Glitter: Kehlani – Distraction

Kehlani is down to be a Distraction in her latest video, the Say My Name inspired videos is full of bright colours and Kehlani nicknamed Baelani after her London show last week – Very jealous I wasn’t there, but was updated throughout the night thanks to Snapchat.

 

She is gearing up to release her SSS album early next year and I can’t wait to see what the RnB songstress has in store for us all.

Chey’s ‘Dirty Love’

Welsh small-town singer songwriter Chey is sure to make waves on this year’s music scene with her stunningly beautiful vocals on ‘Dirty Love’.

Produced by the renowned David Ezra, who has worked with X-Factor stars, Reggie and Bollie, ‘Dirty Love’ tells the story of a love affair where the woman is in complete control. Chey notes that ‘I wanted this song to emphasise the power of a woman, and how she uses her sexuality to get what she wants’.

Deep, dark and sultry, the track is a masterpiece of songwriting and Chey’s vocals fit the bill perfectly. Her vocal qualities are like nothing we hear in popular music these days, in fact, they have a particularly 90s alternative-pop edge to them. Whilst she whispers gently throughout the verses, Chey’s voice breaks out during the chorus demonstrating her wide vocal range.

Diversifying the music industry and creating an individual blend of styles, Chey certainly does not take a shy approach. “Dirty Love was written in the heat of the moment, having feelings about someone else can sometimes be the trigger you need to move on from the relationship you’re in. I recorded the vocals the same day it was written to reflect the emotion I was feeling at that time. I wanted the single to be raw and edgy and convey as much passion as possible.”

The single is out January 20th 2017.

Links

www.cheymusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/officialchey

Facebook: /OfficialCheyMusic

Twitter: @officialchey1

Instagram: officialcheymusic

Glitter: G-Eazy Ft Danny Seth – Bone Marrow

 

New G-Eazy ft Danny Seth Bone Marrow.

An upbeat MDS produced track that shows of G-Eazy‘s slick and lyrical wordplay with Bone Marrow giving the meaning of ‘Being Bad To The Bone’.

G-Eazy has been on a bit of a roll recently dishing out feature here there and everywhere, he has now gone back to his roots and offers a real hip-hop track to his true fans.

I really rate this track and give it a glitter rating.

Track Review: ‘Pirate’ by Jvgg Spvrro

You might not have heard of Jvgg Spvrrow yet, but his latest track ‘Pirate’ is sure to put him, as well as his home, the island of St. Martin, on the map.

Hailing from the small island in the Caribbean, Jvgg is proving that good hip-hop doesn’t have to originate from the big American cities like Los Angeles or New York.

With a style like no other, Jvgg is a ‘Pirate’ by name and by nature and his music exhibits a similar attitude.

‘Pirate’ is quite clearly a well crafted track, with the content to match. The lyrics, all written by Jvgg, address a similar subject matter to what you might expect from most hip-hop tracks, but they are delivered with such conviction and and edge that you instantly know you are listening to some thing special.

The beat has a certain groove to it that would sound perfectly at home in the club and Jvgg also uses deep, resonating pitch shifts throughout the song which make for something a little different.

Not only this, but the quality of the video accompanying ‘Pirate’ is highly professional. We see Jvgg strolling through various rooms, participating in glamorous photo shoots and generally doing as he pleases, all under a slightly unnerving red tinted light. The confidence of this young rapper is evident and watching the video only backs up his stature as an up and coming artist.

Jvgg takes influence from the likes of Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Asap Rocky and Vybz Kartel, so if he sounds up your street, have a listen and take it all in.

For more on Jvgg Spvrrow, check him out here:

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Tangina Stone – Ride Off ft. Crystal Caines

 

“Ride Off”, the first insight into alt-soul/r&b artist Tangina Stone‘s debut LP ELEVATE, is now available at all digital retailers. Produced by CJ THE GREAT, the track features Harlem rapper and producer Crystal Caines, who also serves as executive producer on the upcoming project. ELEVATE will also include contributions from producers Nokturn and Fouché (part of Grammy nominated, multi-platinum music producer/DJ !llmind’s Roseville Music Group), Nelly Furtado, The SKINS and Hodgy Beats from OFWGKTA.

Escorting in a more visible femme space in r&b, the track was inspired by the passing of Tangina’s fiancée’s father, and speaks openly about the emotional trial it had on her and her fiancée’s relationship. Tangina only speaks in truths, and “Ride Off’’s truth is that sometimes in the thick of life’s greatest tribulations we need space to heal.

A gift all the way from Norway – Line Mari releases debut album ’21 Days’

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Our favourite Norwegian singer-songwriter, Line Mari, is getting set to release her electrifying debut album ’21 Days’.

Though the music could fit the categories of ‘pop’, ‘rock’ and ‘electro pop’; Line Mari delivers a truly unique sound – featuring electrifying vocals, brooding pianos and tropical-tinged synths.

Line Mari was born in Tromsø, and has dreamt of being a musician from a very young age. She released her debut EP Fly High Fly Low in 2014, gaining great recognition in Norway.

After being approached by major music producer Rob Cass, Line Mari headed over to Abbey Road Studios where she began working on the album, with the help of cutting edge producer Pearse MacIntyre. The lead singles ‘Crush’ and ‘Haters’ were mastered by studio engineer Christian Wright who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the pop and rock industry including Ed Sheeran, Keane, Eliza Doolittle and Blur.

Check out 21 Days here:

https://play.spotify.com/album/01mELWzkBZHvF2d9KfC3dm

Links:

www.linemari.com

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari

https://twitter.com/linemarimusic

https://www.facebook.com/linemarimusic

 

Review: ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’

We All Love Burt Bacharach is the pinnacle of tribute albums to the great songwriter, featuring some of the best musicians from around the world. The album consists of 13 classic Bacharach hits reworked into a mix of jazz, swing and funk which make for an original perspective on Burt and his compositional talent.

The album is the brainchild of Giampaolo Pasquile and Michele Garruti who took inspiration from the likes of Michael Buble, Norah Jones and Chet Baker, then employed the talents of the great pianist, Massimo Colombo, to form this unique dedication to Burt Bacharach. In order to escape the cliché jazz album, Colombo has mixed genres in an attempt to reinvent Burt’s music whilst featuring talented musicians such as Peter Erskine (ex drummer of Weather Report), one of the most appreciated double bass players in the world, Darek Oleszkiewicz, AKA ‘Oles’, Bob Mintzer (member of Yellowjackets), Michael Stever, the new ‘White Cat’ and Kathleen Grace, refined folksinger from the West Coast.

One of the best things about the album is the mix of instrumentals which are thrown in with songs with recorded vocals. For example, the classic ‘Close to You’ takes on a smooth jazz feel with a charming trumpet lead replacing the vocals. Also, there is a satisfying rawness to many of the songs, as if they are live recordings, rather than sections pieced together on a computer. ‘Walk on by’ exemplifies this notion perfectly, accompanied by some beautiful vocals too.

Possibly Burt’s most famous track, ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head’, sets the tone on the album for its relaxed easy listening nature that makes it music for all occasions, whether that be having a well deserved evening drink, or even over brunch at the weekend.

On the whole, We All Love Burt Bacharach will help you rediscover the wonders of his music from a new angle and if you weren’t a fan before, you may well be after since there’s something for everyone on this expertly crafted tribute album.

Find out more here and watch the teaser video:

 

 

 

Pop princess Nancy Black returns with ‘Dirty Little Bass’ EP leaving you begging for more

After going solo from her all girl rock band Pink Lemons, Nancy Black has found her own unique blend of pop with killer dance beats. The pop princess, who received support from Major Lazor, reached number 8 on the Music Week Commercial Chart and is now releasing her EP ‘Dirty Little Bass’. The EP bursting with pop anthems was written in a moment of euphoria as Black separated from her girlfriend who she was deeply in love with.

The emotive lyrics contrasting with infectious beats, makes an addictive sound like no other. Although heartbroken, Black has produced a strong EP that leaves you begging for more. Alongside her EP release, Nancy has revealed a feisty ‘Dirty Little Bass’ music video.

Watch the music video here:

Links:

www.facebook.com/nancyblackmusic

https://www.instagram.com/nancyblackmusic/

https://twitter.come/nancyblackmusic

 

Tinashe – Nightride

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Tinashe has released a new mixtape, “Nightride”. The tape features previously released tracks “Party Favors”, “Ride Of Your Life” and Company”.

“Nightride” is available now on Apple Music – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/nightride/id1171507241

Tinashe has shared a video to accompany the release of “Nightride”. Check it out below:

Tracklisting:

1.     Lucid Dreaming

2.     C’est La Vie

3.     Sunburn

4.     Binaural Test

5.     Sacrifices

6.     Company

7.     Soul Glitch

8.     You Don’t Know Me

9.     Spacetime

10. High Speed Chase (Interlude)

11. Ride Of Your Life

12. Party Favors

13. You Can Stay Here Tonight (Interlude)

14. Touch Pass

15. Ghetto Boy

Tinashe is currently working on what will be her second album, “Joyride”. She released her debut long-player “Aquarius” in 2014.

Keep Up With Tinashe:

 

www.tinashenow.com

www.facebook.com/officialtinashe

www.twitter.com/tinashe

www.instagram.com/tinashenow

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