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Ray BLK enlists Shama Joseph for new collaboration

25 Oct

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has enlisted Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph for a new collaboration.

Joseph is known co-writing and producing Rihanna’s “Man Down,” Alesha Dixon’s “Drummer Boy,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Emotions,” Nicki Minaj’s “Win Again,” Miranda Brooke’s “Hater,” Elle Varner’s “Where Your Man Is,” Kid Ink’s “No Miracles,” Ava Lily’s “Painkiller,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Haitian-American musician’s resume boasts additional works with fellow songwriters including Chantal Kreviazuk, Emily Warren, Taylor “Tayla Parx” Parks, Jessica “Harloe” Ashley, Tiwa Savage, Natalie Sims, Carmen Reece, Emanuel Kiriakou, James “JHart” Abrahart, and Rock City.

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers further contributions from Snakehips, Jin Jin, Parker Ighile, Tamera Foster, Naughty Boy, Kane “Kin” Parfitt, Evan Bogart, Mr. Hudson, Chris Loco, Raye, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, Cass Lowe, MNEK, Jax Jones, Two Inch Punch, Courage, and Jordan Riley.

Stream the audio clip for “Baby Girlz” below.

Ray BLK hits the studio with Tamera Foster

14 Oct

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with fellow recording artist Tamera Foster for a new collaboration.

“Making sweet music with Parker Ighile and Ray Blk,” Foster posted to her InstaStory on Saturday (October 14, 2017).

It is yet to be known whether the session was intended for a future BLK release or Foster’s upcoming debut album.

As a songwriter, Foster co-wrote “Don’t Want You Back” for Kieza and Bakermat alongside Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Komi Al-Hakam.

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with top producers and songwriters including The Electric (“Mirror My Love”), Chelcee Grimes (“Turn it Up Overnight”), Knightstarr (“Mama Used to Say”), Balistiq (“Let Me In”), Andrew Stewart-Jones (“Neverland”) and Tom Aspaul (“Golden Shackles”).

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Snakehips, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, Chris Loco, Moon Willis, Paul Epworth, Cass Lowe, MNEK, Jax Jones, Two Inch Punch, Courage, and Jordan Riley.

Stream the audio clip for “Don’t Want You Back” – which was originally intended for Foster’s debut project under Simon Cowell’s Sony imprint Syco Music – below.

Malika shares debut mini-album “Songs About C”

6 Oct

British singer/songwriter Malika Ferguson, professionally known as Malika, has released her debut mini-album online.

“Songs About C” – featuring promotional singles “Put it on Me,” “Run” and “I Live” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Among the fellow songwriters and producers backing Malika on “Songs About C” are BullySongs (Kamille, Louisa Johnson), Snakehips (Raye, Zayn Malik), Ian Dench (Beyonce, Joel Compass), Debian Blak (Nao, Katy B), Bearcubs (Chiara Hunter, Sinead Harnett) and DaVinche (Kano, Tinchy Stryder).

Stream “Songs About C” below.

Ray BLK hits the studio with Snakehips, Evan “Kidd” Bogart

19 Sep

Photo Credit: Elle UK

British singer/songwriter Rita Ekwere, professionally known as Ray BLK, has teamed up with Snakehips and Evan “Kidd” Bogart for a new collaboration.

Composed of Oliver Lee and James Carter; Snakehips are known for their works with Aanysa (“Burn Break Crash”), Malika (“Fall for You”), Anne-Marie (“Either Way”), Sinead Harnett (“Days with You”), Tinashe (“All My Friends”), MØ (“Don’t Leave”) and Anderson Paak (“Money on Me”).

On the songwriting front, Bogart is responsible for co-penning Madonna’s “Ghosttown,” Britney Spears’s “Love Me Down,” ZZ Ward’s “Help Me Mama,” Leona Lewis’s’ “Happy,” Beyonce’s “Halo,” Jason Derulo’s “It Girl,” Olivia Holt’s “History,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Black Heart,” and Rihanna’s “S.O.S.”

Meanwhile, BLK’s upcoming project – featuring current promotional single “Doing Me” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts contributions from Chris Loco (Diana Gordon), Moon Willis (Justine Skye), Paul Epworth (FKA twigs), Cass Lowe (Niia Rocco), MNEK (Demi Lovato), Jax Jones (Selena Gomez), Two Inch Punch (Ella Eyre), Courage (Foxes) and Jordan Riley (Nina Nesbitt).

Watch the music video for “Either Way” below.

Anne-Marie connects with Snakehips for new single “Either Way”

28 Jul

British singer/songwriter Anne-Marie Nicholson, mononymously known as Anne-Marie, has connected with Oliver Lee and James Cartner of electronic music production duo Snakehips for their new single “Either Way,” now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was co-written by fellow recording artist Julia Michaels, whose recent credits include Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar,” Jasmine Thompson’s “Wanna Know Love,” Shakira’s “When a Woman,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississippi,” Ed Sheeran’s “Dive,” and Skyler Stecker’s “How Did We.”

Production duties on “Either Way,” which also features rapper Joey Badass, were collectively handled by Snakehips alongside Warren “Oak” Felder and Cass Lowe, who is also responsible for Charli XCX’s “Boys,” Gryffin’s “Love in Ruins,” Rudimental’s “Sun Comes Up,” and Astrid S’s “About a Boy.”

Fans of Anne-Marie, on the other hand, should keep an eye on her upcoming debut album, which is expected to hit stores and online outlets later this year via Major Tom’s Music / Asylum Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts productions from Chris Loco (Emeli Sande), Moon Willis (Chris Brown), Fraser T. Smith (Jess Glynne), Greg Wells (Keith Urban), Rick Nowels (FKA twigs), Digital Farm Animals (Marlon Roudette), Fred Cox (Tori Kelly), Bless Beats (Sean Paul), Jonas Jeberg (Ella Eyre) and Mojam Music (Tom Walker).

Stream the audio clip for “Either Way” below.

Snakehips premiere music video for new single “Don’t Leave”

19 Jan

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Snakehips have premiered the music video for their new single online.

The British electronic music duo posted the visual clip for “Don’t Leave” – featuring MØ – to their Vevo channel on Thursday (January 19, 2017).

The track – now available via iTunes and all other streaming outlets – was co-written by Karen “MØ” Ørsted alongside Rachel “RAYE” Keen (Era Istrefi, Charli XCX) and Negin Djafari (Louisa Johnson, Mabel McVey).

Production duties on “Don’t Leave” were collectively handled by Snakehips alongside Cass Lowe (Anne-Marie, Sam Smith), Joe Janiak (Maxine Ashley, Ella Henderson) and Cory Enemy (Carly Rae Jepsen, Ellie Goulding).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Snakehips – composed of Oliver Lee and James Carter – are expected to release their debut album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Columbia Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional alliances with Jenna Andrews (BANKS), Ina Wroldsen (Leona Lewis), Julia Michaels (Ed Sheeran), Felix Snow (SZA) and Justin Tranter (Selena Gomez).

Watch the music video for “Don’t Leave” below.

Snakehips draft MØ for new single “Don’t Leave”

5 Jan

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Snakehips have christened “Don’t Leave” – featuring MØ – as the next promotional cut from their upcoming project under Columbia Records UK and will release it on January 6 via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was co-written by Joe Janiak, who previously teamed up with Snakehips on the Kaleem Taylor-featuring “Forever (PT. II)”

Janiak’s resume boasts further works with Britney Spears (“Make Me”), Ellie Goulding (“Around U”), Sundara Karma (“Flame”), Maxine Ashley (“Lobsters”), Adam Lambert (“Original High”) and Tove Lo (“Vibes”).

Snakehips’ still-untitled collection reportedly delivers additional songwriting alliances with Jenna Andrews (Lily Allen), Ina Wroldsen (Zara Larsson), Julia Michaels (Ella Henderson), Felix Snow (Kiiara) and Justin Tranter (Tinashe).

On the production front, the British electronic music duo – composed of Oliver Lee and James Carter – recently helmed singles performed by Sinead Harnett (“Rather Be with You”) and Aanysa (“Burn Break Crash”).

Watch the music video for “Cruel” below.