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Craig David reunites with Fraser T. Smith for new album

21 May

Craig David has reunited with Fraser T. Smith for his upcoming seventh album.

Smith previously co-wrote and / or produced “Hot Stuff (Let’s Dance),” “6 of 1 Thing,” “She’s on Fire,” and “Kinda Girl for Me,” taken from 2007’s “Trust Me,” as well as “World Filled with Love” and “Four Times a Lady,” taken from 2002’s “Slicker Than Your Average.”

Other credits by the multi Grammy nominated musician include Stormzy’s “Big for Your Boots,” Ray BLK’s “Baby Girlz,” Cosmo Pyke’s “Social Sites,” DJ Snake’s “Future, Pt. 2,” Fleur East’s “Like That,” Sam Smith’s “Drowning Shadows,” Ellie Goulding’s “Hearts Without Chains,” Dakota’s “Long Hot Summer,” Gavin James’ “Bitter Pill,” Grace’s “Boyfriend Jeans,” and Adele’s “Set Fire to the Rain.”

Smith’s extensive resume boasts additional works with songwriters Andrea Martin, Shelly Peiken, Karen Poole, Nina Woodford-Wells, Rachel “Maiday” Moulden, Frankie Storm, Ina Wroldsen, Bonnie McKee, Kelly Sheehan, Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Rachel Furner, Livvi Franc, Heather Bright, Diana Gordon, Kasia Livingston, and Nicole “Coco” Morier.

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition,” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further productions and songwriting contributions from Tre Jean-Marie, Negin Djafari, Diztortion, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Nineteen85, Caroline Ailin, MNEK, Talay Riley, Dave Tozer, Ed Drewett, Martin Solveig, Sam Dew, and Max McElligott.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Fraser T. Smith’s work.

Craig David reunites with MNEK for new collaboration

20 May

British singer/songwriter Craig David has reunited with fellow recording artist MNEK for a new collaboration.

MNEK previously co-wrote “Change My Love” for David alongside the song’s producers Thomas “Froe” Barnes, Benjamin Kohn, and Peter “Merf” Kelleher of TMS. The track peaked to number twenty-nine on the UK Singles Chart.

Other notable songwriting and production credits by MNEK, born Uzoechi Emenike, include Becky Hill’s “Rude Love,” Zara Larsson’s “What They Say,” Jax Jones’ “You Don’t Know Me,” Tom Aspaul’s “Messy,” Little Mix’s “Touch,” Jojo’s “Good Thing,” Olly Murs’ “Private,” Matoma’s “False Alarm,” JKAY’s “Danger,” and Sub Focus’ “Don’t You Feel It.”

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition,” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK in partnership with Speakerbox / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further alliances with Tre Jean-Marie (Bryaton Bowman), Negin Djafari (Liza Owen), Diztortion (Kelly Clarkson), Eyelar Mirzazadeh (Tinashe), Nineteen85 (Majid Jordan), Caroline Ailin (Louisa Johnson), Max McElligott (John Newman), Dave Tozer (Ella Eyre), Talay Riley (Nick Jonas), Ed Drewett (Fleur East) and Sam Dew (Zayn Malik).

Fans of MNEK’s songwriting and production works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by Akon, Dua Lipa, Naughty Boy, Kara Marni, Cassie, Bebe Rexha, Ella Henderson, Rozes, Charli XCX, Mabel McVey, Ray BLK, Chromeo, Tamera Foster, Adam Lambert, Wolfie, Melissa Steel, Diztortion, Mo Adeniran, and Christina Aguilera.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to MNEK’s work below!

Craig David drafts Eyelar Mirzazadeh for new collaboration

17 May

Craig David has drafted Norwegian singer/songwriter Eyelar Mirzazadeh, professionally known as Eyelar, for a new collaboration.

Eyelar is known for her co-penning Taya’s “Got Me Wondering,” Charli XCX’s “After the Afterparty,” Redlight’s “Here with Me,” Diztortion’s “I’ll Be There,” Yellow Claw’s “Catch Me,” and R3hab’s “Get Up.”

Her extensive resume boasts additional works with producers and fellow songwriters including Luke Fitton, Karen Poole, Fred Ball, Chelsea Lena, Arrow Benjamin, Shola Ama, Diztortion, Chiara Hunter, Toddla T, Nicola Roberts, Jonny Coffer, MNEK, James Newman, Knightstarr, and Stargate.

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition,” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further alliances with Tre Jean-Marie (Maverick Sabre), Negin Djafari (Louisa Johnson), Diztortion (Sasha Keable), Caroline Ailin (Dua Lipa), Nineteen85 (Drake), Max McElligott (Saz Close), Dave Tozer (John Legend), Talay Riley (Usher), Ed Drewett (Britney Spears) and Sam Dew (Taylor Swift).

Fans of Eyelar’s songwriting works, on the other hand, should keep an eye on the next releases by RAYE, Kyla Smith, Macy Maloy, Tinashe, Anne-Marie, Rita Ora, Kylie Minogue, Liza Owen, Clean Bandit, AYDEN, Kara Marni, LOVELLE, Ella Henderson, HIRA, Grace Sewell, KStewart, and Sigma.

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Eyelar’s work!

Craig David taps Sam Dew for new album

14 May

British singer/songwriter Craig David has tapped the songwriting services of Sam Dew for his upcoming seventh album.

Dew is known for co-writing Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever,” Rihanna’s “Numb,” Jessie Ware’s “Champagne Kisses,” Clams Casino’s “Breath Away,” Usher’s “Far from Perfect,” Julio Bashmore’s “Holding On,” SOHN’s “Hard Liquor,” Marsha Ambrosius’ “Night Time,” Bridget Kelly’s “The Mouth,” Lianne La Havas’ “What You Don’t Do,” and Mary J. Blige’s “Self Love.”

The Chicago-based singer/songwriter’s extensive resume boasts further works with producers Benny Blanco, Two Inch Punch, Jim Jonsin, Warren “Oak” Felder, Andrew “Pop” Wansel, Steve “Aceface” Mostyn, Ronald “FLIP” Colson, David Sitek, Jack Antonoff, Ludwig Goransson, Fred Ball, Shea Taylor, Matthew “Aqualung” Hales, Justin Parker, Darhyl “DJ” Camper, Fraser T. Smith, Alexander “Al Shux” Shuckburgh, and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League.

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next studio collection, which serves as the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition,” later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Insanity Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts additional alliances with Tre Jean-Marie (Jason Derulo), Negin Djafari (Mabel), Diztortion (Lethal Bizzle), Caroline Ailin (Ella Henderson), Max McElligott (John Newman), Ed Drewett (Fleur East), Talay Riley (Nick Jonas) and Dave Tozer (Ella Eyre).

Sam Dew’s mini-album “Damn Sue,” on the other hand, is now available via via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Stream “Damn Sue” below.

Fleur East taps Grace Tither for sophomore album

2 May

Fleur East has tapped the songwriting services of Grace Tither for her upcoming sophomore album under Simon Cowell’s label Syco Music.

The British songstress’s credits include Zara Larsson’s “Secret,” Ella Eyre’s “Easy Go,” Brandon Beal’s “Cashflow,” Nabiha’s “Eleven Eleven,” Christian Amby’s “One More Time,” and Kato & Sigala’s “Show You Love.”

Tither’s resume boasts further works with producers Ki “KiFi” Fitzgerland, Tre Jean-Marie, Bhavik “Knightstarr” Pattani, James Flannigan, Mich “Cutfather” Hansen, Kasper Larsen, Josh Wilkinson, Duck Blackwell, Paul Harris, Michael Angelo, and Jez Ashurst.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Love, Sax and Flashbacks,” on the other hand, is expected to arrive later this yea via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional songwriting contributions from Maegan Cottone, Dayo Olatunji, Tayla Parx, Fiona Bevan, Chiara Hunter, Hannah Wilson, Lauren Aquilina, Jessica Morgan, Sam Romans, Jacob Attwooll, Bryn Christopher, JHart, Talay Riley, BullySongs, and Philip Plested.

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Goldfingers, Tre Jean-Marie, Laconic, DJ Freedo, PRGRSHN, Ryden Carl, M-Phazes, Nana Rouges, Mojam Music, Red Triangle, TMS, and Mac & Phil.

Stream “Love, Sax and Flashbacks” below.

Craig David works with Negin Djafari for new album

1 May

Craig David has worked with Negin Djafari for his upcoming album.

The Swedish singer/songwriter recently co-wrote James Arthur’s “Can I Be Him,” Snakehips’ “Don’t Leave,” Fifth Harmony’s “Not That Kinda Girl” and Rebecca Ferguson’s “Superwoman,” in addition to providing guest vocals on Wilkinson’s “Faded” and Wolfgang Gartner’s “Looking for You.”

Djafari has also contributed to the next projects by Liza Owen, Kyla Smith, Nina Nesbitt, Folly Rae, Imani Williams, L Devine, Jess Kent, Karen Harding, Louisa Johnson, Antigoni Buxton, Mabel McVey, KStewart, Bobii Lewis, and M.O.

Her extensive resume boasts further works with producers including Bloodshy & Avant, Toby Gad, Fredro, Jonas Jeberg, Cutfather, Arnthor Birgisson, Jim Beanz, Hitesh Ceon, Red Triangle, Gordon Chambers, Joe Janiak, Bradford Ellis, Jonas Quant, Cass Lowe, and Jared Cotter.

Meanwhile, David is expected to release his next studio collection later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / Insanity Records.

Other musicians expected to appear on the follow-up to 2016’s “Following My Intuition” are Tre Jean-Marie (Jason Derulo), Dave Tozer (Ella Eyre), Martin Solveig (Ina Wroldsen), Talay Riley (Usher), DAECOLM (Mario Barrett), White N3rd (Daley), Max McElligott (Jessie Ware), Sam Romans (Jennifer Hudson), Ed Drewett (Sinead Harnett) and Diztortion (Kelly Clarkson).

Listen to the audio clip for “Faded” below.

Wilkinson unleashes sophomore album “Hypnotic”

21 Apr

British drum and bass music producer and DJ Mark Wilkinson, professionally known as Wilkinson, has released his sophomore album online.

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

The follow-up to 2013’s “Lazers Not Included” boasts guest appearances from Karen Harding (“Sweet Lies”), Shannon Saunders (“Breathe”), Andreya Triana (“Take Us Home”), Matt Wills (“We Will Be”), Raphaella (“Only the Innocent”), Wretch 32 (“Flatline”) and Livvi Franc (“In the Dark”).

Among the songwriters backing Wilkinson on the album are Negin Djafari (Liza Owen), Jessica “SLO” Mills (Gorgon City), Dee Adam (Ria Ritchie), Jem Cooke (Rebecca Ferguson), Bradford Ellis (Fleur East), Ali Tennant (Craig David), Talay Riley (Keri Hilson) and Josh Record (Ella Henderson).

Stream “Hypnotic” below.