Fresh off the heels of his come back single, ‘Raindrops’ (which premiered on BBC 1xtra and featured in several Spotify editorial playlists) RICARDO WILLIAMS presents ‘Sorry’.
The new joint is Ricardo’s 2020 style apology letter, admitting wrongs, realising mistakes and trying to make it right. This release yet again shows a different shade to Williams’ musical style, more upbeat and bouncy but still obtaining his R&B swag.
‘Sorry’ is taken from Ricardo’s upcoming EP, ‘Love Tape 2’, due out later this year. Check it out below…
Taken from their collaborative EP ‘New Moon’ (released via Dudley Road Records, created by Brum football legend Daniel Sturridge), Birmingham finests, CAPSTONE HEIGHTS and ANDERSON 100‘s lead single ‘Spazzin’, sports a soft introduction that leads into a heavy, clattering drill beat produced by Malice Beats. The pair ride the riddim with a gritty, scattergun flow, paying homage to their hometown and the great game of football too.
Together Capstone Heights and Anderson 100 encapsulate the influences and culture of their hometown Birmingham. ‘New Moon’ has a unique sound combining heavy beats, with Anderson’s recognizable skippy rap flow, and soulful, creative lyricism from Capstone.
Over recent months Anderson 100 has released an onslaught of music and made serious gains in the rap scene. Tipped as “…an artist with so much promise” by the likes of Kenny Allstar (BBC Radio 1Xtra), he’s also reeling in support from some of the U.K’s top DJ’s across Capital, Beats1 and 1Xtra, with joints such as ‘Bae Goals’ and ‘House Rules’. As a musician Anderson 100 has built a loyal and increasing fanbase from being able to produce unorthodox sounds whilst portraying integrity through the vibes his music gives, he expresses himself freely and is recognisable by the music he creates.
Singer/songwriter Capstone Heights is known for seamlessly merging multiple genres using 808 beats with hints of Soul, Hip Hop and R&B, to create a cutting edge experience for his listeners, exemplified in soulful tracks such as ‘Destress’ and ‘Champagne’.
Offering something new and unique, Anderson 100 and Capstone Heights prove why UK regional rap is flying high and put themselves on course for being frontrunners of not just Birmingham based artists, but the UK rap scene.
After an amazing 2019, which witnessed Williams release his critically acclaimed debut EP and two sold out live headline shows (London & Birmingham), RICARDO WILLIAMS back with new single ‘Raindrops’.
Premiered on BBC1 Xtra, ‘Raindrops’ is the first of 2 new singles set for this summer. William’s latest release is a fun, sexy mid tempo R&B Jam, filled with tantalising vocals and clever wordplay. It wouldn’t be a Ricardo Williams song if it didn’t pay homage to an R&B classic and he sure does that with a nod to SWV’s ‘Rain.’
Dropping a consistent slew of videos, freestyles and collaborations over the last 12 months across the UK’s biggest platforms, TYNEE DUZDIS is looking and sounding like Brum’s freshest hot property right now. Featuring Carz for his latest drop, the accent shines through as Tynee DuzDis delivers an enthusiastic performance that is packed out with expression and fast-moving flows, which bubble across the snappy beat from Tomek Zyl Music.
Becoming a firm fave in his local scene, Tynee DuzDis has executed numerous live performances including the O2 Academy Birmingham and is a regular across Midlands radio stations. Matched with his increasing profile throughout the rest of the UK, thanks to joints such as RaRa, Broke and his Hoods Hottest for P110, Tynee DuzDis has become quite the Instagram sensation with an impressive following of nearly 20k fans that tune in to weekly freestyle drops from his #TyneeTuesday series.
A fresh MC and rapper to be added to your collection, Tynee DuzDis is going to be banging out of your speakers for a long time coming. Check out Gets Like That, out now on all DSP’s.
After lending his vocals to the critically acclaimed ‘Hacienda Classical’ album by legendary Hacienda DJs Graeme Parker and Mike Pickering, singing, arranging and composing for brass fusion collective Twisted Tubes, working with the likes of the AMC Gospel Choir, performing on projects such as Colours Classical, Disco Classical, and Garage Classical, and collaborating with producers such as Marshall Jefferson, Midnight City, and House Of Virus, Birmingham born/ Manchester based singer/songwriter, DOMINIC LAWSON unveiled his brand new solo single titled ‘Wrap’.
Co-produced with Andre Hutchinson, who has worked with the likes of Little Mix, Laura Mvula, and Mae Muller, and co-written with Joe Hazlett, ‘Wrap’ is the first of two singles, with which Dominic is kicking off his 2020, while he puts the finishing touches to his debut solo EP, which will be released in the autumn.
Speaking about the inspiration for ‘Wrap’, Dominic Lawson says, “I wrote ‘Wrap’ with my friend JoeHazlett, we had the chord sequence on loop and just talked forever. The song came about as we were talking about the woes of being single in our 20s, the dating scene is tough out here! Musically, I wanted an R&B throwback, having grown up on the likes of Destiny’s Child, Black Street, and Boyz II Men, meanwhile SZA’s ‘CTRL’ was playing in the background, so her flow and melodic choices also influenced us – we caught a vibe and just started running off these lines about falling for somebody”.
With over two million plays under his belt, performances at Glastonbury Festival, Manchester Pride, and the Royal Albert Hall, plus previous support from BBC Radio One, Dominic is a strong and exciting prospect for British music in 2020. His style is firmly rooted in R&B and soul, but with lush pop, rock, jazz and classical music, Dominic comes with an artistic credibility and versatility that set him apart from the current music landscape.