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07/17/2018 09:38 AM
J Webb ‘Pay Attention’ Motster Remixes

Listen to ‘Pay Attention’ Motster Remixes here & here

Pay Attention is the new single from London power vocalist J Webb, featuring rap heavyweight Honours Tea. Described as Rihanna meets Anne Marie, J Webb is a no-messing force of nature who embodies female empowerment and self-reliance.  The young singer says “Pay Attention is a female bedroom anthem, showing your lover you’re not taking a backseat - his full attention is needed from start to finish. I had a lot of fun building the track and have even more fun performing it.”
J Webb is a self-employed model, performer and businesswoman who is as savvy as she is sassy. She says, “as an artist, I want my music to serve the same qualities which I needed as a child, an expression of all emotions and most importantly the love of self.... strong, confident, sexually confident and above all, true to how I feel... no sugar coating.” From an early age, music truly served its purpose in J Webb’s life. She was dependent on music to help her cope with strong emotions, happy, sad, in love or angry... music always held the invisible answer.  J Webb was an instant hit as a model and she has driven her own career from the start. She says, “being a self-employed woman was the greatest gift I could have given to myself. But now I’m ready to make music again.” J Webb reconnected with a producer she’d known since she was 16. The pair had worked on a demo together which landed J Webb a deal with Sony.  The leading track Down and Dirty was a huge success and won J Webb a loyal fan base in countries all over the world. Now on her own label, J Webb is unstoppable. Pay Attention to this fresh new talent…

Follow J Webb on  Soundcloud | Instagram | YouTube |EPK

07/10/2018 07:09 PM
Matterz Interview: Rae Stewart

1.            Hi, Rae! Welcome to MATTERZ. You recently released the EP ‘Hear Me’, what is the story behind this release?
It's basically an introduction of my voice and also a chance for me to play around be versatile have different sounds.

2.            You have released music in the past, how does ‘Hear Me’ differ from your previous releases?
I really spent my time developing my writing and confidence. I am definitely not there, I am still learning, still battling with my confidence but the difference is ain't stopping this time.

3.            You also recently released a video for ‘Dangerous’, one of the songs on your EP. What was the inspiration behind the set and feel for the video?
It's a follow up from my song 'fake love' the women's just got to a point where shes done with her exes behaviour the negative energy he comes with is draining and enough is enough he's gotta keep it moving.

4.            You worked with Triple B and Manze on this release. How did you meet them and what has that experience been like?
We met through my manager J and anytime I am in the studio with either of them it's laughs joke but we also get to work and just create art they become like family.

5.            How did your time in the group Venus help inspire your sound now?
I was quite young then and didn't take it seriously, I was not confident at all in the studio and we just grew apart.

6.            What first got you interested in music?
I've grown up in music. My mother, sisters, brother always were singing and dancing. My older sister had a song out in the 80's, my uncle had music studios. Music was always there. It's only the last couple of years that I told myself that I have to try at least, even if the things went wrong. Just to know that I did it. I made music.

7.            Many musical influences can be heard in your music. Who are some of your favourite influences and how have they impacted your music?
The sounds of Lauren Hill, Teedra Moses, Swv Jhene Aiko, Prince. There are too many, seriously, they all just influenced me to sing. My real pain love happiness etc.

8.            Do you have any plans for a tour or special events this summer?
Just to get more music out, keep working in a few shows that are coming up and just gotta keep a look out on my socials.

9.            Do you have a special message for your fans?
Don't waste time wanting to be approved by others. No one is perfect and everyone goes through good and bad situations. Live your life to the fullest because time waits for no one.

10.         Thank you so much for your time, Rae
No thank you !!

Follow Rae on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube | Spotify

06/25/2018 10:42 PM
Kojo Rigault Releases ‘Ghetto Girl’ ft R33MZ
Kojo Rigault ‘Ghetto Girl’ ft R33MZ
No. 9 in Music Week Urban Charts with ‘Loved Up’
No. 4 Single in the European Music Video Charts
Best Caribbean R&B Group Award

This is the future sound of Reggae’Music Week
Will have you on your feet for sure’  Sample Face
Totally fresh soundMusic News

Trinidad and Tobago-born, London-based reggae pop singer Kojo Rigault is set to release the Reggae song of the summer, ‘Ghetto Girl’. The track features an irresistible baseline that is surefire catch on for DJ’s to drop on the dance floor. The song follows the same formula of Reggae/R&B/dancehall mix and tells the story of a Ghetto Queen who looks after her man with the type of love that’s so strong no uptown, high street girl with ‘bling’ could ever waver his attention. This remix features a collaboration with upcoming Brooklyn NY Rapper R33MZ and the track is produced by Legendary Reggae producer Livingston Brown, a well-known producer for Maxi Priest, Barrington Levy and some of dancehall’s greatest hits including Maxi’s ‘Closer To You’. 

Kojo’s music story began at an early age when he formed a Boys II Men inspired boy band with his childhood friends called New Creation. The group became an overnight sensation after their appearance on Trinidadian TV show Party Time with their acappella renditions of Boys II Men classics like ‘End of The Road’ and ‘So Hard To Say Goodbye’. The group gained the attention of Eddy Grant, which led to the recording of their first album ‘Spirits of Gold’. The group earned the position of number 4 single in the European music video charts and broke into the UK Top 40, winning a best Caribbean R&B group award and scoring a place in Trinidad & Tobago’s history as one of the country’s best-known pop groups. 

It is clear ‘Ghetto Girl’ follows a history of success for Kojo. In the time since his days with New Creation, he has worked with Craig David’s producer Mark Hill, head of A&R at Jetstar, Dee Leng, and most recently, dance producer/remixer K Warren. This collaboration resulted in ‘Loved Up,’ the first single from his album that earned a spot in the top ten Music Week chart entry and 7 weeks in the Urban charts. Stay up to date on Kojo’s rise to the top by checking his social media for the latest updates.

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.

06/18/2018 04:19 PM
Shekhinah releases ‘Suited’ SynX Remix ft Mr Eazi
Shekhinah ‘Suited’ SynX Remix ft Mr Eazi
No. 1 on South African Artist Airplay Charts
‘Suited’ No. 1 on Shazam Charts
No. 1 on Coca Cola Top 40

Immensely talented vocalist and songwriterZkhiphani
Already set airways ablaze’  Jacaranda FM
One of the most consistent artists in the music industryDaily Sun

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.

06/11/2018 01:58 PM
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

06/08/2018 10:03 AM
Rae Stewart releases new EP 'Hear Me'
Rae Stewart ‘Hear Me’ 30th April
Top 30 in the Music Week Pop/Commercial Chart
Regular local radio plays on Legacy FM and Unity FM
‘Be Down’ and ‘Fake Love’ made DJ Target’s Unsigned Artist Song of The Week
‘Dangerous’ featured on Amazing Radio playlist

‘Vibrant and inspiring artist’  Northside Media TV
“Vocally stunning” Unity Radio

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!
06/01/2018 10:20 AM
John Gibbons releases the single 'Sweat'
John Gibbons ‘Sweat (A La La La La Long)’ 1st June
No. 1 on Shazam for ‘P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)’
2x platinum singles with 'Would I Lie To You' and 'P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
100+ Million Streams on Spotify

It’s hard not to dance to the groove that Gibbons establishes…seamlessly blending the older vocals with new soundsYourEDM
It wouldn’t be Friday without John Gibbons’ BBC Radio1
Watch this space as John Gibbons prepares to join the A-List!IhouseYou

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.

05/27/2018 12:03 PM
J Webb releases the single 'Pay Attention'
J Webb ‘Pay Attention’ 25th May
“J’s high-energy, strong sexy voice is a perfect match for this track.” Felix Howard (Sony)

Pay Attention is the new single from London power vocalist J Webb, featuring rap heavy weight Honours Tea. Described as Rihanna meets Anne Marie, J Webb is a no-messing force of nature who embodies female empowerment and self-reliance. The young singer says “Pay Attention is a female bedroom anthem, showing your lover you’re not taking a backseat - his full attention is needed from start to finish. I had a lot of fun building the track and have even more fun performing it.”

J Webb is a self-employed model, performer and businesswoman who is as savvy as she is sassy. She says, “as an artist, I want my music to serve the same qualities which I needed as a child, an expression of all emotions and most importantly the love of self.... strong, confident, sexually confident and above all, true to how I feel... no sugar coating.” From an early age, music truly served its purpose in J Webb’s life. She was dependent on music to help her cope with strong emotions, happy, sad, in love or angry... music always held the invisible answer. J Webb was an instant hit as a model and she has driven her own career from the start. She says, “being a self-employed woman was the greatest gift I could have given to myself. But now I’m ready to make music again.” J Webb reconnected with a producer she’d known since she was 16. The pair had worked on a demo together which landed J Webb a deal with Sony. The leading track Down and Dirty was a huge success and won J Webb a loyal fanbase in countries all over the world. Now on her own label, J Webb is unstoppable. Pay Attention to this fresh new talent…

05/25/2018 10:34 PM
MATTERZ Interview: Libby Whitehouse

Brighton singer-songwriter is back with a fresh new single 'Cut It Off'. We got the chance to chat with this rising star about her experience and her latest release.

1) Hi, Libby! Welcome to MATTERZ. You recently released the single 'Cut It Off', what is the story behind this song?
The purpose and story behind the fun is basically for girls to know that they can be in charge too! I always hear songs and stories where girls are under boys thumb so I thought it's time girls had their say and things were done on their terms, it's not to be taken too seriously but to make sure girls know their worth. Girl Power!!

2) What first got you interested in music?
Ever since I was really young I've always taken a big interest in music. It's what I go to whether I'm happy or sad. Whatever emotion I'm feeling or mood I'm in I will always be listening to music to help. For me songwriting, and creating music, really helps with expressing the point I'm trying to make. I've always loved performing in general, whether it be dance, singing or acting.... but music and singing was that I was drawn to the most.

3) You've mentioned your passion for 'girl power' in the past; how did you try to incorporate that message into 'Cut It Off'?
Through the lyrics, I really tried to get that message across, showing that girls can be in power, but in a light-hearted fun way.

4) You released three other singles last year, 'Hands on Me,' 'Recipe' and 'What I Want'. How does 'Cut It Off' differ from your previous singles?
I think 'Cut It Off' is very different from my last three singles. The sound and vibe is very current, with an urban feel, and definitely the sound I want to do more of in the studio. For me, it's all about experimenting in the studio and finding different sounds I love and creating great music.

5) You were the Spotify's Most Streamed Artist in Brighton in October 2017. How has the community in Brighton supported your musical career?
Yeah that was amazing! I think most people are also just intrigued, in Brighton everyone my age pretty much knows everyone else in our age group, so when they heard I was bringing out a single they were all really interested to see what it was all about and thankfully everyone really liked it and the support has been amazing!

6) You attend the prestigious BIMM college. What are some of the best things about your experience there?
I've met some really lovely people through BIMM, teachers and students, and before going there I knew nothing about the business side of music so that has definitely helped me. I've also had the opportunity to perform at the Concorde a couple of times which is a really cool well-known venue in Brighton.

7) Many musical influences can be heard in your music. Who are some of your favourite influences and how have they impacted your music?
At the moment I'm really inspired by the music Raye is creating. Her vibe and songwriting make an amazing combination which really shines through in her music so I'm definitely inspired by her sound right now.

8) Your EP is due for release later this year. Do you have any plans for a special tour or gigs around the UK?
Yesss I'm very excited. There has been talk about a couple of shows, so stay tuned for more news on that, but at the moment it's all about focusing on the EP.

9) Do you have a special message for your fans?
Just a massive thank you to everybody who has been supporting my music. It makes me so happy to know people like listening to it as much as I enjoy making it, and thank you for all the kind words! :)

10) Thank you so much for your time, Libby!

05/24/2018 12:40 PM
Libby Whitehouse releases the single 'Cut It Off'
Libby Whitehouse ‘Cut It Off’ 16th May
Top 30 in the Spotify UK Viral Chart
Performing at The Great Escape & I Luv Live
Most streamed artist in Brighton October 2017

‘Brighton based rising star who is full of girl power’ Mixcloud
“Dua Lipa meets Zara Larsson” Music Week

18-year old Brighton beauty Libby Whitehouse is set to release her new single Cut It Off, featuring stunning vocals, perfect for radio hooks and a remix to kill the dancefloor. Libby describes Cut It Off as "Looking back on a situation that once really hurt you and mocking it, or knowing what you need to do if that situation happens again...which is to cut it off and know your worth. I’m all for girl power and the message that girls shouldn't take shit from anyone!"
Though only 17, Libby released three singles in 2017, ‘Hands on Me’, ‘Recipe’ and ‘What I Want’, gaining her the attention of The Great Escape, I Luv Live, and fashion brand Pretty Little Thing.  Cut It Off will be followed by a much-anticipated EP, due for release in September 2018.

Libby attends the prestigious BIMM college, which boasts alumni such as James Bay, Izzy Bizu, and Tom Odell. Her achievements in 2017 prove she is well on her way to putting her name alongside these great artists. With landing a spot in the Top 30 in the ‘Spotify UK Viral Chart’, to Number 1 and 2 in the Brighton Spotify chart for sixty consecutive days, it is clear big things are on the way for this singer-songwriter. Her growing fanbase agrees; in October 2017 she was the most streamed artist in Brighton.
Libby kicked off 2018 with a performance at I Luv Live at Zigfrid Von Underbelly in London and is booked to perform at alternative Great Escape 2018 on Thursday, May 17th. More shows are planned for the summer, keep checking her social media for the latest updates.

05/24/2018 10:34 AM
Matterz Interview: YCEE

The Nigerian artist YCEE is now back with the new summer tune Your Love’.  We sat and talk with this amazing guy and he has to share some very interesting news.

1)    Hi YCEE, welcome to Matterz! How have you been?

Been good, thank you.

2)    You recently released your new single ‘Your Love’. You mentioned that through this song you want to celebrate love in its entirety. Tell us more about it and what’s the story behind the song.

With ‘Your Love’, I thought about just laying my emotions bare and also approaching a love song from an angle I hadn’t done previously. So, the idea was pretty much influenced by a scenario that found me just coming out of a relationship but cherishing the good memories. Hence “I just cannot forget your love”

3)    Let us know about the recording and writing process and how was the collaboration with all the team.

Recording for me, usually, comes naturally cause even when I’m not in the studio, I always think about different ideas. So, the number one thing that kickstarts the process is getting the right beat, then the flow and lyrics come next. My team is always on ground to scrutinize and make sure I always come correct with the delivery so as to always get the best output.   

4)    Any plans for a music video?

Oh yeah definitely! Taking the time to put together the right visuals that depict what the song stands for. 

5)    Your international hit ‘Juice’ featuring Maleek Berry had 20 million views and 12 million streams. Did this success make you feel stressed for the next step in your career?

Not at all, for me, I try to not let numbers affect my creative process. Juice was made with the desire to create a good record, not a hit record. It became a hit of its natural value of being a good song. With that in mind, I know I can always top whatever I’ve put out previously.

6)    Drake, Kanye West and Lil Wayne are some of your musical influences. How much impact did they have on your career? Would you like to collaborate with them in the near future?

Lil Wayne pretty much was who made me decide, I wanted to make music. Kanye West (the old Kanye) made me understand the importance of branding and the impact of having an influential persona. Drake just can’t do no wrong (😊). I definitely look forward to collaborating with at least 2 of the 3.

7)     Last year, you had a session at BBC Maida Vale and shut down Jay Z’s Made in America festival. Share your experience with us.

I really enjoyed working on the Maida Vale session because I love performing with instrumentalists. The Made in America festival made me realise how far the music we put out had gotten to and it was absolutely humbling and exciting at the same time.

8)    At the beginning of 2018, your first headline show in London was sold out. What’s next? Are you planning to go on tour and release a new EP this year?

Oh yeah, I’m definitely going on tour this year. Got 4 cities lined up in Canada and would be announcing a bunch more in the US. Currently, I’m in the studio putting finishing touches to my debut album titled “ANBT” which is short for “Ain’t Nobody Badder Than”.

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

I always love to thank them at every chance. I get because without them, I would have been just another singer in the shower, they make it all worth it and push me to only give them the best quality!

10)        YCEE thank you very much for the interview

Thank you for having me.

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05/17/2018 10:50 AM
Axel Jansson releases the single 'Hopeless Ever After'
Axel Jansson ‘Hopeless Ever After’

‘The result has seen him evolving into an enviable pop-rock songwriter’ Songwriting Magazine
"Axel Jansson’s song writing is heartfelt and honest" Indie Week
“It’s exactly the sort of well-crafted acoustic-driven pop that deserves to find a large and welcoming audience here
in the UK and beyond.” Record Of The Day

Since performing at Glastonbury last year, Axel Jansson, the London via Sweden singer/guitarist/songwriter
will be releasing his 4th single Hopeless Ever After
on independent label All Out Music (distributed through Absolute). The summer promises to be a busy one with
a tour of food festivals, support slots for Top Loader and The Hoosiers and London shows filling his diary.
Hopeless Ever After perfectly showcases Axel’s gravelly voice and knack of writing hook heavy melodies which
will be repeating in your head for days. Axel says “Despite its title this is actually an up-beat song in conversation
with yourself - it explores those moments in life when your private inner voice starts to question what’s going on – is this it?”

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.

In addition to a run of headline shows in 2017, Axel spent the summer performing at festivals including two sets at Glastonbury
and a series of gigs on the Foodies Festival circuit. If you’d like to see Axel perform this summer, here are his current dates:
29th April, London Embassy Gardens, | 7th May, Brighton Foodies Festival | 11th May, Bristol Foodies Festival | 26th May, London
Foodies Festival | 1st June, The Junction Kent | 23rd June, Birmingham Foodies Festival | 13 July Cheshire Foodies
Festival | 5th August, Edinburgh Foodies Festival

Hopeless Ever After will be followed by two more singles and the much anticipated debut album, due for release
autumn 2018.

05/16/2018 03:32 PM
Mytton Sanneh releases the new single 'Fun'

"From boyband ‘New Bounce’ to bouncing on his own two feet Mytton is ready to take the stage solo! – Music Of Future"

‘Fun’ is the first single off Mytton Sanneh upcoming EP which is due out this May.  The remix of this first track features female rapper Laughta (managed by CTRL Management, the home of Lethal B).

The EP will also see featuring from Saskilla and another special guest which will be announced soon! Mytton has described his music as “an RnB and Grime crossover… with hard dirty beats but a smooth RnB flow over the top!” Mytton has the vocal and artistic capabilities to become an international artist. 

The smooth R&B vocals fused with the UK production sounds make him one of a kind. He becomes a triple treat considering his incredible dancing and acting skills! He was in fact a child prodigy; he started his career playing the young Michael Jackson in “Thriller” a musical in the West End. He then joined the “New Bounce” boy band which made it to the finals of Britain’s Got Talent in 2011.

Since leaving the band, Mytton has started working in development with Darren Martyn (Manager/Producer) at DM Unsigned.Alongside this, Mytton Sanneh has also been working on a grime project called 'Rhythm and Girls' with Rytunez (Wiley, Angel, Krishane) and Darren Martyn.

05/15/2018 01:14 PM
Danielle Bellas - 'Take A Minute' [New Release]

Take A Minute" is the long-awaited second single from R&B singer Danielle Bellas, co-written and produced by successful production duo Jud Mahoney and Natalie DeLucia (Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Brandy and Britney Spears). The summery pop production features hook-laden choruses and smooth lead vocals, with a hint of Motown.
Take A Minute isone of my favourite tracks on my upcoming album.  Jud had really captured the 90s R&B and Motown sound that I was going for. The lyrics were born out of a conversation we were having about how I had left the corporate world and had all these big plans and dreams, but no idea how it was all going to happen, so we started to write the song in the form of advice that I really needed to hear and follow! The song can apply to anyone with a dream and no idea of how they are going to achieve it and reminds us to not stress or overthink it and just take the first step - the rest will follow” - Danielle Bellas
Danielle Bellas has been filling notepads with lyrics from a young age and recorded her first single at 16. She joined UK girl group Urban Ladywhilst studying for her degree but is now a solo artist living in Sydney. Her sound and videos, including her previous well-acclaimed single ‘’Starship’’ bring a sense of much needed Australian sunshine to the gloomy UK weather.
Danielle Bellas is set to release her debut album later this year and perform around the UK and US. ‘Take A Minute” to discover this new, really promising artist who is ready to tease your senses with her Motown-tinged R&B/pop sound. 

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05/04/2018 12:24 PM
YCEE New Single: 'Your Love'

YCEE 'Your Love'

Nigerian artist YCEE behind the international hit ‘Juice’ featuring Maleek Berry is now back with a new tune
for summer Your Love’. Having made waves across the global last year with Juice securing over 20 million views
and 12 million streams, landing a legendary BBC Maida Vale session and shutting down Jay Z’s Made in America
festival, YCEE is now here to confess how unforgettable your love is!
2018 has already been a huge year for YCEE having sold out his first London headline show earlier this year
that saw support from some of the biggest African music stars such as Ojuelegba and Come Closer singer
Wizkid, Falz and UK’s very own Eugy to just last week performing at J Cole’s event in Nigeria.
Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. YCEE cites Drake, Kanye West and Lil Wayne as musical influences.
YCEE had his first break in 2012 when he signed to Tinny Entertainment. His first single Smile on Me was
released later that year and was followed by two more singles Pass Me and ‘Amen’ in 2013. The hits kept coming
and in 2015 YCEE released Condo featuring Afro-Dancehall star Patoranking. The chart-topping releases
earned YCEE numerous nominations at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, including; All Africa Music Awards
and the MTV Africa Music Awards. He picked the “Rookie of the Year” award at the 2015 edition of Headies
(one of the biggest award ceremonies in Nigeria). He also earned nominations in the ‘best collaboration of the year’
and ‘best music video of the year’ categories at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Last year,
he won the best African music hip-hop artist at the AFRIMA’s - there is no stopping him!

With hits such asJagaban’ featuring Olamide and ‘Omo Alhaji racking up millions of views on You Tube,
there really is nobody ‘badder than’ him! In 2017, he released his debut EP ‘The First Wave’ and received rave
Having already received support from some of the finest tastemakers across the world for his latest tune
‘Say Bye Bye’ such as Julie Adenuga, DJ Semtex, DJ Edu, DJ Target and Afro B ‘Your Love’ is set to prove
just how YCEE has too much juice, too much sauce!

05/04/2018 01:56 PM
Dwyn Duke: 'Can't Have It All'

LinkUp TV || “Goes In!!!” Spiff TV | ‘UK talent of the week’ World Star Hip Hop

After making a big splash on the urban scene in 2012, hip-hop lyricist Dwyn Duke is back with his fresh new album
‘Can’t Have It All’. The first single ‘Cocoa Butter’ was premiered on Complex UK in February and got the attention
of music fans across the UK. The eagerly anticipated 10 track release, produced by Classiq Beats, Sykes Beats,
and Elson Barbosa, features insightful lyrics inspired by relationships, trials and tribulation… and women!
"My tracks reflect my personal experiences, a collection of metaphorical truths” Dwyn confesses. He adds
“my music is a compilation of grime and soulful music, with influences from the R&B that I grew up listening to”.

2017 was a year of ups and downs and a mixture of emotions, I wanted to deliver a digestible 
version of my 2017 on 'Can’t Have It All' ” Dwyn.

Dwyn Duke has performed across the UK, including at T-Festival and in the biggest clubs with his previous group
Black Biscuit’. The group were supported by MTV Base, Luminar UK, Flava TV and more. Dwyn’s music has
been playlisted by Beat FM and Pulse Radio and he’s worked alongside artists such as Dot Rotten, SOS Music and
Abel Miller. His April 2017 street mixtape was well received, being supported by all major urban blogs, however
2018 looks set to be his best year yet with the releases of ‘Can’t Have it All’ and upcoming project
Spell it Right II’.

04/13/2018 06:29 PM
Matterz Interview: Dirty Freud

Dirty Freud is considered as ‘the unruly prince of electronica and the bastard son of electro bass music’. In a short period of time, he gained the support of leading radio stations around the UK, participated in significant music festivals and won two awards at Bass Movement Awards. His last song 'Kadema' taken from his new EP 'Boxing The God' teased the senses of the audience. So, there was no better opportunity than sitting and talking with this amazing guy to learn more about him and his upcoming projects.

1)    Hi Dirty Freud and welcome to Matterz! How have you been? 

Hey, thanks for having me just been doing my music thing and that.

2)   Your songs have the support of BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC 1Xtra, West Yorkshire BBC Introducing and Rinse FM. Your previous EP ‘Dirty Deeds’ reached top 10 in Beatport and Juno. You won the Best New DJ and Best New Producer at Bass Movement Awards and the list goes on. How are you feeling about it? What is your next goal? 

Man, I've never seen all these things listed in such a way, so I feel really humbled, but this is just the start and I want to do so much in this industry and make sure my music is the sort of music that really matters to people.

3)  You recently released your new single ‘Kadema’. Talk to us more about the song, its story and your inspirations. 

'Kadema' was born out of my love of the old skool garage scene and always wanted to make a song like this. Also, I love talking about being determined and Karma which put together is the word 'Kadema'. I just think people forget that it costs nothing to be nice to people and this song looks into that.

'Kadema' - the official music video. 

4) ‘Kadema’ has a music video as well. Do you have some interesting behind the scenes stories to share with us? Let us know about the filming process and your experience in general. 

Yeah man, I used to be a keen skater so wanted that to be at the root of it for the storyline.

5)  Your new EP “Boxing the God” is a 5-track release and features collaborations with Fullmarx, Salio and Bradley Lynch. Go more into depth about this project, the inspirations behind the songs and your collaboration with the whole team? 

'Boxing With God' is a response of how man is very small compared to the world as a whole we've only been on this planet for a very short time if you think about it. And I wanted to highlight how my environment inspires me to create music and doing it with like-minded people like Salio, Brad and Fullmarx made the process worthwhile. 

'Boxing The God' The new EP of Dirty Freud.

6)  Let’s go back to your childhood. Was music a love at first sight? 

Yeah, I always loved music, I've always felt it was in my blood my Dad dj'd our family parties and my mum was a Roadie for part of her life. So down the line, I always wondered if I'd get into it myself.

7)  We all know your writing and production talents but some people do not know that you mix and master songs for commercial artists like Pixie Lott and Leeroy Thornhill. Talk to us more about these collaborations. Does it make a big difference to you? 

No, I don't mind if people know or not as long as my peers gut that I can do a lot of different musical things in the industry that's enough for me. Just love being a part of it.

8)   You have played to several well-known festivals through the years including Bestival, Lovebox, Citadel. How was your experience? 

I loved these festivals not only for playing the music but the way the punters get into, it is a buzz that can't be matched.

9)    Any plans for a tour or special gigs around the UK this year? 

Got a few nice gigs coming up 30th May Jimmy's in Manchester and 20th August Zigfrid Von Underbelly in London.

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

All my people out there, never stop doing you, don't conform, just be you.

11)   Dirty Freud thank you very much for the interview. 

Massive thanks for having me.

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