OUT TODAY: Benny Bizzie Drops 10th EP Chrysalis & Shares Single, ‘On The Double’

London-born singer, rapper and songwriter BENNY BIZZIE returns with a new EP titled ‘Chrysalis’, OUT TODAY!

Supported by Help Musicians/MOBO Awards, The seven-track mini album features producers Cee Figz (Wretch 32, Fredo, Popcaan), Simon Brown (Solar Unit), Benny Bizzie himself, along with Bass guitarist Darren Franklin (Lola Young), and heavy Metal guitarist Less than Hollow.

Alongside the release of the EP, Benny shares his single ‘On The Double’, which shows a different side to him… Benny showcases his signature soulful falsetto over a perfectly balanced fusion of Dancehall and R&B.

Chrysalis is the breaking free from the caterpillar stage to chrysalis to the adult Butterfly where we spread our wings and fly. The EP represents Benny’s growth over the years as a musician as well as a person. The subject matter and maturity of Benny Bizzie is evident and a sure sign of evolution. Chrysalis was created to let others see that they are not alone in the early stages of self discovery. We all have to start somewhere as it’s the nature of life.

He says about the creation of the EP: “I did not imagine any of this when I started making music back in Tottenham, writing bars in my Science and Maths exercise books. I had no clue what I was doing and where it would lead. All I knew was I had to keep moving forward, I had to do the one thing I knew how to do, which was to create music and help people where I could. Chrysalis is my 10th EP and saying that is mind-blowing. It literally has been a journey of self and artistic discovery and the best part about it all, is there is still more to discover and become.”

The EP also features singles, ‘Drunk N Naked’, ‘Forever’ and ‘Window Frame’ already released with over 500k TikTok views, support from CMU, FAC, Sentric, and Trickstar Radios DJ KXVU.

Have a listen to Benny’s new EP below…

BadCameo Gears Up For Their Second Album, ‘Friday Night Time Warp’

Three-piece act BADCAMEO is a connoisseur when it comes to mixing and blending an array of old-school styles – funk, disco, and soul with modern pop & R&B, which they call ‘Indie-Funk Fusion.’ They’ve brought their energetic fusion to more than sixty shows since the start of 2021 and were fortunate to share the stages with heavyweights, including electronic pop duo Sylvan Esso, jam-alt rock band Kendall Street Company, and NC band Of Good Nature.

With over twenty shows already lined up for this summer alone, BadCameo is certainly on the go. Currently, the Tampa-based trio is all set to release their upcoming album, ‘Friday Night Time Warp,’ out on 5th August. The ten-track project demonstrates they are masters of putting together an assortment of serious (often nostalgic) grooves which features the lead single, ‘Funk Train,’ which offers up a rich nostalgia of old-school funk mixed with the vibrancy of modern tones, whereas the second track, ‘Healin’,’ is a reflective pop/R&B tune highlighting the importance of self-love.

‘Friday Night Time Warp’ follows their debut album, ‘BadCameo Out Loud,’ released in 2020. They firmly cemented their place in the music scene with hit singles’ baby come back to me,’ ‘so cold,’ and ‘discotec’ in 2021.

You can pre-save ‘Friday Night Time Warp’ here...but for now, get a taste of the upcoming album. Listen to ‘Funk Train’ and ‘Healin” below….

Song of the Day: Damage – DJ GANZ (ft. Beach Season)

GANZ, A.K.A Jordy Saämena is an Amsterdam-based producer/DJ extraordinaire who developed his masterful blend of hip-hop and electronica from a young age. Over time, GANZ’s sound has evolved, seeing him explore new territories and experiment with indie, pop and avant-garde music. His latest releases showcase his time spent playing with a multitude of genres and ambient soundscapes, creating something that is truly unique to GANZ.

In collaboration with Canadian duo Beach Season, comprised of Sam Avant and Simon Blitzer, GANZ unveils ‘Damage’. This latest partnership has involved international cooperation like no other. Bringing the lyrical ingenuity to life, Beach Season’s euphoric vocals pair seamlessly with lavish lofi beats. They explain, “The lyrics for “Damage” were inspired by the notion of mindless self-indulgence, even at the cost of one’s own well-being. The main root of the song centres around catharsis – a release that Sam and Simon felt even as they composed the lyrics. We have all experienced the need to be self-destructive in order to move past trauma or feel emotion.”

Taking inspiration from 90’s hip-hop and R&B elements, GANZ has developed euphonious musical elements like no other, adding a dimensional feel to “Damage”. Offering bulging basslines, echoing melodies and pulsing rhythmic sounds, this single is set to soar in success. With over 200,000 monthly listeners, his synth-focused productions and remixes helped usher in a new era of electronic music. With streaming numbers in the millions, we’re set to see huge things from GANZ and future collaborative opportunities in the coming months…Have a listen to ‘Damage’ below…

OUT TODAY: Listen To Charlie Houston’s Single, ‘Dinosaurs In The Garden.’

The 22-year-old singer-songwriter, CHARLIE HOUSTON is following her Spotify USA Viral 50 track, ‘Wide Awake’, which she recorded with the Grammy-nominated electronic duo, ODESZA with her new single, ‘Dinosaurs In The Garden’ – out today via Arts & Crafts.

Speaking about the new single which finds Charlie tapping into a more grunge-pop sound, she says: “‘Dinosaurs In The Garden’ is about the fear of getting your heart broken while in a relationship. While you have no reason to suspect it’s going to happen, there is always looming anxiety about the fact that you’ve allowed yourself to fall for someone and now can’t control whether it works out or not.”

Houston, whose “contemporary R&B-inflected pop straightforwardly addresses the meaningful mundanities of Gen Z life” (Bandcamp) is following her 2021 genre-bending debut five-song EP, I Hate Spring which received praise from Zane Lowe, Rolling Stone, and SPIN, while landing a Spotify Times Square Billboard. As she prepares the release of her second EP, due out later this year, she will be joining ODESZA on their mammoth stadium tour which commences tomorrow (29th July), as well as concluding her cross-Canada support tour with JUNO Award 2022 Artist Of The Year, Charlotte Cardin.

Have a listen to the infectious ‘Dinosaurs In The Garden’ below…

Tilly Valentine Has A Message For All Exes In New Single, ‘XOXO’

TILLY VALENTINE releases her empowering new single ‘XOXO’ which delivers a strong message to all exes, drawing a line through the past and declaring you’re better off without.

The track’s narrative is about recognising self-worth. The sassy “I’m over-it” single accepts the past can’t be changed, and teases she will always be a part of her ex’s history, whether they like it or not.

The independent artist has been described as “the type of quirky you can pair with a coffee or a party”, as herself-releases gain broadcasts across BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, BBC 6 Music, The Hot List, The BBC Introducing Mixtape, Jazz FM, Fresh on the Nets Track of the Week and more.

Born and raised in a small town in Oxfordshire, Valentine moved to London aged 16 to attend The BRIT School, where her journey began with her BBC Radio 1Xtra debut from Jamz Supernova. Her tracks soothed the ears of many tastemakers, as her angelic EP’s were broadcast on BBC Radio 6, championing her “beautiful pop music”.

With live shows in the pipeline at Truck Festival, Cross The Tracks festival and her unannounced headline show, ‘XOXO’ sets 2022 to be Tilly Valentine’s best year yet…have a listen below…