Tag Archives: Kasseem “Swizz Beatz” Dean

Stacy Barthe hints at new collaboration with Alicia Keys

28 Sep

Stacy Barthe has hinted at a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“#wcw @aliciakeys this spirit, this talent, this mother, this wife, this friend, this creative force, this woman = remarkable. Thank you for you❤️❤️❤️” she posted to her Instagram on Wednesday (September 27, 2017).

Barthe previously co-wrote “When It’s All Over” and “Limitedless” for Keys’ 2012 album “Girl on Fire,” which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Barthe’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Melanie Fiona (“Like I Love You”), Britney Spears (“Blur”), Katy Perry (“Hummingbird Heartbeat”), Cheryl Cole (“Heaven”), Miley Cyrus (“Adore You”), Bridget Kelly (“Carry My Cross”), Rihanna (“Cheers”), Lauriana Mae (“Flaws & All”), Marsha Ambrosius (“Honey Pot”), Teyana Taylor (“Outta My League”) and Ciara (“Flaws & All”).

Her debut album “Becoming,” released in 2015 via John Legend’s label Home School Records in partnership with Motown Records, spawned contributions from producers/fellow songwriters including Malay (“War IV Love”), Oren Yoel (“In My Head”), Claude Kelly (“Me Versus Me”), Darhyl “DJ” Camper (“Flawed Beautiful Creatures”) and Benny Cassette (“Live for Today”).

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Fred Ball (Toni Braxton), Arrow Benjamin (Beyonce), Emile Haynie (Lady Gaga), DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Bruno Mars), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige) and Swizz Beatz (Beyonce).

Stream Stacy Barthe’s debut album “Becoming” below.

Alicia Keys drafts Arrow Benjamin for new collaboration

15 Jul

American singer, songwriter, and record producer Alicia Keys has drafted fellow recording artist Arrow Benjamin for a new collaboration.

Signed to Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records, Benjamin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Freedom”), Naughty Boy (“Runnin'”), James Arthur (“Kryptonite”) and Sigrid (“Working Alone”).

His promotional singles “Love and Hate” (co-written with Iain Archer and Steve McEwan) and “Look at Me” (co-written with Shazelle Gobin and Alan Nglish) are now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Fred Ball (Rihanna), Emile Haynie (Lana Del Rey), DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Rag’n’Bone Man), Andrew Wyatt (Kacy Hill), Kaytranada (Craig David) and Swizz Beatz (Mary J. Blige).

Listen to the audio clip for “Look at Me” below.

Fred Ball teases new collaboration with Alicia Keys

30 Jun

Fred Ball has teased a new collaboration with Alicia Keys.

“Piano lesson with Alicia Keys – Thank you for the magic and the madness,” the Roc Nation signee posted to Instagram on Friday (June 30, 2017).

Notable songwriting and production credits by Fred Ball include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” All Saints’ “Summer Rain,” Una Sand’s “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Petite Meller’s “America,” Little Mix’s “See Me Now,” Sophie Ellis Bextor’s “Synchronized,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

He has also contributed to the next projects by Alma, Pixie Lott, Wens, Kevin Garrett, Raye, Tamera Foster, Saya, Ella Henderson, Jessie Ware, Maad, Joy Crookes, Arlissa, Emeli Sande, Dagny, Fanny Anderson, Taya, Grace Carter, Era Istrefi, L Devine, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tinashe, and Paloma Faith.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional contributions from DaHeala (The Weeknd), Foy Vance (Ed Sheeran), Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige) and Swizz Beatz (Kanye West).

Watch the music video for “In Common” below.

Alicia Keys hits the studio with Foy Vance for new collaboration

26 Jun

Alicia Keys has teamed up with Foy Vance for a new collaboration.

The Northern-Irish singer/songwriter’s resume boasts previous works with Plan B (“In the Name of Man”), Rag’n’Bone Man (“Odetta”), Ed Sheeran (“Nancy Mulligan”), Rudimental (“Never Let You Go”), Miranda Lambert (“Pushing Time”) and Sawyer Fredericks (“Bittersweet”).

Vance’s latest studio collection “The Wild Swan,” which was executive-produced by Elton John and released via Ed Sheeran’s label Gingerbread Man Records, is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Meanwhile, Keys is expected to release her next project and follow-up 2016’s “Here” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional contributions from DaHeala (Halsey, The Weeknd), Andrew Wyatt (Liam Gallagher, Bruno Mars), Kaytranada (Mary J. Blige, Craig David) and Swizz Beatz (Jay-Z, Kanye West).

Stream “The Wild Swan” 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.

[Musicians’ Galore] Swizz Beatz

26 Feb

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Swizz Beatz – real name Kasseem Dean – is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. He has produced multiple hit singles for several prominent artists throughout various music genres, such as hip hop, pop, soul and R&B.

His catalog includes “Check on It” (Beyonce), “Best of Me” (Mya), “Wish I Didn’t Miss You” (Angie Stone), “Now That You Got It” (Gwen Stefani), “Secret Love” (Mariah Carey), “Million Dollar Bill” (Whitney Houston), “Where I’ve Been” (Mary J. Blige), “Surround U” (Fantasia), “Angel” (Jennifer Hudson), “Cash Flow” (Eve), “Back of Da Club” (Mashonda) and “New Day” (Alicia Keys).

Swizz Beatz also collaborated with fellow producers including Dr. Dre, Mark Batson, Naughty Boy, Cameron Wallace, Jeff Bhasker, Ivan Matias, Mike Dean, Plain Pat, Noah Goldstein, Rick Rubin, and DJ Rodger Stadium.

On the songwriting front, Swizz Beatz has teamed up with Makeba Riddick, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, Harold Lilly, Amber “Sevyn” Streeter, Teron Beal, Andrea Martin, Autumn Rowe, Angie Beyince, Solange Knowles, John “Legend” Stephens, Tiffany Green, and Andre Brissett.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Swizz Beatz’s work!

Alicia Keys drafts KAYTRANADA for new song “Sweet F-ing Love”

10 Jan

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Alicia Keys has unleashed a new song online.

The audio clip for “Sweet F-ing Love” was posted to rapper-producer Swizz Beatz’s SoundCloud channel on Monday (January 09, 2017).

Production duties on “Sweet F-ing Love” were handled by KAYTRANADA, whose other credits include Craig David’s “Sink or Swim,” Zak Abel’s “Say Sumthin,” Kali Uchis’ “Rush,” Anderson Paak’s “Lite Weight,” Talib Kweli’s “Butterfly,” Katy B’s “Honey,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Say What You Mean.”

Keys’ latest album “Here” – featuring singles “In Common” and “Blended Family (What You Do for Love)” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Girl on Fire” delivers productions and songwriting contributions from Pharrell Williams, Emeli Sande, Jimmy Napes, Harold Lilly, Mark Batson, Tish Hyman, Illangelo, Billy Walsh, and Taylor Parks.

Listen to the audio clip for “Sweet F-ing Love” below.