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Joel Compass hits the studio with Future Cut

25 Mar

British singer, songwriter, and record producer Joel Compass has recorded new material with Darren Lewis and Tunde Babalola of Future Cut.

The Manchester-based songwriting and production duo are responsible for helming Lily Allen’s “Smile,” Olly Murs’ “Please Don’t Let Me Go,” Stooshe’s “Black Heart,” Little Mix’s “How Ya Doin,” Shakira’s “Gypsy,” Foxes’ “Let Go for Tonight,” Melanie Fiona’s “Ay Yo,” Laura Izibor’s “Shine,” Ella Eyre’s “Together,” Sky Ferreira’s “On the Wire,” and Whinnie Williams’ “Too Strong.”

Moreover, Future Cut have reportedly contributed to the next projects by DAKOTA, Karen Harding, Tamera Foster, Jess Glynne, Kenzie May, Marlon Roudette, Sigrid Solbakk, Ria Ritchie, and KStewart.

Compass, on the other hand, is currently working on his upcoming debut album, as well as helming songs for other artists.

His previous credits include FKA twigs’ “Kicks,” Tinashe’s “Touch Pass,” Lion Babe’s “Impossible,” Soultech’s “Collide,” Laura Welsh’s “Soft Control,” Jamie Cullum’s “Forever,” Charlene Soraia’s “I’ll Be There,” Beverley Knight’s “Marvellous Party,” New Medicine’s “Sun Goes Down,” and Seal’s “Monascow.”

Compass’ extensive resume boasts additional works with fellow artists and musicians such as Amanda Ghost, John Legend, Nicola Roberts, Ian Dench, Mabel McVey, Jonny Coffer, Maiday, Kid Harpoon, Jorja Smith, Shift K3Y, Rosina Russell, Knox Brown, Elli Ingram, Fred Cox, and RAYE.

His four promotional singles “Run,” “Fucked Up,” “Girlfriends” and “Forgive Me” are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Future Cut’s work!

Clean Bandit teases new collaboration with Jess Glynne, Jimmy Napes

20 Mar

Clean Bandit have reunited in the studio with Jess Glynne and Jimmy Napes.

“MC Emotional Banger and DJ Vibrancy jamming @jessglynne @jimmynapes,” the British electronic music group – composed of Grace Chatto and siblings Jack and Luke Patterson – posted to their Instagram profile.

Clean Bandit previously teamed with Glynne and Napes on international hit single “Rather Be,” which topped the UK Singles Chart and peaked to number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Glynne also provided guest vocals on Clean Bandit’s “Real Love,” which peaked to number two on the UK Singles Chart, and Napes co-wrote “Extraordinary,” which delivered guest vocals from UK singer-songwriter Sharna Bass.

As mentioned in earlier posts, the upcoming sophomore album by Clean Bandit – featuring singles “Tears,” “Rockabye” and “Symphony” – will arrive later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2014’s “New Eyes” boasts contributions from Sam Romans (Craig David), Mark Ralph (AlunaGeorge), Ina Wroldsen (Janelle Monae), Ammar Malik (Selena Gomez) and Steve Mac (Demi Lovato).

Other musicians expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Toby Gad (Beyonce), Natasha Bedingfield (Tori Kelly), Labrinth (Noah Cyrus), Priscilla Renae (Rihanna), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith), Eyelar (Diztortion), Jesse Shatkin (Kelly Clarkson), MNDR (Charli XCX) and Joel Compass (Tinashe).

Watch the music video for “Symphony” below.

Tamera Foster teams with Lauren Aquilina for new collaboration

12 Mar

Tamera Foster has teamed with Lauren Aquilina for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter’s resume boasts works with acts/artists including Orla Gartland (“Expectations”), RAC (“3AM”), Kyan Kuatois (“Fading Star”) and Prides (“Strong Enough”).

In addition to contributing to the next projects by Kylie Minogue and Liza Owen, Aquilina has also worked with producers Daniel Goudie, Richard “Biff” Stannard, Greg Wells, Jason Evigan, Levvi Lennox, Amish “ADP” Patel, Jonny Coffer, Sacha Skarbek, Jonas Quant, Philip Plested, Tim Powell, Jake Gosling, Phil Cook, Luke Fitton, Scott Effman, Ant Whiting, Mark Crew, Dan Priddy, and TMS.

Her debut studio collection “Isn’t it Strange” – featuring singles “Midnight Mouths,” “Way Too Good,” “Kicks” and “How Would You Like It?” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Foster is expected to release her highly-anticipated debut album later this year via Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers songwriting alliances with Camille Purcell, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Hayley Warner, Chelcee Grimes, Dayo Olatunji, Maegan Cottone, Talay Riley, Iain James, and Tom Aspaul.

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are Parker Ighile, Kuya Productions, Naughty Boy, Mojam, Shakaveli, Chris Loco, Swizz Beatz, Future Cut, Komi Hakam, Mr. Hudson, MNEK, Happy Perez, Steve Mac, Electric, Knightstarr, Joel Compass, MYKL, Jez Ashurst, and Mac & Phil.

Stream “Isn’t it Strange” below.

Jorja Smith releases “Beautiful Little Fools” music video

8 Mar

Jorja Smith has released the music video for her new single online.

The British singer-songwriter posted the Hector Dockrill-directed clip for “Beautiful Little Fools” to her Vevo channel on Wednesday (March 08, 2017).

Production duties on “Beautiful Little Fools” were handled by Charlie Perry, who previously teamed up with Smith on “Carry My Home,” “Imperfect Circle,” “So Lonely” and “Something in the Way.”

As mentioned in previous posts, Smith is expected to release her debut album – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from Maverick Sabre, Ed Thomas, Joel Compass, Felix Joseph, and Illangelo – later this year.

Other musicians expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Bradford Ellis (Anne-Marie), Laura Dockrill (Foxes), Josh Record (Pixie Geldof), Chris Loco (Ella Eyre), Two Inch Punch (Sinead Harnett), Utters (Purple Ferdinand), Nineteen85 (Drake), GRADES (Dua Lipa), Rodaidh McDonald (Adele), Noah “40” Shebib (Alicia Keys) and Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran).

Watch the music video for “Beautiful Little Fools” below.

Jorja Smith announces new single details

7 Mar

Jorja Smith has announced the title for her new single.

The British singer/songwriter christened “Beautiful Little Fools” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming debut album and will release it on March 10 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For the still-untitled album, Smith has reunited with regular collaborators Maverick Sabre, Ed Thomas, and Felix Joseph.

Other musicians expected to appear on the highly-anticipated project are Benny Blanco, Laura Dockrill, Josh Record, Bruno Major, Joel Compass, MNEK, Chris Loco, Bradford Ellis, Two Inch Punch, KAYTRANADA, Salaam Remi, Om’Mas Keith, Nineteen85, Illangelo, and Noah “40” Shebib.

Stream Jorja Smith’s debut EP, “Project 11,” below.

Mabel McVey teams with RAYE for new collaboration

1 Mar


Mabel McVey has teamed up with label mate RAYE for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter – real name Rachel Keen – is known for co-writing Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Snakehips’ “Don’t Leave,” M.O’s “Not in Love,” Blonde’s “All Cried Out,” Era Istrefi’s “Home with You,” Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” and Matoma’s “The Wave.”

RAYE’s mini-collection “SECOND” – featuring “I, U, Us,” “Tell Me,” “Ambition,” “Shhh,” and “Distraction” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, McVey is expected to release her first studio collection – featuring singles “Know Me Better,” “My Boy, My Town” and “Thinking of You” – later this year via Universal Music Group / Polydor Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further songwriting contributions from Joel Pott (George Ezra), Marlon Roudette (Liam Payne), Jin Jin (Dido), Levi Lennox (Sam Smith) and Negin Djafari (Fifth Harmony).

Amongst the producers expected to appear on the album are Tre Jean-Marie (Craig David), Kid Harpoon (Shakira), Crada (Drake), Joel Compass (Tinashe), Free School (Kelis), Christian Rich (Sinead Harnett), DJ Freedo (Zara Larsson), Bless Beats (Jess Glynne), Digital Farm Animals (JONES), Rodaidh McDonald (Adele), MeLo-X (Beyonce), Stint (NAO) and Nineteen85 (Majid Jordan).

Watch the music video for “Shhh” below.

Jorja Smith hits the studio with Illangelo for debut album

9 Feb


British singer/songwriter Jorja Smith has recorded new music with Illangelo for her upcoming debut album.

The Canadian record producer and songwriter – real name Carlo Montagnese – recently produced and co-wrote “Holy War,” “In Common” and “Back to Life” for Alicia Keys alongside regular collaborator Billy Walsh.

Illangelo’s other credits include Somewhere Else’s “Move Together,” Drake’s “Crew Love”, Tinashe’s “Party Favors,” Elijah Blake’s “The Other Side,” Wiz Khalifa’s “Remember You,” The Weeknd’s “Twenty Eight,” Majid Jordan’s “Learn from Each Other,” and Travis Scott’s “Pray 4 Love.”

Meanwhile, Smith’s first studio collection reportedly delivers further alliances with Joel Compass (FKA twigs), Laura Dockrill (Jessie Ware), Ed Thomas (Sinead Harnett), Josh Record (Dua Lipa) and Felix Jospeh (Cosima).

Her latest mini-collection “Project 11” – featuring the Maverick Sabre-assisted “Carry Me Home” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Move Together” below.