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06/19/2017 11:51 AM
Leo Napier ‘Before I Go Away’ Single Release June 16th and EP announcement
Leo Napier ‘Before I Go Away’ Single Release June 16th and EP announcement

  • ·       "Leo Napier has acquired a well-earned reputation among us GRiZ/Gramatik fans for his vocal serenading" Stereofox
  • ·       "We were lucky enough to have Leo perform at #SONEGx1883 last month where he blew away the crowd with his raspy vocal twist on traditional R&B/Soul." 1883 Magazine
  • ·       “the soulful vocals of frequent collaborator Leo Napier, it encapsulates all the elements that have endeared GRiZ to his legions of fans.” Dancing Astronaut




Before I Go Away is the debut single from Coachella performing, neo-soul talent Leo Napier. Born in the US but now a proud London Ladbroke Grove resident, you’ll recognise the versatile songwriter’s crisp vocals as featuring alongside Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon on Gramatik’s most successful single to date, Native Son. Chart topping dance act GRiZ’s electro-funk take on Before I Go Away was released by the DJ last year and has garnered millions of streams to date. This follows from their previous collaboration A Fine Way To Die  which also has streams in the millions.

‘Before I Go Away’ is the first instalment from Leo’s debut EP ‘Mind Up’ (out Autumn 2017)which will slowly unravel itself throughout the course of the year.  The EP is a collection of urban tales, a mix of classic funk/soul with hard hitting electronic rhythms produced by eclectic worldwide talents. The songs are gritty urban tales with a cast of colourful characters peppered with Leo's signature brand of dark humour. 

“I never planned to stick the 5 tunes together and call it an EP. But somehow these songs feel cohesive. It’s a controlled chaos. A web of funky anecdotes served up, not exactly on a silver platter, but more of a greasy plate, with a whole lot of hot sauce.”  Leo Napier



06/15/2017 11:35 AM
Matterz Interview: Illusion


Hi Illusion! Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. How are you today?

 I'm well, thank you.

You’re a triple threat in the music industry, you write, produce and rap. Which of
these skills was the hardest for you to master and why?

 It's hard to say because all the skills mentioned are progressive. So far I'm very concentrated on writing songs so if i had to pick one l would pick writing.

Do you favour one over the other two or do you like them equally?

 I would say the production aspect ties a project together. So I favour that over the other two because it's the one of the three skills that forces me to listen to the music from a different perspective and make adjustments where they are needed.

You also supported Sneakbo whilst he was on tour. How was that experienced for you, was it what you expected touring to be like?

Performing is the part where you finally get the chance to share what you've been creating. Being anywhere where there are individuals who have more experience it's always a good idea to pay attention and learn. Just watching how he performs and the energy taught me a lot and surpassed my expectations.

What things did you learn from that experience that your grateful for?

Mostly it was how he took control of the room and changed the energy It was a great experience.

You also performed on BBC Introducing, how was that experience for you?

 Anything to do with huge platforms like that I'm always great-full. Just like any other time I'm on stage I just let go and have fun and try and give people he best presentation I can give.

You used to listen to soul, funk and rhythm & blues do you find it easy to incorporate these elements in hip-hop?

 For me, because i've listened to all of these genres since i was younger I tend to find that they are not that different. The only thing that changes is the how the instrumentals are built. Overall it gives me the same feeling.

Can we expect an album release soon?
I'm releasing a project in the later stages of this year called R.O.M.E with a few songs and then after I'll see what comes after. 

06/05/2017 12:59 PM
Matterz Interview: Metaxas
Hi Metaxas! Thank you so much for talking to us. How are you today?

Hi. I'm doing great thanks

What draw you to the folk/downtempo genre?

Well it's quite interesting that I am equally drawn to folk and electronic music. Coming from a guitar and vocal background, I'm used to crafting songs in a folk container. But I've been so into many electronic acts that the influence was inevitable So I started experimenting with my own music

You graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, do you see a big difference with the music scene in the UK compared to that of the USA?

It's not so much the scene as much as it was a change of environment for me. In Boston I felt like there was a saturation of musicians trying to "make it". Berklee alone has upwards of 5000 students so the area is always full of young aspiring musicians; which is great because the scene is buzzing from talent. But ultimately I had to remove myself from that place to really find my voice and free myself of constant distractions.
 
You were a supporting act for Ronan Keating. How has that experience shaped you now as an artist?

It was the most positive touring experience I have ever had. It really showed me how someone with such a strong star power can be a normal great guy, that values family, friendship and being a good person. It was humbling. Everyone was extremely kind and supportive. Fam

 
As a songwriter you write most if not all of your own material, do you ever suffer from writer’s block and how do you deal with it?

I do actually. There are major dry spells that I go through but I have learned not to force anything. If I'm blocked, it usually means some other piece of my existence is lacking so I just focus on living for a while and experiencing different things. That usually gets me back in the studio all fired up
 
What kind of experiences most influence your writing?

 Anything and everything. My mind never stops. Always thinking about a plethora of stuff so there's an abundance of material to draw from. Triggers are all around us so we just have to pay attention, and thats what I try to do
Can we expect an album by the end of 2017?

Probably not this year but definitely in 2018

05/30/2017 02:59 PM
Matterz Interview: Kojo



Hi Kojo, Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to us. 
You didn’t want to release any music until Tony Ram convinced you, what was his selling point in getting you to release new music again? And what was your reason for not wanting to release any new music?

Not many people know this but i was once part of a boy band in the caribbean called New Creation.We were successful to gain the attention of Superstar ‘Eddy Grant’ and record an album at his studios in Barbados.We received awards for being the BEST R&B Group in the Caribbean and toured with Uk Artists at the time Ant and Dec. Not many bands have evolved since from the caribbean and that was still many years ago.However that all ended with a terrible car accident taking the life of one of our dear members and that dream was over.I’ve never got over that.Thus being successful in music is an idea i struggle with a lot as the idea of what you can lose totally scares me,The last time i reached for it resulted in the death of a friend so i’ve never wanted to release any music.

However i’ve never lost my love for recording, performing,singing and writing but i just got accustomed to doing it in the shadows  whilst working in A&R or just as a music exec whenever i could.I was doing  social media work for Tony Ram and his lingerie company ‘Syn Lingerie’ at the time and he mentioned to me he used to be a musician so we related well on things like former musicians do.The mistake i made was i let hear him some of the music i wrote, as writers do but when he heard ‘Loved Up’ He went nuts behind the song and he said ‘Whatever it takes’ i had to release it. I Stressed to him this was not an easy task.

He didn't care.’Whatever it takes’ he said and he was dead serious. It’s been the only song he plays in his car ever since then.He convinced me the song had at least a fighting chance of getting to the top.I’ve never seen someone more obsessed about something i wrote. He said he heard a lot of number 1 singles and this was a number 1 as far he was concerned. It needed to at least get a chance.And he was going to give it that chance. Up to that point he didn't yet know my co writer on ‘Loved Up’  Winston Sela had at least 8 NUMBER 1’s to his credit.Which could help.

What was your inspiration behind the song?
I love great R&B chords and Producer K Warren really nailed it when he played the track to me because i just fell in love with the track and it just felt so romantic which is what i kind of love working with .The chorus just spoke to me and i naturally just wrote it.I kind of have to be in a nice place in my relationship to write great songs so i can thank my woman for that as she’s sometimes behind the romantic stuff i come up with. Winston Sela was a pal at the time so i asked him to come hear the demo i made with K Warren and let me know what he thought.He loved the track and offered to help me make it great.We re wrote it at least twice before we got it to where was then we said ‘this is it!’

You also worked as an A&R scout Mark Hill. Did working in A&R change your perspective in music?
It did, no discredit to Mark though but as a scout and then A&R Manager i had to discover artist’s, then gain their trust and guide them towards the label as i looked after both interests,the label and the artist. My perspective changed as i saw the efforts i made to get a team of people to all work together cohesively to make a record with an artist they all believed in,watch the dream fall apart as the recordings never came out. I loved A&R but if i didn't have to power to fight for the the artist to get to the end goal then i felt like i wasted the teams,the artists and my time if the record we all fought to make, never got out. That was disappointing. Adding to my perspective of not wanting to release any music.

You’re from Trinidad, how important is it for you to incorporate elements of your home town into your music and why?
I love soca and calypso music which is the sound of my home country Trinidad, it makes you so happy and upbeat,however they don’t do romance quite well as the chords are so far away from R&B and it was very rare that you get a track like Kevin Lyttle’s TURN ME ON, Rupee’s TEMPTED TO TOUCH or Drake’s ONE DANCE to do the things that i wanted to express in music.I found myself very at home with reggae which was Caribbean but more soulful which i had to realise that is who i am.Caribbean and Soulful. Soul and R&B is what makes me write the best songs and where i express what i feel best.Unlike my little Brother Kambon Rigault who is very successful writer in Soca music.I tried many times to write a soca song and it just doesn't work for me as it does when i attempt write to an R&B or a reggae track.However my sound is just one big experiment with caribbean elements and R&B Ideas so i’ll keep trying. Maybe i'll get the mix right one day. As they say,never give up right?

You’ve had success in remixing certain artist such as Shikira, Sean Paul and David Guetta. Is there anyone you haven’t worked with that you would like to and why?
Me Remix Shakira,Sean Paul and Guetta? Wish i did, that would be my Remixers on ‘Loved Up’ Dot inc. They’re young, hot on the scene being signed to Sony/ATV publishing at the moment and just working with about everything that’s GRIME related but i never expected them understand my reggae vibe and do a hot remix on it. I can thank my co hort Winston Sela for that.He was working with various producers at the time and recommended them to me for remixing the track.Me on the other hand i’ve produced tracks but I’m just a fledgling producer at the moment no hits yet i’m afraid and none of my production will be on my upcoming album as my skills can’t match the team of producers i’m going to be working with. I haven't worked with anyone yet but Who i’d love to work with, Nicki Minaj,Rihanna, Shakira and Alicia Keys would be my top artists,then on the boys team Sean Paul, Busta rhymes and Boyz 2 Men and Bruno Mars.


Can we expect more summer jams this year?
That you can.Tony Ram will see to that as he’s already chose my next Single. Summers gonna be hot.
Thank you so much again. Any last words to the readers?
If you got as far as this point then i have to thank you for being interested enough to read about my journey through music. Lot of lessons learnt, lot of people burnt. Life goes on, keep loving what you do,love as hard as you can as life is short and precious and don’t stop believing in yourself. It’s never the end until you say it is and thanks for your support. Love you all!

05/19/2017 01:27 PM
METAXAS ‘Sirens’ 5th May 2017


“This is a song that reminisces about the passage of time, devotion to a person/cause, and the difficulties in avoiding temptation. It is a melancholic journey that laments th notion of believing in ones choices.” - Metaxas

Metaxas is an artist you will not forget. His folk and downtempo music will carve itself into your psyche. If you would ask him what he wants to do in his life, he will simply answer with “I want to tour the world, sell records, but most of all; I want my music to speak for itself…”

Metaxas now calls London his home, but you might remember him as the support act of
Ronan Keating. Metaxas’s determination and love of music was rewarded by a place at the internationally recognized Berklee College of Music in Boston where he honed his skills.
With musical influences such as Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver andBonobo it is no surprise that Nik has mastered a writing style that is honest, sensitive and moving. His raw, expressive lyrics and his graveled, warm voice have a powerful effect.  



05/19/2017 12:58 PM
Amy Steele ‘Graces’ Out 30th June
Amy Steele ‘Graces’ Out 30th June
       “Amy is fast becoming one of the capital’s most respected new talents.” Hunger Magazine
       “Amy boasts the ethereal, haunting melodies of Lana Del Rey whilst her voice is bursting with the kind of soul that you would normally expect from Laura Mvula.” Wonderland  
       “Her music is shot through with a commitment to the smaller details. This Aesthetic
"exactness gives her work an astonishing sense of depth.” Clash Magazine


Gracesis the new single by Amy Steele, an exceptional singer/songwriter from London who has already won the support of BBC R1, Clash and Wonderland. “Graces is the memory of hopefulness in
a new beginning. An exploration of the apprehension in being parted from someone, tempered with the wistfulness of hope.” Amy Steele
Alongside developing her sound and fanbase (over 20,000 Facebook Likes and 37,000 twitter followers and growing quickly), Amy has recently completed her doctorate in medicine, making her
Dr Steele!  Amy’s first single Bury You Deep gained over a million YouTube views and included a banging garage remix courtesy of Catch 44 aka Ras Kwame of Capital Xtra. Her follow up single The Wolves clocked up over two million streams and received support from UKF and BBC Radio 1.
Graces is the first single from Amy’s upcoming EP entitled Memories in Watercolour, an 8-track reflective EP with each track examining a different stage of a relationship. Each track on the EP is a different memory, or colour, that has been slightly degraded.
 ‘Graces’ comes with five remixes: Truth (Dubstep) Hodge Bristol (Electronic) Icicle (DnB) Journeyman (House) Embody (Electronic), that are each set to be released over the coming weeks.


05/19/2017 12:50 PM
Kojo Rigault ‘Loved Up’ 30th June 2017


Kojo himself was not interested in releasing Loved Up or any new music until SynLingerie entrepreneur Tony Ram stumbled upon the song and begged Kojo to release it. Kojo was born in Trinidad and started his singing career as a child in his hometown St. Anns. Together with his friends, they formed a boy band called New Creation and became an overnight sensation. After moving to London, Kojo worked as A&R scout for Craig David’s producer Mark Hill at his Stoosh Records imprint.

The remix of the song is a collaboration between Kojo and Dot Inc who are not like their production peers. Their approach is slightly different by bringing different genre’s as Caribbean Dancehall, electronic music and old “skool” Garage together. They already remixed names like Shakira, Sean Paul and David Guetta.
Kojo secured a label deal with Spin Up so make sure to follow him on all his social media as the future will be Reggae.



04/18/2017 01:01 PM
Illusion ft. Hiltz ‘Bottom of Glass’ 26th May 2017

“Illusion is back with a super-slick, bass-heavy banger” MOBO Awards




Bottom of a Glass is the single from Kudakwashe Sibanda, better known by his stage name 'Illusion'.
Bottom of a glass is the moment of letting go and experiencing life. It represents a moment of letting go and experiencing something that you wouldn't normally experience. Working with Hiltz was an amazing experience, he has so much talent and potential. He was able to bring a different energy to the song that I otherwise couldn't add by myself. Illusion
Illusion is a producer, songwriter and rapper, described as Kendrick Lamar meets Drake with a Midland’s tint. He gained support from key urban platforms MOBOs, Link Up, Kiss, 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, MTV, AKA & Flava with his previous tracks No Love,  Take A Break  and Get Money. And Bottom of a Glass is set to follow in their footsteps.

Illusion bring something new to the UK rap scene. Not just another London MC, his Zimbabwe via Hereford background and musical family gives him a unique sound that fans worship. No wonder he has performed for BBC Introducing and supported Sneakbo on tour! Before his exposure to hip-hop and pop culture in his teens, a younger Illusion listened to soul, funk and rhythm & blues which have also gone into shaping his current sound.



03/17/2017 01:43 PM
Kate Klein ‘Shooting Stars’ Music Video
**Remixes by Seamus Haji, Matt Jam Lamont and Foors**



Shooting Stars is the debut single from Kate Klein, the guitarist/singer/songwriter from Venice. It’s a pop dance club banger with boundless energy with an infectious hook, reflecting Kate’s kickass attitude.  

Kate began performing at aged 16, singing Madonna and Shania Twain covers at local festivals, but she devoted most her time to playing guitar, piano and learning street dance.
Kate Klein always had clear mind of what she wanted to do, influenced by iconic talents as Gwen Stefani, Rihanna and Pink.

"I came to London to be a star. When I arrived here, I headed straight to Roundhouse Camden who have a studio for budding new talent under the in-house mentors.” Kate Klein
Kate Klein is not only a jaw dropping performer, she wrote Shooting Stars amongst many other pop tracks and is now recognised for her songwriting talent. She has been invited by many credible UK producers to collaborate in writing sessions.



03/17/2017 01:30 PM
Clement Marfo ‘Breath of Fresh Air’ 10th March 2017

 Clement Marfo ‘Breath of Fresh Air’ 10th March 2017 
“Breath of Fresh Air…Absolute banger” Charlie Sloth BBC R1 
**Radio support from Trevor Nelson, Charlie Sloth & Trevor Nelson** 




Breath of Fresh Air is the new single from multitalented, one-of-a-kind Clement Marfo, described as Jay-Z meets James Brown with a South London accent. Breath of Fresh Air features remixes from DaaHype and Cutmore and is the first single taken from an exciting new EP, due for release this Spring

“Breath of Fresh Air is an introduction to my sound and style. It’s a cocktail of musical genres, a kaleidoscopic of sounds, a multi-cultural soundtrack to life.” Clement Marfo 

Clement was brought to fame by his sync smash success Champion (featured on television sports promos from BBC Olympics, Sky Sports, NFL Super Bowl to WWE Royal Rumble). The single was supported from trendsetting blogs including MOBO, SBTV, SBTV, MTV, Digital Spy and national radio and TV stations including BBC R1, 1xtra, Kiss, MTV, AKA, Flava and The Box. 

Clement is a mind-blowing performer, so it’s no wonder that he’s performed at major festivals including Wireless, Reading, Leeds, Bestival and SXSW; supporting a star-studded list including the likes of Plan B, Rizzle Kicks, Tinie Tempah, Nelly to De La Soul


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03/17/2017 01:22 PM
Francis Groove ft. Tony G ‘Love’s Gonna Find U (LgFu@night Rmx)
“Love’s Gonna Find U is a club banger set to top the charts this Spring” Matterz



Love’s Gonna Find U is the new club banger from Francis Groove featuring Tony G. Groove worked with UK-born lyricist Sandra Bryanto create a touching song as well as a floor filler. The three-minute pop track will take you on a journey of production mastery.

Francis was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium and turntables are his best friend. He is a DJ and producer compared to David Morales, Calvin Harris and Roger Sanchez.

Francis discovered house music in the New York club scene. Back in Europe, he dedicated his time perfecting his productions and building a huge fanbase.Love’s Gonna Find U is already making waves in the UK club charts and has had support from radio DJs across the continent.



03/17/2017 01:00 PM
Maisie Smith ‘Where My Heart Is’ 5th May 2017
“After releasing her catchy debut 'Good Thing' last year, Maisie's new track delves deeper with a slower melody and more personal lyrics including: "There ain't no place I'd rather be / Feels right / I know that is where my heart is / I know that is where my home is." Digital Spy - read the feature here


Where My Heart Is is the second single from the nation’s favourite child actor Maisie Smith, who we saw grow up on the set of the award-winning BBC show Eastenders. No longer a little girl, Maisie proves she is also no longer just an actress but a talented & beautiful pop star in the making.
“I wanted to create a record that would inspire other people to do what they love. The lyrics in this song are based on my love for music and performing. My music is Where My Heart Is” Maisie Smith
The track follows on from Maisie’s debut single Good Thing which was supported by The Mirror,  The Metro, The Mail Online and Maisie also performed the track acoustically for The Sun. Maisie has appeared on Loose Women, Children in Need, Bookaboo, Sam & Mark’s Big Friday Wind Up and Hacker Time and The Michael McIntyre’s Show.
Maisie (who lives with her family in Leigh on Sea, Essex) has always had a passion for music. She plays the guitar, composes, dances & choreographs her own routines. And all whilst studying for her GCSEs! She has been releasing cover tracks on her YouTube, such as her amazing cover of Justin Bieber ‘Let Me Love You’. To hear her incredible voice live, Maisie is performing on a school tour and live acoustic event Busk the Busk  in April.
Maisie Smith started her acting career at the tender age of four, starring alongside Scarlett Johannsson in The Other Boleyn Girlwhere she played Queen Elizabeth I. She started her long Eastenders role at 6, playing Tiffany Butcher where she won various awards.Soundcloud | YouTube | Twitter

03/17/2017 12:54 PM
Camilla Destiny ‘Sunset’ featuring Clement Marfo 28th April
 Camilla Destiny ‘Sunset’ featuring Clement Marfo 28thApril


“Having already wowed us with tracks such as “Real Ones”, “Sunset” is another smash hit for the effortlessly cool London-based beauty. With an infectiously catchy beat, Camilla’s stunning vocals instantly make us want to dance. The video works as a perfect visual accompaniment, full of bright colours and awesome shots which make us want to book ourselves on the next flight to LA.” 



Sunset is the new pop banger from Camilla Destiny, the award-winning songwriter and performer from London. The release includes features from chart topping artist Clement Marfo and Camilla will be performing with both stars and embarking on her own headline UK tour in 2017. The track is set to smash the club/pop charts, but was written from the heart,

"Sunset is about keeping the light even in darkness and following your heart" Camilla Destiny

Sunset follows the Afrobeat smash Rewind, which Camilla Destiny and Atumpam(global hit with the Ting), released in December, produced by Killbeatz (Fuse ODG, Wizkid, R2bees,Ed Sheeran).
Sunset is the is the third smash from Camilla Destiny. Her first single Real Ones was supported by Kiss, Capital Xtra and Gaydio, as well as cutting edge fashion blogs such as Wonderland and Music Week. It featured Rick Ross & Flo Rida in the official video  and was so popular that ITV Scrambled   asked Camilla to appear in their late January show. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the multitalented beauty has written chart hits for international superstars as well as working as a professional dancer.

03/09/2017 10:07 AM
Biso Yellow 'Beautiful' Music Video 7th April
Biso Yellow ‘Beautiful’ 3rd March
"Biso is not afraid to write big huge pop hooks - he works very hard at it too - if his work ethic alone could be bottled and sold he would be a multi-millionaire!" Kwame Kwaten (Ferocious Talent, Laura Mvula, Jodie Abacus, Co-Chair - Brits Diversity Committee)



Beautiful is the debut single from Biso Yellow, the one-of- a-kind singer/songwriter who has inspired the people around him with his hopeful and moving lyrics.

Biso came to the UK with just £360 in his pocket. He had no place to live and slept on the floor of a friend’s dorm room in Scotland for a while. Biso has been homeless at three different times but he hasn’t lost his profound sense of optimism and empathy for the community around him.
In October 2015, Biso made the decision to start writing a song everyday (he wrote his first song when he was 9 years old) and he has never looked back. The 5th March, 2017 will be the 500th day (and 500th song) of his daily songwriting commitment.

Biso has an impressive body of work but Beautifulis his first commercial single. The crowd-sourced video is an example of Biso’s passion for community and positivity.

Beautiful was produced and mixed by Sons of Sonix who produced nine songs on Wretch 32's latest album Growing Over Life. They produced two songs on Stormzy's upcoming debut album GSAP. They have also worked with Ariana Grande and Mel C.



03/07/2017 11:35 AM
Behind The Scenes of the BRIT AWARDS by Q
I am Q, singer born and raised in Germany and now living in the UK to pursue my dream as a singer.

I was lucky to be invited for the Brits 2017. This invitation was special for me as my label decided that my long-time friend and producer Andy Galea will accompany me to the Brits. It all started to think about the right outfit for the night. I decided to go for Schwarzer Reiter from Berlin. Edin Desosa, head of design created a very elegant black tailcoat and black leggings matching to the look for me. I combined this with a white shirt, a bow tie and some black shoes. The event started with the dinner we were invited for at the Brits before the show. We all were seated at rounded tables to get our 3-course meal. I decided to go for the vegan option as I like to keep my diet very healthy. After the dinner, we had an exclusive performance by this year’s Brits critic choice award winner “Rag’nBone Man”. He was truly a highlight and a well-deserved winner. We were then told to go through the VIP corridor to the main arena to take our seats. Before the entrance we passed the red carpet and few pictures were taken. 

Just before we entered the arena to take our seats, the staff handed to Andrew and me some refreshments for during the show. Over the night there were several acts such as: Little Mix, Emeli Sandé, Bruno Mars, 1975, Katy Perry, Chris Martin, Coldplay with The Chainsmokers, Skepta, Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams. My personal highlight were The Chainsmokers, Ed Sheeran and Robbie Williams. I also noticed that nobody talked about the technical sound failure Robbie Williams was experiencing after his first performance. The viewer in front of the Telly must have felt that Robbie just sang the two songs which were telecasted, but in real there has been another third song “Feel”. 

Unfortunately, Robbie was struggling the first minute or so, as his mic was shut off during his performance and people were humming in the arena the song. After the show we went to the Aftershow Party. There were plenty of free sweets and food to eat. But after 8 hours of Brits I decided it’s time to go home and call it a day. I personally feel BRITS are becoming year by year bigger and bigger and it is a great platform to network with people from the industry. Thanks Brits 2017!

03/02/2017 11:47 AM
Matterz Interview: Francis Groove



Hi Francis! First of all, thank you for taking the time to talk to us!

‘Love’s Gonna Find U’ is your masterpiece featuring Tony G. Could you tell us a little bit about the song and how the collaboration with Tony came to life?

LgFu talks about  a common  life subject that I wanted to deliver like a movie script inside  a song …
we all seek for love … want love .. need  …. and sometimes things are not coming at  the desire speed….but love always find u

Tony G and I  have known each other for a long time, and have worked on different projects together
So it was a very natural thing to reunite again on and  work with a great singer


You also worked with UK-born lyricists Sandra Bryan on the track to keep the real life represented in your music. Where did you two meet?

Yes Sandra is a talented writer … she has wrote with me many times in the past … 
When she moved to the Usa our collaboration was a bit on standby. 2 years ago I called her and asked if we could work together on my new project …. She was delighted to bring words into songs that had great Groovy Vibes …

  
You were born in Brussels. Do you think Belgium had an influence on your music?

Belgium use to be a nest for euro dance music while ago …. Ive learn to deejay there … my musical background is r&b soul , rare groove , electro … so all this had surely a big influence in what I do now ….

Can you give us a little hint about what is coming next?

Currently putting the last touch on my 2 next single , with the collaboration of Sandra Bryan , and vocals of  Tony G ..the second with a female singer on a track called “u don’t care” a funky electro song … that will move the dancefloor


Besides working on your music, are there any chances for your fans to see you live this spring/summer?
I surely will dj this summer to promote my music … all around Europe
We are preparing a summer tour

You have artists/bands you look up to yourself?

If we go back in time , Earth wind & fire , Blondie
Today .. Black Madonna , Rae sremmurd , Frank Ocean


As you probably know, we all spend a lot of time checking and posting on various social media networks. Where can fans find you on social media?
Thanks again for taking the time. Any final words you want to share with us?


They can check me out and find my latest news .. on Facebook , twitter & Instagram..

03/01/2017 02:30 PM
Francis Groove ft. Tony G ‚Love’s Gonna Find U’ 7th April
Francis Groove ft. Tony G ‘Love’s Gonna Find U’ 7th April
“Love’s Gonna Find U is a club banger set to top the charts this Spring” Matterz


Love’s Gonna Find U is the new club banger from Francis Groove featuring Tony G. Groove worked with UK-born lyricist Sandra Bryanto create a touching song as well as a floor filler. The three-minute pop track will take you on a journey of production mastery.

Francis was born and raised in Brussels, Belgium and turntables are his best friend. He is a DJ and producer compared to David Morales, Calvin Harris and Roger Sanchez.

Francis discovered house music in the New York club scene. Back in Europe, he dedicated his time perfecting his productions and building a huge fanbase.Love’s Gonna Find U is already making waves in the UK club charts and has had support from radio DJs across the continent.



02/13/2017 12:58 PM
Biso Yellow ‘Beautiful’ 3rd March
Biso Yellow ‘Beautiful’ 3rd March

"Biso is not afraid to write big huge pop hooks - he works very hard at it too - if his work ethic alone could be bottled and sold he would be a multi-millionaire!" Kwame Kwaten (Ferocious Talent, Laura Mvula, Jodie Abacus, Co-Chair - Brits Diversity Committee)



Beautiful is the debut single from Biso Yellow, the one-of- a-kind singer/songwriter who has inspired the people around him with his hopeful and moving lyrics.

Biso came to the UK with just £360 in his pocket. He had no place to live and slept on the floor of a friend’s dorm room in Scotland for a while. Biso has been homeless at three different times but he hasn’t lost his profound sense of optimism and empathy for the community around him.

In October 2015, Biso made the decision to start writing a song everyday (he wrote his first song when he was 9 years old) and he has never looked back. The 5th March, 2017 will be the 500th day (and 500th song) of his daily songwriting commitment.

Biso has an impressive body of work but Beautifulis his first commercial single. The crowd-sourced video is an example of Biso’s passion for community and positivity.

Beautiful was produced and mixed by Sons of Sonix who produced nine songs on Wretch 32's latest album Growing Over Life. They produced two songs on Stormzy's upcoming debut album GSAP. They have also worked with Ariana Grande and Mel C.



02/07/2017 04:46 PM
Matterz Interview: Kate Klein

Hi Kate! Thank you for taking the time to talk to us. How are you today?
No prob, I'm good just coming down from the excitement of my first video shoot at the weekend

You’re about to release your debut single ‘Shooting Stars’. Can you tell us a little bit about the backstory of the song? 
I got the track from my producer Kully Bhamra . Was the night of the shooting stars and as tradition I decided to go to Tower Bridge and watch the sky. That night I was a bit bored and I was thinking 'everything always looks the same, I wish I could live in a world where the magic is real, I wish someone could take me somewhere else' when suddenly a shooting star crossed the sky. I was speechless,that was like a movie scene . I wrote down the lyric straight away and everything around me was different, I mean my perception was different the city lights, tourists, the boats, the magic world I was looking for, was always around me. That was a bit deep..

You started performing at the age of 16 by singing Madonna and Shania Twain. Who are you looking up to? 
Well, Shania Twain was the first artist I listened to when I was 5 . I stole the cd from my mum and when I heard 'from this moment' I remember I started crying arrh. But Madonna is Madonna at the beginning of her career she was lost in New York looking for fortune and I now i'm in London far from home  living that dream. I feel closer to her life especially when the path gets tough. I love the fact that she has control over her career, fashion, choreography she has a vision and takes It from inside her mind to the world outside. I am a control freak as well, If i have a vision I need to try and make it happen.

With releasing your debut single, you are officially on your way up. Where do you see yourself in five years?
On the top of the global charts, is that too ambitious? Nobody goes anywhere without thinking big. I want to also write records for other artists in the future I want also to create my own fashion brand and write movie scripts, maybe the movie of my life.

You’ve been invited to work along credible UK producers; how does it feel like to be recognised for your writing talent? 
It feels good. I've been writing songs since I was in highschool and could feel that my lyrics where actually working. I was in a Pop Punk band called Falling the destiny and used to write all the songs. 

Winter is slowly coming to an end here in London. What was your favourite winter song this year? 1. All We Know - Chainsmokers, 2. I would- Zara Larsson, 3. Don't Leave - snakehips & MO

If people want to follow you on social media. Where can they find you? 
I spend a lot of time on Social Media. I have two profile on Instagram: one more professional where I publish my live videos and another one with all my life adventures and troubles. Snapchat, YouTube with Video and Vlogs,  facebook page, twitter where I write my daily thoughts and reply to fans, sometimes I use musically and I love experimenting with new apps. I have a Tumblr project coming up. never stop ;)

Again, thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us. Is there anything you want to tell the people out there? 
Make your life like your favourite movie where you are the main actress, really! If you want to follow my crazy journey, ask anything or just chat reach me on my social media channels. 


02/07/2017 01:52 PM
Kate Klein ‘Shooting Stars’ 10th March
**Remixes by Seamus Haji, Matt Jam Lamont and Foors**



Shooting Stars is the debut single from Kate Klein, the guitarist/singer/songwriter from Venice. It’s a pop dance club banger with boundless energy with an infectious hook, reflecting Kate’s kickass attitude.  

Kate began performing at aged 16, singing Madonna and Shania Twain covers at local festivals, but she devoted most her time to playing guitar, piano and learning street dance.
Kate Klein always had clear mind of what she wanted to do, influenced by iconic talents as Gwen Stefani, Rihanna and Pink.

"I came to London to be a star. When I arrived here, I headed straight to Roundhouse Camden who have a studio for budding new talent under the in-house mentors.” Kate Klein

Kate Klein is not only a jaw dropping performer, she wrote Shooting Stars amongst many other pop tracks and is now recognised for her songwriting talent. She has been invited by many credible UK producers to collaborate in writing sessions.