Tag Archives: Yannick Rastogi

Craig David hits the studio with Banx & Ranx

14 Jun

British singer/songwriter Craig David has teamed up with Zacharie Raymond and Yannick Rastogi of Banx & Ranx for a new collaboration.

The Canadian songwriting and production duo are responsible for Sean Paul’s “Mad Love,” Olly Murs’ “Kiss Me,” Kate Stewart’s “Sex for Breakfast,” and Rak-Su’s “Pyro Ting.”

Banx & Ranx have also contributed to the next projects by Little Mix, Example, Bipolar Sunshine, Shenseea, Caitlyn Scarlett, Amanda Reifer, Omi, Ella Eyre, JP Cooper, Kyla, and Crystal Fighers.

Meanwhile, David is currently working on his next project with songwriters and producers including Tre Jean-Marie, Grace Barker, ADP, Carmen Reece, Alan Sampson, Nile Rodgers, Fraser T. Smith, and Tyrell “169” Paul.

His latest studio collection, “The Time is Now,” peaked to number two on the UK Singles Chart and spawned three singles in the shape of “Heartline,” “I Know You” and “Magic.”

Watch the music video for “Answerphone” below.

Melissa Steel teases new collaboration with Craig David

12 Jun

Melissa Steel has teased a new collaboration with Craig David.

“THE LEGEND @craigdavid #studio,” the British singer/songwriter posted to Instagram on Wednesday (June 12, 2018).

David’s latest studio collection “The Time is Now” – featuring guest appearances from fellow recording artists such as Bastille, Ella Mai, JP Cooper, and GoldLink – peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart.

His current promotional single “Magic” – featuring Yxng Bane – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming outlets.

Meanwhile, Steel is expected to release her upcoming debut project later this year via Warner Music Group / Atlantic Records UK.

The still-untitled collection reportedly yields productions and songwriting contributions from Diztortion, Grace Barker, ADP, Lauren Aquilina, Maestro Tha Baker, Dyo, Ill Blu, Jin Jin, TobiShyBoy, Chiara Hunter, Knightstarr, Dolapo, Alan Sampson, Grace Ackerman, and Banx n Ranx.

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

Little Mix enlist Martin Sjolie for fifth album

6 May

Little Mix have enlisted Martin Sjolie for a new collaboration.

The Norwegian musician is known for helming “Don’t Kill My Vibe,” “Strangers,” “Fake Friends,” and “High Five” for Island Recording artist Sigrid.

Fans of Sjolie’s songwriting and production works should also keep an eye on the next projects by Astrid S, Elderbrook, Grace Carter, Alice Chater, Jones, Sarah Close, Raye, Ella Henderson, L Devine, and Arlissa.

Meanwhile, Little Mix are scheduled to release their fifth studio collection later this year via Syco Music (US) and Columbia Records (UK).

The follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” reportedly boasts further productions from Banx & Ranx, Kid Joki, Thomas “Earwulf” Eriksen, Captain Cuts, The Electric, MNEK, Goldfingers, Chris Loco, Fred Ball, TMS, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, Tre Jean-Marie, Fridolin “Freedo” Walcher, and Rice N Peas.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Jessica Agombar, Shakka, Maegan Cottone, Kamille, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Philip Plested, Sinead Harnett, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for “No More Sad Songs” below.

Little Mix hit the studio with Banx & Ranx

3 May

Little Mix have added Banx & Ranx to the list of contributors for their upcoming fifth album under Syco Music and Columbia Records.

The Canadian production duo – composed of Yannick Rastogi and Zacharie Raymond – recently collaborated with Ella Eyre on the track “Answerphone,” which peaked to number seven on the UK Singles Chart.

Banx & Ranx have also recorded tracks with artists including Olly Murs (“Kiss Me”), KStewart (“Sex for Breakfast”), Sean Paul (“Mad Love”), Raye (“Thinking About You”) and Dua Lipa (“Kiss and Make Up”).

Other producers backing Little Mix on the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days” are Rice N Peas, Kid Joki, Earwulf, Captain Cuts, Electric, MNEK, Goldfingers, Chris Loco, Fred Ball, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, Tre Jean-Marie, Freedo, and TMS.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the album are JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Sam Romans, Jessica Agombar, Shakka, Maegan Cottone, Kamille, Rachel Furner, Chelcee Grimes, James Newman, Philip Plested, Sinead Harnett, and Iain James.

Watch the music video for “Answerphone” below.

Ella Eyre drafts Banx & Ranx for new collaboration

14 Jan

British singer/songwriter Ella Eyre (real name Ella Mary McMahon) has drafted Banx & Ranx for a new collaboration.

Composed of Zacharie Raymond and Yannick Rastogi; the Canadian songwriting/production duo are known for helming singles performed by Olly Murs (“Kiss Me”), KStewart (“Sex for Breakfast”), Lady Leshurr (“OMW”), Stylo G (“Under Construction”), Kevin Lyttle (“Slow Motion”), Alx Veliz (“Duele”) and Paris & Simo f/ Karen Harding (“Come as You Are”).

Banx & Ranx have also worked with songwriters and fellow producers including Supa Dups, Ayak Thiik, Di Genius, Raye, Arnthor Birgisson, Chelcee Grimes, Arnthor Birgisson, Cleo Tighe, Lil Eddie, Angela Hunte, Steve Robson, Lindy Robbins, Billboard, Grace Tither, Adam Baptiste, and Ina Wroldsen.

Meanwhile, Eyre is expected to release her upcoming sophomore album – featuring the Fransisca Hall-assisted / Jesse Shatkin-produced lead single “Ego” – later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further alliances with Jonny Coffer, Kamille, Toby Gad, Ilsey Juber, Jason Evigan, Lauren Christy, Two Inch Punch, Emily Warren, Jonas Jeberg, Becky Hill, ADP, Steph Jones, Crada, Grace Barker, Emanuel Kiriakou, Dyo, Paul O’Duffy, Caroline Ailin, Nate Campany, Harloe, Jarrad Rogers, Gina Kushka, Evan “Kidd” Bogart, and HitImpulse.

Stream the audio clip for “Ego” below.

Kyla shares music video for new single “You Ain’t Mine”

19 Sep

Kyla has shared the music video for her new single online.

The British singer/songwriter (born Kyla Marie Smith) posted the visual clip for “You Ain’t Mine” to her Vevo channel on Friday (September 15, 2017).

The Popcaan-assisted track – which was collectively produced by Levi Lennox alongside James Grant and Darius Ellington of Ill Blu – is now available via iTunes and all other digital streaming platforms.

Kyla also co-wrote the track with Andrea Martin, whose resume boasts additional works with Angie Stone (“Wish I Didn’t Miss You”), Toddla T (“Magnet”), Leona Lewis (“Better in Time”), Naughty Boy (“Think About It”), Jennifer Hudson (“I Still Love You”) and Shift K3Y (“Crying in My Sleep”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kyla’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Mojam Music (Anne-Marie), Youthonix (Little Mix), Moon Willis (Becky Hill), Invisible Men (Rita Ora), Starsmith (Jess Glynne), Maths Time Joy (Kara Marni), Sacha Skarbek (Lana Del Rey) and Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa).

On the songwriting front, Kyla has worked with Diane Warren (Andra Day), Carla Marie Williams (Britney Spears), Jenna Andrews (Ella Henderson), Dayo Olatunji (Fifth Harmony), Lindy Robbins (Selena Gomez), Eyelar Mirzazadeh (Taya), Negin Djafari (Craig David) and Alicia Renae (Rihanna).

Watch the music video for “You Ain’t Mine” below.

Kyla delivers new promotional single “You Ain’t Mine”

7 Sep

British singer/songwriter Kyla Marie Smith, known mononymously as Kyla, has delivered her new promotional single online.

“You Ain’t Mine” is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

The track was produced by Ill Blu (aka James Grant and Darius Ellington) alongside Levi Lennox, whose other credits include Zayn Malik (“Pillow Talk”), Dakota (“Amen”), M.I.A. (“Borders”), KStewart (“On My Own”), Mali-Koa (“Wait Up for Me”), Liv Dawson (“Reflection”) and Ms. Dynamite (“Safe”).

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kyla’s upcoming project is expected to arrive later this year via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled project reportedly boasts further productions from Mojam Music (Tori Kelly), Youthonix (Raleigh Ritchie), Moon Willis (Anne-Marie), Invisible Men (Joel Compass), Starsmith (Paloma Faith), Maths Time Joy (Gallant), Sacha Skarbek (Miley Cyrus) and Banx & Ranx (Olly Murs).

On the songwriting front, Kyla has worked with Andrea Martin (Leona Lewis), Jenna Andrews (Majid Jordan), Dayo Olatunji (Ella Eyre), Lindy Robbins (David Guetta), Eyelar (Charli XCX), Negin Djafari (Louis Mattrs), Carla Marie Williams (Mollie King) and Diane Warren (Justin Bieber).

Streamt the audio clip for “You Ain’t Mine” below.