International Artist, G. Lett releases his latest song “Nothing But Love For You on all digital platforms
G. Lett is a Solo multi-genre artist, vocalist, producer and songwriter. Born and raised in hackney and to date he has managed to get his track ‘YES’ played on BBC Radio 1 via BBC Introducing Essex. Playing with his dads records at an early age and scratching them in the process the fascination of making the sound of music play and not play had G Lett hooked from the get go.
Growing up in a household where everything from cooking to Christmas day had a musical theme, one that would be anywhere and start beatboxing an idea, humming a melody, or sometimes both. Always been a lover of good soul vocals and soul music but will take the vibe anywhere it requests to be taken. Inspired by life and life’s movements, events, and feelings.
In 2020, G Lett brings ‘Give me that funk’ paying homage to funk and soul. This is the track to get you moving even while being seated. Vibe filled addictive funky music blended into a happy song that started from having fun with a track which you will definitely feel while streaming this track.
Be sure to connect with G. Lett on social media and digital music platforms.
Nigerian-American sister duo VanJess announce their new EP ‘Homegrown.’ Slated for release on Keep Cool/RCA Records on January 29, the nine-song collection is the official follow up to their 2018 debut album ‘Silk Canvas,’ which Pitchfork called “a captivating fusion of 1990s R&B with contemporary electronic touches.”
‘Homegrown’ hosts a robust group of collaborators, including Grammy-nominated producer KAYTRANADA, neo-soul group Phony PPL and Pomo, whose producer credits include Mac Miller’s ‘Swimming,’ Anderson Paak’s ‘Ventura’ and HONNE’s ‘No Song Without You.’ As a whole, VanJess continues along their upward trajectory on ‘Homegrown,” creating a cohesive, well-rounded project that reaches new sonic heights elevated by remarkable visuals.
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Out today is VanJess’ new single “Curious.” The song lays out a diverting game of cat and mouse, as the ladies’ sultry “come hither” verses play off Jimi Tents and Garren’s accounts of passion and chemistry. Together, the vocal talents of each act ricochet off a bouncing beat produced by Jay Kurzweil (GoldLink, SZA).
In addition to “Curious,” singles like “Come Over,” “Slow Down” and “High & Dry” give a promising glimpse at what’s to come with ‘Homegrown.’ With a driving bass and drums that could soundtrack any bedroom disco, “Come Over” showcases VanJess’ perfected harmonies. Meanwhile, “High & Dry,” which LADYGUNN describes as a “sensual and laid-back vibe with intoxicating backing beats,” is a sensual invitation of a song, buoyed by VanJess’ stylish vocals and cheeky wordplay.
At the end of 2020, the ladies released a live rendition of “Slow Down” as a part of the eponymous “Homegrown Sessions,” which has also produced live versions of “Come Over” and “High & Dry.” Surrounded by clouds and looking as angelic as ever, VanJess takes viewers to heaven on “Slow Down” live. The song itself is a sweet, slow jam with swirls of R&B grooves and simmering undertones. VanJess’ on-point harmonies are accentuated by a brassy saxophone line and romantic production from Snakehips & Jonah Christian.
Artists including Krept & Konan, Ms. Banks and D Double share their experiences in this empowering new series
E4 is to present a new short form animated series, aimed at teenagers, that sees some of the UK’s leading MC’s, rappers and lyricists talk openly about mental health and the things that have impacted them, from grief and body image to trauma. The series will also reimagine science-based mindfulness techniques to help young people improve their wellbeing.
Across the five episode series produced by Mother’s Best Child & TOAD, viewers will be taken on an absorbing visual journey where they’ll be offered tips and methods to help cope with their mental health struggles, all backed by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation.
All episodes will drop on the 18th January and will be available to watch for free on All 4, Channel 4’s on demand streaming service.
Rap Therapy is supported by the government funded Young Audiences Content Fund which is managed by the BFI and supports the creation of distinctive, high-quality content for audiences up to the age of 18.
Episode 1: Trauma Rap star Konan talks candidly about the violent loss of his step-father and how he has coped with the trauma that has come from it.
Episode 2: Mindful Breathing Singer Ray BLK uses her soothing voice to guide you through a mindful breathing exercise, designed to help ease feelings of anxiety and stress.
Episode 3: Grief Rapper Krept opens up about losing his cousin, and fellow rapper, Cadet in a car crash, and how he has tried to process the grief.
Episode 4: Body Image Rapper and singer Ms. Banks focuses on body image by taking us back to her school days where she was the tallest in her class. She explains that practicing positive affirmations and self-love have helped her to be comfortable with who she is.
Episode 5: Sleep Bad habits before bed can often be the reason that we don’t get the sleep we need. In this episode, legendary Grime star, D Double uses his distinctive flow to guide us off into the land of nod.
Greatest Hits Radio is launching a new 3-part music series called ‘Soul Food Songs’, guest presented by British Soul legend Mica Paris MBE
Greatest Hits Radio will aim to banish the January blues as it celebrates the songs that lift our spirits the most. Exploring what makes an uplifting Soul anthem and how music helps our physical and mental health, the series will culminate in a Top 200 Countdown of the Greatest Soul Food Songs, as voted for by listeners. Alongside Mica, contributors including Tony Hadley, Dr Amir Khan, Jaki Graham, Omar, Paul McKenna and Ainsley Harriott will also take part in the series which airs from Wednesday 13th January at 7pm, with weekly repeats Sundays at 9pm.
Mica Paris whose new album ‘Gospel’ is out now said about the series, “In tough times like these, we’re all looking for something to change our mood for the better. Join me and a few friends as we share some of the most uplifting musical masterpieces to feed your soul and get us through the month ahead.”
Andy Ashton, Network Content Director for Greatest Hits Radio said “As the home of the ‘Good Times’, our listeners know that in a January like no other, they can still find a place to feel uplifted. Playing some of most joyous songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s, we can’t wait for Mica to join the Greatest Hits Radio line-up this month and share her ultimate positivity playlist”.
The series has been produced by Want Some Media. Senior Producer Dave Vitty said “We’re delighted to be working with Greatest Hits Radio again and can’t wait to get these shows with Mica Paris on the air. With another lockdown underway and a challenging few weeks and months ahead, a bit of feel good positivity from Mica mixed with an absolutely knock out soundtrack, is exactly what we all need to soothe our mind, body and soul.”
Greatest Hits Radio welcomed Jenny Powell and Debbie Mac to the station line-up this month, joining a brilliant roster of presenters including Simon Mayo, Mark Goodier, Janice Long, Paul Gambaccini and Pat Sharp. Providing a playlist of the biggest songs of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Greatest Hits Radio is now available in even more areas of the country than before. Watch the TV ad here.
Listen to the station on FM, DAB digital radio, on your smart speaker, mobile device or online at greatesthitsradio.co.uk
Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK announced it has signed award-winning singer, songwriter, jazz musician, and radio broadcaster Jamie Cullum
Jamie Cullum is one of the UK’s top jazz artists/songwriters, known for crafting hit songs across genres and collaborating with prominent talent including Paul McCartney, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, Lang Lang, and Clint Eastwood. Jamie’s signing is an exciting return to the company after signing his first-ever publishing deal with EMI eighteen years ago.
Recently, Cullum released a brand-new album, The Pianoman at Christmas, which was recorded at London’s famous Abbey Road studios and features ten original songs played by 57 of Britain’s best musicians. Jamie said, “I’m so proud to have signed with Sony/ATV and to be rejoining a team I first started working within 2003 at the very beginning of my professional career.
Whilst I have had a long and interesting journey as a songwriter, I do feel like I’m entering a new phase in the body of work I’m creating. I know and respect the team at Sony/ATV and I’m excited to explore with them the possibilities of where we can use my songs not only within my own recorded output but also for other artists and in film, theatre, computer games, and beyond.”
Sony/ATV UK President, Co-Managing Director David Ventura and Co-Managing Director Tim Major said, “Jamie is a class act in every way – as a songwriter, a musician, a voice and as a person. We’re absolutely thrilled that he has chosen to work with us on this exciting next phase of his career.”
Fran Malyan, Sony/ATV Catalogue, said, “I’ve worked with Jamie from the beginning of his amazing career so I’m more than thrilled that he’s returning to his original home. His new album is a masterpiece full of brand-new songs that sound like standards.”
Cullum broke into the mainstream with his album Twentysomething in 2003, which earned him international success and made him the fastest-selling British jazz artist in history. It also earned Cullum his first Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Since then, Jamie has earned continued success with various albums including Catching Tales, The Pursuit, Interlude, Momentum, and his 2019 album Taller.
Cullum has received numerous top awards and nominations throughout his music career, including a 2020 Ivor-Novello award for “Age of Anxiety,” which won Best Song Musically and Lyrically, two BRIT awards for Best Male Artist and Best Live Act, a Grammy award, and several Grammy nominations. Cullum has also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for “Gran Torino,” which was a collaboration between him and Clint Eastwood.
Yungblade is an artist from Greece, lives in a small-town named Ptolemaida. His real name is Agapitos Kakarikas. He was born on January 14th 2000. Yungblade is currently studying at the University of Macedonia.
He is currently working on hip hop and trap music. He had recently given an interview to vents magazine about his career and his interest in music. His journey for his career started about a year ago when he was listening to Lil Pump and Travis Scott new songs, these two singers are the inspiration for Yungblade. After that, he started writing his own songs. He generally writes songs about his real feelings and about his personal life so that other people can also relate to his songs.
International Artist, Esther delivers her new single, “Spicy”
From a small county in England, Zambian and British artist Esther has been prepping for this her entire life. From a young age, she demonstrated her love for performing after she was entered into dance school at the age of 4. She thrived in the classes and shows taking tap, ballet, and theatre but this soon became less of a focus after she came across her talent for singing.
Esther’s soulful sound was first born after hearing R&B artists such as Jevetta Steele and Lauryn Hill who came to inspire the gospel-style voice she has today. After participating and winning numerous talent shows, she set her life goal to become an international entertainer and began to pursue singing as a career. Now at 18 years old, Esther has released her first single, “Spicy” and is ready to take the industry by storm.
International Duo, UNGS release their new single, “Wonderful Time”
The very talented Russian rock duo, UNGS put together their single “WONDERFUL TIME.” A piece of music that is capable of soundtracking life’s most powerful moments. The DUO is not a stranger to creating new and refreshing sounds for music lovers. The curve of Rock and Pop categories is constricted to any standardized rules of composition where artists can express their wisdom and insights through the lyrical excellence of their skills. The UNGS are currently making waves across the scene with his ethereal take on musical senses, arrangements, lyrical deconstruction, and the very essence of creative stance in rock.
Their hit track released on Spotify and other platforms “Wonderful Time” is a reflection of showcasing what they’ve got to the world of music. 2020 saw the release of their biggest single yet, ‘Wonderful Time,’ which showed the pair coming into their own with an inimitable mixture of experimental artistry and pop appeal. With new music scheduled for release this year and beyond, this ambitious, innovative group is set to break out of their local scene and win a place in the hearts of listeners in every corner of the world.
As the duo (UNGS) expands their soundscape and gradually emerging as a promising artist making a mark in the rock and pop circuit, the creative accomplishments are sure to reach every corner of the world. Follow UNGS on all social platforms to interact and listen to the lovely work.
International Artist, Topo la Máskara releases his latest EP “Original”
Juan José Brito Castillo, known as Topo la Máskara, born January 5, 1987, in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic, is an urban singer and music producer, famed for worldwide hits such as “Verdinha” Ludmilla, “Estoy Aqui” MC Fioti, “Scooby-Doo Papa” Dj Kass/PitBull. “, among others.
Topo La Máskara began in the music environment at 14 years of age. He performed at parties as “Dj Live” covering his face with a mask from which his stage name emerges.
From 2012, his artistic career takes a new turn, producing the song that would be the musical hit of the year in his native country, entitled “Quue Mujer Tan Chula”, by the performer Vákero. Since then, he continued to collaborate and produce for countless artists of the urban genre, including Ludmilla, Dalex, Stefflon Don, Mc Fioti, Mr.Vegas, Edward Maya, Nyla, Walshy Fire, Yolanda Be Cool, Neutro, Archangel, Mozart La Para, Nicky Jam, Farruko, Nejo and Dálmata, Dj Luian, Amara la Negra, Dj Kass/PitBull among others.
In 2018, he signed with the company HVB Music Group and together with his manager, Helder Vilas Boas, launched the first Dominican label. Topo la Máskara is today one of the most versatile and prestigious urban music producers around the world.
International Artist, Tylar Smith Releases Uplifting and Soothing Contemporary Pop Single “THERE”
Tylar Smith is an emerging young singer, songwriter, and artist originating from Sydney, Australia. Influenced by the likes of Panic At The Disco, Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra, Tylar Smith delivers a powerful, soulful voice. He has been training in singing and performing for most of his life and has won multiple awards in singing across Western Sydney in the last three years. In January 2020, he released his first single to help raise money for the bushfire appeal in Australia. His release “THE ASHES” was an emotional heartfelt acoustic Country/Folk song that told the harrowing story of what the country was going through at the time but with a positive message of hope. His story-telling lyricism will captivate listeners across the world.
Tylar Smith releases his newest uplifting and powerful single “THERE.” The release features feel-good, soothing instrumentation, infectious melodic elements, and grasping vocals by Tylar Smith. With comforting lyricism, this rising artist maintains a fully charged arsenal of high-quality music that supports the fact that he is the next force in the industry. “THERE” radiates an uninhibited aura as Tylar Smith’s creative range of musical talent becomes profoundly expressed and spelled.
The talented artist delivers emotional bliss combined with lyrical depth. “THERE” contains lyricism that will hook the listener due to its relatability and realness. The track speaks about relying on that one friend that will always be there no matter how hard it gets. The motivating, downtempo instrumentation with the melodic elements makes the arrangement unique. Moreover, the underlying tones, harmonies, and mesmerizing vocals will take listeners on a musical journey. “THERE” serves as a testament as to why Tylar Smith is set to leave his footprint in the music scene.
Currently, Tylar Smith is recording new music to release in the coming weeks and months. His innate talent will see him reach the stars as his music is unique, mesmerizing, and catchy. Be sure to connect with Tylar on social media, his website, and digital music platforms. Smartlink to presave/preorder song “THERE”- https://ditto.fm/there-tylar-smith