Tag Archives: Uzoechi Emenike

Paloma Faith teams up with Jonas Blue for new single “Mistakes”

28 Feb

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Paloma Faith has teamed up with Jonas Blue for his new single “Mistakes,” which is now available via is iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Released under A Positiva / Virgin EMI Records, “Mistakes” was co-written by Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike and James “Boy Matthews” Norton and collectively produced by Jonas Blue and Aaron Zuckerman.

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Faith is expected to release her fifth studio album later this year via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records Label UK.

The follow-up to 2017’s “The Architect” reportedly boasts songwriting contributions from Diane Warren, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Clarence Coffee Jr, Andrew “BullySongs” Bullimore, Cleo Tighe, and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett.

On the production front, Faith has worked with Grades, Fred Ball, Starsmith, Dave Okumu, George Moore, Stephan Moccio, Detonate, Tre Jean-Marie, AC Burrell, Digital Farm Animals, Patrick Wimberley, Fred Ball, and Mojam.

Stream the audio clip for “Mistakes” below.

Sugababes enlist Sinead Harnett, Monro for new collaboration

26 Feb

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British group Sugababes (composed of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhan Donaghey) have added Sinead Harnett and Ross “Monro” James to the list of contributors for their upcoming project.

Harnett previously teamed up with Monro on “Want It With You,” “Him Too,” “Walking Away,” “All That You Are” and “Too Good for a Bad Thing,” taken from her albums “Chapter One” (2017) and “Lessons in Love” (2019), respectively.

As a songwriter, Harnett co-wrote Little Mix’s “One I’ve Been Missing” (w/ Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jez Ashurst and Tre Jean-Marie) and Louise’s “Breaking Back Together” (w/ Adam Argyle and Michael Angelo) and “Give You Up” (w/ Iain James and Phil Cook).

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As mentioned in earlier posts, Sugababes are expected to release their next project later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut studio album, “One Touch,” which spawned four singles in the shape of “Overload,” “Run for Cover,” “New Year” and “Soul Sound.”

The still-untitled collection reportedly features additional contributions from Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike, Aminata Kabba, Dan Caplen, Aston Rudi, Karen Poole, and Craigie Dodds.

Stream the audio clip for “Want It With You” below.

 

Kelis confirms new EP release for 2020

19 Feb

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According to a recent interview with SSENCE, American singer, songwriter and chef Kelis is scheduled to release her new EP later this year.

Among the songwriters and producers Kelis worked with on this project are Uzoechi “MNEK” Emenike (Kara Marni, Ella Eyre), Daniel “Grades” Traynor (Dua Lipa, Lianne La Havas), Rowan “Loxe” Perkinson (Sinead Harnett, Tamera Foster) and Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji (Lauren Jauregui, David Guetta).

Kelis’ last studio album, the David Andrew Sitek-produced “Food,” debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart and spawned two singles in the shape of “Jerk Ribs” and “Rumble.”

She also provided guest vocals on the track “Back and Forth,” taken from Italian DJ Giorgio Moroder’s fourteenth studio album, “Deja Vu,” which was released in 2015 via Sony Music Entertainment / RCA Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Back and Forth” below.

Kara Marni drafts ADP, Daecolm for new collaboration

19 Feb

Kara Marni has drafted Amish “ADP” Patel and Daecolm for a new collaboration.

ADP recently co-produced and co-wrote “We Made It” for Louis Tomlinson alongside Levi Lennox, John Henry Ryan, and Julian Bunetta. The track appears on Tomlinson’s debut solo album, “Walls,” which peaked to number nine on the US Billboard 200 Albums Chart.

Meanwhile, Daecolm’s songwriting credits include Chris Brown’s “Bite My Tongue” and Mario’s “Drowning.” His most recent project ‘Figures” – featuring eight new tracks in the shape of “Flashing Lights,” “Cadillac ’95,” “Swervin,” “Loud,” “Righteous,” “Three,” “Neon” and “Sex Birds” – is out now via iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

As mentioned in earlier posts, Marni is currently working on her upcoming third project under Access Records, which serves as the follow-up to 2018’s “Love Just Ain’t Enough” and 2019’s “No Logic.”

The still-untitled collection reportedly features productions from Invisible Men, Cadenza, Phil Cook, Mojam, Che Pope, Grades, Loxe, Mike Woods, Goldfingers, Jay Mooncie, Mnek, Preditah, and Sons of Sonix.

On the songwriting front, Marni has worked with Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett, Dayyon Alexander, Sam Harper, Autumn Rowe, Nadine Samuels, Carmen Reece, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Philip Plested, and Chiara Hunter.

Stream “Figures” below.

Sugababes record new music with Dan Caplen, Aston Rudi

8 Feb

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British female group Sugababes (composed of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhan Donaghey) have recorded new music with Dan Caplen and Aston Rudi.

Besides working on his upcoming debut album under Atlantic Records UK, Caplen recently co-wrote “All That I Am” for former Girl Aloud member Nadine Coyle and provided guest vocals on Lily Moore’s 2019 single “Undo.”

Meanwhile, Rudi’s production resume boasts works with Tamera (“Don’t Phone”), Awa (“Like I Do”), Mahalia (“Do Not Disturb”), Hamzaa (“Saving Grace”), Jaz Karis (“Petty Lover”), Sophie Faith (“Bad Blood”), Elli Ingram (“Table for Two”), Ray BLK (“5050”) and Jordan Stephens (“Thunder”).

Sugababes are expected to release their upcoming project – featuring additional contributions from MNEK, KABBA, and Karen Poole – later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut studio album, “One Touch,” which spawned singles “Overload,” “Run for Cover,” “New Year” and “Soul Sound.”

Watch the music video for “Soul Sound” below.

 

Kara Marni teams up with Craig David for new collaboration

5 Feb

Kara Marni has teamed up with Craig David for a new collaboration.

The British singer/songwriter’s current single “Do You Miss Me Much” – which was co-written by regular collaborators Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Fraser T. Smith – is now available via all other digital streaming outlets.

His upcoming eighth studio album – featuring lead single “When You Know What Love Is” – is scheduled to arrive later this year via Sony Music Entertainment UK / Insanity Records.

Meanwhile, Marni is currently working on her upcoming third project under Access Records, which serves as the follow-up to 2018’s “Love Just Ain’t Enough” and 2019’s “No Logic.”

The still-untitled collection reportedly features productions from Invisible Men, Cadenza, Phil Cook, Mojam, Che Pope, Grades, Loxe, Mike Woods, Goldfingers, Jay Mooncie, Mnek, and Sons of Sonix.

On the songwriting front, Marni has worked with Dayyon Alexander, Sam Harper, Autumn Rowe, Nadine Samuels, Carmen Reece, Ruth-Anne Cunningham, Philip Plested, and Chiara Hunter.

Stream the audio clip for “Do You Miss Me Much” below.

 

Sugababes reunite with Karen Poole for new collaboration

25 Jan

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British girl group Sugababes (composed of Mutya Buena, Keisha Buchanan, and Siobhan Donaghey) have reunited with Karen Poole for a new collaboration.

Poole previously teamed up with Sugababes on singles “Caught in a Moment” (UK #8) and “Follow Me Home” (UK #32), taken from the albums “Three” (2003) and “Taller in More Ways” (2005), respectively.

Poole’s songwriting resume boasts additional works with Kylie Minogue’s “Red Blooded Woman,” Janet Jackson’s “Put Your Hands On,” Arlissa’s “Touch,” Nina Sky’s “Get Your Clothes Off,” Jamelia’s “Beware of the Dog,” Moko’s “Your Love,” and Jessica Mauboy’s “Let Me Be Me.”

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Meanwhile, Sugababes are expected to release their upcoming project – featuring additional songwriting contributions from MNEK and KABBA – later this year via Apple Music and all other digital streaming outlets.

The trio recently covered UK garage duo Sweet Female Attitude’s 2000 hit single “Flowers” for DJ Spoony’s compilation album, “Garage Classics,” which peaked to number forty-eight on the UK Albums Chart.

Watch an exclusive live performance of “Caught in a Moment” below.