Love and Money’s James Gant links up with Steely Dan’s producer Gary Katz to debut new Korvids EP ‘Bad Faith’.
Gant was the front man for Love and Money, everyone’s favourite band from the 1980’s who should’ve been massive but somehow weren’t. The other half of The Korvids, Gordy Goudie, is also no stranger to the business having produced music for Simple Minds and played bass and guitar for The Primevals and Echo And The Bunnymen.
The original ‘Bad Faith’ track features Grant in full falsetto vocal mode, underpinned by soul-dance grooves and punchy horns. For the remixes of ‘Bad Faith’ Gary Katz brings it back to the 70’s with a US soul rock sound, contrasting with Kim and Buran’s ‘Sundowner’ remix riding the nu-disco vibe. Push To Break completes the remixes with their pulsing electronic ‘E Mix’, giving the EP an entirely eclectic sound.
Also featured on the EP is synth bass track ‘Blisters’, layered with heavy drums and guitar. The original track is followed by a 1980’s remix ‘Gordy’s Extended Edition’.
Hear the sweet beats and sounds of ‘Bad Faith’ here:
Having gone to number 1 on Zone Radio’s Top 40 Charts, getting his track played on Play Boy TV daily and receiving airplay on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape, Jake Aldridge returns with ‘Fireman’ featuring Lisa Ambrose. Fusing RnB and hip-hop, Aldridge tells the captivating story of losing the person you love, a theme he is all too familiar with after losing his own father at the age of 11.
When Jake was 11, his father passed away in a tragic accident, forcing him to later use music as a form of therapy. Unlike many musicians, music wasn’t in Jake’s blood but as he began to write, he discovered he was a confident lyricist and started to master rapping. Music became a positive way of expressing his emotions as well as offering others a form of comfort.
‘Fireman’ features the singer-songwriter Lisa Ambrose, who recently won Battle Of The Bandstands, hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Rob The Bank. This led to Ambrose supporting Mark Ronson and now collaborating with Jake Aldridge. Inspired by the likes of Tupac Shakur and Dr Dre, Jake believes his music is entirely honest and offers his fans an insight to his life and emotions. The song has been produced by Ninety II, an up and coming producer from Bristol.
Urban artist KADI is releasing her empowering new single ‘Turn U On’, after having worked with Moorish Delta 7, Baby J and supporting Omar. Her new track pushes forward a powerful message all through an R&B, hip-hop and pop tinted lens.
Lauren Hill’s style and talents are just one inspiration for KADI who is looking to empower women by showing them that they don’t need to adhere to the stereotypical conventions of the media. KADI believes that the music industry portrays an image where “having a big ass or showing your breasts gets you attention” but this is not a healthy image in KADI’s view.
‘Turn U On’ comes from a time when KADI was living in New York and a producer of hers told her to conform to this idea. She refused, and the outcome has been ‘Turn U On’.
‘Sympathy For the Devil’ is the latest release from the debut EP of LA based production team, AT-ATs On The Beach (ATATOTB). With a world full of stereotyped electronic music, the group are trying to avoid this, taking their own distinct approaches to composing which they build on from their experience as film editors and producers.
The new EP features some original mixes from ATATOTB, as well as some remixes of huge artists like Elton John and The Eagles. In addition, ‘Sympathy For The Devil’ takes the Rolling Stones classic and morphs it into a cover like you’ve never heard before, in an entirely different genre- Guns’N’Roses eat your heart out.
The group are known for their previous work on films like Black Swan, The Thing and Wrath of the Titans, when they went under the name of InFiction. With edgy theatrical remixes and melodies crafted specifically for downtempo-chill communities, ATATOTB have tapped into a niche of electronic music which they have seemingly become the pioneers of.
With new styles of electronic music developing all the time, the group set themselves apart from the crowd with rhythmic beats, pulsating bass lines and experimental instrumentation.
Exciting artist and producer, M3staken, otherwise known as M3 is releasing his super-experimental soundtrack album that blends elements of classical piano and electronic music with his primary genre of hip-hop.
Taking inspiration from huge acts such as Joey Bada$$, FKA Twigs and Jamie XX, it’s clear that M3’s style is one that is hard to pin down. However, this is not a bad thing; blending genres, experimenting with music and seeing what happens is an admirable trait within the musicianship of the ambitious M3staken.
The 8-track album entitled Apex works as an attempt to create a unique fusion of classical, hip-hop and electronic styles. He states that “as a primarily hip-hop based artist, it was important for me to emphasise the amount of musicality there is in hip-hop, while also using a mix of classical styles and modern techniques”.
M3staken’s classical sound contrasting with the hip-hop beats comes from unique techniques such as using live classical pianos rather than samples, thus escaping the hip-hop cliché.
Collaborative solo artist Pimlican blends R&B, dance and pop to form ‘Runaw’y’, his latest single released via his own label, Belgrave Road Records. Strong song writing prowess combines with infectious hooks and complex beats, and it is this that has got Pimlican featured on Tom Robinson’s Radio 6 show, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Leeds.
The inspiration for Pimlican came from spending many nights in Pimlico, waiting for appointments with people involved in the music industry.
There is also a unique ethos behind the group that sets them apart from the rest: the idea of the collective is to deliver unique live performances and therefore, anyone can get involved in Pimlican as long as they help evolve the live show and bring something new to the table.
After releasing the single ‘B’ck 4 More/P’lya’ in late May, Pimlican are set to release the addictive dance pop track ‘Runaw’y’ this January.