AFROBEAN PLAYLIST

Afrobeats has been popping for a few years. However in my opinion I feel that it started to become popular in the UK when D Banj released “Oliver Twist” and Fuse ODG “Azonto” around 2011-2012. Also around same time other artists such as Mista Silva, Moelogo, Sarkodie were also breaking through. What’s more exciting about the whole Afro sound is that now it has taken over bashment/dancehall music. Although Alkaline, Aidonia, Kranium, Beenie Man, Popcaan and Busy Signal keeping the dancehall sounds alive, personally I think the genre isn’t as strong as it once was and this is where the Afro sounds plays a pivotal part because both genres have entwined. This has created sub genres off the back of Afrobeats. We have established Afro pop and Afro house music. They are all elements of Afrobeats. Afrobeats originates from Ghana but has Nigerian instruments such as Congas drums, bass guitars, horns and percussion sounds. We hear Ghana’s native tongue ‘Twi’ which is dialect to ‘Patois’

What I like about this movement is that now dancehall artists are collaborating with Afro artists. I was inspired by Lotto Boyzz recent EP “Afrobean” for this playlist. Their definition of “Afrobean” is spot on for this genre and for the tunes I have selected for this playlist.

Lets get into it. Some of the tunes were released months ago.

WANDE COAL, DJ TUNEZ “Iskaba”

D’ BANJ x THE FEDZ “Comment ca va”

MI CASA “Nana”

DIAMOND PLATNUMZ feat MORGAN HERITAGE “Hallelujah”

MALEEK BERRY “Pon my mind”

TOOFAN Feat Patoranking ” Ma Girl”

FUSE ODG, ED SHEERAN & MUGEEZ “Boa Me”

DR VADES feat WANDE COAL, BEENIE MAN “Freaky”

SHEEBAH “Wantama”

NUTTY O “Bugatti”

YCEE feat MALEEK BERRY “Juice”

MR EAZI “Leg Over”

DAVIDO “If”

DAVIDO “Fall”

Words By Vanessa Ryan

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Greetings Readers

Lets not play around with this weeks new favourite track. As always please feel free to send me your feedback.

 Bruk Out Records 2nd release comes from E.Mak and Big Zeeks with their ‘Yo’ remix. They return with features from Stylo G, Frisco and TE dness to add a little spice to the track. Think we can all agree that Yo is BADASS!!

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STREAM/DOWNLOAD ‘YO’ AVAILABLE NOW https://emak.lnk.to/Emak

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‘Iskaba’  WANDE COAL & DJ TUNEZ

Iskaba is such a tune I dont know why it has taken me so long to upload to the playlist, I have been sitting on this banger for weeeeeeks. Iskaba was actually released year 24/11/16 to be exact. The highly anticpated video came out April this year.

Who is Wande Coal?

Wande Coal is the CEO of Black Records Entertainment, he  has recorded tracks with other Nigerian artists including Ikechukwu, Naeto C, Dr SID, D’Prince, Wizkid and many more. In 2012 following a fallout between record label Executives Don Jazzy and D’banj, Coal, Dr SID and D’Prince signed on to Don Jazzy’s new Record Label Mavin Records with the addition of Tiwa Savage from 323 entertainment acting as the first lady of mavin records. Coal left Mavin Records in 2013. In October 2013, he released a single called “Baby Face”.

After a long hiatus, Coal dropped his  album Wanted.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wande_Coal

Find out more about DJ Tunez in his recent interview with The Fader http://www.thefader.com/2017/11/06/dj-tunez-interview-iskaba-beat-construction-blackout.

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WANDE COAL 

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‘THE LINK UP’  DONAEO

Its been a while since I have uploaded music from Donaeo, however he has been the curator for bringing back UK Funky music and was asked to do the #Bringbackfunkyhousechallange. With the help of the ‘Link Up TV’ they were able to document the process. Donaeo vocalled and mixed his new funky track within 30 minutes. Donaeo announced last week that ‘Link up’ is available to download. Since putting it out, the feedback has been great. Supporters have been posting videos of them listening, creating shapes (dance) to his new track.

I am excited for Donaeo and for UK Funky to come back and I’m hoping all of the producers and Dj’s who kept it alive grave us with some new productions.

Download The Link Up for Free click the link below http://www.mediafire.com/file/m4mukym…

ALSO you can catch Donaeo’s concert Jan 28th @ Islington Assembly Hall https://www.livenation.co.uk/show/1015563/donae-o/London/2018-01-25/en

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Words BY Vanessa Ryan

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Greetings readers,

Its been a while since I lasted posted on the blog. I apologise for the delay but don’t worry I have been collating ideas for new features on the blog for future developments. Thank you for still checking the website daily to see if there has been updates. Lastly I want to send love to my readers in the Caribbean Islands who are going through the most traumatic events right now from hurricane Irma my sincere thoughts are with you all.

Lets get into the playlist.

YXNG BANE – RIHANNA

Yxng bane is killing it right now.  The East London-born rapper specializes in dance hall-infused R&B, but stays true to the culture with  blending genres from across the board with the afrobeats sounds.  Yxng Bane’s most popular song is the‘Shape of You Remix’, he has featured on songs with  Kojo Funds, Yungen, AfroWave Tayá and many more. ‘Rihanna’ is receiving so much good feedback from DJs, bloggers. The song has over a million views on YouTube already. It’s currently  played in the clubs overseas and most urban radio stations such as BBC 1xtra, Captial xtra. This song is definitely in my top favourites, it’s so sick I can’t get enough of it.

‘Rihanna’ is available on all digital outlets

Stream on Spotify – http://open.spotify.com/track/5kJEUjZ…

Stream on Apple Music – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rih…

Buy on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rih…

 

STEFFLON DON ‘HURTIN ME’ Feat, French Montana

Another tune that has my ears is Stefflon Don’s  new song “Hurtin Me” feat French Montana.  The into where she belts out “Breakfast in bed, I got you begging for it” is just so catchy and the way she cries out “I heard you got a new girlfriend and its hurtin me”, those lines carry so much emotion we hear the hurt in her voice. I like it because its appeals to her female audience and as a female myself I know how it feels when we see the guy with a new girlfriend because we get in our feelings. So I can really relate to the lyrics. It’s a good song, with or without French Montana, I feel like this track is so diverse she could do various remixes.

Steff has already claimed the title of a real MC, her inventive rap and dance hall inspired wordplay  has caught the attention of many grime artists, even  Drake .  Stephanie Allen was born in Birmingham (UK) before moving to the Netherlands and London with her family. Growing with both parents who speak patois her dancehall style came natrually as it is quite popular in the Netherlands. In 2015 she was turning heads with her version of Wretch 32 “Six Words” and Section Boys “Lock Arf”. Since then she’s been in high demand, appearing on tracks by the likes of Lethal Bizzle(Wobble remix) , Sneakbo (Work remix) and Angel (Hop On) .Rounding off her success last year she was named on the BBC Sound of 2017 longlist then the release of Real Ting Mixtape which has been a great success for Steff with the track such as ‘Real Ting’ where she actually embraces herself  with lyrics like “belly fat, belly marked up” and she is still bad with diamonds in her rolly (Rolex). Although I do like her previous tunes, well 16 shots is one of my favs,  Hurtin Me is a big tune and will grow on a lot of people the more it is played on the airwaves.

BUY/STREAM: Stefflon Don – Hurtin’ Me (feat. French Montana).    https://StefflonDon.lnk.to/HurtinMeID

 

MELISA WHISKEY ‘BILLIN’

Melisa dropped her first track ‘Played’ in January this year and was featured as BBC Introducing Track of the Week on BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Melisa followed this with the track  ‘Sweetest Cake’ in March, this time gaining attention across both sides of the Atlantic from blogs such as  Wonderland, AFROPUNK, OK-THO and Clash Magazine all featuring what they championed as a major new voice in UK soul and R&B.
Now coming with the second taster from her forthcoming debut E.P. ‘Moon & The Sky’, ‘Billin’ is outspoken and harder, which brings a whole new dimension to Melisa’s work. .It’s also an edgy, soulful banger that keeps the young star’s reputation building.

Melisa premiered ‘Billin’ on DJ Ace’s show at BBC 1xtra’s Live Lounge last month and later performed at this years Notting Hill Carnival. Billin is taken from her latest upcoming EP  Moon +The Sky’ which set to be released this month.   This is such as good tune with smooth melodies and its catchy.

Keep a look out for Melisa’s music as I feel we will hear more from this artist.

 

 

‘BILLIN’ is available on all media outlets

 https://open.spotify.com/track/1TZRDi…

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/bil…

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Website: http://melisawhiskey.com/

 

CASISDEAD ‘THE CODE’

OMG this is another song that I cant get enough of. The lyrical content is humoureous, the flow and production is just BAD!! Instanly it makes you bop your head. For those that may not be familiar withCASisDEAD, also known as CAS and formerly Castro, is a UK Rap/Grime MC, producer, visual director, entrepreneur from Tottenham (London). He has is own record label under the name of  imreallydead, through which he releases his own music. He began rapping in 2005 under the name Castro Saint, a moniker he kept until 2007. In his first spell in music, Castro made no music videos. He resumed a music career in 2012 under the name CASisDEAD.Since returning to music in 2012 he has worn a mask during all public appearances and videos, this has led to speculation over his true identity.

CAS has released several songs this year such as ‘Do It Again’ (Mineo ft. CASisDEAD), ‘Too Much Drugs’ (feat. Chase & Status), ‘The Grid’, ‘Danger’feat (Shola Ama x CASisDEAD), ‘The Code.’

https://twitter.com/casisdead

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CasIsDead

https://soundcloud.com/cas-casisdead

Website: http://imreallydead.com/

 

WRETCH 32 FEAT. DONAE’O, KOJO FUNDS  ‘WHISTLE’

Wretch 32  is back and has teamed up with Donae’o and Kojo Funds on the track ‘Whistle’, produced by one of the Birmingham’s finest producers Rymez.  This is a strong line up  as we have Wretch highlighting how Black lives matter, Donae’o belting the hook “We got to get the money, beacuse the money is ours” and Kojo giving us the deep voice vocals. The collaboration also works because I feel its a long time over due project for Wretch and Donae’o together on a track but also ideal for Kojo to be on this track with Donaeo because I personally feel that both artists sound quite similar. Wretch has been a little quiet since the success of  the ‘Growing Over Life‘ album last year but he has also spent time in Jamaica and is currently working on his forth coming album. I think we can expect to hear to some serious music from Wretch towards the end of this year into 2018.

 

“Whistle” is out now: https://Wretch32.lnk.to/WhistleID

https://www.facebook.com/wretch32music

https://twitter.com/wretch32

https://www.instagram.com/officialwretch32/

http://www.wretch32.com/

 

JORJA SMITH x  PREDITAH ‘ON MY MIND’

 

This collaboration surprised me. I didn’t see it coming at all, but it works. It’s a rare occasion to see two artists  who both equally successful from the West Midlands  linking up on projects such as this. As I typed this I was listening to Jorja on Charlie Sloth’s 1xtra show explaining how this collaboration came about, where she said that herself and Preditah paired together about 2 years ago in a session with singer-songwriter Ed Thomas.

Jorja Smith started 2016 with her career-making number “Blue Lights”, a slew of high-profile singles and collabs with the likes of Drake and Kali Uchis  I like how ‘On My Mind’ has hints of how garage sounded in 1998-2000 where producers like Arftul Dodger x Craig David, Wookie and MJ Cole who were and still are masters at putting together their productions with R&B/pop artists. The collaboration also reminds me of when Wookie linked up with Eliza Doolittle on ‘The Hype’ track. Preditah is definately one of the best producers to come from Birmingham (UK) along with Rymez and both have a catalogue of classics with probably most of the top UK grime mc’s and rappers.

Listen to ‘On My Mind’ – http://smarturl.it/JorjaSmithOnMyMind

 

 

Tayá FEAT YXNG BANE ‘WHEN UR SOBER’

Tayá singer-songwriter from Liverpool has teamed up with Yxng Bane on her latest song ‘When ur sober.’

“’When Ur Sober’ is probably the most personal song I’ve ever released. I think pretty much everyone can relate to going through a rocky patch in a relationship, and finding themselves needing reassurance, but not getting it. Sometimes it’s just good to hear that you’re not the only one” – Tayá

 

I truly agree that the lyrics are relatable and may hit home for many people.  Tayá is signed to Atlantic Records, has her 6 track self titled E.P which is available now. Tayá is also about to headline her first show on the 4th October @ Thousand Island you can purchase ticketshere

 

https://twitter.com/taya https://youtube.com/tayamusiconline https://soundcloud.com/taya https://instagram.com/taya

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Yxng Bane https://twitter.com/yxngbane

https://instagram.com/yxngbane

 

 

As always please let me know which songs are your favourites, lets talk readers.

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When music sounds so sweet again and I have to really say thank you to the artists who go in the studio and record their tracks and know within themselves that the track BANGS!!. I also have to say thank you to the DJs who are constantly playing new music from artists who I have to research on because that’s what keeps the blogs alive.

Right now  I have some beautiful, beautiful songs that range from R&B and Reggae.

TANKIA “Kingston 13”

It’s been a while since we have heard new music from Tanika but this tune right here so is beautiful the lyrics are meaningful and I love the inspiration she has expressed from Jamaica. I love the beat it reminds me of the old time reggae accoustic sounds.

After releasing her independent EP ‘Out Here’ last February (featuring Stormzy, Wretch 32 and Chip). Tanika is back Kingston 13 taken from her upcoming EP “Birthdays In Jamaica”. Part one of a two part release written and recorded in various parts of Jamaica. Birthdays in Jamaica sees Tanika draw for various experiences from being a young lady in Brixton, London, growing up with a Jamaican father and finding and loosing love along the way.

Kingston 13 is the lead single from the release, a song Tanika made about a love interest who since record has sadly passed away.

Birthdays In Jamaica EP will be out on iTunes/ Spotify /Apple Music on 18th August 2017.

Follow Tanika

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/iamtanika

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamTanika

Facebook: https://en-gb.facebook.com/iamTanika/

 

CLAIRE ANGEL “Never Give UP”

The Birmingham Roots, Reggae & Dancehall Singer, songwriter Claire Angel caught  my attention when I heard this track on David Rodigan’s BBC 1xtra show and I really like the melody and lyrics that enocurage us to “Never give up” no matter how life pans out. I have heard of  Claire Angel before but never really checked her out until now. Never Give Up a Ang- UK Production. Claire won Britian Got Reggae 2016

Here is a 30 secs snippet

 

Never Give Up is out now

AMAZON https://www.amazon.com/Never-Give-Up-Claire-An…/…/B071XHSNS1
iTUNES https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/claire-angel/id286640297

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SHAGGY feat. ROMAIN VIRGO “Promises”

I am loving this song right now. I just love Romain’s smooth vocals and the way he emphasises”I don’t want to see you cry” just makes me feel like I want to cry but with happy tears.  Recently Shaggy was featured on the “Crazy Glue” riddim by DJ FRASS  which is probably one of the best riddims thats around right now. Promises was produced by a producer called Llamar “Riff Raff”Brown. Riff Raff he has produced tracks for top artists including: Damian Marley, Queen Ifrica, Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, Morgan Heritage, Jah Cure, and the list goes on.

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RUDIMENTAL feat JAMES ARTHUR “Sun Comes Up”

I am not really a big fan of James Arthur, however James is one of those artists who makes tracks every so often  that gets a pass in “non commercial” or “urban”scene with some tracks. This track “Sun Comes Up” is a BANGER!! I can not lie. Maybe it’s because Rudimental have cooked up another banger.  I have recently heard a remix from Steel Banglez feat Mist, who has a nice intro. Now i’m not sure if the version with Mist is available to download  but I really like the idea of Rudimental, James Aruthur Steel Banglez and Mist all one track.  I am so happy that Rudimental are back with new music and on the search for new singers to vocal their productions after some great successes with Anne Marie, Elle Eyre, Will Heard and many more.

 

 

Download or stream now at: http://atlanti.cr/suncomesup

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MAHALIA “Sober”

Sober is available everywhere now https://atlanti.cr/sober

I don’t know too much about Mahalia other than that she is singer- songwriter from the midlands towns Leciester  and she is what I call a refreshing artist. I absolutley love “Sober” because I resonate with the lyrics and love  love Mahalia’s vocals simply because she sounds like nobody else and has done a great job at identifying her own sound. I like how diverse her music is.

Check out the EP “Diary Of Me” http://lnk.to/DiaryOfMe

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This week playlist has pure bangers, I really mean top notch music. Check out the new favourites and let me know which songs you are feeling right now.

 

Words By Vanessa Ryan

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW FAVOURITES- SUMMER MIXES 17

Whilst we are planning or in the midst of the summer holidays its that time to get us in the mood sun,sea and beach with some of the best playlist that is definetly doing BITS.

So download, stream and turn up the volume on these badass mixes.

  1. SUMMER TIME VIBEZ 2017 -J RAPIDZ

(Sidenote) I am currently listening to this for my work out sessions.

 

Listen to J Rapidz mixes

Mixcloud- http://www.mixcloud.com/jrapidz

Snapchat – @J_Rapidz
Instagram – @J_Rapidz
Facebook – www.facebook.com/jrapidz1
Soundcloud – www.soundcloud.com/jrapidz/

 

2. PRETTY GIRL TEAM DANCEHALL VOL.1 – DJ DEMZ(TG4U)

Listen to  DJ Demz mixes

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/djdemz

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/demztg4u/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/demztg4u

 

3. SUMMER VOCALS & ESSENTIAL 17 MIXES- TWISTA DJ

Listen to Twista DJ mixes

Mixlcoud: https://www.mixcloud.com/Itstwistadj/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ItsTwistaDJ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itstwistadj/

 

 

 

4. SUMMER MASH 17 MIX – DJ LOMI

Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/DjLomi/

Website: djlomi.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DjLomi

Facebook: Facebook.com/ShalomiTv

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djlomi/

 

There are two 2 more mixes that I can not forget so click https://www.instagram.com/inspiremysmile/  to see me big up 1 more DJ.

Any Djs have summer mixes that you want me to check out please email inspiremysmile@icloud.com.

 

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Hi Readers

Who has been enjoying the sun and good music to add to the heat?

I have just put another FIRE playlist for this week. Please let me know your thoughts about the playlist.

 

TAMMY RIVERA “All These Kisses

The beautiful Singer, Swimsuit Designer  TV personality of Love & Hip-Hop  Tammy Rivera recently shared what she has been working on in the studio to some of her fellow crew members whilst in Jamaica.  Tammy revealed that her songs are about her pain and love dedicated to her rapper husband Wacka Flocka.

I am very much looking forward to hearing the other songs especially the one that was heard by the other LHHA members a few weeks back. On the other hand I really like “All Of These Kisses” it makes me feel warm, like I want to lay somebody with somebody with some kisses. Big up yourself Tammy the song it HOT and has been on repeat for the past 2 weeks.

You can purchase All Of These Kisses here https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/all-these-kisses-single/id1247038600

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SHYSTIE “WAKE UP”

Shystie one of the UK’s favourite female rapper is back with a brand new track called “Wake up”. This time she has teamed up with  Ads Valu who is signed to F-Block Music and has worked with Vanessa White on her E.P “Chapter 2.”

Wake Up has a nice drum and bass sound, it’s not too heavy and deep. However it will definitely have you bopping your head and tapping your foot. I like the fact that its one of those songs that will grow on you and also it’s good to hear Shystie on different sounds. I also like how distinctive she sounds.

 

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Buy & Stream Wake Up https://starworkmusic.lnk.to/WakeUpTW

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VALENTINO KHAN “PUMP”

I heard “Pump” on DJ Target’s show on BBC 1xtra and I like it. I am a fan of house and Edm sounds so when I heard pump it was quite refreshing as I havent heard a quality commercial dance production in a minute. This prodcution is great to work to in the gym, at raves/parties and it just makes gassed for summer.

 

What do we know about Valentino Khan?

The producer makes everything from hip hop club anthems to dance music hits. . He has produced hip hop sounds for multi-platinum and Grammy award-winning artists such as B.o.B., T.I., Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Iggy Azalea, Tyga and Kid Sister.

 

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Spotify: valentinokhan.fm/TheGoldList

 

That is your lot for this week. 3 extra bangers added to the playlist. I have so much more tunes to share that I am loving right now and I will upload them next week.

In the mean time between time please check out my new feature The T.E.A ( Time, Effort, Attention) blog which is the new relationships feature to help inspire and guide us for better relationships and for men to understand women a lot better.

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Hey readers,

I am happy to share to with you the latest playlist. There has been lots and lots of new songs and Ep releases just lately, lol I just can’t keep up.  I have some fresh and some tracks that has been floating on the airwaves.

LETS GET INTO IT!!

 

Bryson Tiller

 

True To Self is made up of 19 tracks including the Intro and Outro, which seems to reflect the real Bryson Tiller. Some track such as “Self Made”, “Before You Judge” and “Money problems.”  We can definitely hear Bryson deep in his feelings. I love the production on “Before You Judge.” However my favourite track is “Run Me Dry”, the minute I heard the beat, th drop and the catchy chorus I instantly knew this was THE BEST SONG on the album. I feel that Self Made is one of those albums where you literally search for the track that gets the attention immediately.

 

Follow Bryson Tiller:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/brysontiller
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrysonTiller…
Instagram: https://instagram.com/brysontiller

Website: trapsoul.com

Self Made is now available on all usual outlets

Apple music https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/true-to-self/id1233821036

 

Akelle Charles (WSTRN)  feat Letisha Gordon & Tally  “Waiting”

This little gem has been receiving a great response since it got the first exclusive play on BBC 1xtra. I said last year that UK R&B is on the rise and there are a good handful of UK female singers that are now receiving the attention that they truly deserve. Letisha a singer/songwriter has been on the scene for a good few years as I remember seeing her perform at a live show a few years back. I know that Letisha has featured on tracks with Ghetts, Dapz On The Map and now Akelle Charles and recently supported US artist Elhae on his UK performance.

 

Follow Letisha

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letishagordon/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/letishagordon

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/letishagordon

Vevo: https://www.vevo.com/artist/letisha-gordon

 

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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/akellecharleswstrn

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/akellewstrn/?hl=en

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SM Feat. Jordon King & Monique Lawz “LADY”

 

I first heard this track on the radio and I liked the chorus instantly. I’m glad to be adding it to the Inspire playlist even if it has been out for a minute. “Lady” is produced by SM   London producer / artist SM the Enigma enlists UK R&B frontrunner Jordan King.

Jordan King is one of the UK’s most hotly tipped newcomers in urban music, fusing RnB and Soul in his progressive sound.

Jordan has been able to grace stages with some of the UK and US’s hottest artists including Tinie Tempah, Lloyd, CoverDrive and Kano, so there is no doubt that in time we will be seeing and hearing even more of this multi-talented musician.

Jordan has been able to grace stages with some of the UK and US’s hottest artists including Tinie Tempah, Lloyd, CoverDrive and Kano, so there is no doubt that in time we will be seeing and hearing even more of this multi-talented musician.

Monique Lawrence “Lawz” is the uprising UK singer/songwriter who I have been hearing great things about from various tastemakers/influencers. 2015 was the year that Monique decided to tease the industry with what she’s all about with the release of her single ‘ON’, taken from the same titled debut EP via independent record label Gold Roar Music. The project featured production from Joey Dyer (Fancy, Iggy Azalea) and artist features from Ms Banks, Shystie, Johnson Orchid and Grammy Award nominated singer-songwriter Kevin McCall.

Just last year  (2016), Monique collaborated with producer and rapper Ayo Beatz to deliver the hot hip-hop anthem ‘LIVE IT UP.’ The track was selected to be part of the soundtrack for ‘The Intent,’ a UK movie written by Femi Oyeniran. Monique then followed her 2016 initial release with ‘Body Count,’ a sexy RnB number featuring Ms Banks and produced by Wez Mouria (NaughtyWords).  ‘Body Count’ became popular amongst many industry taste makers and received heavy support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra and more.

2017, Monique’s been hard at work, perfecting her craft in the studio. Creating magic with an array of UK and international producers/musicians, Monique is now gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated EP ‘Breaking The Lawz.’ The first release from the EP is U.F.U produced by Karmah Cruz.

‘Breaking The Lawz’ is scheduled for release in August 2017.

 

Follow Monique Lawz

Email: info@moniquelawrence.com

 

 

SM

Email: SMBEATS@HOTMAIL.COM

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/prodbysm

Jordon King

Email: info@mizermillionent.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jordankinguk

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/JordanKingTV

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JordanKingUK

 

Words By Vanessa Ryan