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09/22/2017 12:45 PM
Tha Ashes - Say When
Tha Ashes ‘Say When’ Impact Date 17th November 2017

“Say When is a dreamy vibe with haunting vocals on a hip-hop beat. Looking forward to hearing more!” Matterz Mag


Say When is the latest single from Tha Ashes (described as Drake meets WSTRN), supported by taste making radio stations such as Radar radio, Pulse FM, RJR Radio & Hot 102. The track has more than 13k views on YouTube…. everyone is talking about The Ashes!

Say When is about the feelings evoked during a difficult relationship. “I wanted to make an ‘I hate you but I love you type song’, an argument song not a breakup song. We all have that moment when we absolutely hate someone but don't want to break up forever.

Tha Ashes front man Ashanti started playing with words at the age of 11. He started writing poetry before discovering a passion for music, and soon turned his poems into lyrics.  His music is melting pot of genres, from grime to rock to funk. “My niche is my diversity: I rap, I sing, I produce and I do all genres of music. There is an Ash that can do everything, hence the name ''Tha Ashes'' meaning there is more than one Ash. It also means ''Ashes'' like in what is left after fire, a symbol for self-improvement and being a better version of yourself, what comes after the fire like a phoenix. And lastly, it’s a spin of my name. My name is Ashanti but everyone calls me Ash... so I just turned it into Tha Ashes.”

Stay tuned for “Say When” upcoming video, which will be available on YouTube very soon!



09/21/2017 02:58 PM
July "Mood" Music Video


July is giving a new mood to R&B Music” – Dana Ghazawnah, Barakabits
“Great to be part of the July project, his voice is blessed and will give good vibes and all that stuff" – Booker T
“My UK fam July is on the rise. Can't wait for this to get some shine over here. #thebritisharecoming” - Steve Dent




“Mood” is the debut single from multi-talented R&B artist July. Having already secured support and praise from Today’s Hit Radio, MLive Radio and Westside 89.6FM, this debut single is set to take the London scene by storm with his own unique style of R&B. “Mood was written to evoke a smooth vibe with an ever so sexy edge.”  July

Born and raised in London, July has been exposed to a wide range of sounds and cultures which have influenced his song writing. He has experimented with a number of different musical genres and cites his influences as diverse as Lionel Richie, P. Diddy, Phil Collins and Tyrese Gibson.

Now working with a talented producer by the name of MLB, July is perfecting a fresh, unique sound - showcased perfectly by his single Mood. The slick production and instantly addictive hook shows that the partnership of MLB and July is a successful one, and it’s no wonder that Radiostero5 Cuneo describes the track as ‘elegant’ and Flo Radio U.K. named it their ‘track of the month’.

Not only is July a budding success in music, but he is also in his final year of an International Business (BSc) degree at King’s College, London, giving him a fresh insight into the complexities of the music industry from a multi-disciplinary perspective. July wants to take control of his career and has ideas well above his young years. There is much more to come from this talented artist! 



09/18/2017 10:16 AM
Yasmin Kadi presents "Afrobeats4All" - in aid of Sierra Leone flood victims

** The Albany Theatre, Deptford 14/10/17. Special guests include Lord Alfred ‘Alfie’ Dubs, Siana Bangura and six other Sierra Leonean musicians **

A special event of music and inspiration held in support of the flood victims of Sierra Leone in conjunction with Street Child.  Sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s

Street Child are one of the few transparent charities currently on the ground in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, deploying much needed aid to the flood victims. Street Child currently deliver survival essentials such as food and drinking water but vastly greater funds are needed to provide housing for homeless families.
The event, headlined by Yasmin Kadi (a chart-topping artist and refugee of Freetown) includes six Sierra Leonean artists’ performances and guest speakers Lord Alfred ‘Alfie’ Dubs (House of Lords)and Siana Bangura (published writer and poet of Sierra Leonean descent). As Ben & Jerry’s is the main sponsor, arrive hungry for ice cream!


Yasmin Kadi:  Born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Yasmin was forced to flee to the UK with her family at a very young age, after her family home was attacked during the Sierra Leone blood diamond conflict. Since Yasmin Kadi's debut single Earthquake charted at #1 on iTunes Ireland, she has performed alongside Paloma Faith at London's 02 Forum, headlined the Women of the World festival in 2016 at the Southbank, toured with MOBO Award winning Hip Hop veteran Roots Manuva and appeared in music videos for the likes of Mary J. Blige, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne. Yasmin was the face and voice of Channel 4’s ‘All 4’ campaign alongside Alan Carr and John Snow and is currently starring alongside Usain Bolt in the new Virgin Media Campaign “This is Virgin Fiber”. She is even one of the lead performers in the latest Guitar Hero game! Her last single Go Down Low feat Moelogo was supported by the likes of SB:TV, Capital Xtra, Kiss Fresh, BBC Arts Hour, BBC Africa and BBC World Service. Earlier this summer, she released her crowdfunded single No Drama produced by SOS (Ariana Grande, Emeli Sande, Stormzy, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah), which received a very positive feedback.



09/15/2017 04:56 PM
Charlie Hole - Boundaries
Charlie Hole's new single "Boundaries" is available to listen NOW! Another taste of what the singer/songwriter's upcoming EP (06/10/17) "Someone Else's Dream" is going to sound like. 


“This guy’s got potential…” - Rod Stewart

"The City is a touching evocation of the growing years" - Steve Harley

**Signed by Rondor/Universal publishing at just 18 years old, performed at Boardmasters, The Big Feastival, The Great Escape, Live at Leeds, supported Callaghan on a UK wide tour 2016 and supported Billy Ocean and Steve Harley**


“Someone Else’s Dream” is the brand-new EP by singer/songwriter Charlie Hole, due for release October 6th. Still in his 20s, Charlie has already won praise by global superstar Rod Stewart, identifying him as an emerging talent who has written a “beautiful song”.

Though born in the seaside resort Bournemouth, it was London that inspired Charlie to write the first track from the EP “The City”.  He moved to the capital at 19, experiencing first-hand the beauty and struggles that living in London can bring. The EP “Someone Else’s Dream” expresses his feeling of being lost and found whilst maintaining a determination to achieve his own dreams: “I think this EP has a certain soul-searching about it; I had been living in London, having a beautiful time and learning about all the world has to offer, but at the same time experiencing huge setbacks and frustrations in my career and personal life. This is a coming of age record; I was searching for some kind of clarity and definition in life, some kind of certainty in the midst of all the confusion. It was that time where you're trying to work out who you want to be; holding on to dreams and praying that they don't end up breaking you." Charlie Hole

Now Charlie is taking his music not only on the road, but also into living rooms across the UK and Europe. For over 10 years, he has played more than 1000 gigs and opened for world-class performers such as Billy Ocean and Steve Harley.


09/14/2017 09:08 AM
Max Stone ft Ce'Cile "Never Been Loved" - Sam Supplier Remix
Recently premiered on We A Reggae, Max Stone and Ce'cile's track "Never Been Loved" takes on a fresh EDM vibe with the outstanding remix from Sam Supplier. 

Never Been Loved is the new single by the uniquely talented performer and songwriter Max Stone, who you might recognise as the X-Factor finalist who was determined to only perform the music he loved. He covered Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry  and Turn Your Lights Down Low gaining him an impressive new fanbase and recognised by The Mirror, The Sun, The Daily Mail, ITV This Morning and much more. Since X-Factor, Max been perfecting his debut album, influenced by his unstoppable love of reggae music.
Max recently performed alongside Jimmy CliffAli CampbellErnest RanglinSly and RoobieSuggs and Dawn Penn as the only unsigned artist at “A Night of Reggae” for Save the Childen. You can hear for yourself that Max is an amazing talent, by checking out his Reload Sessions performance.
Last year, Max was invited to Jamaica to work with Grammy Award winning reggae producer Jazzwad. He then teamed up with D Goody and Ce’Cile who added her own middle eight on “Never Been Loved”. Ce’Cile  (international reggae star who has worked with Sean Paul, Gavin Rossdale and Debbie Nova) has had multiple hits in the UK single charts.

“Never Been Loved is a track about being enamoured with someone and wanting to share every side of yourself so they can know how it feels to be loved. Ce'Cile has added her  raw Dancehall/ Reggae talent  incorporating  her own melodies and style into the story.”

Max’s upcoming album Keep Rising shares a powerful statement about love, war and all things in between. The album is due for release later this year.

09/13/2017 02:25 PM
Tha Ashes: Interview

Hello Ash, hope you are well. I would love to learn a little more about you and what lead to the start of your career as a musician. When did you first start making music? How did you get into this specific genre? 

When I was young I was very unique in what I listened to, most people were listening to 50 cent or Grime (which is cool, I don't mean to sound pretentious haha), but I was listening to like 80's funk music at the age of nine. I always had a ear for music that was way beyond my years. While I was making grime music, I would be making rock type as well I fell in love with music and I decided to tackle every genre, say when is one of many that I will be releasing I started at about age 11, writing poetry first, which then it developed into rapping, then into melody. I was playing the keyboard since I was seven but I didn’t start laying my own tracks down until about fourteen.  

When was Tha Ashes born and how did you come up with the name? 

My niche is my diversity: I rap, I sing ,I produce and I do all genres of music: There is an Ash that can do everything, hence the name ''Tha Ashes'' meaning there is more than one Ash. It also means  ''Ashes'' like in what is left after fire, a symbol for self improvement and being a better version of yourself, what comes after the fire like a phoenix. And lastly it’s a spin of my name, my name is ''Ashanti'' But I couldn't call myself that for obvious reasons haha. Everyone calls me ''Ash''... so I just turned it into Tha Ashes. 

Who are your favourite artists and main inspirations when making music?

My biggest influences are Kanye West - his creativity and out of the box ideas. Frank Ocean is my favourite songwriter EVER: his lyrics are so philosophical, captivating and reflective , and the emotion in his voice is makes the message so digestible. Also artists such as Labyrinth and Pharrell are great inspirations to me. 

Your song “Say when” is now available to listen to on SoundCloud and has over 13k views on YouTube. What was the process that lead to its birth 

The song came to me while I was playing playstation! I just got this nagging melody in my head saying ''Shudududu say when'' (which became the chorus). I ran up stairs and laid it down in my home studio. I was already going through tough times with a girl, so I filled in the rest of the song with lyrics about the situation. I still loved her though, so that melody in my head of me saying ''Say When'' took on a new meaning as in ''say when'' you are ready to stop giving me a headache and ill be back haha! 
I wanted to make I hate you but I love you type song, an argument song not a breakup song. We all have that moment when we absolutely hate someone but don't want to break up forever. 
There is another subject that I wanted to touch on that I don't hear in much songs. The way some girls chase ''bad boys'' and ignore the good ones. I find it absolutely ridiculous how they leave the good guy then end up hurting themselves in the process, a bit sadistic if you ask me. 
I also want to touch on how corny and childish this ''road guy'' attitude is, I used to be like that then I grew up, its about time a lot more people do too. 

“Say when” has also received the support of DJs from Radar Radio, Pulse FM and RJR Radio. How does it feel to hear your own song played on the radio?  

It felt surreal, I was in the car with my sister when it played. We were both shocked: I made this song in my room now its on radio. What was amazing is the dj's played it out of their own free will. I was so flattered. 

What plans do you have for the future? Do you have any upcoming projects or live events? 

I'm starting a weekly series called ''#SoYouThinkYourDiversei'll be releasing a song in a different genre every week. Say When is the first instalment starting with ''Afro-Rnb''. I'll be releasing , grime, reggae, garage, afrobeats, afro swing, drill, gospel, orchestra and my own unique genres! I'll be releasing this in video and audio  form every week on Thursday.  

Thank you for your time! Is there anything else we should know about you before we leave? 

Look out for my video for ''Say when'', It will be dropping in the next few weeks in the middle of the radio campaign, I am very excited for everyone to see it!!! 

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09/05/2017 01:28 PM
Charlie Hole ‘The City' Lyric Video



“This guy’s got potential…” - Rod Stewart

"The City is a touching evocation of the growing years" - Steve Harley


**Signed by Rondor/Universal publishing at just 18 years old, performed at Boardmasters, The Big Feastival, The Great Escape, Live at Leeds, supported Callaghan on a UK wide tour 2016 and supported Billy Ocean and Steve Harley**


“Someone Else’s Dream”is the brand-new EP by singer/songwriter Charlie Hole, due for release October 6th. Still in his 20s, Charlie has already won praise by global superstar Rod Stewart, identifying him as an emerging talent who has written a “beautiful song”.

Though born in the seaside resort Bournemouth, it was London that inspired Charlie to write the first track from the EP “The City”.  He moved to the capital at 19, experiencing first-hand the beauty and struggles that living in London can bring. The EP “Someone Else’s Dream” 
expresses his feeling of being lost and found whilst maintaining a determination to achieve his own dreams: “I think this EP has a certain soul-searching about it; I had been living in London, having a beautiful time and learning about all the world has to offer, but at the same time experiencing huge setbacks and frustrations in my career and personal life. This is a coming of age record; I was searching for some kind of clarity and definition in life, some kind of certainty in the midst of all the confusion. It was that time where you're trying to work out who you want to be; holding on to dreams and praying that they don't end up breaking you." Charlie Hole

Now Charlie is taking his music not only on the road, but also into living rooms across the UK and Europe. For over 10 years, he has played more than 1000 gigs and opened for world-class performers such as Billy Ocean and Steve Harley.



09/01/2017 10:06 AM
Kyote Noir ‘Bape’ 1st September


Bape is the new release from The Age of L.U.N.A wordsmith, Kyote Noir. The band have been supported by Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1), Giles Peterson (BBC 6 Music), DJ Semtex, MistaJam, Ace, Target, Jamz Supernova and Trevor Nelson (BBC 1Xtra). The band performed at Wireless, The Great Escape and been featured on MTV, Noisey and Mahagony etc.



Bape (produced by Miguel London) is the new release from Kyote Noir, the remarkable young wordsmith from hip-hop group The Age of L.U.N.A (BBC R1, 6Music, 1Xtra, MTV, Noisey, Wireless Festival). “Think about soulful music - songs by Erykah Badu, Tribe Called Quest, Fela Kuti; tracks that've been infused with unrelenting energy for life. Combine those earthly influences with a British accent and you've got The Age Of L.U.N.A” Noisey

Kyote Noir, hailing from Southall, West London, has already performed two back to back Glastonbury sets, won the support from trendsetting music platforms, not to mention an enviable fanbase. He has a vision to accomplish much more though, and new single Bapeis a story of aspiration and longing. Kyote recalls I remember just sitting there while Miguel made the beat and thinking about things that made me happy as a kid. Of course, it was the things that I couldn’t afford and/or parents weren’t willing to buy me just down to morals and parents being parents; so seeing these things was all eye candy to me. Around this time I was thinking back to my childhood and I remember being in my front room screaming I just want some BAPE!”



08/31/2017 10:12 AM
Maisie Smith 'Issues' (Julia Michaels Cover)


The UK’s favourite child actor, Maisie Smith has been in the public eye her whole life, growing up on the set of Eastenders. Maisie began her role as Tiffany Butcher in the popular BBC soap opera at just six years old and appeared on the show until three years ago.
Since leaving Eastenders, 16-year-old Maisie has been pursuing a career in music. Her YouTube channel boasts an impressive collection of covers as well as three original songs, ‘Good Thing’, ‘Where My Heart Is’ and ‘Not Gonna Cry’, from her upcoming EP.
Proving that she is no longer a little girl, Maisie is fast becoming a popstar in her own right, with the ‘Good Thing’ music video amassing almost 190,000 views.
Maisie’s latest release is a beautiful cover of Julia Michaels’ chart-topping single ‘Issues’, which CelebMix are excited to premiere.
Speaking of the cover, Maisie said, “I loved this song when I first heard it so I decided to put my own take on it. I hope everyone likes my version.” 


08/31/2017 10:08 AM
Maisie Smith 'Not Gonna Cry' Lyric Video

Former EastEnders star Maisie Smith kicked off her music career last year with infectious debut ‘Good Thing’, and now the star has returned with her brilliant new track 'Not Gonna Cry. Always harbouring a passion for music and performing, Maisie isn’t your typical pop star in the making, with the youngster also playing guitar, composing her music and choreographing her own routines. 

Starting her acting career at just four-years-old, Maisie starred alongside Scarlett Johannsson in The Other Boleyn Girl, before moving onto EastEnders aged six, where she played Tiffany Butcher and won a variety of awards.
Now though, with a career in music firmly in her sights, there’s no telling the heights Maisie will be able to go to in the coming months and years. If this new single is anything to judge her by, there’s plenty of fame and fortune ahead.

08/29/2017 11:59 AM
Max Stone ft Ce'cile: "Never Been Loved" - Jazzwad Remix
Max Stone ft Ce'cile: "Never Been Loved" - Jazzwad Remix


Recently premiered on We A Reggae, Max Stone and Ce'cile's track "Never Been Loved" takes on a fresh reggae vibe with the outstanding remix from Jazzwad. 

Never Been Loved is the new single by the uniquely talented performer and songwriter Max Stone, who you might recognise as the X-Factor finalist who was determined to only perform the music he loved. He covered Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry  and Turn Your Lights Down Low gaining him an impressive new fanbase and recognised by The Mirror, The Sun, The Daily Mail, ITV This Morning and much more. Since X-Factor, Max been perfecting his debut album, influenced by his unstoppable love of reggae music.
Max recently performed alongside Jimmy Cliff, Ali Campbell, Ernest Ranglin, Sly and Roobie, Suggs and Dawn Penn as the only unsigned artist at “A Night of Reggae” for Save the Childen. You can hear for yourself that Max is an amazing talent, by checking out his Reload Sessions performance.
Last year, Max was invited to Jamaica to work with Grammy Award winning reggae producer Jazzwad. He then teamed up with D Goody and Ce’Cile who added her own middle eight on “Never Been Loved”. Ce’Cile  (international reggae star who has worked with Sean Paul, Gavin Rossdale and Debbie Nova) has had multiple hits in the UK single charts.

“Never Been Loved is a track about being enamoured with someone and wanting to share every side of yourself so they can know how it feels to be loved. Ce'Cile has added her  raw Dancehall/ Reggae talent  incorporating  her own melodies and style into the story.”

Max’s upcoming album Keep Rising shares a powerful statement about love, war and all things in between. The album is due for release later this year.

08/29/2017 11:03 AM
K*Ners featuring Blackout Ja - Say Dem Great

K*Ners teams up with Blackout Ja again for a brand new song!

This track is the 1st time K*Ners & Blackout JA have linked up on a DNB track since their smash hit "Informer", which was produced by the Run Ting Cru. That song got 89,000 plus views on YouTube so it made sense to the duo to jump on another track together. They have now made "Say Dem Great" which is produced by One Mike from K*Ners Cristal City days.  

This one is sure to have as much impact as informer as it seems to be gathering lots of support, even debuting at No 1 on the Ujima 98 FM south west chart show. 



08/16/2017 10:37 AM
Aaron Martyn: Interview

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

I’m feeling good!

“Slide into My DM” is your new single, coming out 8th September 2017. How does it feel?

It feels exciting and I’m looking forward to performing it live and letting the world hear it.

You are quite a YouTube sensation already with more than 100.000 views on your Drake cover. Do you feel any pressure coming with all the attention and what do your friends say?

I don’t feel pressure at all. I’m just focusing on enjoying the process and having fun with it. My friends are gassed about the new single and very supportive. They sing my songs back at me when I’m walking through the playground.

Is there anyone in the music industry you would love to work and collaborate with yourself one day?

There’s many people I would love to collaborate with but it would be a dream to collaborate with Drake, Justin Bieber or The Weekend as I love what they do.

What are your plans after releasing “Slide into My DM”? Are you planning to release an album? 

I have recorded my whole EP already called ‘From The DM To The DM’ . There are six songs and they are all apart of one movie. So we are shooting videos to all of them. ‘Slide Into My DM’ is just the beginning of the story. Each single will be out one after another.

In case people want to stay up-to-date with you. Where best can they find you on social media? 

I’m active on all social medias…

Facebook: Aaronmartynmusic
Instagram: aaronmartynofficial
Twitter: Aaronmartyn12
Snapchat: Aaronmartyn12
Youtube: aaronmartyn
Website: www.aaronmartyn.com


08/14/2017 11:18 AM
Aaron Martyn ‘Slide into My DM’ Impact Date 8th September
“After receiving over 100,000 views on his cover of Drake’s ‘One Dance’, 13-year-old Aaron Martyn unveils his new single ‘Slide In to My DM’…expect to hear more from the bright, young talent in the very near future.” MTV



‘Slide into My DM’ is the new single by 13-year old YouTube sensation Aaron Martyn, featuring CKay  and Skarz  Aaron says "the track is about flirting with a girl and asking her to slide into the dm (direct messages) so we can chat more privately!”
13-year-old Aaron Martyn has already 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 various top clubs including Tottenham Hotspurs, Charlton Athletics, 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 over 120,000 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 fanbase was born. The two young stars have also performed several covers on YouTube which have racked up thousands of views Now Aaron Martyn is signed to  Defenders Ent record label and Coalition Talent Agency. Aaron Martyn is now finishing his next EP ‘From the DM to the DM’, rehearsing for his Scotland school tour this August.His bright future in music has begun.



08/14/2017 10:30 AM
Igloo featuring Nina Jade - Sun Is Shining (Urban Club remix)


Brand new UK producer 'Igloo' drops his debut single - a cover of Bob Marley's 'Sun Is Shining' featuring vocals from UK Singer/songwriter 18 year old Nina Jade. This urban mix will uplift everyone's moods and allows you to kick back and smile.
UK producer Igloo has been busy behind the scenes. 2016 brought a collaboration with Tobtok (Perfect Havoc) & River on the viral smash Fast Car (Atlantic Records), achieving Platinum status in Australia, top ten in Ireland, Sweden and Poland, #1 chart position on Shazam in Germany and Ireland with over 27 Million Streams on Spotify. Igloo also secured a string of cuts alongside River with the likes of Defected, Toolroom, Hed Kandi, Protocol, Armada, Kitsune, Disco Wax, Sony & UMG.
Having gained support from the likes of Oliver Heldens, Sander Van Dorn, Mark Radford, Saturday Night Kiss for Remember Me, that he co-wrote & produced with River, and the track has also been synced with Canon's latest camera campaign featuring Zoe Kravitz.
Igloo has now decided to step in front of the light starting with a classic cover of Bob Marley’s popular summer jam ‘Sun Is Shining’ which is a perfect blend of reggae and tropical house – a perfect summertime recipe. Sun Is Shining (Feat. Nina Jade) is available now across all stores on Perfect Havoc.

08/14/2017 10:29 AM
Elliot Junior - Take A Trip


Hailing from the musical city of Bristol, Elliot Junior spent his early childhood being influenced by the likes of Tupac, Biggie and Chris Brown, and more recently Trey Songz, Migos, Bryson Tiller and C-Biz. 

Having already making an impact on Bristol's buzzing music scene by way of Simz City TV Youtube video channel by doing cover versions, Elliot quickly gained the attention of Bristol rap legend Horaine "K*ners" Ferguson, Who promptly signed him to his K-Star imprint earlier this year. K-Star serves as a much needed platform to bring through new talent that continually gets overlooked by the tastemakers and the major record labels in London. 

According to Elliot Jr's recent interview on The Ross Barnett show he says "I want to be the best I can be". and he's staying true to his word and is currently working towards material for his forthcoming debut album.  His debut single is called "Take A Trip" which has been mixed and mastered by Bristol Dubstep Pioneer "Joker", Stay tuned!!!

Twitter: @Elliotjr_
Instagram: @Elliotjr_

08/14/2017 10:10 AM
Max Stone ft. Ce’Cile – Never Been Loved out 18th July 2017
Max Stone ft. Ce’Cile – Never Been Loved out 18thJuly 2017



People may remember Max Stone as X-Factor finalist who broke out and set up his own rules by covering two Bob Marley songs, “No Woman No Cry” and “Turn Your Lights Down Low”. After X-Factor he went straight to the studio to record his debut album which was influenced by his unstoppable love for reggae music. He performed alongside Jimmy Cliff, Ali Campbell, Ernest Ranglin, Sly and Roobie, Suggs and Dawn Penn as the only unsigned artist at “A Night of Reggae” for Save the Childen.
Back in 2016, he was invited to Jamaica to work with Grammy awar winning reggae producer Jazzwad. Back in England, he teamed up with D Goody and Ce’Cile who added her own Middle 8 for their first promo release “Never Been Loved”.
“Never Been Loved is a track about being enamoured with someone and wanting to share every side of yourself so they can know how it feels to be loved. Ce'Cile has added her  raw Dancehall/ Reggae talent  incorporating  her own melodies and style into the story.”

His upcoming album “Keep Rising” is finished and shares a powerful statement about Love, War and all things in between.



08/08/2017 10:35 AM
Youel - Interview

“Feel the Fall” is your first single from your EP which has just been released. How does it feel?
The band and me have been self releasing music for years, but never with the support of a publisher behind us. So it definitely feels like an achievement, tinged with nerves for how it's received...

You already got great support from big names like BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Introducing. Do you feel any pressure coming along with being in the public eye now?
I wouldn't say we're in the public eye yet! The only pressure I feel is from myself to keep up the momentum, and to get better with every release. 

Do you have any plans to take your music on the road at some point and if yes, where can we see you?
We'll be gigging around London over the next few months; dates and venues coming up soon...

If you guys could collaborate with an artist, who would you choose?
Well as I write these answers I'm listening to Radiohead- and I love Thom Yorke's collaborations with Bjork and PJ Harvey. I think he'd probably tell me where to get off, but if I'm choosing then that's who I'd go for! The rest of Radiohead can absolutely come along too.

What are your plans after releasing your EP? Are you working on an album?
We're working on another EP. 4 tracks is a really nice amount to work a particular sound into. We want to keep exploring different ways of combining the more guitar based indie sound with a really inventive, fresh electronic sound. The EP we just released is very electronic focused, whereas I'm keen to fill the tracks with more layers of guitar, and maybe work in real drum kits to the production. 

In case people want to stay up-to-date with you. Where can they best find you?
Music wise- the soundcloud, gig wise- twitter, and for visual stimulation- instagram
08/08/2017 09:57 AM
The Ironweed Project - Interview

Hello Aniff/Ironweed Project, thank you for your time. How are you?
I'm really good thanks we too busy and trying to do too many things at once but wouldn't have it any other way. 

Your new single “The Blues is Alive” is out, off the album named after it. Are you excited about sharing this with the world?
Yeah it's taken quite a while to pull this album together having so many ideas then trying to narrow them down then to finish the songs with so much stuff going on the world as to what the songs would say and how people react to them and also to make the songs challenging as opposed to just doing more of the kind of standard blues thing which is what the ironweed project is about. So I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and hope people like it. 

How would you describe the track?
In my head it's A hybrid of hip-hop and trap blues when I think of acts like Migos or  2 chains it's that vibe that makes your shoulders just shrugged and your head leaning your fingers come up and you just feel like ooooh. It's laced with that kind of deep south sentiment and twisted observations. With those double entendres hidden away. 

In what ways do you believe the song, and the album at large, differs from your previous records? Is the vibe still the same, what should we expect?
Each album I make I really do try and challenge my fans as to what their perception of the blues is so I'll try and push boundaries as to what they think they like what they know they liked what they actually think hey this is okay and I will settle for Havis is okay all day I would love to think that a grandfather and a young child could sit and singalong to my album that would please me immensely the grandfather saying this sounds like Howling Wolf and the young kid saying it sounds like Trinidad James 

You have started your project back in 2003. How do you think you have evolved as a person and an artist since then?
In true in 2003 I thought there was no one doing anything like I was doing now to see the space occupied by likes of Seasick Steve Rag'n'Bone Man and into some elements I hear even Anderson Paak Kendrick Lamar of using the tone now is in the richness of the culture awareness and diversity that of the blues can bring in their music and two as I said even trap emcees as well so I feel it's it's great place to be in and l can show l was an early pioneer panning for nuggets in this area.

Does this reflect in your work?
Yes I guess it does in that I keep trying to look for some venue and interesting that would challenge me and also challenge the listeners of the things I do

Finally, where should we head to in order to listen to your newly released song?
Head to Spotify on my Facebook page really crazy busy with lots of things I'm doing at the moment hopefully can have some remixes out quite soon and already thinking about fourth album I think by time I get to the fifth or sixth album I'll be ready for a mercury nomination which will be so pleased about. 



08/07/2017 04:04 PM
Leo Napier - Can't Change Crazy (Lyric Video)

Leo Napier ‘Can't Change Crazy’ Lyric Video
•         "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