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Emeli Sande teams up with Chase & Status for new single “Love Me More”

14 Jul

Scottish singer/songwriter Emeli Sande has teamed up with British electronic music production duo Chase & Status for their new single “Love Me More,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track is lifted from the duo’s upcoming fourth album “Tribe,” which will arrive on August 18 via Universal Music Group / Mercury Records.

On the follow-up to 2013’s “Brand New Machine,” Chase & Status have also teamed up with Craig David (“Reloaded”), Seinabo Sey (“Know Your Name”), Tom Grennan (“All Goes Wrong”), Bugzy Malone (“Don’t Stop”), Kano (“Dubplate Original”) and Mr. Vegas (“Big Man Skank”).

Sande, on the other hand, has recorded further new material with producers including Mark Batson (Eminem, Skylar Grey), Stephan Moccio (Fergie, The Weeknd), Illangelo (Raye, Jorja Smith) and Fred Ball (Rihanna, Alicia Keys).

Her latest studio collection “Long Live the Angels,” which was released earlier this year via Virgin EMI Records, peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Hurts,” “Breathing Underwater” and “Highs & Lows.”

Listen to the audio clip for “Love Me More” below.

Marlon Roudette signs new deal with Island Records UK

26 Jun

Marlon Roudette has signed a new deal with Island Records UK.

“Excited to announce that I’ve signed a new record deal with @islandrecordsuk Massive thanks to the whole team and boss Darcus Beese for persevering since my Mattafix days!! #ultralove @islandrecords I’m on Bob Marley’s label baby!!,” the British singer/songwriter posted to Instagram.

The Universal Music imprint also houses artists including Ariana Grande, John Newman, Bibi Bourelly, Cosima, Elli Ingram, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure, Grace Mitchell, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Garratt, DNCE, and Kid Cudi, amongst others.

Roudette’s current promotional single “Ultra Love” – which was co-written alongside Joacim Persson and Sebastian Arman – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For his next project, Roudette has reportedly worked with Future Cut (Adele), Tre Jean-Marie (Jacob Banks), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams), Jamie Hartman (Kacy Hill), Crada (Drake), Jimmy Napes (Rita Ora), Digital Farm Animals (Little Mix), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran), Mark Batson (Emeli Sande), LOSTBOY (Fleur East) and Red Triangle (Nina Nesbitt).

On the songwriting front, the “New Age” star has contributed to the next projects by Liam Payne, Ady Suleiman, and Emma Bale. His previous credits include Siobahn Donaghy’s “Twist of Fate,” Mabel McVey’s “Finders Keepers,” Louisa Johnson’s “Road to Rome,” and Sinead Harnett’s “Unconditional.”

Stream the audio clip for “Ultra Love” below.

Daye Jack joins forces with Donmonique for new single “Supernatural”

20 Mar

American hip hop artist Daye Jack has released his new single online.

“Supernatural” – featuring up and coming Brooklyn rapper Donmonique – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on “Supernatural” were handled by Klas Ahlund, whose credits include Charli XCX’s “Roll With Me,” Ellie Goulding’s “Devotion,” Tove Lo’s “Timebomb,” Katy Perry’s “Walking on Air,” Madonna’s “Some Girls,” Britney Spears’ “Piece of Me,” and Kylie Minogue’s “Speakerphone.”

As mentioned in various media outlets, Jack’s first studio collection “No Data” – featuring previous singles “Casino,” “Raw,” “Deep End” and “Finish Line” – will arrive on March 24 via Warner Brothers Records.

Other album contributors include Mike Elizondo (Ed Sheeran, Raleigh Ritchie), D’Mile (Mary J. Blige, Diana Gordon), Mark Batson (Lianne La Havas, Alicia Keys) and Marco “MAG” Borrero (Zara Larsson, Colbie Caillat).

Listen to the audio clip for “Supernatural” below.

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.

Alicia Keys delivers new album “HERE”

4 Nov

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Alicia Keys has delivered her new album online.

“HERE” – featuring singles “In Common,” “Blended Family (What You Do for Love” and “Holy War” – is now available for download via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The highly-anticipated project boasts songwriting contributions from Emeli Sande (Katy Perry), Taylor Parks (Jason Derulo), Latisha “Tish” Hyman (Kanye West), Harold Lilly (Toni Braxton) and Billy Walsh (Majid Jordan).

On the production front, Keys has teamed up with Swizz Beatz (Mariah Carey), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Mark Batson (Lianne La Havas), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith) and Pharrell Williams (Justin Timberlake).

Stream “HERE” in its entirety below.

Alicia Keys reveals new album “HERE” tracklist

30 Oct

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Alicia Keys has revealed the tracklisting for her upcoming sixth album.

The singer-songwriter-record producer will release “HERE” on November 4 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Current single “Holy War” – which was written by Keys alongside Billy Walsh and Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The follow-up to 2013’s “Girl on Fire” delivers additional productions and songwriting contributions from Swizz Beatz (Angie Stone), Harold Lily (Christina Milian), Mark Batson (Lianne La Havas), Tish Hyman (Kelly Rowland), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith) and Taylor Parks (Demi Lovato).

Other musicians expected to appear on “HERE” are Pharrell Williams (Lion Babe), Sam Romans (John Legend), Emeli Sande (Rihanna), Sampha (Jessie Ware), Mike Dean (Kanye West) and Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius).

Peep the tracklisting below.

(1) The Beginning (Interlude) / (2) The Gospel / (3) Pawn It All / (4) Elaine Brown (Interlude) / (5) Kill Your Mama / (6) She Don’t Really Care_1LUV / (7) Elevate (Interlude) / (8) Illusion of Bliss / (9) Blended Family (What You Do for Love) / (10) Work on It / (11) Cocoa Butter (Interlude) / (12) Girl Can’t Be Herself / (13) Your Glow (Interlude) / (14) More Than We Know / (15) Where Do We Begin Now / (16) Holy War / International Edition – (17) In Common / (18) Hallelujah

Alicia Keys unearths new promotional single “Holy War”

28 Oct

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Alicia Keys has unearthed a new promotional single online.

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

The track was written by Keys along with regular collaborators Billy Walsh (Majid Jordan) and Carlo “Illangelo” Montagnese (The Weeknd).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Keys will release her sixth album “HERE” – featuring previous singles “Blended Family (What You Do for Love),” “In Common” and “Hallelujah” – on November 4 via RCA Records.

Other album contributors include Swizz Beatz (Gwen Stefani), Harold Lily (Toni Braxton), Mark Batson (LeAnn Rimes), Tish Hyman (Gorgon City), Jimmy Napes (Ellie Goulding) and Taylor Parks (Jason Derulo).

Amongst the reported songwriters and producers backing Keys on the follow-up to 2013’s “Girl on Fire” are Pharrell Williams (Justin Timberlake), Sam Dew (Marsha Ambrosius), Emeli Sande (Katy Perry), Sampha (Jessie Ware), Mike Dean (Kanye West) and Sam Romans (Craig David).

Listen to the audio clip for “Holy War” below.