Tag Archives: Mikkel Storleer Eriksen

Stargate celebrate 20 years in the music business

31 Oct

Norwegian songwriting and production duo Stargate, which is composed of members Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, have celebrated 20 years in the music business.

Alongside former member Hallgeir Rustan, and before relocating to the United States, Stargate have helmed hits for Samantha Mumba (“Always Come Back to Your Love”), Misteeq (“Scandalous”), Shola Ama (“Still Believe”), Blue (“All Rise”), Javine (“Real Things”), Atomic Kitten (“It’s OK”), Billie Piper (“Day & Night”), Fierce (“Sweet Love 2K”) and Ashley Ballard (“Hottie”).

Stargate’s recent credits include David Guetta’s “Light Headed,” Charli XCX’s “Girls Night Out,” Khalid’s “Stay,” Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love,” Ne-Yo’s “Without You,” Tinashe’s “Faded Love,”  Majid Jordan’s “Body Talk,” Camila Cabello’s “OMG,” and Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes.”

Under Tim Blacksmith and Danny D’s management, Stargate have also worked with songwriters Johnta Austin, Frankie Storm, Claude Kelly, Starrah, Phillip “Taj” Jackson, Autumn Rowe, Justin Tranter, Ester Dean, Ross Golan, Amanda Ghost, James Fauntleroy, Kristal “Tyterwriter” Oliver, and Ryan Toby.

Stream the following playlists dedicated to Stargate’s works.

Normani taps Calvin Harris for new singles “Checklist” and “Slow Down”

23 Oct

Normani has tapped the production services of Calvin Harris for her new singles.

“Checklist” (which was co-written by Starrah) and “Slow Down” (which was co-written by Jessie Reyez) are now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Besides recently topping the UK Singles Chart with Sam Smith (“Promises”) and Dua Lipa (“One Kiss”), Harris also wrote and produced tracks for Rihanna (“We Found Love”), Kylie Minogue (“Too Much”), Sophie Ellis Bextor (“Off and On”), Rita Ora (“I Will Never Let You Down”) and Mary J. Blige (“One Life”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her upcoming debut album under Keep Cool / RCA Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers further productions from Stargate, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Nova Wav, Jahaan Sweet, London on Da Track, Joel Little, Sevn Thomas, D’Mile, Jimmy Napes, and Sons of Sonix.

Stream the audio clips for “Checklist” and “Slow Down” below.

Rita Ora shares music video for new single “Let You Love Me”

21 Sep

Rita Ora has shared the music video for her new single online.

The visual clip for “Let You Love Me” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel on Friday (September 21, 2018).

The track – which was written by Ora alongside Ilsey Juber, Noonie Bao, Lotus IV, EasyFun, and Fred Gibson – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album “Phoenix” – featuring previous singles “Your Song,” “Anywhere,” “Lonely Together” and “Girls” – will arrive on November 23 via Atlantic Records UK.

The follow-up to 2012’s “Ora” reportedly yields additional alliances with Stargate, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Diztortion, Jimmy Napes, Sam Romans, Lindy Robbins, Sean Douglas, Ian Kirkpatrick, Jake Gosling, and Invisible Men.

Watch the music video for “Let You Love Me” below.

MØ releases new promotional single “Imaginary Friend”

21 Sep

Danish singer/songwriter Karen Ørsted, professionally known as MØ, has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Noonie Bao alongside Billy Walsh and Illangelo, who are also responsible for Post Malone’s “I Fall Apart,” Alicia Keys’ “In Common,” Majid Jordan’s “Something About You,” and Emeli Sande’s “Starlight.”

MØ’s upcoming sophomore album “Forever Neverland” – featuring previous singles “Nostalgia,” “Sun in Our Eyes” and “Way Down” – is scheduled to arrive on October 19 via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records.

The highly-anticipated project boasts further songwriting contributions from Ilsey Juber, Jozzy, Cara Salimando, Alexandra “Shungudzo” Govere, Sarah Aarons, Madison Love, Jaramye Daniels, and Charli XCX.

On the production front, MØ has worked with Stint, Frank Dukes, Scribz Riley, John Hill, Diplo, King Henry, Hudson Mohawke, What So Not, James Flannigan, MantraBeats, and Stargate.

Stream the audio clip for “Imaginary Friend” below.

Jacob Banks confirms details for new album “Village”

13 Sep

Jacob Banks has confirmed the details for his upcoming debut album.

The British singer/songwriter christened his first studio collection “Village” and will release it on November 2nd via Interscope Records.

Co-written with Laleh Pourkarim and Pierre-Luc “PL” Riux and produced by Yonatan “XSDTRK” Ayal, current promotional single “Be Good to Me” – featuring Seinabo Sey – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the highly-anticipated album, Banks has also collaborated with Stargate, Bibi Bourelly, Stint, Zane Lowe, JP Saxe, Utters, John Newman, Sam Romans, Hue Strother, Charlie Handsome, Two Inch Punch, and Benny Cassette.

See the tracklisting for “Village” below.

(1) Chainsmoking / (2) Love Ain’t Enough / (3) Mexico / (4) Processo / (5) Kumbaya / (6) Slow Up / (7) Grown Up / (8) Keeps Me Going / (9) Be Good to Me / (10) Nostalgia / (11) Caroline / (12) Witness / (13) Unknown (To You) / (14) Peace of Mind

David Guetta reveals details for seventh album

24 Aug

David Guetta has revealed the details for his upcoming album.

The French DJ, record producer and songwriter christened his seventh studio collection “7” and will release it on September 14th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records (US) / Parlophone Records (UK).

The follow-up to to 2014’s “Listen” boasts guest appearances from Anne-Marie, Fouzia, Sia, Madison Beer, Bebe Rexha, Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj, Saweetie, Justin Bieber, Stefflon Don, Ava Max, and Jess Glynne.

On the songwriting and production front, Guetta has teamed up with Stargate, Priscilla Renea, Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem, Kamille, Christopher Braide, Hillary Lindsey, Cirkut, Noonie Bao, Mike Eyal Aljadeff, and Sarah Aarons.

See the tracklisting for “7” below.

(1) “Don’t Leave Me Alone” / (2) “Battle” / (3) “Flames” / (4) “Blame It On Love” / (5) “Say My Name” / (6) “Goodbye” / (7) “I’m That Bitch” / (8) “Like I Do” / (9) “2U” / (10) “She Knows How To Love Me” / (11) “Motto” / (12) “Drive” / (13) “Para que te quedes” / (14) “Let It Be Me” / (15) “Light Headed”

 

Normani Kordei drafts Joel Little, Teddy Geiger for new collaboration

6 Aug

American singer/songwriter Normani Kordei has drafted Joel Little and Teddy Geiger for a new collaboration.

Little is known for co-writing and producing singles performed by Shawn Mendes (“Youth”), Daya (“Safe”), Kesha (“This is Me”), Bebe Rexha (“The Way I Are”), Lorde (“Green Light”) and Khaled (“Young, Dumb & Broke”).

Meanwhile, Geiger’s songwriting and production resume boasts works with Christina Aguilera (“Unless it’s With You”), Sean Paul (“Jump On It”), Anne-Marie (“Machine”), Tiesto (“Summer Nights”) and James Blunt (“Bartender”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Normani is currently working on her debut project under Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Nova Wav, Sevn Thomas, Raye, Jahaan Sweet, Victoria Monet, D’Mile, Caroline Ailin, Justin Tranter, KiTo, Boi-1da, Tayla Parx, August Rigo, Starrah, London on Da Track, Nija Charles, Rasool Diaz, Jorgen Odegard, and Stargate.

Watch the music video for “Love Lies” below.