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11/17/2018 02:55 PM
Matterz Interview: Francis Groove

Francis Groove's new single 'Dance' ft VNSA has a successful run in the clubs all around Europe and we had the chance for a quick chat with this amazing guy. 

Hi Francis. How have you been?
I’ve been very busy working on my new EP. My first track is ‘Dance’ feat VNSA and I have already half of it ready…  It will contain 6 songs in total.

Could you describe a typical day of you?
Very easily…. I wake up early for an intense workout before sitting in my home studio for hours… So practically my days are now work, work and some more work...

You live between Belgium and Hungary. How these two countries work as an inspiration for you?
Inspirations comes regardless the place u are … No good or bad it’s part of the creative process… We never really know until we are done with the track.  

You recently released your new single ‘Dance’ ft VNSA. What is the story behind this song and what about the collaboration with VNSA?
The track was written years ago by the singer and songwriter Ama  from UK, but we did not have the music … Ama came in Belgium to show me the melody . We worked on the music with my team and I invited VNSA for the feature  and it was a wrap.

Are you planning to release a music video for ‘Dance’?
Yes indeed… It’s actually done already and it will be out in a week.

Do you have specific themes that you like when you are writing your songs?
Yes “The Groove “ is the main theme of all of my songs I worked on…

Who are your favourite DJs/ music producers? How do you incorporate their work in your sound?
Nic Fanciulli is my favourite one at this moment… I always try to imagine DJs playing my songs… So, I know in advance what we always look for and it’s like I said before…  the groove of a song is the most important.

What’s next? Any plans to tour in UK & the rest of the Europe? What about a new single or an EP release?
I’m planning some big things… I can’t talk yet about them …but follow me and u won't be disappointed…

Do you have a special message for your fans?
Keep the Groove in your House… Follow my music… and see u on the dancefloors!

Francis thank you very much for the interview.
Thanks for having me guys.

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11/08/2018 10:59 AM
BBC Introducing Live

I am thrilled to be performing at this year's BBC Introducing Live event.
I will be performing on the Yamaha Bandstand stage on Friday 9th November at 11am. 
Come and watch me if you happen to be going!  
11/07/2018 01:08 PM
Francis Groove ‘Dance’

Dance is the new single from Belgium DJ/producer Francis Groove, who performs house sets to crowds all over the world. Dance is a classic pop/house record with an infectious vocal hook, performed by VSNA. Francis wanted to create a party track that everyone could dance to, so he needed to find a vocalist who could deliver a killer hook. After a year of searching, he found VSNA, and the two of them formed the dream creative team behind Dance.
“This track is about having fun...going out and dancing with a partner till dawn, finding a beat that makes you move, catching new sounds and lyrics from the music. Having one of those nights that makes you fall back in love with music!” Francis Groove
Dance is the follow-up single from Love's Gonna Find U, a chilled house pop record with a soulful vocal.  The single was featured on UK blogs such as Music Week, Vents and The Noise Gate and topped the UK club charts!   
Francis started his career by mixing rare grooves at parties. After a pivotal trip to New York, he added electro dance to his mixes and production and his unique sound was formed. He frequented the infamous club The Sound Factory, meeting like-minded artists and hearing some of the best DJs in the world move huge crowds. He now lives between Belgium and Hungary, working on his new music and performing to crowds all over the world.
Follow Francis Groove on FaceBook | Soundcloud | Twitter

11/07/2018 01:10 PM
Danielle Bellas “I Got This"

 I Got This  is the inspiring new pop/R&B single by Danielle Bellas. The young UK singer/songwriter says “I Got This is about turning negative thoughts into positive ones. There’s so much negativity in the world right now and it’s easy to get caught up in it. Music has always been a healer for me, so I’m hoping this song can remind people that there’s always something beautiful to focus on, something to be grateful for and a different way of looking at things, including ourselves.” The track is released after Mental Health Month and the music video features people opening up about their own negative thoughts and fears - showing that no-one is alone in their pain.
 I Got This is the third single from Danielle Bellas, co-written and produced by successful production duo Jud Mahoney and Natalie DeLucia (Michael Jackson, Brandy, Britney Spears). The single stays true to the artist’s unique twist of mid 90s R&B, which fans and media know her by. Her previous singles Take A Minute and Starship were supported by  Pointless Thoughts, 1883 Magazine, LittleGayBlog, Vents, New Wave District and Fortitude, with Take A Minute also making  it to #13 in the Music Week Urban charts.
Follow Danielle on Spotify | Soundcloud| Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

11/06/2018 11:32 AM
Willie XO ‘Comfort You’ Feat Tory Lanez & Popcaan

Comfort You (as premiered on GRM Daily) is the new single by rising afrobeat star Willie X.O. The single features global superstars Tory Lanez and Popcaan and was produced by afrobeats hitmaker KrizBeats. This lethal combination ensures Comfort You will be an instant hit around the world. Willie says “Comfort You is my biggest record yet and I can’t wait to perform it in the UK! It was unreal working with Tory and Popcaan - I love what they’ve added to the track and the feedback from fans has been amazing!”

Comfort You is Willie’s first campaign in the UK, having already made it as one of Nigeria’s biggest afrobeat stars. The campaign boasts one of the most impressive videos of 2018. Renowned US videographer Live Rich Media produced a breath-taking video with scenes filmed by the wizard Brendan Forbes, whose previous work for Kylie Jenner has cemented his status at the top of the game. The video was recorded partly in the sensational scenery of the waterfalls at Agua Azul in Chiapas, Mexico and being the first production team in the World to record at this destination, the crew then headed to Cancun and finally LA. The video features infamous Instagram model and video vixen ‘Candice’. Alongside her were a team of models who wore custom pieces designed exclusively by Grammy’s favourite Michael Costello, who regularly dresses superstars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga & Britney Spears. World renowned designer Lauren DeWitt custom designed the hand-made stunning metal apparel pieces for the video. When she heard about the project she was so excited that she flew out to Mexico to personally dress the models herself. Lauren’s client list includes Shakira, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez & most recently adorned the characters in the Black Panther blockbuster movie!

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11/06/2018 11:24 AM
Axel Jansson ‘Everything I Crave’ ft the Paralympian Cassie Cava

Since performing at Glastonbury last year and back from a summer of festivals in 2018, Axel Jansson, the London via Sweden singer/guitarist/songwriter will be releasing his new single Everything I Crave. Axel says “Everything I Crave is a song about courage, determination and the admiration we feel for those that look for the positives in life and strive to succeed no matter how hard the journey is.” 

The new release, out October 12th, includes a video featuring Paralympian Cassie Cava, who is known for her strength through adversity in her personal pursuit of becoming an olympic athlete. She is the perfect ambassador for courage, the theme of Everything I Crave.

Everything I Crave is the follow up single to Hopeless Ever After, the single taken from the forthcoming album ‘Weight Of The World’ was released in May 2018, and playlisted across 65 radio stations across the UK and secured Axel a prominent spot on the Foodies Festival 2018 Tour with performances at events across the country.

Axel attended the prestigious BIMM college in London which led him to meet his producer and later his manager.  His first gig with a band was supporting Turin Breaks, and they were soon selected to play the Indie Week Europe Festival and the global music event Midem in Cannes. In the Autumn of that year Axel took to the road with The Coffee House Sessions which travelled through 10 UK cities and 24 University coffee lounges over a two week period. In 2016 Axel released his debut single, Shine’ – which attracted attention from The Metro, The Mirror, The Sun and the Huffington Post.

Follow Axel on Website | Facebook | Instagram| Twitter | YouTube

11/06/2018 11:04 AM
Lola Carmel ‘Dreaming’

Dreaming is the beautiful new single from Birmingham singer/songwriter Lola Carmel. Lola suffered a knee injury which meant she was bedridden for 9 weeks. In that time she wrote 26 songs, Dreaming being amongst them.  Lola says “I  wrote the track while dreaming about still maintaining  a friendship after a break up and honestly wishing the best for that person. It was written about the  last serious relationship I had”. Lola shot the music video in Cornwall where she frequents with her family every year, growing up along with her ex-boyfriend.

Lola’s previous single Nublet was featured on Billboard Sound and Noisebeast, and won Lola a loyal fanbase in the UK and abroad. Lola started singing at stage school when she was just two years old, and since then her uncle has been educating her on soul, motown and reggae.She’s performed at the town hall in Birmingham, the national choir, a musical called Luther, BBC radio and 4od.  She honed her writing skills at poetry workshops with Benjamin Zephaniah and has been writing her own songs ever since.

11/06/2018 11:03 AM
Poni Capri ‘Expensιve'

Expensive is the new single by London hip-hop/trap artist Poni Capri, so nicknamed because she can “ride over any rhythm.” The track features the fierce vocals Jeff Chery (signed to Rick Ross’ label) and has a vibrant music video featuring and directed by the multitalented Poni herself. “Expensive is a state of mind, I wanted to create a video that showed that a person can feel ‘expensive’ even if they live in the hood. It shows that thoughts and hard work will get you out of the hood.  The craziest thing is that we filmed it in the Ghetto in Atlanta and the neighbours called the police on us and they shut down our shoot!!” Poni Capri

Poni has been interviewed numerous times on BBC R1, BBC London and BBC 1Xtra and been supported by The Source Magazine (USA) and XFM (Ghana). She has performed at London Fashion Week and played to the Mayor of London at the ‘Rise Festival’ alongside Common and The Wailers. Poni has performed as a support act for Dru Hill, ATL, Mos Def ‘Rock Da Bells’ Tour and at Deal Real. Poni is also an actress, winning a Clive Dailey ‘Best Actor' Award. She has been featured on Channel 4 ‘Musicool’, where she worked with some of entertainments finest including Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Prince Choreographer Sean Cheesman.

Poni has worked some of the best producers in the world including Denaun Porter of D12 (Eminem and 50Cent) and Darius Harrison ‘Deezle’(Lil Wayne). Her major collaborations include a song called   Easy Money with Lil Wayne and producer Tommy D ( Kanye West & Kylie Minogue). She is currently working with some great production teams in Atlanta and her new album is due to release early 2018.

10/04/2018 02:21 PM
Matterz Interview: Jax Delamare

The up & coming DJ Jax Delamare with the fresh summer hit, 'Can't Get You Off My Mind' sat and talked with us on Matterz Mag and we have to admit that we are already in love with this incredible guy.

Hi Jax. How have you been?

Yeah wicked thanks! :)

You come from Southampton. Could you describe a typical day of you in a city with a tradition on this genre?

Yeah sure! A typical day for me is waking up in the morning and drinking copious amounts of coffee
with headphones in listening to music on Spotify. I feel like this stimulates my mind for the afternoon
where I usually begin to play either the piano or guitar for writing or finish up some production of a
track I've been working on.

You recently released your new single ‘Can’t Get You Off My Mind’. Would you like to dedicate this song to a specific person? What is the story behind this song?

The story behind this song is actually from me being a bit of a people watcher. I'm always unintentionally
witnessing interesting conversations mainly in bars and clubs and stuff. The story behind this track came
about when I was sitting at this table waiting for my friend to come back from the bar with our drinks,
and I overheard this guy explaining to his friend how he had met a girl at a music festival and how he
had really fallen for her. I just found the story extremely fascinating and thought wow, if I could put half
of the emotion this guy has just portrayed explaining to his friend about the girl he has fallen in love with
into a song. That would make for one hell of a song! So I guess this song is dedicated to the girl with no

Listen Can't Get You Off My Mind on SoundCloud HERE

Are you planning to release a music video for Can’t Get You Off My Mind?

I have already released a lyric video for the track which you can find on YouTube. But I am looking to
release a video for the track in the near future. Hopefully somewhere exotic like the Caribbean because
there's nothing better than a free holiday!

What do you find inspiring when you are writing your songs?

I think people inspire me the most when writing. There's only so much of yourself you can put into words
and as I mentioned before I find it compelling to people watch and kind of build a story around them then
channel that into my writing. A lot of my best work has never actually been about myself, of course, there
are elements but mostly about scenarios I've witnessed from strangers.

Two weeks ago, you released the Future House Mix, a real club banger! In your case creativity really works. What are your plans with this one and what’s next?

Well, I like to release different mixes to give people who haven't seen me live before an idea of what to
expect at one of my shows. I've also been producing and writing a lot of material recently and am looking
to release my second single in early 2019.

Listen to Future House Mix HERE 

Who are your favourite DJs/ music producers? How do you incorporate their work in your sound?

I'm a huge fan of Avicii, Daft Punk, David Guetta to name a few. But I think as a music producer you
have to look beyond your own genre to really create great tracks! I think a broad mind is what makes
any producer a great one and being able to recognise something for being great and taking ideas from
it and making it your own is the essential ingredients to great songwriting.  

Any plans to go on tour?

Yes definitely! I'm really excited to hit the road on the back of Can't Get You Off My Mind! Will keep you
posted on this one!

Do you have a special message for your fans?

Would like to say a massive thank you really! You guys are awesome!

Jax thank you very much for the interview.

It has been my pleasure! Hit me up on social media anytime :)

@jaxdelamare –


10/04/2018 01:21 PM
Sophia Mina 'Fly'

Stream 'Fly' on Spotify

Fly  is the new single from Sophia Mina, the sassy London Cypriot and  is more liberating and upbeat. Sophia says “Fly was really easy to write, as soon as I heard the beat I knew exactly what kinda thing I wanted to do over it and well my and my producer have an amazing writing relationship, so again it was very natural.!" Still a lover of unapologetic pop, her influences can be heard in her catchy choruses, vibrant styling and energetic videos.

Sophia’s EP Fly, along with her EP launch party in Tape in London, received excellent reviews earlier this year from platforms including  Music OT FutureGuestlistOne on One Selfie Sessions, Fubar Radio, Soundlab interview, Distract TV, Vents magazine, The Fan Carpet, Feminist Wednesday and World Wide Entertainment TV. Sophia was talent spotted and developed by Amy’s Yard and the Capital Xtra Music Potential Program. This helped her first two singles Where's Love and Turn It Up, released via the London based label Deep Stack Records to reach #10 in the Music Week Charts.  

**Sophia is performing live on the 7th October at Miusan in Camden onwards with Generation Uncovered. Check out her website or socials for more info**

Follow Sophia on Instagram | FaceBook | Twitter | Website | EPK

11/07/2018 01:37 PM
Jax Delamare ‘Can’t Get You Off My Mind’

Can’t Get You Off My Mind is debut single from young dance producer Jax Delamare. Jax hails from Southampton, a city known for its dance hits.  The track is a club-banger with a killer topline. Jax recalls, “the thought process behind writing the track was quite simple, the complexity of it was trying to express lyrically what pure love should feel like". The single features remixes from chart topping producers Nathan Jain, Control – S and PBH & Jack Shizzle and has already been featured on Acid Stag, Melodic Nation, and Aspire to Inspire.

Starting his career as a singer/songwriter, Jax honed his talent for producing infectious hooks by writing songs for the local bands he performed in. Through touring the UK in these bands, Jax discovered a love of performing and DJing to a crowd.  He went on record Can’t Get You Off My Mind in the summer of 2018.

               Follow Jax Delamare Website| YouTube | SoundCloud | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

11/06/2018 11:22 AM
Louise Golbey 'A Good Life'

Following the release of the Deluxe Edition of her ‘Love It Or Leave It’ EP – Louise’s new single ‘A Good Life’ is a powerful soulful pop ballad co-written with and produced by Ross O’Reilly (Stealth, Suits).

Having played alongside Ed Sheeran at one of his very first London gigs at Kentish Town’s iconic Abbey Tavern and also at his last surprise intimate show at The Green Note in Camden, singer/songwriter Louise Golbey has built up an impressive reputation over the last few years.

Louise is an established artist and has shared the stage with many big names such as Katy B, Jessie J, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, Lianne La Havas and Mr Hudson to name a few.
She has worked on tracks with Example and Newham Generals (signed to Dizzie Rascal’s Dirtee Stank label).

She was recently Caffe Nero’s Artist of The Month (following Jack Savoretti) and has had radio support from BBC Radio 2, Radio 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, BBC London, Jazz FM and Mi-Soul.

She is also one of the most in-demand openers on the UK Live circuit, Louise has performed to 6,000 people ahead of the legendary George Benson at a Kenwood House Picnic Concert, landed support slots for En Vogue and Roberta Flack at the Indigo O2, a sold out UK tour with The Stylistics, Roy Ayers, Omar and Kenny Thomas and Barack Obama’s favourite artist – Anthony David at Bush Hall. She has played at Isle of Wight Festival and Glastonbury (on the BBC Introducing stage), recorded at Maida Vale studios and has performed at legendary venues such as Ronnie Scotts, the Jazz Cafe & the London Jazz Festival.

'A Good Life' is Out now on all digital platforms.

09/03/2018 07:55 PM
Matterz Interview: Sophia Mina

Sophia Mina is the sassy London Cypriot with an edgy R&B vibe and passion for pop. For us, the R&B/ pop lovers, it was about time to sit and talk with Sophia and learn more about her life, her latest EP and single. Last but not least, Sophia has some really good and exclusive news to share with all of you.

1)    Hi Sophia. How have you been?

Great thanks, very busy.

2) Could you describe a typical day of your life? What do you normally do?

Wake up in the morning, look at all the tasks I need to do, work out where I’m gonna fit in the gym,
daily singing practice or songwriting if I can. But I also work at Aladdin The Musical, so gotta make
sure, I get to work on time and most probably pick up half price Wasabi on the way home! :) Note: sometimes I lie in and all the positive and productive stuff I listed, before going to work doesn’t
happen! Haha!

3) You recently released your new single ‘Run To’. Was anything specific crossing your mind while writing this song?

I actually wrote this song for another singer so I based it upon some truths that were going on with her at the time, but completely dramatised it and made it into a massive deal which is now Run To. :D

4) Could you share with us your inspirations when you are in the studio and write your songs? Which specific topics provide you with the necessary firepower to be creative?

A lot of the time, I tend to have another song in my head or a few songs from artists that I like and say to my producer I wanna work on something like this so he’ll get on with the beat. I’ll start messing around with melodies and then some words might start happening. Or sometimes I say I’m feeling like this today, this guy is such a douche bag I wanna write a song about him being a douche bag xx n z! We might come up with a concept first it all really depends.

5) A week ago, you released the official video for ‘Run To’ which had more than 5K views in 24 hours. How are you feeling about it? Could you tell us more about the video, its concept and do you have a story or funny moments from behind-the-scenes to share with us?

It was definitely an amazing turnout, I was really surprised when I heard.

'Run To' the official music video

6) You were a 90’s – 00’s kid. Let us know about your favourite artists and role models. How is this era incorporated in your sound? Do you see any differences between then and now?

Britney, Aaliyah, Timbaland, JLo, Christina and yes… I admit Madonna! Most definitely, I think you can hear a lot of Max Martin and Dr Luke in my songs through structure and melodies. But, then the urban production side from Timbaland/ Aaliyah, with the slight Latin feel from J-Lo and vocal delivery of Madonna and Britney. So, there’s definitely a lot to take in! haha

7) This April, you had the launch party for your new EP ‘Fly’. You received favourable reviews and a great support from well-known blogs and radios in UK. Why do you want to ‘Fly’? Which is the story behind this EP?

The message behind ‘Fly’ is about being yourself and staying true to you, regardless of how society or people view you and tries to put you in a box. As long as you’re happy with you are, then, everyone else around you should be happy to i.e your friends and family etc. Because you love yourself and no one can love you if you don’t love you! The lyrical content is much deeper than just that, but I will let you decide for yourself. ;)

8) What’s next? Do you have any plans to go on tour or for a new single?

That was the plan, but I’ve got so much material I need to get finished up for the next few singles/ album so concentrating on that at the moment. I’ve got a performance this Sunday I will also be performing at Freedom Bar in Soho on the 2nd October 7pm Onwards. So I will definitely be performing at least once a month that’s for sure. You should get a lot more visual content soon as well... ;)

An exclusive sneak peek of Sophia's new music video 'Fly'

9) Do you have a special message for your fans?

Stay true to being you. Focus on the positives, learn from your mistakes and do all that you can to give yourself and your family the life that you want. But, also be kind to yourself and others and have fun along the way.

10) Sophia thank you very much for the interview.

My pleasure.

Follow Sophia on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | Website | EPK  

06/19/2018 09:31 AM
Aaron Martyn ‘Seperate ways’ ft. Jess Folley

“After receiving over 100,000 views on his cover of Drake’s ‘One Dance’, 13-year-old Aaron Martyn unveils his new single ‘Slide into My DM’…expect to hear more from the bright, young talent in the very near future.” – MTV
“Aaron’s only 13-years of age and is already making some moves in the UK Urban music scene!” – Link Up TV

“Aaron Martyn may be young, but he has a hell of a lot of talent.” – Celeb Mix

Since the release of debut single ‘Slide into my DM’, out last year and praised by the likes of MTV, Link Up TV, Hackney Gazette and Celeb Mix, rising teenage singer Aaron Martyn’s latest release ‘Miss You’, produced by Rytunez (Krishane/Sean Paul/Wiley), was premiered via Niji Magazine earlier this year. For his next project he is teaming up with Jess Folley, winner of The Voice Kids UK in 2017, and they are releasing the song ‘Separate Ways’. The song was written by Aaron Martyn, Darren Martyn (Tom Zanetti/M.O) & Curtis Richardson (Rihanna/David Guetta/Craig David) and produced by Darren Martyn.
Aaron says: "I can't wait to release this record! It's been really fun and exciting bringing it all together. Jess was the perfect collaboration for this one".
Aaron Martyn made a huge personal sacrifice to pursue his passion for music. A naturally gifted footballer, he was scouted at 9 years old and played for top clubs including Tottenham Hotspurs, Charlton Athletic, Fulham, and Leyton Orient, all by the age of twelve. But last year, whilst sitting in his dad’s studio (Darren Martyn/DM Unsigned), Aaron plucked up the courage to say how much he wanted to be a singer. Aaron sang Miguel’s ‘Adorn’ to his dad, who saw something special and began developing Aaron weekly. Eight months later Aaron released his cover version of ‘Drake – One Dance’ stacking up nearly 140,000 views. On his 13th birthday, Aaron released his 1st free download EP ‘Thirteen’. The debut record ‘Tears Don’t Dry’ premiered on Link Up TV and made a stamp on the urban music scene. Heads began to turn; TV and event requests came in and the Hackney Gazette published a double page spread. Since then, Aaron teamed up with Eastender’s Star Maisie Smith to perform on a five-date school tour, covering 10 schools and delivering 20 shows. Social media stats doubled and a loyal fan base was born. The two young stars have also performed several covers on YouTube which have racked up thousands of views Now Aaron is releasing his forthcoming EP through Defenders Ent.

11/07/2018 01:43 PM
Shekhinah ‘Suited’ SynX Remix ft Mr Eazi

South African songbird and sweetheart Shekhinah has teamed up with Nigerian star Mr Eazi to release the remix of ‘Suited’; a perfect duet that is driving Africa into a frenzy. The track showcases a fresh power-driven sound with an Afro Pop vibe and portrays Shekhinah’s authenticity as a writer. 

‘Suited’ is taken from Shekhinah’s debut album ‘Rose Gold,’ (Sony Music Africa). The single is currently one of the most played songs by a national artist on South African radio and was nominated for Record of the Year at the South African Music Awards (SAMAs). The album was nominated for 6 categories including Best Female Album, Best Album of The Year and Best Produced Album. 

‘Suited’ Remix ft Mr Eazi follows a history of success for Shekhinah. In 2016 she had two South African number one hit singles, ‘Back To The Beach’ with Kyle Deutsch (which won Best Pop and Alternative at the MTV Africa Music Awards; Best Hit Single at the Metro FM Awards) and ‘Let You Know’ with Sketchy Bongo. Shekhinah followed these hit singles with a collaboration with dance music superstar Black Coffee titled ‘Your Eyes’ which became a smash hit and was rated as Black Coffee’s 6th best song by Billboard. 

Shekhinah’s’ music story began at the young age of 17 when she quickly rose to national attention as part of the global Idols franchise, reaching the top six of the show’s 8th season. In the time since then, she has focused on honing her craft by completing a live performance degree at AFDA. It is clear Shekhinah’s rise to the top has only just begun! Be sure to keep checking her social media for the latest updates.

11/06/2018 11:05 AM
Louise Golbey - Still

Listen to the song here

Following the release of the Deluxe Edition of her ‘Love It Or Leave It’ EP – Louise’s new single ‘Still’ is a powerful soulful pop ballad co-written with and produced by Ross O’Reilly (Stealth, Suits) and will be released on Friday 20th April just in time for Record Store Day.

It was included in The Official Charts New Music Friday list for the release day. 

Having played alongside Ed Sheeran at one of his very first London gigs at Kentish Town’s iconic Abbey Tavern and also at his last surprise intimate show at The Green Note in Camden, singer/songwriter Louise Golbey has built up an impressive reputation over the last few years.

Louise is an established artist and has shared the stage with many big names such as Katy B, Jessie J, Sam Smith, Paloma Faith, Lianne La Havas and Mr Hudson to name a few.
She has worked on tracks with Example and Newham Generals (signed to Dizzie Rascal’s Dirtee Stank label).

She was recently Caffe Nero’s Artist of The Month (following Jack Savoretti) and has had radio support from BBC Radio 2, Radio 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, BBC London, Jazz FM and Mi-Soul.

She is also one of the most in-demand openers on the UK Live circuit, Louise has performed to 6,000 people ahead of the legendary George Benson at a Kenwood House Picnic Concert, landed support slots for En Vogue and Roberta Flack at the Indigo O2, a sold out UK tour with The Stylistics, Roy Ayers, Omar and Kenny Thomas and Barack Obama’s favourite artist – Anthony David at Bush Hall. She has played at Isle of Wight Festival and Glastonbury (on the BBC Introducing stage), recorded at Maida Vale studios and has performed at legendary venues such as Ronnie Scotts, the Jazz Cafe & the London Jazz Festival.

Live Shows:

Monday 16th April
Single launch at Crazy Coqs Cabaret, Brasserie Zedel, London

Friday 18th May
Supporting Zo! And Carmen Rogers at Mojo Club, Hamburg
With Omar

Saturday 26th May
Foodies Festival, Syon Park, London

Monday 23rd July
606 Club, London

Follow Louise Golbey on Facebook I Twitter I Instagram I SoundCloud

11/07/2018 01:39 PM
Rae Stewart 'Hear Me'

Mancunian singer-songwriter Rae Stewart has released her EP ‘Hear Me’, featuring artfully mixed soulful vocals with 90’s R&B and hip hop beats. The EP presents Rae’s versatility as an artist and showcases her unique Destiny’s Child meets Missy Elliot sound. In Rae’s own words, the release is, “a big accomplishment for me, as I share some personal feelings of what I've been through in life, realness only! I hope you love it as much as I do.”

‘Hear Me’ follows a history of success for Rae. Her single ‘Be Down’ landed a place in the top 30 on Music Week’s Pop/Commercial Chart and ‘Fake Love’ earned the title of DJ Targets Unsigned Artist Song of The Week on his Tuesday evening show. Rae is a unique artist whose talents have begun to blossom throughout the past months, with the added support of her creative team at Northside Media and also the talents of producer’s Triple B and Manze.

Rae Stewart’s music story began at the young age of three when she first started singing. By the age of 18 she had already sang and performed with a group called Venus alongside two other girls from Manchester. In that time she had also competed on the TV programme, Asbo Teens to Beauty Queens. It was always clear that music was going to be a big part of her life.

Rae kicked off the ‘Hear Me’ EP release with a private listening party in her home town of Manchester. She is booked to perform on an all-female line up for a charity in Camden on 25th of May. More shows are planned for the summer, keep checking her social media for the latest updates.

06/07/2018 09:19 AM
MATTERZ Interview: John Gibbons

John Gibbons releases the next big summer anthem, 'Sweat'.

1. Hi, John! Welcome to MATTERZ. You recently released the single ‘Sweat’. Why did you choose this song to work on and release?

Hi guys, great to chat! A couple of years ago, when I first signed my record deal I decided I’d love to reboot and release three of my favourite tracks from childhood for a modern audience. These were Charles & Eddie’s ‘Would I Lie To You’, ‘PYT (Pretty Young Thing) by Michael Jackson, and Inner Circle’s classic, ‘Sweat’. Having already had great success with the first two tracks, I’m delighted that ‘Sweat’ has now hit the airwaves, marking a personal milestone for me, and I’m very excited to see how it performs. The song brings back great childhood memories of summer holidays spent on the beach without a care in the world.

2. What first got you interested in music?
I’ve always experimented with music, singing playing piano, doing radio shows and immersing myself in many different styles and genres. I’ve always loved dance music too. I’ve extremely broad musical interests and while I was never a ‘raver’ or even a regular clubber in my formative years, I was always particularly attracted to dance music and the unique reactions it seems to elicit in people. There’s something raw and untamed about the heartbeat-mimicking effect of a 4/4 kick-drum and it continues to have a hypnotic effect on me, tapping into something deep and primal in the subconscious. DJ’ing just seemed like the most natural thing in the world to me and once I played my first gig I was hooked.

3. You have released other well-performing singles in the past such as, ‘Would I Lie to You’ and ‘P.Y.T.’. How does ‘Sweat’ differ from your previous singles?

‘Sweat’ is quite different from ‘Would I Lie To You’ and ‘P.Y.T’ in that, although it is a cover of an old classic, it reveals more of my dance-floor influences that the aforementioned singles. The music is slightly clubbier than before and whilst the vocal is upbeat with an obvious summer feel, there is are some darker elements running through the track. This is particularly apparent in the extended and club mixes, which will follow the release of the radio edit. ‘Sweat’ also marks a return to more club-friendly sound, with my last single ‘My Reflection’ having taken a much slower and more soulful direction.

4. You have worked with many big acts. What are some of your favourite acts to work with and why?
I think my favourite to date have been Anne Marie and Gavin James. To remix a pair of truly unique artists, both of whom I’ve admired for years has been very special and a wonderful experience. I’m also very luck to work in the studio on a regular basis behind the scenes with fantastic artists such as Digital Farm Animals, Jay Pryor and Vertue. In terms of live performance, highlights in the past 12 months have included Tiesto, Martin Garrix, French Montana, Macklemore and Justin Bieber – all amazing artists with incredible fans to whom it has been a privilege to play.

5. Many musical influences can be heard in your music. Who are some of your favourite influences and how have they impacted your music?

I grew up listening to the music my parents exposed me to and accordingly have retained a huge love for acts such as Dire Straits, Queen, Fleetwood Mac and Elton John among many others. As I began to listen to music a bit more independently I started gravitating towards a lot of hip-hop and then had my eureka moment when I first heard Snap’s ‘Rhythm Is A Dancer’. This single song opened me up to dance music for the first time and I began to devour everything from Prodigy and Leftfield albums to DJ sets from Carl Cox and Tony de Vit along with everything in between. More recently and in the studio I’ve been hugely influenced by producers such as Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Eric Prydz and even Max Martin for a wide variety of reasons.

6. You got your start in Dublin and now you’re headed back to do a show with The Chainsmokers this summer. How has the community there supported your musical career?

Dublin has always been amazing for me. From promoting and playing at underground events in the early days as a DJ, to my recent sell-out headline show in the iconic Olympia Theatre, it has always felt like the fulcrum of my live career, so to now be playing stadium shows in the city is an amazing feeling. I’ve always had a wonderfully supportive fan base in Dublin and indeed throughout Ireland and I’m very excited to be back this summer!

7. Do you have any plans for a special tour or gigs around the UK?
Absolutely. I’ve played a few times in the UK in the past few months, most notably sold-out shows in Edinburgh, Blackpool and the amazing O2 Academy in Bristol, so I’m very excited to do a full tour later in the year. I can’t say much about it just yet as the details are still being finalised but watch this space – you’ll be the first to know!

8. Do you have a special message for your fans?
Turn off your TV, open your eyes, ears, heart and mind, be kind to those around you, be persistent and no matter what your situation, the world will ultimately become an amazing place for you to be. Oh and grab a copy of ‘Sweat’, you’ll love it!

9. Thank you so much for your time, John!
My pleasure, I hope to speak again soon!
06/04/2018 06:09 PM
MATTERZ Interview: J Webb

J Webb is back in the music scene with a fresh new summer hit, 'Pay Attention'.

1. Hi, J Webb! Welcome to MATTERZ. You recently released the single ‘Pay Attention’, what is the story behind this song?

Pay Attention represents the modern woman that takes control in the bedroom from time to time, we now live in a world where it’s ok to tell your partner his getting tied up tonight.

2. What first got you interested in music?
I could sing before I could talk so it was case of music choosing me, I can’t go a day without singing it’s unnatural. Life has its many responsibilities which we must attend to, singing is not a fast track to a stable life in the beginning stages as it’s hard building a musical following. Getting a job and securing my lifestyle was key before venturing down this path of music.

3. You worked with Honours Tea for the release. How did you meet him and what was that experience like?

My producer loves to take his time when creating and the direction to a song can change 2 to 4 times before something sticks, a few days in to production he kept saying something is missing then his eyes lit up. He known Honours Tea from other projects which they had and considered him for a collaborative union, Honours jumped on the track and the rest is history his flow was dynamite.

4. You also released a music video to accompany ‘Pay Attention’. What was the inspiration behind the set and feel for the video?

I do a lot of Fetish Modeling in Dungeons so the location and outfit was a no brainer, the track is very gritty has a fem Dom vibe it all married up nicely.

5. You have released music in the past, how does ‘Pay Attention’ differ from your previous releases?
My last release was under Sony the Track was called Down and dirty it was a completely different vibe EDM, I love this style of music it’s something I go out clubbing with my friends and listen to at home but I didn’t want to get box into that category. Having the comfort of making any style of music is heaven, as an artist the most Beautiful list thing is to be able to create with no limitations.

6. You’ve mentioned ‘love of self’ in the past, do you try to incorporate that message into your music?
100% love for self is at the top of my list, with social media consistently brainwashing the masses on The concept of beauty - the perfect life - the perfect body - the perfect.........“whatever” it’s very easy for a person to feel unappreciated or unworthy when you look around at there own life and see that they don’t all the above. Attitude of gratitude and love for self is so important.

7. Many musical influences can be heard in your music. Who are some of your favourite influences and how have they impacted your music?
I’m an 80s baby so this period plus 90s is my all time favourite soft spot, when I listen to tracks from this eire I feel movement internally a deep connection to what is being said. Like Bob Marley said “when the music hits you, you feel no pain”

To list a few of my favourite 90s artist Brandy, SWV, Faith Evans, Mary J Blige, Monica, Lauren Hill, escape, Toni Braxton, Keith sweat, Jodeci, blackstreet, kut close, total the list can go on but I think you get the jest.

8. Do you have any plans for a tour or special events this summer?
DJ Ace at BBC1XTRA has started spinning my track every day on the morning show, I’ll be performing at his Event Record box on July 19th at Camden assembly, 24th of June Westside Radio have invited me down for an interview and live performance so the ball is rolling. I’m hoping for lots of performances this year, I just want to get out there and give my best .

9. Do you have a special message for your fans?
I would like to thank everyone for giving me the change to sing to them, it’s my calling in life which completes a big piece of my puzzle.

10. Thank you so much for your time, J Webb!
11/07/2018 01:42 PM
John Gibbons 'Sweat (A La La La La Long)’

Hailed as “Ireland’s answer to Calvin Harris,” Irish DJ/Producer, John Gibbons, is preparing to release the next big summer anthem, ‘Sweat’. The track showcases his unique spin on the 90’s classic by Inner Circle, creating a bass irresistible to dance to. In John’s own words, he is, “extremely excited for this release. Every good summer needs a hot, sweaty soundtrack and with this single I’ve set out to encapsulate that feel-good vibe, which I believe will have people everywhere jumping, dancing and singing along! Get ready to ‘SWEAT’!” 

‘Sweat’ follows a history of success for John. His breakout single ‘Would I Lie To You’ landed him at Number 1 on Shazam and over 33 million streams on Spotify. In addition, his music has been featured on the soundtrack of hit US TV show ‘Pretty Little Liars’, as well as becoming a regular feature on BBC Radio 1's Dance Anthems over the last 12 months

John Gibbons’ music story began at the young age of 15 when he quickly became a staple name in Dublin’s growing club scene and a regular feature on pirate radio stations. Shortly after, he earned a slot on Spin 1038 and began touring internationally and has continued his rise to the top since.

Building up to the release of ‘Sweat’, John toured with Justin Bieber, Tiesto, Jax Jones and Craig David amongst others in the past 12 months, in addition to remixing numerous hit singles including Anne Marie’s global smash ‘Heavy’. He also had a sold out show at the iconic ‘Olympia Theatre’ in Dublin, not to mention his 100+ million streams on Spotify. It is no surprise that John Gibbons has become one of the most in demand DJs across the festival season in 2018, with festival appearances and residencies booked across Europe, including support for The Chainsmokers on their stadium tour in Ireland in June. More shows are planned for the summer, keep checking his social media for the latest updates.