New Track: Swimming – Cherri V (ft. Roxxxan)

After closing out last year with two stellar stripped live visuals of her 2017 singles ‘Without You’ and ‘Leave Me Be’, an acclaimed performance at the pre-MOBO Award Show, and strong support from BBC 1Xtra, Capital Xtra, The Beat London, The 405, Clash Music and Earmilk, among others,  CHERRI V begins the new year with her brand new single ‘Swimming’, featuring Birmingham rapper RoxXxan, premiered exclusively by DJ Target on BBC 1Xtra.

With the release of ‘Swimming’, the British Soul songstress is drawing even closer to the release of her highly anticipated Brown Eyed Soul project. Alongside previously released collaborations with Harmony Samuel (Ariane Grande, Chris Brown, Fifth Harmony), and Hypertone (Snakehips, Jessie J, Alesha Dixon), fans and critics can expect new music with the likes of Da Beatfreakz (Chris Brown, Nadia Rose, Sean Paul), and Fanatix (Giggs, Chip, Fekky, Stefflon Don), among others.

Produced by XVR BLCK, who has previously worked with SNE, Bobii Lewis, Basheba, Lylo Gold and Kojey Radical, to mention a few, ‘Swimming’ sees CHERRI V pushing the envelope musically, as she adds something new to her repertoire, with this experimental R&B musical backdrop, backed by synth piano arrangements and underpinned by Cherri’s amazing vocal performance and delivery, with RoxXxan providing the perfect guest rap verse to complement the record.

Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Swimming’, CHERRI V says, “It’s about attraction, it’s about those daydreams you have about that special person. It’s about them persistently roaming around in your thoughts… way beyond your control… slightly obsessive lol. It’s about wanting to be alone, away from the noise, prying eyes and social media – just two people getting lost in each other’s company”.

Check it out…

 

New Track: Stop – Alesha Dixon (Ft. Wretch 32) – SRNO Remix

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ALESHA DIXON flashes back to her ro xp/so8yz7.ots on her latest video for Stop featuring the wordsmith, and one of the UK’s finest rappers Wretch 32.

Producer SRNO is on the buttons for the first remix to be heard of Alesha’s new single, which was given it’s radio premiere last week by Ras Kwame on Capital Xtra. He’s the man behind tracks with some of the UK’s hottest artists such as K Koke and TE DNESS.

Bringing a stand-out, effortless, R&B edge, Alesha mixes up the track as she drops her much-loved quicktime flow that stood her apart from any other female in the UK scene in the noughties. One of the original queens of UK R&B, Alesha has become one of the countries sweethearts and gained huge success in the pop world, however this track brings her home.

Starting off as one thirds of UK Garage group Mis-Teeq, Alesha was the rude girl rapper that no-one at the time could beat. She smoothly transformed into a judge to become Saturday teatime TV royalty to two of the Nation’s favourite programs; Strictly Come Dancing and Britain’s Got Talent, as well as beginning a solo career. She has become a style icon as well as an artist and a presenter that Britain cannot get enough of.

A singer of nine Top 10 singers and three platinum albums, she has received Brit Awards and MOBO Awards nominations. Her new, fourth studio album Do It For Love, where this single is taken from, is being released on Alesha’s own independent label Precious Stone Records. It’s an infectious, Summer R&B jam produced by DaBeatfreakz. Alesha opens the track stating her power, “You ready? I’m supersonic, bionic” which is partnered with a hot 16 from Wretch 32 who adds to the flavoursome track, bringing his powerful and confident lyrics.

Alesha continues to slay, this time on her own where she makes all of the rules.