Following his debut on the blog with his 2020 EP, ‘The Silence Vol.’ which make it on the #4 spot on New Lease Music’s Top Ten album of 2021, South Africa’s producer/artist, BLESSIN F circles back with his first release of the year titled, ‘I’m Sorry’, a gleeful blend of hip-hop, afrobeat wit a Latin flair. 7
UK-based singer/songwriter RAPHAEL TATE kicks off 2022 on a triumphant note with his brand new single, ‘Share My Life’, out now on all good download and streaming sites.
The self-penned single is a reminder to love and cherish loved ones – and never take them for granted. Raphael robustly soulful vocals leads the jubilant bounce of a soul/reggae/Afrobeat fusion, produced by Terrence Chamberlin (Bluesteel Studio) and Jermaine Forde (Ajang Music). A multi-Grammy nominated producer and the son of the legendary Brinsley Forde from Aswad, Jermaine has worked with the likes of Julian Marley and Black Uhuru and also produced Raphael’s 2020 BBC London/BBC1xtra-approved single, ‘A Fool In Love.’
Starting out as a Billboard chart-topping artist, peaking at number 25 on the American Dance Club with 2017 single, ‘ With Every Beat Of My Heart’, Raphael changed direction, venturing out as an independent artist and started his own label, Tate Love Production. His soulful vocal performance quickly earned him the title, ‘Prince Of Soul’ by his ever growing fanbase through tracks, ‘A Fool In Love’ and ‘Everyday Is Mother’s Day’ – an tribute to his late mother – ‘Can You Feel It’ and ‘Blessed’, named Track of the Week by Premiere Gospel.
‘Share My Life’ follows Raphael’s BBC Leicester-approved single ‘FEAR.NO.EVIL’ (released in October 2020) and soul ballad ‘Everything Must Change’ (released November 2020), where he teamed up with the legendary jazz musician and artist JeffMajors to create a soulful remake of Benard Ighner /Quincy Jones 1974 single.
‘Share My Life’ was released on 15th April on download/streaming sites.
Dynamic duo Bichon and Shepherd who make up PUPPY POUND are continuing to make waves with single ‘Taken’, a mid-tempo love number which features budding singer, Kenah.
The teenage duo originally started as a trio emerging from a talent hunt and made their debut in 2017. The group has since rolled out numerous singles, an EP and music videos, earning them decent recognition. The versatility of their sound makes them appealing to a wide range of listeners. Fusing elements of Afro-pop, Afrobeat, Hip Hop and R&B, Puppy Pound’s distinctive sound is instantly recognisable.
‘Taken’, is their first single of the year, and is yet another step towards the release of the duo’s new project which they have revealed in their interviews will be dropped later this year. Produced by Hulla and mixed and mastered by Milla Mix, Puppy Pound should be added to your ones to watch playlist for 2022. check out the video below
Bringing one of the most explosive and infectious collaborations of 2021, the award winning DJ, producer and songwriter SPINALL recently teamed up with the Afropop sensation Adekunle Gold for the single ‘CLOUD9’ – and now kicks-off 2022 in spectacular style with its brand-new visuals.
Directed by Dammy Twitch and shot in Lagos, Nigeria, the eye-catching music video sees the international Afropop superstars and style icons bringing the party vibes in the must-see clip. Produced and co-written by Spinall – making use of his own signature fusion of energetic Afropop sounds mixed with elements of Hi-Life, Hip-Hop and R&B, which have cemented his position as one of the most crucial figures of the vibrant Afrobeats scene – and featuring Adekunle Gold’s smooth, mesmerising vocals and hypnotising melodies, ‘CLOUD9’ has all the addictive, tropical energy to take us through to the summer months.
Causing major waves throughout last year with his fifth studio album ‘Grace’ which spawned hit singles such as the song of the summer ‘Sere’ ft Fireboy DML along with its remix ft 6lack . Spinall continues to push the thriving scene forward to the world. With the exciting release of his new single ‘CLOUD9’, Spinall is set to continue making his mark as one of music’s brightest stars into 2022 and far beyond!
Check out the video for the vibrantly cool single below…