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Melissa Steel hits the studio with Rymez, Jin Jin for a new collaboration

16 Dec

British singer/songwriter Melissa Steel has teamed up with Rodney “Rymez” Hwingwiri and Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett for a new collaboration.

Rymez recently produced the entirety of Stefflon Don’s current project under Polydor Records, “Secure,” which features guest appearances from Future (“What You Want”), DJ Khaled (“Win”), Sean Paul (“Hurtin’ Me”), Ebenezer (“Uber”) and Tiggs Da Author (“Pretty Girl”).

Meanwhile, Jin Jin’s songwriting resume boasts works with Jess Glynne (“Hold My Hand”), Tinie Tempah (“Not Letting Go”), Jax Jones (“You Don’t Know Me”), Yebba Smith (“Evergreen”), Raye (“Decline”), Little Mix (“Grown”), Kiesza (“Don’t Want You Back”) and Sabrina Carpenter (“Alien”).

Steel’s upcoming project, on the other hand, reportedly delivers further contributions from Banx & Ranx, Caitlyn Scarlett, Ill Blu, Grace Ackerman, Alex Adair, Grace Barker, Knightstarr, Lekenah, TobyShyBoy, Dyo, Maestro Tha Baker, Chiara Hunter, ADP, Lauren Aquilina, and Diztortion.

Watch the music video for “Kisses for Breakfast” below.

Hamzaa teams with Fred Cox for new collaboration

13 Dec

British singer/songwriter Hamzaa Malika, known mononymously as Hamzaa, has teamed up with Fred Cox for a new collaboration.

Cox is responsible for co-writing and producing Olivia Nelson’s “Back When,” Rag’n’Bone Man’s “Grace,” Kiah Victoria’s “Treat Me,” Chloe Leone’s “Comfortably Me,” Tanika’s “Fuck Boy,” Denai Moore’s “Leave it Up to You,” Heather Chelan’s “My Man,” and Zak Abel’s “Rock Bottom.”

Cox’s resume boasts additional works with Craig David, Ella Henderson, Janelle Monae, Maverick Sabre, Fabienne Holloway, Jaz Karis, Idris Elba, Grace Carter, Tori Kelly, Dan Caplen, Raye, Kara Marni, James Morrison, Amy Wadge, Fiona Bevan, Liam Bailey, Kenzie May, Anne-Marie, and Josef Salvat.

Photo Credit: Heather Chelan

Meanwhile, Hamzaa’s debut EP “First Signs of Me” – featuring six songs in the shape of “You,” “Saving Grace,” “Nothing Can Be Done,” “Stranded Love,” “Breathing” and “Red” – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Her upcoming project – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from TMS (Peter “Merf” Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn and Thomas “Froe” Barnes) and Iain James – is scheduled to arrive next year via Parlophone Records.

Stream the audio clip for “Nothing Can Be Done” below.

 

 

 

Clean Bandit release sophomore album “What is Love?”

30 Nov

British electronic music group Clean Bandit – consisting of members Grace Chatto, and brothers Jack and Luke Patterson – have released their sophomore studio collection via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

“What is Love?” – which serves as the follow-up to 2014’s “New Eyes” – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

The highly-anticipated project boasts guest appearances from Zara Larsson, Marina Diamandis, Craig David, Rita Ora, Demi Lovato, Anne-Marie, Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding, Julia Michaels, and Louisa Johnson.

On the songwriting and production front, Clean Bandit have worked with Steve Mac, Ina Wroldsen, Mark Ralph, Kamille, Jason Evigan, Noonie Bao, Sam Romans, Ilsey Juber, Fred Gibson, Caroline Ailin, Julian Bunetta, John Ryan, Emily Warren, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Cara Salimando, and Jonny Price.

Stream “What is Love?” below.

Rita Ora delivers sophomore studio collection “Phoenix”

24 Nov

Rita Ora has released her sophomore studio collection online.

“Phoenix” – featuring singles “Your Song,” “Anywhere,” “Girls” and “Let You Love Me” – is now available via all digital streaming outlets.

On the highly-anticipated project, Ora has worked with songwriters including Ed Sheeran, Ali Tamposi, Georgia Ku, Lotus IV, Ilsey Juber, Emily Warren, Brian Lee, Noonie Bao, Julia Michaels, and Justin Tranter.

Among the producers who contributed to the album are StarGate, Jimmy Napes, Andrew Watt, Digital Farm Animals, Julian Bunetta, Louis Bell, Ben Billions, John Ryan, Sam Romans, Fred Gibson, Sir Nolan, Jonny Coffer, Ali Payami, Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat, Steve Mac, and Rudimental.

Stream “Phoenix” below.

Rita Ora shares new promotional single “Cashmere”

20 Nov

Rita Ora has delivered her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by regular collaborators Alexandra “Ali” Tamposi and Andrew Watt, who previously worked with Ora on singles “Anywhere,” “Lonely Together,” “For You” and “Girls.”

Production duties on “Cashmere” were handled by Julian Bunetta and John Ryan, who are also responsible for Rudimental’s “These Days,” Jess Glynne’s “Never Let Me Go,” Niall Horan’s “Slow Hands,” Harry Styles’ “Two Ghosts,” and Jessie Ware’s “Finish What We Started.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album “Phoenix” will arrive on Novmber 26th via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The highly-anticipated project delivers further contributions from Steve Mac, Ed Sheeran, Noonie Bao, Sam Romans, Jimmy Napes, Louis Bell, Digital Farm Animals, Jonny Coffer, Ilsey Juber, Sir Nolan, and Ben Billions.

Stream the audio clip for “Cashmere” below.

Dan Caplen teams with Sinead Harnett for new single “Closer to You”

18 Nov

Dan Caplen has teamed with Sinead Harnett for his new single.

“Closer to You” – which was written by Caplen and Harnett alongside Justin “Hoost” Tailor – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Caplen’s upcoming debut album – featuring productions and songwriting contributions from Lostboy, Caroline Ailin, Fred Cox, Jin Jin, Carassius Gold, Negin Djafari, Jonny Coffer, Dyo, Jamie Scott, Kamille, and Wayne Hector – is expected to arrive next year via Atlantic Records UK.

Stream the audio clip for “Closer to You” below.

 

Rita Ora releases new promotional single “Velvet Rope”

15 Nov

Rita Ora has released her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Sam Romans alongside Jimmy Napes, whose other credits include Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes,” Ray BLK’s “Doing Me,” Alicia Keys’ “Hallelujah,” Mary J. Blige’s “When You’re Gone,” Madonna’s “Best Night,” Lianne La Havas’ “Wonderful,” and Jessie Ware’s “Pieces.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Ora’s upcoming sophomore album “Phoenix” – featuring previous singles “Let You Love Me,” “Girls,” “Anywhere” and “Your Song” – will arrive on November 26th via Atlantic Records UK.

Stream the audio clip for “Velvet Room” below.