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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.

Amanda Reifer releases debut solo single “Girl Like Me”

1 Dec

Photo Credit: Jahket Photography

Amanda Reifer has released her debut solo single online.

“Girl Like Me” – which was produced by T-Rat Armstrong  and Barry Hill of DreadHawk Productions – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

Reifer’s upcoming project reportedly delivers further contributions from Banx & Ranx (Dua Lipa, Ella Eyre), Diztortion (Becky Hill, Caitlyn Scarlett), Boi-1da (Normani, Jessie Reyez) and Jeremy Skaller (Kiana Lede, Jay Sean).

As a member of Bajan quartet Cover Drive, Reifer topped the UK singles chart with the Ina Wroldsen-penned/Quiz & Larossi-produced “Twilight,” taken from the group’s debut album under Polydor Records, “Bajan Style.”

Stream the audio clip for “Girl Like Me” below.

https://open.spotify.com/track/3OIumDkvKpRy6pi70VG7qh?si=pkiu_Yp3RyabJ8JJNsdLjg

Craig David enlists Cathy Dennis for new collaboration

22 Nov

Craig David has enlisted Cathy Dennis for a new collaboration.

The former British recording artist is known for co-writing Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head,” Britney Spears’s “Toxic,” Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl,” Janet Jackson’s “Island Life,” Rachel Stevens’ “Sweet Dreams My LA Ex,” Livvi Franc’s “Automatik,” and Spice Girls’ “Bumper to Bumper.”

Dennis has also worked with producers including Stargate, Greg Kurstin, Scott Storch, Devonte Hynes, Mark Ronson, Greg Wells, Jack Splash, Rick Nowels, Christopher Braide, Guy Chambers, Harvey Mason Jr., and Future Cut.

Besides regular collaborators Janee “Jin Jin” Bennett and Fraser T. Smith, Craig David has also worked on new music with Naughty Boy, Ed Drewett, Nile Rodgers, Rachel Furner, ADP, Carmen Reece, Oliver Heldens, Grace Barker, Alan Sampson, and Banx & Ranx.

David’s last studio collection “The Time is Now,” which was released earlier this year, peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Heartline,” “I Know You” and “Magic.”

Watch the music video for “Just Another Dream” below.

Craig David hits the studio with Naughty Boy, Ed Drewett

15 Nov

Craig David has teamed up with Naughty Boy and Ed Drewett for a new collaboration.

“Blessed day writing with my brothers @craigdavid and @eddrewett can’t wait for you all to hear what we have created, some songs are made with pure magic in the air, and I’m grateful for this song and for our conversations,” Naughty Boy posted to Instagram on Thursday (15 November 2018).

Besides previously working with David on “Going On” and “Couldn’t Be Mine,” Drewett is also responsible for co-writing Jonas Blue’s “Polaroid,” Little Mix’s “Black Magic,” Louisa Johnson’s “So Good,” Sinead Harnett’s “Do It Anyway,” Britney Spears’ “Hard to Forget Ya,” and Olly Murs’s “Hand on Heart.”

Meanwhile, Naughty Boy’s production resume boasts works with Emeli Sande (“Heaven”), Leona Lewis (“Trouble”), Rihanna (“Half of Me”), Mary J. Blige (“Pick Me Up”), James Arthur (“Supposed”), Marlon Roudette (“Anti Hero”), Tanika Bailey (“Runaway”) and Cheryl Cole (“Craziest Things”).

As mentioned on earlier posts, David has recently worked on new music with Nile Rodgers, Jin Jin, Rachel Furner, ADP, Carmen Reece, Oliver Heldens, Grace Barker, Alan Sampson, and Banx & Ranx.

His last studio collection “The Time is Now,” which was released earlier this year, peaked to number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned singles “Heartline,” “I Know You” and “Magic.”

Stream the audio clip for “Going On” below.

Kyla delivers new promotional single “Eyes”

10 Nov

British singer/songwriter Kyla Reid, professionally known as Kyla, has delivered her new promotional single online.

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

The track was co-written by Jeremiah “SickPen” Bethea,  who previously worked with Claudette Ortiz (“Automatic”), K. Michelle (“Talk to God”), Mario (“Let Me Help You”), LeToya Luckett (“Disconnected”) and Toni Braxton (“Missin”).

Production duties on “Eyes” were handled by Mel & Mus, who are also responsible for Nicki Minaj’s “Barbie Dreams,” Chris Brown’s “Don’t Think They Know,” Tamar Braxton’s “Angels & Demons,” Rihanna’s “Raining Men,” Keyshia Cole’s “Get it Right,” and Justin Bieber’s “Runaway Love.”

As mentioned in earlier posts, Kyla’s upcoming project – featuring the Andrea Martin-penned/Ill Blu-produced single “You Ain’t Mine” – is scheduled to arrive via Universal Music Group / Virgin EMI Records.

The still-untitled collection reportedly boasts further contributions from Rude Kid, Kelly Kiara, Moon Willis, Jenna Andrews, Needlz, Hannah Yadi, Invisible Men, Alicia Renae, Sacha Skarbek, Lindy Robbins, and Banx & Ranx.

Stream the audio clip for “Eyes” below.

Little Mix reveal details for new album “LM5”

16 Oct

Little Mix have revealed the details for their upcoming album.

The British quartet – composed of Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, and Perrie Edwards – have dubbed their fifth studio collection “LM5” and will release it on November 16 via Syco Music / Columbia Records.

Lead promotional single “Woman Like Me” – which was written by Jess Glynne alongside Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac – is now available via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days,” Little Mix have also worked with producers Electric, Chris Loco, Goldfingers, Martin Sjolie, Youthonix, Jez Ashurst, Rice N’ Peas, Fred Ball, TMS, Captain Cuts, Tre Jean-Marie, MNEK, Red Triangle, Freedo, Yei Gonzalez, and Banx & Ranx.

Among the songwriters expected to appear on “LM5” are Kamille, Jenna Andrews, Plested, Shungudzo, Casey Smith, JHart, Sarah Hudson, Nija Charles, Boy Matthews, James Newman, Eyelar Mirzazadeh, Jessica Agombar, Patrick Patrikious, Sinead Harnett, Rachel Furner, Justin Tranter, Michael Pollack, Johan Franson, Shakka, Iain James, and Chelcee Grimes.

Stream the audio clip for “Woman Like Me” below.

 

Little Mix enlist Nicki Minaj for new single “Woman Like Me”

1 Oct

Little Mix have announced the details for their new single.

The British girl group – composed of Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards – christened “Woman Like Me” as the first promotional cut from their upcoming fifth album under Syco Music (UK) and Columbia Records (UK).

The Nicki Minaj-featuring track – which was written by Jess Glynne alongside Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac – will arrive on October 12 via iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google Play, Tidal and all other digital streaming platforms.

On the follow-up to 2016’s “Glory Days,” Little Mix have also worked with songwriters including Rachel Furner, Justin Tranter, Shungudzo, Michael Pollack, Casey Smith, Boy Matthews, Jenna Andrews, Iain James, Sarah Hudson, Plested, Nija Charles, JHart, Eyelar, Sam Romans, and Kamille.

Among the producers expected to appear on the album are Banx & Ranx, Youthonix, Martin Sjolie, Goldfingers, Chris Loco, Electric, Captain Cuts, MNEK, Fred Ball, TMS, Red Triangle, Jez Ashurst, Tre Jean-Marie, and Freedo.

Watch the music video for “Only You” below.