Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” Paloma Faith’s “Till I’m Done,” and Charlie Puth’s “Up All Night.”

Meanwhile, Arlissa’s upcoming debut album is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Martin Sjolie, RyKeyz, Jeff Kleinman, Geoffrey Warburton, Sam Fischer, Carmen Reece, Lostboy, Sinai Tedross, Andre Harris, Sidnie Tipton, Martin Terefe, Jonny Hockings, Anita Blay, T-Collar, and Pip Kembo.

Watch the music video for “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” below.

Years & Years unleash sophomore album “Palo Santo”

6 Jul

British synthpop band Years & Years – composed of members Olly Alexander, Mikey Goldsworthy, and Emre Türkmen – have released their sophomore studio collection online.

“Palo Santo” – featuring singles “Sanctify” and “If You’re Over Me” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

On the follow-up to 2015’s “Communion,” Years & Years have reunited with producers Mark Ralph, Greg Kurstin, Kid Harpoon, and Two Inch Punch.

Other album contributors are Grades, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, Sarah Hudson, Alex Hope, Jesse Shatkin, Steve Mac, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Stream “Palo Santo” below.

Lennon Stella teams up with Mojam Music for new collaboration

29 May

Canadian singer/songwriter Lennon Stella has teamed up with Mustafa Omer and James Murray of Mojam Music for a new collaboration.

The British songwriting and production duo are responsible for singles including Plan B’s “In the Name of Man,” Tom Walker’s “Heartland,” James Arthur’s “Get Down,” Conor Maynard’s “Talking About,” Sam Smith’s “Like I Can,” Naughty Boy’s “Should’ve Been Me,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Do It Anyway.”

Mojam have also contributed to the next projects by Rak-Su, Yungen, Zak Abel, Mack Wilds, Wens, Tori Kelly, Ben Platt, Kah-Lo, Rozzi Crane, Nstasia, Ella Henderson, Kranium, Bobii Lewis, Nina Nesbitt, Elderbrook, Christian Leave, Bugzy Malone, JP Cooper, Dolapo, Bibi Bourelly, and L Devine.

Meanwhile, Stella is expected to release her debut project later this year via Barry Weiss’ label RECORDS in partnership with Columbia Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further alliances with Timbaland, Joe Janiak, Benny Cassette, Alex Hope, Jason Evigan, Big Taste, MNEK, Jesse Shatkin, Two Inch Punch, Stint, Joel Little, Robopop, and Jonny Lattimer.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Mojam Music’s works!

Ina Wroldsen releases new promotional single “Remember Me”

13 May

Ina Wroldsen has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Bård Bonsaksen alongside Matthew Holmes and Philip Leigh of Mac & Phil, who are also responsible for Emeli Sande’s “Hurts,” Plested’s “Habits,” Emily Warren’s “Something to Hold On to,” James TW’s “For You,” Etham’s “For Myself,” and Chainsmokers’ “Bloodstream.”

Production duties on “Remember Me” were handled by Jesse Shatkin, whose credits also include Kelly Clarkson’s “Love So Soft,” Sia’s “Magic,” Charli XCX’s “I Got It,” Paloma Faith’s “Till I’m Done,” Camila Cabello’s “I Have Questions,” Bea Miller’s “Repercussions,” and Ella Eyre’s “Ego.”

Wroldsen’s upcoming debut project – featuring previous singles “Sea” and “Strongest” – is expected to arrive later this year via Syco Music.

As a songwriter, Wroldsen recently co-penned Sean Paul and David Guetta’s “Mad Love” alongside Shakira, Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell, Emily Warren, Raoul “Diztortion” Chen and Jack Patterson of Clean Bandit.

Stream the audio clip for “Remember Me” below.

Jessie Reyez teams up with Lewis Capaldi for new single “Rush”

25 Feb

Canadian singer/songwriter Jessie Reyez has teamed with fellow recording artist Lewis Capaldi for his new promotional single “Rush,” which is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Rush” were handled by James “Malay” Ho, whose resume boasts additional works with Sam Smith (“Midnight Train”), Frank Ocean (“Nikes”), Zayn Malik (“It’s You”), Alessia Cara (“Wild Things”), Tori Kelly (“Talk”), Alicia Keys (“One Thing”) and John Legend (“Green Light”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Reyez is expected to release her first studio collection later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers contributions from The Rascals, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jason Evigan, Chris Loco, Fredro, Salaam Remi, Chris Braide, Jason Boyd, HazeBanga, Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Georgia Ku, Fred Ball, Jesse Shatkin, Tobias Jesso Jr., and Will IDAP.

Stream the audio clip for “Rush” below.