Tag Archives: Thomas Wesley Pentz

Diana Gordon releases new promotional single “Kool Aid”

19 May

Diana Gordon has released her new promotional single online.

“Kool Aid” – which was produced by Chris Petersino and Rob McCurdy of Noise Club – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The track was also co-written by Asia Whiteacre, who is also responsible for Bebe Rexha’s “Ferrari,” Alina Baraz’s “Floating,” Kate Nash’s “Body Heat,” 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Want You Back,” Louis Tomlinson’s “Want You Back,” Sam Fisher’s “Getting Older,” and Hailee Steinfeld’s “Most Girls.”

In addition to prepping her next project, Gordon has also collaborated with songwriters and producers Mark Ronson, Diplo, Justin Tranter, Devonte Hynes, Emile Hyanie, Andrew Wyatt, Ilsey Juber, and Chris Loco.

Stream the audio clip for “Kool Aid” below.

Diana Gordon drafts Mark Ronson, Ilsey Juber for new collaboration

30 Apr

American singer/songwriter Diana Gordon has drafted fellow musicians Mark Ronson and Ilsey Juber for a new collaboration.

Ronson’s production resume boasts works with Amy Winehouse (“Rehab”), Lady Gaga (“Perfect Illusion”), Bruno Mars (“Locked Out of Heaven”), Christina Aguilera (“Slow Down”), Estelle (“Magnificent”), Leon Jean Marie (“Bed of Nails”), Adele (“Lay Me Down”) and Lily Allen (“My One”).

Meanwhile, Juber is responsible for co-writing Lykke Li’s “Deep End,” Camila Cabello’s “She Loves Control,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Meaning of Life,” Demi Lovato’s “Only Forever,” Noah Cyrus’ “Almost Famous,” Dua Lipa’s “No Goodbyes,” Tinashe’s “Flame,” and Britney Spears’ “Man on the Moon.”

Gordon’s upcoming project and follow-up to 2015’s “Five Needle” – featuring current promotional single “Woman” – is expected to arrive later this year.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields additional alliances with Chris Loco (Anne-Marie, Kara Marni), Dev Hynes (Solange, FKA twigs), Justin Tranter (Bebe Rexha, Janelle Monae) and Diplo (Sia, Katy Perry).

Watch the music video for “Stimela” below.

Diana Gordon reunites with Diplo for new collaboration

27 Apr

Diana Gordon has reunited with Diplo for a new collaboration.

The American singer/songwriter (formerly known as Wynter Gordon) previously co-wrote and provided guest vocals on the track “Keep Cool,” taken from Major Lazer’s sophomore album “Free the Universe.”

Born Thomas Wesley Pentz; Diplo is also known for producing cuts performed by Beyonce (“All Night Long”), Sia (“Elastic Heart”), Britney Spears (“Passenger”), The Weeknd (“Nothing Without You”), Madonna (“Unapologetic Bitch), Chris Brown (“X”) and Justin Bieber (“Where Are U Now?”).

Meanwhile, Gordon’s next project – featuring further contributions from Chris Loco, Dev Hynes and Justin Tranter – is expected to arrive later this year.

Her current promotional single “Woman” – which was co-written by Kevin Cossom and Jaramye Daniels and collectively produced by Illangelo and Noise Club – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As a songwriter, Gordon’s resume boasts works with Beyonce (“Sorry”), Mary J. Blige (“Gonna Breakthrough”), Jennifer Lopez (“Starting Over”), Ciara (“Livin’ it Up”), David Guetta (“Toyfriend”), Rebecca Ferguson (“Without a Woman”), Somewhere Else (“Uh Huh”) and Chloe x Halle (“The Kids Are Alright”).

Watch the music video for “Woman” below.

Dua Lipa enlists Justin Tranter for new collaboration

24 Jan

British singer, songwriter, and model Dua Lipa has enlisted American musician/songwriter Justin Tranter for a new collaboration.

Tranter recently co-wrote “Into It” for Camila Cabello alongside Ryan Tedder, Adam “Frank Dukes” Feeney, Louis Bell, and Kaan Gunesberk. The track appears on Cabello’s debut studio collection under Syco Music / Epic Records, “Camila,” which topped to the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Tranter’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Nick Jonas (“Home”), Halsey (“Bad at Love”), Julia Michaels (“Issues”), Fergie (“Tension”), Jason Derulo (“If I’m Lucky”), Selena Gomez (“Bad Liar”), Kesha (“Boots”), Britney Spears (“Slumber Party”) and Justin Bieber (“Friends”).

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly delivers additional contributions from Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Andrew Wyatt, Caroline Ailin, Sasha Sloan, Ilsey Juber, Stephen Kozemeniuk, MNEK, Clarence Coffee Jr., King Henry, Sarah Aarons, Lindy Robbins, Emily Warren, Grades, and Sarah Hudson.

Stream the audio clip for “I Don’t Give a Fuck” below.

Dua Lipa premieres music video for new single “IDGAF”

13 Jan

Dua Lipa has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Henry Scholfield-directed clip for “IDGAF” was posted to the British singer/songwriter’s YouTube channel on Friday (January 12, 2018).

Collectively produced by Stephen “Koz” Kozemeniuk and Larzz Principato; “IDGAF” was co-written by Dua Lipa alongside Skyler Stonestreet, Whiskey Waters, and Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike.

Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut album – featuring previous promotional singles “Be the One,” “Last Dance,” “Hotter than Hell,” “Blow Your Mind (Mwah),” “Lost in Your Light,” “New Rules,” “Room for 2” and “Thinking ‘Bout You” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

For her upcoming sophomore studio collection under Warner Brothers Records; Dua Lipa has reportedly teamed up with Sarah Hudson, Andrew Wyatt, Caroline Ailin, King Henry, Sasha Sloan, Grades, Ilsey Juber, Diplo, Lindy Robbins, Flume, Sarah Aarons, Gallant, Emily Warren, and Clarence Coffee Jr.

Watch the music video for “IDGAF” below.

Dua Lipa reunites with MNEK for new collaboration

5 Jan

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

Born Uzoechi Emenike, MNEK previously co-wrote “IDGAF” for Dua Lipa alongside Skyler Stonestreet, Whiskey Waters, and Larzz Principato. The track appears on Dua Lipa’s self-titled debut studio collection, which peaked to number five on the UK Albums Chart.

Fans of MNEK’s songwriting/production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Christina Aguilera, Tinashe, Ella Henderson, Kamille, Leah McFall, Rozes, Mabel McVey, KStewart, Akon, Bebe Rexha, Melissa Steel, Chromeo, Lennon Stella, Mullally, Zara Larsson, Kara Marni, Mo Adeniran, Ray BLK, Tamera Foster, Cassie, Antigoni Buxton, and Molly Rainford.

Meanwhile, Dua Lipa is expected to release her next project later this year via Warner Music Group / Warner Brothers Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Grades (Alina Baraz), Lindy Robbins (Craig David), Sarah Hudson (Raye), Emily Warren (Alessia Cara), Diplo (Camila Cabello), King Henry (Era Istrefi), Clarence Coffee Jr. (Olly Murs) and Sarah Aarons (Demi Lovato).

Stream the audio clip for “IDGAF” below.

Stargate draft Sia, Pink for new single “Waterfall”

8 Mar

Stargate have announced the details for their new single.

The Norwegian production and songwriting duo – consisting of Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen – christened “Waterfall” as their new promotional cut and will release it on March 10 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Production duties on the Sia and Pink-featuring track were handled collectively by Stargate alongside Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran) and Philip “Junior Blender” Meckseper (Nicki Minaj, PARTYNEXTDOOR).

Stargate previously worked with Sia on tracks for other artists including Rihanna (“Diamonds”), Alexis Jordan (“Acid Rain”), Lea Michele (“Cannonball”), Nikki Williams (“Kill, Fuck, Marry”) and Jessie J (“Breathe”).

Their upcoming debut album – featuring further guest appearances from Beyonce, Rihanna, and Coldplay – is expected to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Fans of Stargate’s production and songwriting works should also look out for the next releases by Zara Larsson, Rita Ora, Kiesza, Tinashe, Diztortion, Sofia Carson, MØ, Selena Gomez, and Nico & Vinz.

Their recent credits include Julia Michaels’ “Issues,” Charli XCX’s “After the After Party,” Bebe Rexha’s “Bad Bitch,” Major Lazer’s “Run Up,” AlunaGeorge’s “Hold Your Head High,” Gwen Stefani’s “Asking for It,” Shakira’s “Try Everything,” and Fifth Harmony’s “All in My Head (Flex).”

Stream the following playlist dedicated to Stargate’s work!