In the mix between these two hugely talented Afro artists is UK rapper MSL, who has been taken out of his normal proximity and drawn his talent into a different genre entirely but remains true to his writing talents drawing from personal experience and situations.
This exciting EP is not one to be missed but certainly one to watch with accompanying videos in the pipeline from Link Up TV. ShoDem Music and Krafhouse Beats have definitely created something to be anticipated…
– Can’t Handle Snippet
– I Chose You Snippet
Twitter: @SammySose87 / @ShoDemRecords
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shodementuk / http://www.facebook.com/Sammy.Sose.87
Since winning the 2008 award for ’UK Unsigned Best Reggae/Dancehall Act’, 2Nice’s momentum and reputation has been growing thanks to his innate talent for bringing together and blending styles. His buzz is such that urban music royalty are sitting up and taking notice, with fans and collaborators including Congo Natty, Luciano, Tinie Tempah, Dizzie Rascal, Wiley, Mark Morrison and more.
And now, with new single ‘Sunlight’ release on QW-KEYMUSIC it’s set to show the world exactly how it sounds when pop, rap, reggae and EDM are drawn together, his star will continue to rise:
Gritty and raw while still having a polished sheen, ‘Sunlight’ is a single which could well see 2Nice break through from cult status to the mainstream. It’s truly impressive work from a brave and innovative artist not afraid to try new things.
All the more impressive, 2Nice does all this while suffering the debilitating effects of epilepsy. Using music in his everyday battle to overcome the condition, 2Nice finds the creative process soothing – allowing him to turn his thoughts away from an illness he has found it hard to come to terms with.
Scarlet brings her own contemporary brand of layered pop combined with a celebrated sassy confidence, Scarlet Baxter is an up and coming artist who is certainly set to go far!
Head of Absolute Radio James Curran had this to say following a recent blockbusting performance at Hard Rock Rising in London:
“By far the best female vocal we have seen in this competition!”
BBC Introducing Oxford have debuted Cruel Love already with DJ Dave Gilyeat saying “this track should be in the charts”! Add to that Kat Orman of BBC Oxford labelling her ‘One To Watch’ in 2015 and the stars are aligning for Scarlet Baxter.
Single ‘Cruel Love’, released on July 20th, will no doubt continue to win over fans with its superb production values and slick pop sound:
“Scarlet has no fear and has clear goals to make 2015 her year” – Mark Boardman (Music Journalist).
Described by Cigarette Sounds as “the next woman of pop”, Scarlet Baxter’s rise has been meteoric. Working consistently in a tight knit team with talented guitarist Dominic Ireland and co-writers, John McLaughlin, Judd Mahoney & Natalie DeLucia, Scarlet has derived an entire catalogue of original material in only a year. The team specialise in catchy, radio ready tunes with genuine feel good factor – as proven by excellent previous singles ‘Backsliding’, ‘Stuck’ and ‘Down With It’.
Scarlet Baxter Online:
TWITTER – @scarletbaxter
FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/scarletbaxtermusic
INSTAGRAM – scarletbaxter
‘Infused with summertime sunshine vibes, this is top-notch power pop from a kid worth keeping tabs on’ Record Of The Day.
Following a limited edition run of 7” vinyl last year for his release ‘Get Along’, Swindon based Theo Altieri is set to release his new single ‘Little Fun’ on 14th June 2015. ‘Little Fun’ is a catchy slice of summertime indie-pop featuring gritty sounding guitars, punky chords and bold, cocky drums.
This talented teenage singer-songwriter has already received heavy radio support from BBC Introducing and is also a firm favourite of Amazing Radio, having been previously awarded Best Unsigned Male Artist. Altieri also recently celebrated his 18th birthday not long after being selected out of 6000 entries for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent long-list.
In his own words, Altieri says the inspiration for ‘Little Fun’ happened after “…listening to Beck’s “Odelay” album for the first time. I woke up and started writing with a less “particular” head on. Also I had just watched a documentary about dodgy narcotics in other countries and felt the song was just about everyone seeking fun in one way or another.”
‘Supersonic’ is the final culmination of a lot of hard work from Franklin Lake to establish themselves as a true upcoming force in the UK music industry. Developing a reputation for their hard work ethic, the group have gigged up and down the country in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues. Along the way they have appeared at events alongside the likes of Dappy, Olly Murs, Wretch32, James Arthur, Union J, Collabro and more. And in 2015, they are looking to establish themselves further alongside household names like these.
Franklin Lake are:
TayTay, Ed, Carl , Tom, Jude
“Crain’s voice is never less than fully engaged. It takes bravery to sing this openly and unadorned, and she deftly conveys the small-wonder pleasures and pains of everyday existence.” —SPIN
“Rings with poetic candour.” – The Guardian
Following 2014’s critically-acclaimed album Kid Face, singer-songwriter Samantha Crain will see her fourth album, Under Branch & Thorn & Tree, released on July 17, via Full Time Hobby.
The new album was recorded and mixed at Tiny Telephone Studios in San Francisco, and produced by John Vanderslice, (The Mountain Goats, Spoon) who also helmed Kid Face. The album’s intimate vignettes are marked by Crain’s smoldering vocals and lyrics that call attention to the details of everyday life that often escape us, supported by the subtle musical settings she crafted with Vanderslice and the backing musicians.
The musical musings of a poet turned rock song writer, Johnny Wore Black is an artist who uses words to draw listeners in to his unusual tales. Born from a background in the movie business and as an A-list stunt performer, Johnny Wore Black delivers a powerful and cinematic sound. Insistent that it’s up to the listener to discover how the music fits into their own journey through life, the songs encompass everyday situations by twisting them into dark corners and putting them against a solid rock background.
already has fans among music’s top table. Notable followers of Jonny Wore Black include Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass), Danny Bigfoot (Shanks and Bigfoot), Loretta Heywood (Winter in July), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Simon Hutchby (Earthtone 9) and more.
David Ellefson chose to work alongside Johnny Wore Black on production duties, as did Grammy Award Winner David Bottrill. The fact that such storied veterans of the business believe in the music of Johnny Wore Black goes some way to confirming the potential of this unusually dark artist.
In the words of David Ellefson himself:
“Johnny Wore Black has a very unique sound that I like and as an artist creating a unique sound is one of the hardest things to do, you either have it or you don’t and to me Johnny Wore Black definitely has it.”
iTunes link for Walking Underwater Pt 2: