Tag Archives: Joe Garrett

Mali-Koa signs new deal with Island Records UK

30 Mar

Singer/songwriter Mali-Koa has inked a new deal with Island Records UK.

The Universal Music Group imprint also houses artists include John Newman, Marlon Roudette, Ray BLK, Ariana Grande, Sigrid, Drake, Antigoni Buxton, Hailee Steinfeld, Jessie Ware, AlunaGeorge, and Cosima.

Mali-Koa’s current single “Honest” – which was co-written by fellow recording artist Plested and produced by Joe Garrett – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

She has also worked with songwriters and producers including Scott Effman, Nat Dunn, Pip Kembo, Lauren Aquilina, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, T-Collar, Hannah Wilson, Maestro Tha Baker, Nina Nesbitt, and Grades.

Stream the audio clip for “Honest” below.

Mali-Koa enlists Bantu for new collaboration

31 Dec

Australian singer-songwriter Mali-Koa Hood, known monoymously as Mali-Koa, has reportedly enlisted Bantu for a new collaboration.

The Zimbabwean record producer (born Tinashe Sibanda) is known for his works with Jason Derulo (“Tip Toe”), K. Michelle (“Make the Bed”), Fifth Harmony (“Them Girls Be Like”), Rita Ora (“Body on Me”), Sabina Ddumba (“Not Too Young”), Tove Styrke (“Say My Name”), Keshia Chante (“Lights Out”), Maroon 5 (“Whiskey”) and Zara Larsson (“Permission”).

His extensive resume boasts additional works with songwriters including Lindy Robbins, Meagan Cottone, JHart, Lisa Scinta, Tayla Parx, Iain James, Chelcee Grimes, Ali Tamposi, Nate Campany, Emily Warren, Stephenie Jones, Eskeerdo, Noonie Bao, Sasha Sloan, Teddy Geiger, Julia Michaels, Carmen Reece, Wayne Hector, Victoria Monet, Brittany Burton, and Jacob Kasher Hindlin.

Bantu’s debut mini-album “Africa for the Summer” – featuring guest appearances from Shungudzo Kuyimba, Elliphant, and Rosina “Soaky Siren” Russell – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Mali-Koa is expected to release her upcoming project – featuring the Philip Plested-penned / Joe Garret-produced lead single “Honest” – some time next year via Honest Records.

Other songwriters and producers Mali-Koa has collaborated with are Goldfingers, Louis Mattrs, Nat Dunn, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Lauren Aquilina, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Hannah Wilson, Maestro the Baker, Nina Nesbitt, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, Eddy Atlantis, and Mac & Phil.

Stream Bantu’s debut album “Africa for the Summer” below.

Mali-Koa liberates debut promotional single “Honest”

22 Dec

Australian singer/songwriter Mali-Koa Hood, known mononymously as Mali-Koa, has liberated her debut promotional single online.

“Honest” – which was written by Mali-Koa alongside Philip Plested and Joe Garrett – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As a songwriter, Mali-Koa has co-penned “The Beautiful & Damned” for G-Eazy alongside Zoe Nash, Georgia Sinclair, and Madison Wolf. The track appears on the American rapper’s fourth studio album of the same name, which is out now via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

She also provided guest vocals on H Block Ink’s “Numbers Game,” which was co-written with Farrah “Nefera” Guenena, Amish “ADP” Patel, and Linus Nordstrom of Swedish production duo Goldfingers.

Mali-Koa’s upcoming debut project, on the other hand, reportedly boasts alliances with Louis Mattrs, Nat Dunn, Daniel “Grades” Traynor, Lauren Aquilina, Kane “KIN” Parfitt, Hannah Wilson, Maestro the Baker, Nina Nesbitt, Knightstarr, Dominique Vellutato, Eddy Atlantis, and Mac & Phil.

Stream the audio clip for “Honest” below.