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Toni Braxton unleashes new single “Deadwood”

14 Sep

Toni Braxton has unleashed her new promotional single online.

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

Production duties on “Deadwood” were handled by Fred Ball, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Prince Charlez’s “Back Around,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” Una Sands’ “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys, Tinashe, Grace Carter, Saya, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alma, Dan Caplen, Taya, Era Istrefi, Dagny, Emeli Sande, Arlissa, Joy Crookes, Sigrid, Kevin Garrett, Lao Ra, Jessie Ware, Bonzai, L Devine, Wens, Paloma Faith, Raye, Tamera Foster, Justine Skye, Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jessie Reyez.

Meanwhile, Braxton’s upcoming eighth studio collection, “Sex and Cigarettes,” is scheduled to arrive in 2018 via Universal Music Group / Def Jam Recordings.

Stream the audio clip for “Deadwood” below.

Toni Braxton enlists Fred Ball for new single “Deadwood”

12 Sep

Toni Braxton has announced the details for her new single.

The American singer/songwriter christened “Deadwood” as the first promotional cut from her upcoming eighth album “Sex & Cigarettes” and will release it later this month via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Production duties on “Deadwood” were handled by Fred Ball, whose other credits include Rihanna’s “Love on the Brain,” Prince Charlez’s “Back Around,” Zara Larsson’s “One Mississipi,” Una Sands’ “Seventeen,” Nina Nesbitt’s “Take You to Heaven,” Astrid S’s “Does She Know,” and Betsy’s “Time.”

The Roc Nation signee has also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys, Tinashe, Grace Carter, Saya, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alma, Dan Caplen, Taya, Era Istrefi, Dagny, Emeli Sande, Arlissa, Joy Crookes, Sigrid, Kevin Garrett, Lao Ra, Jessie Ware, Bonzai, L Devine, Wens, Paloma Faith, Raye, Tamera Foster, Justine Skye, Kylie Minogue, Natasha Bedingfield, and Jessie Reyez.

Braxton’s last studio collection, 2010’s “Pulse,” debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Yesterday,” “Make My Heart” and “Hands Tied.”

Her collaborative project with Babyface, 2014’s “Love, Marriage & Divorce,” was nominated for World’s Best Album at the 2014 World Music Awards. It also won Best R&B Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Watch the music video for “Yesterday” below.

Kevin Garrett premieres music video for new single “Little Bit of You”

16 Jun

Kevin Garrett has premiered the music video for his new single online.

The American singer/songwriter posted the Jean Claude Billmaier-directed clip for “Little Bit of You” to his YouTube channel on Friday (June 16, 2017).

Production duties on “Little Bit of You” were handled by Christopher Crowhurst, professionally known as Chris Loco, who previously teamed up with Garrett on “U Don’t Know Me,” performed by Justine Skye and Wizkid.

Garrett’s current EP “False Hope” – featuring “A Heart Like Yours,” “Stranglehold,” “Pulling Me Under,” and “The Way I Keep Myself Together” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Watch the music video for “Little Bit of You” below.

Stargate hit the studio with Tiwa Savage

17 May

Tor Hermansen and Mikkel Eriksen of Stargate have teamed up with Nigerian singer, songwriter, and actress Tiwa Savage for a new collaboration.

Recent credits by the Norwegian songwriting and production duo include OneRepublic’s “No Vacancy,” Bebe Rexha’s “Bad Bitch,” Julia Michaels’ “Issues,” Zara Larsson’s “Sundown,” Shakira’s “Try Everything,” Gwen Stefani’s “Asking for It,” Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Sofia Carson’s “Back to Beautiful,” and AlunaGeorge’s “Hold Your Head High.”

Stargate’s extensive resume boasts further works with songwriters Phillip “Taj” Jackson, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Ross Golan, Priscilla Renea, Johnta Austin, Amanda Ghost, Ian Dench, Makeba Riddick, Sam Romans, Ester Dean, Justin Tranter, Andrea Martin, Jasper Cameron, Kristal Oliver, LaShawn Daniels, Sarah Hudson, Harold Lilly, Arama Brown, Sean “The Pen” Garrett, and Cathy Dennis.

Meanwhile, Savage’s songwriting credits include Monica’s “Catch Me,” Kenny Lattimore’s “Built to Last,” Chrisette Michele’s “A Couple of Forevers,” Fantasia Barrino’s “Cornbread and Collard Greens,” Miranda Brooke’s “Hater,” Jaicko’s “Oh Yeah,” and Kat DeLuna’s “Push Push.”

The Roc Nation signee, born Tiwatope Savage-Balogun, has also worked with producers including Warren “Oak” Felder, Harmony “H-Money” Samuels, Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph, Taurian “Adonis” Shropshire, Brian Kennedy, Nasri Atweh, Dapo Tormiro, Supa Dups, and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds.

Her latest album “R.E.D.” – featuring singles “Standing Ovation,” “If I Start to Talk” and “Rewind” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Stargate’s work!

Emeli Sande hints at new collaboration with Wyclef Jean

18 Feb

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Emeli Sande has hinted at a new collaboration with Wyclef Jean.

“WYCLEF HERO JEAN,” the Scottish singer-songwriter posted to her Instagram account on Wednesday (February 17, 2016).

Along with regular collaborator Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, Jean co-wrote and produced songs for Whitney Houston (“My Love is Your Love”), Shakira (“Hips Don’t Lie”), Estelle (“Thank You”), and Samantha Jade (“Step Up”).

His extensive resume includes further works with Carlos Santana (“Maria Maria”), T.I. (“You Know What It Is”), R. Kelly (“Ghetto Religion”), Mya (“Pussycats”), Cris Cab (“Ticket”) and Major Lazer (“Reach for the Stars”).

Meanwhile, Sande will release the follow-up to 2012’s “Our Version of Events” later this year through Capitol Records (US) and Virgin EMI Records (UK).

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts contributions from Mac & Phil, Jonny Coffer, Rodney Jerkins, Mojam, Supa Dups, Di-Genius, TMS, Chris Loco, Wayne Hector, Jim Eliot, Syience, and Mike Spencer.

As a songwriter, Sande recently co-penned cuts for Jess Glynne (“Saddest Vanilla”), Antonique Smith (“All We Really Have is Now”), Mary J. Blige (“Whole Damn Year”), The Veronicas (“Always”), and Gorgon City (“Imagination”).

In addition to launching her own management company, “Jupiter Management,” in partnership with Roc Nation, she also contributed to the next projects by Alicia Keys [RCA], Raye [Polydor Records], and Naughty Boy [Virgin EMI].

Watch the music video for “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)” below.

Sam Romans hints at new collaboration with Sigma

10 Feb

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Sam Romans has hinted at a new collaboration with Sigma.

“#Day2 with @sigmahq,” the British singer-songwriter-producer posted to his Instagram profile on Tuesday (February 09, 2016).

Romans previously wrote songs for Mary J. Blige (“Doubt”), Kwabs (“Father Figure”), Melissa Steel (“You Love Me?”), AlunaGeorge (“I’m in Control”), Disclosure (“Jaded”), and Naughty Boy (“Home”).

The Roc Nation signee’s resume includes further works with Rudimental [Asylum], Birdy [Atlantic], John Legend [Columbia], Ella Henderson [Syco], Alicia Keys [RCA], Lapsley [XL], Olly Murs [Epic], and Clean Bandit [Atlantic].

Meanwhile, Sigma – composed of Joe Lenzie and Cameron Edwards – are expected to release new music later this year through 3Beat Music.

Their first studio collection “Life” – featuring singles “Coming Home,” “Changing,” “Redemption,” “Nobody to Love,” “Glitterball” and “Higher” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

That collection peaked to number seven on the UK Singles Chart and spawned contributions from TMS (Sinead Harnett), Wayne Hector (Jess Glynne), Fraser T. Smith (Adele), Ina Wroldsen (Little Mix), and Kid Harpoon (Florence Welch).

Watch the music video for “Coming Home” below.

Kylie Minogue reunites with Guy Chambers for new album

9 Feb

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Kylie Minogue has reunited with Guy Chambers in the studio.

“Fabulous day with the Queen of Pop @KylieMinogue,” the British record producer-songwriter tweeted on Monday (February 08, 2016).

Chambers previously produced and co-wrote “Kids” and “Sensitized” for Minogue along with Robbie Williams and Cathy Dennis, respectively.

His extensive resume includes further works with Marlon Roudette (“New Age”), Katy B (“Crying for No Reason”), Melanie C (“Melt”), Delta Goodrem (“Out of the Blue”), and Beverley Knight (“Come As You Are”).

Meanwhile, Minogue is expected to release her fourteenth album later this year after parting ways with Roc Nation Management and Parlophone Records.

Her latest project “Kylie Christmas” – featuring the Chris Martin-penned / Stargate-produced “Every Day’s Like Christmas” – is now available for download via iTunes and all other online outlets.

She also teamed up with Giorgio Moroder on “Right Here Right Now,” which was co-written by Karen Poole, David Etherington, and Patrik Jordan-Patrikious. The track peaked to number one on the US Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart.

Watch the music video for “Kids” below.