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07/17/2020 12:04 PM
5WEST LAUNCH BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR ONE SHOT AND WE LOVE IT!


5West (now 1.1million tiktok fans) brand new video premiered on Wonderland this week!
 
 
It's now live and getting a great response:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5WEST release new pop anthem “One Shot” 
“Based out of Nashville and Los Angeles, the emerging pop group have accrued a diehard fanbase, having supported Boyzone on their UK tour last year, as well performing at the President’s Ball in Cape Town and Gran Canaria Pride. Developed and produced by Bryan Todd (Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus)... the lads deliver some gorgeous harmonies backed by some lush pop production” Record of the Day
 
One Shot is the brand new r&b tinged pop single from 4-piece US boyband 5WEST.  Produced by Grammy nominated Bryan Todd, the track has a chorus so catchy it’ll be in your head for days. The track is complemented by remixes by Billy Da Kid, DJ Pioneer and Corrigan and a glossy, colourful music video. The single is hot on the heels of Collide, the club stomping pop anthem that gained support by Record of the DayPop on DownTalk About Pop Music, UK and US radio stations, instagram influencers and Spotify playlists. The band have accrued a diehard fan base giving them an enviable 80k instagram and 800k TikTok fanbase!
The US 4-piece (Caleb Duke, Owen Pastore, Jon Paul Nesheiwat and Peet Montzingo) took the world by storm last year when they performed at Gran Canaria Pride, The President’s Ball in Cape Town and supported Boyzone on their UK tour.  Their 2019 debut single Stars About You went straight into the top 30 of the Billboard charts and the top 10 of the Music Week charts. They are now signed to the world’s leading live agency Martial Arts (P!NK, Sir Paul McCartney, Elton John) and have a 2020 tour lined up. 
 

06/30/2020 09:11 AM
5WEST release new pop anthem “One Shot”



5WEST release new pop anthem “One Shot” 

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“Based out of Nashville and Los Angeles, the emerging pop group have accrued a diehard fanbase, having supported Boyzone on their UK tour last year, as well performing at the President’s Ball in Cape Town and Gran Canaria Pride. Developed and produced by Bryan Todd (Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus)... the lads deliver some gorgeous harmonies backed by some lush pop production” Record of the Day

 

One Shot is the brand new r&b tinged pop single from 4-piece US boyband 5WEST.  Produced by Grammy nominated Bryan Todd, the track has a chorus so catchy it’ll be in your head for days. The track is complemented by remixes by Billy Da Kid, DJ Pioneer and Corrigan and a glossy, colourful music video. The single is hot on the heels of Collide, the club stomping pop anthem that gained support by Record of the DayPop on DownTalk About Pop Music, UK and US radio stations, instagram influencers and Spotify playlists. The band have accrued a diehard fan base giving them an enviable 80k instagram and 800k TikTok fanbase!

The US 4-piece (Caleb Duke, Owen Pastore, Jon Paul Nesheiwat and Peet Montzingo) took the world by storm last year when they performed at Gran Canaria Pride, The President’s Ball in Cape Town and supported Boyzone on their UK tour.  Their 2019 debut single Stars About You went straight into the top 30 of the Billboard charts and the top 10 of the Music Week charts. They are now signed to the world’s leading live agency Martial Arts (P!NK, Sir Paul McCartney, Elton John) and have a 2020 tour lined up. 


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06/17/2020 09:53 AM
Madman State speaks to Matterz about his new single 'Believe it Now'





1.       ‘Believe it now’ is an uplifting and positive song embracing one’s uniqueness and authenticity. I basically thought it a good idea to show people I’m not afraid of making music in my way that feels natural to me, I see people so easily swayed by new trends and fashions that it made me want to celebrate the power of being yourself and making things happen for yourself in this way. Creatively it all started with the beat production, producing the beat felt very uplifting to me and was almost like an evolutionary step in my creative process (if you take a look at previous songs of mine). Then writing the song the melodies came first with the subject of the overall song that lead to the rap lyrics.



2.       First and fore most I’ve always been a rapper and it started out this way. Obviously looking back now there’s so many accolades I’ve made as a musician from being a self-taught guitarist/pianist, supporting big acts and performing all across London. But when you take it back to the essence it started out as writing raps at home so I could go impress the guys the next day in the playground rap cyphers. Hip hop is where it all started for me, but my eclectic taste allowed me to implement elements of other genres and song-writing aspects into my music. I’m driven a lot by making powerful/memorable songs, and combining them with engaging visuals.



3.       It’s been tough not being able to go out and perform/network like before, but I never allow alone time to go to waste - been occupied finishing beats, songs, various collaborations and performing on Instagram live and zoom events. It’s also allowed me to reflect on my plan moving forward - I’ve got so many more releases lined up so my schedule is looking pretty exciting ;)



4.       For the rest of this year I’m going to continue dropping new stuff, more information will be available on that soon. As for 2021, I’ve learnt a lot from the occurrences of this year so I plan to continue refining my process of releasing songs and social media content. Also looking forward for the visuals I have planned for this year! Also I’ve had some exciting news regarding my bits of acting I do on the side but I won’t reveal too much just yet haha.



5.       Oooh this is a tough one. Considering Artists who are alive and breathing, I think working with one of my biggest influences would be a sick experience - Pharrell Williams. I literally studied how this guy plays chords and composes his songs! A few others I’d be super excited about working with - Kaytranada, Jamiroquai, Anderson Paak, Clams Casino & Kojey Radical to name a few…. My taste varies so much!



6.       These are my social media links/handles below:

·       Website - http://www.madmanstate.com/home-page

·       Instagram - @madman_state

·       Twitter - @tommy_skillz

·       Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/madmanstate/

·       Vevo - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUxJLLsw7PNuHYTC-JmbiLQ Make sure you checkout the ‘Believe it now’ video when it drops 26th June on here!

·       Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/HorsebizkitTV

 

Madman State “Believe it Now” ft Anousha 

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‘We can’t wait to hear more! ' Buzz Music  'New heat from London’s Madman State' Blatantly Blunt

              

Believe it Now is the latest nu-wave hip-hop anthem from London based rapper Madman State, supported by BRBradio.co.uk, DJ Shorty Of Chip Shop Radio and Reprezent Radio. The musician and producer has boundless energy and passion and is known for incorporating musical elements from other styles into his unique blend of hip hop and trap. The track features vocals from emotive singer Anousha, and the two’s performance chemistry can be seen in the glossy music video. Madman State says, “Believe it Now felt like a transition from where I was musically. I embraced writing authentic good-feeling melodies and flows. It only made sense to promote a positive message with this song. Anousha is an artist I've had the pleasure of working with before and has a light and gentle voice which I felt was perfect for the melodic appeal of this song. Additionally her input in the video helped elevate the visual to a higher level which I'm really happy with.” 

Having supported the likes of Foreign Beggars, Onoe Caponoe (High Focus Records), MC Bushkin (Heartless Crew) and Children Of Zeus, Madman State is firmly embedded in the London hip-hop scene and has won a loyal fanbase.  He released his CBT Mixtape early 2018, with a collection of critically acclaimed visuals that assisted the project. The video for the single Tension was hand selected for a special screening at the 2020 London Music Video Festival award in July 2020 where it will be an entry for the competition. Madman State’s music has been featured on the ‘Stop, Speak, Support’ 2018 campaign launched by The Anti-Bullying Alliance. The piece was played nationwide across on-demand streaming services and also personally viewed by Prince William himself, who is a member of the Taskforce team in conjunction with the Anti Bullying Alliance. In October 2019 Madman State supported Foreign Beggars, performing at their last official tour together at Bedford Esquires. Madman State has appeared on various freestyle and online platforms, including  Fubar Radio, Pulse 88 Radio, Hype HQ Reality Radio, the GoBigTV Freestyle platform, Music of the Soul and And What LDN.

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06/15/2020 01:35 PM
Madman State “Believe it Now” ft Anousha




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‘We can’t wait to hear more! ' Buzz Music  'New heat from London’s Madman State' Blatantly Blunt

              

Believe it Now is the latest nu-wave hip-hop anthem from London based rapper Madman State, supported by BRBradio.co.uk, DJ Shorty Of Chip Shop Radio and Reprezent Radio. The musician and producer has boundless energy and passion and is known for incorporating musical elements from other styles into his unique blend of hip hop and trap. The track features vocals from emotive singer Anousha, and the two’s performance chemistry can be seen in the glossy music video. Madman State says, “Believe it Now felt like a transition from where I was musically. I embraced writing authentic good-feeling melodies and flows. It only made sense to promote a positive message with this song. Anousha is an artist I've had the pleasure of working with before and has a light and gentle voice which I felt was perfect for the melodic appeal of this song. Additionally her input in the video helped elevate the visual to a higher level which I'm really happy with.” 

Having supported the likes of Foreign Beggars, Onoe Caponoe (High Focus Records), MC Bushkin (Heartless Crew) and Children Of Zeus, Madman State is firmly embedded in the London hip-hop scene and has won a loyal fanbase.  He released his CBT Mixtape early 2018, with a collection of critically acclaimed visuals that assisted the project. The video for the single Tension was hand selected for a special screening at the 2020 London Music Video Festival award in July 2020 where it will be an entry for the competition. Madman State’s music has been featured on the ‘Stop, Speak, Support’ 2018 campaign launched by The Anti-Bullying Alliance. The piece was played nationwide across on-demand streaming services and also personally viewed by Prince William himself, who is a member of the Taskforce team in conjunction with the Anti Bullying Alliance. In October 2019 Madman State supported Foreign Beggars, performing at their last official tour together at Bedford Esquires. Madman State has appeared on various freestyle and online platforms, including  Fubar Radio, Pulse 88 Radio, Hype HQ Reality Radio, the GoBigTV Freestyle platform, Music of the Soul and And What LDN.

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06/09/2020 08:23 AM
Exclusive Interview!! Gorgeous pop/dance singer/songwriter speaks to Matterz



1) Hey Nikitta, thanks for speaking to Matterz. You have a new single out! Can you tell us about it?
Hello, Yes i do :) It is called 'Dance In The Night' It is an uplifting song, Makes you Happy and i feel the release date was at the right time People need Happy / Positive songs in their life right now. I hope it has made a few people smile.

2) How did you first get into music?
'Celin Dion' was always played in my home and i just remeber singing along and always performing her songs to my mum and her friends. Singing was always my happy place and i just knew i wanted to be a Musician.

3) What were the greatest challenges you've overcome as an artist?
Learning to stay true to what Music i love Singing & Writing. In the Music industry many opinions are presented to you and they can have lasting effects if you allow them but i have overcome this and iv learned they are just other peoples Opinions.

4) You've moved out of London now - what is the Manchester music scene like? Do you miss London?
I do miss London alot and the vibe, I have so many fond memories there but i needed to be closer to family and they lived in Mnachester. Manchester has a really cool Music scene also - So it works out best being here doing Music and being close to family win win.

5) You have a little boy! What's it like being a mum as well as an artist and business woman?
I love it! Is it easy?! No - Would i change it?! No - Im just trying to balance it all and to be honest im still learning, Even now there is days i think i have it all together then something pops up and it makes me realise i actually dont. I probably wing most of it to be honest lol.

6) Is there any advice you'd like to give to any up and coming artists? 
Go for it! Dont let peoples doubt reflect your journey. One thing i have learned during the Pandemic is life is so so short. Now im just doing what i truly love my heart feels content. We are here for a good time not a long time.

7) What are your plans for the future?
I will release my second single soon and keep doing what i absolutely love. I would like to write for other artists too.

8) How can people find out more about you?

I am on most social platforms - Facebook / Instagram / Soundcloud / Twitter / YouTube. All under the user name as: NikittaMusic.
Pop over and say hello. 🙂


06/08/2020 02:15 PM
Ryan Hagan releases killer remix package to 'You Deserve Better'


“An awesome wonky groove and a killer remix package...You Deserve Better deserves to be heard” Matterz Magazine
You Deserve Better is the new wobbly R&B/pop single by Ryan Hagan, a New York singer/songwriter and talented pianist. The single is produced by Grammy nominated producer Bryan Todd and released on his label, 2220 Records. The release includes an A-list remix package, with versions from Kingdom 93, Charlie Hedges & Eddie Craig and Routes.
Ryan started his career as a performer by singing in churches as a young boy. He is a self-taught pianist and has a talent for songwriting. Growing up, he enjoyed success as a nationally-acclaimed athlete, however after a career-ending injury, turned his focus to his first love: music. Come to You and Jimmy Fallon have received nearly half a million streams on Spotify, and  You Deserve Better has already been well received at club and radio, with the remix package is eagerly awaited. Ryan has a loyal fanbase - accruing 21k followers on Instagram. Ryan plans to tour Europe when stage shows are permitted again. In the meantime, catch his acoustic videos on his socials.


06/08/2020 02:07 PM
Exclusive Interview! Kev Kelly speaks to Matterz about his new single 'Everything's on Fire'



  1. Describe yourself

I’m Kev. I’m from New Jersey but I moved to Nashville for school when I was 19. I never really thought being a musician was going to be a real career path for me so I focused more on music supervising. I would try and watch a different movie every night and replace the songs that they played in the movies with different ones or I would try and score the scenes myself. That led to me writing original songs that I thought could take a scene from good to great. I found a producer who I really connected with and we started building songs and tracks and i was lucky enough to have them heard by the right people and got to sign my publishing deal. Aside from music I’m a huge sports fan and that’s a huge part of my every day so the quarantine has been less than ideal


  1. What is your music like?

I would say my sound is just a culmination of all the things I like. My dad would play oasis, frank sinatra, bill joel, the doors, Otis Redding. Sort of a wide array. When I started figuring out my own music tastes I was really into rap. I loved the way they sampled and repurposed old songs to make something completely new. I would say Kanye west is probably the best example of that. I really just try to make things I would like to listen to and not really care about the formula of a pop song

  1. Who are your influences?

Otis Redding, Jay Z, Stormzy, Kanye West, the 1975, Dave, dua lipa, childish gambino, Dermot Kennedy


  1. Is there a song you're listening to alot atm?

At the moment it would probably be “If you’re too shy” by the 1975. I love the 80’s feel. It’s great for summer


  1. What are you most proud of?

I would say convincing my parents that not becoming a doctor was the right call. I’m not sure they thought I could make money making music

  1. What is your career goal?

I would love to play certain venues. Here in Nashville that would be the ryman. Red rocks in Colorado and royal Albert hall


  1. What have you been doing with yourself during the lockdown?

This is going to sound ridiculous but every night at 5:57cst a man on the internet races horses on an electric track. It’s the one thing I look forward to daily


  1. Who would you love to work with?

Dream collab is tough. There are so many great artists out there that I would love to have the opportunity to work with. But at this moment it would probably be j Cole. I love his music and what he stands for. He’s an incredible lyricist


  1. Tell us about Everything's on Fire

Everything’s on fire is a song I wrote in about 15 minutes. When things weren’t going great in my personal life I had this dream where I was running through a burning city but I had set the fire. I woke up that morning and had the song written before I had a cup of coffee 


  1. Where can fans hear more? 

Instagram and Twitter is @kevnotjonas


05/29/2020 04:42 PM
Kev Kelly “Everything’s on Fire”


05/29/2020 04:40 PM
South African hip hop artist from Brighton Mrisi releases 'West Baby'





Hip-hop/jazz artist from Brighton with South African roots. Performed across South Africa, UK festivals and cutting edge London venues including Ronnie Scott’s and The Roundhouse. Featured on Complex, BBC radio, ITV, Channel 4 & Link Up TV.
West Baby is the new South African rooted hip-hop track from spoken-word multi-faceted artist Mrisi. The lyrics are as complex, thought-provoking and profound as the vibe is instinctive, chilled and rolling.  Typical of what Mrisi’s fans expect from him, you can enjoy West Baby on every level. “This track is a juxtaposition of the protagonist's identity - partly from the West,  partly an outsider hailing from lands the West colonised. The song explores the idea that the West still holds false moral superiority to the rest of the world. Using the words Amandla (Power) and Hamba (Depart/Move) I have included words from one of my South African languages, ‘Shangaan Tsonga’ to signify the duality of my identity.” Mrisi
Mrisi released his debut EP Mamela in 2018 to critical acclaim. His music has appeared in broadcast media including; ITV, Channel 4, MTV, BBC Radio Asian Network, BBC News, Pyro Radio, Link Up TV and Sofar Sounds.  Mrisi has toured across the UK and South Africa, working alongside artists such as Omar, Prince Fatty, Kokoroko, Sadat X, Octavian, Yazmyn Hendrix and countless other established artists. His performances include events for the Commonwealth Games, Brighton Dome, Concord 2, The RoundHouse and the world famous Ronnie Scott’s. As a live experience, his shows feature drums, saxophone, bass, guitar, backing vocals and keys. He fuses evocative sounds of South Africa with gritty British rap narrative and lyrics that range from immigration to ‘black lives matter’ to conflicts of identity.
Mrisi plans to tour South Africa in 2020/21, developing links and sounds that reflect the UK/SA blend. He says I am half South African and a member of the Shangaan Tribe. Shangaan is a specific style of music that has really captured my imagination.” He plans to release Mama, a spoken word ballad that he performed live on BBC Asian Network. Mrisi has also written an EP with singer songwriter Yazmyn Hendrix which they plan to release later in 2020.


05/01/2020 10:40 AM
Glaswegian singer/superstar Nikitta releases 'Dance in the Night'





Nikitta 'Dance in the Night'
Glaswegian singer/songwriter who has written with Emeli Sande and toured with Leona Lewis. Support from The MOBOs, I Luv Live and the Metro and has worked with Davinche, Ny and D Dark. 
“Absolutely love the ‘how high can you go’ drop on this dance/pop banger - people are going to be shouting it on  dancefloors across the world!!” Matterz Magazine     
Dance in the Night is the new joyful pop/dance anthem by Glaswegian singer/songwriter Nikitta. Nikitta has been perfecting her new sound after taking a break from the London urban/commercial music scene. “Dance in the night' was the first song to make me feel that fire I had been missing for a couple years. I love this song for making me feel alive again and letting me get to that artistic place that I was missing for so long. Now i’m ready for the world to hear my music!” Nikitta 
Nikitta has been writing and performing since she was 12 years old, supporting Ms Dynamite at just 16. By 17 she was singing in front of an audience of millions on TV and on tour with The X Factor, being interviewed by mainstream media such as the Daily Mail, The Sun, Metro, Heat and This Morning. The experience gave her the confidence to work on her own sound, and she moved to London to work with cutting edge urban artists such as Rowntree, Fastlane Wez, D Dark, D Double, Skitz, Davinche, Cori.e and Ny. Her mixtape Behind Closed Doors gained her support from The MOBOs, Hit the Floor and I Luv Live. Through experiences such as writing tracks with Emeli Sande and touring with Leona Lewis, Nikitta has developed a maturity as a singer/songwriter that can be heard in her current project. Dance in the Night is produced by Richie Ray who has produced all the songs for Nikitta’s forthcoming No Genre album.


05/01/2020 10:31 AM
Julia Kahn “Light On” Out Now


Julia Kahn “Light On” Out Now

“Lana Del Rey meets Dua Lipa” Music Week Presents                                                                           
“Overwhelming authentic and aesthetic vibes” Spinex                                                                                                   
“Her amazing voice is one that will resonate with every listener.” Celeb Mix


Julia Kahn is back with a cool, deep pop single Light On, produced by Bryan Todd, a multi-platinum producer and Grammy Award nominee. Haunting vocals complement slow but intricate beats, reeling the listener in and evoking a feeling of mystery.  Julia says, Light On is a moody trip-hop track about a time when I was feeling lost and surrounded by darkness, trying to find the light and realizing I had to become it instead. I’m excited to have a music video currently in the works for this one as it will add some really interesting visuals to the atmosphere I wanted to create.”  Light On follows the release of Fly Away, which was supported by tastemaker music platforms including Music Week, Celeb Mix, Spinex, Talk About Pop and Girl Gang Music


Indianapolis IN native, Julia Kahn, has a sound that blends indie-electronic production underneath her chillwave, r&b, electropop vibe. She has been singing since a very young age, and has since developed a vibrant artistic vision that is connective and magnetic through her soulful lyrics and storytelling. There is an old soul gypsy vibe to her essence, dealing out heart-felt grooves in her lo-fi electronic meets soulful indie-pop sound. Live, she is magnetic, using her microphone like a scalpel, cutting through the mix with a smooth raspiness, often channelling silhouettes of Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin on stage. Music Week describes her style as “A blend of retro, soulful, and lyrical vocal stylings over captivating beats..” Her previous single, “Fly Away”, charted in the UK’s commercial pop charts — Moving up quickly from #25 to #9 in the charts within a week. Her music is a shining example of pristine electronic soul, with its captivating beats and sincere emotionalism, squaring the circle between trip hop and a more traditional kind of singer-songwriter pop: think Lana Del Rey with a touch of Dua Lipa, plus a spectral wash of Janis Joplin. With this recent release, she has garnered attention from many, including fans, who have tattooed its none-more-meaningful lyrics on their body, and many publications such as CelebMix, who describes her latest release, as "one incredible track that demands you to press the replay button." Julia has recently collaborated with Multi-Platinum, Grammy-Nominated Producer Bryan Todd on the song and upcoming EP and is looking forward to hitting festival stages as well as a European tour in the coming year.



05/01/2020 10:31 AM
5 WEST release “Collide” after Boyzone tour success


5 WEST release “Collide” after Boyzone tour success
“We are at the end of our career and they are at the beginning of theirs. Let’s support 5WEST and pass the torch”.  Ronan Keating (BOYZONE)                                      
“Poised to be the next global boy band...”. - Bryan Todd (Grammy Nominated, multi-platinum producer)
 
Collide is the new club stomping pop anthem from hotly tipped boy band 5 West.The band have already accrued a diehard fan base who scream their names at live shows and their social media accounts are now boasting tens of thousands of followers. 5West are known for catchy pop songs with big harmonies. “Collide was a wild track to record. I’ve personally always struggled with relationships because I’m ‘too this’ or ‘too that’ and Collide is about being with the person who accepts you for who you are, no matter what, and seeing what two different lives can create when they collide.” Peet (5WEST). The track was produced by Grammy nominated Bryan Todd and features remixes by Redondo and The Wideboys.  


The US 4-piece (Caleb Duke, Owen Pastore, Jon Paul Nesheiwat and Peet Montzingo) took the world by storm last year when they performed at Gran Canaria Pride, The President’s Ball in Cape Town and supported Boyzone on their UK tour.  Their 2019 debut single Stars About You went straight into the top 30 of the Billboard charts and the top 10 of the Music Week charts. They are now signed to the world’s leading live agency Martial Arts (P!NK, Sir Paul McCartney, Elton John) and have a 2020 tour lined up. 


12/12/2019 10:32 AM
Misunderstood release 'Ride'


Misunderstood blew the nation away as finalists on The X Factor last year, and werewidely hailed as one of the show’s most credible offerings in years. The duo are now set to take the industry by storm with a slew of releases planned for 2020, kicking things off with irresistible new single ‘Ride’, produced by LDN Noise. Misunderstood Say “Ride is an out and out BOP! It’s a chilled out vibe, very different to our other music. It was really fun to create - it just rolled out!”. 



Ever since they met in 2008, Stephan and Jeffrey AKA Misunderstood have been writing and creating non-stop. They started off making music in their native town of Greenwich, London, and the pair quickly gained recognition in their local area. It wasn’t long before they were playing up and down the country in various schools and  music venues, winning audiences over with their sparkling stage presence.. The duo gained national prominence after appearing on the 2018 season of The X Factor, where the British public fell in love with them and their self-penned songs they performed on the show. Since the show Misunderstood have since gone from strength to strength, playing at Nile Rodgers BRIT Awards party, as well and appearing at British Summer Time in Hyde Park with Robbie Williams.  The duo have also just been confirmed for a performance on a TV show at Miss World on the 14th December 2019 airing to 1 billion viewers.

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12/13/2019 01:09 PM
Cecil releases 'Ceasefire'


Cecil (who this year supported Clean Bandit and Tom Odell on tour, headlined a BBC Introducing stage, is heralded by by the BBC, Clash, Line of Best Fit and, The Sun and is The Independent’s ‘Ones To Watch In 2019’ artist) is launching Project Ceasefire, whose MO is to keep those affected by knife crime, gun crime and youth violence connected to each other. Project Ceasefire is a place where all those affected by the current epidemic that plagues the country can connect  and support one another. Many of the families affected by knife crime have set up foundations in honour of those who they lost and do incredible things in their community and are fighting for changes in how youth crime is treated. Project Ceasefire will shine a light on the work they do and bring awareness to people in their communities. These foundations offer support and opportunities for young people in areas such as education and sports. Youth crime is something Cecil feels passionately about after hearing about a fatal stabbing in her area. She says “I was returning from the studio and my road was blocked due to an incident involving some young boys, which sadly resulted in someone being fatally stabbed and losing their life. The people with me commented ‘another stabbing’ almost as if it was normal. The fact that people are beginning to view this as normal struck a nerve in me and I wanted to do something to help towards the problem the country faces. There are far too many young lives being wasted so I hope my efforts contribute towards a better tomorrow and help prevent people from losing their lives to knife crime.” 


2018 was a busy year for Cecil after she was nominated for ‘Best Solo Female’ at The U.M.A’s (Unsigned Music Awards) which led to Cecil having a jam packed Summer and taking to some big stages alongside some big names around the UK. Cecil opened the main stage at Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival, Liverpool Sound City amongst the likes of Sam Fender & Grace Carter and her name also appeared alongside the likes of Jess Glynne, Razorlight, Chase & Status and many more. Cecil was also chosen from hundreds of acts by the BBC to warm up for the legendary Grace Jones with the BBC Introducing. Her solo skills at the piano also landed her a spot at The Royal Hampton Court warming up for another legendary figure in the shape of Jools Holland. Cecil takes a methodical and timeless approach to her music to create something truly unique. Born and raised in Berkshire with family roots hailing from Manchester. Cecil takes her name along with a heavy amount of inspiration from her pioneering broadcasting producer Great Uncle, Cecil McGivern. He wrote several radio plays for BBC Radio during World War II, was responsible for broadcasting the Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and is also responsible for the screenplay for the original 1946 version of Charles Dickens famous novel “Great Expectations”. Cecil’s writing has influences of her Great Uncle’s penmanship infused into her music today. 


Follow Cecil on https://cecilmusic.co.uk/



12/12/2019 09:31 AM
The Real Jimbo releases 'I Like'


I Like’ is the hotly awaited banger by London based artist and producer The Real Jimbo. The combination of R&B, afrobeats and hip-hop elements are brought together by slick production & killer vocals. Jimbo says "I Like’ is a fresh, optimistic and full of good vibes track expressing my feelings and what I want. Time to live the dream and passion in life.”.



The Real Jimbo is a multi-skilled artist, producer and entrepreneur born in Brixton. With origins from Jamaica and Nigeria and a family tree boasting several talented musicians, Jimbo discovered his passion at a young age. He started as a DJ at 11 and produced his first song at 13. Jimbo honed his music talents at the prestigious Brit School, with the same teachers as Amy Winehouse and Adele. He started in the music business producing music for other artists and running his record label ‘Hot Cake Music’. After several years of working with other artists, Jimbo felt the time was right to work on his own music.  He created a new record label called ‘Turbo Icon Records’ and in one year, Jimbo wrote, produced and vocalled over 30 songs.  Jimbo is currently working on various new music projects.  Stay tuned on his socials for the latest updates.

Follow The Real Jimbo on Instagram | Twitter | SoundCloud | YouTube


11/03/2019 12:16 AM
Matterz Interview: Tenaj

Two months after our last interview Tenaj is back with another club banger and is ready to make you dance like there is no tomorrow.  Let's see what's new is happening in her life.




1)        Hi Tenaj. How have you been?
I am good thanks. I’m in a very busy and productive period. :)


2)        Back on Matterz and you have some great news to share with your fans. Let us know about your new single. Party Without You! What’s the story behind the track? 
Yes, I’m back. I have been working a lot to come with some new great music. Party Without You was inspired by Don Diablo’s song survive. I love that song as well Emeli Sande’s acoustic Version. I wanted a song which I could perform acoustically as well as in the clubs. The lyrics where created by Myah Marie and produced by Wolvo. 



3)        How was the recording and writing process?
It was good and smooth.  

4)        Well-known producer Wolvo is behind the slick production of the track. How are you feeling about it?  
Yes, I’m blessed to had the chance to work with Wolvo. He’s a great producer. I just let him do his thing. 


5)        Any plans for a music video soon?
Yes, it’s all coming.

6)        What’s the differences on ‘Party Without You’ and ‘Be As I Am Metamorphosis’?
Party Without You has more of a Pop feel. Be as I Am is more Future House. 


7)        Who are your favourite artists/ producers that you would like to collaborate with them soon and why? 
At the moment I would like to collaborate with Nervo. I think they are great. 

8)        Are you planning a club tour this year or a new single release?
My live show performance will be available on YouTube November 1st and definitely in the works. New music will be coming in January. This year, I will release the music video for Party Without You. 

9)        Do you have a special message for your fans? 
I have much more music to come for you guys to come. Stay tuned.

10)    Tenaj thank you very much for the interview.
Thank you for having me. 

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11/01/2019 02:32 PM
Matterz Interview: Kurtis Lee @TheLuckyGuys


16-year old Kurtis Lee is already considered as a teen phenomenon. We still keep trying to copy his dance routines but unfortunately, we can't #MoveLikeKurtis. So, we sat and talked with this amazing and multi-talented young guy and definitely we can say that the future is yours Kurtis. 



1)        Hi Kurtis. How have you been?
I've been good. How have you been?


2)        Tell us your story so far and describe a typical day of you.
My story... well I started dancing when I was 4 yrs old doing street dance. As I grew older I got into singing too.

A typical day for me... well that depends on the day. Monday to Friday I have college where I study dance and then most evenings I'm either doing dance classes or teaching other kids dance as well. At the weekend I dance and sing. That’s it, performing full time.




3)        You recently released your single with The Lucky Guys ‘Happy Life’. What’s the story behind the track?
The song is an upbeat, feel-good song. It's meant to lift your spirits and make you feel good.




4)        How was the recording and writing process with The Lucky Guys?
The song was written by the Lucky Guys and I was approached about doing the vocals to go on the track. We recorded the vocals at Konk Studios in North London where many famous artists have recorded like Adele. It was a great day and everyone was really pleased with what we had created at the end of the session.


5)        What’s ‘Happy Life’ for you?
Happy life to me is being with friends or family and having a good time. It can be anything from a holiday overseas to just chilling at the local park with my friends.


6)        We are in love with the video and its positive vibe. Do you have to share with us some funny behind-the-scenes stories?
The video was recorded at the beginning of Summer and all the people in the video were my friends from my performing arts school, I Got Soul. We had a great day and for lunch the record company supplied pizzas for everyone... I've never seen so much pizza before. There must have been 30 or 40 pizzas delivered and trust me... it all went... hahaha




7)        You are only 16 and you are a great dancer! We keep trying to #MoveLikeKurtis but it’s not so easy. Give us some advice to copy the dancing routines.
Just keep trying, never give up and feel the music your vibing to. Everybody has a dance or two inside them... it's just about having the confidence to let it out.




8)        Who are your favourite artists and bands? How do you incorporate their work in your sound and vocals?
I like a wide range of singers from current singers like Aitch and Stormy to older singers like Michael Jackson and Ne-yo. I also like a wide range of music...one minute I can being playing something old like James Brown or Nina Simone and then I'll be straight into something like Nirvana or Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I take all their different sounds and styles and try to incorporate them into my singing.


9)        What’s next?  Any plans for a school tour or an EP release?
You never know... I would love to get out there and start performing live for all you guys.




10)    Do you have a special message for your fans?
First of all I want to thank everyone that has streamed the song so far or watched the video on Youtube. It means a lot to me that people are taking the time out to show their support. Keep strong and keep listening xx


11)    Kurtis thank you very much for the interview.
No problem... thank you xx



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11/03/2019 12:05 AM
Tenaj 'Party Without You'

Tenaj is coming back this autumn with another club banger. ‘Party Without You’, the pop dance anthem with the slick production is going to make you dance like there is no tomorrow. Tenaj saysThe track is a nice fusion between Future House and Pop music. I think everyone can relate to it in one way or another. Get ready to feel the vibe.’’
‘Party Without You’ is the follow up single after the successful ‘Be As I Am Metamorphosis’, released last summer and received general acclaim and great positions in charts. For this track Tenaj collaborated with the well-known producer Wolvo who has worked with Warner/Chappell, Sony/ATV, RedBull Publishing, Rocnation, Pulse, Capitol, Disney, Sony Music, Atlantic, Epic andRCA.
She has won multiple Hollywood Music Awardsfor the Best Emerging Artist andBest EDM Song. She was 8 weeks in the number 1 on the Club Radio Charts in the USA and had a great success in iTunes top 100, Swiss dance Charts, Radio AirPlay Now, Examinar, Record World Chart and Edge Music.
Tenaj is currently working with Vessbroz in a new single and planning her UK tour. Keep checking her socials for the latest updates.


10/03/2019 01:38 PM
The Lucky Guys ft Kurtis Lee 'Happy Life'


Happy Lifeis the debut single from The Lucky Guys featuring 16-year old phenomenon Kurtis Lee described as Justin Bieber meets BTS. Award-winning producer Patrik Majer who has worked with the likes of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Marc Almond and many more is behind the slick production of the track with the positive vibe, the colourful video and the catchy dance routines. The Lucky Guys say ‘‘Blown away by his distinctive tone and powerful delivery, we felt compelled to ask Kurtis to re-record the song, simply because his voice would be a perfect fit for it! The result meant that this contemporary rendition of Happy Life took on a brand-new form of its own, breathing new life into what was already a source of boundless optimism for many music fans.’’

The incredible trio worked in the reawakening of a feel-good summer pop song and teased the senses of the audience with the release of the first two remixes by Until Dawn in August reaching number 8 in the Commercial Pop Music Week Chartsand we are still at the beginning of a successful run.

Kurtis has always had a passion for music, the performing arts and choreographed his own routines. As a multi-faceted performer participated in several UK dance productions, before joining the renowned I Got Soul Agency & Performing Arts School - an institution that has nurtured and enhanced the careers of some of the UK’s favourite dancers, singers, actors and West End stars. It was here that Kurtis developed and refined his singing skills. Then, Kurtis met The Lucky Guys and the rest is history. 

The trio is currently working on new music and planning some promo gigs around the UK this autumn.  Stay tuned on the social media for the latest updates and get ready to #MoveLikeKurtis. 

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09/11/2019 08:40 AM
Saffa Ghorishi x Eyez ft Sylvia Mwenze ‘Strangers’

Strangers  is Saffa Ghorishi’s hotly awaited new single with Grime MC/Rappersuperstar Eyez. The bright summer track with the slick production is a combination of the UK rap, reggaeton and dancehall, using latino and Middle-Eastern musical elements. The short catchy rap verse is flowing into an infectious vocal hook performed by the talented Sylvia Mwenze who is backing singer for Rag N’Bone & Peter Andre. Saffa says "Strangers is a combination of two minds infusing our culture and diversity to encapsulate love and… an energetic track with a blend of the old and new sounds".




‘Strangers’ is the follow-up single from Upside Down, a track with grime and trap influences which received rave reviews and teased the senses of the audience at the famous Outlook festival.  The single was featured on blogs such as Blatantly Blunt, 3000, Once Upon A Grime, UKHH 

Emerged from the south coast of the UK as a DJ, turntablist and performing alongside MC’s in the UK underground hip-hop and rap scene, Saffa showed in a short period of time his potential in music. He has supported the likes of Krept & Konan, Headie One, Octavian, Ocean Wisdom, Rizzle Kicks, he was the tour DJ for Steel Banglez and has produced several tracks for Eyez, Olivia Louise and Hatter.  His Iranian origin had a pivotal role in his versatile music style, gaining general acclaim and support from 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network.

Saffa is currently working on new music.  Stay tuned on his social media for the latest updates.